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Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!
We continue today with underrated Jeremy Kerley (Note, you can track this entire series right here)
Despite the festering sewage hole that was the New York Jets offense in 2012, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley managed to have an impressive season. 56 receptions for 827 yards and 2 touchdowns may not turn heads at first glance but to have those numbers with the worst quarterback situation in the NFL, no supporting wide receivers or tight ends and a mediocre running game? Those numbers speak to how talented Kerley is and how he should never, ever be clumsily clumped together with the Jets wide receiver mess last season. 14.8 yards per catch and four games over 85 yards receiving on the 2012 Jets offense deserves a medal of some type.
We’ve already discussed in-depth how Kerley is more than a slot receiver. People seem to have the perception that the Jets need to start Santonio Holmes at flanker and Stephen Hill at split end because Hill is tall. In this assumption, Hill is a 50-60 snap per game guy and Kerley is relegated to the slot and only plays 20-30 snaps per game. This is insanity. Kerley is a substantially more polished and better all-around receiver than Hill at this moment. You want to see the size of Marty Morhinweg’s two starting receivers in Philadelphia compared to the size of what the two starting receivers on Jets should be this year?
Jeremy Maclin – 6’0, 198 pounds – DeSean Jackson – 5’10, 175 pounds
Santonio Holmes – 5’11, 192 pounds – Jeremy Kerley – 5’9, 188 pounds
There is no hesitation to play two “smaller” receivers together. The best players play. You don’t make Hill a “starter” over Kerley because he is taller. When the season begins, the only Jets wide receivers who merit more than 40 snaps per game are Holmes and Kerley.
Kerley will benefit from Mornhinweg’s offense, which will give him the opportunity to be a factor in the screen game and make plays after the catch. He is also the Jets best option working the seam, since they are so thin at tight end.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY - 1,500 words on the origins of Mark Sanchez’s headband. Manish Mehta managed to sit down an unnamed former teammate of Sanchez who was drafted in the 7th round by the team in 2011. The source insisted “the headband is a bro-move and totally chill.” However, Mehta and Gary Myers plan a follow up examining why the headband speaks to Sanchez’s mental weakness in the pocket and inability to handle the cold weather of North Jersey.
RANDOM JET TO REMEMBER OF THE DAY – CEDRIC HOUSTON! - CED! He was the Shonn Greene before the Shonn Greene, racking up 374 yards on 113 carries in 2006 for a whopping 3.3 yards per carry. He did have 5 touchdowns though.
BEST OF MAXIM
Geno Smith has been a quick study when it comes to learning how to handle the intense media presence that envelopes the New York Jets.
Smith provided a shining example of how not to deal with the media during the week preceding the 2013 NFL draft.
So much so that his mouth and the fingers that typed some ill-advised Tweets may have cost him first-round money.
HE'S NO JOE NAMATH
Incoming rookie quarterback Geno Smith reported that he was "in trouble" with Jets brass for guaranteeing the team would make the playoffs.
This may come as a surprise to many people out there, but there are going to be 51 other players on this team come September that are not named Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez. I know, I know, that seems crazy based on the media coverage of this team, but believe me, it is true. And not only that, but those 51 players are going to have a major impact on the fate of the 2013 Jets. Of course...
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays...
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that Geno Smith is the “preferred candidate” to win the Jets starting quarterback job.
Cimini adds that Smith will need to prove capable of running the team’s offense in order to stave off Mark Sanchez.
It’s no secret that Smith is the preferred option over Sanchez, but Cimini mentions that starting Geno earlier on could allow him...
With David Garrard now out of the New York Jets' quarterback struggle, and that's exactly the appropriate word for their situation, the team's starting quarterback options are essentially down to incumbent Mark Sanchez or rookie Geno Smith. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets may pick their starting quarterback before training camp. Offensive...
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was asked if there’s a chance they might name a starting quarterback before training camp begins.
“Oh, absolutely,” Mornhinweg said, per the New York Daily News, “Sure. Absolutely. That’s all part of the process. Absolutely. Everything we do is important. Our meetings are important… the way we go about our meetings...
New York Jets rookie QB Geno Smith has had, shall we say, some missteps from the time he was waiting in the green room of April's draft to about right now.
But for him, it's time to sit down and talk candidly and intelligently to the media, and show them that he's not what everyone is saying he is - cellphone-obsessed prima donna who thinks he's better than he really...
Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that the New York Jets “really wanted” to sign QB Brian Hoyer once he became available and before he ultimately joined the Browns.
With David Garrard surprising retirement announcement, the Jets had an obvious need at quarterback and still do.
The Browns would ultimately sign Hoyer to a two-year deal that included some guaranteed money...
Veteran safety Dawan Landry will fill the void in the New York Jets' defensive backfield left by his brother, LaRon. But the other starting centerfield job is up for grabs.2012 draft picks Antonio Allen and Josh Bush are sharing reps at safety during offseason activities as defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman and head coach Rex Ryan decide who will set up shop as the starter...
There’s something interesting news coming out of New York in regards to the Jets quarterback position, and it doesn’t bold well for Mark Sanchez.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has confirmed that the Jets could end up naming their starting quarterback before June and definitely before the start of training camp.
Joe Namath isn't necessarily finished with guarantees. The Hall-of-Famer and lone Super Bowl-winning New York Jets quarterback, while being interviewed at a United Way event Tuesday, acutely set up shop in Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's corner."I promise you you'll see a different guy (this year)," Namath said, via the NY Daily News. "I believe you'...
Mark Sanchez has some unlikely detractors around the NFL (see: Steve Smith), but also at least one seemingly unlikely supporter. Plaxico Burress and Mark Sanchez didn’t exactly light it up in their lone season together with the New York Jets, but Plaxico Burress is still a supporter of the Jets quarterback.
Mark Sanchez needs to pull everything together if he is going to save his...
Join Rick Laughland and Daniel Feuerstein as they discuss the latest from New York Jets minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. The NFL's first female scout Connie Carberg will join the podcast team to discuss the Jets' draft, potential quarterback battle and what to expect for the 2013 regular season.
After starting the season with a 48-28 statement win against the Buffalo Bills in 2012, the New York Jets finished the season with a 6-10 record, and the longest running Not Top 10 play in ESPN History. Here is the Jets rookie class to hopefully prevent a rerun season from the most dramatic team in the league.......Or for now anyways, who knows what Rex Ryan will do before the season...