Lunch with the New York Jets: Trevor Reilly fighting for spot


Enjoy your lunch today with some fine reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on what LaDainian Tomlinson thinks about Geno Smith, why Todd Bowles called the Jets sluggish in practice and a look at why Trevor Reilly continues to fight to secure a spot on the final roster. Enjoy!

LaDainian Tomlinson somewhat skeptical about Geno Smith by Bob Glauber (Newsday)

"“We felt like we had a chance, even with Mark,” Tomlinson said. “We knew that if Mark made a couple of plays and didn’t turn the ball over, that we would have a chance to win every game. And I’m sure these guys [on this year’s team] have to be thinking the same thing: If they can just get Geno not to turn the football over and make a couple of plays every game, they’ll have a good shot.”"

Head coach Todd Bowles gets tough with ‘sluggish’ Jets at training camp by Seth Walder (New York Daily News)

"“You can’t be sluggish. You can’t practice average if you want to be great,” Bowles said afterwards. “You can have very few of those days. Today was the first time. I don’t think it was a big deal, but at the same time they’ve got to understand where they are, and today we didn’t have a good day.”"

Geno Smith’s imperfect 10th practice — first two INTs of training camp by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"This was by far Smith’s worst day in an otherwise solid camp. Unofficially, he completed 15 of 26 passes, with two sacks — both in a two-minute drill. On a positive note, he ended practice by throwing three short touchdowns to in a red zone period. It’s worth noting that Marshall beat Revis for two of the scores. Brandon Marshall"

Shaq Evans, Quincy Enunwa battling for spots at wide receiver by Erik Bacharach (Newsday)

"“They’re always trying to make you better,” Enunwa said. “The competition is the most exciting part, the biggest driving force for me. I go out there and I just try to be like them . . . or beat them.”"

Trevor Reilly’s Motoring for a Roster Spot by Randy Lange (

"“Here’s the deal,” Reilly told me after Monday’s practice. “As an edge player, you can make a lot of plays on the back side. If you want to be a great one, ability has a lot to do with it, obviously. But in my opinion, if you want to stick, you’ve got to be the guy that’s willing to do the dirty stuff, take on the blocks, try to run things down on the back side. So that’s the attitude I take. “The greatest of all time was LT, probably,” he added. “He had the ability and the motor. I don’t think I have that kind of ability, but I can choose to have that kind of motor.”"

Jets TE doesn’t care you think he’s the worst in the NFL by Tim Bontemps

"Cumberland is entering his third season as the Jets’ starting tight end — despite the fact Pro Football Focus ranked him dead last among the 67 tight ends who played at least 25 percent of their team’s snaps last season."

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