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Tannenbaum expects Tomlinson to be back in New York

LaDainian Tomlinson, Gary Guyton

We mentioned earlier that Jets G.M.  Mike Tannenbaum doesn’t expect to re-sign any veterans before the start of the new league year.

With that out of the way, we wanted to mention three other key points Tannenbaum touched on before the Jets officially ceded the back page of the New York tabloids to Derek Jeter.

1. Tannenbaum expects LaDainian Tomlinson to be back, despite some reports that his status is in doubt.

“These things could change, but we do expect him back,” Tannenbaum said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.   “He did good things for us . . . I expect him to contribute for another year.”

2.  Linebacker David Harris is a top priority, as we mentioned early in the week.  It sounds like the team may use the franchise tag on him instead of signing him to a long-term deal.

“I wouldn’t eliminate either option,” Tannenbaum said.

3. Tannenbaum qualified his praise for cornerback Antonio Cromartie:

“By and large, he had a good year for us on the field. It wasn’t perfect, but he played well. I was glad he was a Jet. He did everything that we asked of him. I thought he got better. . . .  Based on his entire body of work and his year with us, he’s a guy we would like to keep.”

(That should prevent Cromartie from calling Tannenbaum an a–hole.)

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17 Responses to “Tannenbaum expects Tomlinson to be back in New York”
  1. jones112m says: Jan 28, 2011 5:28 PM

    OK Mike stated the 3 of the 5 obvious but losing Holmes and or Edwards will hurt us without another signing someone to replace stat wise and roster wise. .I would like to keep braylon instead even though Holmes is great but I like big receivers so that’s my opinion.. I also Like brodney pool

  2. pfii63 says: Jan 28, 2011 5:29 PM

    Yes, “Mr. Class” (just ask him) should stay with this classy organization.

    And he will keep not winning Super Bowl titles.

  3. ny82jy says: Jan 28, 2011 5:59 PM

    Ok everybody another jets topic. Cant wait to hear all the stupid trash talk and pointless jet hating comments some of you are gonna make. Get to it i predict a bunch of played out foot jokes. O wait maybe another Rex is fat joke lol. Prove me wrong guys..

  4. schmitty2 says: Jan 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    L.T obviously proved he can no longer handle a full season workload. Now granted Greene stunk most of the year but time to turn him loose and let L..T be a 3rd down back

  5. zinn22 says: Jan 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    This is gonna be a tough offseason for Tannenbaum with so many important players being FA’s. Such as Harris, Cromartie, Edwards, Holmes, Coleman, Pool, Hunter, Ellis, Pryce, B, Smith, both kickers, Cole and a few more. Not to mention they will have to look at possibly restructuring many player contracts like Jenkins, Sanchez and LT. Not to mention revis is likely going to need a new deal in 2012.

    Edwards was arguably the Jets MVP last season. His blocking, his work ethic and his clutch catches were quite amazing. Only 1 drop all year he was the most consistent player on the Jets all season. Holmes is a better talent but he makes a lot more mistakes. Harris and Cromartie might be the 2nd and 3rd best Jet defenders. Plus the jets 3rd and 4th corners are heading to FA. The Jets only hope might be if the new CBA gets rid of the salary cap.

  6. okiny says: Jan 28, 2011 6:23 PM

    jones112m says: Jan 28, 2011 5:28 PM

    OK Mike stated the 3 of the 5 obvious but losing Holmes and or Edwards will hurt us without another signing someone to replace stat wise and roster wise. .
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    You aren’t on the team…it will hurt “them”, not “us.”

  7. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jan 28, 2011 6:33 PM

    Only makes sense if Shonne Greene starts next year

  8. hooterdawg says: Jan 28, 2011 6:42 PM

    pfii63 sounds like a typical whiny Patsie fan.

  9. beastofeden says: Jan 28, 2011 7:05 PM

    LaDone

  10. goawayeverybody says: Jan 28, 2011 7:43 PM

    I love how delusional people look when they slap the “can’t last a full season” tag on LT. Ahem, LT had 1,282 yards from scrimmage this season, up from 884 the previous season for a 45% increase. The only reason he didn’t have more was because:

    A) he was in a straight time share with Shonn Greene the last few games and
    B) he was going up against better run defenses the final few games of the year. Also…
    C) he was rested the entire final game against Buffalo. So he only played 15 full games.

    Additionally, he had 3 postseason touchdowns this year, more than anyone else.

    Some people are just delusional.

  11. db105 says: Jan 28, 2011 7:53 PM

    The Jets have been a Wildcard team each of the past 2 seasons. The Jets are still more likely to miss the playoffs than win the AFC East.

  12. nitemare1 says: Jan 28, 2011 10:37 PM

    @hooterdawg

    Do you bark at the moon?

  13. pfii63 says: Jan 28, 2011 11:34 PM

    hooterdawg says:
    Jan 28, 2011 6:42 PM
    pfii63 sounds like a typical whiny Patsie fan.

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    1969.

  14. dotnukem says: Jan 28, 2011 11:58 PM

    More likely to miss the playoffs than win the AFC east????
    You can’t be F’n serious…

  15. tjo61player says: Jan 29, 2011 12:21 AM

    Jets shot their wad this year. Not only won’t they be able to keep all the talent they had assembled ,but they also lose out in the draft department. I’d say 3 years to get back to the Wild card.

  16. dandemanthejetsfan says: Jan 29, 2011 3:19 AM

    The Jets need to see what happens w/ the CBA before we start allocating funds towards current players and possible free agent signings. I do believe with about 5-6 guys that can be dropped that did not play alot or are towards the end of their careers, we can free up enough money to re-sign Harris,Cromartie, Holmes and Edwards. I’m sure they will have to get creative w/ bonuses to do this but it can be done. We do not have many selections in the upcoming draft so we are going to have to try to re-sign and also add in free agency. i have confidence in the Jets brass to get things done. I also believe that Rex has changed the whole persona of the Jets franchise in his 2 years thus far. We should be a contender for years to come. As a long time, Die Hard Jets fan, it has been awesome to watch the team become relevant not only in the AFC East but a legitimate contender. I just hope that it continues and I get to see our team in a Super Bowl in my lifetime. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. nesuperfan says: Jan 30, 2011 6:40 PM

    goawayeverybody says:
    Jan 28, 2011 7:43 PM
    I love how delusional people look when they slap the “can’t last a full season” tag on LT. Ahem, LT had 1,282 yards from scrimmage this season, up from 884 the previous season for a 45% increase. The only reason he didn’t have more was because:

    A) he was in a straight time share with Shonn Greene the last few games and
    B) he was going up against better run defenses the final few games of the year. Also…
    C) he was rested the entire final game against Buffalo. So he only played 15 full games.

    Additionally, he had 3 postseason touchdowns this year, more than anyone else.

    Some people are just delusional.
    ________________________________

    I guess Rex Ryan is delusional since he said publicly that he was not playing LT full out so he would have some left at the end of the season. He also gave that as the reason when he announced splitting the reps between LT and Green.

    The reason he did not have more yards is that Rex Ryan correctly realized that you can’t ride that old horse as much as the Chargers did the last few years.

    I previously posted two links, but that post got blasted.

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