Coffee with the New York Jets: 5/21/15


Make sure to get extra sugar in your morning coffee today to really get your day going in the right direction, especially with the latest reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition it features articles about the Jets committing to Geno Smith in 2015, some notable no-shows at OTAs and much more as the Jets start the early phases of rebounding for next season.

Another bungled quarterback decision by New York Jets? Yes and no by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"What we didn’t know then — and what we discovered Wednesday — is that the quarterback decision never was a decision. It was a no-brainer. The new regime determined in early March, perhaps earlier, that Smith is The Guy."

Sheldon Richardson joins Mo Wilkerson as no-shows at Jets’ OTAs by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Organized team activities (OTAs) are voluntary, so players can’t get in trouble for skipping. Wilkerson is staying away because he’s seeking a new contract; he’s in Atlanta, working out with a personal trainer. It’s possible Richardson also feels underpaid, coming off two outstanding seasons, but he can’t get a new contract until 2016."

Notes & Quotes: OTAs Day 2 by Eric Allen (

"Geno Smith is the Jets starting quarterback. He will enter training camp No. 1 on the depth chart and the Jets fully expect he will be the Week 1 starter when the Cleveland Browns visit MetLife Stadium. Smith, entering his third season, doesn’t figure to change his approach now after Gailey’s comments."

Coordinators’ Corner, OTA Edition by Randy Lange (

"Kacy Rodgers’ session was about half as long and had a little more subject diversity. Cornerback was a favorite topic of the reporters, with KC the DC fielding questions on ‘ competitiveness, ‘s rehab progress and where he’ll fit into the secondary, and the group’s overall depth, which he said “is tremendous.” Darrelle Revis Dee Milliner"

Geno Smith Named New York Jets’ Starting Quarterback by Tyler Conway (Bleacher Report)

"Gailey said the team informed Fitzpatrick before he arrived in New York that Smith would be the starter. While Gailey is not the Jets’ head coach, it’s fair to assume he speaks with the full blessing of . Todd Bowles"

Sheldon Richardson a no-show at Jets’ voluntary OTAs by Kimberely A. Martin (Newsday)

"“I have no idea [why Richardson isn’t here]. I mean, it is voluntary, so there’s not much you can do,” coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday after Day 2 of OTAs."

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