Tuesday, March 29, 2005

2010 Super Bowl

In just five years, New York will host the Super Bowl. This past Wednesday, the National Football League owners announced that the 2010 event will be held at the New York Sports and Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side. The stadium is set for a 2009 unveiling. The 2010 Super Bowl will bring great revenue to New York as it does for any place that holds it.

“Today is a landmark day, and the 2010 Super Bowl in the New York Sports and Convention Center will be a historic event. We’re thrilled about this announcement. I want to thank the NFL membership for granting the New York Jets and the City and State of New York the opportunity to showcase this week-long, mega-event in the greatest City in the world. The Super Bowl is more than a football game. The Super Bowl will have a tremendous impact on the local economy, and generate revenue for the community.”
Jets Owner Woody Johnson

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

OFFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTS:

- from FOXSports.com

For the first time since 2001, the Jets are using a new offensive system. New coordinator Mike Heimerdinger is planning to employ a more vertical passing attack than his predecessor, Paul Hackett. Whether that style fits QB Chad Pennington is a key question. Pennington doesn't have a big arm and seems better suited to a short- to intermediate passing attack. Heimderdinger also is planning to make better use of the bench, rotating in players such as RB Derrick Blaylock and WR Jerricho Cotchery. He also hopes to make the tight-end position a bigger part of the package, but that depends on personnel.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Preseason Announcement

The New York Jets are preparing themselves for preseason gaming as it becomes closer and closer. Preseason play kicks off with the American Bowl on August 6th in Tokyo, Japan. A few nights later, it is followed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame game.

The Jets Schedule:

  1. Week 1: hosting the Detroit Lions
  2. Week 2: hosting the Minnesota Vikings
  3. Week 3: at New York Giants
  4. Week 4: at Philadelphia Eagles

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Jay Fiedler


Jay Fiedler has made it full circle. Growing up in Long Island and looking up to the players of the 80's Jets team, Fiedler has been making his rounds around different teams, but nowhere near his own home. After 9 years and five different teams, Jay Fiedler has signed with the New York Jets as a backup to Chad Pennington.

“I think the biggest part of it was the Jets’ enthusiasm for having me here. I visited three teams and all of them were in somewhat similar situations where the starting quarterback is coming back. I know that Chad is the starter. He’s done a great job over the past few years. I know his shoulder situation is going to allow me to come in and get a lot of work during the off-season and gain a lot of familiarity with the players around here.”
- Jay Fiedler

Fiedler spent four years as a backup for the Eagles, Vikings, and Jags. He began his career as a starter for five seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Generation Jets, 24/7 Garner Emmy Nominations

- from the official site of the NY Jets

The New York Jets learned on Monday that their two television properties, 24/7 with Herman Edwards and Generation Jets have earned Emmy Award nominations. Both shows air locally on WCBS-TV and are produced by Bill Zagger of B-Train Films in New York.

Generation Jets, the team’s animated children’s show which wrapped up its second season in January, has been nominated in two categories, children’s programming and sports programming series. The show combines animation and live action, introducing young fans to a unique group of New York City kids as they explore many of the city’s historical landmarks, meet Jets players and coaches and learn valuable life lessons through football.

“Generation Jets is one of the many successful components of our efforts to build our brand through our media properties," said Bob Parente, Jets’ Vice President, Business Operations. “The show has been a key component in developing our GenJets initiative which includes youth events and clinics, a kids fan club, a website, merchandise, an after-school enrichment program, Generation Jets Academy and other educational opportunities on the middle school and high school levels. But most of all, it has been a vehicle that allows us to reach out to our younger fans.”

Also qualifying in the sports programming series category is 24/7 with Herman Edwards, which has run for the past three seasons. The show, featuring Jets head coach Herman Edwards, provides exclusive interviews and rare team footage, and gives a unique look at the twists and turns of the NFL season and the Jets preparations in their week-by-week journey.

“Jets 24/7 with Herman Edwards and Generation Jets, along with our pre-season television broadcasts, exhibit the outstanding relationship between the Jets, WCBS and B-Train Films,” added Parente. “We are excited to have the opportunity to create quality programming that creates excitement about the Jets on so many levels. Ultimately, the fans of Jets are the true beneficiaries.”

“It’s an honor to be nominated,” said Zagger. “Our objective when we started was to help the Jets achieve their goals of developing exclusive and unique programming that would appeal to their wide fan base. Strong ratings, excellent feedback we’ve received and nominations like this seem to indicate that those goals are being met.”