Posts Tagged ‘NFL NFL Football’

Dolphins fan Marco Rubio has a plan to get Tom Brady out of the AFC East

Friday, July 21st, 2017

As a man born and raised in south Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio is a Miami Dolphins fan. So while his favored team is certainly on an upswing these days, Rubio has watched his Dolphins be on the losing side of the scoreboard 20 of the 29 times they’ve faced

Jets reach agreement with first-round pick Jamal Adams

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The New York Jets have reached a deal with first-round pick Jamal Adams, according to his agency Universal Sports Management. The No. 6 overall selection in the draft, Adams was one of just six draft picks without contract following Patrick Mahomes signing with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier on Thursday. Adams’ deal will be a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried Thursday to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he's cooked up to sideline New England's star quarterback, Tom Brady. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, selected by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the United Kingdom, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing. Rubio's a member of the panel. And before he quizzed Johnson on issues like counterterrorism and Brexit, the senator got the other important business

Jets braced for growing pains as they await training camp

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive The evidence is hard to refute. They jettisoned almost every recognizable veteran they had. They didn't add any significant free agents. The veteran quarterback they added is a 38-year-old journeyman. The Jets were 5-11 last season, and it's hard to argue this year won't be worse. So yes, it sure does look like the Jets are "tanking" this season, with their eyes on the top of next year's quarterback-rich draft. They're not, of course. Tanking is almost impossible to do effectively, especially in the NFL. But they are doing a bit of scorched-Earth rebuilding and know they are in for a long, losing season. There'll be a lot of short-term pain. And

Jets Rookie Review: Darron Lee

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Darron Lee had his ups and downs after being the Jets' first round pick last season, but the team seems compelled to proceed with the plan to build around him as one of the cornerstones of the defense. Entering his first season, everyone knew that Lee was a terrific athlete, but he still had to prove he had the instincts to play inside linebacker in a pro-style defense. Preseason Stats: Four games, no starts, seven tackles, one sack Regular Season Stats: 13 games, 9 starts, 73 tackles, one sack, three passes defensed, no forced fumbles. Projected Role: Projected starter at weakside inside linebacker Lee started off his rookie year in a rotation with Erin Henderson, as the pair split the workload

NFL still reviewing Darron Lee/Leonard Williams incident in June

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

According to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, the NFL is still reviewing an incident invovling Jets' LB Darron Lee and DE Leonard Williams from early June, reports ESPN's Rich Cimini.  The incident occured at Governors Ball Music Festival on Randalls Island in June where Lee had to be restrained by Williams after getting into an argument with a woman. An eye witness video showed Williams getting in between his teammate, and eventually, carrying him away from the argument. Jets' head coach Todd Bowles later indentified the woman as Lee's girlfriend, and noted that the team will not be disciplining the linebacker. However, he thinks he needs to take caution in the future.  "You don't want that stuff

New York Jets training camp: Three questions facing the team

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The NFL season is inching closer. Through July, Shutdown Corner will examine three big questions for each NFL team as it heads to training camp. By all accounts, Bowles is a good man and good coach, a New Jersey native who set the tone for his tenure early on by immediately cutting IK Enemkpali after Enemkpali sucker-punched Geno Smith in the locker room during his first training camp with the team, and then was transparent with media and fans about what went down.

Le’Veon Bell? David Johnson? Ezekiel Elliott? Ranking every team’s RB situation

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Running backs don’t hold the same value they once did. Yes, there are still some bell cows — and having a player that has not only the skills but also the durability to hold up like that is a major asset. Depth is obviously important, but if a team has a proven workhorse back, is having extra backups all that important?

Town objects to Jets’ plan for training center helipad

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The New York Jets' plan to build a helicopter landing pad at their New Jersey training facility has drawn objections from some who question the need since an airport is just a couple of miles away. The borough of Madison has lodged objections to the Jets' application, NJ.com reported. The borough says that there's "no demand" for a helipad so close to the Morristown Airport. "Any purported public benefit from the availability of a helistop for emergency uses is illusive," officials wrote. The borough also argued that the pad could introduce a safety risk. An attempt to build a helipad in 2013 was stalled when some community members objected, citing noise concerns and the potential for an accident.

Town objects to NY Jets’ plan for training center helipad

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The New York Jets' plan to build a helicopter landing pad at their New Jersey training facility has drawn objections from some who question the need since an airport is just a couple of miles away. The borough of Madison has lodged objections to the Jets' application, NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2tGs67O ) reported. The borough says that there's ''no demand'' for a helipad so close to the Morristown Airport.