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The Jets will return to Cortland for training camp in 2014, the team announced on Wednesday.
“The school and the community have joined together to continually provide a terrific backdrop for our team to come together at a critical stage of our season.” General Manager John Idzik said in a statement. “I am pleased that we are returning to Cortland for training camp again this summer.”
The team will practice at SUNY Cortland, which marks the fifth time in the last six years that the Jets will hold their training camp on the school’s campus in central New York.
“I love the fact that we are going back to Cortland,” Head Coach Rex Ryan said in a release. “Everyone knows how I feel about going away. I think it is a big part of building our team camaraderie. The community, the school and the people of Cortland have been outstanding and we are all excited to be going back this summer.”
The 2014 Jets training camp will be presented by Atlantic Health, SAP/EMC, JetBlue, MetLife, SNY and Toyota.
Bloggers, media and sport fans used to heap scorn on Bleacher Report, mainly due to some questionable user-generated content that damaged the site’s reputation in its infancy. However, since their big money deal with Turner 18 months ago, they’ve added some talented and respected names as featured writers and a great deal of their content is now well worth checking out.
One of the featured writers they added to their roster was draft scouting guru and former TJB Podcast guest Matt Miller, who — along with several other film junkies — has been spearheading the B/R NFL 1000 project, where they attempt to rank the NFL’s top 1,000 players. The project is now into its third year and they’ve now completed this year’s results. For more on how the project works go here.
In our final installment, we look at their rankings for punters and kickers. To look back at the previous updates go here.
Here’s what they said about Folk:
The Jets got it right when they brought in Folk, and he rewarded them with top-notch kicking. Given the windy, unpredictable conditions in MetLife Stadium, he has to be applauded.
Read Bent’s thoughts after the jump.
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- Geno: “I’m more than capable of being the starter” [CBS New York]
- Doctor refutes Johnson claim that he doesn’t have arthritis [ESPN New York]
- Jets would have to trade up to 7-12 to get Mike Evans [ESPN New York]
- Ex-Jets TE Keller is “good to go” [Sports Injury Alert]
The Jets preseason schedule has been released.
- Indianapolis Colts – Thursday, Aug. 7 - 7:00 p.m.
- @ Cincinnati Bengals - Saturday, Aug. 16 - 7:00 p.m.
- New York Giants – Friday, Aug. 22 - 7:30 p.m.
- @ Philadelphia Eagles - Thursday, Aug. 28 - 7:00 p.m.
All games will air on CBS 2 New York and ESPN Radio 98.7 FM.
Fox Sports profiles Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe trend on Amaro seems to be that he projects to go at the end of the first round or early second. While a few months ago Amaro was talked about as the second best tight end in this class, but after a slow timed 40 at the Combine (4.74 seconds) opinions have seemed to drop him into the second round and behind the likes of Troy Niklas and even Austin Seferian-Jenkins in some mock drafts.
Amaro won’t likely make it out of the second round because he is a talented receiver and has good hands coupled with a size mismatch, but his “more quick than fast” speed might limit his upside for many NFL teams.
Here’s a fascinating study from the guys over at Pro Football Focus, directly addressing one of the admitted potential flaws in their pass protection data:
If a team’s offensive philosophy was to throw screens and quick slants every pass play, then it would make life for the offensive linemen relatively easy.
If that was the philosophy, we could see that the team’s linemen never allow pressure over the entire season. On the other hand, if the quarterback decided to hold onto the ball for four seconds every play, then even the best offensive linemen would allow pressure on a somewhat consistent basis.
Having factored this in, they run the numbers again, giving an insight into which pass blockers would have had even better numbers if their quarterback play or offensive gameplan had dictated getting rid of the ball a lot sooner. You’ll note that Willie Colon and Nick Mangold are both in among the leaders at their respective positions.
Read Bent’s thoughts after the jump.
Fox Sports profiles Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comCoyle has been good receiving tight end for Arizona State but lacks elite size (6’3″ 243 lbs) and speed (4.88 unofficial 40 yard dash) and might need to transition to the H-back role to play in the NFL. Coyle might be a sixth or seventh round prospect.
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- Dee Milliner should benefit from experiencing full offseason workout program [The Star Ledger]
- Geno Smith believes he’ll start for the New York Jets [USA Today]
- Tight End Need? How about Sudfeld? [One Jet at a Time]