Tebow Trade Talks Denied

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While the Jets are evaluating the what to do in the second half of the season, but one of those is not trading the popular backup quarterback.

There was a report by a Jacksonville TV station on Tuesday night that the Jets and Jaguars were talking about a trade to send Tebow to his hometown team.  Source from both the Jets and The Jaguars said that report is not true.

The Post reported last week the Jets would not trade Tebow before the trade deadline, which was pushed back to today at 4 p.m. because of Hurricane Sandy.

The Jaguars are the one team people speculated the Jets could trade Tebow to because that is where he is from and they were the only team other than the Jets to show interest in Tebow when the Broncos put him on the trading block in March.

The Jets have struggled through the first half of the season with how to use Tebow. He has played just 55 snaps on offense and has not scored a touchdown. Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday that one of the areas the coaches would address during this their bye week is how they have used Tebow and if he should have a larger role.

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Braylon Edwards tries out for Miami Dolphins

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Braylon Edwards New York JetsDAVIE, Fla. — Miami coach Joe Philbin has confirmed that former New York Jets and Pro Bowl wide receiver Braylon Edwards had a workout with the Dolphins.

Philbin says the workout occurred in the middle of last week, a few days before the Dolphins held their first training camp practice.

As he third overall pick in the 2005 draft, Edwards has 341 catches in seven NFL seasons.

The 29-year-old Edwards caught 15 passes for 181 yards in nine games for San Francisco last season, missing time with knee and shoulder injuries. The 49ers released him the final week of last season. His best year was 2007 when he had 80 receptions for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns in Cleveland.

After trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to Chicago in March, the Dolphins signed veteran free agent Chad Johnson in June.

Edwards also worked out for the Seattle Seahawks last Thursday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Tim Tebow Works with Throwing Guru Tom House

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It was reported yesterday that- New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been working out with  throwing guru Tom House on the campus of USC for the past week.

Tebow, the Jets’ big offseason acquisition, has spent the past five days making adjustments to his throwing motion under the tutelage of Tom House, a former major league pitcher now working as a volunteer pitching coach at USC.

Tebow had his last mechanics session with House on Friday and plans to fly back to New York this weekend. The Jets begin training camp on Thursday in Cortland, N.Y.

House has worked with a number of other prominent NFL quarterbacks this offseason, including Tom Brady, Alex Smith and Carson Palmer.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was the first quarterback to visit with House, in 2003, when Brees  was playing with the San Diego Chargers.

The typical quarterback’s schedule is a weeklong program at the Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute on the USC campus, where 3D video analysis is used in coordination with traditional drills to break down individual motions to a thousand frames per second and discover small inconsistencies or errors.

House said Friday…

“I think he’s getting better, but the proof is in the pudding,” House said. “Being out here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets.”

ESPN reported that A Trojans’ program source told them that Tebow has used USC wide receiver Marqise Lee as one of his targets during throwing sessions. Lee is a talented sophomore expected to be a top pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Current Jets receiver Patrick Turner, who also played at USC, has caught passes from Tebow, as well.

Safety First – LaRon Landry to Jets

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Former Washington Redskins safety, LeRon Landry, has agreed to a one year deal with the New York Jets.

The deal is for one year and $4 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Jets were running out of options in a safety market after losing out on Reggie Nelson, who opted to re-sign Sunday with theCincinnati Bengals. The Jets also showed interest in Brandon Meriweather, who signed with the Redskins last week.

Landry, the No. 6 overall pick in 2007, missed 15 games over the last two seasons because of an Achilles-tendon issue. He reportedly was told by the Redskins to have surgery to remove bone spurs from the tendon area, but he opted for alternative medicine procedures.

With Eric Smith the only experienced safety under contract, the Jets wanted to fortify the position before the draft.

The Jets want a playmaker at safety, as their safeties combined for only two interceptions last season. They also struggled in pass coverage against tight ends. However, Landry isn’t known for his pass coverage; he has only four interceptions in five seasons.

The 6-foot, 220-pound Landry is better around the line of scrimmage, a physical tackler that should improve the Jets’ run defense. He has six forced fumbles and 5½ sacks for his career.

Landry was on his way to becoming a premier safety when he was sidelined by injuries.

Darrelle Revis hangs up on popular radio host Mike Francesa

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On Friday afternoon in a call-in with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had his interview cut short by a member of the Jets media relations staff. Francesa was incessantly asking Revis about his 100-yard interception of Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, where Revis seemed to get away with holding and downfield contact on intended target Brandon Marshall.

Francesa, a known Jet hater and know it all,  kept harrassing Revis about that one play, trying to get the Pro Bowl cornerback to concede that he got away with one.

You can see the interview here, via Jimmy Traina of SI.com.

Several minutes before the exchange got heated, Francesa said that Revis was “in my estimation, the best defensive player in the league.” It went sour after that in an interview that aired live not just on WFAN but nationally on the YES Network:

Francesa: “You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty.”

Revis: “I don’t care! I don’t care what everybody thinks! I don’t care what you think, I don’t care what the whole world thinks.”

What followed then was more testy interchange, resulting in a Jets spokesman getting on the line and saying “Darrelle, Darrelle stop.”

Francesa has had a rocky relationship with the Jets, dating back to his criticism of Jets head coach Rex Ryan. But Francesa and Revis have always been cordial, so the fact that he kept harassing Revis was a bit of a surprise. After being interrupted by the Jets staffer, Revis fired a GREAT  closing shot at the radio host.

“This is why I don’t want to get interviewed by him,” Revis said. “Whatever dude.”

A moment later, Revis said “Bye” and hung up the phone. Francesa, shocked by the outburst and the fact that a member of the Jets media relations staff interrupted his interview, was none too pleased by the sound of the dial tone.

“This is why I don’t talk to the Jets. I’ll tell you right now I was only kidding around with him,” Francesca said.

YEAH RIGHT Francesa.  Your a Giant fan and cant stand the Jets.  Plaxico shoots himself and you practically brushed it under the run and had nothing to do with the Giants.  Anything that happens to a Jet player, you connstantly blame the organization.


Jets Agree to Trade Mason to Texans

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The Jets are at it again.

The New York Jets agreed to trade the veteran wide receiver to the Houston Texans on Tuesday night for an undisclosed draft pick.  This comes as a shocker considering they lost Jericho Cothery because they acquired Mason.

Mason’s role was greatly diminished in New York’s 30-21 loss at New England on Sunday, while rookie Jeremy Kerley played as the No. 3 receiver.

The deal ends a quick stint in New York for the 37-year-old Mason, who spent the last six seasons with Baltimore, Ryan’s former team. He signed a two-year deal with the Jets in early August, choosing them over a return with the Ravens or the Tennessee Titans.

Ryan was excited by Mason joining the team, and said he expected him to have at least 80 catches as a slot receiver with the Jets. But the veteran got off to a slow start with just 13 catches for 115 yards, and had just one reception— the only pass thrown his way—on Sunday.

Ryan explained Monday that Mason saw less time because he wanted to give Kerley, a fifth-round pick, more opportunities.

Mason made some critical comments the previous week, saying the team had “cracks” that needed to be fixed. Ryan insisted that had nothing to do with the decision to have Mason sit in favor of Kerley.

“You guys know I have an open policy with the media,” Ryan said. “I don’t put a muzzle on anybody.”

In a radio interview Monday, Ryan acknowledged that he had met with Mason late last week, but wouldn’t go into details.

“It was a private conversation,” he said.  So much for Rex being open with the Fans.

The Jets refused to divulge the nature of that conversation, but the team was disappointed with Mason because he wasn’t learning the playbook as quickly as they had hoped, according to a source. Mason went home to Nashville every Monday and Tuesday to be with his family, and that may have contributed to his struggles, the source said.

Mason, along with Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes, were also mentioned in a Daily News report that said the wide receivers had met with Ryan individually during the last few weeks to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. All three denied the report, as did Ryan—and the team took the rare step of issuing a statement to also say it was untrue.

Before the Jets’ game against the Ravens two weeks ago, Mason said he had no bitterness toward his former team and talked about how he wanted to play in New York and for Ryan, with the hope that he could win a Super Bowl ring. But he also acknowledged when he signed with New York that it would be tough to leave his two children back home in Nashville. He flew back home every week when the team had an off day.

Mason will head to Houston, where he can help the Texans’ offense while Andre Johnson recovers from a right hamstring injury. Coincidentally, if he plays this Sunday for the Texans, Mason’s first game will be back in Baltimore.

With his 7-yard catch Sunday, Mason became the 18th player in NFL history to reach 12,000 yards receiving.

Inez Sainz – Know the Inherent Risks of Your Profession

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Inez Sainz – Know the Inherent Risks of Your Profession

Many women in the media seem to want to make a name for themselves by going into sports media.  Most have never played sports so I find this puzzling, especially with a sport like football that 99% of women have never even played!

So if you want to keep putting yourself out there and getting in men’s locker rooms while they are showering and not dressed, I think female reporters need to be told the risks of doing their job and that they are inherent to the position, so you can’t complain and create lawsuits over every little thing.

With that being said, If you take a position as a cop there is a chance you can get shot, so will you complain and sue someone if you do? Just because you are a woman you can’t expect special treatment.  The nature of the job is what it is.  Don’t take the job if you can’t perform the functions of it or are bothered by part of it.

If you became an ironworker and work building bridges or skyscrapers, there is an inherent risk that you may fall off and get seriously injured.  That is just the way it is, you can’t complain about the working conditions.

If you are going to go into an environment where you are dealing with young, testosterone driven men, and wear tight jeans and stick your chest out, you are probably going to get some form of harassment, women in general know this when they walk past construction sites.

So they allegedly threw some balls near you, so what.  Adolescent men do that all the time so they can go over and talk to the women when they go over to retrieve the ball.

Other serious female reporters in the media are angry with Ms. Sainz.  They way she dresses and acts as a reporter, as well as using the attention from this story to further her career.  She has not turned down an interview since it happened.

I wish that teams would start banning female reporters that have know issues like these and not give them interviews or access to team facilities.  Then maybe these sensitive female reports would get the hint and deal with things better if they really want to be serious sports journalists.

I feel they should NEVER let female reporters into mens locker rooms in the first place. Yeah I know they feel slighted that male reporters are allowed in locker rooms and they will miss out on the story, but do we send male reporters into female locker rooms while they are showering and naked?  No we don’t, so why do it the other way around.

If female reporters like Inez Sainz keep complaining, then they need to stop locker room access for women which im sure other serious female reports will not like.  They will just have to thank Ms. Sainz for that one!

Revis Signs New Deal

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — After a five-week holdout, Darrelle Revis returned to the New York Jets Monday and was greeted  by his teammates.

After reconnecting with his teammates, Revis repaired to an upstairs board room, where he was to sign his four-year, $46 million contract, culminating a seven-month odyssey that began when the Jets told Revis after the season they wanted to re-work his contract.

Just like that, the black cloud over the Jets was gone. Now they can get on with the business of trying to reach the Super Bowl.