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The work of nose tackles usually goes unnoticed, but it’s hard to ignore Damon Harrison. The second-year defender is playing off the charts as the gut of the New York Jets’ defense and is one of the best players I’ve seen this year on film.

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Geno raised his arms in confidence. He’d just beaten the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his first career start after teammate Nick Folk’s field goal cleared the uprights. This confidence, and borderline cockiness, was what made him successful in his debut. He was unshakeable. He was in command. He was in control. He was the respectable quarterback that the New York Jets had been missing, if only for one week.

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City Harvest 19th Annual An Evening Of Practical Magic, Honoring Marc MurphyMark Sanchez will have a couple more months to GQ it up at all the hottest night spots in New York.

The Jets are expected to retain Mark Sanchez into the preseason, and let him compete for a starting job according to the Newsday reporter Bob Glauber.

Sanchez started 15 games last season, throwing 13 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. The Jets went 6-9 in games he started. On Friday, New York drafted Quarterback Geno Smith with the seventh pick in the second round.

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The New York Jets have signed running back Chris Ivory to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.

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New Era Pinstripe Bowl - West Virginia v SyracuseApparently Jets management  isn’t satisfied with Mark Sanchez as their starting Quarterback. Who knew?

According to Adam Schefter, New York has made calls to multiple teams on Friday in order to move up from pick 39 and draft a Quarterback.

ESPN reports the Jets debated taking Geno Smith with the 13th overall pick on Thursday night before deciding on DT Sheldon Richardson. They selected Cornerback Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick.

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg and Jets top scout Terry Bradway had dinner with Smith last month. Mornhinweg came away impressed according to a source that spoke with the four letter.

Other teams that could take a Quarterback at the top of round two include Arizona, Oakland, Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

Draft Preview: 9. New York Jets


Rex Ryan will slobber all over Barkevious Mingo. Maybe literally.

Usually, calling the New York Jets a flaming, toxic mess is like saying that being punched straight to the nose isn’t enjoyable, or that pigeons are the mosquitoes of the bird kingdom. An obvious fact will always remain an obvious fact.

But the purging has begun under new general manager John Idzik, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Three safeties were cut (Eric Smith, Yeremiah Bell, and LaRon Landry, with Dawan Landry added), while Bart Scott was jettisoned too, and Mike DeVito was allowed to walk. To rebuild it, you must first destroy it.

That destruction will soon continue with the dismissal of Tim Tebow, the most irrelevant and redundant player on the roster, and at that point the quarterback competition will begin in earnest between Mark Sanchez and David Garrard. But potentially the most important offseason move has yet to come.

You may have heard this Darrelle Revis trade talk, yes? We only write about it around these parts three times daily. If he’s traded, will the Jets’ early focus shift to cornerback? Since I have long-honed the fine journalistic skill of asking the tough question first, that’s how I led of our latest draft dive into questions followed by answers with Scott Salmon from Gang Green Nation,and Brian Bassett from The Jets Blog.

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If there’s one truism in the NFL, it’s that a player can always become who he was four or five years ago with the right coach. Or maybe I just made that up entirely.

But with the semi-spiral that Dawan Landry finds himself in, a reunion with Rex Ryan — his former defensive coordinator in Baltimore — is something to feel good about. Unfortunately, it may be the only good feeling the Jets get with this signing.

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