This week?s game is the fifth annual MetLife Bowl. The Jets won the inaugural game, 17-3, in 2011. The MetLife Bowl refers to the annual preseason game between the co-owners of MetLife Stadium, with both teams battling for the Snoopy Trophy. Snoopy is the brand icon for MetLife, the New York City-based insurance company.
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The Daily News Live crew debates which team will shine in the annual Jets vs. Giants preseason contest.
"Rex did things his own way, which was great," Bowles said. "I do things my own way, which is great. I have to make sure I stay true to who I am and make sure guys see that and they can relate to that."
The Jets locker room is full of characters and it hasn't been easy to keep them in line so far.
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Yesterday marked the first time that defensive lineman?Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams practiced together.
After watching practice, Westoff was thoroughly impressed with what he saw on the defensive line.
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New director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger compared defensive end?Leonard Williams falling to the Jets with the sixth overall selection to Christmas morning (Cosentino, June 5).
Williams, who some experts considered the most talented player in the draft, was expected to be off the board before the Jets were set to pick.
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When asked on Tuesday about the Jets offseason additions and the impact they might have on Smith, Colon answered frankly.
?We bought the Porsche,? Colon said. ?We?ve given him the keys. He can?t crash it. Bottom line, he can?t crash it. We need him to be on top of his game.?
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Ryan is scheduled to play in the Boomer and Cartoon charity softball game next Wednesday at Yankee Stadium?that will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the NYC PBA Widows? and Children?s Fund, and the families of fallen NYPD officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
When asked what kind of reception he expected from the New York City crowd Ryan couldn't resist a jab?targeted at his former team.
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Earlier this month GM Mike Maccagnan fired five scouts and Brendan Prophett, who served as the head of the organizations?pro personnel department for nine seasons.
Bazirgan has worked within the Jets organization since 2004. He served as an area scout for eight years before becoming the assistant pro personnel director in 2013.
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The Jets began non-contact OTA practices earlier this week. Members of the media were granted access to practice on Wednesday and Richardson was a notable name absent.
Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they?d like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with.
However, his future with the Jets became cloudy with the selection?of defensive end Leonard Williams?sixth-overall in this years draft (April?30).
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"Bill was very detailed oriented, knows what he wants, knows how to evaluate, really knew what he wanted in a player, knew how he wanted the players coached," Rodgers said in an interview with NJ Advance Media.?"Todd is very similar in a lot of ways. Bill was definitely on point. Todd is on point. They both know what they're looking for, both know what a player should look like, both know how they want the program run. I see a lot of similarities."
When Rodgers was asked about the influence Parcells had on his career he spoke highly of his former boss.
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The billboards make reference to Brady as "#TomShady" with the famous "J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!" chant below.
?Jets fans are very opinionated,? said Carly Zipp, the communications director for Outfront Media who own the electronic billboards. ?Because billboards are something that is seen by everyone, they knew the power of message and they wanted to it get it out.?
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Johnson tweeted a link of the Brady suspension story from NFL.com along with a smiley face emoji to the Patriots official twitter handle.
The tweet was deleted shortly after being posted and the Jets refrained from commenting on the matter.
The Jets drafted G Jarvis Harrison in the fifth round Saturday with the 152nd overall selection.
Harrison (6-foot-4, 300 pounds), saw playing time at both LG and RG?for Texas A&M.
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The Jets traded up one spot with the Jacksonville Jaguars and drafted Baylor QB Bryce Petty with the 103rd overall selection in the fourth round on Saturday.
"That was the longest 48 hours I've ever had in my last. As soon as they called, it was unbelievable" saidPetty during a conference call shortly after being drafted.
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The Giants hosted several dozen players at QDTC on Thursday while the Jets had their shot at some of the same local prospects on Friday. The general consensus from players who attended both sessions is that the Jets had their act together and held a more structured program.
What does this mean? Well, not much to Giant fans. The Giants have been doing things at a high level for years and now the Jets, under new GM Mike Maccagnan, are raising their standards to meet the norm.
General manager Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey were in attendance for Winston's pro-day held at Florida State University on March 31. The trio were so impressed by Winston's performance that they canceled their scheduled private?workout date a week later.
The Jets have informed Winston that his visit to Florham Park will include some classroom and film work to test his football acumen.
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Coples, 24, was taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Jets. He played defensive end at the University of North Carolina?and in his rookie season. Since then he has made the transition to the outside linebacker position for the past two years. Through his first three seasons he has recorded just 16 1/2 sacks.
His fifth year option salary, which will be worth $7.8 million, is determined by the average salaries of the 25 highest-paid players at his position, not including the two highest-paid players.
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Jets training camp had been held at SUNY Cortland for five of the past six seasons. The move allows the Jets to hold camp in their year-round training?facility and be closer to their core NY/NJ fan base.
?SUNY Cortland felt like home because of the tremendous local support we received during our time there,? said Jets Owner Woody Johnson. ?President Erik Bitterbaum and the university staff, as well as the families and businesses of Central New York, all went above and beyond to embrace our organization and create a comfortable environment for our team and fans. They always will be a part of our Jets family.?
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With the Jets trading for Brandon Marshall this offseason, awarding?Jeremy Kerley?a four-year contract extension and Eric Decker?locked in?with a long-term deal the WR position appears to be set. It remains unknown if the Jets would use the sixth overall pick to draft a position that is now considered a strength.
Peat would be an early consideration for the Jets at the sixth pick, but would be available were the Jets?to slide back in the first round. ?Many mocks have Peat going in the early twenties range. ?Left tackle,?D'Brickashaw Ferguson, is 32 and right tackle,?Breno Giacomini, will be 30 at the beginning of the season. Given their age and soon to be ending contracts the Jets will have to start thinking about the tackle position sooner rather than later.
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Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they'd like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with. Though former GM John Idzik was unable to get it done last season, as both sides failed to come close to an agreement.
The Jets have the time and resources to do the right thing in locking up the team's best player to a long-term deal this year. ?We would like to see?the Jets settle any contract talks?with the face of the franchise before the start of training camp, if not the start of free agency.
Johnson split carries last season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, which is something the team said they would do from the start of the season - though Johnson believed he would have a bigger role.
?Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever,? Johnson said Monday. ?It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson and Ivory] were going to get playing time. I think it was like after the [third] game or something like that, it just switched over and I started getting less and less playing time, and not knowing where it came from.?
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New GM?Mike Maccagnan recently fired Terry Bradway (senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (director of college scouting).
Hogan had been a national scout for Chicago since 2012. Before that, he was a college scout for the Bears since 2003. He got his start as University of Utah's director of football operations, with a brief stint in 2003. From 2000-03, he worked in recruiting and operations for Notre Dame.
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Johnson played linebacker for the Jets in 97-98 under head coach Bill Parcells and defensive coordinator Bill Belichick. Following his retirement,?he served?as a defensive assistant under Belichick with the Patriots for 13-years. Last season he was the Bills defensive line coach.
Earlier this off season he was a candidate for the Giants defensive coordinator position. That job was ultimately given to Steve Spagnuolo.
The birth date on the arrest record (9/25/1985) is two days off from Johnson's?actual (9/23/1985) birth date, but?the?story has been confirmed by NBC Sports (PFT, Jan 10)
Johnson signed a 2-year deal with the Jets last off season worth $4 million per year. The 29-year-old was brought in to strengthen the Jets running game. The signing didn't work out as planned.?After never failing to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, Johnson rushed for only 663 yards and had 151 receiving yards, both career lows.
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Kubiak?was?the Houston Texans head coach from 2006-2013. In his eight seasons he led them to two postseason appearances and a 61-64 overall record. He?is also considered a candidate for the Chicago Bears head coach vacancy.
So far the Jets have interviewed four candidates - Anthony Lynn (Jets current running backs coach), Tom Cable (Seahawks offensive line coach), Dan Quinn (Seahawks defensive coordinator) and Doug Marrone (ex-Bills head coach). Frank Reich, the Chargers offensive coordinator, is expected to interview on Wednesday. Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has also agreed to an interview but no meeting date has been set.
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Mueller, 47, was promoted earlier this year to director of pro personnel with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Previously he has worked in scouting with the Jaguars (1994-2000) and in player personnel in the Saints' front office (2000-08). He worked as a GM in the United Football League from 2009-11.
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After coaching the Buffalo Bills for the past two seasons, Marrone opted out of his contract to seek other opportunities. He led the Bills to a 9-7 record this past season and went 15-17 overall. Previously he had coached at Syracuse University for four seasons going 25-25 during that stretch.
Marrone has?a history with the Jets. He served as the teams offensive line coach under Herm Edwards from 2002-2005.
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This will be the second time in three years the Jets will be in the market for a new general manager.
Unlike when Idzik was hired two years ago, it is assumed the new general manager will be able to hire his own coach as well.
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"I was kind of shocked that he didn't get in," said head coach Rex Ryan "I really believed that he would get in there. If you are just basing things on sack totals and all that, you have to look at the big picture."
Ryan went on to add "Clearly, the guys missed on Sheldon Richardson . . .This guy deserves to be in there. There's no doubt about it."
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Did not participant in practice - WR Percy Harvin (ankle, ribs), C Nick Mangold (ankle, finger), S Rontez Miles (shin), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe, illness)
Limited participant in practice - G Willie Colon (knee), S Jaiquawan Jarrett (shoulder), CB Darrin Walls (shoulder)
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"I see myself being the quarterback here for a long time," Smith?said. "I see myself helping this team turn things around. Obviously, I'm a part of the reason why we are in this position, so I'd love to be a part of the solution."
After going 8-8 last year, the Jets sit at 3-12 before their season finale on Sunday. In 28 career starts (29 games played), Smith has recorded?22 touchdown passes, 36 interceptions and 40 total turnovers.
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?I did today pretty much all my cuts I think I?d have to do in a game, as far as coming out of my breaks and things like that,? Harvin said after practice.??I expect to play without any limitations.?
Out: DL?Muhammad Wilkerson (turf toe) will not travel with the team to Tennessee.
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Harvin was injured in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter of the Jets 30-24 loss against the Minnesota Vikings - arguably his best game since being traded from the Seattle Seahawks with five catches for 124 yards and a touchdown.
He was in a walking boot Monday after the good news that it wasn't a high-ankle sprain, which usually takes several weeks of recovery.
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Wilkerson is suffering from what is known as turf-toe. There were initial concerns that the injury may be severe enough to require season ending surgery.
Although he hasn't been officially ruled out for Monday nights game, it is all but assumed considering he remains in a walking boot. Wilkerson hasn't missed a game since joining the Jets in 2011.
With the Giants down Victor Cruz for this season and possibly part of next, many Giant fans may be wondering this morning why their team did not try to land Seattle Seahawks KR/WR Percy Harvin when his availability became known. Instead, it was the Jets who swung the deal.
The Giants are in need of a top WR, no doubt, but there are a bunch of reasons for the Giants to pass on Harvin.
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With 4:57 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Jets trailing by seven, Geno Smith connected with Jeremy Kerley for a 37-yard touchdown that appeared to tie the game. The referees would wave?the play off, stating that a timeout was called from the Jets sidelines before the snap. Initially, it appeared the culprit was offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who was signally timeout while running along the sidelines, although he appeared to be backing off his decision as the clock ran down.
Upon further review, it became clear that Richardson was the one who brought the ill fated timeout to the side line officials attention. When asked about the play in question, Richardson replied,?"It?s fourth down at Lambeau Field and there was 80,000 screaming fans. They didn?t hear Marty. So, I made sure they heard him."?Richardson said.?"I let the team down".
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LoudMouths Eamon McAnaney and Sal Licata talk about which New York football team has more drama to deal with as they head into the 2014 season.
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"[Patterson] will be suspended indefinitely, and that will allow us to gather more information to what led to his behavior," Idzik said.
Idzik expects the suspension to be brief, he said.
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Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is concerned, but not panicking. But he wants to see progress tonight.
"Based on last week I would hope that there is a significant production and better quality of play from our one?s certainly," said Coughlin.
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The Daily News Live panel discusses the issues plaguing the Jets and Giants as they prepare for their annual preseason meeting.
Giants GM Jerry Reese got that memo loud and clear this past winter after watching the Seattle Seahawks' secondary lead them to a Super Bowl championship. He extended CB Prince Amukamara, re-signed CB Trumaine McBride and signed S Quentin Demps in free agency. He also added CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III and Zach Bowman.
Add those players to the solid safety duo of Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown and the Giants' secondary has quickly become the heart and soul of the defense.
The Giants and Jets are often compared, even though the two have practically nothing in common other than sharing a stadium and the same geographic terrain.
Both teams, however, do have one thing in common: They've both been in a postseason drought of late. The Giants may have won the Super Bowl three years ago, but the reality is, they've missed the playoffs four of the past five seasons. The Jets last appeared in the postseason in 2010.
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But Metro New York has learned it isn?t ?postseason or bust? for Ryan this year if he wants to extend his stay in New York.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a team source with knowledge of the situation said Ryan ?isn?t on any hot seat? this season, despite the fact his Jets haven?t had a winning record the past three seasons let alone made the playoffs.
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Not this season. The Giants experienced their first losing season in a decade in 2013 and are in facelift mode, signing younger players and filling holes left by departing, aging veterans.
The Jets have been relatively quiet this month, signing WR Eric Decker and passing on Darrelle Revis allowing him to be snatched up by the hated Patriots.
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As we enter 2014, the Jets enter the new league year with what is (for now) the lowest value of "dead money" in the entire league according to Kevin Seifert and ESPN's Roster Management System.
According to the RMS, the Jets have just $48,958 in dead money as of the start of this week. Compare that to the Panthers who have a $17 million dead money charge, mostly due to trading Jon Beason.
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On Tuesday NFL Network's draft guru Mike Mayock answered questions from reporters on a conference call. According to Around The League's Dan Hanzus, Mayock was asked if the Jets might have interest in the receivers of this draft class.
"I wouldn't be surprised at all, if the?Jets?pick multiple wide receivers this year," Mayock told reporters. "You're sitting there at [the 18th pick], I've said earlier I think any one of three receivers sitting there. Marqise Lee who is a different guy that fits in that slot, outside and helps in the return game, versus the two big-bodied guys -- Evans and Benjamin.
The Giants finished 7-9 after starting the year 0-6. They were thisclose to blowing things up. Instead, they remodeled their offensive coaching staff.
LoudMouths Adam Schein and Sal Licata ask who will have a better season next year, the New York Jets or New York Giants.