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    Jets notebook: Gowin on notice: Landeta's waiting
    Saturday, December 04, 2004
    Star-Ledger Staff

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Jets have had discussions with the agent for veteran punter Sean Landeta and may sign the former Giant next week if punter Toby Gowin has a bad day tomorrow against the Texans at Giants Stadium.

    Preparing for the stretch run, the Jets are concerned about the inconsistency of Gowin, who has averaged just 38.4 yards per kick on 25 punts at home this season. The swirling winds and harsh conditions have made the Meadowlands particularly notorious for punters over the years.

    Last Friday, Landeta, 42, was released by the Rams -- who play their home games indoors. He averaged 43.3 yards on 40 punts this season, with a net average of just 32.5 yards.

    Landeta spent 8 1/2 seasons with the Giants -- including their 1986 and '90 Super Bowl champion teams -- and knows Giants Stadium better than any punter in the NFL. He worked out for the Jets earlier this week.

    After playing Houston, the Jets (8-3) have two home games and two road games, including one at St. Louis.

    Landeta's agent, Tony Agnone, said yesterday that at least three teams, including the Jets, have contacted him about Landeta. He refused to name the other two teams.

    "I believe Sean will have a job soon," Agnone said.

    Gowin, in his first season with the Jets, struggled earlier this season but averaged over 41 yards per punt in three consecutive games before averaging just 31.3 yards on seven punts last week against the Cardinals. In addition to his punting duties, Gowin has been outstanding on kickoffs --he had three touchbacks against Arizona -- and is the holder for kicker Doug Brien.

    Rookie LB Jonathan Vilma,

    who has started the past nine games, is second on the team in tackles with 81. He also has an interception and a sack. Perhaps more importantly, Vilma has shown no signs of hitting the rookie wall, a time late in the season when fatigue stops rookies dead in their tracks.

    "He's a guy that's ahead of the game," Edwards said. "He's smart enough to know being a pro is also when you leave here (the training complex) and what do you do? Go home and get rest, do the things you need to do to make sure you come back the next day and practice. He's got that figured out."

    Selected 12th overall in the draft, Vilma was named the NFL's defensive rookie of the month for November with 48 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in five games.

    LB Mark Brown,

    who's from Paterson, will make his second straight start tomorrow in place of Victor Hobson (high ankle sprain), who didn't practice this week. ... LB Jason Glenn, the brother of Texans CB Aaron Glenn, is expected to play after missing five games with a fractured forearm. ... Texans FS Marcus Coleman (shoulder), an ex-Jet, is expected to play. ... The Jets are asking fans to bring unwrapped toys to the game to benefit the Toys for Tots program.

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    Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

    OPENING LINE - Rams by 3

    RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 5-4; St. Louis 6-3

    SERIES RECORD - Rams lead 9-3

    AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 26; Rams No. 25

    LAST MEETING - Jets beat Rams 47-3, Nov. 9, 2008

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    RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (18), PASS (13)

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  • DJRamFan
    [Jets] Paul could go
    by DJRamFan
    Hackett in firing line if Jets flop
    Jets Insider


    If Paul Hackett (l.) can't get offense in gear for Herman Edwards, Jets fans may get their wish and be rid of embattled coordinator.

    When the Jets' season is over, whether it ends Sunday in St. Louis or somewhere in the playoffs, Herman Edwards will sit down with the brain trust and tackle the one big question that should (and will) occupy their thoughts from January to July:
    What can we do to close the gap with the Patriots?

    Answer: Improve the offense. Duh.

    Their solution: If they don't make the playoffs, hard to fathom for a team that started 5-0, Edwards almost certainly will ask Paul Hackett to hand over his playbook. If the Jets qualify, then lay an egg in the first round, it could be the same outcome.

    Put your ear to the walls at Weeb Ewbank Hall, and you can hear the rumblings. The embattled offensive coordinator is starting to look like the fall guy - if, indeed, they need a fall guy. Publicly, Edwards has remained supportive of Hackett, but the Jets' coach is troubled by the lack of point production.

    Asked Monday if there's a common denominator in their five losses, Edwards listed their point totals in those games: 7, 17, 17, 6 and 7. He rattled them off as if they're ingrained in his brain. They are. "Obviously, we didn't light up the scoreboard against those teams," said Edwards, who almost fired Hackett a year ago.

    Those teams - the Patriots (twice), Ravens, Bills and Steelers - happen to be ranked among the top seven in scoring defense, so it's not like the Jets are failing against a bunch of 98-pound weaklings.

    So how do they fix it? Because nine of the starters are locked into long-term, big-money contracts, the Jets won't have much flexibility in terms of improving personnel. If anything, the talent level could slip, with RT Kareem McKenzie and backup RB LaMont Jordan headed toward free agency. So the question becomes, if you can't change the players, how do you get better? Usually, the team changes the coach.

    A year ago, Edwards got rid of players and coaches on defense, hiring Donnie Henderson to rebuild the unit. How did it work out? Like they say in the beer commercial, "Brilliant!" Henderson's success, no doubt, will factor into Edwards' decision on Hackett.

    Hackett is signed through 2005, meaning his contract will have to be addressed in the offseason. No one wants a lame-duck coordinator. So it will be re-up or cut bait. You could make a decent case in support of Hackett. He has gone the last seven games with Quincy Carter and a banged-up Chad Pennington at quarterback. He doesn't have a threat at tight end. As for those conservative game plans, which seem to emerge every time they play...
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  • r8rh8rmike
    Jets Superfan Fireman Ed Retires
    by r8rh8rmike
    Jets superfan Fireman Ed retires

    Updated: November 26, 2012, 4:01 PM ET
    By Rich Cimini |

    New York Jets superfan Fireman Ed, who for decades has fueled home crowds with his famous "J-E-T-S!" cheer, has decided to "R-E-T-I-R-E!"

    Ed Anzalone, who created a stir Thanksgiving night when he left MetLife Stadium at halftime of the Jets' 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots and deleted his Twitter account, announced Sunday night that he no longer will attend home games as Fireman Ed.

    The hits just keep coming for the 4-7 Jets, who became a national laughingstock with a mistake-filled performance on national TV.

    Anzalone, in a guest column for Metro New York, explains that the Jets' poor season isn't the reason why he has decided to hang up his fireman's helmet. He writes he left the game because "confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common, even though most Jets fans are fantastic."

    He says he also left early during the previous home game, a 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

    Anzalone cites his loyalty to embattled starting quarterback Mark Sanchez as the cause of the confrontations.

    "The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy," he claims. "The fact that I chose to wear a Mark Sanchez jersey this year, and that fans think I am on the payroll -- which is an outright lie -- have made these confrontations more frequent. Whether it's in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis."

    Fireman Ed always used to wear No. 42 (Bruce Harper's old jersey), but he switched to Sanchez in a show of support. During the 2010 season, Anzalone, who rarely attends road games, flew to Pittsburgh and sat near the Jets' bench because he wanted to be there for the then-slumping Sanchez.

    Like Sanchez's father, Anzalone is a retired firefighter. He didn't return messages seeking comment.

    "For people to be harassing him at the game, I don't know. He's not in the locker room with us. He's not on the payroll. He's a regular fan like everybody else is. I don't know why they'd harass him. That's crazy," linebacker Bryan Thomas, the longest-tenured Jets player, said Monday.

    Fireman Ed, 53, has been a Jets fan since 1975. He popularized the cheer that's known around the NFL: "J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!" For the 2012 season opener, he was invited by the team to participate in the pregame ceremony, leading the cheer from midfield.

    He was a staple at Jets home games, leading his cheer from his seat at MetLife Stadium. He always appeared on the JumboTron and often received face time on the game telecast. In September 2009, he received a game ball from coach Rex Ryan after the Jets upset the Patriots...
    -11-27-2012, 04:04 PM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Schottenheimer: Jets Just Another Game
    by r8rh8rmike
    Schottenheimer: Jets just another game

    19 hours ago • By Jim Thomas [email protected] 314-340-8197

    After six seasons as their offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer and the New York Jets had what was portrayed as a mutual parting of the ways this past offseason. But it sure looked like Schottenheimer was the scapegoat for all that went wrong in an underachieving 2011 Jets season

    Schottenheimer insisted during his regular Thursday media briefing that his was just another Sunday with the Jets coming to the Edward Jones Dome for a noon kickoff. Beating the Jets wouldn’t mean more than a victory over somebody else, he said.

    “No, they’re all the same,” he said. “It’s fun to compete against your friends. I’ve got friends all around the business. I think that’s what we love about this business as coaches. You move from team to team and you get a chance to play friends and former colleagues and things like that. So no, I want to win the game because it’s the next game and we need to get four wins.”


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    With four members of the New York media in attendance at Thursday’s Rams practice, look for this quote Friday in some Gotham City papers. In discussing the expectations and frustration of going more than 40 years without a Super Bowl title by the Jets, Rams center Robert Turner _ a former Jet _ called the Jets “the Chicago Cubs of football.”


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    -11-16-2012, 01:16 PM
  • Nick
    Abraham intent on resigning with Jets
    by Nick
    December 4, 2004 -- JET NOTES

    John Abraham has played for the Jets the last four years, and if he has his way, he'll be back again for another tour in green and white when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    He will give the Jets special consideration, because this has been his home since the defensive end was drafted No. 13 overall in 2000, and because this is the team with whom he has grown into a man. His teammates are special to him, and Abraham echoed the remarks Shaun Ellis made last week. When the Jets signed Ellis to a six-year extension he said his coach, Herman Edwards, and the guys he plays alongside played a major role in his decision not to test free agency. Abraham agrees.

    "Once you're with a team and you're talking with that team, you have to respect that team," Abraham told The Post yesterday. "You'd kind of like to stay with that team. But I understand the rules and regulations."

    Like NT Jason Ferguson, RB LaMont Jordan, RT Kareem McKenzie and TE Anthony Becht, Abraham's contract will expire at the end of the season and there is widespread fear the Jets will not be able to retain all of their talented free agents.

    However, the Jets could put their franchise player tag on Abraham, which would make him one of the highest paid defensive ends in the league, but would only keep him under contact with the club for one more season if a long-term deal can't be reached.

    Last week, Ellis joined Chad Pennington as the only two Jets issued contract extensions, money spent that surely will affect the Abraham negotiations.

    "Honestly, I know the options that I have, and that I'm gonna have," Abraham said. "I'm happy for Shaun . . . it's kinda over for now, but I'm not really worried about it."

    Abraham, 26, is second in the NFL with 91/2 sacks and appears headed to his third Pro Bowl this year.

    But more importantly, he may not be headed out of town quite yet.
    -12-04-2004, 11:16 AM