Mike Goodson’s days as a Jet seem numbered


 

Around this time last season Jets fans were excited to see a revamped backfield getting ready to debut for the New York Jets. One year later Chris Ivory has proven to be everything the Jets wanted and more, showing an incredible amount of physicality and gaining yards after contact seemingly at will. However, the other half of the new look, Mike Goodson was never really around much on the field to show his diverse skill set as a runner. On top of injury issues there have been off the field issues in the forms of a suspension for violation of the NFL’s PED policy as well as a gun possessions charge.

Fast forward to this season and the writing appears to be on the wall for Mike Goodson as the Jets went out and signed prolific speedster Chris Johnson (as well as another back in  Daryl Richardson), who brings a better version of the skills the Jets were hoping to get from Goodson. Furthermore, in the wake of everything Aaron Hernandez teams are more timid than ever of players with off the field issues. Where teams used to see value players, now they see potential public relations nightmares, and Mike Goodson should be no exception, especially in the eyes of the calculated and prudent John Idzik.

In yesterdays post practice press conference Jets head coach Rex Ryan was asked several times about Goodson. For those that don’t know Goodson is still rehabilitating and has decided to opt out of OTA’s. When asked about Goodson Rex acted very passively, almost as if he didn’t care, with a hint of frustration.

Here are a couple of quotes from the post practice presser:

When asked whether or not Rex has had a conversation with Mike Goodson Rex replied: “the thing I know in this camp is voluntary, he hasn’t been here, he volunteered not to be here, so I’ll volunteer not to answer the question”

When asked if Goodson was there would he be able to participate, referencing Goodson’s knee rehab, Rex replied: “I’m not going to speculate ’cause he’s not here and I don’t know where he is”

When asked how far along Goodson is in his rehab Rex replied: “We haven’t seen him so I can’t answer that question”

It seems as if Rex knows something we don’t, and maybe Idzik is waiting for the right time to make the right move.

 

 

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  • Paul Newbold

    The disgraceful part is the Jets kept him this long! Guns, Booze, Pot, and illegal ammunition! Which one of those wasn’t enough for them to kick him to the curb? I’m sorry, every time John Idzik speaks of “character” being a quality that weighs heavy in player selection, I just want to laugh. They kept him around this long hoping to get Woody’s guaranteed money back! Good Riddance Goodson!!

    • AC

      Agree with you as usual Paul. I don’t care so much about the pot, but the weapons? Come on. We don’t need that crap. This is one of the reasons why the Jets are referred to as a circus (unfairly, considering pretty much every team has players that are either criminals or murderers). The difference being most of those teams can those players immediately. And now that we have CJet2K, Ivory and Powell, there is no need for Goodson. I doubt he will make an impact anywhere else. Its no surprise he didn’t participate in OTAs. If your nice contract (and possibly last contract) was on the line, wouldn’t you do everything possible to try and secure a roster spot for yourself? Unless he is really hurt, he would have been there if he cared. Worse came to worse he could have shown up just for checking out the offense, etc. without actually running. And like you said, Idzik looks the other way with this guy but then says that character is sooo important to him? Come on.

    • Frank Antonelli

      Give me a break. There was no indication of these issues prior to the Jets acquiring Goodson. Must be nice to live in your world where 20/20 hindsight is alive and well. You’re the disgraceful one for bringing this up and not Idzik. Give me a break.

      • Paul Newbold

        Maybe not before hand Frank, but they kept him on the roster, played him after, then he was injured and they kept him. Now we’re into the next year, and approaching mandatory OTA;s and they have yet to cut him. If what Idzik says is true “character is one of my top qualities I look for” What the hell has taken so long? Give me a break! They screwed up on this guy, guaranteed him money and now they want it back!

        • Frank Antonelli

          Really. So you’re in team meetings and in on the discussions with his agent. Give me a break. You have no idea what is going on or what the Jets plans are. What’s the rush to cut him. Give me a break and stop making up shit on Idzik.

          • Paul Newbold

            Then character matters little. End of Story. You can’t have it both ways. If they intend to keep him if he can clear the jail sentence. I didn’t convict him in any matter. Even if everything illegal in that car that night is not his, the people you hang out with speaks volumes to your character. We already know he was intoxicated and high on marijuana (he failed a sobriety test at the scene and was suspended for a positive drug test by the NFL). His work ethic has been questioned by the press as well as the Jets coaching staff. If nothing else, this guy has been a bust for the Jets!! I have no idea why you would want this guy on the roster!! Name calling seems to be your knack in response to everyone that doesn’t agree with you Frank, so I’ll ignore the “judgmental jerk” remark. Maybe when you learn to debate a subject as an adult somebody around here might listen to you. Until then have a nice day! :)

          • Frank Antonelli

            You have no idea what Mike is really like. You are a judgmental fool. Thank God that the legal system is not as quick to convict as you seem to be. I’m sure you’ve lived an exemplary life. Give me a break clown.

          • Paul Newbold

            lmao more name calling. You’re predictable if nothing else. No conviction here. As I said its about “character” not innocence or guilt. Idzik brought up the “character” issue, I’m simply pointing out the contradiction of his words. Even Rex has distanced himself from Goodson, and last time I checked Rex was infallible in your world. Too bad you can’t hold up your side of a debate without the personal attacks, it would make responding to you worth while! LMAO

          • Frank Antonelli

            How can you say it’s about character and then say you’re not convicting him. The two go hand in hand. You’re a freaking clown who can’t even understand that! Go fuck yourself asshole.

          • Paul Newbold

            He’s been found in violation of the NFL’s drug policy, he failed a sobriety test at 3 am in a vehicle sitting in the roadway that contained a gun and hollow point bullets along with marijuana. If that shows good “character” in your book, no wonder you attack the posters here when they disagree with you. I got it now!! LMAO

          • Frank Antonelli

            You’re a fucking clown. What a judgmental asshole you are. How many players have violated the NFL’s drug policy! Geez you’re an idiot. We’re not building a team filled with choir boys. Fortunately our legal system will give him the benefit of the doubt. As I said go fuck yourself and your arrogant self-righteous attitude.

          • Paul Newbold

            More name calling and personal attacks. Lmao!! You just continue to make my point for me!! Thanks Frank, this has been entertaining!! Lmao

          • Frank Antonelli

            You’re an asshole and have always been one. You’re complete lack of common sense is evident for anyone to see. You’re a judgmental jerk. Goodson is a way better human being then you will ever be. Why don’t you go and disgrace yourself on some other site instead of one built for true Jet fans.

          • Paul Newbold

            Lmao you’re infinity of attacking posters here, rivals some of the other internet posters on Jets sight. I know my opinions may not be in line with the “masses” of Jet fans. But they are mine, and I don’t find a need to attack others who disagree with them. I can hold my end of a debate, I have no problem being proven wrong, and I can defend my opinions in a logical, sensible manner. I’m sorry that you seem to lack that ability, as I’ve seen you called out by others for your offensive personal attacks. I’ve seen this site moderate your comments for them as well. Frank, to post on the Jets is supposed to be fun, informative, and educational. I for one enjoy this site, I will continue to post my opinions and read others. As for yours, if they continue in the format you seem to prefer, I’ll just ignore for the sake of the enjoyment of the other posters here. :)

          • Frank Antonelli

            A true sign of a troll is that they always want the last word and they claim to love the team that they shit all over. Mark Twain had a great quote about jerk trolls like you:

            “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite
            you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”

            ―
            Mark Twain

  • Frank Antonelli

    Certain idiots and clowns on here just want the Jets to release him. Fortunately Idzik is much smarter than clowns like Paul. Here is what the CBA allows Idzik to do!

    “The CBA also specifies that if he misses “six preseason days after the start of training camp”, he forfeits 15% of his yet-to-be-paid salary, then 1% each day after up to 25%. All of which should be recoverable cap
    space for the Jets.”