Coffee with the New York Jets: Ridley speaks on Deflategate


Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on Leonard Williams transitioning into the NFL, the latest on Geno Smith‘s performance at minicamp and some comments from ex-Patriot Stevan Ridley on Deflategate.

Jets’ No. 1 pick Leonard Williams no longer big man on campus by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“It’s definitely different,” Williams said. “When I was at USC, I was The Guy in the room. Now I’m starting from the bottom. I’m not used to it, but I’m definitely rolling with it. I know my role.”"

Todd Bowles on Jets QB Geno Smith: ‘It’s been up and down’ by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Smith’s minicamp scorecard: One bad day, two good days. In terms of the depth chart, nothing changes. Smith will go into training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, followed by and rookie Bryce Petty. It’s Smith’s job to lose. Ryan Fitzpatrick"

RB Stevan Ridley on Patriots and Deflategate: ‘They made a mistake’ by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"“They made a mistake,” Ridley said Thursday of the Patriots. “The best thing that can happen is that they deal with that on their own. That has nothing to do with the New York Jets, and this is where I am now.”"

Stevan Ridley on His Rehab and His Faith by Randy Lange (

"“The trainers are out there pushing me, and from the time I got here till now, I can definitely see the improvement,” he told reporters. “But I’ve still got a lot of work to do and I’m just trying to make sure I’m putting myself in position to help this team out when the season rolls around.”"

5 Final Todd Bowles Minicamp Takeaways by Randy Lange (

"Asked if this defense has the most talent of any he’s coached, he replied: “On paper we have a lot of talent. We had a talented group in Dallas when I was the DBs coach. That remains to be seen when we get to camp. Name-wise and paper-wise, we have a lot of players that can play, but they still have to learn to play together.”"

Jets release Sean Hooey. Making room to pursue Evan Mathis? by Dom Cosentino (

"During organized team activities and minicamp, which wrapped up Thursday, the Jets have used , a free-agent acquisition from the Seahawks, as their starting left guard. But they’ve been tinkering heavily at right guard, where there will be no clear-cut favorite heading into training camp. James Carpenter"

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