Jets release details of first depth chart

The Jets will release their first depth chart of the summer on Monday, but already posted some quick details on the team’s website (Lange, August 4).

  • Geno Smith is listed as the No. 1 QB, with Michael Vick at the No. 2.
  • Running backs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are all listed as first-teamers.
  • Stephen Hill is the second wide receiver, with Greg Salas third and Saalim Hakim, Quincy Enunwa and Michael Campbell among “other.”
  • Jalen Saunders is the only rookie listed among first-team players.

For the full depth chart >> Click here…

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

A couple of interesting things I noted were as follows:

The depth chart lists Marcus Zusevics as ahead of Brent Qvale and Tim Fugger ahead of AJ Edds. However, based off recent practices and the green/white scrimmage, that no longer appears to be the case, so this might already be a few days out of date. I also note that Patrick Ford is listed as the third string left tackle, whereas he’s actually been playing at guard at least for the last few days.

I wouldn’t read too much into Calvin Pryor not being listed as a starter. It is normal for the team to demote anyone who has been unavailable. Bilal Powell was listed as a starter ahead of Chris Ivory for the same reason last year, for example. The fact Geno Smith is listed as a starter is more notable because last year, they refused to commit to a starter, listing Geno Smith/Mark Sanchez as the number one.

Being a third-stringer doesn’t necessarily rule out your chances of winning a starting role. Austin Howard was listed behind Wayne Hunter and Dennis Landolt on the first depth chart of 2012, but ended up starting every game.




326 comments
harold
harold

Why does the media continue to operate under the premise of if you tell a lie long enough it becomes true.

Decker was the 3rd or 4th option in Denver

Decker and Thomas had almost the exact same number of targets.

So I guiess Thomas was also only the 3rd or 4th option.

This is just misleading reporting to fit a false narrative and needs to be challenged by everyone in the media and every fan reading this trash.

a57se
a57se

Shame but it looks like David Wilsons' career may be in jeopardy...the Giants are shutting him down because of his neck injury.

a57se
a57se

I am actually feeling excited about Thursday Night...weird since it is just a meaningless pre-season game!

a57se
a57se

@harold 

How many other teams bid on Decker's services?

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@tsjc68

Actually, as previously mentioned; Francesa suggested the Jets can use that "relief" system with Geno and Vick. He cited the Redskins having used it successfully as well as a few other teams.  I remember it not working with Staubach and Morton.  

tsjc68
tsjc68

NOT IF I CLAIM HIM FIRST!!!!!!


Sincerely,

The Hoodie

tsjc68
tsjc68

Hey Rob: Make sure  they give you access to the facility.  When I went there, they changed the codes and stuff, I couldn't get in.


Sincerely,

Aaron Hernandez

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@a57se 

There are no meaningless games.  I don't care if we keep starters in through 2OT.  Do whatever it takes to win these games, establish a winning mentality, and keep on pushing through the season.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@a57se I know I'm in the extreme minority but I love preseason football!

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se

Yeah, me too.  I just picked up a couple of tickets on StubHub for Thursday night.  Chance to see these guys up close and in game conditions.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent

They're forming a superperson, like Ambrose and Byong-sun.

Bent
Bent moderator

Smells fishy given that the website has the exact same format as it did when Geno Smith/Mark Sanchez was listed as the starter.

harold
harold

@a57se

You would need to ask his agent.

I would assume their were several that showed real interest.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @harold 


Thomas 138

Decker 135

Welker 109


And of course Welker wasn't even there in 2012.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Nah, there are three, so they have to meld together like in Asimov's The Gods Themselves.

Bent
Bent moderator

Decker was basically 1a in the regular season but he did drop down to 3rd or 4th in the postseason.

a57se
a57se

@Bent 

Then Julian Thomas with his 89 targets...

Seems like Peyton spread the ball around to me!

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Disgruntled Jets Fan

Heh.


I need someone to photoshop Ivory and Powell's heads onto CJ2K's body (and photoshop the legs on there too so that there's six legs all churning together).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Tequila Joe @tsjc68 @Bent

It's from Kicking and Screaming, a mildly funny Will Ferrell movie about youth soccer.


If you like Ferrell, I'd recommend it.  If not, stay far away.

a57se
a57se

@Bent 

I think Peyton threw to the open man and didn't put numbers on them...

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Tequila Joe In 1992 they went 5-0 behind Browning Nagle and then won one fewer game than that in the regular season.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent Yep and if he's the best we have at getting separation then Decker will be the open man more often than anyone else next season.  The challenge will be for Geno to recognize that and get him the ball.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@tsjc68 @BDarc23 @Lloyd Jay Reife

I have spent exactly zero minutes looking for him on whatever television cable station he now resides.  

He was easier to listen to when Chris Russo provided some levity to their show.

harold
harold

@Bent

But do not stare him down as he has done a couple times since camp started.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @bklyndude @tsjc68

Well it's impossible to listen to Mike Francessa without somebody else on the broadcast.  It's hard to listen to Chris Russo without somebody else on his broadcast.  

They were better together than solo and they were getting tiresome together.