Mike Tannenbaum talked to WFAN yesterday about the Jets, and in the process explained that this year won’t be one the Jets make a big splash according to Jenny Vrentas at the Star-Ledger.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum said not to expect any such grand gestures this year.
“We’re really looking to try to keep our own initially and then kind of going from there,” he said [yesterday morning] on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton show. “I don’t expect that. This league is filled with unexpected opportunities, and I do pride myself on ‘Every rock, every day,’ but I don’t foresee that this year.”
When Tannenbaum says the Jets will take care of their own first, he presumably means nose tackle Sione Pouha, whom the Jets are working on re-signing before he would hit the open market.
This is no surprise, we’ve been saying for months that the Jets would be hard pressed to make many big moves with their cap situation. This year the Draft is going to be how the Jets build back, and while a few free agent moves might be realistic, it’s hard to imagine it’s going to be 2008 all over again.
There’s still work that the Jets need to do. They should do their best to restructure Sanchez, they should find a way to cut Eric Smith’s pay … and see if they can get another veteran to change his contract up to make some more room.