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Jets Flight Connections 05-27-10


Remember Colts DE Dwight Freeney's unblocked sack on QB Mark Sanchez last year?  That was on Mark, and hopefully he won't allow that to happen this year with calling protection.

Owner Woody Johnson was promised a Super Bowl with the West Side project, and when the roofed stadium couldn't be made, he kept pursuing with the open air New Meadowlands.

New York's owners now need to get money to fund the big game.

Sports Illustrated writes that football is an all-weather sport.

Yahoo! Sports writes that all weather is football weather.

Former New York assistant coach Vince Lombardi would have liked to see the eponymous trophy awarded in New York.

Despite the off-chance of a postponed Super Bowl, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to keep being innovative.

The 2014 Pro Bowl could be played in the new Jets stadium also, as the NFL has already broken from tradition with that game last year.

Jon Bon Jovi officially opened the new Jets stadium last night.


More connections after the jump.


HC Rex Ryan held a live chat yesterday morning.  Some notes if you can't watch video at work: Right now S Eric Smith would be ahead of S Brodney Pool because he knows the defense better, but that could change by the start of the season.  FB John Conner will contribute on special teams and spell FB Tony Richardson (no indication of "No Neck" taking over as starter).  OL Vladimir Ducasse seems to be ahead for starting LG.  Also, he said Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas would be the starting OLBs, with Jason Taylor rotating off the bench.

Rich Cimini puts the Vlad situation into perspective: He's with the starters now because OL Matt Slauson already knows his teammates and the system.

I just realized John B., Matt Birch and Russ H. still haven't told us how they came to be Jets fans, as well as some of the regulars here.

Turn On The Jets examines the special teams.

Jets Twit has posted the 2010 Parking Guide.

It will cost around $20 million a year for JetBlue or another company to have their name on the stadium.

Miami DC Mike Nolan also has an attacking defense.

One of his players DE Philip Merling was arrested for domestic violence.

The lawsuit against New England QB Tom Brady was dismissed by a New York judge, and rightly so.  

Fourteen-time Super Bowl host says award for XLVIII was fixed.

Tampa Bay co-chairman Bryan Glazer congratulates New York.

Washington believes WR Santana Moss didn't take banned substances.

ProInterviews revisits Jacksonville CB Don Carey, the site's first ever interviewee.