Coffee with the New York Jets: 5/19/15
Make sure to get some extra sugar in your coffee today and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. Today features articles on Muhammad Wilkerson, major positional battles heading into OTAs and much more.
W2W4: New York Jets set to begin OTAs without Muhammad Wilkerson by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who skipped the first six weeks of the off-season program, won’t participate in OTAs. He will continue to stay away, working out on his own."
Jets Focus: Positional Battles by Eric Allen (NewYorkJets.com)
"“We give Kerley the edge over rookie second-round pick for now,” Rosenthal said. “The Jets need speed, and figure to use Smith at first as the team’s designated home run hitter. That’s more of a No. 4 receiver job, with Kerley getting more snaps in the slot. Marshall will also move inside plenty.” Devin Smith"
Who Will Win New York Jets’ QB Battle? by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"There are still areas of Smith’s game that need work; his footwork is still problematic, as is the lack of speed with which he goes through his progressions. Fortunately for Smith, new Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has made a career of highlighting the strengths and masking the weaknesses of his quarterbacks."
5 things to watch during Jets’ organized team activities by Darryl Slater (NJ.com)
"This isn’t a sexy topic, but it’s an important one for an offense that hopes to upgrade in 2015 — and for an offensive line that has some question marks. We know , a free agency pickup, will be one of the Jets’ offensive guards. Who will occupy the other spot? James Carpenter"
Why Jets special teams coach Bobby April doesn’t want to use fast rookie Devin Smith on returns by Dom Cosentino (NJ.com)
"April, the Jets’ new special teams coordinator, picked up a lot of philosophies along the way. One of them: Don’t mess around with speedy, unproven rookies as punt or kickoff return men."
Envisioning the Many Looks of the New York Jets’ Defensive Line by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"They will still be a versatile defense that changes their looks from week to week, series to series and sometimes even from play to play to prevent its opponent from getting into rhythm and to give themselves the best chance possible of stopping whatever the offense throws (or runs) at them."
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