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Report: Jets Set To Sign Aaron Maybin

After failing to get Vernon Gholston on track, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is poised to try again with another first-round bust in Aaron Maybin.

According to reports, the No. 11 pick in the 2009 draft was just a physical away from being added to the Jets training camp roster.  Maybin was released this week by the Buffalo Bills after failing to pick up one sack in his two seasons in the NFL after starring at Pen State.

Ryan is the king of motivation and will be looking to see if playing the team that gave up on him twice can serve as a boost as he tries to prove he belongs at this level.

Assuming Maybin passes his physical, he would present the Jets with the perfect kind of low-risk/high-reward situation that can help remedy the pass rush issues facing Ryan's defense.


New York Jets Training Camp: Robert Turner Suffers Broken Leg

Could the New York Jets turn to one of two former New York Giants for help along their decimated offensive line? We may find out in the next few days.

The Jets have reportedly lost offensive lineman Robert Turner, their primary backup lineman, to a broken leg. Turner suffered the injury during Monday’s 20-16 preseason loss to the Houston Texans.

Turner will have surgery on his broken right leg this week, according to reports.

Two former Giants, center Shaun O’Hara and guard/center Rich Seubert, are still looking for new teams after being released by the Giants at the beginning of training camp. O’Hara was limited last season due to knee and ankle injuries. Seubert played well, but suffered a knee injury near the end of the season and is not likely to be ready Week 1.

The Jets, though, seem to be in a position where they need reinforcements on the line. So, one of the two former Giants might get the call.


Rex Ryan, Mike Francesa Go Toe-To-Toe On WFAN

Mike Francesa, the loudmouth WFAN sports radio talk show host, visited New York Jets camp Thursday. That means he got to talk to Rex Ryan, the Jets loudmouth coach. The result? Fireworks, of course.

Sports Radio Interviews has the complete transcript. We have some excerpts below:

Is all your trash talk real or is it more show business to sell tickets? Is it put on?

“I think it is definitely real, but is there motives behind some of the things I do? Maybe a little bit [of show business]. Especially to stir it up a little bit against some people.”

Do you ever think that you put your team in a precarious position by the things you say? Are you going to stay in the prediction business?

“Well I look at it this way, we have one goal. One goal from the day I walked in here and that’s to win a Super Bowl. I never came here to go to the AFC Championship Game. That’s part of it. That’s great. [Mike Francesa: That’s gotta be everyone’s goal?] That’s why I don’t understand why I’m so different than everyone else. Maybe it’s because I do say it. Now look after we win it you don’t have to put me in that god category.”

See you didn’t even win the Super Bowl yet. Sometimes I think that you think you have won a Super Bowl already here with the things you say?

“Absolutely. I know I didn’t. I’ve won it in the past. The fact that my family has won five of them. I know what it looks like. That’s why I think we have the goods to do it. Nobody is going to convince me otherwise until they say ‘hey you guys don’t play this week because you are out of the playoffs or whatever.’ But to me we are going for it. It’s the only goal we have and I just want our guys to envision…you know what because they know I am speaking from the heart and I’m telling you what I believe to be the truth. Is it the truth? We are going to find out. The great thing is I can’t wait because we get to prove it on the field and we’ll see who’s right.”

Listen to the complete interview


Rex Ryan Talks about Shaun Ellis, Nnamdi Asomugha And More

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York earlier this week. Among other things, Ryan talked about the departure of Shaun Ellis to the New England Patriots and Nnamdi Asomugh’s decision to sign with Philadelphia instead of with the Jets.

Q: The big story today is that Shaun Ellis signed with the Patriots yesterday. Here’s what I don’t understand Rex. You guys made him an offer. That’s what you thought he was worth. Then the Patriots go out and an up the offer by 4 times the amount you guys were offering. How could the Patriots think that much more of him than you guys?

A: “Well no. I disagree a little bit. I think what happens is that you look at your team. This isn’t a thing where you just have blank spending or we would have the entire team back. We liked our team from last year. This is about you gotta balance things. We couldn’t afford with the draft picks that we’ve had and things like that. We would have liked to have Shaun back, but it would have to have been at our price.”

A: Rex, you always hear how football players around the league want to play for you and the Jets. The Jets offered Nnamdi Asomugha a great deal, but he decided to go somewhere else. Did that shock you when Mike Tannenbaum said we are not going to get Nnamdi Asomugha? What did you think?

A: “No it never shocked me at all. It’s one of those things. It’s where you place your priorities and if your priorities chase the last dollar than obviously that is what you are going to do. I felt we had a great chance to get him, but it certainly was not a forgone conclusion that we were going to get him. We never flinched one bit. In fact if you said this was the team we were going to end up with we would have signed on for this one. I think Nnamdi Asomugha is a terrific player. There’s no question about that. He’s a great, fine, young man, but again sometimes maybe this place isn’t for everybody. I truly think that this is the time to be a Jet. This is our golden age to be a New York Jet. I think we can compete with any team in the league. In fact I think we will beat every team in this league. The beauty of it is that it’s going to be starting up real soon and we are going to find out.”

Q: Nnamdi Asomugha said he had a better chance to win Super Bowl in Philadelphia. Do you think he had a better chance in Philly or here in New York?

A: “We get to answer that on the field and I am happy for that. I definitely believe we can win it here. I don’t know there situation or whatever and I don’t really care. I know how we feel that we got the team to beat and we’ll find out.”

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