Twitter roundup for preseason Week 1

By Todd Gerstenhaber
Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Charone Peake (17) catches a touchdown pass as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray (35) defends during the second half of the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Charone Peake (17) catches a touchdown pass as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray (35) defends during the second half of the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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When it comes to the New York Jets and their social media presence, Twitter once again proves fans are happy football is back even if it’s just preseason.

August has begun, and while this month represents summer winding down, another favorite season in America is just beginning: football season. Most fans have been waiting nearly eight months to see their favorite team in pads playing another team. Fans and members of the media both enjoy voicing their opinions, especially on the popular social media network Twitter. Here are some highlights from the land of #JetsTwitter from the first week of live play.

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Time for your friendly reminder that the #Jets lost 23-3 to the Lions in their preseason opener last year

— Joe Caporoso (@TurnOnTheJets) August 12, 2016

This tweet is especially important to make note of, as it is the annual reminder for fans to not put too much stock into their team’s performance in games that mean nothing. The 2008 Lions went 4-0 in the preseason and 0-16 in the games that counted. The 2007 Patriots beat the Giants in the preseason and later lost their chance at an undefeated season at the hands of those same Giants. So, to all Jets fans: don’t jump the gun.

Enunwa gonna make some noise this yr #Jets

— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 12, 2016

Former Jet Damien Woody made his opinion known of wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who came on strong toward the end of last season. The third year man snagged two passes for 69 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Todd Bowles went as far to compare Enunwa to Chicago Bulls great Dennis Rodman, who played a key role as a jack-of-all-trades during their great run in the 90s. Needless to say, a lot of eyes will be on Enunwa throughout the season.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I saw so many fans in my mentions convincing themselves Geno was the answer. Where'd you guys go?

— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) August 12, 2016

The Jets seem to have no doubts about who their starting quarterback is going to be, and that isn’t Geno Smith. However, to throw him by the wayside would not be smart either. Fans should not be booing the quarterback for a few preseason mishaps. All three quarterbacks on the Jets who saw action had decent performances, and the remaining preseason games should give the team a better picture of each of their values.

Geno Smith to Charone Peake – 17 yards. Peake with a pretty toe-tap. #Jets

— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 12, 2016

One of the highlight plays of the game was Charone Peake’s touchdown catch, featuring a slick toe-tap.

Peake, a 7th round pick out of Clemson, is someone who has the potential to be a pleasant surprise and could really make some noise. Having him perform would add tremendous value to an already deep Jets’ receiving corp.

Romar Morris 20 yard screen for Jets. Unbelievably fast in open space. #UNC pic.twitter.com/a4pW1uM80N

— Taylor Vippolis (@tvippolis) August 12, 2016

Romar Morris came out of the University of North Carolina with a low of amount of experience and a high amount of speed. He is someone who has a real shot to make the team as a special teams burner or a gadget-type running back.

Jalin Marshall outdoes Jeremy Ross' 51-yd 1st-qtr KO return w/ an 80-yd return in last minute of 1st half, electrifying MetLife crowd.

— Randy Lange (@rlangejets) August 12, 2016

Speaking of speed, the Jets seem to have that department covered.

It wouldn’t hurt them to keep a bunch of players with speed and have them platooned as return men. This could give the Jets a leg up in a department they haven’t had success in a very long time.

'Tez down there again on special teams. He has the makeup physically and emotionally to be an excellent teams player this year.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 12, 2016

Rontez Miles is another guy who could provide a lot of value in the special teams department. Considering how putrid the Jets were on special teams last season, they need some leaders in that department. Miles is a guy who really could become a face of the special teams unit. It could very well determine the Jets’ fate this season in the grand scheme of things.

Both Geno Smith & Bryce Petty #NYJets looked good. Smith big time throw on back shldr TD pass. Petty showed accuracy & poise @nflnetwork

— Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly) August 12, 2016

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Experienced NFL executive Charley Casserly seems to have hope for the Jets’ quarterback situation. There could potentially be a competition for the No. 2 position, but bringing four quarterbacks into the season isn’t out of the question either. Tune in next week for more updates from #JetsTwitter and all the top reactions from Jets Nation!

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