Connor Rogers continues his look at the New York Jets training camp battles by focusing on the quarterback position
Our series of taking a deeper look at the battles going on at New York Jets training camp continues by focusing on the quarterback spot. Quarterback is certainly a position that never lacks drama with the Jets and this year it seems to be at an all time high. The former 5th overall pick from the 2009 draft Mark Sanchez is competing against this year’s second round pick Geno Smith to be the starter. Meanwhile, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms compete for the 3rd string spot. Both won’t be solved until preseason, but let’s see how things are projected and also how each look after few days of practice. Continue reading “New York Jets Training Camp Battles: Quarterback Edition”
Episode 8 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast, featuring Erik Manassy of Jets Twit and Defensive Lineman Leger Douzable
The Turn On The Jets film room breaks down the tape on New York Jets wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Clyde Gates
Turn On The Jets is back in the film room today to break down the tape on New York Jets wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Clyde Gates. Recently acquired (for the third time since 2009), Edwards has a good chance to walk into major reps because of how thin the team’s depth chart is. Gates was a role player last season who is off to a strong start in training camp, leading to some thinking he can be a major factor in 2013. For this article we went through their 2012 offensive reps, let’s see what we found…
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TJ Rosenthal examining the ramifications of Mark Sanchez potentially starting the season out as the New York Jets backup QB
It may not be the worst thing in the world for Mark Sanchez, if Geno Smith ends up getting the starting job in week one. The Jets coaching staff and fan base already have a short rope waiting for Sanchez anyway. If Smith falters or goes down, Sanchez could re-enter under different circumstances. Needing only to perform in more meat and potatoes second string fashion. If Smith succeeds, the Sanchize, could enjoy a season with no hits to the body, while collecting a healthy paycheck for it. Before going on his way to a similar role even further under the radar…as a backup most likely elsewhere, where even less will be expected of him.
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Cole Patterson on the New York Jets consideration of using a read-option package for Geno Smith
On June 12, 2013 Jets fans accross the globe experienced a sudden bout of simultaneous déjà vu. Rex Ryan, a podium, and a conversation about a special package for an athletic quarterback. Tim Tebow is long gone but has new-kid-on-the-block, Geno Smith, has taken his place as a possible read-option/wildcat quarterback?
Ryan, during a mini camp press conference, was asked by a media member how Smith’s mobility would impact the offense. As a follow up question Ryan was asked wether the Jets would use Smith to run specialized plays as a back up. He began by reassuringly stating that he understood the obvious comparisons to the failed “Tebow Package” of 2012. However, Ryan proceded to cause mass hysteria when he said, “I certainly think that’s a possibility” in regards to a “Smith Package”.
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Mike Donnelly presents the New York Jets Guide To Training Camp – What Fans should be rooting for
With training camp getting started this past weekend, New York Jets fans have been so excited that their thoughts and hopes about the team have been all over the place. Some think that the team is headed toward a top-5 draft choice next year, while others think the team is going to be the surprise story of the NFL and make the playoffs. Some think Rex should be fired, and others think he should get an extension. Some fans are Team Sanchez and others are Team Geno. Well, none of us can be totally sure where this season is headed exactly, but what I can tell you is what you should be rooting for to happen during this training camp (other than no injuries of course). Here is the Jets Fan’s Rooting Guide for Training Camp:
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets early trends in training camp
Connor Rogers on the New York Jets training camp battle at running back
We continue our series on the New York Jets training camp battles, taking a look at the halfback position. After quarterback, the halfback competition seems to pack the most drama and intensity. Between the newcomers, the unproven, and those trying to save their career, this is one competition that will look much different by preseason’s end than it does at the moment. Let’s examine the current candidates –
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The New York Jets first weekend of practice has produced positive buzz from expected…and unexpected sources
The New York Jets wrapped up their first weekend of training camp today with their inaugural padded practice, despite a brief weather delay. Geno Smith received his first opportunity to run with the starters and did not disappoint. Without getting too wrapped up in the day’s “stats,” it is clear Smith’s arm strength and poise is making an impression.
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The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack with thoughts on the New York Jets kicking off training camp in Cortland
The New York Jets have kicked off their training camp in Cortland, New York and the stories are already swarming. Let’s use today’s 12 Pack to sort out what you should really be concerned about and what you need to keep perspective on, since it is only July 26th. Make sure to give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter and most importantly, enjoy your weekend!
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