Scott tackles Goodell's views on Pro Bowl
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Bart Scott took a shot yesterday at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, suggesting the league's top executive was out of line for recently suggesting the Pro Bowl might have to be canceled because of the poor quality of play.
"It's not up to [Goodell] to cancel the Pro Bowl," Scott said a day after the league and the players association announced the Pro Bowl will continue in 2013. "It's a day of celebration for everybody to get their families out. They've earned the right to be an all-star. What's he talking about? Let him get out there and put on a jersey or something."
Rex to Nick: London calling
Rex Ryan will try to convince Nick Mangold to go see his sister compete in the London Olympics, but he doesn't think it'll do any good. To Ryan's surprise, Mangold turned down his offer to be excused from training camp to see his sister Holley compete for the U.S. weightlifting team.
Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow continue to impress offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, and Ryan said of his starting quarterback's classroom work, "Sanchez has all the answers. I think that speaks volumes to his teammates."
Sparano, who coached Tebow at his "rawest" point in the 2010 Senior Bowl, said he has made considerable strides. "Seeing where he was then and seeing where he is now, they're totally different places," he said of Tebow, who threw a 50-yarder to Stephen Hill in 7-on-7 drills.
The Jets signed third-round pick Demario Davis to a four-year deal, a source confirmed . . . Safety LaRon Landry has not shown up for OTAs, but Ryan isn't worried about him falling behind on the defense.