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  1. Eric Decker: The receiver behind the stats

    Rich Cimini

    Trust your eyes. It's an old scouting axiom, one that came into play when the New York Jets evaluated Eric Decker in preparation for free agency. They had to trust their eyes because too often in professional football -- other sports, too, for tha...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Sanchez first to text Rex after son's injury

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Soon after the news broke that his son had suffered a broken collarbone on Monday in a practice with the Clemson football team, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan got a text message from one of his former players -- the first text he rece...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  3. W2W4: Green & White scrimmage

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Are you ready for some football ... ... in a semi-controlled setting in which the quarterbacks are off limits and there is no winner or loser on the scoreboard? The New York Jets play their annual Green & White scrimmage a...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  4. Practice report: Real tackle football

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A few takeaways from Thursday's practice at New York Jets training camp: Snap, crackle, pop: Finally, live tackling. The Jets raised the intensity level by conducting their first goal-line drill of camp, always a spirited exercis...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Jets wake-up call: Day 3

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets are on the field at 10 a.m. ET Saturday for their first practice in pads. The first two days were in "shells," as were the offseason practices and minicamp. Finally, we get to see some real football -- or, at least...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. While we were on vacation ...

    Rich Cimini

    The three-week respite is over, and it's time to get back to football. Before we look ahead to Wednesday, when the New York Jets report to training camp in Cortland, New York, let's take a look back at what I missed over the last three weeks. No n...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. Looking for the next 'Snacks'

    Rich Cimini

    The great thing about football -- and sports in general -- is that occasionally a player comes along that wasn't supposed to make it. We're talking about the guy that confounds the draft experts and the scouts, the guy that arrives through the back d...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  8. Jets players select most memorable game

    Rich Cimini

    Taking a break from serious football topics, we decided to lighten the mood by asking several players on the New York Jets to name the most memorable game of their career -- high school, college or pro. Here's what we found: Breno Giacomini (forme...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. PFF: Jets rank among bottom third in talent

    Rich Cimini

    The folks at Pro Football Focus have ranked every roster in the NFL, using a color-coded system to grade each starter. The stats-based website isn't high on the New York Jets, placing them at No. 23 in the rankings. Wow, tough crowd over there at ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  10. Last-chance linebacker hopes to stick

    Rich Cimini

    Every year there's a last-chance story worth following. This year, it's A.J. Edds, a former Miami Dolphins draft pick who spent last season in pro football purgatory, waiting by the phone every Monday morning for a linebacker-needy team to call. His ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  11. Rex calls Eric Decker a 'go-to guy'

    Rich Cimini

    One of the great things about pro football -- and, really, sports in general -- is how two experts can have different opinions about the same player. Take Eric Decker, for instance. Obviously, the New York Jets think highly of Decker, whom they re...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  12. Jets to Johnny Manziel: Sorry, no room

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- One of the greatest college football players in history was right there for the New York Jets. All they had to do was write "Johnny Manziel" on a card, give it to the commissioner and -- boom -- the NFL draft would've been turne...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  13. Rubbing elbows with best of the best

    Rich Cimini

    Imagine schmoozing with Hall of Famers about the upcoming draft. Imagine attending skills clinics conducted by Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. These are among the activities that will occur Saturday and Sunday at the first Pro Football Hall of Fame fan ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  14. Epic '64 draft: One of the best ever

    Rich Cimini

    This is the 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest draft in NFL history -- 1964, which produced a record 11 Pro Football Hall of Famers. I spoke to 6 of the 10 surviving members of that class, including Bill Parcells (a Detroit Lions draft pick) fo...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  15. Still not time to tear down O-line

    Rich Cimini

    The New York Jets used to have one of the best offensive lines in the league. Now they need serious help, according to an article by Pro Football Focus . The Jets are listed among five teams with "positional frailties" that should be addressed wit...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Woody Johnson on the late Ralph Wilson

    Rich Cimini

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson spoke to reporters Tuesday about Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, who died at the age of 95: "It's the end of a real important era. He was so important in developing football to what it is today ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014