- Mark Sanchez Ready to Keep Job, No Words for Steve Smith [Fansided: The J-E-T Press]
- What to do with Mike Goodson? [ESPN New York: Jets Blog]
- Cribbs: ‘Not sure why’ Jets GM discussed my health [New York Post]
- Jets Announce Minicamp Practices, Fan Activities [The New York Jets]
- Rob Gronkowski could need back surgery [USA Today]
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This week’s episode covers all the latest Jets noise, including QB’s quitting, RBs getting arrested, and so much more. Brian Bassett and Corey Griffin are joined by Erik Manassy from Jets Twit, plus the Mailbag gets really good.
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Intro with hosts Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett
Jets roundtable chat with Erik Manassy from Jets Twit (10:45)
The Mailbag (29:45)
This week’s mailbag proposes the greatest Jets dinner guests!
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Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested early Friday morning after the car he was in was found stopped on Route 80 in New Jersey. Goodson was officially charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of handgun, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of hollow-point ammunition.
The Jets released a statement on Goodson, saying “We are aware of the report and are gathering information.”
Goodson was being taken to the hospital when marijuana was found in his possession. Cops then searched vehicle and found a loaded .45-caliber handgun, according to News 12. He had less than 50 grams of marijuana on him at the time, but cops said when they approached the car, it had a “strong odor” or marijuana.
Goodson was the passenger in the car, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today. He was first taken to the hospital due to his level of intoxication, then taken into police custody, according to Connor Orr of The Star-Ledger.
The police are trying to figure out who is the owner of the gun, as both Goodson and the driver denied owning it, according to Orr.
“Quick research shows NJ law for possession of a handgun is a 3rd degree offense and carries a 3-5 year sentence if convicted,” Garafolo said.
Goodson is being held on $50,000 bail.
The Jets signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract on March 15.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comThis is a totally avoidable situation for Goodson. It’s true we don’t know all the details, but we do know that the Jets offer players a service called Player Protect. It’s a celebrity/athlete tailored protection detail that’s available (and I believe free) to their players which provides licensed and bonded security personnel to act as protection and driver to players with total anonymity to the Jets. PP’s personnel step in in the case of overt illicit activity and do so in a preventative way and in a way that won’t get back to any other interested parties.
The point here is that there are too many resources available to the player for it to be this far down the road. When the news first broke, the details were hazy. For me personally it was the possession of a hollow-point bullet that puts it over the edge in terms of what the team’s reaction to the matter should be.
According to OverTheCap.com, the Jets would eat $1,000,000 in money should they cut Goodson. It’s nothing to sneeze at, but it shouldn’t be enough to keep them from whatever moves they might deem necessary to make. (UPDATE: Jason of OTC tweeted that the $1 million bonus could be recoverable if he misses time due to this legal matter)
Joe McKnight’s comments from yesterday are kind of ironic, but with this breaking news today, his roster spot seems much more secure.
Here’s coverage from last night’s SportsNite – the clip includes plenty of practice footage – plus sound from Mark Sanchez, Joe McKnight, and Chris Ivory.
The Jets top draft pick, former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner fired Impact Sports, his former agency of record, after not being selected in the top five of last month’s 2013 NFL Draft. Milliner is now the second Jets rookie fire his agency in the wake of their draft results. As league rules state, Milliner will wait five days before officially hiring a new agency.
Impact Sports’ head agent for Milliner Tony Fleming, confirmed the rumor yesterday by statement saying that “I know that everything was done to ensure that Mr. Milliner would be drafted as high as possible. Dee was the first cornerback selected, and he was drafted ninth overall to the New York Jets. This is a tremendous accomplishment. I wish Mr. Milliner future success in his professional career.”
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comMaybe this means that Geno and Milliner will carry a chip on their shoulder on the field when it comes time to compete? I sure hope so …
Draft analysts saw Milliner potentially going in the top five, but it’s extremely rare for corners to do and tackles and upside pass-rushers were the phrase that pays in this year’s top five.
Totally guessing, but if I had to conjecture with whom Milliner will wind up? It would be Jay-Z’s agency.
He’s in New York, he was still a top ten pick, we Jets fans now have a slight fetish for standout cornerback play and now there’s something of a void on the Jets roster for marquee players. The draft results might be the reason for the dismissal, but I could see why he would be pursued as a good get by a nascent sports agency with deep ties to the New York area and the sex appeal of a major figure in music.
Over his first three years with the team, Vlad Ducasse hasn’t been able to earn a starting job and it doesn’t look like that is about to get any easier this season. For a while in March the loss to free agency of Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore opened the possibility for Vlad, but the signings of Willie Colon and Steven Peterman along with drafting three versatile lineman have made matters much tougher for the fourth year pro.
“This year is the year to do it,” Ducasse told Connor Orr of the Star-Ledger, yesterday in Florham Park. “I’m not looking at it like I was a second-round draft pick three years ago. Now, it’s like, I’m looking at it like I need to go in there and get the job done so I can be in the starting lineup.”
In the last year of his rookie contract, Vlad knows the end of his run as a Jet — let alone a pro — all hinges on the next few months. “That’s pretty much it, it’s now or never,” said Vlad. “I talked to Coach Rex about it, it’s pretty much a year for me to do what they drafted me to do.”
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comWhat the Jets drafted him to do was one of two things according to the Day Two press conference from 2010; play (1) Right Tackle or play (2) Left Guard. So far he’s washed out at tackle and he’s barely clinging on as guard. The Jets used that rotational thing last year, which was tough to come to any definitive conclusions.
Behind Vlad, players like OAK’s Jared Veldheer (12th among all tackles in 2012 according to PFF), KC’s Jon Asamoah (10th among guards) and MIA’s John Jerry (49th among guards) went not long after Ducasse, and they’ve all been able to contribute well to bad teams. The exception is Charles Brown, who was drafted the closest to Ducasse and who has barely been able to make the field with the Saints.
Ducasse hasn’t demonstrated enough value to the team so far and the drafting of two versatile lineman and a new project player won’t do much to help his chances. Still, if he makes the roster it’s going to be on merit and not on dispensations and special requests for playing time from the GM.
- Milliner fires agent after falling out of top five [NFL.com]
- Cribbs: Idzik knee comments were “negotiation tactic” [Raiders.com]
- Geno “honestly” believes Jets can make postseason [NFL.com]
- Mornhinweg building “something special” from the ground up [CBS]
- After Rex jibe, Coples steps it up in weight room [NY Post]
- Rex to Vlad: This is the year for you to make an impact [ESPN NY]