Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NY Jets coach 'did not deny causing the accident' after allegedly going through red light.
New York Jets head football coach Rex Ryan told authorities he was trying “to beat the light” when he apparently caused a minor three-car crash during the evening rush hour last week in Bethlehem, Pa., police said. The accident occurred at the intersection of Wyandotte and W. Third streets, just south of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge on Jan. 14 at 6:13 p.m. One eyewitness and the driver of one of the other two cars in the crash told police they saw a 2013 red Ford Mustang, which Ryan was driving, go through a red light as it traveled west along W. Third Street, police said. Though police said the investigation remains ongoing, the partially redacted accident report Bethlehem officials released Tuesday said Ryan, a Summit resident, received a …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
15-year career with organization ends after team misses playoffs for second straight season.
Tuesday, January 1
Basking Ridge resident Mike Tannenbaum was fired Monday as New York Jets general manager after 15 years with the team. After missing the playoffs for the second straight season, the Jets dismissed Tannenbaum in an early-morning meeting at their Florham Park practice facility, according to ESPN. Tannenbaum became emotional when he read a farewell letter to the team after his firing, ESPN reported. The team then applauded Tannenbaum, who began his Jets career as a salary-cap manager under Bill Parcells before becoming the GM in 2006. Tannenbaum and the Jets organization were criticized last year for the signing of popular quarterback, Tim Tebow, when the team already had a starting signal caller in Mark Sanchez. Tannenbaum spoke in 2011 at a…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Fans from all over New Jersey and surrounding areas come out to see the public practice.
Thousands of fans lined up on Thursday morning to see the New York Jets for their very first public practice this preseason at their Florham Park home. Fans traveled from all over the tri-state area to be the first to catch a glimpse of Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, and all other members of Gang Green in the borough's Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. The practice, which is the first of two public practices that will be held this week, started at 12:30 p.m., but some devoted fans got there as early at 8:30 a.m. Around 11 a.m. hundreds of people started filling the line to get into the Fan Fest, which started at 11:30 a.m. In the hour leading up to practice, kids participated in many activities at the fest, including bounce houses, face …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tebow, Sanchez and the rest of Gang Green will practice for all to see for two days.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In what has been the antithesis of a quiet offseason and opening to training camp, the New York Jets will finally bring the show to their Florham Park home for all to see on Thursday. After closing shop in Cortland, N.Y., on the campus of SUNY Cortland, Gang Green will hold their first of two straight public pratices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center at 1 Jets Drive in Florham Park. Practice on Thursday will begin at 12:30 p.m., with Fan Fest and the Jets Shop opening at 11:30 a.m. On Friday practice begins at 11:20 a.m., with Fan Fest and the Jets Shop opening at 10:20 a.m. The continuation of camp at the team's home away from the Meadowlands follows what has been an eventful series of months. In March, fans were introduced to …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Tanner Purdum, St. Louis Ram linebacker, experienced coaches will hold three-day clinic.
Long snapper for the New York Jets and Morris Plains resident Tanner Purdum will join several other NFL players and experienced coaches to instruct at a youth football clinic at Drew University. The clinic, which will be held from June 29 to July 1, will be run by RSR Sports Management. It's the first time the company is hosting this type of clinic. This clinic is open to all football players entering grades one through nine, and costs $300 for the three-day session. Purdum said in the clinic's three days, campers will learn the sport's fundamentals and go through all the basic positions. "We're doing everything; full offense, some passing, some linemen stuff, and then quarterbacks and receivers," Purdum said last week. "We'll go through …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Gang Green center Nick Mangold has choice words for town, but not the state.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Judging by his tweets, Nick Mangold prefers the smell of the Chathams to Newark. The New York Jets All-Pro center, who lives in town, reportedly had some choice Twitter comments about the Essex County city on Wednesday. Mangold tweeted at 10:08 p.m. on Wednesday from his Twitter account "Best part of driving back to NJ rather than flying even if it's a 9 hour trip instead of 1.5 hours? Not having 2 go thru the stank of Newark." He made sure to let those who interacted with him afterward know that he meant no disrespect to New Jersey in general, just to the city with its largest population. "haha I love the state, don't get me wrong. It's the smell of Newark that I hate," he tweeted six minutes after his first Newark-aimed comment. Mangold …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Area real estate agents say gated communities are scarce if that's his wish.
Is Tim Tebow trying to take Mark Sanchez's job and invade his neighborhood? That's what some were saying when a report surfaced over the weekend that the newest New York Jet was looking at a home in the upscale Trump National Golf Club community in Bedminister. It also happens to contain the residence of the team's current starting quarterback. It's not hard to see why some were doing a double-take. After all, the most highly-publicized backup quarterback ever has not only been getting all of the media attention, but that comes right after Sanchez signed a three-year contract extension. Many fans believe he's here to take Sanchez's job. But now his house? Then again, Tebow's options may be limited, according to area real estate agents. "…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Jets' highly publicized backup QB introduced at team's Morris County training facility.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Tebow Mania hit New Jersey on Monday, but it was the media and not the fans who bombarded the New York Jets’ Morris County training facility as the most-publicized backup QB acquisition ever was officially unveiled. Tim Tebow spoke to reporters for the first time since the trade, saying he expects a "great working relationship" with current quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to ESPN.com Tebow’s introductory conference caused a larger crowd than any free agent, trade, or Rex Ryan comment fallout Gang Green has ever seen since moving to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility in Florham Park. The proof: it was the first time the team ever had to herd the press into the field house to accommodate a greater presence. More than 200 media …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Florham Park Police and training facility security were on the scene ready for Tebow Mania.
Football fans gathered outside of Florham Park's Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility on Thursday to welcome the newest member of Gang Green. Tim Tebow and the sure-to-follow Tebow Mania arrived at the Morristown Municipal Airport shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, and he was expected to join with Jets' personnel shortly after at the team's training facility. Tebow was traded to the New York Jets on Wednesday from the Denver Broncos after the team signed Peyton Manning as a free agent. Manning and the Indianapolis Colts had ended their 14-year relationship earlier in the offseason. The man responsible for the trade was Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, who is a Basking Ridge resident. Fairleigh Dickinson University students Karlee …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Players from several NFL teams used Martinsville gym to train during lockout
With the NFL lockout having ended, NFL players were allowed to return to their team facilities to practice with their teammates and coaches. However, before that, players had to find other ways to keep their skills sharp for whenever the lockout did end. And many local players found a home in a Bridgewater gym that has been the home for athletic training since 1999. Players from the New York Jets, Giants and other NFL teams did much of their off-season training at Total Energy System Training (TEST) Sports Club on Washington Valley Road in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater. Founder and CEO Brian Martin started TEST to “meet the needs of families in the area with a full service health club and rehab center as well as for athletes of …