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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. Jets must prepare for air attack ... or else

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- You never want to put too much weight on the preseason, especially the first game, but Thursday night may have provided a glimpse of the defensive challenge that will confront the New York Jets in 2014. The Indianpolis Colts came...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Jets Camp Report: Day 7

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New York Jets training camp: The Jets like to think they're an elite defense, but elite defenses make big plays -- meaning takeaways. Since 2009, under Rex Ryan, the Jets are only 15...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Geno Smith of New York Jets reacts to being called worst starting...

    Rich Cimini

    The New York Jets' Geno Smith is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, according to a recent ESPN survey, but he expects to be closer to the top than the bottom over the next year or two.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  5. Expect a better Jets offense, but great? No

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- For five years, ever since Brett Favre left town and Rex Ryan arrived, the New York Jets have been a defensive-minded team. That probably will never change as long as Ryan is the coach, but it has to be closer to a 50-50 balance for...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Rex: Teams don't want to play us

    Rich Cimini

    Brash Rex made a brief appearance Thursday. Well, let's say it was Brash Rex Lite. On the eve of rookie camp, Rex Ryan spoke confidently about his team, saying he expects the New York Jets to be a playoff contender. That's hardly an outlandish sta...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. W2W4: Moment of truth for Jets

    Rich Cimini

    If the extra two weeks of waiting made you anxious, imagine how the New York Jets feel. They've been waiting 16 months. John Idzik's rebuilding plan, set in motion when he was hired in January 2013, is built largely around the draft -- this draft....

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. New York Jets schedule analysis

    Rich Cimini

    Breakdown: Rex Ryan must have done something to upset the folks in the league's scheduling department. Ryan's beloved defense, which struggled against the pass last season, will face five of the NFL's top six passing offenses from 2013 in rapid succe...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  10. Motivated Decker begins life after Peyton

    Rich Cimini

    Eric Decker's perception of New Jersey wasn't good. Overcrowded and too much traffic, he thought. He probably watched too many episodes of "The Sopranos." Then he arrived for Super Bowl XLVIII and practiced in Florham Park at the New York Jets' facil...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  11. New York Jets agree with former Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker

    Rich Cimini

    Addressing an acute need on offense, the New York Jets agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, the team announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  12. Jets believe in Geno ... they have no choice

    Rich Cimini

    INDIANAPOLIS -- At the risk of being flagged for a delay-of-name penalty, the New York Jets refuse to anoint Geno Smith as their starting quarterback. It's just semantics, of course. Whether they declare it or not, they expect him to begin 2014 as th...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. Jets' D is good, but not near Seattle's best

    Rich Cimini

    Good news for the New York Jets: The Seattle Seahawks delivered an emphatic reminder that great defense still matters in the offensive-minded NFL. Bad news for the Jets: Their defense, the foundation of the team, isn't close to that of the Seahawk...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  14. Sunday notes: Geno not ready for No. 1 job

    Rich Cimini

    NEW YORK -- Talking New York Jets and Super Bowl XLVIII from the greatest city in the world: 1. Not yet, Geno: Hoping to get a sense of how non-Jets personnel feel about Geno Smith, I interviewed 10 experts throughout the week -- talent evaluators...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  15. Ex-Jet gives peek into Peyton's huddle

    Rich Cimini

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- When he played for the New York Jets in 2005, tight end Joel Dreessen experienced perhaps the most tumultuous quarterback season in team history. The Jets used five quarterbacks that year -- Chad Pennington, Jay Fiedler, Vinny Te...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  16. Jersey's Quinn returns home as rising star

    Rich Cimini

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Dan Quinn is a Jersey Guy. He grew up in a five-bedroom colonial in Morristown, listening to Bon Jovi and rooting for the New York Giants of Parcells and Taylor and Carson. He lived for the Jersey Shore, long before it was a TV s...

    Blog | January 29, 2014