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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
CORTLAND -- Michael Vick had long assured Marty Mornhinweg that he was on board with the plan.
While the organization has yet to declare Geno Smith the starting quarterback, Vick made it clear in the offseason that this is Smith's team. That's why the veteran quarterback wasn't fazed -- at least publicly -- by the discrepancy in first-team reps between the signal-callers.
Thursday was...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Michael Vick abruptly ended his group interview Thursday when a reporter asked him about his least favorite topic: the Jets QB "competition."
During the three-and-a-half-minute session, Vick fielded questions about the Jets' defense, the offense's recent struggles in practice and his thoughts on incumbent Geno Smith getting a large majority of the first-team reps. And when a Jets...Read more »
What continues to interest Curtis Martin the most about the Jets heading into this season is the quarterback position.
Martin, a Hall-of-Famer and former Jets running back, said he would’ve preferred a more open competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
Marty Mornhinweg told reporters last week that Smith will get 70 to 75 percent of first-team reps during training camp, however.
“I...Read more »
While Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick expressed anger over the "PlaybookGate" controversy between their two teams last week, Patriots safety Devin McCourty said it gave him a good chuckle.
“I just laughed when I heard about it,” McCourty said Monday at the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic at Oheka Castle in Huntington
At this point, after all the off-field battles between the Jets and Patriots...Read more »
The Jets signed a pair of tryouts on Thursday, kicker Andrew Furney and punter Jacob Schum. They also released undrafted rookie tight end Terrence Miller was released to free up the second roster spot.
Furney spent the past four seasons with the Washington State Cougars and also participated in the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp in May. The 22-year-old’s 60-yard make as a junior is the...Read more »
Granted, it’s early. And, conceivably, every rookie looks good in shorts.
But over the course of the Jets’ three-day mandatory minicamp, Dexter McDougle has garnered exceptionally high praise from his coaches.
“I think he is everything we thought he was going to be,” defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said Thursday. “He is a young, talented kid, he is very serious, he loves...Read more »
There’s a good chance Bill Belichick got his hands on the Jets’ defensive secrets, according to new Browns head coach Mike Pettine.
Pettine, the Jets defensive coordinator from 2009-2012, hinted in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s MMQB that the Patriots head coach likely obtained the Jets’ playbook from Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Pettine said during Wes Welker’s 2012...Read more »
Chris Ivory was forced to make an early exit from practice Wednesday after rolling his ankle, Rex Ryan said.
“It’s not severe or anything, but if you noticed that he never finished today, that was the reason,” the Jets coach said. “We’ll see how it is tomorrow, but we’ll probably hold him out tomorrow as well.”
Ivory isn’t the only Jets running back slowed by injury....Read more »
Last season was a learning experience for both Geno Smith and his quarterbacks coach David Lee.
For the first time in 10 years of NFL coaching, Lee was presented with a “true” rookie starter. And the transition wasn’t always easy -- for both student and teacher.
“It’s hard for all of us, especially his coach,” Lee said with a laugh. “I mean it was a new world every week. It was...Read more »
When Woody Johnson entered the visitors’ locker room at SunLife Stadium back in December, the room erupted when told Rex Ryan would remain the head coach of the Jets for at least one more year.
It was an emotional celebratory ending to a surprising 8-8 finish. But despite all the reverie following their 20-7 win over the Dolphins, the Jets still were a team that had missed out on...Read more »