Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and get your morning started right with some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on the Jets’ offense still struggling, a new offensive tackle in the mix and how Brandon Marshall plans to take his relationship with Geno Smith towards major success.
Same old story for Jets: Defense shines, offense lags behind by Rich Cimini (ESPN.com)
"I find it interesting that teammates and coaches praise Smith for his “arm talent” and his ability to “spin it,” but you don’t hear much about his intangibles. It’ll be fascinating to see how he adapts to Chan Gailey’s offense when the pads go on."
Jets Sign Tryout Tackle Charles Brown by Randy Lange (NewYorkJets.com)
"Brown was the second-round choice (64th overall) by New Orleans in the 2010 draft. He played 37 games for the Saints from 2010-13 with 22 starts, 14 of them coming in ’13. Last season he signed with the Giants and played two games (no starts)."
Brandon Marshall bonding with Geno Smith, on and off the field by Judy Battista (NFL.com)
"There is renewed optimism — built on the back of what is expected to again be a top defense and improved offensive weapons — that the Jets can be a playoff team again, particularly if Smith’s growth can smooth out the bumps he has experienced in his first two NFL seasons."
The 5 Biggest Issues Facing New York Jets with OTAs Wrapped by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"Smith’s skill set seems to be well-suited for Chan Gailey’s offense—the early criticisms of Smith were centered on his experience as a spread-offense quarterback and that he operated almost exclusively out of the shotgun, but both of those factors will work in his favor with Gailey at the helm."
Todd Bowles letting loaded Jets defense speak for itself by Manish Mehta (NY Daily News)
"“On paper, we have a lot of talent,” Bowles said after the team’s three-day minicamp wrapped up on Thursday. “It remains to be seen (how that translates on the field) when we get to camp. Name-wise and paper-wise, we have a lot of players that can play, but they still got to learn to play together.”"
QB Smith knows much of Jets’ season hinges on his progress by Dennis Waszak Jr. (Associated Press)
"Colon said he “misspoke” with his comments, which included him saying Smith wasn’t ready to become the starter in 2013 when he was forced into the role when was lost for the season. He meant to stick up for Smith, he said, and the two huddled up and discussed the remarks. Mark Sanchez"
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