A bunch of the beat writers have been live-tweeting a Rex press conference at the NFL meeting in Arizona, and some interesting stuff came up:
Rex completely denied "actively" shopping Revis, saying that he "knew for a fact" that this wasn't happening, although he siad he wasn't naive on the topic and said that whenever someone calls, you have to listen. He also denied, predicatably, that it would be a rebuilding year, even if Revis is traded. Though he denied he was "out of the loop", he also disavowed himself from that decision, emphasising that he doesn't make the final decisions on trades and that his job is to coach the players Idzik gives him.
Rex gave the strongest suggestion yet that Tebow has some chance to be a part of the QB competition next year, and indicated he might be on the roster at least until minicamp. He was also non-committal on Kevin Kolb, saying that he was someone the Jets would consider if they felt he could help their football team. He also expressed confidence in Garrard's health, saying that he survived a punishing workout by QB coach David Lee, while nevertheless acknowledging that this is a guy who hasn't played in two years.
Rex confidently claimed that the Jets would have a premier defense, citing his expectation that Demario Davis and Quinton Coples will break out; Davis is "ready to be a great player" and Coples is more simply a "beast".
Rex expects Kenrick Ellis to be the starting Nose Tackle, and had to be reminded by a Jets PR guy that the official line is that he's competing for it.
He said that the Jets offense would not be a "pure" west coast, and that Sanchez would take the first reps in camp because "Somebody's gotta".
He admitted that the losses of Landry and Keller "stung", but said the "cupboard wasn't completely bare" at safety, which suggests that Bush and/or Allen will have the opportunity to compete for a starting role.
One free agent loss that didn't sting was the Pats losing Welker; Rex is clearly pretty happy about that. He also rejoiced in the 'Phins losing Jake Long.
His confidence remains unabashed, claiming that people should be "worried about us"(I certainly am) and that "we're going to play with a passion and a determination and a competitiveness that's going to be unmatched".
Running backs coach Anthony Lynn has received a nice little promotion, he's now taken Bob Sutton's old title of assistant head coach and becoming the clear offensive no.2 behind Marty in addition to his duties as a positional coach.
The plan for Santonio Holmes is that he'll be ready for week one, being phased back from injury during camp.
They were trying to generate a lot of buzz with him at the combine, but nothing came from it. Ryan said he could very well be competition for Sanchez. If the Jets don't take a QB in the first 3 (I hope they don't, the guy won't have much to work with), he'll stay, is my opinion.
God, I hope they trade Revis to the Bucs for the 13th, and trade back from both the 9th and the 13th, unless they REALLY think Geno Smith is the answer at QB. They really need new blood at OLB, QB, WR, TE and maybe at CB. I personally hope they draft heavily at offensive skill positions, because if they're going to go with Sanchez, they might as well give him every legitimate shot to save many careers this season.
Okay, so we spent our 2 first picks on defense...Loved the Milliner pick (hey, if you followed Revis, he was a pain in the ass and only worried about himself, or that's how he allowed his image to be projected as), hated the other one, and just felt bad overall after the Geno Smith pick. Don't get me wrong, I think Smith's a great value in the 2nd, but they didn't even try to get offensive help, and I'm actually slightly pissed that we didn't get Tayvon.
How is wr Hill developing? With his athleticism he could be terrific.
I'll have to look up more expert opinions, but if I remember correctly, he's pretty damn athletic, but not a damn wide receiver. You guys thought you saw drama on this board with Kyle Long pick, you shoulda seen me when the Rams traded up to #8 to get Tayvon Austin. This kid may be good in the future, but his time is another 2 or so years away.
Originally Posted by Clutchler6
Jets had a really good draft beside Smith in 2nd.
need to get weapons on the offense side of the ball. O-line, TE, WR, coaching
Love the runningback selection, but I don't know about the other picks. The Jets are primed to have a rebuilt defense within the next 2 seasons, but they're looking like they're gonna be 2004 Chicago Bears bad on offense.
Last edited by Henry Burris; 04-28-2013 at 10:24 AM.