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While the team believes in the new up-tempo offense, Eli Manning said the players are doing too much thinking on the field and not reacting instinctively.
Geno Smith hasn’t officially been named the Jets’ starting quarterback for Week 1, although we all know it’s his job to lose. Nothing changed on Thursday night.
Geno Smith was solid. Michael Vick showed he was still the fastest guy on the field. Both players led scoring drives. Overall it was a good — but not overwhelming — showing on Thursday night.
Michael Vick led the New York Jets on a touchdown drive, capped by fellow newcomer Chris Johnson’s 1-yard scoring run, in a 13-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Preseason games don’t matter? Don’t tell that to Jets quarterback Geno Smith, because his career may depend on them.
“It was good to get the running game going and get that offensive line firing off,” Manning said after Sunday’s preseason win over Buffalo. “That always helps out the whole offense.”
McIntyre became a free agent last month after he was not tendered an offer by the Jets as a restricted free agent.
The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd’s number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Boston was winless in its first three exhibition games under Stevens, who was hired away from Butler to take over the storied franchise at the age of 36.
Backup running back Andre Brown has broken his left leg for the second straight year, but he’s staying positive. “It’s not that bad of a break,” he said. “It’s just a tiny little crack in there.”
While Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith wait for Rex Ryan and the Jets to select a starter, Simms made a strong case to be No. 3 on Thursday night.
Simms will “play most, if not all, of the game” against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, the New York Post reported.
The team did not announce the nature of the injury, but it is believed to be a hairline fracture.
“Nothing has been determined yet whether Geno will play in this game or not,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday. “Let’s make sure we’re clear on that.”