Coffee with the New York Jets: Mangold still the best


Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, why Geno Smith ranked last among all quarterbacks in an ESPN survey, a look at Ronald Talley and why to this day, Nick Mangold is the best center playing in the NFL today. Enjoy!

ESPN survey: Jets’ signal caller Geno Smith ranks last among QBs by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Frankly, I’m not sure if Smith is 32nd or 28th or 26th; does it really matter? The point is, he’s in the lower tier, and that has to change if the Jets hope to accomplish anything in 2015. One of the anonymous quotes in Sando’s story is particularly insightful. One of the unnamed coaches blames some of Smith’s struggles on the offensive system (see: Marty Mornhinweg), saying it was far too complicated for Smith."

Jets WR preview: Will Brandon Marshall be hero or villain? by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Quite frankly, Marshall is one of the keys to the entire season. If healthy and in the right frame of mind, he will be the Jets’ first legitimate No. 1 receiver since , circa 2010. Marshall reeled off seven straight 1,000-yard seasons before injuries slowed him down in 2014, resulting in his worst numbers since his rookie year in ’06. The Jets, who gave up a fifth-round pick for Marshall, expect him to be highly motivated. Santonio Holmes"

Low-Key Ronald Talley Jumps into DL Fray by Randy Lange (

"There are a few possible reasons for his following. He hails from a tough section of Detroit and was a defensive star at Renaissance High. The city has always been a football hotbed, not just for long-suffering Lions fans but on the college and high school levels as well, and it seems to be a town that especially likes to keep tabs on its favorite sons. Maybe a big-city following was in play here."

One Jets certainty: Nick Mangold is the NFL’s best center by Brian Costello

"Plenty of things have changed around the Jets since 2006, but Mangold is a constant. The guy continues to be the best center in football and the heartbeat of the Jets offense. He has now mentored two young quarterbacks – and Geno Smith – and helped them through their struggles. Mark Sanchez"

New York Jets: Grading the Strength of Every Position Unit Before Camps Begin by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)

"With big additions at wide receiver, cornerback and on the defensive line, the Jets have the feel of a much better team this year than last year. Their starting lineup is much more stable than it was just 12 months ago."

Pain Rankings: No. 2, the New York Jets by Dan Hanzus (

"Seasons come and seasons go. As do players, coaches, owners, stadiums and Fireman Ed. Everything changes. Everything, except the . For the past 45 years, they’ve remained the one New York team you can trust above all others to break your heart. (That’s a pretty big achievement in a market that also houses the Mets and Knicks.) Jets"

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