This is (another) great time of year for speculation when it comes to the New York Jets. Yes we had it leading up to the free agent signing period. Who would Jets sign? Who would be traded? Who would Jets trade for? Next we had the speculators dream, the 2008 NFL Draft. Now in this down period after Organized Team Activities have dried up why not fan the flames of speculation with this tidbit: The Jets need to trade for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The disgruntled young star is unhappy with the Cards (I’ll pause so you can recover from the shock of that statement…Ok let’s get back) and his contract situation. Talks are going nowhere and now it looks like Boldin will not report to training camp. The Jets who are desperate for help at wideout and can seriously use an offenisve upgrade like Boldin should pick up the phone and see what it would take. Bryan Thomas anyone? Ok…maybe it would take more than Thomas but it doesn’t hurt to ask. No guts no glory.
The NFL teams are all doing something very cool and very smart by making their rookies visit Canton, Ohio to see someplace every pro football player dreams of being a permanent resident of: the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dustin Keller enjoyed his visit and I still say the Jets shiny new tight end has the speed to run by linebackers and the size to run through or drag defensive backs all in a frame that houses hands as soft as goose down. If you play fantasy football don’t sleep on Keller.
A guy who I have always loved and look to continue to take strides to being a fixture in Jets defense is safety Eric Smith and the DB has a fan in Eric Mangini. Another player Jets fans thought might wind up in the green and white – Rosevelt Colvin – has a new home and it ain’t with us. Colvin could have helped the pass rush and may have been an intrguing player to move inside at linebacker or take snaps away from Bryan Thomas if he struggled but it was not to be.