Tony Williams

Sports Reporter

Jets WR Robby Anderson continuing to thrive in breakout season

The New York Jets were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention last Sunday following their loss in New Orleans to the Saints. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few surprising bright spots for the five-win team – particularly at the wide receiver position. ...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 12:16 PM

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg still waiting for his chance

When it comes to the quarterback quandary that now befalls the New York Jets, it appears management is adopting the adage that it’s better to be silent and be perceived a fool instead of opening their mouths and confirming it. That may be the case because there really is no other reason to...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:08 AM

Jets throttled by Broncos as they fall out of playoff hunt

The New York Jets just can’t stand prosperity, and they’ve shown that time and again this season. But Sunday’s 23-0 defeat to the woeful Denver Broncos was the epitome of Gang Green not being able to take advantage of what should’ve been a gimme win.    Heading...

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:47 PM

Jets making it cool to be a part of Gang Green again

There’s a MetLife Stadium tenant that is at a crossroad, in the midst of an upheaval, and seemingly rudderless — and it’s not the team that many thought it’d be heading into this season.  While the New York Giants are undergoing “wholesale changes,” as team...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11:51 AM

Jets must prep for future, not playoff push

The New York Jets are about to enter the play-out-the-string phase of their season, following their loss two weeks ago to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   Had the Jets (4-6) won that game – and it was quite winnable, considering the Bucs were without starting quarterback Jameis Winston and...

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 9:31 AM

Jets with most disappointing effort of season against Buccaneers

The New York Jets did their most 'Jets-ian' thing to date this season as they failed to take advantage of prosperity and win a game they should’ve dominated.   Losing on the road to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn’t much to be ashamed about on the surface, but considering...

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:54 PM

Jets Todd Bowles making strong Coach of the Year case

The NFL is at the midway point of a very topsy-turvy campaign, which means top-flight teams, players, and coaches are beginning to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.    And while New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles likely won’t win Coach of the Year, he definitely...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:36 AM

Jets vs. Bills: 2017 Week 9 preview

The New York Jets’ season has taken a quick turn for the worse since their startling 3-3 start, as they’ve now lost two-straight games heading into Thursday night’s primetime affair with the sneaky-good Buffalo Bills (5-2).   The Bills are off to their best start to a season...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:33 AM

Jets pull the reins on playoff talk, remain optimistic

There aren’t any moral victories in professional sports, but for the New York Jets and its ardent, long-suffering fanbase, they have to take what they can get.  Sunday’s gut-wrenching and controversial 24-17 loss to the hated New England Patriots was a tough pill to swallow, but...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:58 AM

Contending Jets continue to surprise

The New York Jets may have won ugly, but the operative word is “won.” Following Sunday's 17-14 win over the Cleveland Browns, New York (3-2) is a surprising co-leader in the AFC East, tied with the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots.   It seems like just yesterday...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:27 PM

NFL Week 2: Jets hobble into Oakland to face Raiders

The New York Jets’ offense was downright offensive in last week’s 21-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills, at New Era Field.    And judging by the way this week’s opponent, the Oakland Raiders (1-0), looked in their season-opening win over the Tennessee Titans, the Jets need...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:38 PM

Matt Forte, Bilal Powell to carry Jets offense in 2017

The running game in the NFL has evolved over the years, as save for a few teams, most have a running back-by-committee approach. Gone are the days of the primary ball carrier that rarely gets a rest, and the New York Jets are no different.     As they prepare for Sunday’s regular...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 12:42 PM

Christian Hackenberg played himself out of Jets starting job: Tony Williams

Christian Hackenberg’s first career NFL start was so bad that maybe the New York Jets should consider yet another “redshirt” season.     Yes, he’s vastly inexperienced, having already had a “redshirt” season during last season’s rookie campaign...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:23 AM

Jets LB Darron Lee looking to lead in 2017

When the New York Jets abruptly and shockingly jettisoned long-time defensive leader David Harris, it left a huge void both on the field and in the locker room. So, with Gang Green reloading — or tanking, depending on the perspective — it’s time for someone to step up and help...

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 11:28 AM

Knicks comment on future, 2017 NBA draft

The value of the Euro is very high in the eyes of Phil Jackson, as he’s beginning to stack his roster in his own vision. Whether it’s a Porzingis, or a Hernangomez, a Kuzminskas, or now a Ntilikina, Jackson is forming his own version of the United Nations at Madison Square Garden....

Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:20 PM

The Jets' 2017 tank is on despite what they say

Jets head coach Todd Bowles says the young quarterbacks room is like being in kindergarten, valued veterans are being lopped off left and right, and players are unconvincingly trying to be optimistic about a rough season ahead.    Gang Green insists they aren’t tanking, though....

Friday, June 16, 2017, 12:31 PM

Jets' Todd Bowles comments on David Harris release, Darron Lee investigation

The NFL is a cold world, with very little loyalty. And for veteran linebacker David Harris, he’s finding out the hard way.     The defense’s linchpin is getting released by the Jets, just days after the team reunited with linebacker Demario Davis, who arrived from Cleveland...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 3:40 PM

Jets notebook: Regarding the Calvin Pryor trade

If Jets safety Calvin Pryor was unhappy and disgruntled with the way a franchise was treating him before, just give it some before he realizes that he may have gone from bad to worse.   Just two days after reportedly being frustrated with the way his role had appeared diminished, Pryor...

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4:16 PM

Jets S Calvin Pryor shuns media after practicing with 3rd team at OTAs

The Jets held an open media portion of OTAs on Tuesday, and while the attendance is not mandatory, neither is speaking with the throng of media outlets afterward. But in the case of Calvin Pryor, it’s almost hard to blame the man for stonewalling the masses, especially given what should be...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:17 PM

Knicks will be lucky to win a game rest of the season

The Knicks may not win another game the remainder of the season. And for the truly tortured fan, they can live with that for two reasons: a higher draft pick and whether the franchise’s front office actually shows some direction.The former is highly likely with each passing defeat, including last...

Friday, March 24, 2017, 3:15 AM