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  1. Ryan predicts top-5 defense -- again

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- There he goes again. In what can be described as Rex being Rex, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan predicted a top-five finish in total defense. He said the same thing in 2012, and he said it again last year. It's a rite of summer, jus...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Sunday notes: Geno hopes to copy Rodgers

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Catching up with the New York Jets: 1. Rodgers, that: Geno Smith said recently he expects to be a top-five quarterback in a year or two. When he gets there -- if he gets there -- he figures his style of play will resemble someone...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Roster evaluation: Players rankings, 1 to 5

    Rich Cimini

    Finally, the top five players on the New York Jets' roster. As a reminder, the rankings are based on 2013 performance, positional value, potential and contractual/salary-cap status. As you can see, three of the top five are players with less than ...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  5. Rex predicts top-five defense

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For a moment, New Rex disappeared and Old Rex returned. Displaying vintage bravado, circa 2009-2010, Rex Ryan predicted Tuesday the New York Jets will finish with a top-five ranking in total defense. "We will be," he said....

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Take 5: Reasons to worry

    Rich Cimini

    Expectations for the Jets haven't been this low in a long time, maybe not since 1996. There are plenty of reasons to worry. Our top five: 1. That quarterback situation: Oh, my. Rookie Geno Smith isn't ready, and probably won't be ready by opening ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. Top 5: Players on the hot seat

    Rich Cimini

    From now until training camp, we'll post a periodic top-five list for the Jets -- some serious, some not-so-serious. No joking for our first installment: Our top five players on the hot seat in 2013: 1. Mark Sanchez -- This is a no-brainer. Com...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. Top 5 drafts in Jets history

    Rich Cimini

    For the most part, the Jets haven't been a good drafting team, but there have been a few exceptional classes in their history. Without prejudice, we offer the ESPNNewYork.com top five classes (draft round in parenthesis): 1. 1977 (Coach: Walt Mich...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. New York Jets defense has fallen far in just one season

    Rich Cimini

    The Jets won't even have the best D at MetLife on Sunday. How did this happen?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  10. A top-5 defense? Not this year

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Remember the feel-good days of training camp, when a lot of people felt the Jets would have another top-tier defense? In fact, Rex Ryan guaranteed they'd finish in the top five for the fourth straight season. Right now, the J...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  11. Rex report: Top-5 defense is a lock

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- New Rex isn't as brash as Old Rex, but he still exudes tremendous confidence on certain subjects -- especially his own defense. The Jets' coach all but guaranteed a top-five ranking for his defense. He wouldn't predict a return t...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  12. Take 5: Reasons to be optimistic

    Rich Cimini

    This is our 10th "Take Five" list. From now until training camp, we'll have periodic lists -- some serious, some not-so-serious. In this edition, we take a look at the bright side -- the top five reasons why the Jets should be optimistic about 2012. ...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  13. Take 5: Looking for football's Jeremy Lin

    Rich Cimini

    This is our seventh "Take Five" list. From now until training camp, we'll have periodic lists -- some serious, some not-so-serious. In this one, we list the top five candidates that could pull a Jeremy Lin in 2012 -- an out-of-nowhere player who jump...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  14. Take 5: Bryan Thomas' favorite memories

    Rich Cimini

    This is our third "Take Five" list. From now until training camp, we'll have periodic lists -- some serious, some not-so-serious. In this one, we ask Bryan Thomas -- the longest-tenured Jet -- to provide his top five memories. Thomas, a first-round p...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  15. Take 5: Jets' most improved players

    Rich Cimini

    Welcome to our second "Take Five" list. From now until training camp, we'll have periodic top-five lists -- some serious, some not-so-serious. Here, we'll rank the Jets' top five most improved players (projected) for 2012: 1. Muhammad Wilkerson, d...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. Take 5: Ranking the newcomers

    Rich Cimini

    Welcome to our first "Take Five" list. From now until training camp, we'll have periodic top-five lists -- some serious, some not-so-serious. For our inaugural list, we'll rank the Jets' top five newcomers in terms of projected impact. 1. Tony Spa...

    Blog | May 30, 2012