If Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow don’t get it done in the red zone, the Jets can turn to Greg McElroy. After all, he was the only quarterback to lead the Jets to a touchdown this preseason.
After all, the NFL has many rules and nuances. Some of these officials aren’t exactly used to speaking in front of 75,000 rabid football fans, never mind a national television audience.
It’s not like coach Tom Coughlin’s job got much easier, but he likely got a bit more clarity about a few of his positions in Wednesday’s preseason finale.
A civilized person might hide the names to protect the innocent. But, hey, we’re not about that here. Not at all. You put yourself out there, you take the heat. So here’s the heat.
Marcus Thomas, Dwayne Hendricks and Markus Kuhn will be given a good chance to show where or if they belong on the depth chart on Wednesday night.
Yeah, we know the Jets still haven’t found the end zone. Then there’s the other elephant in the room. It has been shrouded in secrecy for months, a topic too taboo for any players to discuss at length – or in some cases, at all.
Defensive end Quinton Coples has enjoyed rave reviews from Rex Ryan since the NFL draft. But after Sunday night’s preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers, Coples found himself in the Jets coach’s doghouse.
Josh Brown hinted as much to his Twitter followers on Monday. “Best of luck to the 2012 Jets… Thanks for one of the most memorable camps in 10 yrs,” he tweeted. “GREAT GROUP OF GUYS!!”
It was Umenyiora’s right knee, according to the New York Post. That could be a cause of concern, considering he had arthroscopic surgery on the same troublesome knee last August.
Three preseason games. Seven field goals. No touchdowns. Jets fans haven’t seen much to be excited about so far — particularly from the offense.
NFL fans know the football anthem “I’ve Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” But the more appropriate title for a song leading into Sunday night’s Jets-Panthers game would be: “I’ve Been Waiting All Preseason for a Jets Touchdown.”
Still searching for the end zone, the Jets might have their top wide receiver back on Sunday.
“I think more than anything you would want people to say, ‘There’s someone that helps the team win football games,'” Tebow told Boomer & Carton.
As the Jets’ general manager, there’s always plenty to think about — especially when the pressure’s on to put together the team that finally returns the franchise to the Super Bowl.
The Jets’ offense is struggling mightily, and a lot of the blame is being dumped on Wayne Hunter’s massive shoulders. The starting right tackle knows he needs to get better — and fast.