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Jun 18, 2019
Reports: Phil Savage, Chad Alexander, and Rex Hogan to join Jets front office

Reports: Phil Savage, Chad Alexander, and Rex Hogan to join Jets front office

Joe Douglas’ front office with the Jets is starting to take shape according to Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter. Former Browns general manager Phil Savage is expected to join the team. Sources: Ex-#Browns GM and Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage is expected to join the personnel staff of new #Jets GM Joe Douglas. The role is not yet clear, but barring a snag, an announcement should come this week. Key hire for Douglas & a return to the NFL for Savage.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 18, 2019 Savage spent time in the Baltimore organization with Douglas. He also had a stint in...
Jun 17, 2019
Did Joe Douglas hint about some of his early priorities in an interview with Albert Breer?

Did Joe Douglas hint about some of his early priorities in an interview with Albert Breer?

Albert Breer has a fairly expansive interview with Jets general manager Joe Douglas in his Monday Morning Quarterback column today. A lot of the interview focuses on Douglas’ family life. There are also a lot of typical new general manager quotes about the team’s owner, coach, and roster being great to work with. One particular comment did catch my attention a bit. There are some pretty valuable lessons he’s taking from the infancy of Roseman’s reemergence atop the Philly football operation, and that’s how important it is to bring the building back together after a tumultuous...
Jun 14, 2019
Jets front office rumors

Jets front office rumors

Chris Mortensen of ESPN has tweeted about a number of developments in the Jets’ process of staffing up their front office. ESPN’s Todd McShay will not be joining the team. The talented ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay (@McShay13) has decided to remain with the network, removing himself from any consideration for a personnel role with the @Jets, per sources. McShay has no comment at this time.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 14, 2019 My guess for the last week has been that McShay was pumping up his own chances to land a job in the media, and his hiring probably wasn’t...
Jun 14, 2019
Jets podcast: Reflections on the year that was

Jets podcast: Reflections on the year that was

This is the final week of five daily podcasts until the start of training camp. There will still be shows between now and then, but we will move to a summer schedule. In many ways the podcast year begins with the start of training camp and ends now, around the time the offseason program ends. What follows is the quietest time on the NFL calendar. It has been a very trying year in many ways for the Jets. Training camp started with a holdout of the new franchise quarterback. While the team showed signs of life early in the 2018 season, things got ugly very quickly. The team fell apart, and...
Jun 13, 2019
Jets mailbag: What additions will the Jets make before the start of the season?

Jets mailbag: What additions will the Jets make before the start of the season?

The Jets have their new general manager, and it is Thursday. To celebrate these events, today we have a podcast mailbag. Thanks as always to everybody who submitted questions. There could be no mailbag show without mailbag questions. If yours went unanswered this week feel free to resubmit them for the next mailbag show. Today we look at whether it makes sense to extend young players early with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the horizon, whether Joe Douglas has any flaws considering how positive the coverage of him has been, whether Douglas could have been hired in January, what...
Jun 12, 2019
Montrel Meander claimed by Jets off waivers

Montrel Meander claimed by Jets off waivers

Montrel Meander is the first player Joe Douglas has brought to the Jets. The team has claimed the conerback off waivers from the Oakland Raiders. We've claimed CB Montrel Meander on waivers from Oakland. https://t.co/W00bIzDO42 pic.twitter.com/6UDvnMivCm— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 12, 2019 This is probably more of a player who will be competing for a roster spot in training camp than it is a starting caliber player who could help the team fill its need at the position. Meander spent the majority of last season with the Browns, the team that signed him as an undrafted free agent...
Jun 12, 2019
Jets have waived Neal Sterling

Jets have waived Neal Sterling

Lost in all of the excitement of Joe Douglas’ introduction was the first roster move of the Douglas Era. Tight end Neal Sterling was waived to clear a roster spot for Bilal Powell. We have released TE Neal Sterling. https://t.co/5NqgjxIRir pic.twitter.com/c30P2NkAHj— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 11, 2019 It is quite a fall for Sterling. He topped the depth chart at tight end last year as training camp broke. Now he is a June cut. Sterling did not produce much during an injury-plagued 2018. He played in only 5 games and recorded only 6 receptions. While Sterling was injured, Chris...
Jun 12, 2019
Jets podcast: Thoughts on Joe Douglas’ introduction

Jets podcast: Thoughts on Joe Douglas’ introduction

The Jets introduced their new general manager, Joe Douglas, yesterday. These press conferences are typically overhyped and not that important. It is very easy to come away looking good. Douglas received a lot of praise for his performance on Tuesday. This is pretty common. What isn’t so common is the overwhelmingly positive reputation he has. Still on today’s podcast we look at some of the key comments about Douglas’ press event. These introductions typically don’t have a ton of substance. This event was full of typically broad speaking about building a winner, but there actually...
Jun 11, 2019
Joe Douglas wins his introductory press conference as Jets GM

Joe Douglas wins his introductory press conference as Jets GM

In the grand scheme of things the introductory press conference is the easiest thing for a general manager to do well and the least important day on the job. The hard and important job is what follows, building a winning team. With that said, Joe Douglas impressed plenty of people at his introductory press conference today. Here are some of the highlights. On his relationships “We will walk together forever through the history of professional football,” Joe Douglas says of the #Eagles front office & coaching staff & their 2017 Super Bowl title— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June...
Jun 11, 2019
Joe Douglas introductory press conference thread

Joe Douglas introductory press conference thread

The Jets introduce their new general manager to the media today. Joe Douglas will hold his introductory press conference. The event is scheduled to start around 3:00 p.m. although these events have sometimes started late in the past. It will be Douglas’ chance to introduce himself to the fanbase and the media. To be honest, this is one of the least important things he will ever do with the team. How he shapes the roster in the years ahead will matter much more than what he says today. These events are typically lacking in substance because the job is about action, not words. However, we...
Jun 11, 2019
Jets podcast: Five tasks for Joe Douglas

Jets podcast: Five tasks for Joe Douglas

The Jets introduce their new general manager today. Joe Douglas is scheduled to face the media for the first time in his new role around 3:00 p.m. Eastern. His hiring has been met with wide praise for the Jets. He is viewed as one of the best general manager prospects available. The task in front of him is to build the first championship Jets team in five decades. On today’s podcast we discuss some of the things he will need to do in order to accomplish that task. This is a top five offseason podcast list. We are looking at the five biggest tasks Douglas must accomplish. Tune in to the...
Jun 10, 2019
Breer: Joe Douglas’ Rolodex is one of his biggest strengths

Breer: Joe Douglas’ Rolodex is one of his biggest strengths

Albert Breer’s Monday Morning Quarterback column is full of interesting tidbits about the hiring of Joe Douglas as the new general manager of the Jets. One that stood out to me touched on his connections within the league. We mentioned it before, but one of Douglas’s greatest strengths comes with his Rolodex. Connected in the scouting community like Chris Ballard was going to Indianapolis two years ago, Douglas should be able to build a robust department. The first two names I’d keep an eye on are the two rising stars he poached from Baltimore upon getting to Philly: director of...
Jun 10, 2019
Jets podcast: The turning point?

Jets podcast: The turning point?

The Jets have their new general manager, and the choice is receiving close to universal praise. Joe Douglas has generally been viewed as a blue chip prospect for the job. Those guys are not easier to find. They also are not easy to land. Candidates of this caliber frequently turn down interview requests. The fact the Jets were able to land Douglas could potentially be a turning point for the franchise. We discuss that on today’s podcast. The Johnson ownership has brought periods of success and failure for the Jets. The most recent stretch has been full of the latter. The quality of...
Jun 8, 2019
Todd McShay another rumored Jets front office candidate

Todd McShay another rumored Jets front office candidate

Names are emerging as possibilities in Joe Douglas’ front office with the Jets. A big one who could be on the radar is ESPN’s Todd McShay. Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports was the first to suggest this was a possibility. Breaking: I’m now hearing @McShay13 is joining his college roommate Joe Douglas with @nyjets as VP of Personal.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) June 8, 2019 Rich Cimini confirmed that McShay is a possibility. McShay in the mix. pic.twitter.com/WU2L0OsqMC— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 8, 2019 This would be an unorthodox hire since McShay has never...
Jun 8, 2019
Phil Savage and Chad Alexander among the rumored names who could join Joe Douglas’ Jets front office

Phil Savage and Chad Alexander among the rumored names who could join Joe Douglas’ Jets front office

Now that the Jets have their general manager in place, focus will turn to the reshuffling of the front office that follows a big change. Some names have already popped up in rumors. Names that could be joining Joe Douglas in NY include former Browns GM Phil Savage and Ravens exec Chad Alexander— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 8, 2019 I think the Jets hit a HR with the bases loaded with their picks for HC and GM. Joe Douglas wanted @nflnetwork's Daniel Jeremiah to join him in NY but that's not happening. Another person who has spent time in the media, Phil Savage, could be...

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