May 10, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik (left) talks with head coach Rex Ryan (right) during New York Jets rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Predicting Notable New York Jets to Be Gone for the 2013 Season

We have talked at length about the influence of new general manager John Idzik. We have discussed how, because he comes from the outside, he comes with no allegiances to any of the current players, which is important when you are rebuilding a roster. We have already seen this influence start to take shape, as two of the most recognizable Jets of the recent teams are gone, Bart Scott and Darrelle Revis.

However, there are still a lot of players on this roster. There is a lot of work to be done before this roster gets down to 53 men for the start of the 2013 season. That means more players that we are familiar with, will be released, and not be around come the start of the year. Here are some that I see being let go:

VLADIMIR DUCASSE: No, I realize that I am not breaking a major scoop here. I don’t think any of you are under any mistaken illusions about him, nor that John Idzik and company think he is a Hall of Fame talent waiting to break out. With Tanny gone, nobody cares that he is from UMass. Do you think the Jets have brought in all of these lineman because they are happy with him? Nope! Bye bye, Vladimir.

GREG MCELROY: For purposes of this post, I am considering Greg notable because he started a game last year. The Jets are clearly not smitten with his abilities, otherwise they would not have brought in a quarterback early. Barring real problems with Geno Smith, or injury problems with David Garrard, Greg will not be on the team next year.

MIKE GOODSON/JOE MCKNIGHT: To me, Goodson is not a lock to make this team. They aren’t going to carry four running backs, so you have Chris Ivory at #1, Bilal Powell as change of pace, and that leaves us with Joe and Mike. Mike Goodson’s style is similar to Ivory’s, and similar to McKnight’s. There is only room for one of them, and the other will be gone. Could McKnight’s kick return skills put him over the top? Very possibly, we shall see.

KYLE WILSON: This one isn’t a “lock”, but has potential. We all know that Wilson is not fit to be starting on the outside, opposite Antonio Cromartie. The development of the other CBs will be the deciding factor of Kyle’s fate. If Milliner is ready to go, Wilson will head back to nickel. If guys like Walls, Lankster, ..etc. show enough improvement, Kyle Wilson will be shown the door.

CALVIN PACE: Just because he has been brought back at a lower salary, doesn’t mean he is a lock to stay here. Yes, the Jets have familiarity with him, but John Idzik does not. If Ricky Sapp steps up, if we see Antwan Barnes rushing well off the edge, we could see Calvin Pace released once again. It will depend on whether enough guys will be prepared to replace him.


You will notice, that #6 is not on this list.  Like it or not, I don’t see the move happening.  I didn’t see a great chance earlier, and now I don’t see much of a chance at all now that David Garrard is retiring.  Barring some miracle play from Geno, Mark will be here.

What do you guys think?  Sound off below, as always.

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  • Josh Carter

    Goodson is a lock to make the team, he’ll be competing with Ivory for #1. Every game where he’s touched the ball 13+ times in his career, he’s gotten at least 100 rushing/receiving yards. Jets desperately need that

  • blastingzone

    I totally agree with Josh, Goodson is not going anywhere? He is very good at catching the ball out of the backfied and Ivory is not! The WCO Is all about
    the yards after the catch! Ivory has speed but is more like a bowling ball
    because he runs over and thru people and Goodson is a game changing
    breakaway speed back who can score from anywhere on the field(see 64
    yard TD screen pass with Oakland last year) and Marty likes running a lot
    of screens and short passes so at 210 lbs and 6′ Goodson is the perfect
    complement to Ivory at 236 lbs and make no mastake they will play in the same backfield at the same time most of the time otherwise defenses could key up
    on one of them but they won’t be able to if both of them are in the backfield
    together! It would also help a lot if our QB could throw the ball like Smith!!

  • matr dontelli iii

    I think ducasse and McKnight would be lucky to have spots come September. Pace may have his work cut out for himself. I don’t think Goodson is going anywhere. Wilson’s saving grace is the fact that they’ll keep a bunch of corners. He’s gotta be better than someone, don’t he?

  • TheJetPress

    Thought I would respond to all of you at once, @matrdontelliiii:disqus @blastingzone:disqus @twitter-23101335:disqus …glad I was able to inspire some debate! You guys may be right about Goodson, we’ll find out soon enough.

    • matr dontelli iii

      Looks like McKnight’s chances of making the team just skyrocketed. Man it is hard to root for these idiots. I can’t imagine idzik keeping Goodson after today’s shenanigans. Friggin’ dumbass hoodlum scum.

      • TheJetPress

        I agree, I don’t doubt that he will be gone, and gone soon.

  • Dustin Schrank

    Greg is not going anywhere he is wicked football smart and can help other QBs on the team break down plays, I think he will be a career backup in NY. Can’t wait until the door slams Vlad in his @#$, Goodson will be our check down and we need him since our TE spot is not hot.

    • TheJetPress

      He certainly isn’t going anywhere now, thanks to the retirement of Garrard.