Coffee with the New York Jets: Geno Smith impressing


Grab an iced coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, news on Geno Smith impressing many so far during training camp, the confidence Antonio Cromartie has in the Jets’ defense and some takeaways from team practices so far. Enjoy!

Nice start for Jets QB Geno Smith, but it’s too early for testimonials by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Smith’s teammates are saying nice things about him, and with good reason. He’s having a good camp — only one turnover in five practices — but it’s important to keep everything in perspective."

Antonio Cromartie highly confident in Jets’ defense by Kieran Darcy (ESPN)

"Cromartie played for the Jets from 2010 to 2013 under former coach Rex Ryan, and made the Pro Bowl twice during that stretch. But he sounds excited to play in Bowles’ system in his second stint in New York."

First Takeaway/Giveaway of Summer in 7 Quotes by Randy Lange (

"Actually, there have been some interceptions in 7-on-7’s and a ground-game fumble, but in team drills the Jets’ first offense with Geno Smith at the controls had been remarkably stingy the first five practice days of training camp — until DT popped the ball loose from Smith’s grasp on a scramble during the two-minute period late in today’s practice and pounced on it. Leger Douzable"

4 Practice Takeaways by Eric Allen (

"“Leonard is going to be a dominant force in this league,” Davis told me. “He’s been pretty good thus far. He’s doing what the coaches have asked him to do. He’s very physical coming off the ball. A lot of times, you can just see him dominate the man right in front of him.  There’s always a learning curve for a rookie.”"

How Dee Milliner has made a believer out of Antonio Cromartie by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"Milliner hasn’t had much choice but to give maximum effort, because it was clear from soon after coach and general manager Mike Maccagnan took over last winter the new regime didn’t think much of him. Todd Bowles"

Geno Smith surprises with newfound maturity in third season with Jets by Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

"The past two years have changed Smith. He wants to do right by the paying customers and give them what they’ve wanted since the guy in the fur coat owned the city so long ago, but this is a cut-throat business. One errant pass can morph cheers to boos."

5 Jets players who stood out in Day 5 of training camp by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)

"Geno Smith struggled on Tuesday but put in a very solid effort. He got the ball out of his hands quickly and in the right spot. He’s mostly accurate and reads the defense well. Ryan Fitzpatrick"

Darrelle Revis Is Ready for What’s Next by Greg Bishop (Sports Illustrated)

"“He’s a very smart player,” Bowles said. “And he’s at the stage of his career where he doesn’t have to be physical all the time. He can be smart as well. Not too many corners are smart players. They’re more instinctive. Revis can do it all.”"

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