Coffee with the New York Jets: Was Jace Amaro cursed?


Grab an iced coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, articles on Jace Amaro‘s unfortunate shoulder injury that will sideline him for the entire upcoming season, a look at how things are going so far for Dexter McDougle and 7 things to look forward to in tomorrow’s game between the Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. Enjoy!

Jace Amaro injury a reminder of Jets’ second-round curse by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Jace Amaro’s unfortunate shoulder injury, which landed him on season-ending injured reserve, got me thinking about the New York Jets’ dark history of second-round picks. This isn’t to suggest that Amaro is ready for the scrap heap — this is only his second season — but you can’t help but notice the 40-year trend."

Jets QBs coach talks Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith — but avoids you-know-what by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"He offered some insights, although he stayed away from anything related to Smith and the locker-room altercation with . He referred those questions to . IK Enemkpali Todd Bowles"

McDougle Makes His Move by Eric Allen (

"“I feel like I’m just understanding the game more,” he told me his week. “I’ve always been pretty strong at the line, getting hands on everything. But I’m doing a better job in-phase, running down the field with receivers and being able to read what they’re going to do coming out of breaks. I’m coming out of my breaks a lot faster.”"

7 Points: Jets-Eagles Wraps Up Preseason by Randy Lange (

"Jets fans may get to renew acquaintances with , but neither he nor Bradford is expected to play. However, , who QB’d with Sanchez on the 2012 Jets, is set to see his former team in tonight’s second half, following Barkley’s start. Coach Chip Kelly said this is “a big week” for Tebow, who’s completed 10 of 19 for 97 yards, no TDs or INTs, and has 10 rushes for 50 yards and a TD this summer. Mark Sanchez Tim Tebow"

John Idzik’s draft debacle finding new ways to debilitate Jets by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"Idzik drafted 12 players, the so-called “Idzik 12,” and it was clear from the start not many of them were very good. A year later, that draft looks even worse. Only seven members of the 12 remain in the organization, and that number most likely will shrink this weekend when the Jets cut the roster down to 53."

Jets Put Jace Amaro on Injured Reserve With Shoulder Injury by Ben Shpigel (New York Times)

"His injury leaves the Jets with two veterans at tight end, and , who is regarded more for his blocking. Bowles declined to say whether the Jets would keep more than two tight ends, but it is likely that they will look for reinforcements after teams make cuts this weekend. Jeff Cumberland Kellen Davis"

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