Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, articles on Lorenzo Mauldin’s progress as a rookie, if Geno Smith can be saved thanks to Ghan Cailey and an injury update on Chris Owusu. Enjoy!
Is Lorenzo Mauldin Ready to Unseat Calvin Pace as New York Jets’ Starting OLB? by Erik Frenz (Bleacher Report)
"“That’s way too early,” head coach Todd said. “I mean, heck, Calvin’s played it. Calvin knows it inside and out. Calvin’s our starting outside linebacker.” Bowles"
Can ‘Chan Gailey Ball’ save Geno Smith in New York? by Conor Orr (NFL.com)
"“Then, the quarterback has to do his job and get the ball out quick. Then, the quarterback has to put the ball where it’s supposed to be. So, it’s not difficult at all. It’s pretty much — it’s a prototype pro-style offense. It’s not going to be too creative, but at the same time, if everybody does their job, it’s going to be very efficient.”"
Mailbag: Why haven’t the Jets signed Evan Mathis? by Dom Cosentino (NJ.com)
"Mathis can certainly play, but he’s also going to be 34 in November, he’s injury-prone (knee), and he hasn’t played much on the right side in recent years. The Jets would have to structure a deal accordingly, which isn’t always as simple as it seems."
Jets finally have a game in their sights by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"The focus this week will be on positional battles. On offense, the most competitive position is right guard. Incumbent , who got extended work with the starters in the Green & White practice on Saturday night, is the frontrunner. Willie Colon"
Promising Jets WR Chris Owusu dealing with yet another concussion by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"On Saturday night, coach said the fourth-year wide receiver is following the league’s concussion protocol. Owusu was injured late in Friday’s practice and went to the locker room with trainers. He “got dinged up in the head a little bit,” Bowles said. “I know he went out a little woozy.” Todd Bowles"
A ‘Glimpse’ of the Geno-Brandon Chemistry by Randy Lange (New York Post)
"“I think this was a glimpse of it,” Smith after he hooked up with the productive Marshall for 35- and 1-yard touchdown passes in the second half of the practice at MetLife Stadium. “His physical nature in the end zone, it’s kind of hard to guard that guy one-on-one. He can maybe draw some double-teams that can open up some things in the run game for us or even open up some things for other guys. We have to see. We have to keep working. Expectations are definitely high around here.”"
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