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Landry: Signing with Jets ‘the Right Thing to Do’

Posted by Randy Lange on March 20, 2012 – 3:19 pm

It must be dizzying, to be an NFL free agent having just signed on the dotted line with a different team than the one you broke into the pro game with five years before. New faces, new home office, new part of the country.

Yet LaRon Landry looked as comfy in his molded plastic office chair in a meeting room at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Monday as if he were stretched out in his Barcalounger back in Virginia.

“This feels like home,” Landry, the former Redskins safety, told me within hours of signing a deal to join the Jets and patrol the deep middle of their offense this coming season. “This was the right thing to do.”

Landry knew a little bit of what to expect, and for that he and the Jets can thank his brother, Dawan.

“Dawan’s older by two years … I’m the better one,” he said with a proud sibling’s smile. “Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman were coaching my brother in Baltimore. He said they were players’ coaches, they’re about winning.

“But ultimately it was my decision to make. I had to come out here and see for myself. It’s a nice facility. The Jets have a great owner and a great coach. It’s home here. I’m glad to be playing in a defense where my ability will be used to help my teammates. I’m all about winning, too.”

Landry exudes football, muscularity and competitiveness. He’s a friendly guy with a strong handshake and an edge to him that hints at his hard-hitting reputation that he brought with him from LSU as the Redskins’ sixth pick of the 2007 draft.

I asked him what number he’d be wearing as a Jet.

“I’ve always been 30,” he said. ” ‘Dirty 30.’ That’s what I’ve been since my freshman year in college.”

Dirty in a good way, though, I suggested.

“Yeah, dirty in a good way,” he agreed.

The Jets and their fans are eager to have a new safety to help clean things up when the Green & White go up against the top tight ends, in particular the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez tag team. Landry is well aware of that aspect of his new home office.

“I like a challenge. I like being physical,” he said. “With that said, you know about the tight end situation the Patriots can bring with their mismatch. I’m up for it. It’s all football. The lines on the field don’t change. The grass — well, the grass and FieldTurf don’t change.”

Another part of football is that sometimes elusive perfect health. Football watchers clucked over Landry’s last two seasons with Washington. After three years of missing only one start and ascending to the top of some independent ratings groups among NFL safeties, he played in barely half of the ‘Skins games in ’10-11 due, it was said, to a problem Achilles tendon.

Landry corrected that misunderstanding for any concerned fans and reporters.

“The Achilles was a significant injury the year before last,” he said. “Last year it was a bone injury in my heel instead of the Achilles. They thought it was the same injury as the year before but it was a misdiagnosis type of deal.

“I feel great. I’m fine. If it was an issue, if it was something that couldn’t be corrected, I wouldn’t be here.”

That being said, GM Mike Tannenbaum talked with reporters this afternoon on a conference call and said there’s still medical and training work for Landry and the Jets’ teams to do this offseason.

“We’ll be intelligent in our approach. We don’t want to put any limits on LaRon,” Mike T said. “We’ll be smart about it and work with him to make sure he’s ready to go on opening day.”

Landry is an interesting dude. Redskins fans were well aware of his pet, a white-faced Capuchin monkey he named Gucci. And he’s into Twitter, recently passing 40,000 followers on his page under the nom de tweet of @MrLandry30. On his page you can read some of his football aphorisms and follow exchanges with his fans, some of them friendly and some more of the sparring variety. It’s all about the edge.

“It’s about me playing with passion. Passion comes with attitude,” he said. “Being a Jet, they will get everything out of me. I’m a passionate player.”

On the Airwaves

Sorry for the late notice but three Jets will be doing interviews on New York radio stations this afternoon. Tannenbaum will be on ESPN 1050 at 3:30 p.m. ET, Landry will come in right behind Mr. T at 3:45 on ESPN 1050, and Mark Sanchez is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. on WFAN 660.


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167 Responses to “Landry: Signing with Jets ‘the Right Thing to Do’”

  1. By Karan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see Landry in action.

  2. By Karan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Now please go pursue Braylon Edwards, OJ Atogwe, Vernon Carey, a good RB (Stephens-Howling, Green-Ellis, Ronnie Brown, LT).

  3. By sal on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Now were talkin!!

  4. By wayne on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Good, they got their safety…There was no safety at 16 who was going to be able to deal with Gronk, Hernandez and 3rd guy Pats just picked up….Not that Landry is going to be able to stop them either….This should cause 64’s eyes to roll; Jets called DEN about Tebow……..alright, alright, I know he’s not coming. Probably ends up in JAX as I guessed………Hopefully Landry can hold up. That has been his challenge to date. We shall see………………Peyton made a mistake. How does he not go to SFO?……..I think he lives to regret it…..Now 9ers must pay up, much like Jets had to.

  5. By Charliejet on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    This guy can hit – stay healthy baby – welcome to the Jets..

  6. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    From the Washington Post: “The former Redskins safety finished each of the last two seasons on injured reserve and played in just 17 games. He damaged his left Achilles tendon in 2010. Last season, he struggled with a strained hamstring, a pulled groin and again with an Achilles problem.” Hey, I’ll never say never and I wish this guy luck, but I still think we’d better draft at least one S. The problem with some of these “true fans with optimism” is they’re all for rebuilding as long as it protects their “fan favorites.” Which is to say that rebuilding by getting rid of our underperforming QB offends them mightily, even though it’s the elephant in the room. If we’re truly rebuilding, we ought to take a much longer look at the S position.

  7. By scjoe on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Newsflash…Jets one of five teams interested in acquiring Tim Tebow……Can someone, ANYONE, tell me why on earth they would want to acquire Tim Tebow? Even if he were to replace an already signed Stanton, and at the same cost, it still wouldn’t make any sense. With the holes that need to be filled on this roster we are talking about another “journeyman” QB. Then again, this has been a whole off season of events that made no sense. Negative? NO! That is a fact.

  8. By Karan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Green-Ellis and Greene should actually complement each other well. Both RBs are capable of wearing down defenses. And of course, when we want to convert on 3r down, there is Joe McKnight. Jets should really go after this guy, don’t know if he would want to be a Jet though, maybe that rivalry sense might come into factor. It shouldn’t though, it should be a smart business decision on both sides.

  9. By russ on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    good luck stay healthy…hope stem cell works on achilles..

  10. By scjoe on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    It seems Landry feels comfortable about the injury. We will see. Once again, it is a one year contract, so if he has a career year will he be signable? Or will he be another one who shops his services to the highest bidder. OR, is he franchised. Stay tuned. It has been a hectic season and off season. I just hope at this point that there is a method to the madness.

  11. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Cimini writes: “On paper, the Jets haven’t helped themselves a whole lot. They retained one projected starter (Pouha) and added another (Landry) — and, oh, yes, secured their kicker (Folk). Thomas, Stanton and Schilens were low-cost moves that addressed depth issues. There’s still a lot of work to be done. Evidently, the Jets will rely on the draft more than usual as a resource for plugging holes.” Yes, and relying on the draft means we’re rebuilding because players need a few yrs to develop. In which case I think McElroy should be taken much more seriously at QB. But actually I don’t think Mr and Rex really know what they’re doing, they’re just scrambling to field whatever team they can since the money’s stopped flowing…for now…

  12. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Another take on “negativity,” Karan: I saw Kerley shine at TCU, saw him excel in the Rose Bowl, cheered when we drafted him, championed him when he quickly showed potential (is Brad Smith gonna be at KR for ANYONE this yr?), and kept pointing to his skills when all GaryC and Spicer kept saying was that he wasn’t good enough for a guy “we traded up for” (but Sanchez IS? Ha!) and Rex stupidly wanted to scapegoat him. They all gave up when it became obvious even to them that Kerley, one of the best young players we have, was the real thing and those 3 had been acting like shortsighted amateurs. So who’s negative, me, you, GaryC, Spicer, or Rex? And I went thru the same story with Greene, who hasn’t seen a decent hole in 2 yrs, and McKnight.

  13. By robertpapalia on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Any thought of bringing Tebow here is enough of a reason to fire Tannenbaum. This organization is fast becoming a joke around the league if it isn`t already. What a sad commentary about a mickey mouse organization.

  14. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Going after Tebow after “passing” on Peyton after throwing money unnecessarily at Sanchez after meaninglessly signing Stanton would be too ridiculous to even fathom, wayne, so it merits no more words than that in my view.

  15. By Tom Spicer on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Landry welcome to the Jets you are a Rex Ryan type of player I can not wait until you lay out Brady on a blitz. You are what this D need a intimadator & a big hitter.

  16. By Tom Spicer on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    DIRTY 30 I love it!

  17. By dougmc on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    If RB Richardson falls to 16 we should take him. If not,take best LB or WR at that spot. Maybe OL or S Barron will be available at rd.2. Still thin at safety, although this is a great pick up for us. Give em’ he-LL # 30.

  18. By danny on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    You don’t get rid of your young QB after 3 seasons. If the Giants did that like some of there negative fans wished were would ELI be and will they have 2 more SB trophys. You invest in a young QB you MUST give him time to develop 64 and after 3 yrs there is no denying he is a WINNER (4 – 2) playoffs. Yes he makes bonehead plays at times but he was in a horrible situation with his O line, WR’s and OMG Shotty who don’t know how to call plays based on players talents. The only reason we had success under shotty MS 1st 2 yrs was due to our top running game. Ohh wait you can’t win with just a running game right ??? Shotty don’t mess up 1st and goal vs Pitt in championship MS and running game take us to SB

  19. By Frank from NY on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Just wanted to point out to anyone wondering “why are the jets interested in tebow”… We just signed Tony Sparano to OC. He brought the wildcat back into the NFL. Tebow is the best option QB to ever play the game, and he can throw better than ronnie brown did in Miami. Rex Ryan loves the wildcat. Tebow is a much better option than drew stanton. As for other FA’s we should look into, im thinking OJ Atogwe for sure, and yeremiah bell when the dolphins release him. we don’t need any RB’s we can fill that void in the draft. We have Mcknight and Shonn Greene, not to mention Powell. As for WR im ok with Braylon, but I would rather get a third round burner than can stretch a defense, open things up for holmes and keller.

  20. By Rafael on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Niiice! Finally a safety that’s bigger than our owner! (I don’t know how tall exactly Mr Johnson is but you get my point!)
    Makes me think trader Mike is up to something. Thought they may pursue Barron from Alabama to play Safety & they still might. But drafting a RT is probably the best thing.

  21. By walt on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets keep on saying they want a coverage safety so why do not they at least bring in matt giordano 5foot 11 inches 210 Lbs for a look see.He had 5 interceptions in 2011 which is one more than landry had in his entire career.He is not afraid to tackle either as he had 70 tackles in 2011.He is one of the fastest if not the fastest safety in the NFL.Click on Matt Giordano fastest man in the NFL if you do not believe.It is about time the Jets start thinking outside the box.

  22. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    JFS 64 hold your horses just a bit, if anything i thought the Landry signing will do considering whats left in the S Market, ask IRA, he wasnt my first choice i advocated for Merriweather and Nelson all along, and if you not to snootie and so full of yourself you go read up on it in my previous Posts.

  23. By RickieNewYork on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Karen, I disagree Green Ellis is THE guy – a good runner that cant catch the ball (26 CAREER rec) whod come out on passing downs – thats the same kind of player Greene is. What the Jets need is a PASS CATCHING rb to play 3rd downs and replace LT. Thats why I was trying to rally people behind the Kevin Smith signing – played in 8 games for det scored 7 tds, including one game with 201 yds and 3 tds (140 rush 2td and 61 rec and 1 rec td). Smith has the skill set with catching the ball like LT did, he COMPLIMENTS what they have now. He would be the PERFECT guy, but…… after no mention of him all off-season as I began to write on here about him – suddenly there is a story today that the lions want to re-sign him. Affordable upgrade.

  24. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe i believe Mr. T placed his, i cover all my bases, Phonecall to the Broncos there is no way they bring him here, even a remote interest of a New York Team, you know, had to make the Headlines.

  25. By Jack on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Jets just don’t have enough have money to spend on big names this year in F/A. We can thanks Tanny for that.

  26. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Bennett hasnt totaly given up cause i thought the O’dowd Storys where funny.I havent gotten a couple of post’s by Randy, thats ok just find another way to write it cause i would like see the conclusion of this little Saga. Did the Bus crash? Just asking.

  27. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. T explain to me how K. Wimbley greed to 5 years and 35 Mill with the Titans and im not talking about the New York Titans.

  28. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    What about J. Ihedigbo at S any chance we take a look at him, he’s still out there.

  29. By MIKE on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Laundry signing was a good one. Yes he is off an injury but he was the best S in free agency. With a one year deal there is know worries if he can’t get threw the season. Now go get Green Ellis, Vernon Carey and OJ Atogwe.

    One bad thing today is the Demeco Ryans trade. Eagles pick at 15 and were a lock with Luke Kuechly but now that changes big time. They will probably be in market or pass rusher as well and O-line help.Sound familiar.

  30. By DKM on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    This will be the year of the Draft, and i have no confidence in the FO based on there post Mangini handling of this matter.

  31. By MIKE on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    You have a coach who wants to ground and pound. An offensive coordinator who reinvented the wild cat. And a player who maybe could run the wildcat better than anyone has. That’s why Jets are in the Tim Tebow game. This would rock Sanchizes world.

  32. By steven on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I say we should draft Dontarie Poe and let Mohammed Wilkerson rush the passer. Poe can’t be stopped and wilkerson would be hard to stop

  33. By Frank on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Landry at 4 Mil is a joke. Tanwwody being patient is laughable this was a total panic move and a BAD move. Clearly no one worth anything wants to play on this team. Landry has not played a full season in 3 years. The doctors have told him he needs surgery for bone spurs in his achilles this is chronic and will NOT go away. He is seriously damaged goods. Second he is an in the box safety and defends the run we don’t have a run stopping problem we have a cover the TE problem!!!!!!! We need a cover safety…Bell was just released he is the guy we need and they must sign. I would love to get Tebow his contract is a ridiculously low 1 Mil or less for the next 3 years. Go Get’m TanWoody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tebow Whoooooaaaaaaa!

  34. By Frank on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Another thing Sanchize-Not after totally imploding down the stretch goes and hides under his mattress after the season ends. The Regime gives him a totally unwarranted and idiotic new contract and all of a sudden he is calling everyone out and saying “the contract proves he is the leader of the team!” Congrats to Sanchize-Not you just alienated yourself even more. This is the kind of nonsense that fractures teams. He should have been man enough to say I blew it last year I got to get better and will do my best to rebuild the trust of my fellow team mates. That is called taking the high road…instead like a juvenile now with the guaranteed contract he is calling people out what a coward!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. By IRA on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    wayne, They got only one safety. They still have to get a FS too. Landry is not going to be able to cover TE’s 20 yds down the field. He will help the blitz package and run support a lot they still need a centerfielder.
    scjoe,
    One reason MARKETING! I don’t believe he will help run the WC. The league has caught up to that and DC’s have gone to school on Tebow this offseason. If you want to say well they can try to turn him into a TE well then i have no problem with that. An emergency QB? Ok but he can and never will be able to run a normal NFL offense as a QB. That doesn’t mean he can’t help a team in other ways. While i thought the Fish were a lock to land him. I think he could be a Jet. Thats just my opinion and pure speculation.

  36. By TehJungleman on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I sure hope we can land Green-Ellis, he seems like a good complement to what we already have.
    What are they thinking going after Tebow? Unless we have Sparano make a bunch of Wildcat plays for him and use him in STs for possible trick plays, there is absolutely no reason to even think about it and I don’t think Sanchez can take splitting plays with Tebow or even the whole Tebowmania thing, his ego is just too frail as we’ve constantly seen so… Makes no sense.

  37. By wayne on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t wait! to read what y’all have to say about LIONHEART!!!!!! TO THE JETS……..hEHEHEHEHEH

  38. By cgb on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, If the jets are interested in tebow it is only to switch positions and play fullback , or TE. If the jets can convince him to change it would be a great pick-up. Think of the possibilities in a two or three back set running options, or throwing out of the backfield on a pitch-out. running the WC or slot receiver.

  39. By GARYC on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    jet fan tom,even thousands of miles away I have to watch what you say concerning me.with kerley I said why move up in draft if just for kickoff returns,seeing your guy mason who you loved was being brought in to take the reps from Kerley as a slot man.just remember YOU WERE FOR PLASTICO AND STONE MASON,and it is nice that people are saying what I said along time ago moving cromartie to safety to keep him as far from the line of scrimmage as possible to hide his tackling weaknesses.are the jets saying we are going into the year with pace,scott,and thomas again.at least the signings have been for some younger players.

  40. By Howie D on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I normally don’t post stuff during this time of year, but I’m compelled say that the highest priority now is to replace Cavanaugh. Let’s not get blindsided by this free agency stuff. Just as Shotty was our stumbling block, Cavanaugh is not the guy for us. It’s amazing how these coaches fly under the radar. Cav is inept. We’re in for another stretch of misery, because Sparano is also a bad choice. These are the facts and I take no pride in saying this, but we’ve given the keys to a bunch of amatuers, and if we bring in Tebow, Tannenbaum should be released immediately and Mr. Johnson should sell the team.

  41. By GARYC on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    jet fan tom,are you going to pick up tebow at the airport to replace sanchez.why are the jets going after green-ellis.greene ellis powell connor,they are all the same type back.

  42. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Just for the record, scjoe, the Jets obviously don’t need Tebow, they need Sanchez to either get a lot better fast — like, this yr — or to get rid of him and start over. Tebow would neither “push” MS to get better, since he throws worse, nor is he likely to be better than him should MS be gone. If the Jets are really interested in Tebow at QB (that’s not a joke, he might make a good blocking TE), though, it may suggest more infighting, this time in the executive washroom used by Woody, Mr T, and Rex. Any team that would consider Manning, then say they “passed” on him, then ignore quality backup QBs like Campbell and Orton to sign Stanton, then decide it wants Tebow might have some serious disagreements at the top when it comes to the QB.

  43. By punchie on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    64 TOM . How do you think this is rebuilding 2nd 3rd string WR and a 4th string QB does not constitute as a rebuild

  44. By Tom Spicer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tom 64, Greene has not seen a good hole in 2 years but Mark has good protection ha? Either the protection was sufficent for Mark & the run blocking was good enough for Greene or it was not good for both! You are double talking back peddling & at this point making ANY excuse you possible can to put everything on the QB.

  45. By sal on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    T-BO/ Got to be kidding me!

  46. By SCfromNY on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I do not know if Tebow would take a non QB position. If he did he could be used as an “H” back, some work at tight end like Hernandez, and the ultimate wildcat QB. If that could work I think it would be an excellent move.

  47. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    64Tom,
    It truly amazes me…(though it shouldn’t) that the NYJ have not addressed not ONE major issue via free agency. I sit and watch NFL network and watch teams pick up players that they NEED. I watch Mike T. let players like Winston, Hutchinson, Gaithers all just go by knowing we need a RT in the worst way. Then a player like Demeco Ryans goes to the Eagles for a FOURTH ROUND draft pick!?!..Someone is not doing their JOB! we needed a LB to play along with Harris . Maybin is not full time. I just don’t get it. Wimbley would have made a great fit…he signs with the titans. I like the Landry pick IF he stays healthly he will be a great addition on stopping the run.

  48. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    But the pressing need is a safety that can cover TE’s. Also, Michael Bush is still out there…we need a back with break away speed and power. Mcknight is a change of pace RB use him like LT catching the ball out of the backfield. Greene on 3rd and short situations. But this doesn’t mean a thing without fixing the R/side of the line.

    Scjoe, In noway should the jets aquire Tebow. Media report is that he would change the attitude in the locker room. That’s not his place..that belongs to REX and the veteran players that need to step up and become leaders. Tebow will be a distraction. Let him go to JAX and play there. He’s an ICON in florida they need to sell tickets and he will have MJD running the option with him.

  49. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I am still in shock over the trade with Texans and eagles for D.Ryans for a FOURTH ROUND PICK!……Mike T should be fired!

  50. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand why the Jets are after Tebow. I think the guy is a great athlete but we don’t need him. They should be spending time worrying about other needs, not Tebow.

  51. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We absolutely must get Tebow…back in the weeks before Tebow went on his run for the Broncos I suggested trying to trade Sanchize-Not to the Broncos for Tebow Whooooooaaaaa. When it was abundantly clear Sanchize-Not failed QB experiment ie., having a pass first offense blew up in their faces. I am sure you boys remebered my suggestion. I said Tebow is the PERFECT fit for the Jets ground and pound and now would be the perfect QB for Sparano. TANWOODY GO GET TEBOW WHooooaaaaaa!

  52. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    And if anyone is happy with the signings of Stanton, O’Dowd and Chez whatever his name is you got-to-kidding me! and the re-signing of Thomas and Pouha man o man we have real low expections for this team.

  53. By wayne on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Need anymore proof that these guys are just flinging things at the wall? That there’s no real plan…..Tebow would be great for merchandising, but what, would this be another attempt to replace Brad smith? What? They are in the midst of developing a conventional QB. This makes no sense……Sparano put in the wildcat because he had little to work with down there….Sorry Chad fans, but the RBs were making better throws than him…….It was a way of keeping Ds honest. They couldn’t just sit 5yds off the line and tee off on people like they did with Chad with Jets…………………That being said………………LIOINHEART!!!!!!!!!! HEHEHEHEHEHE.

  54. By PAjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    No, no, no on T/BO…….Helllooooo….how about a right tackle, something that resembles a pass rusher???? They gave Sanchez the money/vote of confidence, so give him a chance and hopefully play behind a line that allows him to get into his second step of a 3 step drop before being hit all the time!

  55. By ROY23 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    What’s wrong with signing LT. for another yr.? He was under used last season and can still play at a high level. I think Bell from Miami would be a good pick-up. If affordable. They want someone who can run the wildcat–Seminole like Brad Smith did.

  56. By RICKPETE on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! You people are truly Same Ol Jets FANS…. The Jets were not so terrible in 2011 to need rebuilding. The Team will be better by the subtractions that were made such as Shotty, Plax, LT, Leonard. We have the talent within to become better, all we need is a true leader annd thats the reason for the pusuit of Tebow. How Different the Jets would have been had they opted for Ray Lewis instead of B Scott in 09. True leadership is irreplaceable….

  57. By russ on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jets become the globetrotters of football w Tebow..give me a break..

  58. By Stever on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, when I heard the Jets were interested in getting Tebow, the first thing that came to my mind was Sparano and wildcat… I don’t know any other reason why they would go after him…

  59. By Jack on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think the only 2 reason why the Jets would like to have Tebow for is one the locker issue and two Tony Sparano like to run the wildcat plays and having Tebow could very well help out the running game too. Went the Jets had Brad Smith the wildcat plays work pertty with him NOT saying that Tim Tebow is a better player then Smith was. But it might just worked with Tebow he might be even better. I also think the Jets might try to see if he is willing to play TE. TE, Josh Baker and TE, Epps Dedrick should be cut if they are not already been release.

  60. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    And just to make my point even clearer…Titans needed a G and pass rushing LB. Guess what? in two moves they address their needs by signing Hutchinson and Wimbley. I rest my case……….

    We could have done the samething…Maybe with Bell / Winston or even Brisel at G and LB Demeco Ryans….But we have Hunter and Pace and Thomas yaayyyyyyyy!…Gotta love it…..

  61. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Why is Tannenbaum wasting his time getting tebow? This guy has been getting worse at the GM position year by year. He was only good in the summer of 2010. Its been downhill from there. Cromartie is right! He said we need to surround Sanchez with more weapons, not go after Tebow! That eagles gm is a smart man for all the moves he has made the past 2 seasons even though it hasn’t worked out perfectly like last season, still the man obtained demeco ryans for a fourth round pick as Allan mentioned, i mean wow, seriously wake up Tannenbaum, wake up.

  62. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Sources say Tebow will most definetly be traded to the Jags or Jets by midday today. Jags need him a lot more than we do.

  63. By IRA on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would be much happier if they signed Green-Ellis today instead. This Tebow chase is a waste of time.

  64. By IRA on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    karan,
    Keep in mind the Jags GM doe not want Tebow. The owner does and when any owner gets too involved with football decesions it usually doesn’t end up with positive results.

  65. By robertpapalia on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If the Jets get Tebow it only proves this team is a circus. While the Giants are about winning Super Bowls this team is about publicity only. This only proves that Tannenbaum is totally imcompetent. I guess Woody must be for this to. I would not give Denver even a 7th round pick let alone a 3rd round pick as reported for this guy. Jets fans should be really angry at this circus now going on. This team continues to be one of the most mismanaged teams in sports today. There is a reason why a team like the Jets hasn`t one in a long time. Mismanagement and Mismanagement only. This is only the latest example of that. God help us all watching this garbage.

  66. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I hear a couple of reasons in a couple of posts why the Jets should try to acquire Tebow, but none of them are good enough reasons. We are talking about adding a 4th QB who has major flaws and probably will never develop into anything remotely resembling a QB. The “wildcat” reason is ridicules at best. That is obsolete at this point and it is ancient history. I wish they (The Jets) would go away from that completely. As for the “locker room” reason? Like Alan O’ says, that is not the place for Tim Tebow. All added together and factoring in the compensation, no matter what it is, there shouldn’t even be a conversation about bringing this guy in.

  67. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    RICKPETE,
    I agree with 1000% on the Ray Lewis subject. I have said it all along. Rex went to the wrong house. Mr. Lewis would not have this garbage going on in this locker room..especially on the D-side of the ball. Think about how great that tadem would have been with Harris and Lewis…Lewis is still getting it done. He maybe a little long in the tooth but the man can still play. That’s why I believe the Jets should make a run at London F. Move scott to OLB.

  68. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    For a team like NE, it may pay off to peruse Tebow. They are loaded on offense and can afford to bring him in on certain downs and move him around whether it be at H-back, running the silly wildcat, TE etc. They can afford that luxury. The NY Jets can not. The NY Jets have to many holes that have not yet been filled to even be thinking about using a roster spot for a flawed 4th string QB. I simply do not see it happening.

  69. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jets just signed Tebow….let the circus begin….and guess what? we gave up a fourth round draft pick for him.!!!! instead of using the same 4th rd pick and giving the Texans the same deal for Demeco Ryans!…..Ok…show of hands here…..D.Ryan or Tebow.? Which one of these guys would you take? Has Rex Ryan lost his defensive swagger!?!!!??? He would have never passed up on studs like Ryan

  70. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    All of that said. I am actually a fan of Tim Tebow. Tim Tebow the man and Tim Tebow the athlete, not necessarily Tim Tebow the QB. I would hope that someday, somewhere he finds his calling. But it has to be a good fit for both Tim Tebow and his new team. That new team is just not the NY Jets. Good luck to you Mr Tebow, you earned it and you deserve it.

  71. By Chicago Bob on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I too, was disappointed we did not get Wimbley however you can have Hutchinson – he is nowhere near the player he was and is living off his reputation. The Tebow thing has Sparano written all over it – Sparano brought the wildcat into the NFL and did a good job – I would rather have Tebow running it that Kerley – Kerley is turning into a solid receiver and we need him catching the ball, not running the Wildcat. You never know, with Tebow’s size and athleticism, they might even consider him as a TE option. Just saw what the Bengals paid Nelson – you can have him for that kind of cash. The money being thrown around is insane, for once the Jets are not taking a part of it. McClain is still available as a replacement for Bart Scott.

  72. By kw65fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    OMG…they did it…and for a 4th and 6th,,,what are they crazy…He ain’t worth the dirty socks i am wearing…I am shocked to have draft pics wasted on this no talent person as a football player. I’m done with these moronic GM and HC. Couldn’t stand the bashing you did Tom64 on them…but I have had it for them to do something like this. Randy, you have to tell about the fan frustration when you do your intro on Tebow…he is not wanted…and for what…does not make sense…wasting 2 picksalso.

  73. By Paul on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This is truly a sad day to be a JETS fan. this might be the worst move I have ever seen Mike T make, and just made me not want to spend my money to watch this team play anymore. Bringing in a 2nd inept QB will not make us better. It may be time for Mike T and Rex to go the way of Schotty and find a different home. I have not been this angry at a move they have made in years!

  74. By THUNDER LIPS on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    3 picks for tebow. j-j-j-j-j-j-jimney christmas. pros and cons to this. personally not a huge fan. hope to be surprised. could help the run and locker room. deep down inside we know what this is though … it all about publicity and selling seats.

  75. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well they did it! I can not believe it. How do you justify giving up a 4th round pick for this player? Of all the insane things I have seen coming out of this front office this is by far and away the most ridicules. At a time that this team has so many holes to fill they bring in a 4th QB. My first thought is what will become of McKelroy now? Will the one guy who has potential and promise get the ax now? Can they be that dumb?

  76. By robertpapalia on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Trade for Tebow has been completed. I don`t think after 48 years I can be a fan of this diaster called the Jets. Anybody with any common sense can see what it is. I just hope the Jets get what they deserve.

  77. By Jack on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow didn’t get traded to the Jets to become the Jets starting QB, or compete with Sanchez. Jets are going to used Tebow in the wildcat plays and to used him in some mixs plays just like they did with Bard Smith. I think it can work plus I think Tebow can run the wildcat plays better the Bard Smith plus Tebow can throw the ball better the Brad Smith did. So relax let see how things goes.

  78. By Arte Olde School on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The is THE GREATEST THING to EVER happen for the New York Jets.. Jesus Shaves! I was just going to say don’t get hung up about Easter.. Praise the Lord.. The Messiah has arisen out of the Mess known as the Same Old Jets.. See ya Sanchise! It’s been real.. Money can’t buy you Salvation but Tebow can!!!! TEBOW!!

  79. By Jack on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The more I think of it the better I like it. I think the Jets should trade Comartie he seem to ran his mouth to much and spend to much time on Twitter. I’m sure the Jets can get a 4th or 5th rd draft pick for him. If the Jets traded for tebow to help fix things in the locker room issue. By getting rig of Comartie that should be a good start by fixing some of the problem in the locker room.

  80. By kw65fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Relax…Relax…are you nuts…giving up a 4 and 6 for him…who could turn out 100% more than he ever will. Sick over this…just can’t believe they pulled the trigger. If the cut McElroy…I am done. I just don’t seeit. He does not want to be a situational player. He is probably tee’d off too. The two picks Broncos get…watch…turn out to be pro bowlers in a few years and Tebow will be in Florida opening up his ministry…sick

  81. By Arte Olde School on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Finally!!!! someone to push Sanchez.. This is going to be GREAT!! Tebow is the #2 QB effective immediately.. By the end of the season it’ll be Tebow-mania time!! Praise the Lord.. I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE SNOW IDEA!! :-)

  82. By Arte Olde School on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    THis is such a no brainer JetNation you have to LOVE this!! WAKE UP!! The QB is BY FAR the most important position on the field.. Has the ball in his hands EVERY play.. TEBOW is a WINNER PLAIN and SIMPLE.. Denver just made the worst decision in the world!! Literally insane.. You CANNOT get an impact player like TEBOW with a 4th or 6th round player and as Tom64 always says you CANNOT win a SUPER BOWL WITHOUT A QUARTERBACK LIKE TEBOW!! He beat the THE JETS, DOLPHINS, STEELERS and many other teams because of his HEART!! Hallelujuah.. It’s NOT about selling tickets.. It’s about TIM TEBOW IS A JET!!!!!! J-E-T-E-B-O-W what’s that spell???? Awesome.. First Downs.. Touchdowns.. WINS!!!

  83. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jack,
    There’s noway Tebow can throw better then B.Smith….Smith was a QB in college and broke records for passing and rushing in his division. Tebow will be used strickly for wildcat purposes.

    Scjoe, mark your calendar today. Because this will be like the hit Mo Lewis put on Drew Bledsoe and started the Brady era. Greg McElory will be cut and watch him become an elite QB with another team. Just watch…..

    Robertpapalia, Pray with me brother…that this madness ends this year and Mike T is gone and we get Bill Polian to run this team.

  84. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. I can’t believe ot happened, are you kidding Tannenbaum??? Well. Tebowmania and linsanity will strike this city again. I can’t imagine Tim being a Jet, its going to be so weird seeing him in a Jets uniform.

  85. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Media coverage for the jets will be insane now, more than it is now.

  86. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I understand wanting to add positive influence and leadership, wildcat, etc. but i really doubt Tebow will fit in this locker room.

  87. By Jason on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow and Sanchez will get along. If they are both on the field at the same time (Tebow as a RUNNING BACK) they could do some creative things. RB TE FB WR Tebow can do it all and you cant deny that you would be able to get a guy with his talent in round 4 unless you really get lucky.

  88. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, should have gotten Green-Ellis or someone else today.

  89. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The only postivity im going to take out of this Tebow signing is that the kid is a proven winner, however, this was the last place I expected him to be sent to, nnooooot a goood fit guys. What is going on in that FO??

  90. By Jimmer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    A 4th rd pick to help out with the wildcat? A little steep. We also swapped our 6th for their 7th.

  91. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I’m behind the times as usual, saying that Mr T and Rex have no idea what they’re doing, they don’t have a plan, they’re more interested in publicity than any smart, sensible way to build a team…and then they sign Tebow. Thanks for your HONESTY, kw65, I’m sure you’re not the only person on this site who’s thinking, “Oh man, Tom 64 was right all along about these guys and had the guts to say it, while I kept denying it because I thought that’s what “a good fan” does.” Hey Spice, “building thru the draft” sure lasted a long time at Florham Park — what, 3 days? I also like these comments about how we didn’t want to spend a #4 on Ryans but spent it on Tebow. Yup, this is the “smartest” FA period I’ve ever seen from the Green and White!

  92. By Jet Blue on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow??? In the words of The Adam’s family’s Learch, “Uhhhhg”. What next, the Bearded Lady or the guy swallowing the flaming sword? What a joke!

  93. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    More seriously, it’s hard to know what to make of Woody, Mr T, and Rex now. This is what I mean when I always say we don’t have the inside info and don’t really know what’s going on. Who was really for this guy and who was against him seems almost impossible to figure. Woody “passed” on Peyton but wants Tebow? Mr T and Rex want “someone to push Mark,” so they sign Stanton, who couldn’t push a QB with a bulldozer? But only days later they sign Tebow, who will make things infinitely harder for MS by way of chants from the crowd the minute MS messes up? (and he will). Maybe some of you folks who think I’m a closet Pats fan can BEGIN to understand now why I admire that org and think this one needs Curtis Martin and friends to take it over.

  94. By Jimmer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Of course looney toon on the fan is claiming this is a disaster, but to him, having the JETS remain in NY is a disaster. I give up on him as of today. The guy is a Jet-hater to the core.
    We needed a draft for need, we lost a pick for a situational player. If we offered the most for him, we paid too much. Are we taking a RT in the first rd? There are no DL in the draft that can immediately start on a 3-4 team. Does that leave us reaching and getting another VG?
    We used to be good with our 4th rd picks. The Tebowers are gonna further hurt MS’s confidence. I guess Confucious is on vacation.

  95. By walt on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This move trading for Tebow really has me bewildered.Now we have two high priced credible but far from star quarterbacks.Of course we all know how gracious Sanchez is with sharing playing time with another quarterback.Remember the big blowup when Brunell replaced him for one game a couple seasons ago because he was injured.Can you say disgruntled.This should be interesting.

  96. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Back to more mundane matters of Jet ineptitude, GARYC (newly-emboldened upon his return from the Far East!), I was for Plax and Mason given that J-Co wanted out and we didn’t want to pay Edwards, not at the expense of Kerley, who certainly proved he’s more than a KR. And you better watch it on Plax, he’ll probably have a better 2nd yr on PHI. Spice, I was one of the first to say the OL wasn’t protecting Sanchez well enough, that was halfway thru 2010. But like I said before, and most here agreed with me, QB is a massive skill position and RB is becoming a minimal one in the NFL, so all a QB’s flaws can’t be excused by mediocre protection, especially when the QB in question has lousy pocket presence, walks into sacks, and plays terrified.

  97. By Jimmer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, if McElroy gets cut for this guys roster spot. We might as well bring back a coach I refuse to name. But he found Chrebet. McElroy will become a starter on another team for 15yrs. And we’ll still be looking for one with this type of decision making.

  98. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Teeeeeeebowwwwwwwww Whooooooaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! I love it! We now finally have a QB that WILL push Sanchize-Not. The kid is a class act and a WINNER!!!!! Sanchize-Not and the team thrived with Smith and the wildcat clearly last year he was lost without that change of pace. This was a great trade especially and if nothing else because of the economics he has a very friendly cap number for the next 3 years and he now makes the offense significantly better….ground and pound baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeeeeee Hawwww.
    Welcome to New York Teeeeeeeeeeebooooooowwwwwww!!!!!!!

  99. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Another thing I’d like to say about Tebow, which should resonate for folks who’ve been rooting for this team for a few yrs. If anyone in the Jet org is seriously advocating this notion that Tebow will help repair the LR, that is THE most naive thing I’ve seen since Lou Holtz aspired to lead the team in a fight song. Cro said what any sane Jet player would say about this and I think grumbling in the LR from not just the D but from WRs who wonder why we’re adding another QB who can’t throw will only increase. I guess Karan will tell me to root for another team when I say that at this pt Woody looks like the most clueless owner in the NFL, but that’s his/her problem, ignoring his/her gut instinct and brain for fear of being called “disloyal.”

  100. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think I’m now starting to realize why its soo hard to be a Jets fan. Besides LaRon Landry, this offseason has been terrible.

  101. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I will cut Woody this possible slack, though, and here again we go back to my thing about us fans being relatively in the dark in the absence of inside info. I’ve been saying for about a month now that this looks like a field-what-team-you-can yr, with Woody refusing to open the checkbook for any really expensive acquisitions. If that’s indeed the case, the Tebow pickup is just another 1-yr deal he doesn’t really care about as Mr T and Rex scramble to create some excitement any way they can — and I mean ANY way they can! — while the Pats and the Giants mature into perennial SB contenders. In short, any of you who don’t get why I want Curtis Martin to buy this team and really clean house must be, uh, the most “loyal” Jet fans going.

  102. By Russell on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to hear the logic behind the trade for Tebow. I thought the Jets main issues were a pass rusher, a safety, a wide receiver, a running back and another offensive tackle. I’m not a fan of this trade, also not a fan of the Landry signing even though it’s only for one year. One of the safeties I preferred was either Atogwe or Chris Hope. Pass rushers like Mark Anderson, Ernie Sims and Everette Brown are still available. If we need another running back, how about bringing back Chauncey Washington or Derrick Ward. Offensive tackles like McNeill, Heyer, Schwartz and Keith are still available. Let’s hope the Jets keep what draft picks they have left and use them wisely.

  103. By Christopher on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow…oh my not good. Every snap Tebow gets only hurts GQ’s development. This can only turn out one way, bad. How long before the Tebow chants start when Mark starts off slow? My guess is by game 2, maybe 3 of the season. Only one good thing about this…if it fails bye-bye Mike T.

  104. By Russell on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Randy, what are your thoughts on this trade? Personally, I’m starting to wonder if Woody really wants to win a Super Bowl or is more interested in making money. Woody already has more money than he knows what to do with. Ticket sales may increase because of Tebow, I’m sure Tebow jerseys will sell like hotcakes. The press conference is going to be a three ring circus. What about the product on the field? Where is the pass rusher? Where is the DB who can cover the TE and not get hurt every year? Where is our # 1 WR? RB situation can be solved through free agency. I know the Jets haven’t started camp yet, but this season, if the Jets don’t make the playoffs, then maybe it’s time to say good bye to GM Tannenbaum and HC Ryan.

  105. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Walt, you might like this from National Review Online: “The New York Jets have acquired Tim Tebow for a 4th-round draft pick. I think we know who will be running Sparano’s Wildcat formation next season. Too bad the Jets still don’t have a quality QB.” Disclaimer: I met Arte Olde School on this site and he’s a great guy and a long-time Jet fan. But I have no idea what he’s talking about with Tebow and he knows that Tebow is definitely not my kind of QB, of course. I’ll have to call him in a minute and see what he’s on about. Last yr Arte told me we’d easily beat PHI, the Giants, and MIA while I said the way we were playing we’d be very lucky to take 2 out of 3, so him and I disagree about where the Jets are at these days.

  106. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    That was a really creative bit of editing, Randy, putting my remark about how foolish it is to put your gut instinct and your football smarts on the shelf out of fear of “disloyalty” right before Karan’s crushing realization that loyalty is not all. The irony, of course, is that folks like me, Ira, scjoe, GaryC, Spicer, and the rest will still be here, decade after decade, arguing about how to make the team work while Karan, with his/her handful of yrs as a Jet fan, moves on to watching THE HUNGER GAMES. Don’t mean to be tough on you, Karan, but maybe this off-season and your frantic efforts to defend the Jets in toto will teach you something about becoming your own person. And to think twice before telling someone to root for another team.

  107. By wayne on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    ……Never should have gone there..WOW… 2 PICKS FOR QB HIS TEAM DIDN’T WANT…..Ira, you’re telling me FS will be picking up all 3 NE TEs? They do go 2 and 3 TE sets……..THEY AIN’T GONNA COVER……….WOW AGAIN 64 YOU THINK THIS IS ABOUT WOODY TYING UP PURSE STRINGS…………So you’re saying owner wants to win SB but doesn’t want to spend?…….Congrats to Woody, all the jerseys he’ll get to sell…………….Jets once again got everyone talking about them. Congrats for winning the back page ………………………….hehehehehehheheh

  108. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    O’Dane you are insane…really? Smith was a better QB than Tebow???? You are clueless. Tebow threw more 40 yard plus passes than Sanchize-Not did last year. That’s right he has a much stronger arm than Sanchize-Not he made some beautiful throws last year and for those of you who did not watch him play but have an opinion anyway don’t have a clue what you are talking about Tough kid and a true New York toughness mentally and physically send Sanchize-Not to the west coast and free up that cap space for more players. Tebow is perfectly capable of being a game manger for significantly less $ than the disaster named Sanchize-Not. The guy is a winner period! Surround him with great players and he will thrive as he develops mechanics and accuracy

  109. By Karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    On the contrary Jet fan 64 Tom, I thing that I actually do agree with you about is that Woody right now does look like a clueless owner, I’m not at all in favor of this Tebow move. I can see I really got to you with my other posts, loll.

  110. By Karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Scheftner reports that the Tebow deal with the Jets could be nullified, he might end up on St. Louis, let’s hope so.

  111. By IRA on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Could be the best thing if the deal falls through!

  112. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Arte Olde School & Frank,
    You have to be kiddin right? Right now we have THE WORST QB situation we could ask for. GQ is going to rattled by this when he messes up the fans are going to be chanting for Tebow….and then we bench GQ and he’s going to sulk and crawl into a shell. Now Tebow starts…and if starts to lose what is going to happen? We are going to start Stanton? really??….McElory will be gone because of this trade and he will become a star for another team. Guys..please look at this as if you were a player..not a fan….That locker room is going to be more chaotic then ever…We could have simply avoided this WHOLE mess if we just would have picked up Orton or Campbell.

  113. By Karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll always be a Jet fan thru good and bad times and won’t be watching any “hunger game” , and yea I’ll complain and not complain at times about the team, but at least I won’t be constantly bickering 24/7.

  114. By kk on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve always liked Mike T but this is the last straw. I now realize that these guys have no clue. You think they had problems with chemistry last year now not only will the locker room be fractured but one wrong move by Sanchez and they lose the crowd.
    I have no idea what they’re thinking especially when we have so many holes to fill. I wonder how much cap room this eats up? The only thing we can hope for is the snag kills the deal and he can go to St. Louis. I absolutely have nothing against Tebow he was fun last year, but this is not what this team needs right now. We need players and the draft is the way to go. Now I’ve got to hear more from my idiot friends who are Giants fans!

  115. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Karan, mosquitoes used to get to me, too, when I lived in New York, but that doesn’t mean they have much gravitas, they’re just irritating. But once in awhile you gotta crush them. Thanks for the info about the possible nullification of the Tebow deal, though, that’s the best news I’ve heard all day. Frank, yes, I’ve noticed that Tebow throws long better than he does short, but that’s only because he throws short so terribly. I watched every game he played and if the WR isn’t open by 5 yds there’s little chance of a Tebow completion, that’s how inaccurate he is. And we weren’t supposed to be “developing” a QB, we were supposed to be all in with “Mark” but then who can keep up? wayne, the back page is for folks who can’t make the front page.

  116. By CNY51yearfan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I love Tebow but feel Pandora’s box has just been opened!! we have a good QB who just needed a protective line around him Being run over by group weighing , let’s say 1000 pounds plus,(probably a “slight” exaggertion )
    doesn’t sount like a fun way to spend a Sunday or any other day…..Mark needs some help and he will be the QB the Jets need!! He had a start on that the 1st 2 seasons!!

  117. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Best possible scenario: Tebow deal is nullified, Woody, Mr T, and Rex are revealed as the amateurs they are and don’t even get their fifteen minutes of glory on the back page of the Post, Jets go 1-15 in the most embarrassing yr since Holtz was HC, Woody takes Lisa Jackson’s EPA job in the Romney administration, cleaning up toxic waste in the Meadowlands, loses interest in football, sells the team to Martin and his investor group, and we start all over with real football people in charge of a real football team that plays in its own stadium in New York and understands how the game is played in 2012. Oh yeah, and Rex goes back to coaching at some high school in Oklahoma…and Karan switches to badminton because we’re all so “disloyal.”

  118. By Frankie on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    please let this deal fall through!! What are we doing??? seriously. Bringing Tebow in would be the worst thing for us. 3 steps forward 10 steps back… sad day to be a Jets fan.. as usual..

    instead of a QB who completes 40% of his passes how about a left tackle? or a receiver, or a pass rusher..

    SICK TO MY STOMACH OVER THIS..

  119. By Jimmer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    You freaks need to let it go. Tebow will never win a SB.

  120. By kw65fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    All right everyone…if Fin fans can do it…so can we…AND in Bigger numbers..That means PICKET LINES..WE’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE…SET A DATE AND LETS HEAD TO FLORHAM…THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY…First Stanton…then Tebow…2 totally inept QB’s. Get someone in there that knows how to run a team…COWHER….HELP

  121. By wayne on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Freaks Jimmer? Come on man! Denver tried the same ploy on the Jags, guess they figured Jets would be dumb enough to fall for it……………….Like I said, Jets are just throwing stuff at the wall and hoping some slop with stick. WOW…If he comes in, it will be specifically to enhance the run game….Sorry Frank, he won’t be replacing GQ. He’ll be replacing Brad Smith…..They throw just about the same. Smith had a terrible arm. But Brad could go out and catch a pass or 2, return a kick…..Learned a few things recently about Tebow that leaves me less impressed with him.

  122. By Tom Spicer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, For you to say that Tebow is better than Sanchez shows that you know nothing about football.

  123. By robertpapalia on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Of course the Jets don`t know what they are doing. The clincher for me was the Gholston draft pick. The best thing that can happen for the fans is that the deal falls through for Tebow. We can only hope.

  124. By MIKE on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Good job Mr.T. I am on the fence on this one. The idea has to be for the wildcat and someone to push Sanchez. But during this whole ordeal, Green Ellis just signed with Bengels. But the worst part of this is that our 4th QB who ill probably get cut McElroy, will probably turn out to be a winner. Just watch. If it goes through Sanchez will probably throw about 10 passes a game.

  125. By joe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    BOYS its great to be back (my home PC WENT AND I WAS TOO CHEAP AND POOR TO REPLACE IT UNTILL NOW).After watching yet another team with an ELITE QB WIN THE SB we JET fans not only get HORRIBLE SANCHEZ back with an extension but TEBOW as well (TALK ABOUT JUST WASTING DRAFT PICKS ).lETS PUT IT IN PERSEPECTIVE Elway(who knows a thing about winning )got rid of 23 YEAR OLD Tebow for a 36 year old (coming off of 2 major neck surgerys )and 90 million dollars.Denver will compete for the SB and we will be lucky to go 500.

  126. By danny on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ok now I’m sick to my stomach. Yes Tebow will run a great wildcat but no need for him and we have other needs. How bout trading the 4th and 6th pick and moving up in 2nd rd for Barron or someone. I just can’t believe it. I’m lost for words

  127. By joe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    PS if ELWAY thought TEBOW was worth anything he would have kept and sat him to learn (PAYTON IS 36 and DENVER IS WAY UNDER THE CAP )This organization is a 40 plus year old joke.We have absolutely positively no chance of ever winning a SUPERBOWL with either Sanchez or Tebow at QB Sanchez was retained because (as i have said it a million times )REX and MIKE T cant go to WOODY and admit SANCHEZ was a mistake as their futures here are predicated upon him

  128. By joe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    PS the NFL NETWORK is having a field day with this trade. Charley Casserly (SNICKERING )just said only the JETS would give up 2 draft picks for a qb thats not worth anything ELWAY AND DENVER MADE OUT LIKE BANDITS .Between REXS mouth-antics and Mike T incompetence we JET FANS DESERVE BETTER

  129. By russ on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow is Meadowlark Lemon in pads…there is no pedigree to this team, consider that some screw ball prep school billionaire runs this team…

  130. By joe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    From here we get to watch MIKE T draft more all pros like SANCHEZ CLEMONS WILSON GHOLSTEN DUCCASE and the 2 terrors (as REX referred to them last April )that we so dominating i forgot their names.The silver lining in this entire debacle is the losing were going to have this coming year.Then AND ONLY THEN will WOODY FINALLY CLEAN HOUSE

  131. By Tom Spicer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I just read the Landry contract & the Jets played this one smart. He is only guaranteed $1,650,000 & he makes more money based off of games played. The most he can make is $3.5 MIL this year so if he doesnt play its not a big loss.

  132. By Damone on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If this Tebow trade falls through,someone needs to be held accountable….This would be a complete embbarrasment AND Nelson passed on us!

  133. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome back, joe, not that this current insanity is much of a welcome. The house that needs to be cleaned probably includes Woody, methinks. I really can’t recall a time that the Jets looked more pathetic…well, maybe I can…

  134. By cmoncraig on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Please, Woody, Mike T, Rex Don’t gamble with Tebow. Maybe we could get more value out of those picks by trading tebow on draft day. That’s the only way it makes sense. Let’s get out of this while we sill can..
    P.S.
    A RIGHT TACKLE whose signature move isn’t “the back-peddle” Should be top priority. I’m just sayin’ …..

  135. By karan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Its official tebow a new york jet, sigh…..

  136. By john ski on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    What a shame. And we were finally on a good path, making the right decisions regarding stability and cohesiveness. They’re expecting us to believe that Tanny didn’t read the contract? I say no way, Woody wants to make money selling Tebow shirts that’s all. He just couldn’t help himself and meanwhile die hard Jet fans look like fools thinking he’s trying to build a better club. If it’s in anyway true that Tanny didn’t read Tebow’s contract, ihe should be gone (especially in the light of a bunch of his other personnel decisions). Jets fans wouldn’t lose one minute of sleep over Tanny being escorted out.

  137. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Spicer…..I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Teeeeeeeboooooooowwwwww Whooooooooaaaaaaa….Teeeeeeeeeeeboooooooowwwww Whooooooooooaaaaa! One thing I know Spicer is that Teeeeeeeeboooooowwwww Whooooooooaaaaaa was head and shoulders significantly better than Sanchize-Not in his first season or 12 games to be exact. Tebow actually carried the team and he is without a doubt a winner a tough guy and best of all a class act…not a spoiled, coddled brat. I love the guy and this team will win with him and he will get better. Teeeeeeeeboooooowwwww Whoooooooooaaaaaaa!!!!!! Get used to it Spicer!!!! Yeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaawwwwwwwww!

  138. By Skinsfan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Have fun with landry guys. Even though he was one of my favorite Safetys weve had in a long time he has inurys that keep him out of the game. Good luck Landry.

  139. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchize-Not has got to go…..he will be demanding a trade shortly Mark my words ;)

  140. By Frank on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Teeeeeeeeeeeebooooooooowwwwww Whooooooooaaaaaaaaaaa!
    Yea baby he wanted to play for us. He figured he had a better shot of beating out Sanchize-Not than Blaine Gabbert! I can’t stop laughing…..
    Hey Spicer…..ready…..this is how its done…..Teeeeeeeeebooooowwwwww Whooooooaaaaaaa!

  141. By westcoastJET28 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow Oh’ Noooooooooo!! I couldn’t have imagined this trade even in my most hellish night terrors. If this isn’t enough to fire Rex, Fire T-Bum, and make Woody sell the team, I have no idea what will. We should just go resign Gholston and maybe give JaMarcus Russell a $100 million dollar contract for 2 years now. This is beyond brutality for all us fans. This is a huge slap in the face to us. I don’t know how i can still be a fan, but, for some reason I still will be. I mean i have been a Jets fan through the most horrid times and still stayed a Jet. I wasn’t born to see the Jets win a SB and at this rate I might never get to. Please Woody, for the sake of us fans, sell the team to Curtis Martin and let a real football mind runs this team.

  142. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe there are actually a couple of “Jet fans” on this site who actually believe there is an upside to this latest madness. If you think for even one minute that Tebow will “push” Sanchez for the starting job then I have a few old but useable bridges to sell you. How do you “push” a QB who posted a 54% completion percentage with one who has a 46% competition percentage. Next question, how do you give up 4th and 6th round draft picks for a player that will probably see the playing field about 8-10 plays a game (IF THAT!) especially now when the depth on this roster is practically non existent? This trade can be described in just one word…INSANE!!!

  143. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome back Joe. I was also listening to a sports talk show, either NFL network or ESPN, really don’t recall which, but what I do recall was all the laughter in the background when they were discussing the trade. Once again it made me soooo proud to be a Jet fan. Four QBs on the roster and not a decent starter among them. Mr T Bomb promised there would be big changes at the QB position.Well, If our current administration in DC has taught us anything, it is that change can turn out to be much worse then what you had previously.

  144. By Chris on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jets front office is like a bunch of Brett Favre’s. Soon as they think they’re not the center of attention…watch out

  145. By scjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jimmer, I hear ya bro. Kotite and Tannenbaum would be a match made up in heaven. One more note for the few who actually think this was a good move strictly based on the QB position. Yes Tebow is a great person, yes, he is a great athlete, yes he is a winner, yes he is a great leader, but what he is NOT is a great QB, nor will he ever be.So all of the other intangibles are no more then moot points. And this coming from a one who is not exactly a huge fan of Mark Sanchez. So what was the point? What about McKelroy and Stanton? In an off season with so many what ifs and so many questions, what on earth were you thinking T Bomb?

  146. By Tom Spicer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, No the coward is the guy who could not man up & talk to Marks face & had to go behind his back to the media that is a coward. You are clueless!

  147. By cgb on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I cannot believe mike T. actually pulled the trigger on bringing Tebow to NY. If they use him strictly in package plays and move him around so it’s not predictable what the play will be,then it can possibly work.I see him playing slot receiver,fullback,and TE.Should be 4 on the depth chart at QBand not move up significantly. Any other way you look at it spells disaster…Still need help on the O-line and someone with pass rushing ability to get to the QB, and other positions of lesser need.

  148. By Tom Spicer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, You have HAVE NO CLUE! You say Mark has bad mechanics Tebows are worse. You say Mark is not acurate Tebow is less acurate. You say Mark completes 57% of his passes Tebow completes 46%. Tebow is CLEARLY worse than Mark this is a terrible trade. A 4th & a 6th round pick PLUS $5,000,000. This may be the worst trade in the history of the Jets.

  149. By Jetfan1 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    PLEASE ADD A REAL RT!

  150. By Jetfan1 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    TEBOW AT HALFBACK!

  151. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, Spicer and what’s also true is that Woody is one of the worst owners in pro sports, Mr T is the worst GM this team has ever had and not even in the league of most other GMs in the NFL, and Rex is the biggest fraud ever foisted upon Jet fans. Not that I haven’t been saying this for months and getting abused by you and others who refuse to face the most obvious realities. Oh well, the franchise survived Lou Holtz, Pete Carroll, and Al Groh, it’ll survive this. Problem is, a lot of us might be dead by the time the franchise catches up with the way winning teams do things in the NFL these days. But if anyone starts a petition to get Martin to buy the Jets, I’ll sign it in print big enough for King Woody to read it without his spectacles.

  152. By CCY on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t like move primarily because of the obvious knee-jerk reaction to it==a PR nightmare–but Tebow is replacing Tomlinson, not MS. He’ll take some direct snaps to be sure, but I’ll be surprised if he throws a dozen passes all season. If anyone replaces Sanchez it will be McElroy. Glad I didn’t purchase that Stanton jersey.

  153. By joe on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    SCJOE ,regarding the issue on TEBOW PUSHING SANCHEZ iam right with you buddy.LOL this is the NFL tens of millions of dollars cant push SANCHEZ and or give him quarterbacking abilitys he doesnt have -bringing Tebow here isnt going to do a damn thing.Namath thinks they did it as a publicity stunt.

  154. By joe on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I cant wait to win the Superbowl with Sanchez at QB and Tebow running the Wildcat .Our PRO BOWL ROSTER to include the likes of Wilson ,Sanchez,Duccasse and GHOLSTEN (who Mike T brings back in a trade )The rest of the NFL must be shaking in their boots right now.Does anyone know if we are now odds on favorites to win the superbowl

  155. By Frank on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spice, Sanchize-Not having a top 7 QB contract while being ranked 30th last year behind Tebow is a great deal????? Sanchize-Not the turnover machine…Tebow does NOT turn the ball over do you forget how god awful Sanchize-Not was his first year??????? The kid has tremendous upside AND his economics are ridiculously low….significantly less than what Smith got from the Bills. Sanchize-Not needs someone breathing down his neck and now we have it!!!!!!!!
    Like it or not the Regime brought in Sparano AND they want the ground and pound there in no better QB in the NFL that will thirve in this philosophy its Teeeeeeeeboooooowwwwwww Whoooooooooaaaaaaaaa!

  156. By Tom Spicer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, Tebow carried the team WITH WHAT? Not his passing not or his rushing. The D & the running game carried the team Tebow DID NOTHING!

  157. By Frank on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    64 how can you say we survived all these guys you named and leave out Kotite did you like him or something? You haven’t mentioned him in your worst of the Jets scenerios.

  158. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kotite is up there in the Hall of Shame, no doubt about it, Frank…

  159. By cmoncraig on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll be praying (Tebowing) that we will trade Tebow on draft day to the Jags. Again, this is the only way to make sense of this. Lets use him to move up in the first or second round.

  160. By ROY23 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m thinking that maybe i was right. I was kinda hoping i wasn’t. I’m talking about Mcelroy??? If Tebow became no.#2 & they signed Stanton most likely no#3 Mcelroy will get a raw deal… All he did was speak truth and now he’ll have a little if any chance to dig his way out…

  161. By joe on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Guys in retrospect i truely believe this is what happened. EVERY SINGLE FOOTBALL AUTHORITY IN THE WORLD is in agreement the Jets ARE NOT WINNING THE SB WITH EITHER TEBOW OR SANCHEZ and WOODY KNOWS THIS .If bringing Tebow here destroys Sanchez and fragments the team so what (Sanchez isnt the answer at QB and the team was lucky to be 500 last year )Teabow being a Jet and the attention it creates WILL HOWEVER LINE WOODYS POCKETS WITH TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DUE TO THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF CORPORATE ADVERTISING ASSOCIATED WITH TEBOW MANIA..

  162. By joe on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    If Woody cant win a SB he might as well make as many dollars as possible.We all have to be realistic here as this is (with or without Tebow )NO WHERE NEAR A SB CALIBER TEAM .Next season (after another average year )Woody can clean house and start over again As Jet fans we SHOULD BE USED TO THIS..The only thing different with this regime is REXS BIG MOUTH AND IDLE BOASTS-PROMISES.The net result IS EXACTLY THE SAME SINCE 1969

  163. By Christian on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not sure he can deal with gronkowski, but he is still the best safety we could have gotten this year without a trade. I’d say we still need to draft a safety, either to start for leonhard if we don’t re-sign him, or to back up both him and landry because they are both coming off injuries last year.

  164. By steven on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    OT Demetrius Bell is a free agent. what do you think?

  165. By Patty on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    McElroy is going to surprise everyone. He goes to QB school

  166. By joe on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Baring injurys Mcelroy WILL NOT COME NEAR THE FIELD.The NEW corporate advertisers did not sign on and inturn pay WOODY tens of millions of dollars to see McElroy QUARTERBACK THE NY JETS.

  167. By john ski on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    McElroy isn’t leading anybody anywhere. If Woody and Tanny should’ve learned anything from Pennington it’s if your QB doesn’t have an arm, and you have to get from your own 20yd line in 2 minutes to come from behind…you have no hope. Now of course you may want to blame Shottenheimer for not being a good play caller, but your hopes of Sparano showing that are now crushed because we now have an offense that is a 3 ring circus. What on earth do these guys have against QB’s with strong arms? Sanchez has a decent arm with some quickness at times, Pennington was weak, McElroy’s arm has nothing to it… Dare to dream, a QB with slightly better than average arm strength and a nice quick release.

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