Good morning, GGN! Five years ago, give or take a few weeks, the Jets’ starting quarterback had his jaw broken by his own teammate when backup linebacker IK Enemkpali punched Geno Smith in the face over a disputed $600 Enemkpali believed Smith owed him. It was a shocking incident that just seemed so Jetsian. A new general manager had been brought in to clean up the old one’s mess, a bunch of new players seemingly had the Jets on a better trajectory, and then the starting quarterback gets knocked out for half the season by his own teammate over a petty dispute involving relatively small sums of money for NFL players. The football deities once again were messing with the Jets as a promising new beginning was derailed before it started. And then we saw the best brand of football the Jets had produced since 2010. Sure, the season ended in heartbreak, with a Jets loss in the final game of the season that kept them out of the playoffs. But man, looking back on it now, that season was fun. That season the Jets offense was as explosive as it’s been in a long time. Jets fans had something to look forward to every Sunday of the season, right up until the final minutes of the final game.
The point, if there is one, may be, hey, you never know how things will work out. Sometimes a season that opens with the most Jetsian kind of despair, as things seemingly spiral out of control, develops in surprising ways. And while that 10-6 pleasant surprise in 2015 ended up being the sole highlight of yet another dismal Jets regime, that doesn’t mean this time things can’t develop in a more positive long term direction. So as one Jets first round pick prepares for his date in criminal court on gun charges, and another Jets first round pick desperately tries to tantrum himself out of the Jets organization, and the owner is accused of sexism, racism and corruption, and the head coach is accused of not being capable of leading the Jets to success, and the general manager is accused of being a dishonest, manipulative guy in over his head - man, that’s a lot to digest, even for the Jets - perhaps things will again develop in surprising ways, and what looks like a dumpster fire may turn out to just be the clearing of detritus necessary for a brighter tomorrow.
Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in July:
Matt Lombardo - NFL and players reach deal on training camp, economics of 2020 season
Barry Werner - The NFL and NFLPA have figured out their differences regarding the COVID-19 adjustments to the CBA.
Steven Falk - Murphy leaves door open for fans to attend Giants, Jets, Rutgers games
Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg, Olivia Landis and Randy Lange - What Do You Expect from Jets QB Sam Darnold in Year 2 in Adam Gase's System?
Jaime Eisner - Projecting Sam Darnold’s 2020 Stats
Andy Vasquez - NY Jets’ Top 10 Players for 2020 season: No. 1 Sam Darnold
Ethan Greenberg - Jets Sign Ashtyn Davis
Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Jets sign Ashtyn Davis, complete rookie class signings
Seth Everett - In Ashtyn Davis, New York Jets are getting versatility and speed
Justin Fried - NY Jets sign the last member of their 2020 NFL Draft class
Spencer Aber - All 2020 Jets draft picks signed after Ashtyn Davis inks rookie deal
Randy Lange - Joe Douglas: Good Year One with More to come
Brian Costello - Jamal Adams expected at training camp amid Jets tension
Brian Costello - Jets set to have initial coronavirus tests
Seth Everett - COVID-19 & NFL training camp: New York Jets rookies got coronavirus test on Friday
Glenn Naughton - A Top-to-Bottom Look at Gang Green’s 90-man Roster as Training Camp Approaches
Chris Ryan - 11 burning Jets questions entering 2020
Sam Neumann - 2020 New York Jets Position Preview: Middle Linebacker
Manish Mehta - Jamal Adams reveals his side of Jets saga in exclusive interview
Brian Costello - Jamal Adams' latest rip job on Jets still unlikely to lead to trade
Kristian Dyer - At this point, the Jamal Adams and the New York Jets relationship can't be healed
Rich Cimini - Time for Jets and Jamal Adams to part ways?
Glenn Naughton - Here’s why Latest Stunt From Adams Could Fracture Jets Locker Room
Justin Fried - NY Jets: Joe Douglas is open to trading Jamal Adams before the season
Tim Daniels - Jets GM Joe Douglas Told Jamal Adams He’s Willing to Trade Him After Request
Andy Vasquez - Jamal Adams: NY Jets’ Adam Gase isn’t right coach amid contract dispute
Seth Everett - Jamal Adams slams the New York Jets, Adam Gase in latest interview
Vincent Frank - Jets star Jamal Adams absolutely unloads on HC Adam Gase
Alex Wendling - NY Jets: Jamal Adams doesn’t think Adam Gase is ‘the right leader’
Chris Ryan - Jets’ Jamal Adams rips Adam Gase, says GM Joe Douglas is willing to trade him
Tim Daniels - Jamal Adams: Adam Gase Not ‘The Right Leader’ to Bring Jets Super Bowl Title
Bill Williamson - Jamal Adams pushing to get traded from New York Jets
Barry Werner - What did Jamal Adams have to say about the Jets’ front office?
Tyler Greenawalt - Jamal Adams says Jets are open to trading him, blasts Gase & Douglas
Rich Cimini - Fritz Pollard Alliance ‘troubled’ by allegations against Jets owner Woody Johnson
Kristian Dyer - Woody Johnson responds to allegations as 'false claims' against his record and values
Chris Stephano - NY Jets: Woody Johnson must go if the allegations are true
Glenn Naughton - Jets Players Offer Conflicting Views of Life Under Adam Gase
Brendan Carpenter - New York Jets: Healthy linebackers can make all the difference
Kristopher Knox - The Most Underrated NFL Free Agents Still Available Ahead of Training Camps
Tyler Calvaruso - What could be different about the Jets when fans return to MetLife?
Spencer Aber - Court hearing for Jets’ Quinnen Williams’ gun charge postponed
Tyler Calvaruso - Ex-Jets QB Geno Smith subtweets Woody Johnson following allegations
Here are your missed connections from yesterday.
Here’s the thread about nothing, why not stop by and say hello?
Enjoy the day everybody.
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