New York Jets QB Geno Smith In Year 2 – What To Expect

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio predicts New York Jets QB Geno Smith’s second year.

Day two of training camp is in the books and plenty of praise has been heaped on second year QB Geno Smith for his command of the offense and the confidence he’s shown so far. However, confidence doesn’t win you games. If it did, Tim Tebow would still be a starting QB in the NFL. We thought it would be a good time to take a look at how a handful of other QBs have recently done in their second year and then make some projections for Geno SMith..

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New York Jets – Open Quarterback Competition-Gate

Joe Caporoso on the early “quarterback controversy” for the New York Jets

This is “slow” time in the NFL calendar. Despite OTAs, there is really not all that much news pouring out. This leads to the need for story generation. Not surprisingly, the headliner of that story generation around the New York Jets is the quarterback situation. There is nothing new or groundbreaking to report about it. The same quotes are being recycled from early March. Yet, elements of a shut out local media who have been left in the dark on the team’s thinking throughout the entire offseason is knee jerking into writing things like this

The team responsible for the Butt Fumble is in danger of mishandling a potentially volatile situation. It’s probably Smith’s job to lose, but team officials haven’t characterized it that way. They speak in code phrases, saying they expect Vick to “push” Smith and to compete with the second-year player.

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Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)

Mike Donnelly of TOJ grades the New York Jets 2014 lineup compared to last year’s team

Now that the dust has settled after the NFL draft, we have a better idea of what the New York Jets are going to look like when they open up the 2014 season in a few months against the Raiders. General Manager John Idzik faced a ton of criticism during free agency from impatient fans and media types, but it’s clear by now that he has a plan and he’s sticking to it. He’s going to build this team how he sees fit, mainly by building through the draft. 

But just how improved is this year’s team over last year’s 8-8 squad? Well, just as I did a year ago, I’m going to find out by going position by position and comparing last year’s team to what we expect to see come September. And also just like last year, I’m going to use the very scientific and accurate “Tebows” Rating System!  Continue reading “Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)”

New York Jets – Will We See “December” Geno Smith?

Joe Caporoso on if Geno Smith can carry over his play from December of last season for the New York Jets

Many are assuming Mike Vick is going to waltz into the starting quarterback job for the New York Jets. However, if Geno Smith can replicate his play from the final month of the season and grow in the offseason the way he theoretically should, he is the frontrunner to start week 1.

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New York Jets: In Spite of the Quarterback

Dan Marcus on the New York Jets ongoing struggles at the quarterback position

The consensus opinion among New York Jets fans heading into this offseason was the number one priority should be retooling their long-neglected offense by putting legitimate “weapons” around their young quarterback Geno Smith. John Idzik made some strides or something in between baby steps and strides towards that end by bringing in the long and athletic Eric Decker, who may be more well-known for his reality show and wife than his playing ability these days, but that’s a topic for another day.

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New York Jets Playbook – Intermediate Crossing Pattern

Breaking down how the New York Jets hit a big completion against the Carolina Panthers

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets called “New York Jets Playbook.” In this series, we are going to look at a successful play out of the Marty Mornhinweg or Rex Ryan playbook from last season and explain why it worked, in the hope that we will see similar production on similar plays next season. Here are links to previous editions: Bunch Levels. Zone Read.

Today we look at Geno Smith hitting Jeff Cumberland for a 35 yard gain against the Carolina Panthers in week 15.

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New York Jets: The Geno Smith Question

What did we learn from Geno Smith’s rookie season with the New York Jets?

Similar to the 2013 New York Jets, rookie quarterback Geno Smith had a roller coaster season. Rock bottom was hit when a horrid three game mid-season stretch was capped off with a halftime benching for Matt Simms. At the time, this appeared to be a death blow to a rookie campaign that had a good share of encouraging moments in the early portions of the season. However, Smith turned things around over the final four weeks and ended on a high note, making it more than likely he will be under center for the team in week one of the 2014 season.

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New York Jets Playbook – Running the Zone Read

New York Jets Playbook – Where we break down a successful play from last season and explain how it worked. Today: a 39 yard run by Bilal Powell on Zone Read

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets called “New York Jets Playbook.” In this series, we are going to look at a successful play out of the Marty Mornhinweg or Rex Ryan playbook from last season and explain why it worked, in the hope that we will see similar production on similar plays next season.

Today we look at Bilal Powell breaking a 39 yard run against the Cleveland Browns in week 16.

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New York Jets Playbook – Attacking Levels With The Bunch

New York Jets Playbook – Where we break down a successful play from last season and explain how it worked. Today: a 30+ yard completion to Kellen Winslow Jr

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets called “New York Jets Playbook.” In this series, we are going to look at a successful play out of the Marty Mornhinweg or Rex Ryan playbook from last season and explain why it worked, in the hope that we will see similar production on similar plays next season.

Today we look at Geno Smith hitting Kellen Winslow Jr for a 30+ yard gain against the Miami Dolphins in week 17.

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TOJ – Year In Review (New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith)

TOJ’s Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith in TOJ’s Year In Review.

“Well, I want to come in with the right mentality, I want to come in and work and I’m going to make sure I put my best foot forward. I’m going to be dedicated and try and come in and be a leader, try and help my team get better and win games.”- New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith after the Jets drafted him in the second round.

I think it’s safe to say that Geno’s rookie season was filled with highs and lows. I do believe he showed enough in 2013 to warrant being part of the New York Jets QB situation heading into the 2014 season. Let’s do a quick review of Geno’s rookie year, broken into quarters.

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