Tomorrow is the first day of the rookie minicamp, which means that Mark Sanchez will be forced to take a pause in his Broadway hopping, opening-pitch throwing, Columbia University-touring lifestyle and put on some football pads.
I’ll be out there to relate how he looks alongside Shonn Greene and Matt Slauson, the other two picks the Jets made in the 2009 draft.
As to whether the Jets are done getting players like a wide receiver, I’d just like to look back over some of the things general manager Mike Tannenbaum has said in the last few months about different positions.
WHAT HE SAID: “Those three quarterbacks we have on the roster right now we feel good about,” Tannenbaum said on Feb. 20. “Kellen (Clemens) started eight games and actually played very well against Rex’s (Ryan) defense. Going back a year ago, Brett Ratliff I believe was number one in (passer rating) in the AFC preseason last year.”
WHAT HAPPENED: Sanchez was drafted, Ratliff was traded, and Clemens will be competing for a job with the future of the franchise. When asked about RB Thomas Jones…
WHAT HE SAID: “Well, we actually have Marcus Mason who we have a pretty strong feeling for and Danny Woodhead behind Thomas and Leon (Washington),” Tannenbaum said on April 17.
WHAT HAPPENED: Mason? First one cut this week after Greene was drafted… Now about the WR?
WHAT HE SAID: “When you look at Brad (Smith) and David Clowney, they’re really hard working guys that, in my opinion, have gotten better every year that they’ve been here,” Tannenbaum said on April 26. “And I think people like Marcus Henry have great opportunities. There’s really a lot of guys here we like.”
From Midwest Sports Fans, here is an amusing piece of satire about Brett Favre and John Madden hosting a joint press conference to announce they are returning to the NFL.