Josh Baker to Fill a Chris Cooley-like Role

July 28, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) talks with tight end Josh Baker (45) during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

Josh Baker is working hard, as he is learning a new role in the Jets offense. He is learning a spot called the “F” position. No, not F troop, F position.

It’s a hybrid tight end and fullback spot, where he can be used in pass routes, in the backfield, or blocking. Tony Sparano says it’s the hardest position to learn on his offense other than quarterback. Baker had an interesting perspective:

“Jack of all trades,” Baker said, “master of none.”

Baker is quite the versatile player, and this is his most intriguing quality. Here is what coach Sparano had to say:

“He has a unique skill set to me right now,” Sparano said. “Different than a lot of players I’ve coached in the past. He kind of reminds me a little bit — and I don’t like comparing players, probably shouldn’t do it — like a Chris Cooley-type of skill set.”

Coach Ryan made the analogy that he is like a Swiss Army knife. However, that come with a lot of responsibilities. He knows he has to study more, cut down on the mental errors.

It seems like he can be a force if he does that.

Topics: Alan Schechter, Baker Hybrid, Baker Plays F, Chris Cooley, F Position, Jets Training Camp, Josh Baker, NY Jets, Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano

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