Tuesday, January 29, 2013
JaMarcus and the Jets
By Tim Kavanagh
UPDATE: Intriguing update on the potential JaMarcus-as-a-Jet pairing:
According to Conor T. Orr of the Star-Ledger -- who originally reported the story -- there is no interest on the part of the Jets in JaMarcus. So, breathe a sigh of relief, Jets fans.
In case you were under the impression that the New York Jets were tiring of having the spotlight shine upon them, yet another head-scratcher has hit the press: according to the Star-Ledger, the team has had some preliminary discussions about former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell, who has been out of the league since 2009 and reportedly is up to 300 pounds.
Have the Jets entered the "Tyson Zone," as ESPN's Bill Simmons describes the situation where nothing a person/team does will shock us anymore? If this Russell thing comes to fruition, perhaps they have.
ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker hopes for the Jets' sake that this nothing but a rumor:
James WalkerThis is not a plan for success
"New York obviously is looking for a quarterback after the Mark Sanchez debacle last season. But who knew the Jets were this desperate? New Jets general manager John Idzik must have a better plan than this. Replacing a quarterback draft bust (Mark Sanchez) with an even bigger draft bust (Russell) is not a formula for success. Idzik recently said he's 'comfortable' with Sanchez at quarterback. But if the Jets' backup plans include shaky options like Russell, Idzik should get a lot more comfortable with the idea of starting Sanchez in 2013."