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.





167 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

eric88
eric88

Colon back, at this point they might as well sign somebody. Does Idzik have a pulse?

nickballs
nickballs

DRC gonna be a giant..think we should let that ship sail already......didnt want to overpay for him anyway.  Obviously they went at Davis and he chose to stay in Indy....so bring Cro back and draft corner....im far from patient..but at this point, might as well let Idzik work his plan.....its been 45 years anway....1 more year wont kill us

dobermite
dobermite

Bent, serious question ...

Do you think John Idzik knows Jet fans are in a panic (not all, but most), and that if we lose DRC to the Giants he just might become the most hated Jets executive since Clueless Kotite? I'm about ready to organize one of those mobs you see in those old Frankenstein movies, complete with pitchforks and torches. 

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.

levi
levi

@nickballs  If Indy wouldnt have overpaid for Davis Irsay could have afforded a taxi last night and we would have Davis. So dont overpay for your FA and wake up in jail on ST Paddys Day.

Brendan
Brendan

@dobermite  Follow up question: Do you think John Idzik cares if Jets fans are in a panic? 

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.

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.

dobermite
dobermite

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

Brendan
Brendan

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

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! 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Bernard Mclaughlin @Monty Granitothe ticket prices the concessions .. and you want us to sit a year out. No thanks..I pay every year I want a shot every year. Sorry maybe the people who are saying its ok to pass on peppers ware and spencer just watch on tv .. thats fine theres nothing wrong with that. But I invest serious money into the team every year,, they need to try and win. and thier not doing that this year,  

Teams that dont usually go into free agency are doing it because the class was so good. Giants Pats Ravens saints,,all usually frugal all signed big guys becasue they are smart and know when theres someone good there .. you . get them.


whew done for today thanks guys go jets !!

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Bernard Mclaughlin @Monty Granitoall we need is a couple of NY blackouts because the stadiums empty and boom..change in philosophy guaranteed. remember weve always been competitive.. even the Farve year we were 8 and 3 before the collapse..he puts us in an unnecessary rebuild year its going to get ugly 

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@Monty Granito the stadium is increasingly empty and is only full when teams that have huge follwings buy up all the tickets on The NFL Ticket Exchange.  he cares about filling the seats , yes, hence the Big Push to get fans there and all the gimmicky crap they pull. They need a winning team and reasonably priced seats. I went to the away Raven game and paid less to sit on the 45 yard line 3rd row than I pay for my 2 field level row 33 end zone seats.. and what I noticed there also was the place full at Kickoff . At jet games I haven't seen that for years, people straggle in from tailgating AFTER the game starts.   And forget the gimmicks Woody, get Fireman Ed a police escort, but get him back , the JETS cheer is embarrassingly lame since he left.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@__fense if all his moves are going to be based on people being dumb..than hes not going to make many moves

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@__fense he got a first round pick for revis because tampa was dumb..and they are all fired. He got decker at a decent price because his family has other reasons to be in the media capital. what else has he done that allows him such leeway in youre eyes. ..

__fense
__fense

This is just too ridiculous for me. 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

the people he brought in last year had questionmarks..some panned out some didnt but there was no one he could get last year that was a huge gamchanger// this year was different.. you dont normally have a  few gamechangers in thier prime available for purchase.. but they were.and its disappointing.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@__fense @Monty Granito well..Idzik has never been a gm before so honestly I think it was a bad hire. he may turn out well. he drafted ok last year.but I give ryan the credit for drafting defensive players.it might not be fair. but I do,. But hiring a supervisor who has never supervised before is a risky proposition. Things look good on paper but don't necessarily work out that way in the real world

__fense
__fense

@Monty Granito  Do you think that Idzik doesn't take pride in GMing the team and cares about it? He's not skipping school to go to the movies. He's working and following his plan (that he must have sold Woody on to be hired) because he knows that he's more qualified to run an NFL team than the Jets fan hivemind.

Brendan
Brendan

@Monty Granito  I agree with you in that Woody takes pride in owning the team and cares about it. I disagree he's going to let fan pressure influence how he oversees Idzik. 

__fense
__fense

@Brendan @Monty Granito  He was heir to his his real estate company at one point, I think. He's been on that throne for a while.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Brendan @Monty Granito please this is a jet discussion don't get personal, my car of choice is not at issue here..You think he doesn't care about the fans being happy or upset,, hes a great guy he walks through the parking lot. He loves being the jets owner..he takes pride in it..you think he doesnt care if the stadium is empty and thousands of jets fan are tweeting him daily.. he cares

Brendan
Brendan

@Monty Granito You do realize Woody has nothing to do with the J&J company, right? He's not heir to anything. 


New? The stadium has been open since 2010. 


Did you just flop out of your DeLorean on a trip from 2009? 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Brendan @Monty Granitodamn straight he does he wants that stadium full..hes a rich boy.. hier to the throne.. he doesn't want to be embarrassed and have an empty new stadium.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I completely agree with this. I find a lot of fans who don't have other Jets fans to converse with end up just taking the reporters at face value because they don't know any better. 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@Bent @Brendan@dobermiteJet fans are an angry lot... we went to the playoffs 7 out of 15 years with 3 championship appearances and people were whining  the whole way..how  do you think they're going to enjoy giving up on a season or two who knows how long this plan is.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

@a57se @Brendaneh most jet fans on this website.. but I think if you're really upset you're not coming to this website ... you're trying to forget the mess the jets have become .. unless your masochistic which I obviously am.


The jets put out a tweet about decker yesterday and immediately had 100 negative responses. Fans are pissed they are just not coming here to wallow in it Like some of us

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Yeah, I agree with that. Most fans are in a holding pattern, which is what I'd hope for.