Originally posted on One Jet At A Time  |  Last updated 7/31/13

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Here are some of the major highlights of today's Rex Ryan press conference: On if he will use Antwan Barnes in the same role as Aaron Maybin last year… No, he is a completely different guy. I think he can be more involved in some of our base stuff as well. But Antwan’s a guy certainly that brings some pass rush ability to us. On media report that Geno Smith’s conditioning was poor… No. I guess it sounds like if we’re training for the Olympics or something he’s going to run the marathon, we might be in trouble (joking). I haven’t seen that in him. He seems fine to me. He looked good when he ran for 80 yards that one play. He looked pretty good.  On if Smith’s arm strength will give him an edge over Sanchez… No, I mean I think everybody gets enamored with a guy that can throw a 96-mile per hour fastball. There’s no question about it. But Mark certainly has a good enough arm to play in this league. He’s done it and so certainly he has a good enough arm. Geno, it does pop off like, ‘Wow, he can really throw it,’ and that’s where I mentioned before. I don’t know if he has as strong an arm as (Jay) Cutler or the kid from Detroit (Matt Stafford). I mean those two guys have bazookas for arms. I don’t know if he can throw with them but he can throw with probably anybody in the league. On if it is fair to say that they will use the wildcat more this season than last season… I would say we probably would because you guys say, we never used it, so I would say yeah. But no, I would think that’s part of what we do. On what he has seen from Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow… The thing that we’re doing with Winslow is very similar to what we did with LaRon Landry last year. We’re trying to bring him along where he’s not going back-to-back days. We’ve had a great track record for veteran players on this program and our training staff does a tremendous job. So he feels great right now. It’s not that he can’t go back-to-back days as (much as) we are choosing not to do those type of things with him. And there’s other ways of holding back guys as well. Braylon (Edwards) is out there all the time but we’re trying to cut his reps down some. I even tried to cut Calvin (Pace) down a couple plays a practice. Just two or three plays a practice for your veteran players and things. But certainly he’s been impressive. And then I see Cumberland kind of gaining his speed back. I told him, I said, ‘You look faster in 87.’ I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it looked faster to me. When he came in the league, there’s a guy that ran a 4.4. Obviously he had the Achilles injury and things but he looked pretty good. I like the way he’s catching the football, too. Quotes via Jets PR.
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