Buzz: Jets hoping to bring back Willie Colon

The notorious JLC provides us with an update on Willie Colon, who started all 16 games at right guard last year, before suffering a season ending biceps tear in the season finale.

Towards the end of the season, Colon implied that he expected to be back when he said that Rex Ryan was one of the main reasons he came to the Jets and that it would be “a step back for us as a team” if Ryan was not retained.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Colon performed well last year and Pro Football Focus graded him as the 5th best guard in pass protection in the NFL. He also provided the team with much-needed leadership.

On twitter the other day, Kimberley Martin from Newsday predicted that Colon would be back and the Calvin Pace move yesterday suggests that the Jets are now starting to address those players from last year’s team that they would like to return.

A little detective work from myself and Bassett reached the conclusion that Colon’s bicep tear (suffered two and a half months ago) could be the more serious kind; a distal tear which carries an estimated recovery time of four months.




183 comments
campfodder
campfodder

Why is this guy always tearing his biceps apart like this? Very concerning.....

ww85
ww85

Maybe Bridgewater will drop to us. He just bombed at Pro day. Not saying we take him

Bent
Bent moderator

@campfodder  His previous injuries were actually an Achilles tendon and a triceps.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@ww85 I too, was surprised at how weak / unspectacular Bridgewater was today and I think what the broadcasting team said was right on. He'll no longer be the #1 overall, but will go in the Top 10. On the bright side, at least I have to lament missing out on him, He won't have the immediate impact of Wilson or RGIII in his first year.

Brendan
Brendan

@ww85 That's a strong word. I'm reading mixed stuff on it. A lot of people are questioning him for not wearing a glove. 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo were going to sweep the fins?..

Most of those teams have gotten a lot better already and weve just .. yada yada..broken record...I wont even say it..........


gotten worse

ww85
ww85

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  Tell me how Geno plays & I'll tell you the NYJ record. I really don't know what to expect from him. If he plays like the last 4 games, we are going 11-5. He plays like last year overall, it's another 8-8 show.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I love this game. It's so scientific. LOL

dobermite
dobermite

No chance, I repeat, NO CHANCE this team wins 7 Games. If this team wins 7 Games, I will kiss John Idzik's fanny in Macy's window. 

jma020
jma020

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  I don't disagree.  We were really a 7-9ish team last year.  Doesn't really look like we're going to be improved very much.  It really sucks that Rex's job is on the line when he is the best thing we have going for us as a team.

a57se
a57se

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  

You have us winning in Tenn? We've lost ugly two straight years there....

Also winning on the West Coast has been difficult for us....

ww85
ww85

@Brendan Hyperbole is allowed on days when nothing is going on, I thought?

kniff
kniff

@dobermite  What will you let Idzik do to ya' if we win ten games lol???

jma020
jma020

@dobermite  If the team wins 7 or more games you should be kissing Rex, not Idzik.

jenkins
jenkins

@a57se @Bent @ww85  Russell's main problem was he was really dumb. When he found out he had to do more than scramble or throw bombs, he got depressed and basically dropped out of the league. Really painful to watch. LSU did nothing to prepare him for the NFL. Sad really.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @ww85 

I was sold, HOOK, LINE and SINKER!

He needed someone to hold him accountable.....who really knows though, that may not have worked either.

ww85
ww85

@Bent Wait...Bent is actually  RYAN LEAF!!  I always had that suspicion. Is it difficult to tweet from prison?

Bent
Bent moderator

@ww85  I don't care what anyone says JaMarcus Russell was one of the most talented college QBs I've ever seen and if he ends up on a rising franchise instead of the Raiders, he probably doesn't end up putting on weight and getting hooked on cough syrup and turns into a great QB.


You just can't predict these things no matter how much research you put into draft prospects.

ww85
ww85

@Brendan Very few analysts questioned JMR. Mayock did say he wasn't sure. That's the biggest critique I heard.

Brendan
Brendan

@ww85 It sure is. I actually love the people tweeting the comments from Jamarcus' pro-day. The way people fawned over him is hilarious in hindsight. 

Bytor
Bytor

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  C'mon dude, we won 8 games last year. We'll improve on both sides of the ball. 5-11 is Cleveland Brownsish. 

harold
harold

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo

You guys are getting crazy.  I consider myself a pretty die hard fan.  But you guys are predicting records in March and making declarations based on what?  Relax the draft has not even come, we have not run one minicamp.

a57se
a57se

@dobermite  

Oh no, we are going to hold you accountable for that one....:)

dobermite
dobermite

@Bent LOL, no Bent, please let that one disappear into the abyss, just in case! :-0

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Not that I know of...just the rumors about it being incentive based and easy for the Jets to get out of.....

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Did we ever find out any hard numbers for his contract? 

a57se
a57se

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  

I'd go this way:

Bills split

Miami split

NE split

Minn W

Det. W

GB L

Chi L

SD L

Den L

KC W

Oak W

Tenn L

Pitt W

That leaves us 8-8...just like 2013.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Joe Fortenbaugh on NFP posts these things every now and then...I believe jaygo also posted something when they first came out.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Do you have a link? I've checked the betting sites I used to use and they don't have anything up, just odds to win the SB. 

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

John, did you have the Jets beating NE and the Saints last year?

levi
levi

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  Bears, Lions, Chiefs and Steelers are winnable games. we sweep the Bills and normally I would say split with the Pats but they do look tough already. That puts us at 10 wins or so.

Brendan
Brendan

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  I'll talk about whatever you want, dude. I just think doing W/L predictions when the team is still signing people (as is every team they're going to play this year) is a pointless exercise. Give it at least a few weeks until teams make post-draft cuts, etc. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  John, you can post whatever you want, but don't be salty when the reply is like that. You know full well it's crazy to predict W/L records right now. Vegas won't even put the W/L under/over on the board! 

a57se
a57se

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  

That is Right John! it is better than reading about some guy the Jets are supposedly interested in then see that same guy sign somewhere else!