Packers area scout leaves for Jets

Packers longtime area scout Lee Gissendaner is on his way the New York Jets (ESPN, May 21).

Gissendaner had been with the Packers since 1998 – an area scout since 2001 – but is headed to the Jets with the offer of a promotion to national scout.

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that he is the only member of Green Bay’s personnel department to be leaving this spring. No word yet on a possible replacement.


TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET

Join us at 2:00pm ET for our weekly TJB chat.

In order to access the room, you must now sign up for a chatzy account at – click where it says log in/sign up in the top right hand corner. Obviously if you registered already, you can log into your existing account. You will then be able to access the room at the usual address – where this week’s password is itsvoluntary.

Apologies for this extra requirement, but it will allow us to moderate the chat more effectively and prevent any abuse or vulgarity. The action gets underway at 2:00pm ET.

Richardson responds to critics on twitter

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson responded to fan criticism of missing OTA workouts on twitter this morning.

The Jets began non-contact OTA practices earlier this week. Members of the media were granted access to practice on Wednesday and Richardson was a notable name absent.

It’s important to remember that all offseason workouts are voluntary, except for a mandatory minicamp in June.

Fellow defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has yet to participate in any off season workouts (May 19).


HUDDLE Talks football panel in NYC

Coming up on May 27, at BB King Blues Club in New York City, HUDDLE Talks will host a panel discussing the New York football, including the Jets.

SNY’s Jeane Coakley is on the panel to talk about the New York Jets.

HUDDLE Talks connects diehard football fans with sports insiders by hosting informed and entertaining discussions on all aspects of the game.

Attendees can expect a night of storytelling, presentations, debate, panels and lectures by some of the biggest experts in football.



TJB Podcast: Training Camp Battles *Geno not included

Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are back at it like the Jets, and they’re naming starters on the podcast. The guys cover the Geno news and other notes, and then break down the many position battles that are lined up for training camp.

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McDougle returns after missing last season

Dexter McDougle took a few speedy steps toward making good on a promise he made to himself – and New York Jets fans – nearly a year ago.

The cornerback was back on the practice field this week, showing no effects of a knee injury that ended his rookie season during training camp last summer.

“I’m blessed to be out there getting reps again,” McDougle said after practice Wednesday. “I got the heads up a couple of days ago, and they’re going to let me get in the mix. I’m just happy to be out there.”

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NCAA Football: Kansas at Baylor

BGA: Scouting Bryce Petty

BentBent, As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams, wide receiver Devin Smith and outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ fourth pick, quarterback Bryce Petty.

Petty, who is listed at 6’3″ and 230 pounds, is 23 years old and started for the last two years for Art Briles’ Baylor Bears. Petty went 11-2 as a starter in each of his two seasons, with Baylor losing their bowl game in each season. Over the course of his career, he passed for over 8,000 yards with 62 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 21 touchdowns.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Petty in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses…

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