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Flight Connections 08-02-11

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Bob Glauber: GM Mike Tannenbaum deserves a bonus.

Headline: HC Rex Ryan is already talking about the Giants.  Um, that's because you asked him.

QB Mark Sanchez is now a team captain.  Sanchise shares an interesting quote about not worrying about making everybody happy.  Why, Mark, was there a certain free agent wide receiver who was not always happy?

Sanchez is "around average", according to the new quarterback rankings.

K Nick Folk hopes fo find a cure for neurofibromatosis.

RG Brandon Moore, the team's union rep, explained the new labor deal to his teammates.

YourHoustonNews writes about hometown boy OL Chris Stewart.

The Burlington Times writes about hometown boy LB Stafford Gatling (currently #49, by the way).

KSBY writes about hometown boy QB Mark Brunell.

AFC East Blog shares video of an interview with WR Plaxico Burress.

New York Times: The Jets swagger back to work.

ESPN New York: Three things we learned on Monday.

CBS New York: Jets get back to football.  Also, walk-throughs are boring.

The Jets Blog: Camp kicks off.

Jets Insider: All the fixings from the first day of camp.

Jeff Cappelini: Jets fans have perfected second guessing and armchair quarterbacking.

Rich Cimini is critical of the team's bold attitude.  I know, right?  I couldn't believe it either.

Is free agent WR Braylon Edwards joining former Jets SS Kerry Rhodes in Arizona?

Former Jets QB Joe Namath wouldn't have guaranteed money for Plax.  I think it's a calculated risk for Tanny though.

Former Jets OLB Jason Taylor has good things to say about Rex, ILB Bart Scott and New Yorkers, but not so good things to say about former Dolphins exec Bill Parcells.

Former Jets DL John Abraham "started giggling with glee" about the elimination of two-a-days.

Former Jets DL Hugh Douglas will be an analyst for ESPN.

I think it's very nice that almost every player seems to get signed by the exact team he had wanted all along.  It always works out for everybody.  Isn't that awesome?

ESPN.com: How fantasy sports explains world.

What exactly is a Friendly's Fribble?  Apparently, it's some kind of a milk shake that Tanny and Rex enjoyed many times during the first days of free agency.  I bumped into this blog post as I was looking up what it was.