Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

News and Notes from the Jets 6/12 OTA Workout


With the final open workout of OTAs in the books, seemed like time to look back at practice, and see what types of vibes we may or may not haven been able to. As usual, this is based on the Twitter entries from reporters in attendance:

  • Geno Smith with the “one’s”.  The Jets are nowhere near a decision at the quarterback position, so this is not a surprise at all.  Sanchez and Geno going back and forth from the one’s and the two’s will be par for the course until a decision is made.
  • Joe McKnight  working, but not full speed.  Good to see Joe out there on the field, but it can feel like a tease if he can’t go full speed.  Cromartie is there to help with kick returns, as well as eventually Mike Goodson, so the depth is there.  It’s just disappointing from a fan’s perspective, as Joe is a fan favorite.
  • Drops all over the offensive side.  This is not such a dynamic WR corp that they can afford to drop a lot of passes.  That is what they did today, and coach Ryan was not thrilled about it.  Stephen Hill had more than his fair share, and needs to cut it out so he make the next step in this league.
  • Experience wins over strength, sometimes.  On-lookers mentioned a pancake block put on Sheldon Richardson by none other than Vlad Ducasse.  Maybe he can do something right.

There you have it, news and notes from practice.

Stay tuned, tomorrow morning, Mike Nash will be here after attending the OTA session, to share some personal observations.

 

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i’m sure the pancake was more a product of vlad shocking richardson by being in position to block him rather than his strength and ability. if mark knows what’s good for himself geno will be invited to jets west. lack of an invite could seriously affect the attendance as well as his standing with his teammates. if the receivers are gonna be hurt and drop passes when they do get on the field it will be a long, long season.

    • Paul Newbold

      Seriously Jet West? Sanchez doesn’t know the name of his receivers to send invites! Just a joke.

      • matr dontelli iii

        good point, paul. i actually laughed out loud when i saw that. he’ll have to give out blank invitations. something tells me he has no problem remembering geno’s name. :-)

    • TheJetPress

      he better he invited to jets west

      • matr dontelli iii

        ok, i just read it better. he said they’ll talk about it when it’s time. ‘everybody’s always been invited.’ that sounds better than what i interpreted from the first quote

        • TheJetPress

          exactly….I am sure unless he has already been benched, JETS West will be on and all will be in attendance.

  • Paul Newbold

    Fan favorite he may be, but the numbers game just make him a casualty. I like Mcknight, but its no secret he is not a Rex Ryan favorite. The number of carries he’s gotten from scrimmage have been few and far between. I think he could truly flourish in the west coast as a screen receiver. But with the number of rb’s brought in this off season it appears the Jets have other ideas at running back.

    • TheJetPress

      You are probably right Paul. I just think it’s unfortunate.

      • Paul Newbold

        Me too!

  • Korwil

    The drops scare me the most. There is nothing worse for an entire offense than a WR who is wide open that simply drops the ball. They better make Stephen Hill and the Jugs machine best friends because if he could just catch he’d be a reliable #2, but it’s hard to be a good WR when you’re dropping open passes. I still have a vivid memory of the drop against NE last year.. like literally a picture in my head of it falling through his arms ha sorry if I made it hurt again.

    • TheJetPress

      It doesn’t get any worse than those drops. He single handedly kills drives by doing it. If they can teach him better, he has the chance to be a legit threat.