The New York Jets’ safety, the team’s first-round draft pick in May, was being evaluated for a concussion after injuring his head early during special teams drills Saturday.
For the first time in a very long time, the Jets are showing conviction. They are sticking to a plan. They have inserted contingencies in case it goes awry, but their vision at QB is crystal clear.
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.
Rex Ryan says it’s time for the New York Jets to improve as a team as they prepare for the start of training camp practices.
Rex Ryan knows a false start to the season could end his tenure long before Week 17. Mike Tannenbaum and the rest of his yes-men can’t save his skin now.
If last week’s declaration that David Harris is the most underrated player in the NFL is any indication, Rex Ryan will be as bombastic as ever this season — mostly because he’s right.
“I look forward to the old-school aspects of training camp. It’s just us. We’re trudging through the challenging days together and we’re going to come together as a team.”
What would training camp be without Rex Ryan shooting off at the mouth? Love him or hate him, he’s always good for a bold statement every, oh, day or so.
Rex Ryan’s job could be in jeopardy if the Jets fail to make the playoffs for the fourth straight year. But he doesn’t think that’ll be an issue. Neither do his players.
Rex Ryan often gets singled out for what is perceived as an over-the-top cockiness. DeMario Davis simply calls what his coach has confidence — and says it’s something the Jets have to a man.
Rex Ryan is no longer the emasculated head coach of the Jets, neutered by the talk of being fired. The guns are blazing and he’s a little cocky again – though he likely would call it confidence. Either way, his team will need him that way.
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.
Rex Ryan expects the Jets to do something special this season. And he says his nemesis in New England — Patriots coach Bill Belichick — should be thinking along those lines, too.