Coffee with the New York Jets: No day off for Flynn
Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, news on why Matt Flynn doesn’t have a day off today, why Fred Jackson prefers to face Ryan Fitzpatrick on the gridiron and why Antonio Cromartie isn’t concerned one bit about practice. Enjoy!
Jets get a day off, but not newbie quarterback Matt Flynn by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"It won’t be a day of R&R for newly-signed quarterback Matt Flynn, who is taking a crash course in Chan Gailey 101. Flynn is four months behind the other quarterbacks, who started learning Gailey’s playbook in April."
Geno Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick? A no-brainer, according to Bills RB Fred Jackson by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"It’s unusual for an opponent to admit this sort of thing. In this case, he probably wasn’t trying to insult Smith. As Jackson mentioned, he and Fitzpatrick were teammates with the Bills, from 2010 to 2012."
Jets big star will miss second straight preseason game by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"“I’ve seen progress,” coach Todd Bowles said. “He still has some work to do. Initially, a tweak to me means you’re out a day or two and you come back, but obviously it’s been bothering him longer than that. He’s getting the necessary help and he’s getting better.”"
Jets Sign Matt Flynn, Adding Experience to Backups at Quarterback by Zach Schonbrun (New York Times)
"Flynn, 30, remains about a week away from suiting up, Jets Coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday. But the Jets still wanted to bring him in so he could learn the playbook and get acclimated with the team, his sixth since 2012."
Jets CB Antonio Cromartie not concerned he keeps getting beat in practice by Kevin Armstrong (New York Daily News)
"“This is really not even training camp,” Cromartie said. “I don’t know what it is. I’m used to having two-a-days. . . . Two-a-days was fun. It weaned out the guys that was not mentally strong.”"
Todd Bowles talks new Jets QB Matt Flynn by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)
"Last week, the Jets brought Flynn in for a physical but didn’t workout the veteran, now set to enter his eighth year in the NFL. But they ended up signing him to a contract on Tuesday, a deal that likely will keep him in town till at least September when Geno Smith is expected to be back from the jaw surgery he had late last week."
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