Marty Mornhinweg might be the not-so-secret key to the New York Jets’ success this season. Yep, even more than Geno Smith. Or, Michael Vick. Even Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and the offensive line.
Johnson wouldn’t reveal any specific goals he has set for his team, but insisted this year’s Jets are “absolutely” better than the group that walked off the field after the season finale in 2013.
For the longest time the Jets have been trying to tell anyone who will listen that any talk of an open competition for the starting quarterback position is being conducted by those simply not paying attention.
The presence of Michael Vick doesn’t shake his confidence. Neither does his not-so-solid hold on the New York Jets’ quarterback job. Not even his uncertain status as the future of the franchise.
These days, tight end is an offensive position. So is it any wonder that the Jets’ second-round draft pick, Jace Amaro, is being handed a bushel full of expectations?
Mornhinweg insists during a conference call Tuesday that the Jets signed Vick last month for the “important role” to push Smith, who was rocky in his rookie season, and make him a better quarterback.
The New York Jets have released quarterback Mark Sanchez, as expected. But wait, there’s more!
Jets GM John Idzik needs to make a signing here. He should do it because, quite honestly, Geno Smith is not the answer at quarterback.
The Jets agreed to terms on Wednesday with the former Broncos wide receiver, considered by many the top free agent at his position after two seasons catching passes from Peyton Manning.
The New York Jets have retained several members of coach Rex Ryan’s staff, including offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.
Marty Mornhinweg knows a few things about developing NFL quarterbacks. After all, he’s been around Brett Favre, Jeff Garcia and Michael Vick, to name a few.
In the past week, Geno Smith took an important step. He readjusted his game, at the urging of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and stopped trying to be perfect. He got back to running with the football. He played more freely.
It’s a shame there won’t be more on the line when Eli Manning and the Giants take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers 10 years later.
WFAN’s Mike Francesa lit into Rex Ryan’s struggling team during his opening monologue on Monday, one day after Gang Green was humiliated 23-3 by the average at best Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has struggled mightily lately, having completed 25 passes in his past three games. That’s 25 total — eight against New Orleans, eight at Buffalo and nine against Baltimore.