Coffee with the New York Jets: Unsung hero on defense


Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets from across the web. In this edition, articles on Marcus Gilchrist, a look at how Todd Bowles is leading his first training camp as head coach and a look at whose stock is rising so far this summer. Enjoy!

Marcus Gilchrist, Jets’ unsung addition to secondary by Kieran Darcy (ESPN)

"Gilchrist only has five interceptions in his first four NFL seasons. But he may have more opportunities to make big plays with cornerbacks like Revis and Cromartie on his side."

Peace and harmony rule after one week at Camp Bowles by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"This is hump day, the third straight day of practice in a five-day stretch. This is the point in camp where the monotony starts to set in. It’s a long grind, and they’re still one week away from the first preseason game, next Thursday at the . Detroit Lions"

New York Jets training camp: Todd Bowles leads new-look team by Albert Breer (

"Given the realities of the market they play in, and how they want to bring players along, the new men in charge felt it was in their best interest to be as competitive as possible in Year 1."

New York Jets Training Camp: Week 1 Stock Report by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)

"Perhaps offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s system is the best thing that could have happened to Smith. The third-year quarterback entered the NFL with criticisms that his experience in a spread offense and playing primarily in the shotgun were not beneficial to his pro-readiness."

Notes/Quotes: Deon Simon, Young & Strong by Randy Lange (

"“I thought the offensive line came off the ball some,” head coach said. “I thought defensively, we need some technique work and a couple of people did the wrong assignment so it let the ball go in too easy. Well, first day out, we’ll look at the film and we’ll correct it and move on.” Todd Bowles"

7 Points from Wednesday’s Practice by Jamir Howerton (

"had his most impressive day of camp, shifting gears as the Jets went to live contact for the first time. He exploded through holes in team drills and wasn’t stopped near the end zone. Benefitting from a hole on the right side on the first play, Ivory powered through. But on the offense’s second goal line snap, Ivory patiently waited and then exploded to beat defenders to the pylon. Chris Ivory"

Jets trying to fix one broken part of Rex Ryan’s old defense by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"Turnovers are probably the simplest, yet most telling statistic in football. Usually if you win the turnover battle, you win the game. But can a team do things in training camp and in-season practice to boost those turnover totals or do they just come?"

Bryce Petty laments most ‘frustrating’ part of rookie experience by Steve Serby (New York Post)

"“I think the guys liked it,” he said. “It was crickets at first just to see if I would screw up the lines so they could boo me. But I think they realized the talent came out, and I think that I got a lot of respect.”"

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