Suzanne Johnson, who is the wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson, was all smiles when the news of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was announced last night (Price, May 11).
Johnson tweeted a link of the Brady suspension story from NFL.com along with a smiley face emoji to the Patriots official twitter handle.
The tweet was deleted shortly after being posted and the Jets refrained from commenting on the matter.
A Jets fan site has created a T-shirt with Tom Brady’s image that read, “See you later Deflator,” in light of the NFL’s punishment against Brady and the Patriots for DeflateGate (May 12, 9:15 am).
The NFL will suspend Brady without pay for the first four games of the season, while the Patriots will be fined $1 million and lose two draft picks, as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game, the league said in a statement Monday.
The NFL also indefinitely suspended the two equipment staffers believed to have carried out the plan, one of whom reportedly called himself “The Deflator.”
The Jets first play the Patriots this season during Week 6, after Brady has served his full suspension.
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The NFL has suspended Tom Brady for four games due to the Deflategate scandal.
The Patriots will also lose their first round pick in 2016 and a fourth round pick in 2017, and the team has been fined $1 million.
Brady will miss games against the Steelers, Bills, Jaguars and Cowboys. He returns to the field when New England plays at Indianapolis in Week 6.
The Patriots will play the Jets in Brady’s second game back in Week 7 and in Week 16.
The Jets have signed QB Jake Heaps, who recently attended the team’s rookie minicamp (Mehta, May 11).
The addition of Heaps gives the Jets five quarterbacks on the roster, with Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Simms, and Bryce Petty.
Heaps, 23, played with BYU, Kansas, and Miami during his college career.
Bent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers will know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail, so this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any un-drafted free agent signings. Today, we begin with defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was the Jets’ first round pick this year, drafted sixth overall.
Williams, who is listed at 6’5″ and 302 pounds, is just 20 years old and is a two-time all-American after a three year collegiate career at USC. During those three seasons, Williams amassed 218 tackles and 21 sacks. He set career highs with 80 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2014, and also had seven sacks and an interception.
After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Williams in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses….
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While he thinks highly of Tom Brady, Jets WR Brandon Marshall believes Brady should be suspended for his role in Deflategate (Cosentino, May 11).
“I do think that the commissioner and the NFL has to really look at this and make a tough decision,” Marshall said. “Well, I don’t even think it’s a tough decision, but Brady got caught.”
Regarding a potential suspension specifically, Marshall said “I think they’re going to have to go down that path. The Patriots, man, they’ve been down this road before, unfortunately. It’s been a few times that these things came up. And you can say in the past things it’s been a slap on the wrist, so they have to come down a little harder.”
The Wells Report found that it was probable that the Patriots intentionally deflated footballs during the AFC Championship, and that Brady was at least “generally aware” of the violation of the rules.
Former coaches have been heaping praise on QB Bryce Petty, who the Jets selected in the fourth round of last weekend’s draft (Mehta, May 11).
Baylor head coach Art Briles, who was surprised Petty lasted until the fourth round, said that Jets fans “are in for a big treat,” while noting that anyone who believes Briles will have difficulty transitioning from a no-huddle offense to an ordinary NFL offense is off base.
“He’s a great player,” Briles said. “Was Joe Montana in a system? Is Tom Brady in a system? Everybody’s in a system. It’s just about how you adapt. He’ll do well in whatever he’s asked to do…RG3 won an NFC East title and was NFL Rookie of the Year. Then he got ‘systemized.’ So, I mean, let them play.”
Philip Montgomery, who was Petty’s offensive coordinator for a time at Baylor, said Petty is incredibly driven.
“I can see him getting in there and doing great things and winning the job. It’s going to be more on the Jets organization and their coaching staff just to see how fast they really want to progress him. I know he’ll be prepared either way.”
Last season, Petty started 12 of 13 games as Baylor won the Big 12 championship. Petty completed 270 of 428 passes for 3,855 yards while throwing 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 101 yards and six touchdowns.