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  1. Tune in to our NY Jets podcast as our hosts Glenn Naughton and Alex Varallo discuss the latest news out of Florham Park. During their final set of offseason workouts, we learn that All-Pro safety was called out by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. What does Gregg Williams think of Jamal and Leonard Williams? Jets are also reportedly set to hire former Cleveland and Baltimore executive Phil Savage. What has Savage done to earn the spot? JetNation Radio is sponsored by MILE Social. Please visit MILE Social.com to find out how they can help your business by managing your the web site and social media accounts for your company. Our Podcast can now be found on Spotify. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play NY Jets Podcast Page The post Jamal Adams Challenged by Gregg Williams; Jets Make Savage Addition appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  2. Just a few weeks ago, Jets acting owner Chris Johnson took a lot of heat from some fans and the media on both the local and national level. The owner sat and watched his GM spend $120 million, run an entire draft that included the third overall pick, and assemble a roster for an unproven head coach in his first season with the team. An unprecedented move with all factors taken in to consideration. The path to build it was unconventional, but the Jets are putting together a very impressive front office. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 18, 2019 Now, just over a month later, Johnson’s words at Douglas’ introductory press conference are bearing fruit, and Jets fans should be excited. It was during that press conference when Johnson listed the many reasons why he hired Douglas, referencing at one point the many connections Douglas had around the league as a respected executive. This, Johnson said, would allow Douglas to assemble a talented cast with which to run the team’s front office. Today, we’re seeing the impact of the GM’s connections. First, it was announced by NFL insider Ian Rapoport that former Browns GM and Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage would be joining Douglas. A good hire for a guy who has spent a ton of time watching the best of the best college players as they’ve prepared for NFL auditions. Then news broke of another hire in former Ravens Pro Personnel Director Chad Alexander. Nobody outside of the Raven’s inner circle knows for sure what Alexander’s top decisions have been in Baltimore, but if you can add a football mind who worked under Ozzie Newsome for 20 seasons, with seven of them being his Pro Personnel Director, you make that move. Of course Douglas and Alexander will be extremely familiar with one another as Douglas also spend over a decade in Baltimore under Newsome. Last but not least, the Jets are bringing back former executive Rex Hogan, who is expected to be the team’s Assistant General Manager after bolting to spend some time with the Colts after his last stop with the Jets. Schefter: Jets re-hire Executive Rex Hogan https://t.co/Eifss5zi2h — JetNation.com (@JetNation) June 18, 2019 How this will play out on the may be an unknown, but Chris Johnson is clearly the man who will be writing the checks for a staff that looks like an all-star cast on paper, meaning these guys won’t be working for peanuts. Kudos to Johnson for making a bold move to get a respected GM and opening the check book for a front office that looks to be far better than anything the Jets have put together in quite some time. The post Chris Johnson’s Comments on Douglas Starting to Bear Fruit appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  3. One of Mike Maccagnan’s first hires is reportedly set to return to 1 Jets Drive as former team executive Rex Hogan is expected to join Joe Douglas and company. New Jets’ GM Joe Douglas know has a new man at his side: Jets hired former Colts’ VP of player personnel Rex Hogan as assistant General Manager, per sources. Jets get a coveted personnel man. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 18, 2019 Hogan was one of former GM Mike Maccagnan’s first hires but bolted for a job with the Colts. He now joins a front office that is expected to consist of Douglas, Phil Savage and former Ravens assistant Chad Alexander. The post Schefter: Jets re-hire Executive Rex Hogan appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  4. Jets new GM Joe Douglas is reportedly adding a familiar face to his front office by adding former Ravens Assistant Pro Personnel Director Chad Alexander. One more big piece to the #Jets new staff under GM Joe Douglas: #Ravens Assistant Director of Pro Personnel Chad Alexander, a respected scout, is headed to NYJ to be Director of Player Personnel, I’m told. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2019 Alexander has spent 20 years with the Ravens, the last 10 of which were as the team’s assistant director of pro personnel. A former college fullback, Alexander served as an area scout with the Ravens for six years prior to being elevated to his current position. The post Jets Reportedly add Former Ravens Assistant Pro Personnel Director appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  5. In a role that is yet to be announced, the Jets are reportedly set to hire former NFL executive and Senior Bowl director Phil Savage to a front office position. Sources: Ex-#Browns GM and Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage is expected to join the personnel staff of new #Jets GM Joe Douglas. The role is not yet clear, but barring a snag, an announcement should come this week. Key hire for Douglas & a return to the NFL for Savage. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2019 Savage has spent time as a coach in the college ranks at Alabama and UCLA and also had front office stints with the Browns, Ravens and Eagles. Savage was the Browns General Manager from 2005-2008. The post Report: Phil Savage to Join Jets Front Office appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  6. Entering training camp, the New York Jets look to have a loaded group at running back. There are currently seven backs under contract. While it’s no surprise that new addition Le’Veon Bell will be the feature back, the depth chart behind him is a bit of an unknown. Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon are picks that were made by previous GM Mike Maccagnan, while Bilal Powell will be entering his 9th season in Green and White. Former Green Bay Packers tailback Ty Montgomery is a new addition this offseason, and looks to also compete for a role on special teams. At the bottom of the list is unproven De’Angelo Henderson and undrafted free agent Valentine Holmes, who will have an exempted spot on the practice squad as an international player. Adam Gase likes to run a multiple look offense that is tailored around his roster’s strengths and weaknesses. This will create opportunity for more than one running back to be on the field at a time, which can confuse opposing teams schematically. It is very likely we will see Bell and Montgomery split out wide or in the slot often, as Gase loves to utilize backs who have shown themselves to be a threat in the passing game. Bilal Powell is hoping to prove he’s still good enough to perform after a neck injury in 2018. If Powell can return to form after suffering a nearly career ending neck injury last season, he will compete with Montgomery as the backup. McGuire and Cannon will have a battle throughout training camp to see who will end up as RB3, with McGuire getting the push in experience and overall potential. Cannon was a bit of a disappointment in his rookie season, but proved to be a reliable gunner on special teams. If he is able to improve his return skills, he may avoid getting cut. If he is in danger of not making the 53-man roster, the Jets may be able to stash him on IR to start the season. The Jets will likely trim the number of running backs they keep on the roster in half, keeping only 4 to start the year. Due to inexperience and lack of production, Cannon and Henderson are the long shots. However, if Powell can’t recover enough to play at full speed, releasing him would possibly signal the end of his career. Gase and Co. will have many decisions to make regarding the position in the upcoming months, and it sets up for healthy competition in the summer. The versatility of this group gives it the Jets plenty of moving parts and opportunities to create mismatches. A welcome change from year’s past. The post State of the Jets, Running Backs: A Packed House appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  7. The New York Jets have completed minicamp and OTA’s are over as well. Now we wait for training camp to begin in late July. Chris Gardella is here with several takeaways. What can new GM Joe Douglas do to improve the roster before the season starts? Cornerback anyone? The coaches mentioned Jordan Jenkins as a stand out, who else had a great camp? Watch and let us know what you think in our NY Jets forum. The post Takeaways from NY Jets Mini Camp appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  8. The rumors are starting to heat up that the Jets could hire Chicago Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel Anthony “Champ” Kelly. According to several sources, the Jets would reportedly be interested in making Kelly their assistant GM. Champ Kelly has a prior history working with both Joe Douglas and Adam Gase. This would be the first addition that Joe Douglas made to his staff since his hiring. Kelly is very well respected around the league and sources say he was the Jets backup option for GM if the Joe Douglas deal fell through. This would be a quality hire and with Kelly already having a history with the Jets staff, he should be capable of stepping right in and making an impact day one. Hearing the #Eagles have played hardball with the #Jets as new GM Joe Douglas seeks to stock his front office. As a result, I'm told #Bears Assistant DPP Anthony 'Champ' Kelly will be hired by NYJ & is expected to be Asst GM. Kelly has history w/Thomas (#Bears) & Gase (#Broncos). — Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) June 13, 2019 One prominent candidate for GM Joe Douglas' personnel staff with the @Jets is Bears assistant player of personnel Champ Kelly (@ChampKelly1) who also was among the GM candidates the team interviewed, per sources. Kelly and Douglas worked together in Chicago. https://t.co/OYnyvwPg4T — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 14, 2019 In addition to Todd McShay it looks like Andy Weidl is another name that can be crossed off the list of possibilities for the Jets. The @Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel, filling vacancy of Joe Douglas, new Jets GM. The team website has confirmed. Weidl now won’t be joining good friend Douglas in NY. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 13, 2019 Champ to #Jets? pic.twitter.com/Y1dnMcQ90B — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 14, 2019 The post Assistant GM News Round Up appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  9. The New York Jets made a few roster moves this week on the defensive side of the ball. They signed CB Mark Myers and waived S John Battle. Myers originally signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2018. A Southeastern University product, the 5’10”, 185-pounder was a four-year starter for the Fire and totaled 91 tackles, 25 passes defenses and nine interceptions in 33 games. Battle originally signed with the Jets in May as an undrafted free agent. The LSU product recorded 139 tackles, 2.5 stops for loss and 14 pass defenses in 2016-18. They also claimed CB Montrel Meander who finished last season with the Raiders. That move is interesting because Gregg Williams is familiar with him, having coached Meander last season. We've claimed CB Montrel Meander on waivers from Oakland. 📰 https://t.co/W00bIzDO42 pic.twitter.com/6UDvnMivCm — New York Jets (@nyjets) June 12, 2019 Meander spent the majority of last season with the Browns, the team that signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2018. The 6’2”, 215-pounder was with Cleveland’s practice squad for the first 12 weeks of the year before he finished the season with the Raiders. The post Jets Sign a Few Cornerbacks appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  10. Jam packed show this week as our hosts Glenn Naughton and Alex Varallo talk about the introductory press conference for Joe Douglas. The re-signing of Bilal Powell and some inside info on Jachai Polite are other topics of conversation. Gators writer Scott Carter calls in to discuss the player that Jets fans hope will be their first true edge rusher since John Abraham. The Jets also parted ways with tight end Neal Sterling, so what does this mean with Chris Herndon facing an early suspension? Tune in and find out. JetNation Radio would like to thank out sponsor, MILE Social. They help business with social media, websites and SEO. Check them out at MILESocial.com. Our New York Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play: NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play NY Jets Podcast Page The post Jets Introduce Joe Douglas & Bilal is Back; NY Jets Podcast appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  11. The NY Jets have announced the “game themes” for the upcoming season. Based on the descriptions below it seems like the Jets will wear the gotham green uniform week one, black uniforms week two and the spotlight white vs the Cowboys. September 8th vs Bills — Green out and gotham green flag giveaway September 16th vs Browns – First responders night and stealth black rally towel giveaway October 13th vs Cowboys – NFL Celebration and spotlight white rally towel giveaway October 21st vs Patriots – Kevin Mawae Hall of Fame night November 10th vs Giants – Salute to Service day November 24th vs Raiders – Star Wars day and Star Wars player bobblehead giveaway December 8th vs Dolphins – Kids day featuring WWE December 22nd vs Steelers – Fan appreciation day The post Jets Announce 2019 Game Themes appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  12. Jets owner Chris Johnson introduces Joe Douglas as he officially joins the New York Jets as their General Manager. Below is the link to the live press conference on youtube posted by Jets official account. The post Watch : Joe Douglas Introductory Press Conference appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  13. Summer is coming, and while Jets fans surely have plenty of positive things to think about for the next few months, perhaps none can be considered more exciting than the prospect of the continued development of second-year starter Sam Darnold. In a rookie campaign which had ups-and-downs characteristic of most first-year signal-callers, the QB put together a string of games late in the schedule to give everyone a glimpse of not only why he was selected with the third pick overall in the 2018 NFL Draft but also should be the main reason Gang Green ends its playoff drought. Heeding Pro Bowler Jamal Adams’s call for more “big-time players,” the front office has surrounded Darnold with arguably the most talent that the team has had in years. Roster upgrades and returning veterans include a collection of offensive weapons. The Jets put its cap space where its mouth is to get free agent Le’Veon Bell, who is expected to put up Le’Veon Bell-type numbers and give a jolt to both the running and passing games. Regarding the air attack, the hope is that Darnold will build on his deep-ball rapport with Robby Anderson, regain chemistry with a healthy Quincy Enunwa, and develop familiarity with new slot receiver Jamison Crowder. Two potential X factors for Darnold are Chris Herndon and Ty Montgomery. Among all rookie tight ends last season, Herndon finished first in receptions, tied for first in touchdowns, and second in receiving yards. He was also sixth in the league in first-down percentage by tight ends receiving 50 or more targets and, like the Jets QB, will be looking to step up in his second year. While Montgomery, who was utilized as both a receiver and running back by the Green Bay Packers before a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens last season, brings the kind of versatility that opens up options and can help a young quarterback. Youth and talent are obviously on Darnold’s side. The California native, who left college after his red shirt sophomore season, was the youngest Week 1 starter since before 1970 and the youngest in the history of the NFL to record a passer rating of more than 115 on 30-plus attempts. He also holds Jets team records for a rookie QB, including highest single-season completion percentage (57.7) and highest rating with a minimum of seven appearances (77.7). There is no reason why the cool, calm, and collected 22-year old couldn’t make a beeline for the spot as the best quarterback in the AFC East this season. By all accounts, #14 has looked sharp in OTAs and minicamp and received high marks from his teammates and the media. Exhibiting the traits that you hope to see in your starter, the QB has even mentioned inviting some of the offensive players to get together for some extra work before the start of training camp. All indications point to Darnold making a big jump in his second season, the thought of which should keep fans feeling good all summer long. The post Thoughts On Darnold 2.0 appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  14. So now the Jets have a shiny new General Manager to roll out for the next step toward what they hope will be a championship roster at some point in the not-so-distant future in Joe Douglas. One thing is for certain as Douglas takes over, and that’s the fact that his arrival has a different feel than each of the past few Jets General Managers who were hired by Gang Green. Douglas follows Mike Maccagnan, who followed John Idzik, who replaced Mike Tannenbaum. Three men who may very well be some of the nicest guys you’d ever meet, but all landed a gig that they probably weren’t qualified for, and the fact that there was no demand for their services from any other club speaks volumes. Tannenbaum rode the coat tails of Bill Parcells after impressing the Hall of Fame head coach with his mastery of the salary cap, but he lacked the command a GM should have, often relying too heavily on the wants and desires of his head coaches on draft day. A GM should have the confidence to work with a coach to gain consensus on which players to take. He shouldn’t hand full control to the coach and get out of the way. Idzik was clearly the worst of the three by a wide margin. In two drafts he chose 19 players with just two of them playing at a high level at any point in Sheldon Richardson and Quincy Enunwa. Most of the 19 picks were out of the NFL within a couple of years and his first round picks consisted of Richardson, Calvin Pryor and Dee Milliner. When his team was in dire need of a number one cornerback, Idzik passed on several highly thought of candidates and landed Dimitri Patterson, who walked out on the team before a pre-season game just a few months later and never played a snap as a Jet. Then there’s Maccagnan, whose draft record was weak and his hesitancy to pull the trigger on potential deals frustrated ownership. He does leave the Jets in good shape with a franchise QB and multiple pro bowlers and all pros to move forward with along with several highly skilled pass catchers. What makes the Douglas hire different however, is the fact that his resume dwarfs that of Tannenbaum, Idzik and Maccagnan. Having spent 16 years working under Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore, he’s had a front row seat to watch one of the best GM’s ever to do it. By spending a few years in Philadelphia, he gained exposure to one of the league’s more respected cap guru’s in Howie Roseman, playing a role in the construction of two super bowl winning teams in different cities. Instead of bringing in another Idzik or Maccagnan, who no other team expressed interest in, and who NFL insiders had to dig deep to find out about, Douglas was supposedly on many radars as an up and coming executive who was destined to be a GM. He has the type of resume that candidates in the past have rebuffed job offers, or even interviews with the Jets. This is different because for once, this isn’t a case of taking the best guy who was willing to take the job, but a case of landing one of their top two choices (George Paton of the Vikings being the other) by refusing to take no for an answer. The Jets more than doubled the value of their initial offer to Douglas according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, and gave him a whopping six-year deal. That contract takes him beyond that of head coach Adam Gase, meaning he has probably been assured a chance to hire his own coach if life with Gase doesn’t work out. How this plays out from this point on is anybody’s guess, but no matter which direction things go, the Jets can rest easy in knowing that they didn’t have to hire from the best of a bad batch and they landed a highly respected executive who has the years of experience to justify the opportunity he has been given. The post Douglas Hire has Different Feel Than Predecessors, and it Should appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  15. Now that the Jets have their general manager in place in Joe Douglas, Jets fans will wait and see just how serious the team is about winning sooner rather than later. Douglas inherits a roster with very few holes to fill. His team is set at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, defensive line, inside linebacker, safety and there’s reason to believe things should be just fine at outside linebacker if Jachai Polite plays to his first round potential and Jordan Jenkins mirrors his 2018 production. This leaves cornerback and the offensive line, specifically center, as the team’s most pressing needs. As it happens, there are some players who could be available on the market if Douglas is looking to make before the season starts. Let’s take a look at players Douglas could target to fill the biggest holes on his roster. CB Darius Slay: Slay is holding out of Lions mini camp because he wants a new deal. The 28-year-old speedster would be an instant upgrade, but if he’s looking for a new contract after signing a deal two seasons ago that makes him one of the top paid corners this season, how much might he be seeking in a new deal? CB Trae Waynes: The Vikings are due to be over the league’s cap limit in 2020 and they’ll have some big-ticket players to look to retain. Moving a player such as Waynes would make life easier on the Vikings front office and there have been rumblings of a possible deal at some point. CB Chris Harris Jr.: Harris is another corner who was reportedly being shopped not long ago but he’s 29-years-old and will likely be looking for a long-term deal. Should the Jets get tied up in another high-priced corner who is likely to start heading downhill in the next season or two? It would be a gamble, but if Harris played at a high level for three or four seasons, which isn’t impossible, a deal would obviously be worth it for the right price. C Corey Linsley: Lisley is a high-end young center on a Packers team that just drafted center Elgton Jenkins out of Mississippi State in the round 2 with the 44th overall pick. If Green Bay thinks that highly of Jenkins, will they be willing to part with Linsley? LT Trent Williams: Williams is a stud at left tackle and is reportedly seeking a trade as he is at odds with the Redskins and their medical staff. At 30 years old, it’s not unreasonable to think Williams could give the Jets four or five years of top shelf play. If the Redskins ship Williams off, they’ll need a left tackle of their own so the Jets could look to include Kelvin Beachum in any such deal. CB Rasul Douglas: Joe Douglas was part of an Eagles front office that chose Rasul Douglas in the third round of the 2017 draft and has played well as a spot starter. If he continues to show improvement, the price tag for a young corner such as Douglas could be higher than the Jets would like, but there’s no reason why the new Jets GM shouldn’t call his buddy Howie Roseman to get an idea as to what the price tag might be. The Joe Douglas has arrived, and in the coming weeks and months we’ll see which players will follow. The post Jets GM Douglas Will Have Early Chance to Show he Means Business appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
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