Lunch with the New York Jets: Dream team defense?


Enjoy your lunch today with some great reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, comments about Buster Skrine calling the Jets’ defense a dream team, a special Prom Night thanks to the organization and a look at Jake Heaps doing his best to be kept by the team.

Did Buster Skrine say the Jets have a ‘Dream Team’ on defense? by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“I’ve never played on a defense with this much talent,” Skrine said. “Our front seven has all-stars and then in the back end, we have all-stars. I’ve never seen anything like this. Everybody said the Philadelphia Eagles were going to be like the Dream Team, but we have chemistry on this defense already, and you can see it out in practice.”"

Catching up with four players from Jets’ imperfect ’10 team by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"The former Chargers great will have his No. 21 retired by the team during the coming season — a well-deserved honor. People forget that Tomlinson, not Greene, was the Jets’ leading rusher in 2010."

Looking Back on Mike & Sarah’s Prom Night by Randy Lange (

"By now Jets fans have heard the story about longtime friends Mike, who has high functioning autism, and Sarah. Mike asked Sarah to the prom. Sarah initially said no because she already had a date. Then Sarah changed things up and, knowing Mike was a rabid Jets fan, contacted players on the team via social media."

Why New York Jets Are Still 1 Year Away from Super Bowl Contention by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)

"Simple math would suggest that the Jets are now two above-average players away from being a Super Bowl contender, but that’s if you prescribe to the idea that the offseason is about collecting talent, not building a team."

Quarterback Jake Heaps looking to latch on with the Jets after rough road to NFL by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)

"“At the end of the day I’ve just been focused on me, focused on what I’m doing each and every day. That’s what helped me up to this point. Not worrying about things I cna’t control. Not worried about roster decisions. If I go out there and perform the way I know I can, the way I know I can play, then I’ll let the chips fall where they may,” Heaps said."

Knee Injury Also Hurts Finances of New Jet by Tom Pedulla (New York Times)

"With teams wary of such a devastating injury, Ridley attracted minimal interest. The Jets, the Dolphins and the Redskins explored signing him, and his long-awaited free-agent payday was a one-year contract from the Jets worth $1.25 million."

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