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New York Jets' Santonio Holmes Lectures New York Media

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is known more for the words that come out of his mouth than the amount of Mark Sanchez passes he catches. And a day after sounding off on the Jets possible two-quarterback system, the wide out took shots at the New York media for doing their jobs on an NFL.com podcast (quotes transcribed by New York Post's Brian Costello).

"If you guys want to be, and this is for the New York media, if you guys want to be a part of our team and want to feel so important, be there to support us, not to try to break us down. Because [there] not one day that we all step in that locker room and we try to break each other down, that we talk bad about the way that person played because it affects the team the way one person plays if they don’t play to perfection."

Holmes continued his lecture by mainly blaming the New York media for all the negativity surrounding the Jets.

"...if the New York media wants to be a part of our team and wants to continue writing about us, write positive things, stay away from the negative because it doesn’t do anything good for our team that you want to report all the negative things that happen and that’s all you want to talk to us players about. We live for one thing and that’s to play football and not to entertain you people in the media."

Now, its uncertain when Holmes' comments with NFL.com were recorded. But this could be a direct response to Holmes getting blasted by media members Monday for speaking out about his feeling on the Sanchez-Tim Tebow rotation --which, for the record, weren't too positive.

If it's not, it still is another example of Holmes caring too much about what people think, instead of just playing football.

Listen to the full interview with Holmes here. The Jets begin Training Camp on July 26 in Cortland.

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Santonio Holmes Says Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez Rotating System Can't Work In NFL -- Report

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes likes to talk, and his comments the past few seasons have been the staple of the the Jets we-say-what-we-want-when-we-want attitude. On Monday, the outspoken wide out was at it again, as he talked to reporters after a workout with quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow at New York's "Jets West" passing camp and blatantly said the NYJ's two-quarterback system will not work in the NFL.

"You have to allow one quarterback to get into the rhythm of a game and it starts from the preparation in practice," Holmes said in an interview on the NFL Network. "(It's) knowing the first couple of plays that he's going to take these reps, it's getting the feel for coming onto the field with the crowd awaiting you, it's making the mistakes early in the game to finishing the games at the end.

"You don't just change a guy out just because he has a few mistakes early into a game. Coming into this season, we have a lot to expect from Sanchez."

Holmes did say, however, that he believes when Tebow plays he will do well.

"Tebow is going to have plays where he comes in and plays," Holmes said. "Whether he plays at quarterback, Sanchez is on the field or off the field, those are the plays that coach has designed for Tebow to be ran that week. I'm pretty sure he's going to get them done and he's going to do his job just as well as any other quarterback would when they get an opportunity to get on the field."

Overall, Holmes thinks Sanchez is going to be the guy for the Jets.

"Sanchez has done everything that he can do to keep his starting spot, and I'm thinking he's going to be our guy this season," the Jets' top receiver said. "I'm not saying that with any bit of less confidence than the way I feel about him coming into this season. He's going to be our guy that we depended on for the past couple of years and he's going to get the job done this year."

The Jets begin Training Camp on July 26 in Cortland, NY.

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NFL Free Agency Rumors 2012: Braylon Edwards Ruled Out By New York Jets

The New York Jets have ruled out bringing back wide receiver Braylon Edwards, Brian Costello of the New York Post reported on Monday.

Costello also reports the Jets are "happy with" their current crop of receivers, highlighted by Santonio Holmes, rookie Stephen Hill, Chaz Schilens and Jeremy Kerley.

Edwards suffered through an injury-plagued 2011 season with the San Francisco 49ers, catching just 15 passes for 181 yards before being waived prior to the team's final regular season game.

The 29-year-old played for the Jets in 2010, when he managed 53 receptions for a team-high 904 yards and seven touchdowns. Rather than re-sign Edwards after his productive season, the Jets decided to sign Holmes to a five-year, $45 million contract.

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New York Jets 2012 Mini-Camp: Rex Ryan 'Excited' By Jets Progress

The New York Jets completed their mandatory mini-camp Thursday at the Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park. Coach Rex Ryan said after the final workout that he liked what he saw as the team works to improve upon last season's disappointing 8-8 season, during which the Jets missed the playoffs.

"I'm excited about where this team is. I really am. I think anytime you put in a brand new offense or brand new defense or, in our case, a brand new offense, I'm excited about how far we've come. All the formations changed; everything, the motions, the tempo, the verbiage and all that kind of stuff. Are we there yet? No, but we are way ahead. We've made strides." said Ryan. "I like it. I like the fact that our guys say that ‘I have to come back in shape in the summer because I have to work at this kind of speed.' This is what we expect every day. We want to be a great fourth quarter team. To do that, you have to be in shape. I think the way the offense practices is going to prepare the defense as well. Hopefully that will help us in those fourth quarter games."

Ryan hopes that the team has begun building better chemistry than the fractured 2011 Jets, a team which Ryan admittedly lost touch with.

"I don't think it was as bad as some people say it was. But, there were certainly some issues that we had to get corrected. When I look at it, we had a fresh start," Ryan said. "I don't know how many wins we'll have, but I know we'll have that corrected. We will have a close football team. We're not going to beat ourselves with some of the in-fighting or all that other stuff. That's a thing of the past."

Jets fans can only hope that Ryan is right.


New York Jets 2012 Mini-Camp: Tim Tebow Disappear? Never!

Tim Tebow disappear? That is what former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedi Bruschi thinks the New York Jets wildly popular backup quarterback should do.

Tebow's response?

I don't know that I can help him with that. It would be pretty hard," Tebow said.

Umm, yes. Yes, it would. Witness Wednesday's mini-camp practice that was open to the public at the Jets Florham Park Park practice facility.

Tebow took two -- yes, two!! -- snaps with the first-team offense. Gasp! Add some fuel to the controversy between Tebow and starter Mark Sanchez.

"Coach Ryan does that every now and then, just kind of throws you in there. I don't know that it's necessarily planned, I think it's just a feel thing, however (practice is) going," Tebow said. "So, the last two plays, (they) threw me in there and I tried to make the most of them."

Need More Tebow? Here Is The Full Press Conference Transcript

Then there was the big news that Tebow is bigger than he has ever been. He weighs 249 pounds, up from the 240 or so he played at last season with the Denver Broncos.

"I just feel like I'm just training hard and just trying to be in shape and be strong enough to handle anything, but also fast enough to be able to run around a little bit as well," Tebow said.

Tebow's throwing mechanics, of course, are always a nice topic of conversation.

"I feel like I am getting better every single day. I feel like I've made a lot of strides, a lot of improvements through this OTA, mini-camp time and hopefully I'll continue that through training camp," Tebow said.

Ahh, Tebowmania! Always something to talk about. Gotta love it!

More Jets: Rex Ryan Press Conference Transcript


New York Jets 2012 Mini-Camp: Public Can Attend Wednesday, Thursday

The New York Jets open their three-day mini-camp today at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J. The Wednesday and Thursday practices will be open to the public, but today’s practice is a closed session open to media only.

Practices on Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 11 a.m. ET, with gates open to the public at 10 a.m. The open sessions will featuring inflatable rides for kids, skill challenges, face-painting and more. Also, the Jets Shop tent will have all the new Nike jerseys and apparel. Admission and parking are free, but parking is limited.

This, of course, will be the first chance for Jets fans to witness Tim Tebow working with his new team, as well as wide receiver Stephen Hill and the other 2012 Jets draft choices.

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New York Jets 2012 OTAs: 'Mini-Meltdown' For Santonio Holmes

When we last saw Santonio Holmes the New York Jets wide receiver was throwing a temper tantrum in the team’s offensive huddle near the end of a season-ending loss to the Miami Dolphins. Thursday Holmes was at it again, having what ESPN New York referred to as a “mini-meltdown” during the team’s OTA.

Holmes reportedly pulled himself out of practice “because he felt he was unfairly overworked by coaches.”

“I was talking to the coach, letting him understand it was too many reps today,” Holmes said. “I’ve been gone for a while [with a USO tour in Germany], so I can’t be at full tempo like the rest of the guys and where they want us to be at.”

Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he had no issue with Holmes taking himself out of practice.

“Santonio knows his body better than anybody, obviously,” Ryan said. “So if he thinks he would be stretching it to give another five, 10 snaps, then you have to be smart about that and that’s really with any of those veteran players.”

Still, after a contentious 2011 Jets season during which Holmes was in the middle of much of the controversy, it isn’t comforting to see him having a dispute with the coaching staff already.


New York Jets 2012 OTAs: Rex Ryan Says 'I Want To Be Special'

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan shouldered much of the blame for the team’s 8-8 finish in 2011, the first time in his three years as head coach that the team had not made the playoffs.

Ryan said at the end of the season that he did not have a good handle on the team’s fractured locker room and that he had gotten away from being the hands-on defensive-oriented coach he likes to be. At the time he promised to make changes.

Following Thursday’s Jets OTA Ryan talked about the upcoming season, and how hard it was to watch the Metlife Stadium co-tenant New York Giants win the Super Bowl last season.

“I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself because of what I expect from this team, what our players expect, what this organization expects, what our fans expect. We want to win, all of us,” Ryan said. “Driving around our stadium, and see the Giants playing in there, (and) us not, that stings … Just like the Giants were last year, I want to be special.”

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New York Jets Free-Agent Signings: Offensive Tackles Stephen Hoyer, Ray Willis Added

The New York Jets announced the signings of a pair of free-agent offensive tackles on Tuesday, adding both Stephen Hoyer and Ray Willis to the roster.

Hoyer, 6-foot-6, 330 pounds entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2007. He started in 33 games for the Redskins from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, Heyer was active for 12 games, including two starts, with the Oakland Raiders after signing as an unrestricted free agent in August.

Willis, 6-4, 304 pounds, was a member of the Seattle Seahawks from 2005-2010 after being drafted by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Willis started 26 of the 49 games in which he played for the Seahawks. Willis spent the 2010 season on injured reserve. In 2011, Willis signed as a free agent with New Orleans and spent two weeks on the active roster before being waived in November.


New York Jets OTA 2012: Rex Ryan Not Concerned By LaRon Landry's Absence

LaRon Landry has been noticeably absent from New York Jets OTAs so far. The veteran safety was known to work out on his own while with the Washington Redskins, but he vowed to take part in at least some of the Jets' voluntary workouts when he signed with the team in March. Head coach Rex Ryan, however, said he wasn't concerned by Landry's absence in comments distributed to the media Thursday.

"These are voluntary-type things," Ryan said. "Obviously, I think we're so used to it over the two previous seasons and even this year we probably had as many guys in our offseason program as anybody, even though it's voluntary. We probably had as many guys in our program this year and the first two [years] as anybody in the league. But it is a voluntary-type thing. I'm excited to coach the people that are here and they've done a tremendous job so far."

Player participation in OTAs is technically optional, so it is unlikely you'll ever catch any coach publicly bad mouth a player for playing hooky. What goes on behind closed doors is another matter.

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New York Jets OTA: Mark Sanchez Agent Takes Shot At Tim Tebow

Of course, Mark Sanchez' agent Brian Murphy said he was not trying to "disrespect" Tim Tebow. Of course, that he is exactly what he did when he lauded the abilities of the New York Jets starting quarterback Thursday on Twitter.

For his part, Sanchez was asked Thursday if he thinks about the increased scrutiny caused by Tebow's presence. He said no.

"No offense to Tim, I'm not really thinking about Tim. I'm thinking about the play we have, the protection we have, what potential blitz we're going to get and making sure everybody's lined up in the right spot," Sanchez said. "So, my mind is racing a million miles an hour."

Convenient, though, that Murphy chose to make his remarks on a day when the big story around Tebow was that he threw a pair of interceptions during 7-on-7 drills.


New York Jets OTA 2012: Tim Tebow Throws Two Interceptions, Internet Explodes

Tim Tebow threw a pair of interceptions in the 7-on-7 portion of practice Thursday during the New York Jets OTA, and the Twitter-verse went nuts with condemnation of the backup quarterback.

An incredibly overzealous Gary Myers of the New York Daily News went so far as to tweet "Sanchez lengthening lead in Jets QB derby."


Tebow called the interceptions "frustrating."

NFL.com's Kim Jones Reports On The OTA

"Both of those plays, (it) was the first time I ran them. So I will learn from it and that is it. It won't bother me again. When you make a bad play, just put it behind you and move on," Tebow said. "Both times he [offensive coordinator Tony Sparano] was saying ‘You have to take your check down. It is right there in front of you.' That is obviously a learning point for me that I didn't learn the first time."

Tebow is also working on the Jets punt coverage team, and admits it is something he has never done before.

"I'll do whatever I can to help the team," Tebow said. "I just go out there and have fun and try to do my job to the best of my abilities (and do) whatever I'm asked to do."


Eddie Jones, DeAngelo Smith Waived: New York Jets Release Safety, Linebacker

The New York Jets made two roster moves on Tuesday when they announced that they had waived linebacker Eddie Jones and safety DeAngelo Smith.

Jones (6-foot-3, 260 pounds) played one game for the Jets in 2011 after spending time on the Jets and Rams' practice squads last season. Jones was re-signed by the Jets to a reserve/future free agent contract on January 19.

Smith (5-11, 200 pounds) was a 2009 fifth-round draft selection of the Dallas Cowboys. Smith spent time with the Cowboys, Browns, Bears and Lions. Smith also played seven games for the Lions during the 2009 season. Smith was signed as a free agent by the Jets on April 16.

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2012 New York Jets Rookie Mini-Camp: Rex Ryan 'Liked The Enthusiasm' On Day 1

The New York Jets began their 2012 rookie mini-camp on Friday. Here is some of what coach Rex Ryan had to say after seeing his young players on the field for the first time.

“It is always fun to really go back and start on the very basics of things. That is where we are at with this group. I liked the enthusiasm. Some of the guys were flying around out there,” Ryan said. “Obviously some of the guys just jumped out at you when you looked at (Quinton) Coples and you look at (Stephen) Hill, the way they can run and (Damario) Davis. It is kind of fun to watch.”

On Coples saying he picked up the majority of the playbook…
We love the fact that he thinks he has it down. This is one practice and he has like four defenses in and our library is a little more extensive than that.

On what his expectation is for this rookie mini-camp…
That’s an interesting question, because some of the tryout guys, as I told them today, I was very honest with them, I told them, ‘This may be your last football.’ That’s the facts. So some of these guys are trying to get to where they can go to the OTAs and to training camp. There are some guys where that is not guaranteed. There are (56) guys here and it’s not guaranteed that all of them will be there. So that might be a little different for them. Obviously, the drafted guys, you just want to see them move around and really start learning the system a little bit.

On if he was surprised by Stephen Hill…
Let’s face it. I’m not going to get excited about drafting a wide out. That isn’t my deal. (smiling) So I want to see it to believe (it), because everybody was talking about it. Then you watch him on that field and you’re like, ‘Wow.’ That’s a big, fast guy. There’s no question about it. It just jumps out. Obviously, the first thing you notice is that size he has, but then when you are seeing him down the field it’s like, ‘Wow, this dude really can run.’


Jets Offseason 2012: Darrelle Revis Ponders About Possible Second Holdout

Dealing with more offseason roster issues than most NFL franchise do in one decade, the New York Jets might have one more issue to add to their list. Reports from a charity event in Manhattan, have corner back Darrelle Revis thinking about another possible preseason holdout that might earn him the largest contract among NFL corner backs.

"I just don't know," he told a group of reporters at a charity event in Manhattan. "I'm not saying I am going to hold out; I'm not saying I'm not going to hold out. Right now my focus is just being on the team. ... I'm getting ready for the 2012-13 season. That's all I can do."

Just 19 months ago, Revis held himself out of Training Camp and most of the the preseason schedule to try an earn himself more money. The strategy worked, and now, after watching Nnamdi Asomugha and Brandon Carr ink better contracts over the last two seasons, Revis may want more money.

NFL Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh pondered Tuesday, whether the Jets would pay Revis this time around.

Revis had three years remaining on his contract the first time these two parties butted heads. This time around, the 26-year-old has two years left. This raises an interesting question. Should the Jets be willing to pony up the greenbacks once again this summer, what’s to stop Revis from demanding another new contract two years from now?

In all likelihood, the answer is nothing.

All-in-all, chalk this up as more off-the-field drama to watch for after the NFL Draft ends and Training Camp begins in Cortland, NY in August.

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New York Jets 2012 NFL Schedule Analysis

The NFL Schedule for 2012 was released Tuesday. Here are some thoughts on the slate of games facing the New York Jets in the upcoming NFL season.

  • The Jets face three 2011 playoff teams in their first five weeks. Not an easy start for a team trying to recover from the fiasco of last season. Or, for Mark Sanchez as he tries to hold off Tim Tebow for the starting quarterback job.
  • Start re-arranging those Thanksgiving plans, Jets' fans. You won't want to miss the Thanksgiving night game against the New England Patriots.
  • Tebow might not be looking forward to the December 9 game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars. Jacksonville fans most likely are, though.

Jets Regular-Season Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1:
Sunday, Sept. 9, Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, at Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, San Francisco, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Monday, Oct. 8, Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11, at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 22, New England, 8:20 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, Arizona, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Monday, Dec. 17, at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, San Diego, 8:20 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Buffalo, 1 p.m.


Tim Tebow, New York Jets Begin OTAs On Monday

Can the fractured New York Jets put Humpty Dumpty back together again? We begin to find out Monday when the Jets open OTAs, beginning their preparation for the 2012 NFL season.

The big story surrounding the Jets, of course, is Tim Tebow. The newly-acquired backup quarterback will trade in the New York Yankees cap he was wearing at Yankee Stadium Sunday night for his workout gear as he begins his work with his new team. How will the dynamic between Tebow and starting quarterback Mark Sanchez unfold? For that matter, how long before Tebow unseats Sanchez as the starter? We start to learn about that Monday.

Tebow Booed At Yankee Stadium

For the Jets, though, the Tebow-Sanchez intrigue is just part of the story. New York is coming off a season during which it missed the playoffs for the first time in three years, a year that ended in turmoil with head coach Rex Ryan admitting that he was not aware of the divisions in the team's locker room.

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, at the heart of many of the issues, will return. Receiver Plaxico Burress and running back LaDainian Tomlinson will not.

No matter what happens, the Jets are always good for headlines. Beginning Monday, they start providing more.

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Jets Free Agency 2012: Jim Leonhard Won't Rule Out Return

Jim Leonhard has been the New York Jets free safety for the last three years, but now finds himself as a free agent, rehabbing a patellar tendon tear. He still won't rule out a return to the Jets.

"There's still a very good possibility it could be the best situation for me," Leonhard said in an interview before the appearance, to promote Verizon's contest for customers to announce a pick at the NFL Draft. "You never know. Things could change in the next two weeks with the draft; things could be better here, better there. It's just hard to try to predict the future, and that's been the hardest part."

Leonhard started 13 games for the Jets in 2011 and recorded one interception. He did not allow a passing touchdown. The Jets have signed veteran safeties LaRon Landry and Eric Smith already this offseason.

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New York Jets Preseason Schedule 2012

The New York Jets' preseason slate includes bouts against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.


Tim Tebow Press Conference: Circus Is Coming To Town

The New York Jets will hold an introductory press conference for Tim Tebow on Monday, and before Tebow even steps in front of a microphone it has become obvious some of his new teammates are not welcoming the former Denver Broncos quarterback with open arms.

From the New York Post:

Several current Jets, who spoke with The Post on Saturday, asked not to be quoted but expressed disbelief at the team bringing in Tebow.

The idea of a backup quarterback having a press conference is something they can't wrap their heads around, and they know it's just the beginning.

Related: Joe Montana Chooses Sanchez | Phil Simms Chooses Tebow

Former Jet and current ESPN analyst Damien Woody did not have to couch his opinion.

"How do you manage a natural disaster?" Woody said. "People say they're preparing for an earthquake. No, you're not. There's no way to prepare for it. Once it happens, it creates devastation. It's the same thing here. They talk about being prepared for it. No, you're not because you've never experienced it before. They have no idea."

Jets owner Woody Johnson today reacted angrily to the opinion that the acquisition of Tebow is a marketing ploy."Let me be really clear about this, we work for the fans and the fans want us to win games," Johnson said from the NFL owners meetings in Florida.

"So all of the decisions we make regarding the team are just for football. It's hard to predict other things. If you get confused in term of what your mission is, you're not going to accomplish your mission. And our mission is to win games pure and simple. We think that Tim Tebow has been a winner all his life."


Jets Offseason 2012: New York Trades QB Drew Stanton To Colts, According To Report

The New York Jets traded backup quarterback Drew Stanton to the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, according to a report.

The Jets did not disclose the terms of the trade.

Stanton was acquired by New York last Friday on a 1-year, $1.25 million deal. Stanton was supposed to be the team's No. 2 quarterback behind starter Mark Sanchez. Then, the Jets picked up Tim Tebow in a trade with the Denver Broncos.

Stanton was asked to be traded or released following the Tebow acquisition. With the trade of Stanton, that leaves Sanchez, Tebow and Greg McElroy on the Jets roster at the quarterback position.

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New York Jets Intensify Interest In Tim Tebow, According To Reports

The New York Jets have intensified their interest in trading for Tim Tebow, two sources told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday night. The Jets began internal discussions about acquiring Tebow as soon as it was reported Monday that the Denver Broncos may be interested in trading him after signing Peyton Manning.

The Jets are in need of quarterback depth behind Mark Sanchez, but they have reasonable concerns about the potential media circus that would follow in the wake of signing Tebow. Still, he would fit nicely in the Wildcat packages that new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano found some success running with the Miami Dolphins.

The Green Bay Packers and the Jacksonville Jaguars have already been connected to Tebow, among other teams. It's unclear whether the Jets have actually contacted the Broncos regarding a possible deal. The Jets recently signed Drew Stanton to be their No. 2 quarterback, but at the moment appear willing to at least send out feelers on Tebow.

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Peyton Manning Update: 3-Team Derby Forms with Broncos, 49ers, Titans

Throughout the week March Madness started, Linsanity ended and Andy Pettitte wrapped up by emerging from a short-lived retirement, the NFL proved football still reigns supreme in the sporting world.

Friday morning began with a steady stream of breaking news updates regarding Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen boarding his private jet with coach John Fox to fly to Durham, N.C., where Peyton Manning is working out with his former college offensive coordinator from Tennessee and current Duke coach, David Cutcliffe.

That development, as well as the first sign of contract talks (all involved teams are reportedly comfortable working around Manning's previous five-year, $90 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts), seemed to position the Broncos ahead of the competition in pursuit of the 11-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XLI MVP.

Related: Mark Sanchez Contract Extension Takes New York Jets Out Of Peyton Manning Sweepstakes

That sentiment only lasted so long, however. Shortly after the reports of the Denver contingent traveling to Durham were confirmed, news broke that Manning had already threw passes Tuesday night and taken a physical Wednesday for the San Francisco 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman reportedly witnessed a "very impressive" showing from Manning, leading the 49ers to conduct the physical the next day.

Of course, before anyone even made it to lunchtime, NFL Network's Michael Lombardi then reported that Manning would also work out for the Tennessee Titans, though a date has not been set. Somewhere in between it all, ESPN also reported that Manning will provide any team that signs him with ample financial protection in the event he suffers a setback in his rehabilitation from neck surgeries.

Consequently, the lone certifiable conclusion that can be drawn from Friday's events is that "Peyton Manning's Magical Mystery Tour," as SI.com's Don Banks wonderfully termed it, as narrowed to a three-team derby between the Broncos, 49ers and Titans.

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Mark Sanchez Extension: Sanchez To Get $27 Million Guaranteed Over Next Two Seasons

According to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, the contract extension that the New York Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez agreed to earlier on Friday night will guarantee Sanchez $27 million over the next two years.

Sanchez will get $27M guaranteed over next two years. Means he ain't going anywhere for a while. #Jets 18 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

It appears that despite frustrating Jets fans and leading the team to a mediocre 8-8 record in 2011 after two straight appearances in the AFC Championship game hasn't scared the team away from making a long-term commitment to their young quarterback. It would appear that Sanchez will be playing in New York for the Jets for the foreseeable future.

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Rex Ryan: Super Bowl Guarantee A 'Huge Mistake'

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan spoke to the media today from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and admitted that guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory a year ago was a "huge mistake."

"It contributed to the season we had," Ryan said of the guarantee. "It's something I've been thinking about a great deal."

Related: Ryan does not close the door on Peyton Manning

Ryan is being forced to re-examine a lot of things about the way he has gone about his business this offseason. The Jets not making the playoffs while the New York Giants -- who Ryan tweaked continuously over the past couple of seasons -- won the Super Bowl. Added to that all of the locker room turmoil Ryan admitted he wasn't aware of his left Ryan doing some soul-searching this offseason.

It will be interesting to see how long the new, humble, Ryan lasts.


Santonio Holmes To Return In 2012: Jets Had No Other Choice

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New York Jets Rumors: Plaxico Burress Appears Ready To Move On

Plaxico Burress does not sound like he has much interest in returning to the New York Jets for the 2012 season. Burress answered questions during a Wednesday autograph show with clipped non-answers that, in reality, spoke volumes.

Here are some examples:

"Mark Sanchez is Mark Sanchez."

"They [the Jets] used me the way they wanted to use me."

"The Jets locker room is the Jets locker room."

Those are answers that say everything without really saying anything.

Burress caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns for the Jets after signing a one-year contract. The former New York Giants wide receiver had, of course, missed the 2009 and 2010 season after being sentenced to prison for shooting himself in the leg while illegally carrying a handgun in a New York City nightclub.

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, a close friend of Burress's, said on Wednesday that Burress could still be interested in a return to the Giants.


2011 NFL All-Pro Team: Darrelle Revis Third-Leading Vote Getter Behind Calvin Johnson, Jared Allen

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was the third-leading vote getter for the Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team, which was announced early Friday afternoon.


Jets' GM Mike Tannenbaum Reacts To Greg McElroy's Comments

Shortly after fourth-string quarterback Greg McElory told a Birmingham, AL. radio station Wednesday that the New York Jets locker room was filled with "extremely selfish individuals", general manager Mike Tannenbaum took to the airways to respond.

"Some of the things that happened this year, they can't happen again. I've talked to a number of players besides Greg McElroy, a number of coaches ... and we're going to fix a lot of these problems," he told WFAN. "Chemistry was certainly a factor this year. We haven't denied that. When we put a team together, which is my responsibility, you need talent, character and chemistry -- and we didn't get it done. We were 8-8."

Tannebaum added: "I don't think we have a corrupt locker room. We have a lot of good people, we've won a lot of games with (coach) Rex (Ryan) and this nucleus and we're going to get the problems fixed."

On Sunday, the Jets lost their regular-season finale, 19-13, to the Miami Dolphins and were eliminated from the 2012 NFL Playoff race.

For more Jets coverage, visit our team page or our blog Gang Green Nation.


'Jets Turmoil': Greg McElroy Says Team Filled With 'Extremely Selfish Individuals'

It seems like everyone these days has something to say about the New York Jets, and Wednesday fourth-string quarterback Greg McElroy made his opinions about the 2011-12 season clear to everybody in the Birmingham, AL area -- or, so he thought.

"It’s the first time I’ve ever been around extremely selfish individuals," McElroy told WZNN-FM, as transcribed by NFL.com. "I think that’s maybe the nature of the NFL. But there were people within our locker room that didn’t care whether we won or lost as long as they got their … they really had a good game individually. And that’s the disappointing thing."

McElroy's comments have now become national and come the offseason season it will be interesting how head coach Rex Ryan will handles the backup quarterbacks comments.

"It’s going to take a lot to kind of come together next year," McElroy said. "I think the fact that we struggled at times this year really led to a really corrupt mind-set within the locker room. But I think we’re going to regroup and I know that we’ll be a better team because of the trials and tribulations this year."

McElroy was a seventh-round pick by the Jets and spent the year on injured reserve after undergoing preseason thumb surgery.

For more Jets coverage, visit our team page or our blog Gang Green Nation.


Santonio Holmes: Confrontation With Mark Sanchez Revealed

The plot thickens when it comes to Santonio Holmes and the New York Jets. ESPN New York is reporting that Holmes and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez clashed in the week prior to the Week 17 game against the Miam Dolphins, which turned into a season-ending loss.

Rich Cimini of ESPN wrote that a source told him he felt the situation was "going to explode."

It did, of course. Holmes, frustrated by not catching a pass, had a shouting match in the huddle with a teammate near the end of the game and would up benched. Earlier today a player referred to him as a "cancer," and Jets running back LaDainin Tomlinson was also highly critical of Holmes.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said today that he thought Holmes would be back with the team next season, but that if he is he will not be a captain. ""We're not going to have those anymore. We built a team and I think that pulls away from the team a little bit," Ryan said.

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