[Rex Ryan] said he had a plan for me. I talked to the offensive coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg), and they said they like players like me who can bring big-play ability there.”
– Tavon Austin on his discussion with the Jets
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
“I’ve been sitting around for the last hour trying to figure out what to say to the Jet Nation and I came up with this.
The six years I played for the New York Jets were unbelievable. I put my body on the line everyday and did everything could to help the team win. I experienced a lot and learned a lot. The memories I had in New York I will keep dearly [in] my heart. I want to thank all the Jets fans for making me feel welcome.”
– Darrelle Revis on Twitter, thanking Jets fans for their support
A trade is certainly a viable option. We will definitely look at any trade possibilities and see if it benefits the Jets. We’ll have open discussion on potential trades, and a lot of them may be our own what-if scenarios, but we’ll explore all avenues to try to better our roster, to increase the competition on our roster.”
It’s nothing I can control, and like I’ve said ever since I was at Nease High School, I really try not to worry about what I can’t control. Just try to have the best attitude, have the best effort, a great work ethic, and so far this offseason has been a lot of fun. Been my best yet.”
– Tim Tebow on his future with the Jets
He forced some things, he had some games that were really, really bad — even by his standards. But I do believe that he has the potential to lead a football team if you get the right pieces around him. But the problem is that they’ve got a long way to go here in New York to get the right pieces around him.”
– Kurt Warner on Jets QB Mark Sanchez
What’s up, fat ass?”
– Antonio Cromartie greeting his former teammate Antonio Garay to New York (via Metro)
The first snap, [Mark Sanchez will] be the guy running out there first. But there’s going to be competition at that spot, there’s no question about it. We need to get better at the quarterback position.”
– Rex Ryan on who will take the first snaps of the offseason (via ESPN NY)
Don’t mistake kindness for weakness.