Gallery: 2015 Camp Preview – Tight Ends

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The calendar has flipped over to July, which means we are just weeks away (!!) from training camp. This series will be a quick crash course on who will be competing for spots at each position on the roster.

Up next, the tight ends …

Overview: The group is getting better but still has plenty of room for improvement.  The biggest concern on this team is that they have little in the way of two-way tight ends; either the player is a good blocker, or a good pass catcher, but there’s not really much of both.  Jeff Cumberland, Steve Maneri and Kellen Davis are all pretty well known commodities and with the injury to Zach Sudfeld, any leaps in versatility will likely have to come down to Jace Amaro … and to a lesser extent Wes Saxton as a developmental prospect.

Click the gallery to read the blurbs on each player.


 

 

 

 


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Daily Links: Bull Dozier

  • QB rankings: Geno narrowly avoids bottom five, but has promise [MMQB]
  • Guard Dozier continues to develop at center [NJAM]
  • The Post’s Brian Costello’s Jets Q&A with Boston media [Boston Herald]
  • Which RB is the Jets’ biggest all-time nemesis? [Football Perspective]
  • Posey has no ill will towards Texans [State of the Texans]
  • Ex-Jet Mauga found the right situation in KC [FOX Sports]
  • AFC East only rated as the 5th best division [CBS Sports]
  • Ex-Jet Toon’s son at crossroads in efforts to emulate his father [Big Easy Believer]

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Putting together another mailbag for this morning!  Leave your questions in the comments!

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Gallery: 2015 Camp Preview – Cornerbacks

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The calendar has flipped over to July, which means we are just weeks away (!!) from training camp. This series will be a quick crash course on who will be competing for spots at each position on the roster.

Up next, the cornerbacks …

Overview: Thanks to the re-introduction of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie this secondary took a major step forward after a disastrous 2014.  Adding Buster Skrine as a slot corner with the ability to play the boundary could be the move that sets this secondary above every other in the league.  The group also has solid depth who with some extra work and time with coaches could be excellent fill-ins and package players as necessary. 

Click the gallery to read the blurbs on each player.


 

 

 

 


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Daily Links: ‘Murrica!

  • How AMERICA are the Jets? [KSK]
  • Mailbag: On the Sheldon fall-out and first half schedule [NJAM]
  • Three Jets offseason moves in AFC East Top 10 [Boston Globe]
  • Which QB is the Jets’ biggest all-time nemesis? [Football Perspective]
  • Colon interviews Mangold at Brick function [Jets Official Site]
  • Film Room: Comprehensive look at Buster Skrine [EndzoneScore]
  • Ex-Jets QB Sanchez to compete for Eagles starting job [ESPN]
  • Amaro saw the lowest percentage of off-target throws in the NFL [PFF Fantasy]

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Jace Amaro

BGA: Who knows what Amaro brings?

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: There’s been a lot of discussion around second year tight end Jace Amaro and what the Jets can expect from him as he enters that often tricky sophomore season.

There’s been talking of a change in role, but he wasn’t helped by missing time after he got hurt during the offseason. Still, his spot in the rotation became a lot more secure when Zach Sudfeld was lost for the season to a knee injury. This all comes after a rookie season which had its ups and downs, but ultimately generated what historically represents pretty good production for a rookie tight end.

After the jump, I’m going to evaluate what we can expect from him, focusing on one comparison in particular.

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TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET

Join us at 2:00pm ET for our weekly TJB chat.

In order to access the room, you must now sign up for a chatzy account at chatzy.com – click where it says log in/sign up in the top right hand corner. Obviously if you registered already, you can log into your existing account. You will then be able to access the room at the usual address – Chatzy.com/TJB where this week’s password is holidayweekend.

Apologies for this extra requirement, but it will allow us to moderate the chat more effectively and prevent any abuse or vulgarity. The action gets underway at 2:00pm ET.

Gallery: 2015 Camp Preview – Wide Receivers

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The calendar has flipped over to July, which means we are just weeks away (!!) from training camp. This series will be quick crash course on who will be competing for spots at each position on the roster. Click the gallery to read the blurbs on each player.

Up next, the wide receivers.


 


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GEICO SportsNite: Ray Lucas on Sheldon Richardson’s suspension

Chris Carlin chats with SNY analyst and former Jet Ray Lucas about the suspension of Sheldon Richardson.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Some excellent questions and points made here.  With the suspension of Richardson, it is going to put more pressure on Muhammad Wilkerson in terms of leadership and production.  With Richardson not there for four games this could only inflate Wilkerson’s numbers further this season so as Ray Lucas says, the time to do a deal with Wilkerson might be right now.

To Lucas’s point that Richardson has said that he expects to get paid among the best players in the game? Richardson isn’t wrong to expect that, but any compunction that the Jets have to get a long-term deal done with Richardson in the next 12 months probably flew out the window when they learned the that Richardson was going to be suspended.  The Jets are going to monitor his situation closely and drag out a long-term deal with him (maybe moreso than with Wilkerson now) because they want to see if he can keep his nose clean. 


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