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New Website Created with Hopes of Bringing Back New York Jets Superfan Fireman Ed

March 13th, 2015 at 7:52 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Everything in Jets Nation has been great since Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie returned to the team. New York Jets fans are now hoping for the team to complete a comeback hat trick by convincing a unique team legend to come out of retirement.

Four months ago, firejohnidzik.com spread like wildfire in hopes that owner Woody Johnson would get the message and relieve the now former general manager of his duties. The website made it as far as national sports news and marked a low point in the franchise's history. Whether or not it actually worked as intended, John Idzik was eventually let go along with former head coach Rex Ryan.

In March 2015 during the same week Revis and Cromartie signed their deals to come home, a new website has emerged with the goal of bringing back the most famous Jets fans ever, Ed Anzalone – better known as Fireman Ed. The former "J-E-T-S" chant leader retired his gimmick after the team's humiliating Thanksgiving night loss against the New England Patriots in 2012. In fact, he left the stadium at halftime and actually deleted his Twitter account during the game.

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The Moves Keep Coming: New York Jets Sign Willie Colon, Antonio Cromartie, and Marcus Gilchrist

March 13th, 2015 at 9:55 AM
By Mario Scipioni

After making some big moves, the New York Jets showed they are not slowing down. Willie Colon has been brought back for another year, Antonio Cromartie is coming back, and Marcus Gilchrist is joining the club.

After the Jets signed former Seattle Seahawks guard James Carpenter, there was much belief that Willie Colon's days as a Jet were numbered. They decided he is worth holding onto for a little longer and signed him to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $870,000. Colon will now be in an interesting competition to earn a starting spot with Carpenter, Brian Winters, and Oday Aboushi.

With the signing of Colon, the Jets have built some good depth on the offensive line. Colon, Carpenter, Winters, and Aboushi all have starting experience in the NFL. If all four players make the final roster, there will be no panic if one gets injured. After a couple of spotty seasons of offensive line play, the Jets are built to compete and built to last.

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Geno’s Competition on the Way: New York Jets Acquire Ryan Fitzpatrick from Houston Texans

March 11th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Geno Smith now has competition as "The Beard" looks to take New York. The New York Jets have acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick via trade from the Houston Texans. In exchange, the Texans will receive a conditional late-round draft pick.

Fitzpatrick, who is one of the better options in a year with a lackluster quarterback market, comes to the Jets with some familiarity. He played under Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey when Gailey was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. It was there and then that Fitzpatrick had his first taste of success. Despite arguably reaching the height of his career at that point, it was a crash-and-burn ending as his performance plummeted after signing a six-year, $59 million contract.

Since leaving Buffalo after the 2012 season, Fitzpatrick has started in 21 NFL games for the Tennessee Titans and the Texans. Although he may not be the most desirable quarterback in the league, he has still been able to produce some respectable numbers. In 12 games in 2014, Fitzpatrick completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,483 yards, 17 touchdowns, and eight interceptions with a 95.3 quarterback rating. Once again, he will not put up elite stats, but he has shown he can play well.

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New York Jets’ First Day of Free Agency Headlined by Return of Darrelle Revis

March 11th, 2015 at 9:10 AM
By Mario Scipioni

What an interesting first day of free agency it was for the New York Jets. General manager Mike Maccagnan addressed two of the team's biggest needs and brought home a superstar.

Although it was the last move of the day, it was the biggest. As expected, the Jets landed shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis. Once the New England Patriots declined his $20 million option, it practically became inevitable that he would return to the green and white. Revis's contract is for five years at the price of $70 million ($39 million guaranteed), which makes him the highest paid cornerback in NFL history.

Signing Revis obviously upgrades the Jets' secondary. After two years of vulnerability, the Jets now have a defensive back that can take a top receiver out of the game and limit opposing quarterbacks' options. Revis will also be an excellent mentor for young cornerbacks like Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle.

Maccagnan also landed guard James Carpenter. Reports of Carpenter signing surfaced hours before it became official. He comes to the team from the Seattle Seahawks, where he enjoyed some successful seasons including two straight trips to the Super Bowl, winning the big game in February 2014. Injuries limited him from getting on the field in his first two seasons, but he played in 29 in the past two years.

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New York Jets Release Percy Harvin

March 10th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
By Mario Scipioni

A busy day has gotten busier. In a decision of little to no surprise, the New York Jets have released Percy Harvin after only half a season.

After it was widely reported the Harvin was not leaning toward renegotiating his contract and taking a paycut, there was a great deal of doubt that he would return for another season. When the Jets traded their fifth-round draft pick for Brandon Marhsall, it was widely interpreted that Harvin's days in New York were numbered as Marshall presents more talent and is a receiver the team needs more.

The six-year veteran was acquired by the Jets in October via trade with the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick. Word around the NFL was that Harvin did not have a good locker room presence in Seattle as was involved several altercations and even took himself out of games because he was not happy with how he was being used. This led to concerns of Harvin being a problem child for the Jets, but that did not turn out to be the case.

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