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  1. Sunday notes: Cheers for Pryor, not Johnny

    Rich Cimini

    Thoughts and observations on the New York Jets (better late than never): 1. No, Johnny, no: Johnny Manziel never was a consideration for the Jets with the 18th pick. Never. Their target was safety Calvin Pryor. When the Baltimore Ravens selected l...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  2. LaRon's brother, Dawan, visits with Jets

    Rich Cimini

    To say the Jets have a need at safety would be the understatement of the week. They cut Eric Smith and lost starters LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell in free agency, leaving second-year players Antonio Allen and Josh Bush, neither of whom has played sa...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  3. Good news: Safety in numbers

    Rich Cimini

    The scouting combine wrapped up Tuesday with the cornerback and safety drills. The Jets have a keen interest in safeties, considering LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell are free agents and Eric Smith was released. Good news: Scouts say it's a deep safety...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, among five reeased by New York Jets

    Rich Cimini

    The cap-strapped New York Jets began their anticipated salary dump Tuesday, releasing linebacker Bart Scott and three other veterans.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  5. Positional analysis: Secondary

    Rich Cimini

    This is Part 8 in a nine-part analysis of the Jets -- a position-by-position breakdown as we head toward the scouting combine and free agency: SECONDARY 2012 depth chart: Antonio Cromartie (starter), Kyle Wilson (starter), LaRon Landry (starter...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  6. Halftime: Jets 13, Rams 7

    Rich Cimini

    ST. LOUIS -- A quick take on the first half: 1. Opportunistic defense. The Jets' defense came to play, forcing two turnovers in the first half -- both in Rams territory. S Eric Smith made a nice interception at the Rams' 13, jumping an "out" route...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  7. Injury report: Wednesday

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The official practice report from Wednesday: Analysis: Calvin Pace hurt his shin Sunday, but he's expected to play, according to Rex Ryan. Joe McKnight told reporters that he intends to play even though he's still less than 1...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. Po'uha, Powell, Smith declared out

    Rich Cimini

    Nose tackle Sione Po'uha, running back Bilal Powell, safety Eric Smith and nose tackle Kenrick Ellis -- all of whom were listed as doubtful on the injury report -- won't play Sunday against the Patriots, the Jets announced Saturday. As expected, n...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  9. Cro: Safety chemistry better now than '11

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets' defense took a big hit with the loss of Darrelle Revis, but Antonio Cromartie still loves the chemisty, especially in the secondary. Cromartie spoke candidly Wednesday, saying the current secondary is a closer unit tha...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Injury report: Mangold misses practice again

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The injury report for Thursday: Analysis: Nick Mangold, Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill are expected to play for the Jets. FB John Conner and WR Clyde Gates are expected to miss the game. As reported earlier, Eric Smith is ex...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. Smith hurt in practice, Ellis out 4-6 weeks

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The injuries continue to mount for the Jets. Backup safety Eric Smith sprained a knee Wednesday in practice and won't play Sunday against the Colts. Initially, the team feared it was a season-ending injury. Chances are, Smith...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  12. Quarterly report: Playing time for D

    Rich Cimini

    A playing-time breakdown for every player on defense through the first four games (284 snaps): DEFENSIVE LINE Muhammad Wilkerson -- 238 snaps, 84 percent Mike DeVito -- 164 snaps, 58 percent Sione Po'uha -- 128 snaps, 45 percent Kenric...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Playing time: Invisible Mayhem

    Rich Cimini

    A breakdown of the defensive snaps from Sunday's game (based on a total of 72): LINEMEN Muhammad Wilkerson -- 64 Mike DeVito -- 45 Sione Po'uha -- 45 Quinton Coples -- 41 Kenrick Ellis -- 39 LINEBACKERS David Harris -- 72 C...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  14. Coach's big decision: How to cover Vernon?

    Rich Cimini

    In 2006, the Jets had TE Vernon Davis rated very highly on their draft board. In fact, he was in the conversation before they decided to use the fourth overall pick on LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson. On Sunday, they have to figure out a way to defend him. ...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  15. Sparano defends Tebow usage

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Despite a lack of productivity by Tim Tebow this past Sunday against the Dolphins, offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said Thursday there were some positives that came out of his Tebow usage. Sparano noted that the Dolphins b...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  16. Film study: Anatomy of a dud

    Rich Cimini

    After breaking down the tape of the Jets' 27-10 loss to the Steelers, a few things jumped out: PLENTY OF BLAME: Immediately after the game, the prevailing explanation for the utter ineptitude of the passing attack was how the wide receivers failed...

    Blog | September 18, 2012