Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comHere’s a quick look at all the happenings from the Jets of the last year, month by month. Next up, March 2013 …
The Jets signed a few guys at the start of the month to compete for spots in camp like DB Eric Crocker, DT Junior Aumavae and WR Thomas Mayo. Maybe the Jets should have looked at some different QB talent, but the two guys that were at the top of what we perceived as their veteran QB list, seemed to stay there … these were the only guys on the roster since September. Oh and Idzik was willing to wait out Tebow. (Sure he was)
Free agency picked up. Dustin Keller was set to hit the market without a deal from the Jets. The Jets caused sadness for many Jets fans by cutting Sione Pouha. The Jets restructured Santonio Holmes’ deal while expressing a passing interest in WR Brandon Gibson (Miami) and Mo Mass. The future of the defense got a little more concerning when Mike DeVito took a trip to Kansas City and LaRon seemed destined to land in Indy. Shonn Greene was headed to Tennessee and no one cared.
In the end it came down to the Jets unwillingness to spend money considering how the expected Revis trade would mash the cap.
On the positive side, Antwan Barnes wanted to come and play for his old coach again. Future headline-grabber Mike Goodson signed along with Willie Colon, Antonio Garay and The Folk Hero. Dawan Landry showed some initial interest.
Keyshawn advised that the Jets should trade Revis, who thought playing in San Francisco would be ‘awesome.’ There weren’t that many teams seriously interested in Revis. After getting burned on Nnamdi and getting a new coach, the Eagles weren’t interested. Schiano pulled a KG on Revis. For the better part of a month, the spin coming out of Tampa and New York grew old quicker than a Rachel-Ross will-they-won’t-they storyline on Friends. Bucs are standing firm, so are the Jets but they still want to trade Revis. Blargh.
This of course only continued with the owners meetings. Woody Johnson, Rex Ryan on and on … oh and Puppet Florio had his strings continually pulled by Schwartz/Feinsod and Domenik. We had a great FanOpEd from Joe B.
The Jets quarterback competition was said to be open, and Mark Sanchez was working with Jeff Garcia to get up to speed on the Marty Mornhinweg system.
Random stuff? The Jets were stuck with Hill and Holmes and that might have forced the issues further at the spot. Demario was named the second starting inside linebacker. Ricky Sapp explained his story to Steiny. Terry Bradway and Marty Mornhinweg (see picture above) watched Geno Smith’s workout and came away impressed. Antonio Garay had crazy hairstyles. Howard got himself a bonus. Darrin Walls appeared a good depth option. We started to hear that Santonio Holmes wasn’t going to be back on the field so soon …