Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, the official news on defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, if safety Marcus Gilchrist is the weakest link on the Jets’ defensive secondary and news on head coach Todd Bowles being named one of the most influential coaches of the NFL.
Jets’ Sheldon Richardson suspended four games by NFL (ESPN.com News Services)
"“I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans. However, words aren’t enough. This is something that can only be addressed by how I handle myself from this point on,” Richardson said in a statement."
"Now, two Pro Bowl players in the AFC East are suspended for the first month of the season. In addition to Richardson in New York, New England Patriots quarterback also is suspended four games following the “Deflategate” controversy. Tom Brady"
What does Sheldon Richardson’s suspension mean for Jets’ Wilkerson, Williams? by Dan Graziano (ESPN)
"It’s not equivalent to the Patriots losing quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games, but you can make the argument that Richardson — who had eight sacks last year from his 3-4 defensive end position — is the best player on the Jets."
Is Marcus Gilchrist the weak link in Jets’ revamped secondary? by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"Gilchrist’s grade by Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 72nd safety out of 87, not a good showing. He only had one positive grade all season, coincidentally against the Jets. You might remember that 31-0 Chargers win when was awful and was unprepared in relief. Geno Smith Michael Vick"
Could Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle help Eagles, Giants or Jets? by Eliot Shorr-Parks (NJ.com)
"“He’s got good range, moves well for a big man,” an AFC scout said. “He just needs to get stronger, both in the upper body and lower body. You watch his games last year and he was a lot better at the end of the season than he was at the beginning. There’s some upside there."
Jets’ Todd Bowles makes most influential in NFL Top 100 by Dom Cosentino (NJ.com)
"Ask coaches around the league which defensive scheme impressed them the most in 2014, and every single one of them will tell you it was Todd Bowles’ Arizona Cardinals. That’s why Bowles is now the head coach of the New York Jets. He’s armed with the necessary cogs to make his system go."
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