With Mark Sanchez no longer around, Stephen Hill has become the unofficial whipping boy among Jets fans. And he’s done little this summer to earn a reprieve.
There’s nothing subtle about how the Jets do business, but the training camp battle for the second starting outside wide receiver spot has for the most part gone unnoticed. That’s what happens when little is done to distinguish oneself.
As the Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week, questions abound related to the specifics of general manager John Idzik’s offseason retooling. For instance, is Eric Decker really a No. 1 receiver? And where did all the corners go?
Rex Ryan’s job could be in jeopardy if the Jets fail to make the playoffs for the fourth straight year. But he doesn’t think that’ll be an issue. Neither do his players.
Jets wide receiver David Nelson said Sunday that despite critics saying stats don’t make Geno Smith look like the franchise quarterback, Smith’s worth ethic has earned him the team’s support.
Rex Ryan won’t take satisfaction if the Jets eliminate the Dolphins. “If you’re not in it, it really doesn’t matter,” Ryan said. “The fact that you’re not in it is painful enough. You’re not going to derive pleasure from knocking someone out.”
Considering how he was treated at times by Jets fans, one would think former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow would hold at least a little resentment toward the franchise. David Nelson says just the opposite is the truth.
“I think the way I played today, I hope it made him proud,” Nelson said after catching two touchdown passes in the Jets’ 24-13 win over the Cleveland Browns. “I hope it brought joy to his life.”
Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes to David Nelson and ran in another score as the New York Jets topped the Cleveland Browns 24-13 on Sunday in their home finale.
Jets receiver David Nelson is taking 15-year-old orphan Davion Only on a tour of Manhattan.
The Jets’ players seem to have just one wish this holiday season: bring head coach Rex Ryan back!
Rex Ryan says the Jets will be “smart” about how many snaps Santonio Holmes plays against the Bills to avoid reinjuring the hamstring.
Jets wide receiver David Nelson is eager to prove the Bills wrong for letting him go.
“We embrace the challenges, this team,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “We truly believe we can beat any team we line up against.”
Nelson acknowledged he’s a physical player. But Jones took it a step further, saying Nelson is a “dirty” player. “For him to call me dirty,” Nelson said Monday, “I think is inaccurate and not true.”