Daily Links: Isle be back

– Part two of Barnwell’s top 100 players features two Jets [Grantland]

– DL preview: Big names, big questions [ESPN New York]

– Ex-Jet Thomas signed by the Vikings [Scout.com]

– A fascinating look into how Madden ratings are compiled [538]

– Namath, Dorow help ensure that 12 is the dominant QB jersey number [Football Perspective]

– Ex-Jet Jones goes Hollywood [AP]

– Ex-Jet Nelson’s career at a crossroads [AP]

– Do the Jets have the worst tight ends in the division? [NJAM]

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Unsurprisingly, the top-rated Jet in Bill Barnwell’s top 100 player rankings for Grantland is cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The Jets invested a lot of money to bring back Revis, so will be hoping he is still capable of playing at an elite level for a few more seasons. However, the revelation this week that his 2012 knee injury was more serious than previously realized gives cause for concern. The Jets essentially made a three-year commitment to Revis, although they could theoretically swallow some dead money and bail on the deal after the 2016 season if Revis’ performance level falls off dramatically or he gets hurt again.

While Revis has done well since his return from that injury, his excellent numbers in 2013 were partially attributable to being employed in an easier role. Last season, he went back to being moved around to match up with the other team’s top target. For example, in the Super Bowl, he played 33 of his 54 snaps in the slot. Most analysts agree, he was able to prove he is still a great player, but perhaps not quite as “lights out” as he was at his apex about five years ago. It’s difficult to argue with that stance.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at New York Jets

BGA: Expendables – Training Camp Primer

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Every year, teams have to let some players go. Even thought the Jets did bring back some of their free agents (Leger Douzable, Willie Colon, Ben Ijalana, Tanner Purdum), they chose not to bring everyone back. With preseason just around the corner, we’ll be keeping track of the progress on any guys from the 2014 or 2015 roster that are now playing elsewhere so we can at least start to form some views on whether letting any of these guys loose was a mistake or a smart move.

With some training camps getting underway this weekend, now is a good time to summarize who we’ll be following once preseason gets underway

After the jump, a comprehensive list – which may of course grow with guys like Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Dawan Landry still searching for a job – of who we’ll be covering.

To read more of this story, click here

NFL: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Daily Links: Rebel without a clue

– Brooks: Jets have one of the top instant-impact rookie classes [NFL.com]

– Cimini tries his hand at a 53-man roster projection [ESPN New York]

– Ex-Jet Harvin is the most hated player in an NFL locker room [SI]

– Bowles faces a big job as he joins Jets [AZ Central]

– How effective were Geno, Vick and Fitzpatrick on third down in 2014? [Football Perspective]

– Jets Top 25 – Richardson is dominant, but decision making a concern [NY Post]

– LB Storylines: Harris stays home, Mauldin joins the fray [Jets Official Site]

– Esiason: Geno “has no clue to what he’s doing” [NJAM]

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks has continued to be a big believer in the Jets this offseason, a stance which has left many an analyst with egg on their face in the past.

Brooks, a guest on the TJB podcast last week, had already been very complimentary about Geno Smith, the Jets’ defensive line and secondary position groups and the roster in general. However, is his expectation that the Jets’ rookies could have an instant impact a step too far?

While Leonard Williams will have a good opportunity to start during the first month, he’s still likely to be coming off the bench and part of a rotation for the rest of the year even if things go well. Hopes are high for Devin Smith and Lorenzo Mauldin, but they have other players ahead of them and should have some developing to do before they can be full time contributors. As for the last three picks, Bryce Petty is almost certain not to play and it’s not a lock that Jarvis Harrison or Deon Simon will even make the team.


TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET

Join us at 2:00pm ET for our weekly TJB chat.

In order to access the room, you must now sign up for a chatzy account at chatzy.com – click where it says log in/sign up in the top right hand corner. Obviously if you registered already, you can log into your existing account. You will then be able to access the room at the usual address – Chatzy.com/TJB where this week’s password is broadwayrelle.

Apologies for this extra requirement, but it will allow us to moderate the chat more effectively and prevent any abuse or vulgarity. The action gets underway at 2:00pm ET.

Geno’s ready…

Gallery: 2015 Camp Preview – Offensive Tackles

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The calendar has flipped over to July, which means we are just a week away (!!) from training camp. This series will be a quick crash course on who will be competing for spots at each position on the roster.

Up next, the Jets offensive tackles…

Overview: This group looks like it will be more of the same this season with D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini leading the way as the team’s starters.  A year from now, the team’s starters and backups could all be wiped away as the starters are becoming replaceable and expensive coupled with the fact that there’s no backups who look to be in a spot to make a ascension as a long-term starter.  Look for the team’s offensive line to get a major overhaul from the outside-in this coming offseason.

Click the gallery to read the blurbs on each player.