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BOOOOOOOO!!!!! The New York Jets have their first home pre-season game tonight and Mark Sanchez will be starting at quarterback. BOOOOO!!!!!!! Of course Jets fans will enthusiastically boo their starting quarterback before he even takes a snap. Let’s crack open the 12 Pack and get into our Jets/Jags preview
1. The battle at wide receiver for roster spots and playing time is becoming more intriguing by the day. Stephen Hill and Clyde Gates have put together stronger than expected camps and are locks to make the roster with Jeremy Kerley. The three of them have predominantly been working with the first offense. Santonio Holmes will claim another roster spot, even if he doesn’t end up playing until week 6 or 7. After those four, figure there are two spots remaining. It’d be shocking at this point if UDFA Ryan Spadola didn’t make the roster. The youngster has played well enough to receive occasional work with the starters and is also making an impression on special teams, an absolute must for a 4th or 5th receiver. Ben Obomanu led all Jets receivers in catches and yards last week and is also noted for his special teams ability. Where does this leave Braylon Edwards? The veteran needs to make a few impact plays in the next couple of weeks to prove his worth on offense, especially since he doesn’t play special teams. Zach Rogers is also in the mix because of his ability as a returner and long term potential on offense.
2. I don’t expect Geno Smith to suit up tonight. However, if he does it sounds like he won’t be entering the game until the third quarter. The rookie needs to still play with confidence and push the ball down the field more aggressively than he did last week. He has nothing to hang his head about at this point and should receive an extended look with the starters next week if he is fully healthy.
3. Mark Sanchez needs to protect the football, period. He can put a stranglehold on this job by playing like he did against Detroit last week, minus the horrific turnover. I have no idea at this point what to predict or project for this guy. He is still too erratic. I do think he could do some good things in Marty Morhinweg’s offense but he needs to find some degree of consistency.
4. CHRIS IVORY! Finally, we will get to see the Jets prized off-season acquisition at running back. I’d look for him to get 4-6 carries and hopefully bring some pop to a backfield desperately in need of it. Beyond him, don’t expect Bilal Powell to get anywhere near as much work as he did last week. The Jets can’t burn him out in August. There should be a huge helping of Chad Spann, Mossis Madu and Kahlil Bell.
5. Hopefully rookie Guard Brian Winters can suit up tonight. The Jets need him on the field so he can move closer to taking the job from Stephen Peteman, who isn’t suited to be a starter at this point of his career.
6. Let’s see how Jaiquawn Jarrett handles his promotion into the starting line-up. We all love a comeback story but there are still valid concerns about his ability to cover and make wise decisions in the Jets scheme.
7. Demario Davis needs a solid outing. Teams are going to pick on him in the passing game. He has all the natural ability but still doesn’t look comfortable yet. Overall, this is still an inexperienced player who has plenty to prove.
8. Dee Milliner was inconsistent in his debut. Jacksonville doesn’t provide the greatest test at receiver, especially with Cecil Shorts not playing but Milliner needs to wrap up on his tackles in the open field and play the ball aggressively in the air. He is going to be frequently targeted all season.
9. Keep an eye on the variety of positions Sheldon Richardson lines up at tonight…same with Quinton Coples. One day…maybe around week 8 or 9…the NY media will realize Coples isn’t playing a traditional OLB spot in a 3-4.
10. Joe McKnight is going to hang on to a roster spot despite his highly concerning summer until somebody makes an impression at kick returner. Clyde Gates, Mike Edwards and Chad Spann should all get a shot back there tonight.
11. Players who need a bounce-back game – Ricky Sapp, Oday Aboushi, Antonio Allen, Kyle Wilson, Austin Howard (Our commenter Angel’s favorite player).
12. Just dirt the screen pass if it isn’t open, Mark.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Jets announced that Mark Sanchez will be starting under center when the team takes on the Jaguars on Saturday in its second preseason game.
I think Mark Sanchez is just having fun with the fact he knows this is his last year with the Jets, so no need to be mad about the inevitable.
He is going to rock Fu Manchu look, GEM headband and you are going to like it.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez showed some flashes of brilliance mixed in with some poor decision making in a 37-13 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday night.
Watching the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars play football is not something a lot of folks would look forward to. The Jets are better known for the circus surrounding the team off the field, and the Jaguars--well, they are known more for not signing Tim Tebow.
However, Saturday night the two did provide fans with some entertainment.
For the Jaguars...
The Jets announced Thursday that QB Mark Sanchez will start the second preseason game Saturday against the Jaguars.Fantasy Spin:Geno Smith was expected to draw the start after Sanchez started the first preseason game, but the rookie is dealing with an ankle sprain and put on a performance in practice Wednesday that coach Rex Ryan called "brutal." On his first series of...
It wasn't quite "brutal" -- the word Jets coach Rex Ryan used to describe a Geno Smith practice earlier this week -- but Mark Sanchez by no means locked up the starting quarterback job with his performance in New York's 37-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night.
With backups Smith and Greg McElroy both out with injuries, Sanchez, the beleaguered...
The Jets’ quarterback bout will head into round three. Mark Sanchez couldn’t deliver a knockout punch in the team’s second preseason game keeping the door open for Geno Smith to fight again in the third preseason game against the Giants.
Smith’s stock likely improved without taking a snap as he sat on the sideline Saturday night with his injured ankle while Sanchez played...
It comes as somewhat of a surprise, but Mark Sanchez will start with the ones against Jacksonville, playing through the first half of the game. The announcement was made official by the team this afternoon.
Geno Smith, who has been practicing with with an ankle injury he sustained in the Jets' first preseason game, is not even a confirmed player in the match-up. Ryan declined...
Geno Smith is on the verge of losing the Jets’ quarterback competition fair and square no matter how much general manager John Idzik tries to rig it.
Rex Ryan was the loyal company man once again during a 10-minute conference call with reporters Thursday refusing to admit the obvious: Mark Sanchez is closing in on the Week 1 starting job entering the second preseason game against...
Missing on a first round quarterback, especially one drafted by a rookie Head Coach to be “the man” for your franchise going forward, is probably the quickest way to get fired. John Harbaugh and Mike Smith attached their coaching careers to Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan respectively, and have had varying degrees of success with Flacco leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl this past year...
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Mark Sanchez is close to winning the Jets quarterback battle against rookie Geno Smith.
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East Rutherford, NJ - Last preseason the focus was on a sputtering offense that couldn't get the ball into the end zone. The same can't be said this year.A week after Mark Sanchez found Jeff Cumberland all alone for a 26-yard touchdown pass, the two connected once again. This time a 23-yard catch on the opening drive against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Jets went on...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Sanchez might have left the door open a bit for Geno Smith with another up-and-down performance for the New York Jets.
Blaine Gabbert, meanwhile, might have settled the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback competition -- as long as his thumb is OK.
Sanchez led the Jets on five scoring drives through three quarters in a 37-13 victory over the...
After a ‘brutal’ outing, as New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan put it, yesterday by second-round Draft pick Geno Smith, it’s not surprising that the sideline boss chose the safe option and announced Mark Sanchez will get the start for his second straight preseason game. The decision to start Sanchez under center against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday night in the Meadowlands...
A handful of Sunday thoughts on the New York Jets second pre-season game, a 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars
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