New York Jets: Brandon Marshall delivering nicely
When the New York Jets acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall this off season, there was some uncertainty in the air. On one hand the Jets were able to land a top No. 1 receiving option that is an upgrade on their wide receiving corps. On the other hand, Marshall has a history of throwing a fit if things don’t go his way that could divide a locker room. So far though since his arrival in the city that never sleeps, he’s been delivering nicely.
He’s had an incredible relationship so far with quarterback Geno Smith to help build a rhythm between them that should translate to consistent success on the football field. It won’t be easy but Marshall has been putting in a ton of work with Smith and everyone else around him to ensure the Jets have a rebounding season in 2015.
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In their annual Green and White scrimmage game the Jets held this past weekend, Marshall had a solid outing in front of over 10,000 fans in attendance at MetLife Stadium. Here is what Marshall had to say about the game and a few other topics, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:
On the 35 yard touchdown reception…
We call it an outside breaking corner route. Stuck him (Antonio Cromartie) right around 12 and Geno (Smith) just threw a great ball.
On the offense starting slow and improving as practice went on…
That’s the good thing about practice. All we can ask for is to come out each and every day, give our best effort and try to get better. I think we did that today.
On if the chemistry between he and Smith is improving…
I think Geno is doing a great job of developing chemistry with everybody on the offense. We need that. As long as we can get better every single day, I think we’ll have a chance.
On what he and Smith have to get better at…
Jun 9, 2015; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during New York Jets minicamp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
I just have to do a better job of running better routes. It’s the dog days of camp and I have to make sure I’m at the right place for him so I can make it easier on Geno.
On if he feels fresh at this point…
No, not fresh, just feel good though. I mean, it’s camp, I don’t think anyone in the NFL feels great right now, but I’m very, very happy with where I am right now. I just want to get better the next couple days.
On if playing at MetLife Stadium added anything to the feeling of practice…
No, every day is the same for me. I approach games and practice the same way. I love to compete, I’m blessed to be out here and have another opportunity.
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