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Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, more articles on Geno Smith, Todd Bowles having to deal with yet another major test so far on his debut year with the Jets and a look at what to expect in tonight’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Enjoy!

Matt Simms: ‘Inappropriate’ to question Geno Smith’s leadership by Mike Rodak (ESPN)

"“What happened is between Geno and IK. And what exactly happened, you know, we’ll never really know. Except for the two gentlemen that were involved. I’m sure both parties right now are both thinking about what actually took place. I think it’s a little surreal for everybody involved around the league, I think they’re a little taken back by it.”"

Todd Bowles has reached first pressure point in his Jets coaching tenure by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"The Jets haven’t played a game yet, but they’re in a vulnerable state. Their quarterback is down for six to 10 weeks — he might never get his job back — and emotions in the locker room are raw. As guard said, “Things like this can become a cancer.” Willie Colon"

Seven Points: Jets-Lions by Randy Lange (

"Fitzpatrick said “there is a lot of disappointment” for Smith, but as for taking the Green & White reins, he replied, “I’m really excited for the challenge.” Fitz is coming off the best regular season of his career with the Texans last year."

Geno’s dumb macho fight bait could mean end of Jets career by Steve Serby

"is now the Jets quarterback, starting with Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Lions, because Geno Smith should have walked away from the kindergarten confrontation that left him with a broken jaw and a broken Jets career. Ryan Fitzpatrick"

Jets’ Geno Smith ‘deserved’ locker room punch from IK Enemkpali: source by Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

"It’s unknown how many people witnessed the altercation between Smith and Enemkpali, which began with a dispute over $600, but it’s clear not everyone subscribes to Bowles’ belief that the punch that broke Smith’s jaw was unwarranted."

3 things to watch for as the Jets move on from Jawmagaddon and face Lions by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)

"This is it. No more talk about Geno Smith, $600, a glass jaw, a sucker punch, whatever. No more and his arrest. This is football. Time to see if the team can put the backpages and the headlines behind them and come together as a unit. Sheldon Richardson"

Next: New York Jets vs Detroit Lions Preview: Preseason Week 1

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