Archive for the ‘New York Jets’ Category

Jets fans have no issue with tanking, but don’t approve of owner

Monday, June 26th, 2017

As explained by Brian Costello the New York Post, a survey of Jets season-ticket holders shows that they have no objection to the team’s apparent tanking. Question: “What do you think of the Jets’ current plan to get rid of older, expensive players and sacrifice the 2017 season in order to get a high pick in 2018?” Of the 110 who responded, 79 percent approved of the approach. Fifty-six percent of the season-ticket holders said they don’t approve of the job Woody Johnson is doing.

SNY All-Access: Behind the scenes at Jets camp, Part 2

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The Jets' roster purge and commitment to begin rebuilding this season earned them a "C+" offseason grade, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. As the offseason is normally used to rebuild rosters, the Jets tore theirs down thanks to move made by owner Woody Johnson. Among the roster cuts were LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker, which saved the Jets almost $14 million in payroll alone. C Nick Mangold and CB Darrelle Revis were also part of the 11 veterans the Jets go rid of this offseason.  Cimini said the grade should be worse considering the Jets now have one of the worst rosters in the NFL, but looking at the big picture, the Jets are acknowledging their rebuild and will have $80 million to work with next

SNY All-Access: Behind the scenes at Jets camp

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Jets' roster purge and commitment to begin rebuilding this season earned them a "C+" offseason grade, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. As the offseason is normally used to rebuild rosters, the Jets tore theirs down thanks to move made by owner Woody Johnson. Among the roster cuts were LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker, which saved the Jets almost $14 million in payroll alone. C Nick Mangold and CB Darrelle Revis were also part of the 11 veterans the Jets go rid of this offseason.  Cimini said the grade should be worse considering the Jets now have one of the worst rosters in the NFL, but looking at the big picture, the Jets are acknowledging their rebuild and will have $80 million to work with next

Twitter Reacts To Trump’s Appointment Of Woody Johnson

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Twitter burst into laughter when President Trump officially announced that he had appointed New York Jets owner Woody Johnson as ambassador to the United Kingdom Thursday. Trump's nomination for UK ambassador is called... Woody Johnson. 13 year old me is giggling at the name Woody Johnson...

How Much Is Woody Johnson Worth?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

President Donald Trump named football tycoon Woody Johnson as his ambassador to the U.K. on Thursday. The appointment adds yet another billionaire to the Trump administration, with Johnson family's wealth conservatively estimated at $6.3 billion in July 2015 by Forbes. Johnson, 70, is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I, one of the three brothers that founded the pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in 1886.

Trump Nominates NFL Team Owner As Ambassador To Britain

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

In the official statement, the White House cited Johnson’s stint as the CEO and chairman of the Jets for 16 years and mentioned he had served on the President’s Export Council and the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. Trump said Johnson was "going to Saint James", in a reference to the official title of ambassador of the United States to the Court of St. James, according to multiple reports.

Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain. The pick had been expected since January, when the then president-elect announced his intention to tap Johnson as envoy to Washington's closest European ally during a leadership lunch with congressional Republicans and incoming cabinet members. Johnson, 70, owns the New York Jets, a member of the National Football League, and has an extensive record for raising cash for Republicans.

Woody Johnson nominated for Ambassador to UK, with brother set to run Jets

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Jets confirmed Christopher Johnson will become chairman and CEO if the Senate confirms Woody Johnson as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. President Donald Trump nominated the Jets owner on Thursday, 153 days after he unofficially named Johnson to the diplomatic post. Christopher Johnson, Woody’s brother and also a team owner, will directly oversee all day-to-day team operations in his brother’s absence.

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities

Fantasy Freak Show Podcast: Eric Decker escapes from New York

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Eric Decker leaves the worst imaginable quarterback situation for one of the league’s best. So yeah, we like the move.(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images for New York Jets) Eric Decker landed with the Tennessee Titans, which means one of the NFL’s elite