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New York Jets GM John Idzik Changing the Culture

July 28th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
By Anthony Pasinella

The 2014 installment of the New York Jets are something, as Jets fans, we couldn't’ even have imagined only a few years back. Long live the days of the Mark Sanchez off-season gossip column or the guaranteed Super Bowl exclamations by the most talkative in your face coach of the past decade. What Jet fans are left with is something completely different than what they have ever known before. They are left with the hope that General Manager John Idzik can turn this whole ship around.

The first season of John Idzik’s tenure as General Manager of the New York Jets came with much scrutiny. He took over a team that year after year had guaranteed the ultimate prize and had never delivered. He took over a team with aging, overpriced veterans that wanted to talk to the media about anything and everything. He took over a team that still had Tim Tebow on the roster. Even with all of the outside distractions and the off chance Florham Park may self-destruct at any moment, John Idzik brought his quiet, calm, self-confident bravado to a team in desperate need of a reality check.

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New York Jets Calvin Pryor Suffers Head Injury

July 27th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
By Anthony Pasinella

 

For most of the players in the NFL, the first day of padded practice is a time to rejoice. It is a time for real hitting to begin. One individual who relishes the opportunity to make the big hits is New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor. Unfortunately for Pryor, his day ended abruptly before anyone got a chance to see the Louisville Slugger go to work.

The New York Jets #1 draft pick suffered a head injury on Saturday in the first pads practice of the offseason.  The injury occurred while in punt protection, derailing the rest of Pryor’s day. Pryor was held out the rest of practice and sent for testing and evaluations, before coming back to the practice field in street clothes.

Rex Ryan later stated “Obviously when those things happen you are going to side on being cautious. So that’s what we’re going to do. Whether it’s a concussion or not, we will see how it progresses.”

This injury marks the first major speed bump the New York Jets have faced this offseason. Until Pryor is cleared to take the field again and has passed all of the concussion protocol tests, safeties Dawan Landry and Antonio Allen will receive most of the first team reps.  

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Roster Depth Will Help New York Jets Fly in 2014

July 24th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
By Mario Scipioni

The New York Jets made some noise by signing Jason Babin.  It is not just the talent and experience he brings that makes the addition a good one, but also that it brings something that the Jets absolutely need, which is depth.

 

 

In the past few seasons, the Jets ran into some trouble due to a lack of depth at certain positions whether it was a star player getting injured or backups not having enough talent to step up and take over.  With John Idzik running the show, that problem is becoming solved as the Jets have a decent amount of talent and potential all over their depth charts.  The second-year general manager's philosophy of not selling the house to get the highest profile player on the market and molding draft picks into good players has proven to be successful before and has an excellent chance to do so again.

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New York Jets Sign Pass Rusher Jason Babin; Two Players Start Camp on PUP List

July 23rd, 2014 at 4:44 PM
By Peter Schifani

The New York Jets have opened there 2014 training camp and have already made a move to bolster the pass rush. Defensive end/outside linebacker Jason Babin has signed a two year deal.

Earlier today the New York Jets made yet another move to bolster the team as training camp 2014 opens, as the former Eagle/Jaguar, amongst other teams, Jason Babin has become a member of Gang Green. Last season it was expected the Jets would make a move to sign him after he was released by the Eagles since Antwan Barnes had gone down due to injury. Now he is apart of the team after the Jaguars released him due to the youth movement there. Speaking of Barnes he was one of two players placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list as camp opened. The other player is right guard Willie Colon which was not unexpected due to his knee injury during organize team activities (OTA's) back in May. Surprisingly the player that filled in for Colon at right guard was Oday Aboushi, so expect to see him on the inside of the line during preseason. To make room for Babin on the 90 man roster, cornerback Lowell Rose was released.

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New York Jets Host First Ever Jets Movie Night

July 17th, 2014 at 10:14 AM
By Mario Scipioni

Training camp has not even started yet, but it felt like MetLife Stadium was already hosting a New York Jets game.  For the first time ever, the Jets hosted Jets Movie Night at the stadium.  The film being shown was The Lego Movie and the turnout was tremendous.

The actual movie itself began at 7:30pm, but that was not the only exciting thing about this fun-filled night.  Throughout the entire event, which began about 90 minutes earlier, there were several fun activities going on that gave a gameday-like feeling.  For example, Jets Fest inflatable obstacle courses that are seen at Generation Jets events and Family Night at training camp were present.  Even while the movie was playing, young fans were still having fun and running through the courses.

Fans received a tour of the Jets locker room and got to experience what it is like to walk onto the field on gameday.  It is no surprise that all the cameras came out and poses with logos and writings such as "Play Like A Jet" were seen everywhere.  Also, a few members of the New York Jets Flight Crew were at the 50-yard line taking photos with fans of all ages, which helped to further enhance the vibe of an actual game taking place.  In addition, there was a face painting station for everyone to show their green and white pride.

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