New York Jets: Brandon Marshall talks about miscues
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets has been exactly what the team needed to jolt their offense into new heights. Acquired this off-season, Marshall finally brings a true offensive threat to the Jets’ offense that should provide consistent results once the regular season arrives. Even though Marshall had to quickly adjust from Geno Smith to Ryan Fitzpatrick, he should be able to continue keeping those chains moving and putting the Jets back into being a contender again.
Of course the transition from Smith to Fitzpatrick will have its fair shares of miscues and timing issues. The Media Relations Department of the Jets sent us here at The Jet Press his direct thoughts on the subject and much more about the overall chemistry he has developed so far with Fitzpatrick. Enjoy!
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On how he would describe the chemistry between him and Ryan Fitzpatrick…
I think that we started slow. A lot of penalties. Can’t do that. But I really enjoyed watching the way we finished. (We) got a chance to get in the end zone. The twos came in and did a better job. As far as (Fitzpatrick) throwing to the wide receivers, I definitely think that it was a great start for us, but we definitely left a lot of meat on the bones.
On when miscues and drops become an issue…
For me, every time we drop a ball or have a miscue, it’s an issue. I just try to be mindful that it’s preseason and you just put your head down and keep working. To answer your question, when it’s Week 10 and we’re having those issues, then it’s a problem. Right now, you want to have those problems so you can correct them, so they don’t come up during the season in Week Five or Week Six. We’re not going to be perfect. We know that, we understand it, but those are learning lessons. We have a bunch of smart guys on the offensive side that will be able to learn from (this) and get better. Some people aren’t capable of getting better, but I think we are.
Aug 21, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) throws the football to a fan after his two point conversion catch during the first half of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
On whether the offense depends on Marshall and Fitzpatrick’s chemistry…
I think we have a lot of talent. I just think that I create different matchups for different schemes and this was a good one for us because it was one high and there was press and I’m pretty physical at the point. All of our guys are more than capable. The offense starts with Chris Ivory, that’s what it starts with. Chris Ivory and the hogs up front. Sorry, (D’Brickashaw Ferguson) and the rest of those guys think that they’re sexy (joking). They might not like me calling them hogs. It starts with those guys, the offensive line and Chris Ivory and our running backs. They open it up for us.
On how he likes running four and five wide receiver sets…
My whole career I’ve played in pro sets. West Coast offense with (Mike) Shanahan, we split it out a little bit with some three-receiver packages. I’ve really never played in four or five wides for an extended time in my career.
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