It’s been roughly a month since the last time we have heard from the Jets’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Today, on a conference call for season ticket holders, we heard from him again. Here are the highlights:
Marty Mornhinweg reiterated the same thing he said on April 29th about the quarterbacks. Here is what he said regarding the situation and it summarizes everything extremely well:
“There is competition,” Mornhinweg said, via NJ.com. “Now, it may not quite be like the competition we had last year where everything was 50-50. We’re trying to continue the progression with Geno, and then have Mike ready to go. It’s just that simple, and Mike knows the exact expectations and roles that he has, and Geno knows the exact expectations.” NFL.com “Marty Mornhinweg: Jets’ QB race isn’t quite ’50-50′” 5/29/14 by Mike Coppinger
Here is what he said April 29th:
“We’re going to structure it in a certain way,” Mornhinweg said, via Brian Costello of theNew York Post. “One thing I want to make sure of is nothing impedes the young quarterback’s progression. I’m talking about Geno. He progressed beautifully, . . . I’m talking the last quarter of the season.”
“We’ve got a plan,” Mornhinweg said. “Geno is in the middle of a progression. He’s a fine, young quarterback. You know I think highly about him. We brought Michael Vick in for a purpose. He’s going to compete, he’s going to push, he’s going to make Geno the very best. If he’s called upon to play and when he’s called upon to play, I expect Mike Vick to play at a real high level.” ProFootballTalk.com “Marty Mornhinweg: Geno Smith opens as starter” 4/29/14 by Darin Gantt.
So as you can see Mornhinweg has been consistent in his characterization of the competition and both participants know their roles and responsibilities and that is all that matters, not what the media thinks.
Mornhinweg also spoke about Willie Colon‘s knee procedure and he characterized it as “nothing serious” and that he should “definitely” be back before training camp. That’s certainly good news as Colon is already rehabbing his torn bicep and needs all the reps he can get in training camp so he can get in sync with new right tackle Breno Giacomini. Oday Aboushi was praised with Mornhinweg saying that he’s done “outstanding” inside. This transition was already in motion before Colon’s knee tweak according to the offensive coordinator. William Campbell was also praised but it was noted that he is coming off a minor procedure with his arm and should be back soon. Overall, on the offensive line, Mornhinweg said: