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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles watches from the sideline against the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles watches from the sideline against the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)

The Jets and head coach Todd Bowles, after a tumultuous year of losing and locker room discontent, have "a lot to soul searching" to do going into next season, former Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon told The JetsBlog Podcast. 

Defensive linemen Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson both had various off-field issues this season, which Colon said is a problem with both themselves as individuals and how the team has handled them.

"The problem with Sheldon and Mo, and I talk about them candidly because I know those guys, I respect them as individuals, Colon said. "But the biggest problem they have, they feel what they do off the field shouldn't matter about their play on the field. That's the lack of accountability and maturity."

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Jets Nation of Fitzpatrick 00:02:14
Jets Nation panel discusses what Ryan Fitzpatrick means to the Jets and if something will get worked out before training camp.

The Jets should prioritize bringing back Ryan Fitzpatrick over Muhammed Wilkerson, Willie Colon and Ray Lucas said on Jets Nation.

Fitzpatrick set the Jets franchise record for passing touchdowns in a season in his first year as a starter with 31. He also threw for 3905 yards and 335 completions, more than current Jets starter Geno Smith ever did in his two years as New York's primary quarterback.

Wilkerson is a two-time second-team All-Pro coming off a Pro Bowl season. In five years with the Jets, he has played 74 games and compiled 36 sacks, 184 solo tackles, 116 assisted tackles and forced nine fumbles.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon delivers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, April 15, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon delivers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, April 15, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak/AP)

Friday in Cleveland, Mets RHP Bartolo Colon won his 219th game, matching Pedro Martinez for second all-time among Dominican-born pitchers. 

He allowed two runs and eight hits and one walk, while striking out five, in 5.1 innings.

"It means a lot," Colon said through an interpreter his team's 6-5 win. "Pedro Martinez, back in my homeland, the Dominican Republic, is a special person, and to do it here in Cleveland is something special for me. First and foremost, I want to thank the Cleveland Indians organization for the opportunity."

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New York Jets guard Willie Colon (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets guard Willie Colon (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports Images)

Willie Colon watched his friend D'Brickashaw Ferguson walk away from football, capped by a celebration of a terrific 10-year career at the New York Jets' facility.

Retirement might be fine for Ferguson. Not so much for Colon. Not yet, anyway.

"The fire and the want-to to play the game is still very much bright and fiery in my heart," Colon said Thursday after Ferguson's retirement news conference.

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Kansas State Wildcats offensive linesman Cody Whitehair (Scott Sewell/USA Today Sports Images)
Kansas State Wildcats offensive linesman Cody Whitehair (Scott Sewell/USA Today Sports Images)

Welcome to the fifth installment of the BGA: 2016 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I'll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In our previous installment, we looked at this year's safety class and we now move on to look at guards and centers.

I'll be discussing whether the Jets are likely to have a need at these positions and reviewing some of the top prospects along with some players that might be options later on.

These articles are not necessarily meant to be exhaustive, so if you wish to bring some other prospects into the discussion, please do so in the comments section below.

Tags: Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier, Jarvis Harrison, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson, Willie Colon
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The Mets have three days off within the first three games of their season. Plus, Jacob deGrom's wife is due to have a baby at some point during that week, likely April 5, meaning the team's rotation will be a bit up in the air.



In an effort to maximize the opportunity and limit complications, I'd like to see the Mets launch a week one rotation looking something like this...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Willie Colon, Matthew Cerrone
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Guard Willie Colon (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports Images)
Guard Willie Colon (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets guard Willie Colon is contemplating retirement.

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Nick Mangold blocks against the Patriots. (AP)
Nick Mangold blocks against the Patriots. (AP)

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets' offensive linemen.

Overview: In short, the Jets line is in trouble and the front office needs to find ways to get the group substantially younger and better this offseason. Center Nick Mangold is still the crown jewel of the group and D'Brickashaw Ferguson is a passable left tackle, but the rest of the group you could easily do better. For the Jets the problem will be navigating the salary cap with cap clogging contracts in the offing for Muhammad Wilkerson and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The most efficient course would be to use some early draft picks to draft talented linemen as it would save them in free agency. If there is one good thing, it is that the John Idzik and then Mike Maccagnan regimes have used numerous late-round draft picks on offensive linemen. This is the time for them to either make a contribution or they could be out the door.

Expected to Return (10)

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Jarvis Harrison, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson, Willie Colon, Brian Bassett
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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

Jets G Willie Colon is undecided about retirement, he told reporters on Monday.

"That's my mind and my heart talking," Colon said. "My body may be saying something else."

Colon, who played six games this season, had been placed on injury reserve in November due to a knee injury, ending his season. He played in all 16 games in both 2013 and 2014.

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Daily News Live: Willie Colon 00:04:34
Jets guard Willie Colon reflects on the Jets' win over the Giants and realizes his team could be playoff bound.

Jets offensive guard Willie Colon was on Daily News Live yesterday and explained what happened when he was penalized on the sidelines against the Giants.

Colon said: "Dear Jet Nation….I'm gonna start off like this, when that play happened me and CDR kind of got into a verbal back and forth if you will. Decker beat him on the play, he came to me and I am never to back down and I had some un-Christian like words for him."

Colon continued, "the refs saw it and I thought that it was for cursing but they got me for being out of the box. At the end of the day I am not out there to be a distraction and hurt my team and I did, I feel horrible about that and that will be the last incident that you see from me. At the end of the day, thank God that Bilal Powell bailed me out and we were able to win the game. That was uncalled for and I need to have better composure on the sidelines."

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New York Jets center Nick Mangold snaps the ball against the New York Giants during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Jets center Nick Mangold snaps the ball against the New York Giants during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

Unexpectedly, the Giants opted to line Jason Pierre-Paul -- who had played at right defensive end all season -- on the left side. The Jets perhaps weren't prepared for this, because right tackle Breno Giacomini had a horrible time with him. Pierre-Paul was wielding his protective mitt like a weapon, something which is supposedly against the rules these days, and he rocked Giacomini over and over again as he racked up consistent pressure all game long.

This was the source of most of the Jets' issues on the offensive line on the day. Giacomini didn't give up a sack, but the amount of times he got beaten in pass protection was well into double figures. Right guard Brian Winters was able to save him a couple of times but Pierre-Paul still got home on a couple of the plays where Winters came over to double-team him.

It was a strange game for Winters, who started the game pretty well but then had a series of really bad plays in quick succession -- allowing two run stuffs, a sack and a quarterback hit. Then he seemed to settle down again, although he also got called for a hold and had a poor second half in the running game. Is it unique to consider an offensive lineman as "streaky"?

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Willie Colon
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(Bill Kostroun)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is not optimistic that CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep) and G Willie Colon (knee) will be able to play on Thursday night against Buffalo (Jets, Nov. 10).

Colon was unable to play on Sunday during the Jets win over Jacksonville due to his knee injury.

Cromartie suffered an injury to his left thigh on Sunday that caused him to depart the game in the fourth quarter. He was unable to return.

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Jets offensive lineman?Willie Colon?thinks?Geno Smith?was never ready to be the team's starting quarterback?(Walder, June 2).

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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Giants Have Three, Should They Add Another?

Pro Football Focus has examined data from the past three seasons to determine the?best and worst linemen in all of football.

This list is interesting to me as a Giants fan, as it contains four Giants players. Also, two of the top three tackles in football are free agents...should the Giants make a play?

Of the Giants' tackles, Kareem McKenzie ranks as the ninth best in football, while David Diehl is the 13th worst. ?As for the Guards, Chris Snee is rated fourth best in football, while Rich Seubert comes in at #10. ?Shaun O'Hara is neither one of the ten best nor ten worst centers in football.

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