Daily Links: Now I’m a believer

  • Klecko to the HOF: Sign the petition [Change.org]
  • Demario is a “big believer” in Geno [NJAM]
  • Jets Top 25: Will Pace finally start to be phased out? [NY Post]
  • Which WR is the Jets’ biggest all-time nemesis? [Football Perspective]
  • Roundtable: Which AFC East team has the best pass rush? [ESPN NY]
  • Revis is like a fine wine [Jets Official Site]
  • Ex-Jets FB’s son is a rookie sensation for the A’s [SF Chronicle]
  • Jets have one of the NFL’s 10 most interesting QB conundrums [WaPo]

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Marshall to Geno: Throw it up

Jets WR Brandon Marshall was working on his explosion on Monday as he continued to prepare for the upcoming season.

Working on "Explosion" from hips aka "just throw it up @genosmith7" @fitspeedapchi Wanna Eat? Then go Hunt!!!

A video posted by Brandon Marshall (@bmarshall) on

Marhsall’s message to QB Geno Smith: “Just throw it up.”

Marshall, 31, was acquired by the Jets in March in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It is refreshing to see camaraderie and competition between players on the offensive side of the football for a change.  For a team that has been in an offensive quagmire dating back to 2011, it is fun to see players pushing each other on and, Porsche comment aside, optimistic with an actual basis for optimism thanks to an upgraded core of talent.

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Oh Yeah…: Spygate (2007)

SNY’s Oh Yeah… goes back to 2007, when Jets coach Eric Mangini turns on his former mentor, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, and initiates Spygate…


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Monday (not so) Morning Mailbag: Give that midfielder a contract

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s Monday!  Time to unload another mailbag!  

Is it finally Geno Time?  Do I have a wandering eye at QB?  How chocked full of secondary goodness will this 2015 roster be?  Should we euthanize all soccer floppers?  That and much more in this week’s mailbag!

Although no hypothetical apocalypses were addressed … apex predators won again … gators don’t be triflin’!

Enough of that … let’s get to the mailbag!

A: I don’t know how coaches like Todd Bowles and Chan Gailey feel about moral victories yet, but they seem pretty “what you see is what you get” so I don’t think that a 1-3 start will play well unless the losses were totally out of his hands … which means horrific production from the line (unlikely), tons of fumbles by the ballcarriers (unlikely), receiver failure (even less unlikely) or systemic failure on defense (extremely unlikely).

If the team goes 1-3, Geno will undoubtedly have had some hand in it and then we will know just how serious they are about making the playoffs.  If the team is serious about trying to push for the postseason, why would you wait longer than Week 5 to make that call?  It’s the perfect time to retool the offensive scheme around Fitzy, gives him two weeks to acclimate while the gooey middle of the schedule consists of teams like Washington, Oakland, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Houston.

Unless the Jets are 2-2 or better or Geno is unequivocally shooting the lights out on a 1-3 team, I don’t see the likelihood that he remains the starter for Week 6.

A: Long-term?  The best answer is always the draft, but it is also the one that takes the longest to flourish or rot.   To read more of this story, click here


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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.

To read more of this story, click here


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