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.
We have to understand that there’s still a long six weeks to go in this season. So I implore you–let’s wait until it all plays out before we make any more definitive judgments.
Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.
Geno Smith is not a game manager, and the Jets have to fight every impulse they might have to make him one. They’re simply not good enough to rely on the run and defense alone.