Upstate fans of the New York Jets are not going to be happy about this news. The team has decided to hold its 2011 training camp at its regular-season training facility in Florham Park, N.J, rather than at SUNY Cortland. The Jets trained at Cortland the past two summers, and the team said it does plan on returning to Cortland for its 2012 training camp.â†µ
"With all the variables presented by this unique offseason, we felt it was best for the Jets that we hold our training camp here at our practice facility," General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said. "This was not an easy decision, but it's one we felt we needed to make in order to give us the best chance to win."â†µ
The uncertainty of when training camp will begin and when the Jets would actually be able to move equipment and set up in Cortland caused the decision.â†µ
"Training camp is a collaborative effort that requires many different departments to work together to be successful," said senior director of operations Clay Hampton, "and staying at our facility gives us the best chance to accomplish that goal. This is a new operation, but with the template we have in place from OTAs and minicamps, we are prepared for this scenario."