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  1. and lifts vans
  2. This guy is already moving all over the line ala Klecko. I haven't been this excited about a young Jets player ever.........he will replace Revis as the best defensive player this team has ever seen, gonna be an honor to watch him play this year! FLORHAM PARK — In the Jets' first preseason game against the Jaguars, and several times vs. Washington Friday, the defense deployed a unique look. Sheldon Richardson and Jarvis Jenkins lined up as the two defensive ends. That was normal. But in the middle of those two was last year's first-round pick Leonard Williams. A 3-4 defensive end by nature, Williams was playing nose tackle. A weird wrinkle? Exotic look? Funky front? No, no and no. The Jets, believe it or not, like the idea of having Williams anchoring the middle of their defense. "We talked about doing that in the offseason," defensive line coach Pepper Johnson said on Monday. "[Williams] was ready for it. He's the ultimate team guy. It didn't bother him. He's not selfish." For the last three years, Damon Harrison had been the Jets' nose tackle. A 6-4, 350-pound mammoth of a man, Harrison fit the role perfectly. His size and strength made him a force against the run. He was able to clog the middle of the defense and allow the Jets' two middle linebackers to play sideline to sideline. Harrison signed with the Giants as a free agent in the offseason. That left a vacancy on the Jets' defense. Williams — along with Steve McLendon and Deon Simon — is one of the players in the mix to fill it. "He has played more nose than defensive end or tackle [this offseason]," Johnson said. "That has been a position we've talked about him playing. We wanted to get him a few reps." If this were Madden, Williams switching to nose tackle would be as easy as two clicks in the depth chart menu. In real life, things aren't as simple. Johnson said there's a vast difference between defensive end (Williams' natural position) and nose. Things get significantly faster the more you work inside on the defensive line. You only need to worry about one player (offensive tackle) as a defensive end. As a defensive tackle, you need to worry about two —the offensive tackle and offensive guard. As a nose tackle, though, you need to worry about three players — both guards and the center. Williams may not have the prototypical build of a nose tackle (he stands 6-5 and weighs a light 291), but he's fast, which Johnson believes will help him inside. "People look at the 3-technique and 5-technique as the same, but it's so different," Johnson said. "The blocks are so much different because they come in faster. If you're too tight on the ball, all kinds of stuff can go on." Ever since the Jets activated Muhammad Wilkerson off the physically unable to perform list, they've experimented with a wide variety of fronts. On Monday, the team deployed a four-man front featuring Richardson and Wilkerson at defensive ends, and Williams and McLendon at defensive tackle. Head coach Todd Bowles and defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers are expanding their minds, thinking of the best ways to get their best players on the field. When they find something that works, they build on it. And that's exactly why Williams, as unconventional as it may seem, is getting reps at nose tackle. "What Coach Bowles has on his white board in his room has yet to be revealed," Johnson said. "I like what Todd and Kacy are doing because the scheme revolves around the players. He's not just calling a defensive that anyone can go out there and do. "All of our guys have to be versatile. With Todd, the more you can do, the more you're worth, and the better this defense can function."
  3. i like his game, would take a chance on him....seems we need a bruiser anyways
  4. Are we secure enough in our QB situation to forget about our old friend Zach? He is on the verge of getting cut, funny how quickly perceptions change lol. I wonder how many people on the board would rather go with Petty than him as the backup? When Zach Mettenberger was picked up by San Diego shortly after he was cut by Tennessee, many expected the former LSU signal-caller to compete with Kellen Clemens for the backup spot to Phillip Rivers. Midway through the preseason, it now looks like Mettenberger is in for the fight of his life to just earn a spot on the practice squad. After completing just 2-of-8 passes for 22 yards with an interception in his preseason debut, to go with two sacks and a fumble, Mettenberger was looking to redeem himself in Friday’s, 19-3, win against Arizona. That opportunity, however, never came. Instead, San Diego went with Mettenberger’s biggest competition – undrafted rookie free agent Mike Bercovici – for an extended time in the second half that kept Mettenberger on the sideline. “We gave Mike (Bercovici) an opportunity to go in there for a half,” said head coach Mike McCoy. “We said we wanted to give him a good half to see how he could do it and (he) went in there and made some good plays. “(He) is a young player; a young quarterback that is going to make some mistakes, miss some throws, make some plays (and be) a little bit up and down at times. But there’s nothing like experience…You can’t ever take these reps away from players so that is the great thing about the preseason games for the young players.” Bercovici responded by completing 9-of-13 throws for 108 yards. That was a better outing than his debut the previous week when he completed 3-of-6 passes for 46 yards with an interception. Some who cover the Chargers feel that Bercovici has the inside track ahead of Mettenberger for the No. 3 spot. Mettenberger is expected to get a chance to show what he can do next week against Minnesota in what could be a do-or-die situation for the third-year pro.
  5. Queens will burn to the ground
  6. could lead to more of this..... side note, i don't condone harassing women but the moment this article came out was the moment the Jets brass went "full corporate mode." The halftime spirals were was an event within an event....good times At halftime of the Jets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, several hundred men lined one of Giants Stadium’s two pedestrian ramps at Gate D. Three deep in some areas, they whistled and jumped up and down. Then they began an obscenity-laced chant, demanding that the few women in the gathering expose their breasts. When one woman appeared to be on the verge of obliging, the hooting and hollering intensified. But then she walked away, and plastic beer bottles and spit went flying. Boos swept through the crowd of unsatisfied men. Marco Hoffner, an 18-year-old from Lacey Township, N.J., was expecting to see more. Not from the Jets — they pulled off a big upset over the Steelers. He wanted more from the alternative halftime show that, according to many fans, has been a staple at Jets home games for years. “Very disappointed, because we’re used to seeing a lot,” Hoffner said. The mood of previous Gate D crowds — captured on video clips posted on YouTube — sometimes bordered on hostile, not unlike the spirit of infamously aggressive European soccer hooligans. One clip online shows a woman being groped by a man standing next to her. Sunday’s scene played out for about 20 minutes, and at least one woman granted the men’s request, setting off a roar as if the former star running back Curtis Martin had just scored a touchdown. Martin was actually nearby, being honored on the field in the official halftime show, which had a far less intense audience. Throughout halftime, about 10 security guards in yellow jackets stood near the bottom of the circular, multilevel ramp, located beyond the stadium’s concourse of concession stands and restrooms. One of the guards was smoking a cigarette; many fans do the same during halftime on the giant ramps, which are located at each corner of the stadium. Another guard later said they were not permitted to do anything about the chants at Gate D because of free speech laws. Yet when a reporter tried to interview two security guards after halftime, he was detained in a holding room, threatened with arrest and asked to hand over his tape recorder. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which provides security at Giants Stadium for Jets and Giants games, is aware of the raucous and raunchy halftime show. Patrick C. Aramini, the authority’s vice president for security, parking and traffic for the Meadowlands Sports Complex, said men and women could be expelled and even turned over to the New Jersey State Police to be arrested for their participation — although he said he did not know if anyone was cited Sunday. He added that other measures, like blocking access to the ramps, were being considered. “The problem is, you got to watch four or five hundred people sometimes in the one particular spiral,” Aramini said. “What do we do, arrest everybody that starts chanting?” Such fan behavior is not uncommon at other sporting events in the United States, like Nascar races and the infield at the Kentucky Derby. There was even an infamous undressing in the National Football League’s marquee event: during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, a “wardrobe malfunction” exposed Janet Jackson’s right breast before a worldwide televised audience. But the Gate D tradition at Giants Stadium apparently is unique to Jets games; the Gate D ramps are comparatively empty at Giants games. Perhaps forlorn Jets fans, who have rarely had a winning team to support, are seeking alternative entertainment on game days. “This is the game,” said Patrick Scofield, a 20-year-old from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who has attended several Jets games the last two seasons. Denisse Rivera, a 23-year-old from the Bronx, was on a first date Sunday. When she arrived at the crowd at Gate D, several men pointed at her, signaling men at all levels to chant in her direction. After a brief moment of hesitation, she flashed them. Then she took a bow. “I don’t care,” Rivera said when told that video clips of previous incidents, taken on cellphones, ended up online. “I love my body and I like what I have, so let everybody share it.” ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Continue reading the main story Two security guards soon approached Rivera. The guards warned her about indecent exposure laws, she said, and let her go. Jets officials declined to be interviewed about the halftime tradition at their home games. In a statement, the team said: “We expect our fans to comply with all rules at the stadium, and the vast majority do. For those who don’t, we expect and encourage N.J.S.E.A. security to take appropriate action.” Greg Aiello, an N.F.L. spokesman, said, “I would defer any comment to law enforcement and the people on the stadium authority there that are in charge of fan-conduct issues.” The State Police staffs every Jets home game. But Sgt. Stephen Jones, a spokesman, said the State Police did not make an attempt to prevent fans from congregating in Giants Stadium. But he said that there were incidents of fans throwing money into the center of the spiral ramps. Those fans then threw objects at children picking up the money. Access to the center of the ramps is now blocked off by a chain-link fence. “Our emphasis is certainly not general security,” Jones said. “Something like you’re describing, the stairwell behavior, is a matter that the security would handle. Now if they come up with something where somebody needs to be arrested, the troops will go out there and effect that arrest.” Some parents are not pleased with the halftime activities away from the field. Randall Lazzaro, a 40-year-old from New Jersey, attended Sunday’s game with his wife and two sons, ages 6 and 9. He was at the base of Gate D shortly before halftime and said that cursing at games was probably the main reason parents did not want to take their kids to games. When Lazzaro was told what was about to happen on the ramps at Gate D, he said, “That’s a disgusting practice and the police have to get involved, put a stop to it.”
  7. fitting that the Tim Duncan retirement thread would have 9 replies.......always under the radar
  8. oh, we are still doing the "this is our town" thing with the Giants?? awesome Dennis freakin Rodman?? Really?? why do all the 'celebrities' the jets dig up seem like they would be right at home on Steven Ross" Orange Carpet??
  9. why do i love the Leon Hess poster so much?
  10. that folks is how a GM is supposed to negotiate a contract.
  11. is there anything that screams 2008 more than a "chopper?" those things are brutal to look at
  12. how could we not win with this offense........PS Ron artest is the friggin man......i loved him the second i saw him walk into class 10 minutes late stinking like cheech and chong back in St Johns......he just doesn't give a damn lol