Lunch with the New York Jets: Pryor ready to be unleashed
Enjoy your lunch today with some excellent reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, an interesting take on why Calvin Pryor is ready to be unleashed this upcoming season, why Mike Maccagnan loves his coffee and how Willie Colon looks at the competition around him at right guard. Enjoy!
Jets’ OL Brent Qvale adjusts to bright lights, big city and right guard by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"“It was the same thing going to Nebraska,” Qvale said. “Coming from North Dakota, people were like, ‘Why is this guy from North Dakota here?’ All you can do is work hard and execute and give yourself a chance. I guess [offensive line] coach [Steve] Marshall and coach [Chan] Gailey saw some things and said, ‘We’re going to give you a shot.'”"
Keeping an eye on Muhammad Wilkerson as Jets return to work by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"Storylines are starting to develop. Unfortunately for the Jets, one of them is injuries. They’ve already suffered one significant injury: Wide receiver Devin Smith (ribs/lung) will be sidelined at least a month. On Tuesday, the focus shifts to defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring), who walked off the field midway through Sunday’s practice."
Willie Colon sizes up the Jets’ 4-man right guard competition by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"The last time Colon was fighting for a job was in Pittsburgh, where he battled Max Starks for the right tackle spot in 2007. Colon re-signed with the Jets in March, knowing he would have to compete for the starting job."
Position change may be secret to unleashing Jets’ Calvin Pryor by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"“It was more of a mental thing for me,” Pryor said. “Last year I got kind of down on myself during times, but I felt like I picked it up at the end of the season. If I could just take that confidence level I had at the end of the season and just roll it over into this season and just take it up another notch I feel like I will be in good shape.”"
GM Mike Maccagnan runs the Jets on caffeine, and lots of it by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)
"But don’t think that it straight-up black coffee in there, the kind that grizzled veterans of NFL front offices drink and newspaper reporters claim to keep in their mugs. Nope. Maccagnan dips into some of the new trends including flavored coffees."
How Sheldon Richardson Situation Impacts Jets’ Talks with Muhammad Wilkerson by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"Now, though, the Jets just have to be grateful that they have Williams if only because there’s no certainty about Richardson’s long-term future. If the Jets’ 2013 first-round pick and Defensive Rookie of the Year is not in the long-term plans, there will be more than enough room for both Wilkerson and Williams to anchor the ends of the line for years to come."
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