Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro ‘looked lost’ at minicamp

The Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro “looked lost” at minicamp, according to reporter Rich Cimini (ESPN, July 15).

Amaro needs to make a “host” of adjustments to a professional system, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said recently (Cimini, June 24).

Still, Amaro is likely ahead of TE Jeff Cumberland in most pass packages (Cimini, June 17).

“We’re deep and talented at the tight end spot,” Mornhinweg said in June. “That’s going to be an impressive position for the New York Jets for years to come.”


Previously: Amaro isn’t the only rookie TE trying to keep up with NFL playbook (TJB, July 2)

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Yawn.

Rookie tight ends take time to adjust to the NFL game.  Even more nowadays with the implementation of the “F” receiver.  See the link above from July 2nd for more thoughts of mine on the matter.

Amaro played in a simplistic spread offense in college and much more is going to be piled on him now in the new scheme.  The F is a dynamic role in any given play. Other than quarterbacks, the F might have the toughest job in reading the defense and playing the right role or route accordingly.

With the addition of Amaro, the Jets now have a very solid group, but one that needs time.  Cumberland’s career trajectory might be flattening out, but Amaro provides a longer-term boost to the group while Zach Sudfield rounds out a solid third spot after flashing some solid play for the Jets in 2013 following his late addition and his stint with the Patriots.




46 comments
Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Getting Cimini replaced is analagous to getting Stephen A. Smith to no longer be the beat writer for the Miami Heat...........or is it the Cleveland Cavaliers?

marcus81
marcus81

deep and talented at TE? are we talking about the Jets still? we have warm bodies to put out on the field, if Amaro isn't ready to contribute bring back Winslow if he's clean, Jets TE's don't scare anybody.

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

a negative Rich Cimini article.... hmmm there's something I've never seen before.

Monty
Monty

When learning something new you should look lost. You should look lost and make plenty of mistakes if you aren't doing so then you aren't trying hard enough.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Like Bassett said TE's have an overwhelming adjustment period. I read an article that stated Ebron was having similar problems with the Lions. We need to be patient with players if we want them to come to fruition.

bklyndude
bklyndude

Rookie TE's often take a year to develop and Jace Amaro didn't have everything together during his first mini-camp......................thank you ESPN New York for that fine reporting.  

Can't wait for the next riveting report updating the fans on how bad things are in Jets world.

Simon Gribben
Simon Gribben

Cimini is on vacation.  All this recent stuff was written long ago to fill "the emptiness" while he's away.  Recycled BS.  Until the bullets are real there is no honest way to measure anything. 

joemustgo
joemustgo

Cimini often looks lost at Jets camp as well.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

He should be fine if he can learn to catch and block by the start of the season.  He was dropping balls left and right in mini-camp.  And from what we've all seen, he is physically unable to block.  Another wasted draft pick, not in my opinion, but in fact.

Joe Willie
Joe Willie

I was interested till I seen the name Rich Cimini

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

This is just the d-bag Cimini building a anti-Jets narrative either for or at the behest of the ESPN higher-ups about a player the Jets and their fan base are excited about. And how typical it is. 


Why TJB continues to reference this a-hole as a reliable Jets source - at least w/o a counter/pro Jets POV of some sort to off set his anti-Jets negativity - is beyond me. 

SackDance99
SackDance99

How Amaro looks in camp is much more important.  Geno was similarly lost last year at minicamp, but started camp on fire and quickly became the front-runner.  Amaro will be fine.

juunit
juunit

What a moron. Google Maps is free to use.

harold
harold

Yet Geno said he wasn't making that many mistakes.

Just because your head is swimming doesn't mean you stinking up the joint.  Just not playing as fast and as loose as you would like.  He will certainly improve as camp and the season goes on.

Joey Cimino
Joey Cimino

It's early still. Hopefully he'll start to catch on and be the threat we all hope he's capable of being (especially in the red zone). Let's wait until training camp really gets fired up before we start panicing lol.


Update on the "Replace Rich Cimini Movement": I Called ESPN NY (Phone # is 646-699-6800) this morning. I had to transfer to the Promotions and Finance Department (Extension 4) to speak with a person, who took down my information and the reason for my call. I also sent a letter to the ESPN New York webmaster ( http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/radio/news/story?page=ESPNNYContact ). I'm going to keep up this routine for the next week.


https://www.change.org/petitions/espn-replace-rich-cimini-as-beat-writer-for-the-new-york-jets

Bent
Bent moderator

"Amaro is likely ahead of TE Jeff Cumberland in most pass packages (Cimini, June 17)."


Cimini just doesn't get that receiving more reps at mini-camp doesn't actually mean you're ahead of someone on the depth chart.


As they admitted they did with Landry, when a veteran knows the scheme they often give more reps to the younger guys who really need it.


It's no wonder Amaro was struggling because they were putting a lot on his plate early on.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Monty

Naw, when learning something new and complex, you should just pretend like you know it, then go out there and ignore everything you've been pretending to learn and run the same jailbreak play you've been running in some variety since high school.


Sincerely,

Tim Tebow

a57se
a57se

@Tequila Joe 

Patient and realistic in expectations...I can see it now come January when Amaro has 25 catches and a few drops and missed assignments and the hysterical Jets fans will be calling him a bust.

TurnOnTheJets
TurnOnTheJets

@Brian_Bassett haha I agree with you 100% - Curious to see how RC and others cover Amaro this summer as he is moved all over the place

tsjc68
tsjc68

@juunit

Google Maps is the best.

True that.

Double true.

__fense
__fense

@Marcus Armstrong Minicamp was like a month ago. I don't know why Cimini took this long to write that article.

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

@Bent How dare you use logic and actual facts to confuse the fans rather than report the "story" that you think is more compelling than the truth!


mrblint
mrblint

According to Rex during one of his interviews, amaro had one very lost day, but he was very pleased that he came back strong the next day. I think cimini saw the bad day. He also said he was catching with his body, but I have watched all the film of him on the jets site and he used his hands on every catch...so just consider the source.. He (cimini) has already admitted that he is focused on the QB battle. So we know he will come right out of the gate stirring up controversy. I personally have less curiosity about QB than any position battle on the whole team. Geno and Vick are just not that different in terms of skills to make it compelling.

Experience advantage Vick

Speed adv Vick

Arm adv Vick

Size adv Geno

Durability adv Geno

Long term payback adv Geno

Jayson Love
Jayson Love

@Brian_Bassett @DrewfromJersey @TurnOnTheJets Also Cumberland is not really a pass-catching tight end between the 20s, he was sort of forced into the role last season, but his strength is short yardage and red zone

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se @tsjc68 @Monty

The word around the campfire was that Tim didn't pick up the mental side of quarterbacking quickly.


That he couldn't diagnose what he was doing wrong and figure out his flaws to fix them, and that he wasn't good at film study, that he just freelanced.


Might explain why he so consistently failed to impress in practice at all his professional stops to win a competition (be it open or closed, in camp or during the season.)

Monty
Monty

@a57se @tsjc68 @Monty I think he was just stating how Tim would tell everyone hes ready to be an nfl QB. He would always appear calm and composed, never truly admit any fault. because he would never admit any fault he would never grow and improve. . you need to realize youre making mistakes to grow and get better..The same could be said for Mark Sanchesz...and anyone really ...you have to realize you have a problem before you can fix it :) 


or he was just making a little joke...