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Jets' contract problems come from a failure to take care of their own

Last decade, the Redskins had a habit of giving big money to free-agent players from other teams, while ignoring the home-grown draft picks who became good players. 

And the home-grown draft picks who became good players noticed.

Though the Redskins have changed their ways, the phenomenon has begun to invade New York.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the current contract disputes involving cornerback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold flow directly from the team’s reluctance to take care of players it drafted, at a time when plenty of money has been given away to strangers.

Complicating matters is a growing line of Jets players who believe that promises were made but not honored by the front office.  It started  in recent years with guard Pete Kendall and continued with guard Brandon Moore, tight end Chris Baker, receiver Laveranues Coles, and running back Leon Washington.  Now, Revis, Mangold, linebacker Davis Harris, and left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson find themselves, we’re told, in the same boat.  Each has been advised, in some form or another, that the team will take care of him, and to date none has received a new deal.

It remains to be seen whether Revis, Mangold, or any of the other players will take a stand.  Even if they don’t, the situation could creates an atmosphere of mistrust that would make it hard for a collection of All-Stars to come together and fulfill the expectations that the front office has created.

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83 Responses to “Jets' contract problems come from a failure to take care of their own”
  1. KILLER FIN says: Jun 3, 2010 5:27 PM

    WHO CARES!!! J-E-T-S SUCK SUCK SUCK!!!

  2. fragmentb says: Jun 3, 2010 5:30 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  3. Rockymtnphinfan says: Jun 3, 2010 5:31 PM

    J-E-T-S Suck Suck Suck

  4. Frank Burns says: Jun 3, 2010 5:33 PM

    Gain Holmes, lose Revis. Sounds about right.

  5. Rockymtnphinfan says: Jun 3, 2010 5:36 PM

    Wow can’t the world see how differently the phins are going about their business of building for the future than the stinking jets are? Can you say Daniel Snyder?

  6. Dylan says: Jun 3, 2010 5:37 PM

    Um which one of those moves wasn’t smart? Kendall was on the decline, the Jets were able to resign Moore, Chris Baker was replaced by Dustin Keller, and Lavernaues Coles was bad last year and can’t even find a job. None of those guys deserved a new contract except for Moore, and the Jets resigned him anyway. There is no “situation”. The Jets drafted a lot of good players, and there contracts are going to expire in the next couple years. Revis, Brick, Mangold, and Harris will get paid. The Jets are going to have to decide who they want to keep between Holmes, Edwards, and Cromartie.

  7. Evpimp says: Jun 3, 2010 5:38 PM

    JETS in February— sign as many free agents as possible!
    JETS in May— oops sorry guys we spent all the money on washed up players!

  8. irishsamurai says: Jun 3, 2010 5:40 PM

    what did they think was gonna happen,its not as if thiss is the first team that tried this,in my opinion the bigger problem is putting all those egos in same locker room[LT mainly],and trying to see if they will mesh,the other problem is,its not as if they went out and got the best of the best,they got big name players with big heads that either havent lived up to thier hype or are past thier prime

  9. GmenCityYall says: Jun 3, 2010 5:46 PM

    It’s amazing what happens to all these teams poised to win the ‘Bowl after one good season in a long, long time…

  10. funi says: Jun 3, 2010 5:51 PM

    Let the dismantling begin Jet fans!!! A 7 win season in the works!

  11. Stone says: Jun 3, 2010 5:53 PM

    Duh! Obviously that fat pig of a coach and his asinine style of “leading” isn’t going to amount to anything. The guy is too high with the highs and too low with the lows and expects way too much from his players when the front office refuses to deliver to them. Mangold and Revis are arguably the two best players on either side of the team, how can they not be signed first???

  12. jetermkt55 says: Jun 3, 2010 5:54 PM

    Dylan hit it on the head.
    I loved Coles as a player, but when was he not asking for more money?
    I’m just tired of hearing this promise nonsense from the players. If the team says they will take care of them, and then offers them a contract that is not up to the players liking, but not completely unreasonable, then the team has not reneged on a promise.
    I remember talk about how the Raiders gave Nmandi too much money, there is a small possibility of there not being a season next year, and most importantly Revis has 3 years left on his contract… If the team is going to be nice enough to extend him now, when they clearly do not have to any time soon, then maybe Revis should take a discount to help them resign all their other players.

  13. Tony Snow says: Jun 3, 2010 5:55 PM

    If I may copy and paste from a previous (Big Ben) post:
    Frankly, Jim Joyce provided last night the perfect example that anyone should use when confronting the reality that a mistake was made. Own it, acknowledge it, apologize for it, make no excuses, and move on.
    LMAO!

  14. KILLER FIN says: Jun 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    it was a fluke season for the jets… not a good one!!! If Miami would have shown up for the last 3 games even tied with the jets in the standings, the Fins would have been in the playoffs INSTEAD of the jets!!!

  15. klecko says: Jun 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    I hope all you guys come back for a visit after we back into the playoffs again after you team chokes… again.

  16. MrHumble says: Jun 3, 2010 6:00 PM

    I have stated for a couple of months that the Jets will implode by mid-season……..perhaps it will happen sooner, ya think. From Woody Johnson all the way down to TRex, it’s nothing but bullchit being peddled and the Jets fans are drinkin’ the kool-aid.

  17. JJ Nukes says: Jun 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Jets will be 8-8 this year at best. Sanchez is awful.
    The Jets will always play in Giants Stadium. They are second class citizens.
    Go Giants

  18. rusH1023 says: Jun 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    LaDainian Tomlinson and Santonio Holmes IN, Darelle Revis and Nick Mangold OUT.
    This sounds exactly what I’d expect the Jests to do.

  19. Joe says: Jun 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    yea i didnt understand the rush to go get a bunch of FA’s when the team you had made it to the conference chamionship game with a rookie qb…
    i think the jets got a bit full of themselves and may have screwed themselves in the process.

  20. kazkal says: Jun 3, 2010 6:03 PM

    hey if they wanted drama for hardknocks their going to have it….also I see them tanking this season with all those scrubs wanting money.

  21. moolah954 says: Jun 3, 2010 6:07 PM

    boy this site is the biggest jets hate site on the net

  22. TheRedBengal says: Jun 3, 2010 6:08 PM

    The Jets front office has butchered this bad. Mangold and Revis are arguably the best players at their positions. Last year was the time to sign both of those guys to big deals, which would have meant a future discount when factoring in NFL inflation. It’s what the bengals did with Ocho and the Texans with Andre Johnson. Both those guys complained later about how they weren’t exactly the top paid players at their position, but that’s when the organization gets to give them the finger and say, “we didn’t force you to sign that 6 year, 40 mil contract”
    Jets implode this year. Pats win division, Miami comes in second, Jets third

  23. TheSleepness says: Jun 3, 2010 6:10 PM

    this is pathetic. talk about jumping the gun.

  24. shawnc16 says: Jun 3, 2010 6:17 PM

    Some may say the players should just honor their contracts, I think that goes out the window when the team is making promises and going back on their word.

  25. william sizemore says: Jun 3, 2010 6:17 PM

    Only time will tell if the New Jersey Jets can get pass this crap, I can only hope it will carry into the season and then we will see how the player play thinking that they are being mistreated, any how, if a player signs a contract, then honor it, but, hey, these over paid diva want more and more. Bill

  26. omegalh says: Jun 3, 2010 6:19 PM

    The problem:
    guard Pete Kendall
    guard Brandon Moore
    tight end Chris Baker
    receiver Laveranues Coles
    None of these guys needed to be resigned. They aren’t that good.
    Revis, Mangold, and Brick will be resigned. Harris is somewhat expendable. He is just a LB and Rexxy could replace him.

  27. akfinfan says: Jun 3, 2010 6:19 PM

    They can’t pay there young good players, but they over pay for the old and busted has-beens (Taylor & Tomlinson).

  28. rayg says: Jun 3, 2010 6:24 PM

    Interesting, Florio. On one hand, you constantly berate the Eagles for extending their young players because they may outperform those second contracts. And on the other hand, you berate the Jets for not doing it.
    Which is it?

  29. mawkus says: Jun 3, 2010 6:25 PM

    Money makes the players selfish. When’s the last time a player actually played out his entire contract?

  30. Big Papi says: Jun 3, 2010 6:34 PM

    All of the players you mentioned are all in there rookie contracts with multiple years left.
    Revis contract is a little more complicated , clearly he should be paid as the best CB in the game.
    But when Al davis clearly overpaid Nanmdi @ 15mil per year. I bet revis agents wants to start at that price, and clearly thats QB money.
    No one is worth that much unless you are Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
    You also have to take in the CBA, no team can pay their players more than 30% more than they were making? Unless you pay them upfront like the 49ers did with Willis.
    So all you NY haters out there, this is nothing more than a CBA problem than a team not wanting to pay they own players that they drafted. All of those contract would get resolved wants the new CBA is signed!!!
    So when my Favorite team plays your your team we’ll see who is going to get the last laugh!!!!!!!!!
    HA, HA , HA , HA Biatches.

  31. smithopher says: Jun 3, 2010 6:34 PM

    Revis and Mangold will definitely get their payday. D’Brick will get his too. David Harris is a solid linebacker and I can’t imagine them letting him go anywhere. The problem in the past has been that the Jets didn’t draft players who ended up being truly elite where right now, Revis and Mangold are the best in the NFL at their positions, D’Brick is one of the top 5 or 6 left tackles in the league, and David Harris is a real solid 3-4 inside linebacker. These are guys they want to re-sign. Chris Baker, Pete Kendall, Laveranues Coles, and even Leon Washington weren’t worth the payday. Baker and Kendall are both old, Coles played poorly last season, and Washington had one of the worst injuries in the NFL last season. For a running back to relies on his explosiveness, a compound leg fracture can prevent him from ever returning to his prior form. So yeah, Washington could be real good going forward, but at least we know what we should expect out of LT: a solid back up, change of pace type of back. The Jets O line will pave the way for him, he’s just gotta have something left in the tank to get through them. We also haven’t seen how Rex will handle these players when their contracts expire, he pretty much owns that franchise now. He might not have the final say but I can’t imagine Woody going against anything Rex Ryan feels passionately about.

  32. jcjets says: Jun 3, 2010 6:35 PM

    Wrong! Exactly how many of the players they signed or traded for got big money from the jets? Bart Scott is the only one that got a big deal. Holmes, Edwards, LT, Taylor and cromartie are not making a ton of money.
    Harris is NOT replaceable.

  33. pacificamike says: Jun 3, 2010 6:39 PM

    7-9

  34. blackglass says: Jun 3, 2010 6:41 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010 New York Jets!!!!
    6-10 this year, Jets fans. And the infighting begins in week 5. Write it down.

  35. tomservo24 says: Jun 3, 2010 6:44 PM

    I love how the Jets only compounded their problem by trading draft picks for Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, and Antonio Cromartie. Instead of having some young players in the pipeline to replace some of these guys when they leave as free agents, they bring in THREE MORE players who are reaching the end of their rookie deals and will want a huge payday.

  36. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 3, 2010 6:47 PM

    wow florio you are such a clueless dbag. do you even realize that revis is under contract for the next two seasons? two seasons which the jets can buy from revis for $20 million if the choose to wait to extend him? the jets have all the power here and dont need to break the bank for revis just yet.
    moreover, what kind of idiot thinks the jets should have extended pete kendall, coles, baker, and leon, a running back coming off a serious leg injury??? aside for leon, every move that tannenbaum made when it came to these players has proven to be correct. even brandon moore who was released and then resigned for less money because no other team offered him squat.

  37. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Jun 3, 2010 6:48 PM

    Revis and Mangold WILL get paid. The other guys i’m not so sure about.

  38. Steve W. says: Jun 3, 2010 6:49 PM

    Um which one of those moves wasn’t smart? Kendall was on the decline, the Jets were able to resign Moore, Chris Baker was replaced by Dustin Keller, and Lavernaues Coles was bad last year and can’t even find a job. None of those guys deserved a new contract except for Moore, and the Jets resigned him anyway. There is no “situation”. The Jets drafted a lot of good players, and there contracts are going to expire in the next couple years. Revis, Brick, Mangold, and Harris will get paid. The Jets are going to have to decide who they want to keep between Holmes, Edwards, and Cromartie.
    __________________________________
    Let me see. They dumped Jones and replaced him with LT, despite the fact that Jones has been outperforming LT by quite a bit for the last couple of years. That’s a downgrade. They also traded Washington and drafted McKnight. If Washington isn’t recovering well from his injuries, then the trade was a smart move. If he is, then it’s a horrible trade, and an unnecessary risk to replace a proven veteran with an unknown quantity when they’re trying to make a run at a championship now. They released Faneca (true, he’s not as good as he once was, but he’s still good and they still have to pay him) and are planning to convert and start a rookie who attracted a lot of attention in the combine, but who many believe is a little bit of a project. Likely downgrade. They brought in Cromartie, who’s a better player off the field than on. Somewhat of an upgrade, but at a greater cost than it warrants. They brought in Braylon “stonehands” Edwards the year before, and he’s no better for them than he was for the Browns. So, that’s not much help there, and a bunch of money out the window. Holmes is an upgrade at the WR position, but will miss the first 4 games of the season, and comes with some headaches. Eventual upgrade, assuming he doesn’t get into trouble yet again now that he’s going to have some extra free time the first quarter of the season. Losing Rhodes isn’t that big of a deal, but they don’t have much to replace him with. At best, the Jets offseason activity has been a wash. They brought in a bunch of big names, but aside from Holmes (who, again, can’t play the first 4 games), I don’t see where the big improvement is. Maybe Cromartie, but it’s not like they had a horrible secondary before, and they drafted Wilson. I think the Jets are focusing way too much on their loss to the Colts. Despite all of the moves they made this offseason, if the Jets are going to be successful this year, it’ll be because of their home grown talent, not because of the free agents they’re bringing in, or because of the trades they’ve made.

  39. smithopher says: Jun 3, 2010 6:51 PM

    @akfinfan – neither of those dudes are making much money. JT’s making 1.5 mil and LT’s getting like 5.2 for 2 years. That’s not a large amount for either player. Pass rushers and running backs can make some serious bank in this league.

  40. steelcity79 says: Jun 3, 2010 6:53 PM

    Wake and Bake….
    Hey Ozzie Newsome wants to come out of retirement, why not sign him.
    No backing in this year ass clowns.

  41. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    it’s funny how all the haters can blast Al Davis for going after J-Russ for 10 million, yet where are they now when the Jets don’t pay their players aka NE Patriots…..East coast cheapskates….Pay Reavis more then Nnamdi, if he is better then Nnamdi…Revis should sit out until he gets paid, and the same goes for Chris Johnson

  42. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 3, 2010 6:56 PM

    @akfinfan
    silly flipper fan, the jets are paying tomlinson and jason taylor peanuts next season ($2.5 million a piece). how the heck is that “over paying” for “old and busted players”? i think that is very reasonable salary for a situational pass rusher and 3rd down running back.
    worry about your own squad and how they spent ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS locking up a slightly above average middle linebacker and a problem child receiver. brilliant fiscal management!

  43. HellRelle24 says: Jun 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    you jet haters are so damn arrogant and ignorant it amazes me.
    revis will be signed.
    mangold will be signed.
    ferguson will be signed.
    and childplease…you have to be a real idiot to think the jets are 4-5 win team. get your head out of your ass. the defense alone are good for 7-8 wins. your an IDIOT.

  44. tomservo24 says: Jun 3, 2010 7:18 PM

    I have to admit, I love the blind optimism from all the Jets fans.
    Revis will be re-signed!!
    Mangold will be re-signed!!
    Ferguson will be re-signed!!
    Harris will be re-signed!!
    Who cares if we already have the huge contracts of Calvin Pace, Bart Scott, and Mark Sanchez already on our payroll??!! We can sign them all!!!!! Plus Cromartie and Edwards and Holmes too!
    Good luck with that Tanny.

  45. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 3, 2010 7:20 PM

    @steve w
    you and anyone else who knows nothing about the jets shouldnt even comment on them. you wont find me making any posts about the chiefs or bucs.
    anyway, your post was bullcrap.
    thomas jones was terrible down the stretch. he lost his starting job in the PLAYOFFS. to a ROOKIE! LT was brought to jets as a 3rd down back/back up. leon? well, the jets made the afc championship without him. how about faneca? football outsiders rated him as the worst guard in the nfl last season. sure, he can run block, but so can virtually every lineman in the nfl. he was putrid in pass protection and almost got sanchez killed a few times. moreoever, ducasse is no lock to start in faneca’s place. second year player matt slauson has a very good chance to start.
    lastly, go ahead and knock braylon edwards if you want, BUT he commands attention. did you watch the afc championship game? when edwards, holmes, and cotchery are on the field at the same time it will be a nightmare for opposing defenses. oh, and then there is also dustin keller! what does that mean? no more stacking the box against the best run game in the nfl. the jets offense is freaking stacked!
    jets win at least 12 game, bitches. taste it!

  46. NYMets says: Jun 3, 2010 7:22 PM

    The Miami Dolphin fan has proven again and again to be the worst fan in the NFL. They don’t even sell out on opening day. Yet the minute Florio (Schmegma Boy) puts up a Jets comment the Finscum oozes out of the woodwork.
    2010
    NY Jets 12-4
    NE 9-7
    Buffalo 6-10
    Miami 5-11
    Sorry Finscum. Your team blows!

  47. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 3, 2010 7:33 PM

    “Who cares if we already have the huge contracts of Calvin Pace, Bart Scott, and Mark Sanchez already on our payroll??!! We can sign them all!!!!! Plus Cromartie and Edwards and Holmes too”
    ————————————————–
    couple of things you havent considered
    1) older vets making a lot of money like kris jenkins, shaun ellis, and damien woody wont be resigned. that will provide more cap space.
    2) new cba agreement. who is to say that the cap wont be increased by $12 million or more? it did from 2008 to 2009. that means more cap room.
    there is a very good chance that the jets can resign EVERYONE

  48. DenverWally says: Jun 3, 2010 7:41 PM

    Always a good laugh, watching the jest fans get all excited about one season where they BACKED into the playoffs by two teams tanking the end of the season. Lets recall the stark details: they only moved the ball when Sanchez (the most overrated rookie QB since Akili Smith) was handing it off – they couldn’t pass to save their lives. So what did they do in the offseason? They blew up their running game and replaced it with a washed up whiner (LT) and a rookie nobody has a clue about. Hey, maybe Gohlston can run the ball, he sure as shit can’t tackle!
    Sorry Jest fans, its 5-11 for you next season and 3rd place in the division.

  49. tommyguns says: Jun 3, 2010 7:44 PM

    How is it that you don’t sign Revis, the most awesomest corner in the whole entire universe to a new contract?
    Jets fan shouts it! Revis will cover ALL who come before him. Damn, Ginn burned him, and we got ridda his @ss..
    And good luck with the whole covering B. Marsh thing..

  50. ampats says: Jun 3, 2010 7:44 PM

    Hello fellow Newark Jests fans !
    Ny Mets, please go to a baseball posting site because you are an idiot.
    I have been saying all along, the problem with the Jets is not the talent but what will be the diva implosion that looks like it is coming.
    I have taken nothing against the talent but I believe the wheels on the bus are starting to come off.
    I have said thiis is a one year wndow because tannenbaum has not protected the Jets beyond this year.
    Helle Relle & Kris Jenkins, no disrespect but I am Ampats the poster of
    J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason
    41 years and counting
    and to semi- intelligent fin fans this team on PAPER should be respected.
    It is a 3 team race as I would take any of the three over the AFC South, North,West 2nd place teams or below.
    Ravens, Colts and Chargers are not included in the above comment BUT
    Guess what Steeler fans ?? 8-8 goodbye Tomlin !

  51. Scalzo says: Jun 3, 2010 7:49 PM

    LOL win the AFC East Jets and maybe you will get some respect. Until then you are last season Cinderella team that got lucky because the Colts, and Bungles laid down for you.

  52. GreeneBlitz says: Jun 3, 2010 7:57 PM

    Resigning players already on the team doesn’t sell PSLs.

  53. Santonio'sBluntWrap says: Jun 3, 2010 7:58 PM

    NYMets is completely delusional. Why do you jackasses try to look like Nostradamus with these queer predictions. I mean, really, first off you’re a METS FAN DOUCHE. That just means you’re used to being second fiddle…probably not even your mom’s favorite.
    You can lick the fattest part of my ass, moron. You should be used to it, because your face is obviously buried in Rex’s.

  54. bleedgreen says: Jun 3, 2010 8:14 PM

    The whole idea that the jets splurged in free agency doesn’t really make any sense. The two most talked about are Tomlinson and Taylor- neither of which are being paid any large amount of money and only one of which may even be on the team following this year. They are situational players that fill the jets need for a passing down rushbacker and a pass catching runningback. I think claiming these trivial deals somehow affect the status of much larger and lucrative contracts such as revis, mangold etc, is ridiculous.
    The jets have been aware of this situation for quite some team. The jets were heistant to give big money to washington, cut thomas jones, cut faneca, and traded kerry rhodes. None of these moves directly benefit the team personnel-wise but they do clear a ton of cap space immediately and in the future.
    The media always loves to over dramatize contract situations like these. First they claim Revis demanded $20mil a year, then they claim that he is furious. People need to understand that this is the negotiation process. For as big a deal as Revis will get, there will always be stories and rumors flying around.

  55. SBS0311 says: Jun 3, 2010 8:19 PM

    So many of you are so clueless, it is downright pathetic. Pete Kendall? Chris Baker? Coles and Leon? Those are a combination of complimentary and DECLINING players. Over the years, Martin, Pennington, Ellis, Rhodes, Cotchery, etc. have all gotten the deals they’ve deserved.
    These four players will be signed too. Anyone who believes they won’t is simply exercising wishful thinking.

  56. Iron Wolf says: Jun 3, 2010 8:25 PM

    Team doesn’t even win the division, now they want to be paid like champs. This is why the Jets suck.

  57. smithopher says: Jun 3, 2010 8:26 PM

    I love how this is about the Jets and its all Dolphins fans commenting. Jealousy??? hahahahah. As for this whole “you guys are stupid” deal with the salary cap next season, the Jets stocked up on a lot of this talent for this season and this season alone. They want to make a Super Bowl run this year, its uncapped, and they’re a big market team. They don’t plan on keeping BOTH Braylon and Santonio next season. The better of the two will be back, the other one, see ya. Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson won’t be around. Getting rid of Leon helped prevent them paying him some of the money that Revis, Mangold, and D’Brick are going to make. The Jets aren’t salary cap morons, they’ll have it figured out. The Revis and Mangold situations are going to have to be addressed this season. D’Brick is looking at 10 mil for next season based on his rookie contract so I don’t really see him making a stink. I have to imagine they’re going to sign their franchise left tackle to a good long term deal though.

  58. FinFan says: Jun 3, 2010 8:30 PM

    Theres no ‘i’ in the word TEAM.
    But theres one in the word REVIS.
    haa haa haaa GO FINS

  59. joey-pickles says: Jun 3, 2010 8:40 PM

    UMFG AGAIN! The Jets did not pay a single free agent this year! I swear haters just sht out there mouths. Cromartie? Needs a new contract. LT got Jones’ money… Holmes was a trade. CHRIST please give these haters some sense.
    I’LL wait to see if anything actually comes of these reports…

  60. checktheblock says: Jun 3, 2010 9:06 PM

    Jets won seven regular season games last season against starters so Jets fans were overjoyed and thought Rex Ryan was going to save the world.
    Theis Jets team is the most overrated team in history. They will be lucky to win seven games against starters this year and they don’t have Indy’s and Cincy’s backups again to close out their season.

  61. Occam says: Jun 3, 2010 9:19 PM

    HellRelle24 says:
    “your an IDIOT.”
    Still makes me laugh every time I see it.

  62. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 3, 2010 9:20 PM

    When Revis gets tired of the Jets dicking him around, he can come down to Miami and get paid fairly.
    We’ll take care of Revis & Mangold. Open arms fellas, come on down!

  63. HellRelle24 says: Jun 3, 2010 9:27 PM

    well its a good thing we will win the AFC east this year….
    and then me and ampats will have a excellent conversation regarding just that.

  64. K1ng Moj1 says: Jun 3, 2010 9:37 PM

    i bet my life revis will be a jet for a long time, there building to win there guna pay their top guys……all these people who dont no shit about the jets and say they suck can all go suck a dick because there winning the superbowl this year and there guna pay the guys who got them there

  65. BBB82 says: Jun 3, 2010 9:45 PM

    Funny how everyone used to blame Mangini. Well now he’s gone, you’ve got Rex Ryan, and the exact same problems…

  66. Karlos Long 5877 says: Jun 3, 2010 9:49 PM

    hellrelle24: sorry but your sh**y little jests arent winning the division, and are continuing to prove their one of the worst organizations in the nfl.

  67. SagNasty says: Jun 3, 2010 9:59 PM

    The worst analogy in the history of this site…….. Jets are nothing like the skins in terms of player payroll allocation. The jets actuallry draft their best players. Are u saying the jets over paid for LT, Taylor, cromartie, Holmes, jenjkins or Braylon? Stupid ass commentary. Bart Scott is the only high priced FA.
    Ask Ellis if he’s been taken care of. Do some actual research florio now that you have the time. A disgrace to the integrity of those site.

  68. comment_submission_error says: Jun 3, 2010 10:24 PM

    Perhaps if we all bought more Q-tips, these guys could get paid.

  69. BrownsClown says: Jun 3, 2010 10:26 PM

    What about Braylon “Hands of Stone” Edwards?
    Where’s his cash? 16 drops should be worth something. With his current deal he can’t even afford to by his friend Stallworth a few drinks!

  70. cousinrk says: Jun 3, 2010 10:30 PM

    Once again dolphin fans show themselves to be the biggest morons in sports today. These are fans that need the opponent fans to show up, just so they can sell out games. The same fans who don’t show up to Marlin games, who believe winning a division and losing in round 1 of the playoffs is some kind of accomplishment. The same fans who believe winning two games in the regular season against a team that actual went to the playoffs and won two games is some kind of great accomplishment. I lived in south florida for 5 years and I’ve seen these people and they are so beyond stupid, its hard to fathom. Of course reading this site you can understand why.
    First to compare the Jets to the skins shows such a lack of knowledge, research or common sense. Congrats Florio you have shown you are as dumb as the Dolphin fans. The Jets free agents the last two years are Bart Scott, Jim Leonard, Pace, Tomlinson and J.Taylor. The last two on small 2 year deals. Where are the Haynesworth, Coles, Randy Thomas type monster deals. THEY AREN”T THERE because the Jets have drafted and traded so well they don’t need to sign bloated contracts. Secondly, they weren’t allowed you nitwits. Part of the final 8 rule, which for you Dolphin fans that means you have to win a playoff game if you can remember what that’s like, was that the teams in the final 8 couldn’t sign free agents until they lost one.
    If you’d like a recap of the draft picks the Jets have made that have succeeded here ya go. By the way the reason they have so many players wanting new deals is because they DRAFTED SO DAMN WELL and these guys are up for new deals. Revis, Harris, Brick, Mangold, Cotchery, Sanchez, Greene, L.Washington are all draft picks. They’ve been smart with trades for Holmes, Edwards, Chromartie, Jenkins who are all players that cost them little in money and players. Some of you clowns need to get a clue and actually know what you are talking about. This team has built a top notch talent-laden team and you will see it all very soon. Remember this, the Jets had the #1 DEFENSE and that was with most of the players new to the system. How do you think they’ll do with a year under their belts.
    Finally as for contracts, have you ever followed contract negotiations for players before? Is this the first time players have gone public in a negotiation to try and get some leverage. Its a game, that’s how its played all the time. Bank on it, by opening day Mangold and Revis will be locked up and perfectly happy. This is how its done. I’ve already read reports from Revis’s camp that people are blowing it way out of proportion. Shocker I know, especially from a legit “journalist” like Florio. Do you get your info from TMZ?
    To all the Dolphin fans who think making fat jokes about Rex, makes them Chris Rock. Enjoy it now losers, because come September it’ll be time to go back to where you belong…out of the playoffs and praying Parcells doesn’t leave, which he will of course, sending your pathetic franchise in the toilet where it belongs and where its fans reside.

  71. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 3, 2010 10:37 PM

    the 2010 salaries of the “high priced” jets free agents and trade acquisitions:
    braylon edwards: $6.1 million
    ladanian tomlinson: $1.9 million
    antonio cromartie:$1.7 million
    santanio holmes: $1.4 million
    jason taylor: $1.75 million
    TOTAL: $12.85 million
    the best part? every single one of these players has to earn their extensions should they get offered one. to put that better in perspective for you dbag flipper fans, brandon marshall was pretty much given $30 million GUARANTEED before stepping on the field.
    you tell me who got the better deal going into the 2010 season? tannenbaum is a freaking genius! suck on that florio!

  72. blackglass says: Jun 3, 2010 10:40 PM

    Let’s not forget the Bengals and Chargers missing like 5 field goals in those playoff games. The 2009 Jets were a huge fluke, and have not improved this offseason (spare me the LdT and Taylor talk, they are washed up). How people are calling this a 12 win team is beyond me.

  73. steven says: Jun 3, 2010 10:47 PM

    Leon was the organizations fault? He was offered a 4.5m/yr deal and turned in down. Sadly he was injured last season and wasn’t even working out with the Jets. Rumor is he won’t be ready for training camp that he said he would be ready for.
    Coles asked for more money two times and now has asked to come back to the Jets for the third time. The guy left us two times already because he wanted more money every single year. Give me a break…
    Moore got his contract and is happy. What’s the problem here?
    Chris Baker… are you kidding me? Jets let him walk, Patriots sign him, and he’s a FA in the next season and walked to the Seahawks.
    Kendall was the only situation that was a true mess. He asked to be traded and we traded him. Later on replaced with Faneca in FA.
    Revis has made 20mil over his first three years… not exactly chump change. He has surely out played his contract and deserves a new deal but Al Davis inflated the market, same as he did with DHB last season.
    Oh and the Jets have spent under $6mil this off season on LT, JT, Pool, Cromartie, Holmes, and Folk. They have even redid their deals to better suit their needs – such as paying Holmes out a different way so his 4 game suspension hurts his wallet less. Sorry but this article is a load of crap. The Jets have been taking care of their players for years and it just so happens that we have been drafting very very well and their contracts are up around the same time.
    Mike T should stop doing such a good job drafting, that will fix this problem.

  74. smithopher says: Jun 3, 2010 10:49 PM

    Agreed with SagNasty. Who’s got the highest salaries for this year? Faneca was a good sized contract… Sanchez has a top 5 draft pick rookie deal, Bart Scott is making good money. Santonio and Braylon are both RFA’s though, right? They aren’t making too much, Jason Taylor isn’t making much, they don’t have a terribly high priced running back… The players that deserve the contracts will get them. Mangold, D’Brick, Revis, and Harris will all be Jets for a long time. The Jets are about to have to shell out 14-16 mil a year for Revis though, its crazy.

  75. prophet of the light says: Jun 3, 2010 11:13 PM

    Just End The Season.

  76. Cylon_Detector says: Jun 4, 2010 12:20 AM

    The Hard Knocks team are going to get their monies worth this year.
    Can’t knock Rex – he’s an excellent D co-ord – but his personality is making his team a target for the rest of the league.
    As a Patriots fan, I am familiar with how hard it is when each team bring their A-game every week – even when your team isn’t as dominant as it has been.
    Everytime Rex opens his mouth, everytime a Jester opines publicly how great his team is I smile to myself – Miami and New England will enjoy the lack of cosus they’ll recieve this year.

  77. Chris says: Jun 4, 2010 2:37 AM

    I like rex, but they got issues
    what happens if Sanchez has a sophomore slump?
    the money they owe ppl , there not payin
    they gotta pay revis , asomugha money

  78. LateNightRoach says: Jun 4, 2010 4:32 AM

    So I guess it’s assumed that anyone who criticizes the Jets are Dolphins fans? How pathetic.
    I swear it, some Jets fans act like total freaking retards with chips on their shoulders of an imaginary team that could contend. Was hoping to witness the ultimate humiliation of defeat of losing a Super Bowl by watching the Saints give the Jets the shellacking they truly deserved, but the Colts exposed them as a team that didn’t even belong in the playoffs. Your Jets let me down. And yes, they do suck. I’m kicking myself in the ass for actually cheering them on in the playoffs; should have known better.
    So here’s a reality check/friendly reminder – Mark Sanchez with all that media hype was the 5th worst QB in the league last year, stinking it up real nice for the rest of the NFL football fans to see on prime time. That’s right, just four spots above JaMarcus Russell.
    Please do the NFL fan world a favor and quit embarrassing yourselves. Go eat some hot dogs and stay away from message boards.

  79. Klecko73 says: Jun 4, 2010 7:14 AM

    Like they say never let the facts get in the way of a great story. Kendall had a contract, but he wanted ridiculous money in renegotiation, Baker robbed the Pats, caught less than twenty passes and was cut after one year, Moore was resigned as a free agent, Coles the only player in NFL history to sign a contract and bitch about it three days later, he did that three times. The Jets let him out of a contract, so he could rob the Bengals, did nothing for them this past year and is now unemployed. Leon Washington, a restricted free agent with a rod in his leg, he will start the season on the pup and no one even knows if his leg will ever heal right. So the jets should use Revis or Mangold’s or D’bricks money to sign him And by the way, the Jets have been saying for over a year that Revis, Mangold and Ferguson are top priorities. Again, a Florio making up a controversy where non exists.

  80. joey-pickles says: Jun 4, 2010 8:00 AM

    UMFG AGAIN! The Jets did not pay a single free agent this year! I swear haters just sht out there mouths. Cromartie? Needs a new contract. LT got Jones’ money… Holmes was a trade. CHRIST please give these haters some sense.
    I’LL wait to see if anything actually comes of these reports…

  81. CoastalCarolina87 says: Jun 4, 2010 5:17 PM

    You all know the Jets beat the AFC North champs on the road. Then they beat the AFC West champs on the road. Then they lost to probably the best quarterback in the history of the game. All luck?! LMAO

  82. SomeFans says: Jun 5, 2010 12:41 PM

    I guess 41 years of losing and pathetic football has rotted the few brain cells left working for the these jest “fans.” Gotta be the dumbest in ALL of sports.
    I’ve never seen such a delusional group of wannabes. Your a joke of a franchise and the OWNERS of the AFC East CELLAR.

  83. Kappy says: Jun 5, 2010 7:52 PM

    Big Papi says:
    June 3, 2010 6:34 PM
    All of the players you mentioned are all in there rookie contracts with multiple years left.
    Revis contract is a little more complicated , clearly he should be paid as the best CB in the game.
    But when Al davis clearly overpaid Nanmdi @ 15mil per year. I bet revis agents wants to start at that price, and clearly thats QB money.
    No one is worth that much unless you are Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
    You also have to take in the CBA, no team can pay their players more than 30% more than they were making? Unless you pay them upfront like the 49ers did with Willis.
    So all you NY haters out there, this is nothing more than a CBA problem than a team not wanting to pay they own players that they drafted. All of those contract would get resolved wants the new CBA is signed!!!
    So when my Favorite team plays your your team we’ll see who is going to get the last laugh!!!!!!!!!
    HA, HA , HA , HA Biatches.
    ———————————————————————————-
    Revis’ situation is not complicated at all. His contract was for 6 years, but he can opt out of the final 2 years, which will occur after the 2010 season. If the Jets do not pony up before the season starts, he will void the 2011-2012 contract years and become a FA. If he becomes a FA, the Jets will face the prospect of losing him & possibly over-paying against themselves in an open market.
    The larger problem is the possibility of hamstringing the team with a long-term, 15-18mil/ year deal. If Sanchez becomes a star (which i doubt he will) he will be looking for a large, top-dollar contract after 2011 or 2012. That will be 30-35 million per year locked up amongst 2 players. The way the players association dropped the ball, chances are the next CBA will include either a lowered or equal salary cap. The Jets haven’t had a franchise QB since Namath & if they decide to pony up to Revis, they better hope Sanchez remains a below-average NFL player or else they will be stuck with 2 big, overpaid deals & no cap space to keep their other stars or sign solid free agents. This team is in big trouble.

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