It’s still on
You may have noticed that the forecast for this afternoon and evening is pretty wet in the Tri-State region, but the Jets are planning to hold practice today at the Hofstra campus on Long Island rain or shine. A team spokesperson said the only thing that would cancel the 5:45 Family Night practice is if there is lightning in the area.
I’ll update this post if that changes.
Some notable Jets will not play in Friday’s preseason game against the Rams, including NT Kris Jenkins, DB Darelle Revis, OL Nick Mangold, OL Damien Woody and FB Tony Richardson.
Rich Cimini of the Daily News reports today that the Jets have upped their offer to RB Leon Washington to a respectable $4.5 million.
Also, David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun raises some excellent questions about the choice of James Brown to conduct the Michael Vick interview for 60 Minutes. Brown has never done a report for the news program before, and a CBS spokesperson said it was because Brown was able to score the sitdown with Vick on his own.
Could Vick have agreed to Brown’s request because he hoped for a more sympathetic ear? I’m not sure that the reporter closest to an athlete is able to conduct the best interview, and Ed Bradley’s cozy chat with Tiger Woods two years ago proved that. We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see if Brown’s interview with Vick falls into the same trap.