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  2. Politics is one of the only topics we normally avoid here at JetNation. That is hard at times because team owner Woody Johnson is very political and is in the news often. We just hate when Jets fans argue politics with other Jets fans. Especially because we have enough actual football topics to spend our time fighting about. Today we make a political exception because Woody Johnson seems close to giving up day to day control of the team. Donald Trump called Woody Johnson “Ambassador” on Thursday. Pretty much confirming the rumors that Woody would be appointed as the Ambassador to the U.K. Trump himself alluded to the diplomatic post for Johnson on Thursday, referring to him as “ambassador” during remarks at a celebratory luncheon in downtown Washington. At one point, Trump said Johnson was “going to St. James,” a reference to the official title held by the top U.S. diplomat in London. The transition official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the nomination has not been formally announced. The feeling that Jets fans have had for years is that Woody worries more about politics than he does football. These tweets by our new President seem to confirm those feelings. Click here to read the full story...
  3. Legendary NY Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau was on the radio on Thursday and he revealed some pretty sad news. He said that he is suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The Daily News provided this update: “When my results came back, I had dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” the former Jets defensive lineman said on WOR Thursday evening. “Those were three things that I have.” Gastineau said he received the diagnoses roughly a year ago and traced his illnesses back to football. “You know, my first reaction was that I didn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it,” Gastineau told the Daily News in a phone interview Thursday night. “My second reaction was how can I help other people coming in to the NFL? That’s what it’s all about.” Gastineau played 10 seasons with the Jets and he was well known for his sack dance. As one of the members of the sack exchange he officially recorded 74 sacks in his career. Although the actual number is higher because the NFL didn’t officially recognize a sack as a stat until 1982. He was experiencing a bit of a resurgence in 1988 as he led the AFC with 7 sacks through 7 games. This coming after injury plagued seasons in 1985 and 1986 that produced only 6.5 sacks (25 games in total). The five-time pro bowler retired from football in 1988 after 7 games because his fiance, Brigitte Nielsen, was diagnosed with cancer. From Newsday: “I don’t want [my diagnosis] to overshadow the Heads Up Program,” said Gastineau, who added that he “led with my head all the time” when he played. “I want it to be a warning to mothers and fathers to be able to put their kids in the safe places to be able to carry on a team sport that I think is going to be way more beneficial for them than if they didn’t have it in their lives.” During the 30-minute interview, Gastineau said he would allow his child to play football only “because of this USAFootball.com. I would not allow my child to play if I did not have this Heads Up Football. There’s no way in the world. “You cannot expect your child to not be injured if you do not enter this program. If a high school doesn’t have this program, there should not be a program.” As a player Mark Gastineau had his share of negative publicity and he definitely made his share of mistakes off the field. I have seen Mark at many Jets events in recent years and he seems to be at peace. He has stated many times that he found God. Mark will be in our prayers and this post from our forums sums it up very well. He certainly provided many highlight plays for us during his career. He is no angel. A flawed human like all of us. God bless Mark. I hope he can manage his situation, get help and carry on and still enjoy life. Click here to read the full story...
  4. We mentioned it the other day when it happened, the Jets signed Brian Winters to a 4-year contract. Daryl Slater provides a complete contract breakdown on NJ.com. * Terms: four years, $29 million, $15 million guaranteed * 2017: $1 million base salary (guaranteed), $7 million roster bonus (guaranteed), $8 million salary cap hit * 2018: $7 million base salary (guaranteed), $7 million salary cap hit * 2019: $6 million base salary, $500,000 per-game roster bonus, $6.5 million salary cap hit * 2020: $7 million base salary, $500,000 per-game roster bonus, $7.5 million salary cap hit Click here to read the full story...
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  6. On this week’s episode of JetNation Radio Joe is running solo as Glenn settles in the UK. Joe breaks down the contract of New York Jets Brian Winters, discusses new Jets defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson and looks at what positions needs to be addressed via free agency. The show airs live every Tuesday night at 8pm. Be sure to call in next week at 646-716-4697. Follow us on Twitter: Joe-@joerb31 and Glenn- @Acefan23 Click here to read the full story...
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  8. By Glenn Naughton Just when you think former Jets GM John Idzik has been gone long enough to be forgotten, you take a peek at those Jets players scheduled to become free agents this off-season, combined with those who have already or are expected to be departing, and the numbers are just mind-boggling. In two drafts as Gang Green’s GM, Idzik had a whopping 19 draft picks, led by the 12 picks he had in his second and final shot at re-building the Jets. Now, just three years later, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that of the 19 players Idzik selected, 17 of them could be playing elsewhere next season, or be out of the NFL entirely. Here’s the complete list of Idzik’s 19 draft choices and how they fared after being chosen as part of the Jets future: 2013 CB Dee Milliner- Alabama – 1st round (9th overall)- Milliner spent three full seasons with the Jets, with most of his time coming on injured reserve as he played in just 21 of a possible 48 contests. Milliner showed some promise in the final month of his rookie season and on one or two occasions after that, but he could never stay healthy. He was waived by the Jets before the start of the 2016 season and hasn’t latched on anywhere else. Outlook: Out of NFL John Idzik’s first every 1st round draft choice, Dee Milliner is already out of the NFL. DL Sheldon Richardson- Missouri – 1st round (13th overall)- Richardson’s selection is the icing on the Idzik cake. His best draft choice as a GM as Richardson has consistently displayed elite physical ability, but head-scratching off field decision-making. He has been suspended for drug use and an off-season incident in which police found drugs, a gun and a child in a car that Richardson was driving in excess of 140 MPH. The Jets exercised Richardson’s 5th year option, but it’s believed he’ll be on the move before the draft as the Jets already attempted to unload him to the Dallas Cowboys this season. Outlook: Talented player, likely a former Jet in coming months. QB Geno Smith – West Virginia – 2nd round (39th overall)- Smith is due to become a free agent this off-season and the Jets will be more than happy to part ways with the under-achieving quarterback. In 33 career games (30 starts), Smith piled up an eye-popping 45 turnovers (36 INT’s, 9 lost fumbles) while twice being voted the NFL’s worst starting quarterback. Smith didn’t do himself any favors with his off-field conduct either. Incidents in which he had his jaw broken by a teammate and making obscene gestures towards the team’s paying customers were just a couple of things Smith will be remembered for in his time with the Jets. Outlook: A bad pick made worse by the fact that Idzik would later pass on Oakland QB Derek Carr because of his faith in Geno. Smith has said publicly that he has too much talent to be a back-up quarterback. We’ll know in a few short months if NFL coaches and GM’s agree. Winters inked a brand new 4-year deal with Gang Green. RG Brian Winters – Kent State – 3rd round (72nd overall) – Recently re-signed to a 4-year deal worth just under $8 million per season, it took Winters a few years, but in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, he “got it”. He plays with a mean streak that sometimes hurts him, and his consistency is still lacking, but after struggling for his first three years, his solid play in 2016 was a pleasant surprise for Jets fans. He now becomes a key part of the Jets’ long term plans. Outlook: One of Idzik’s few hits that took four years to materialize, Winters is locked up for the next four years. OG Oday Aboushi – Virginia – 5th round (141 overall) – Aboushi played in 10 games as a Jet in 2014 and appeared to be on the upswing with the organization. However, the new brass didn’t appear to be all that impressed with the Virginia product and had him working with the 3rd string offense in training camp. Aboushi was eventually cut loose after being arrested for driving with drug paraphernalia in plain view in his vehicle. He has since caught on with the Houston Texans where he has started 8 games in 2 years. Outlook: Spent one season with the Jets and appears to be a career back-up. OG William Campbell – Michigan – 6th round (178 overall)- Campbell never took a single regular season NFL snap. Spent time in camps with the Jets, Bills, Titans and Packers. Outlook: Out of football FB Tommy Bohanon – Wake Forest – 7th round (215th overall)- An inconsistent blocking fullback, Bohanon will still go down as one of Idzik’s best picks based simply on the fact that he was taken in the 7th round and appeared in 36 games before being let go. Bohanon had 20 carries for 67 yards in his time with the Jets. Outlook: A hard worker, Bohannon played a thankless role but didn’t make enough of an impression to stick with the Jets, or to get picked up once he was let go. 2014 SS Calvin Pryor – Louisville- 1st round (18th overall) – More often than not, it’s just plain foolish to sit around and play Monday morning quarterback after any draft, but this is one case in which there is some merit. Similar to the time many years ago when the Jets passed on safety Ed Reed in favor of linebacker Bryan Thomas, you would have been hard pressed to find a Jets fan who wasn’t in favor of Gang Green taking one of the many uber-talented wide receivers in this draft in the first round. Clearly, Idzik saw it differently and chose a run-stopping safety in a pass-first league. Pryor was a disaster in year one as he was often forced in to coverage as Idzik didn’t place any real emphasis on building a secondary going in to the season. Many expected Pryor to become a new player under Todd Bowles, and while he did show some improvement in year two, he wasn’t nearly good enough to justify the 18th overall pick. In 2016, Pryor regressed to his rookie form. He didn’t have an interception a sack or a forced fumble, his tackling was sloppy, and all of the big hits Jets fans were expecting from the “Louisville Slugger” have been few and far between. Outlook: There’s no way of getting around it, Pryor was a huge disappointment in 2016. If the Jets don’t see significant strides next season, he may be out of the picture. TE Jace Amaro – Texas Tech – 2nd round (49th overall)- Amaro did very little as a tight end as a rookie. He struggled mightily with Jace Amaro never worked out with the Jets and moved on without making any impact during his time. drops, and with the exception of one strong showing against the Denver Broncos in which he had 10 receptions, he averaged two receptions per contest. Cut loose earlier this season by Mike Maccagnan and company, Amaro latched on with the Tennessee Titans and produced 3 catches for 59 yards in 3 games. Outlook: Surprisingly ineffective given his frame and college production, the Amaro pick made some sense at the time, but as with most Jets second-round picks, turned out to be a bust. CB Dexter McDougle – Maryland – 3rd round (80th overall)- McDougle was making some noise early on during his rookie campaign when there were whispers that he may win a starting job at cornerback. As encouraging as that was, it was more a reflection of the lack of quality players at the position than it was of McDougle’s skill level. After being waived prior to this season, McDougle spent some time on both the practice squad and the active roster in 2016. Like Milliner, he has missed large chunks of time due to injury since coming on board. Outlook: Despite need at the position and his knowledge of their defensive scheme, McDougle was passed over by rookies and street free agents before being added to the roster this season. Given how sparingly he was used on a defense whose secondary was one of the worst in the NFL, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see the Jets move on from the former 3rd rounder who has yet to start a game. WR Jalen Saunders – Oklahoma – 4th round (104th overall) – Idzik’s quickest bust. In a draft that was absolutely loaded at the wide receiver position, the first one Idzik chose was Jalen Saunders, an undersized punt returner out of Oklahoma who was off the roster within a month of his rookie year. He spent time with four different teams that season and hasn’t been heard from since. Outlook: With WR being one of the team’s biggest needs at the time of the draft, Saunders was taken in the 4th round and was off the roster in months, and out of the NFL after the season. Easily one of Idzik’s worst choices. WR Shaquelle Evans – UCLA – 4th round (115th overall) – Doubling down on the Saunders debacle, Idzik went with another wide receiver just 11 pciks later when he chose Shaq Evans who would spend his rookie season on IR before being let go. He has spent time on practice squads with the Jaguars and Cowboys, but is yet to appear in an NFL game. Outlook: Idzik had Saunders rated above Evans, so at least he was right about something. Saunders was on the Jets’ active roster for a few weeks before fading in to oblivion. Evans has yet to suit up in three NFL seasons. OG Dakota Dozier – Furman – 4th round (137th overall) – Still on Gang Green’s active roster, Dozier saw some time at the end of 2016 and held his own. Despite his laid back demeanor off the field, Dozier will get feisty between the lines and mix it up a little bit. He aslo shows good agility for a man his size. Outlook: Dozier has been around a bit too long to say the “jury is still out”, but in his case, it is. This regime liked him enough to keep in on the active roster last season despite the fact that they clearly didn’t think he was ready to play. When he did get on the field late in the season, some of his skills were impressive. Dozier finally got on the field in 2016 and showed significant improvement. LB Jeremiah George – Iowa State – 5th round (154 overall) – The George pick made no sense from day one. He was too small to play in the Jets’ scheme and never took a snap before being cut. Outlook: Since being let go by the Jets, George has played for the Jaguars and Buccaneers, appearing in 15 games, logging 4 tackles. Another wasted pick. CB Brandon Dixon – NW Missouri St. – 6th round (195 overall)- Another Idzik pick that never saw the field as a Jet. Dixon was cut before the start of his rookie season. He saw the field in 14 games as a rookie with the Tampa Bay Bucs but has been a practice squad player since then. Outlook: Add Dixon to the list of picks who never played a snap for the Jets before bouncing around on a few practice squads. Dixon is currently on the practice squad for the Steelers and hasn’t played an NFL snap in 2 years. WR Quincy Enunwa – Nebraska – 6th round (209th overall) – One of Idzik’s few hits in his two seasons with the Jets, but his previous picks tell us that the former GM thought more of Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans…yikes. Outlook: Will likley go down as Idzik’s best draft choice. The third receiver he chose after a pair of guys who have never started an NFL game. LB IK Enemkplai – La. Tech – 6th round (210th overall) – A project pass-rusher out of Louisiana Tech, Enemkpali flashed some ability coming off the edge as a rookie, but was abruptly let go following a locker room altercation with a teammate last season. Outlook: Enemkpali looked to have the ability to get on the field as a situational pass rusher in the league, but that simply hasn’t been the case as he has yet to log a sack in 17 NFL games over 3 seasons. QB Tajh Boyd – Clemson – 6th round (213th ovearall) – An uber productive college QB, Boyd couldn’t stop throwing interception after interception in camp as a rookie and never saw the field as a Jet before being let go. Trevor Reilly was Idzik’s final draft choice, and like many others, is no longer with the team. Outlook: Boyd is another name on a long list of Idzik choices who never played, although Rex Ryan deserves plenty of blame on this pick as well. Enamored with Clemson products as his son was a walk-on wide receiver at the school, he lobbied heavily for Boyd. OLB Trevor Reilly – Utah – 7th round (233rd overall) – The last of Idzik’s 12 picks, Reilly hung around for a little while as a special teams standout, but never showed much on the field in the few opportunities he was given. Outlook: Not a terrible pick based on how late he was taken and what he brought to the table on special teams, but another Idzik choice who wasn’t worth hanging on to beyond a couple of seasons. There you have it folks, the final count for John Idzik, who was at the helm for just two seasons, looks like this: Players chosen: 19 Currently on Jets Roster: 7 Players w/ zero NFL Starts: 9 Played zero snaps w/ Jets: 5 Started fewer than 4 games w/ Jets: 12 Expected off-season departures: 2 Likely Idzik choices remaining on 2017 roster: 5 Projecting five of Idzik’s 19 choices to remain may be a bit generous. Geno Smith is all but gone and the team is expected to move Sheldon Richardson, which would bring the total to five. However, Calvin Pryor and Dexter McDougle could just as easily be on their way out of town as well. If so, that would leave Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier and Quincy Enunwa as the last three remaining players of Idzik’s 19 draft choices. If Pryor and McDougle do return, the most likely scenario is that after just four seasons, the Jets will have three starters (Winters, Pryor and Enunwa) to show for what should have been a re-stocking of the roster for years to come. We knew it was bad, but when you break it down choice by choice, it’s a whole lot worse. Thanks, John Idzik. Click here to read the full story...
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  10. Brian Winters was one of the few bright spots for the Jets this year. Before he got hurt very late in the season he really emerged as a young player that could be a starter on the offensive line for a long time. It looks like the Jets felt the same way because they just announced that Winters has been signed to a 4-year contract extension. Terms of the deal are not known at this time. He was scheduled to be a free agent in March. Scratch one problem off the Jets long list of positional upgrades that need to be addressed this offseason. Visit our forums to read more about Brian Winters contract extension. Click here to read the full story...
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  12. By Glenn Naughton Now that we know the New York Jets have been denied the opportunity to interview their preferred candidate in their search for a new offensive coordinator, John Defilippo, and their first interviewed candidate, Eric Studesville, is heading back to Denver, the search will resume. With no other names having surfaced in their hunt, it’s being assumed by many that perhaps the team has its sights set on a target whose team is still alive in the playoff hunt. A fair assumption, that if correct, makes you wonder who that target might be, and one of the eight remaining teams makes more sense than the others. It’s simple math, really. Well that, and a few other factors. The New York Jets have zero offensive coordinators. The Kansas City Chiefs have two, and one of them, Matt Nagy, makes perfect sense for Gang Green. Knowing that the job itself is going to be a tough sell with no QB and a coach who may not be around next season, it would be unrealistic to expect a proven, seasoned play caller to come in and take the job. Jets head coach Todd Bowles has full control over who takes over the team’s offensive coordinator spot. With that in mind, the Jets should be looking for an offensive coordinator who has been part of a successful offensive system and has play-calling experience and preferably some youth as NFL offenses continue to evolve. With so little reason for a coach to want to come to the Jets at this point, there will have to be something the Jets have outside of just football that attracts them, and Matt Nagy checks all the boxes. Successful system: Nagy spent three years as an offensive assistant under Andy Reid in Philadelphia before moving with him to Kansas City where he worked his way up to quarterback’s coach, before being named c0-offensive coordinator this season. During his time with Reid, a total of seven seasons, he has been a part of four top-10 offenses and one top-15 offense. A former Arena League quarterback, clearly Nagy’s work impressed Reid as he went from High School coach to NFL coordinator in just 8 years. Play calling experience: Nagy is a co-coordinator who works under a head coach who likes calling his plays, so it would be a stretch to say Nagy has extensive play-calling duties, but it would also be foolish to assume he doesn’t do it on occasion for Reid as he continues to grow into his role. Limited experience as it may be, it’s more than many other potential hires will have on their resumes. Youth: At 38, Nagy isn’t a dinosaur who’s stuck in his ways and is also on board with the current trend of offenses placing heavy emphasis on use of the tight end. Perhaps his fresh approach will prompt Gang Green to prioritize the position via the draft or via free agency to bring in another legitimate weapon for whoever ends up under center for the Jets in 2017. Desire to Come to the Jets: Whether or not Nagy wants any part of Gang Green is impossible to know, but there are multiple factors that could help the Jets in courting the coordinator. 1- He was born locally in Piscataway, New Jersey and attended High School and College in the Northeast in Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, respectively. Being close to home could make the job more enticing to Nagy. 2- He and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles are familiar with each other, as they served on the same staff under Reid in 2012 when Bowels was the Eagles defensive backs coach and Nagy was in charge of offensive quality control. 3- Perhaps even more importantly than the first two, (full disclosure, only found this out moments ago from a twitter post), Nagy’s father was once a High School coach in the state of New Jersey and once had a young defensive back by the name of Todd Bowles under his tutelage. It’s been roughly two weeks since Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey stepped down and in that time there has been very little talk of where the Jets might be looking. With a lack of candidates with credentials and a personal background like those listed above, Nagy should clearly be at the top of the Jets’ wish list. Click here to read the full story...
  13. By Glenn Naughton The reported interview between the New York Jets and Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville for the team’s opening at offensive coordinator has taken place, and no hire will be made. Multiple sources are reporting that newly hired Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will be retaining some key members of his staff, with Studesville being among those staying in town. The Jets coordinator position may be the least desirable spot in the league as the team is without a quarterback, and the man doing the hiring, Todd Bowles, is unlikely to be around beyond next season if his defense doesn’t show dramatic improvement over this past season when the unit ranked 28th in the NFL in points allowed. While fans may want to see a seasoned coordinator who has had some success get the position come in, it seems increasingly likely that the organization will be forced to reach for an inexperienced candidate or perhaps dip down in to the college ranks. Click here to read the full story...
  14. The season continues for NY Jets defensive end Leonard Williams. He has been added to the AFC team for the pro bowl game, which is being held in Orlando on January 29. He takes the roster spot of Khalil Mack because he pulled out of the game. This is the first pro bowl appearance for Leonard Williams. Unfortunately he is the only player representing the Jets this year. Williams, who was the 6th overall pick in 2015, deserves this appearance. This year he had 7 sacks and started all 16 games. Click here to read the full story...
  15. By Glenn Naughton Jets fans awaiting any news on a possible hire for their vacant offensive coordinator position finally got some breaking news on the search today as Mike Klis of NBC Sports is reporting that the team is set to interview Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville. Studesville has no experience as an offensive coordinator. At the pro level, Studesville has served as an offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears from 1997-2000. Since then, he has exclusively been a running backs coach with the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and most recently, the Denver Broncos since 2010. Studersville also served as the Broncos interim head coach for four games in 2010, leading the Broncos to a 1-3 record. While many Jets fans had hoped for a more experienced coordinator with a track record of some success in that role, the reality of the situation is that with no viable quarterback on the roster and a head coach who may be gone after next season, there will be better offers available to established coordinators. Hiring a first time coordinator to work with a pair of project QB’s in Bryce Petty, and more importantly, Christian Hackenberg, is far from what Jets fans envisioned when Chan Gailey retired at season’s end. Click here to read the full story...