For a first Cortland practice, Smith certainly performed like a guy intent on retaining his starting job. “I think Geno looked better than I’ve ever seen him,” WR David Nelson raved.
You’ve heard it all before: Rex Ryan is fired up about his Jets. But on Thursday the head coach was really fired up.
As always, the Jets enter a season draped in uncertainty. They have a coach already on the hot seat, a general manager ready to can him, and a young quarterback who’s a few wind-swept throws from being plucked from the lineup.
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?
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
The Jets have much to accomplish this camp. If they get it done, Rex might just have a shot at sticking around.
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.
One week he’s called the worst starting quarterback in the NFL; the next he’s talking Super Bowl. If nothing else, Geno Smith wants everyone to believe he’s got the Jets’ best interests in mind.
It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.
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.
Yeah, Calvin Pryor will fit right in with this bunch. The Jets’ first round pick in last month’s draft served up a couple of priceless quotes on Friday.
“I let it slide,” Vick said. “I let Rex get him. Rex laughed about it and we got a good laugh over it, but seriously, deep down, I really didn’t think it was funny.”
Though he wouldn’t say it, Michael Vick must see the bigger picture: the Jets have four quarterbacks, but they still won’t have legitimate starter when the Raiders walk into MetLife on Sept. 7.