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Jets, Sione Pouha agree to three-year contract

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A day after it was reported that the Jets and Sione Pouha were speeding up the pace of their contract talks, a deal has been reached.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Pouha has reached an agreement with the Jets on a new three-year contract.

The Jets gambled when they decided not to franchise Pouha that they could come to terms on a new deal before free agency started, and now they’ve done so, with about 30 hours to spare.

The 33-year-old Pouha has played in all 16 games for the Jets for five consecutive seasons and has been a starter at defensive tackle for the last three years.

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33 Responses to “Jets, Sione Pouha agree to three-year contract”
  1. dreadpiratesteve says: Mar 12, 2012 11:37 AM

    Great move by NYJ. He’s a tremendously undervalued talent and at 33 years old, a three year deal will be about all he is capable of.

  2. pfii63 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:39 AM

    Much ado about nothing. Good against the run, but does nothing for their anemic pass rush. The Yets aren’t getting any better so far this season.

  3. sanchize6 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:46 AM

    pfii63 says:
    Mar 12, 2012 11:39 AM
    Much ado about nothing. Good against the run, but does nothing for their anemic pass rush. The Yets aren’t getting any better so far this season.
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    lol what a dumb thing to say. Yeah it would be much better to let the best run stuffing DT in the NFL leave. Good point! And how many teams have gotten better so far? Free agency hasn’t even started, the draft hasn’t happened.. NOBODY has gotten better. Just another CLUELESS Jets hater obviously..

  4. nineroutsider says: Mar 12, 2012 11:50 AM

    They extended Mark Sanchez, no team is more bi-polar than the Jets. It makes no sense to me. Someone explain it.

  5. lilrob10201 says: Mar 12, 2012 11:52 AM

    los pulgares para arriba si usted sabe lo que esto explica.

  6. jetfan28 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:04 PM

    Much ado about nothing. Good against the run, but does nothing for their anemic pass rush. The Yets aren’t getting any better so far this season.

     —————–

    Boy, Jet haters kill me with their ignorance. Please tell me what team has gotten better since free agency hasn’t started and the draft is 6 weeks away.
    You have the right to hate the Jets, but be somewhat objective and fair

  7. pfii63 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:11 PM

    sanchize6 says:
    what a dumb thing to say. Yeah it would be much better to let the best run stuffing DT in the NFL leave. Good point! And how many teams have gotten better so far? Free agency hasn’t even started, the draft hasn’t happened.. NOBODY has gotten better. Just another CLUELESS Jets hater obviously..

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    Best run stuffer in the league? Not by a longshot. Wilfork is better on a bad day.

    And your handle tells us all we need to know. The extension of Sanchez was both hollow and transparent. Counting on that loser to take your team anywhere is a guarantee that the drought will continue.

    Enjoy fighting the fins for last place!

  8. jetfan28 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:19 PM

    Hey pfii63, was Sanchez a loser when he went to Foxborough and knocked the Pats out of the playoffs in 2010?

  9. sanchize6 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:22 PM

    pfii63 says:

    Best run stuffer in the league? Not by a longshot. Wilfork is better on a bad day.

    And your handle tells us all we need to know. The extension of Sanchez was both hollow and transparent. Counting on that loser to take your team anywhere is a guarantee that the drought will continue.

    Enjoy fighting the fins for last place!
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    lol another doozy of a post here! You’re on a roll, chief! First of all, Pouha is MUCH better against the run than Wilfork.. Wilkfork just has name recognition, which means absolutely nothing. Just check the rankings on Profootballfocus.. or better yet, WATCH the games. The Jets stuff the run because Pouha is dominant. The Pats defense sucks.

    Secondly, Sanchez’s extension was a brilliant move by Tannenbaum.. check the details of it. It gave them 6.5m in cap room this year, which was a big reason they were able to re-sign Pouha AND make more moves once free agency begins. Third, calling him a loser is funny, since he went into Foxboro and outplayed Brady and beat the Pats in the playoffs in 2010 didn’t he?

    Finally, I think you should check the definitions of “Shallow” and “Transparent” because they make no sense when it comes to Sanchez’s deal. They DO make sense however, when discussing your posts. Because those are both shallow and transparent. Clearly.

  10. socalyankeejetfan says: Mar 12, 2012 12:23 PM

    @nineroutsider- here’s your explanation in 4 words: CREATED MORE CAP SPACE. Sanchez’s contract added a total of $2.5 million to what the Jets had already committed to a QB who lead his team to the conference championship in each of his first two years in the NFL. Can’t say that about your starting QB who, up until last year, wishes he had Sanchez’s numbers from last season (his worst), Can’t wait to see what the Niners have to pay your boy Smith for his one-season wonder.

  11. pfii63 says: Mar 12, 2012 12:26 PM

    jetfan28 says:
    Mar 12, 2012 12:19 PM
    Hey pfii63, was Sanchez a loser when he went to Foxborough and knocked the Pats out of the playoffs in 2010?

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    That was the year he won the Super Bowl.

    Right?

  12. ampats says: Mar 12, 2012 12:45 PM

    jetfan28 says,

    Please tell me what team has gotten better since free agency hasn’t started and the draft is 6 weeks away?
    The same subject was being discussed this morning on WEEI as being the New England Patriots have gotten better just by the Jets guaranteeing Sanchez’s contract for the next two season’s , salary cap relief or not the Jets shouldn’t have comitted to Sanchez past this season as many jet fans on this site would agree that Sanchez regressed last season and good luck with Fistpump Another Red Zone Field Goal Sporano OC

  13. thraiderskin says: Mar 12, 2012 12:49 PM

    Good re-sign if the price was right… he may be a little old, but he performs.

  14. jetfan28 says: Mar 12, 2012 1:00 PM

    Ampats

    In what world is goIng from 17 tds – 13 ints to 26/18 a regression. That’s going from a plus 4 to a plus 8.

    Does he have to get better? Of course, but he’s still very young. He’s only had 16 college games coming into the league. He will get better

  15. dyims says: Mar 12, 2012 1:06 PM

    jetfan and sanchize seem to have selective memories. They only remember the 2010 playoffs not the two losses in the 2011 regular season to the Pats. And about that run stuffing defense — didn’t the Pats control the game(s) with runs that the great Jets “D” couldn’t stop?????????????

  16. dyims says: Mar 12, 2012 1:08 PM

    I forgot about the two losses that the Jets had to the Broncos and Raiders in which their vaunted run stopping “D” couldn’t win!!!!!

  17. nineroutsider says: Mar 12, 2012 1:14 PM

    @socalyankeejetfan says: Mar 12, 2012 12:23 PM

    @nineroutsider- here’s your explanation in 4 words: CREATED MORE CAP SPACE. Sanchez’s contract added a total of $2.5 million to what the Jets had already committed to a QB who lead his team to the conference championship in each of his first two years in the NFL. Can’t say that about your starting QB who, up until last year, wishes he had Sanchez’s numbers from last season (his worst), Can’t wait to see what the Niners have to pay your boy Smith for his one-season wonder.
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    OK, but how do you explain this:

    MARK SANCHEZ, Jets
    Contract status: Signed contract extension on Friday that reportedly totals five years, $58.25 million with $20.5 million in guarantees for 2012 and ’13. The deal includes three new years with $40.5 million in new money.

    2009-2011 statistics
    Games (W-L): 47 games, 47 starts (27-20)
    Comp-Att (Pct): 782 of 1,414 (55.3)
    Avg yards per game: 195.9
    TDs/Int: 55/51
    Rating: 73.2

    * * *

    ALEX SMITH, 49ers
    Contract status: Unsigned for 2012

    2009-2011 statistics
    Games (W-L): 38 games, 36 starts (21-15)
    Comp-Att (Pct): 702 of 1,159 (60.6)
    Avg yards per game: 206.9
    TDs/Int: 49/27
    Rating: 85.2

  18. notoriousbri says: Mar 12, 2012 1:21 PM

    not a JET fan or hater.. like the signing as I think he is VERY important to that defense.

    I also think the Sanchez extension was smart by the organization because for the 2.5 million they get the option to cut bait after 2013,14,or 2015. each one of those years they have the option. I honestly think they will be taking that option one of those years when they are in a better position to grab an elite signal caller through the draft or free agency..Sanchez is NOT the answer.. He is a pretty Trent Dilfer

    Getting manning wouldnt be the answer or long term solution and they were not gonna move up to the 1 or 2 spots this year.

  19. sanchize6 says: Mar 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    pfii63 says:
    Mar 12, 2012 12:26 PM
    jetfan28 says:
    Mar 12, 2012 12:19 PM
    Hey pfii63, was Sanchez a loser when he went to Foxborough and knocked the Pats out of the playoffs in 2010?

    ————————————————

    That was the year he won the Super Bowl.

    Right?

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    Lol.. you should keep posting.. I’d love to see how bad you can keep making yourself look. Go ahead, act like it was no big deal when the Pats were 14-2 and lost at home to the Jets in the playoffs.. whatever you say, pal. No matter what the Jets do, nobody will ever give them credit. It’s pathetic.

    Speaking of Super Bowls, how many have the Pats won since they were caught cheating?

  20. mrpickled says: Mar 12, 2012 1:59 PM

    Yets! Classic. I’m surprised that Pouha still has a yob

  21. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 12, 2012 1:59 PM

    I wouldn’t say he was the best considering there were 11 teams better at stopping the run than the Jets, and 7 of those teams employ a 3-4. This is what I don’t get, the Jets extend Sanchez, but it is clear that without a good defense to back him up, they are going nowhere. Also, who cares what he did 2 years ago, he sat on the couch this post-season. Hey, maybe Tebow will be available, atleast it would improve your run game.

  22. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 12, 2012 2:16 PM

    @sanchize6

    But they still have BEEN to the superbowl. When was the last time the Jets were there? The other 3 teams in the AFCE have combined for 17 superbowl appearances and 5 wins since your win. See, the Bills may have lost 4 straight Superbowls, but in the past 14+ years, the Jets have lost 4 Championship games, Congrats.

  23. zerogreen13 says: Mar 12, 2012 2:16 PM

    good signing. I’d rather sign Pouha then look for a blue chip upgrade that would cost twice the money we probably signed him for. He works hard and gets the job done. Hopefully Kendrick Ellis makes a leap forward this year to prove he was worth the 2nd round pick.

  24. sanchize6 says: Mar 12, 2012 2:17 PM

    mrpickled says:
    Mar 12, 2012 1:59 PM
    Yets! Classic. I’m surprised that Pouha still has a yob
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    Huh??

    And rabidbillsfan, The Jets had big problems on the perimeter with the run.. especially after B.Thomas went out for the year. The Jets allowed 2.9 yards per carry up the middle according to PFF, which was best in the NFL. They also ranked Pouha as their #1 DT in the league due to his dominance in the run game. He is awesome at what he does.

  25. astro1018 says: Mar 12, 2012 2:38 PM

    sanchize6 says:
    what a dumb thing to say. Yeah it would be much better to let the best run stuffing DT in the NFL leave. Good point! And how many teams have gotten better so far? Free agency hasn’t even started, the draft hasn’t happened.. NOBODY has gotten better. Just another CLUELESS Jets hater obviously..

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    best run stuffing DT? lol…good comedy.

    Jets will enjoy being in last place in the afc east

  26. pfii63 says: Mar 12, 2012 2:42 PM

    sanchize6 says:

    Speaking of Super Bowls, how many have the Pats won since they were caught cheating?

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    You mean the same year that the Jets exact same taping habits led to the Spygate scandal? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black.

    Sing it with me…

    Y – E – T – S

    YETS!
    YETS!
    YETS!

    So please refresh my memory… which years did Sanchez lead the Yets to Super Bowl wins?

    Simple fact… your team played 6-10 football this past season, but two giveaway games (San Diego and Dallas) made it seem more respectable. Hanging on to a disaster of a franchise quarterback simply means inching closer to the first overall pick in next year’s draft; enjoy!

  27. cali49er707 says: Mar 12, 2012 2:56 PM

    socalyankeejetfan says:
    Mar 12, 2012 12:23 PM
    @nineroutsider- here’s your explanation in 4 words: CREATED MORE CAP SPACE. Sanchez’s contract added a total of $2.5 million to what the Jets had already committed to a QB who lead his team to the conference championship in each of his first two years in the NFL. Can’t say that about your starting QB who, up until last year, wishes he had Sanchez’s numbers from last season (his worst), Can’t wait to see what the Niners have to pay your boy Smith for his one-season wonder.

    i cant wait for these two teams to play next season, ever since that loud mouth punk REXANNE spat off saying he could not wait to play us & kick our @sse$ & the obvious tampering by gm mike tampon with crabtree hold-out BECAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR REXANNE

  28. tybrew says: Mar 12, 2012 2:56 PM

    The jets wish they were the Patriots…will always be little fish no matter how much they try…

  29. zeke2517 says: Mar 12, 2012 3:02 PM

    “Boy, Jet haters kill me with their ignorance. Please tell me what team has gotten better since free agency hasn’t started and the draft is 6 weeks away.
    You have the right to hate the Jets, but be somewhat objective and fair”

    You make good points, but I heard that Rex Ryan wears large clothing and has a sexual relationship with his wife.

  30. jolink653 says: Mar 12, 2012 3:24 PM

    pouha better than vince wilfork? is that a serious comment? didn’t see pouha’s name on the all-pro team for the last 3 seasons…also didn’t realize the jets defense was that good either seeing as how they were playing golf while the patriots while winning playoff games and going to the super bowl…anyone who thinks pouha is the “best run-stuffing lineman in the league” should probably learn something about football before making comments like that…and the jets awesome “run-stuffing defense” argument loses all credibility seeing as how you let tim tebow storm down the field and run for a 20 yard game winning touchdown

  31. socalyankeejetfan says: Mar 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    @ninersoutsider- very nice stats pull, but you forgot to mention that the three years you used were Sanchez’s first three years. So, in the interest of fairness, and to further prove my point that you have so conveniently missed, here are your boy Smith’s first three years’ stats:

    435 for 800 (54.4 completion pct) and 4679 yards with rather impressive (cough cough) 19-31 TD to INT ratio. Oh yeah, one other important stat…number of playoff wins in his first three years?? To quote Dean Wermer from Animal House: zero…point…zero!

  32. socalyankeejetfan says: Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM

    @ninersoutsider: now it’s my turn to cut and paste info for you about Sanchez’s extension:

    Sanchez was going to be a $14.25 million hit on the cap before the extension. The team freed up $6.4 million in cap space this season. Sanchez’s $11.75 million base salary for 2012 was converted to a $8 million signing bonus. A league source confirmed that Sanchez has a fully-guaranteed $3.25 million base salary for 2012. Sanchez will receive an $8.25 million fully guaranteed base salary in 2013. He has non-guaranteed base salaries from 2014-16.

    Did you read that last sentence? The final 3 years are “NON-GUARANTEED”. For your third grade intelligence, let me clarify this: it means he gets NOT A PENNY MORE if he flops the next two years.

    Again, my point being that all this “extension” did was to free up over $6 million in salary space and award Sanchez for his success of his first two years, and give the Jets some much-needed roster flexibility in a couple of years- which they already committed to Sanchez in the first place.

  33. laxcoach37 says: Mar 12, 2012 8:56 PM

    I am far from a Jets Fan, but that is a good Signing. My issue here is ” the best run stuffing DT in the NFL” LOL! I think that Ngata, Suh, Raji, Ratcliff and Soliai would have something to say about that. BTW- the Pats Fan was almost right… Wilfork does come next at#6. and then you have Sione at #7, but hey who’s counting ;)

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