Lunch with the New York Jets: Bowles gets standing ovation
Enjoy your lunch today with some great reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, news about a commencement address given by head coach Todd Bowles, a look at the projected depth chart heading into training camp and what to expect out of Ryan Quigley. Enjoy!
Todd Bowles gives commencement address at alma mater, receives standing O by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"Bowles, dressed in a black suit with a burgundy tie, spoke without the benefit of notes. He told the graduates he trashed his original speech because he wanted to “speak to you from the heart, which is the only way I know how.”"
Projecting Jets’ depth chart for start of training camp by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"The New York Jets don’t release an official depth chart until the first preseason game. Sorry, we can’t wait that long."
Ryan Quigley’s Not Resting on ’14 Laurels by Randy Lange (NewYorkJets)
"But one reason for the hard assessment of last season has to do with the nature of punting in the NFL. Quigley’s gross came in a mere 14th overall among the league’s punters a year ago, and while he flirted all season with trying to become our first 40.0 net punter, he was only 13th in the league, with 11 punters checking in with 40-plus nets last year."
Why the Jets aren’t pretending to challenge Nick Folk anymore by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"In recent years, Folk has been one of the most reliable players on the Jets. That’s a compliment for him and also a commentary on the Jets roster. I have resisted putting Folk in the top 25 in previous years, but people have worn me down."
New York Jets Offseason State of the Union by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"The Jets have new faces everywhere, from the defensive backfield to the offensive backfield and everything in between. Things have also changed on the sideline with new coaches and new systems being implemented and in the front office with a new general manager calling the shots."
Making the Leap, No. 19: Jets QB Geno Smith by Gregg Rosenthal (Around The NFL)
"Though he is only 24, it feels like the book has already been written on Smith because of his propensity for big mistakes under pressure. But after being viewed as a punchline for two seasons, Geno is now in a perfect position to develop into a midlevel starter who survives a full 16-game slate."
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