If the defense holds up as well as it did against Tampa Bay, rookie QB Geno Smith might just get a chance to learn while winning, which is far better than learning while losing.
First-round draft pick Dee Milliner will be ready for the Jets’ season opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
My expectations for 2013 couldn’t be any lower. But there’s another way for fans to view this season as it unfolds besides absorbing the pain from each defeat.
The big question for New York heading into training camp was simple. Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith? With the regular season closing in, the Jets are still looking for the answer.
Getting back on the practice field this week has been a major leap forward for the New York Jets’ wide receiver — even if he’s trying not to get anyone’s hopes up.
Now what for the New York Jets? Well, they have less than two weeks to solve their big quarterback question before they face Tampa Bay on Sept. 8 in the regular-season opener.
Sure, the Jets have a handful of new faces. And, yes, there are a couple of injuries to deal with. But none of that is keeping Ryan from issuing a bold prediction: The Jets will rank among the top five defenses in the NFL this season.
The many storylines around the Jets have fallen by the wayside as the quarterback battle has gained steam. But one narrative should not be ignored: Rex Ryan vs. John Idzik.
Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg announced Tuesday that Sanchez would get the nod over Smith because he’s the incumbent, and Mornhinweg added that Sanchez “earned it.”
At 30 years old, Winslow believes he still has plenty of football left in him. That’s why he is setting his sights high for the Jets — despite having played just one regular-season game since 2011.
The former Alabama star did some positional and one-on-one drills Wednesday, but did not participate in 11-on-11 team drills.
At the beginning of camp, we dissected the offense under new coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Now, we take a look at defense and special teams.
Despite missing the first few days of camp and not being able to practice since becoming a member of the Jets, Milliner doesn’t feel he’ll have much catching up to do.
“I hope when he plays, there are those comparisons, and I understand where people are coming from,” Rex Ryan said. “But Darrelle was a special player. Dee Milliner is never going to be Darrelle Revis. He’s going to be Dee Milliner.”
After a short holdout, Dee Milliner can focus on becoming the Jets’ next shutdown cornerback.