August 12, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Willie Colon (74) during the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Fans React to Mike Goodson and Willie Colon

November 4, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson (25) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third quarter at Coliseum. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 42-32. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


It felt like all of a sudden, John Idzik and his team ate their Wheaties, didn’t it? We went several days making zero moves, but then, all of a sudden, in comes some mid-level free agents. Idzik brings in guys that the Jets can get the most “bang for their buck” for.

This is what you have to do when you are working with very little money. A one year deal for Willie Colon, for example, is a brilliant idea. It’s not a large monetary commitment, and keeping a guy on his walk year will keep him motivated. Mike Goodson can finally have the opportunity to show the world what he can do, maybe in a starting role, so he will be ready to go. Antonio Garay, who signed later yesterday, should help up front with the defense as well.

So, I wanted to hear what you guys felt about these two guys.  So as usual, I took to Twitter to get some opinions on these two signings.  Here is what you had to say, first about Mike Goodson:





Maybe AJ is right. I think he could be a long term answer, emphasis on “could be”. He has great burst with the ball in his hands, why can’t we catch lightning in a bottle.



And now, for some thoughts on the signing of Willie Colon:




Both of these gentlemen have it right on the money about Willie Colon. He has been a terrific lineman for many years, and as long as he is healthy, it’s basically a no-brainer for the Jets.

Yesterday was a good day for John Idzik and his staff with the New York Jets.

Tags: Mike Goodson New York Jets Nfl Free Agency Willie Colon

  • James Holtslander

    <– one raider fan sad to see Goodson move on so quickly. I was in Miami week 2 for his long touchdown run. Never had a chance to be every down back.

    • TheJetPress

      Hopefully we will be thanking you for Mike Goodson in a few months.

  • Ron Alexander

    So far it appears Idzik is maintaining a calm presence in the midst of a hurricane like frenzy to sign free agents.As Colon 29 is 4 years younger than Moore,Garay &Pouha were both about 34(and often injured)Barnes at 28 is younger than B.Thomas(34 or C.Pace(33) to me signing these guys to short term deals at less money than the guys they replaced seems like smart business to me.Its not like anybody we lost was gonna take us to the superbowl.I think this is more about 2014 or even 2015 as that is when we are more likely to be competitive.

    • TheJetPress

      I agree with all of that Ron. John Idzik has been the calm influence, through the storm that has been the New York Jets. They are being smart with the salaries, signing basically only one year deals, it is all great.

      A lot of money comes off the books next year, and they can make a lot of moves at that point.