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Jets owner not worried about trio of players who still want to get paid

Left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has gotten his new deal, a smoke-and-mirrors long-term contract not nearly as potent as first reported.  Center Nick Mangold, cornerback Darrelle Revis, and linebacker David Harris continue to wait.  And, especially as to Revis, it could get ugly.

The guy who writes the checks (or, in the minds of Mangold, Revis, and Harris, doesn’t write big enough ones) isn’t concerned.

“I think the fans know that we have to run the team . . . and we have to
run it within the rules,” Woody Johnson told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “The fans
know that we are trying to win.  We are using our best judgment — [G.M.] Mike Tannenbaum all of the coaches and me as well. . . .

“We’re trying to put the best team on the field within the rules to win
the Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “I guess the fans are going to have to
have a little confidence in our ability to make that happen.”

Of course, this doesn’t change the fact that three key players believe they were promised new deals, that they’re apparently not getting them, and that their reaction could make it harder to focus on the task at hand.

Meanwhile, Johnson has confidence on the team’s ability to focus on the task at hand.

“We have a team of coaches that are second to none,” Johnson said.  “I
would characterize our on-field talent the same way. . . .  I’m extremely
excited.  Every day I get more excited because it gets closer and
closer.”

We like the enthusiasm.  But if the Jets aren’t successful this year, a much different — but equally strong — emotion will emerge in January.

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36 Responses to “Jets owner not worried about trio of players who still want to get paid”
  1. jon evans says: Jul 20, 2010 8:56 AM

    “We are using our best judgment — [G.M.] Mike Tannenbaum all of the coaches and me as well. . . .”
    -Woody J
    I dont think anyone is questioning the fact that you clearly want to win. Dan Snyder cant figure out how you got so many over the hill superstars….lol. But the problem is, you are taking money out of Revis’ pocket, taking money out of Harris’ pocket, etc, to pay for outsiders like Tomlinson. The money that would potentially be there for Mangold/Revis/Harris is now in LT’ bank account….hope you win it this year, because the future is dim beyond this football season…

  2. Opie says: Jul 20, 2010 8:58 AM

    Cornflorio: you’ve been quoting too many players and now it’s rubbed off on you. Nice job on the headline. No reason you should follow correct use of the English language when the players aren’t doing it, right?!?
    @ Henchman #24: good stuff!

  3. Tcostant says: Jul 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    Unless a player wants to hit the phone bank and sell some PSL’s, no contract extenetions.

  4. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 20, 2010 9:16 AM

    Jests still get beat by dem Ravens in first game of year. Ravens want paid too.

  5. JEsTerS says: Jul 20, 2010 9:18 AM

    Time to hammer it out and get down to business!

  6. thegoldengod says: Jul 20, 2010 9:19 AM

    @ jon evans
    LT, Taylor, Cromartie, Holmes, Edwards are a few of the guys brought in…all players can be dismissed after this season if they do not perform—3 have expiring rookie deals (Edwards RFA)–there is no big $ involved anywhere.
    This is not your Dan Snyder’s type team…they didn’t throw $ at anyone since the Jenkins/Pace/Woody/Faneca offseason when they could. There is $ for Revis/Harris/Mangold…and whichever 1 year “tryout” players perform. The issue is the lack of a CBA and the trouble structuring a reasonable deal (guarantees/salary per year). Mangold and Harris are up for deals….Revis has 3 years left and the Jets are doing him a favor in being open for renegotiating. So referencing LT’s 2.5 mil this season as $ not spent on those guys is not even relevant.

  7. Jetskess says: Jul 20, 2010 9:21 AM

    Why do you keep saying they were all promised new contracts this year???
    The only player the Jets FO approached saying they would try to get a new contract for is Revis… and they didn’t say they would pay him 16 million a year, but that he’d get a new contract.

  8. PrimeTime says: Jul 20, 2010 9:26 AM

    This team is a disaster waiting to happen, that locker room has to be a mess with guys just wanting to get paid… not one player should feel safe on the Jets after what they did to Pennington and T. Jones… the 2010 Jets will be one of the biggest disasters of all time.

  9. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 20, 2010 9:30 AM

    I dont think anyone is questioning the fact that you clearly want to win. Dan Snyder cant figure out how you got so many over the hill superstars….lol. But the problem is, you are taking money out of Revis’ pocket, taking money out of Harris’ pocket, etc, to pay for outsiders like Tomlinson. The money that would potentially be there for Mangold/Revis/Harris is now in LT’ bank account….hope you win it this year, because the future is dim beyond this football season…
    ——————————————————————–
    The jets are way under the cap, and everyone they brought in came fore cheap, so no money is being taken out of anyone’s pocket. The only think holding the team back is that the Jets are not allowed to guarantee that much money in an uncapped year. It is guaranteed money that Revis and Mangold want. Get your facts straight.

  10. You love to hate the JETS says: Jul 20, 2010 9:36 AM

    jon evans – your right, that whopping 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS wouldve sealed the deal had it been given to revis, especially in an uncapped year

  11. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 20, 2010 9:50 AM

    @PrimeTime
    after what the jets did to pennington and jones? pennington was great but couldnt get the job done in the clutch. and thomas jones is 31 years old! he only had the year he did because the jets o-line is that good(which is why even tho LT is old, he’ll stil run for over 1200 yards).
    there is no way the jets dont sign revis theyll never let it happen. its a business so theyre negotiating but hell absolutely get signed

  12. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 20, 2010 10:04 AM

    How did the Titans get an acceptable deal done with the absolute best RB in the league but the jests can’t seem to get anything done for Revis?

  13. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 20, 2010 10:08 AM

    From Rich Cimini:
    “But the Jets can’t totally hide behind the reallocation rule as the reason for not re-upping with Revis. There’s no rule that prevents them from trying to satisfy Revis with a huge signing bonus of say, $25 million. That would be quite a statement, owner Woody Johnson announcing to his customers (and would-be customers) that he wants to build a championship-caliber team with staying power. That, too, would eliminate the whispers about a cash-flow problem due to lagging PSL sales. ”
    So much for your argument mrzazz.

  14. PrimeTime says: Jul 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    @BKjetsfan101
    They shipped T. Jones out of town and pick up LT in his place… not exactly a youth movement.
    Pennington they shipped out for Favre.. how did that work out???

  15. joey-pickles says: Jul 20, 2010 10:55 AM

    LT for Jones is an upgrade out of the backfield for Sanchez… aka pass catching RB.
    Favre was 8-3 before tearing his bicept. Plus last season there were reports all over the place stating how Favre’s presence in the locker room was still there even after he left. That “presence” of winning.

  16. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 20, 2010 10:58 AM

    LT is by far better than TJ and with an o-line like he now has hell be better than jones. not a youth movement at all hes just a better back. watch TJ not perform anywhere near the way he did thos past year…its all about the o-line when u run the football; not the person actually running it. LT will be just fine.
    and granted the pennington move didnt pan out the way they wanted it to but cmon u have to admit that their logic was good. pennington couldnt win the big game so lets bring in someone who can.
    and btw, favre was great for the first 11 games till he got hurt…

  17. You love to hate the JETS says: Jul 20, 2010 11:00 AM

    KoaMisiFan says:
    July 20, 2010 10:04 AM
    How did the Titans get an acceptable deal done with the absolute best RB in the league but the jests can’t seem to get anything done for Revis?
    ————————————————————
    One of the dumbest comments i have EVER read… well KoaMisiFan, you see, Darrelle Revis and Chris Johnson are different people (hence the difference in names). Chris Johnson was willing to negotiate a deal, as were the Titans. They came upon a compromise for both sides to be happy. The Jets are willing to negotiate, however Revis does not want anything less than 16 mill a year, so therefore, it is harder to compromise for the Jets. THAT is how the titans got an “acceptable deal done with the absolute best RB in the league.”
    O yea… Jests? thats reallllllllllllllllllllllly original. like, you might be the first person to ever use that word. Really.

  18. SomeFans says: Jul 20, 2010 11:08 AM

    “I guess the fans are going to have to have a little confidence in our ability to make that happen.”
    ————————————————-
    Question is, why should they? The “not yets” have fielded one the the worst products for 42 years and not sniffed a Super Bowl.
    No wonder their fans are delusional and tards.

  19. SomeFans says: Jul 20, 2010 11:10 AM

    “I think the fans know that we have to run the team . . . into the ground.”
    Same ole jests. “Favre was 8-3 before tearing his bicept”
    Ouch, those bicept tears really hurt. pfft.

  20. You love to hate the JETS says: Jul 20, 2010 11:14 AM

    Question is, why should they? The “not yets” have fielded one the the worst products for 42 years and not sniffed a Super Bowl.
    No wonder their fans are delusional and tards.
    ———————————————————–
    By getting to the AFC championship game, ur pretty much breathing on the super bowl… what would dolphin fans know about that though, right?

  21. BRUTUS9448 says: Jul 20, 2010 11:48 AM

    Jets==bust in 2010

  22. hdahs143 says: Jul 20, 2010 11:49 AM

    Yeah, Miami knows nothing about post season success. Moron.

  23. TheSleepness says: Jul 20, 2010 12:09 PM

    has soceity always been this dumb? What do you want them all signed in a day with a nice little bow wrapped atop? Takes time…sorry, this isn’t some ap on your i phone…all will remain with the jets and their excellent drafting will pay dividends.

  24. TheSleepness says: Jul 20, 2010 12:14 PM

    Mr. Florio, I respect what you’ve accomplished but you are always calling for Tannanbaum’s head. I can only wonder why. The Jets have drafted above average since 2006 (Tannabaum’s first year as GM).
    Traded for Jenkins, Favre, Edwards, Holmes, Cromartie
    Signed Pace, Woody, Faneca, Richardson, Tomlinson, Taylor
    Drafted: Ferguson, Mangold, B. Smith, L. Washington, Revis, Harris, Keller, Sanchez, Greene
    One could make the case for Tannanbaum as the league’s best GM, I think they will especially after all 4 stars are locked up for their prime years..wow..dangerous

  25. SeriousRadio says: Jul 20, 2010 12:14 PM

    I don’t listen to Florio on his radio shows, but I can imagine how the regular hosts would use him as the cdountry bumkin foil for their jokes. His knowledge of real football is next to none.

  26. SomeFans says: Jul 20, 2010 12:49 PM

    Yeah, Miami knows nothing about post season success?”
    Really, the Miami Dolphins are the #2 winning NFL franchise… Many, many more post season wins, Super Bowls, Division championships, etc. than the jests. (perhaps you cant read…. or are 12) so who is the moron now?

  27. You love to hate the JETS says: Jul 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    O sorry hdahs143… last afc championship game for the phins was back in 93…. before I was born. But they did make it to the super bowl in 85……… but still lost. But they did win it in 73…. But that was 4 years after the Jets won theirs… It seems ur waiting a little while too, big guy

  28. joey-pickles says: Jul 20, 2010 1:26 PM

    The Jets won twice as many playoff games last season than the Dolphins have in the past decade… ‘nough said…

  29. Karlos Long 5877 says: Jul 20, 2010 1:32 PM

    2010 Jersey Jets = 8-8

  30. ampats says: Jul 20, 2010 1:49 PM

    Too many dumb comments from Jets fans to count,
    Mr Mazz,
    I believe this is called an uncapped year so please explain how the Jests are under the cap ?
    Joey Pickles,
    Favre’s “presence ” of winning is still in the Jets lockerroom ?? Brilliant !!!!
    BKJets101,
    Who I can always count on making stupid remarks,
    1. LT is far better than TJ ? really based on what, 2006?
    2. Favre was great for 11 games before he got hurt,
    And the topper __
    3.Its all about the O line, it doesn’t matter who is running the ball.
    This from the same person that says the Jets are the favorites because vegas says so.
    And our newest clueless poster,
    You love to hate the Jets,
    First, your “facts”/dates on the Championship games are incorrect
    Now to your intelligent comment,
    By getting to the AFC Championship, you are (ur) pretty much breathing on the SB.
    Is there a banner for that ??
    The most clueless fan base in the NFL.
    Sorry Helle Relle and NYJALLFINDAY but these are your fellow fans that post this stupidity
    J
    E
    T
    S
    Everyone knows the rest
    41 years and more to come.

  31. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 20, 2010 2:06 PM

    joey-pickles says:
    July 20, 2010 1:26 PM
    The Jets won twice as many playoff games last season than the Dolphins have in the past decade… ‘nough said…
    __________________________________
    What kind of trophy do they give for that? Oh yeah, NONE. Hope you enjoyed their miracle season last year because I’m sure it’s going to be quite a while before you see that again.

  32. cousinrk says: Jul 20, 2010 2:09 PM

    Hey Florio aka Jetshater. Did you read the article on ESPN.Com about how restricted the Jets actually are when it comes to re-signing players under contract? Here it is:
    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yorkjets/post/_/id/686/why-a-revis-extension-probably-wont-get-done?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
    Kind gives a better understanding of why the Jets didn’t offer Revis guaranteed money and why D’Brick didn’t take a contract with much guaranteed money. Its because they are hamstrung by last years cap. In an uncapped year if you want to sign a player already under contract giving them guaranteed money, you have to have money under the previous years cap which the Jets don’t. Maybe do a little research…un-biased research next time.

  33. hdahs143 says: Jul 20, 2010 3:10 PM

    SomeFans says:
    July 20, 2010 12:49 PM
    Yeah, Miami knows nothing about post season success?”
    Really, the Miami Dolphins are the #2 winning NFL franchise… Many, many more post season wins, Super Bowls, Division championships, etc. than the jests. (perhaps you cant read…. or are 12) so who is the moron now?

    My post was directed at the same Jets fan you were referring to, and was sarcastic in nature. Relax

  34. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 20, 2010 3:36 PM

    @cousinrk
    You obviously missed this part of the article:
    “But the Jets can’t totally hide behind the reallocation rule as the reason for not re-upping with Revis. There’s no rule that prevents them from trying to satisfy Revis with a huge signing bonus of say, $25 million. That would be quite a statement, owner Woody Johnson announcing to his customers (and would-be customers) that he wants to build a championship-caliber team with staying power. That, too, would eliminate the whispers about a cash-flow problem due to lagging PSL sales. “

  35. joey-pickles says: Jul 20, 2010 3:39 PM

    @ ampats:
    How is it that you even care enough to troll these blogs. By my estimates you are basically a football god that need not be bothered with the likes of Jets fans. So do us all a favor and keep your opinions in the hole you shoot them from.
    I mean really… taking a subjective remark and making another subjective remark in rebutile??? Just trashy and classless, then again nothing says class like “Ba-ston”, right?

  36. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 20, 2010 6:16 PM

    wow ampats im flattered u remembered my comments from 2 weeks ago.
    u truly have no life my friend.
    its great how ur now gonna pull one of ur “u still ive in ur mommys basement” lines. and no its not a comment u said to me 2 weeks ago, its a comment u said yesterday, the day before, the day before that, and the day before that one.
    go do something else with ur sorry @ss life ur boring everyone here with ur non-stop, redundant trash

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