Lunch with the New York Jets: Leonard Williams shines


Enjoy your lunch today with some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, here are some articles from around the internet on Leonard Williams living up to his hype, the Jets released quarterback Matt Simms and what ex-general manager John Idzik is up to these days.

Leonard Williams: What we’ve learned so far by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"That said, the eyes tell us certain things that can’t be ignored. We see a big man (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) who moves exceptionally well. We see a rookie who can penetrate a gap with a quick first step. We’re not privy to what happens behind closed doors, but Bowles sees an unusually grounded young man."

New York Jets release backup QB Matt Simms by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Simms, looking for a better opportunity, reluctantly asked the Jets to cut him loose, affording him the chance to look for another team before next month’s minicamps. There could be some teams already interested, perhaps in the AFC East. First, he’s subject to waivers."

Former Jets GM John Idzik lands full-time gig with Jaguars by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“He’ll do a little bit of everything,” GM Dave Caldwell told the newspaper. “He’s a great cultural fit for us. He has a great understanding of the salary cap and the different ways to do a contract.”"

Former Jets QB Michael Vick says last season was ‘wake-up call’ by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“Sometimes, it takes certain things to wake you up and [last year] was certainly a wake-up call for me,” he said Wednesday to The Virginian-Pilot, his hometown newspaper."

Demario Davis Lifting It to Another Level by Randy Lange (

"Davis has become an iron man for the Green & White. He’s one of four Jets defenders to post 32 starts in 2013-14 combined. The only Jet who’s played more defensive snaps the past two seasons than Davis’ 2,050 is ILB neighbor . The only Jets defender to play more total plays, including specials, than Davis’ 2,350 snaps was S . David Harris Dawan Landry"

D’Brickashaw Goes Behind the Pads by D’Brickashaw Ferguson (

"“One of my good friends from high school, several years older than me, was equipment manager for the high school football team,” he said. “He continued that in college and then he went on to the Kansas City Chiefs. So while I was in college, I would come and help the Chiefs on the road.”"

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