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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? When the Jets take the field at a hostile Gillette Stadium this Sunday to face the Patriots, they will have a little bit of home blaring in their locker room, with rookie safety Josh Bush?s ?Jet Life Dreams? being the track of choice.

Bush wrote the rap during training camp, specifically for the talent show that all rookies have to participate in, a rite of passage if you will around NFL circles. Both composer and lyricist of the tune, Bush said he wrote the song about his own life and how he?s fought to get where he?s at right now but in it, he used football as a metaphor. The song is played during pregame warm-ups at MetLife Stadium but rookie linebacker Demario Davis told The Jets Blog that the team often plays it on the road in the locker room to get themselves ready for the game.

?I?ve been playing music for a while; I don?t even really know how or when I first fell in love with music,? Bush told The Jets Blog. ?I guess in high school, it started when someone bet me that I couldn?t learn how to play the guitar and I did. Then one day, I started to teach myself the piano. From there it has only grown.?

Tags: Jet Life Dreams, josh bush, MetLife Stadium, Music, New York Jets, NYJets, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Pregame, Reports, safety
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.?After an injury in the first preseason game of the year, Jets fans haven?t seen Eric Smith on the field and contributing at safety. The good news is that the countdown on his return might be coming to an end.

Head coach Rex Ryan upgraded Smith on Thursday, saying that his safety is ?limited? in practice after having been relegated to working with the trainers the past couple weeks. Smith had knee and hip injuries that kept him from his normal heavy workload on the team and he sighed a bit when asked about his health and a possible return this Sunday in Miami.

?I?m tired of being asked that. Feeling better than I was, making progress,? Smith told The Jets Blog.

Tags: Eric Smith, New York Jets, News, NYJets, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Reports, Rex Ryan, safety
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In case you might be concerned about just how the new starting Jets safeties will play tomorrow, according to Connor Orr of the Star-Ledger, they have been working hard all summer to be ready for the season so that they can be as effective as Mike Pettine and Dennis Thurman expect them to be this season.

?LaRon and Yeremiah have been doing a great job of communicating between them,? secondary coach Dennis Thurman said. ?We don?t think it?s going to be a problem. We have two new guys who learned the system, and they understand what they need to do within each call.?

Tags: Dennis Thurman, laron landry, New York Jets, News, NYJets, Safeties, safety, Yeremiah Bell, Brian Bassett
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[player safety rhetoric] doesn't make any sense because you don't even have guys who are Division I or Division II refs. You've got high school and the lingerie league ... It's talking out of the side of your [mouth] when you're talking about safety, and you don't have the right people out there."

-- Calvin Pace on player safety and replacement refs

Tags: Calvin Pace, nfl, player safety, Quote, Quotes, replacement refs, Brian Bassett
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Check out this quote from Gregg Rosenthal in a post he wrote for NFL.com on the topic of whether or not Rex Ryan might be on the hot seat at the end of the season based on some of the quotes from the Jets head coach yesterday.

Ryan actually might benefit from the?Jets' awful offseason and preseason. Expectations are low. If they make the playoffs --?like we expect?-- it will be viewed as a great achievement.

It's a backhanded compliment, to be sure. ?We agree that the Jets are likely to make the playoffs above most everyone's expectations. ?The team is going to be great on defense and the offense has sufficient talent to be fine. ?The Jets preseason was bad in that they weren't scoring or winning meaningless preseason games thanks to injuries and the rest ... but what does he mean by the "awful offseason"? Awful how? In that ESPN rammed Tebow coverage down our throats every day since March? ?If that's the definition, then yes, it was an utter abomination. ?As far as the Jets, we thought they did pretty well in the talent?acquisition aspect.

Tags: jets, Links, News, nfl, right tackle, safety, Tebow, wide receiver, Brian Bassett
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from Andy Furman of Ultimate NYG....

Considering how long bounties have been used in pro football, is there a double standard in enforcing the NFL rule prohibiting the use of them?

Mark Kriegel of Fox Sports asks a lot of good questions and gives us a lot to think about. He paints a picture where Tony Dungy and other (see Joe Horn video) corroborate that bounties have been prevalent for years but (that they) quietly never snitched and ratted out violators.

Tags: NFL, NFL Bounties, NFL Safety, Standard
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