On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM EST Live Rex Ryan Press Conference HC Rex Ryan will address the media following practice.
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 3:00 PM EST Live Coordinators Press Conference Jets Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey, Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Defensive Coordinator Dennis Thurman will address the media.
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Game Plan– Only on SNY

    Jets Game Plan is a 30-minute preview show co-hosted by Jeane Coakley and Brian Custer with analysts Ray Lucas and Erik Coleman, providing a comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup.

  • Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 1:25 PM - 1:40 PM EST Live Rex Ryan Press Conference HC Rex Ryan will address the media following practice.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Open Mic– Only on SNY

    Exclusive live "start-to-finish" coverage of Rex Ryan's press conferences every Monday and Wednesday from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Jets Open Mic is a 30-minute telecast throughout the NFL season.

  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST Inside the Jets

    “Discuss the team’s gameday performance and the Jets’ match-up for the upcoming week. Hosted by Bob Wischusen,“Inside the Jets Radio Show" on ESPN New York 98.7FM is aired weekly the day after every game throughout the season.”

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Extra Point– Only on SNY Every Tuesday throughout the season, Jets fans can tune into Jets Extra Point, a weekly show that dissects the previous week's game with detailed analysis. The show will also feature exclusive interviews with Jets players and coaches. Host Brian Custer is joined by Ray Lucas and NFL Insider Mike Garafolo
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Gameplan– Only on SNY

    Jets Game Plan is a 30-minute preview show co-hosted by Jeane Coakley and Brian Custer with analysts Ray Lucas and Erik Coleman, providing a comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup.

  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Open Mic– Only on SNY

    Exclusive live "start-to-finish" coverage of Rex Ryan's press conferences every Monday and Wednesday from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Jets Open Mic is a 30-minute telecast throughout the NFL season.

  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST Inside the Jets

    “Discuss the team’s gameday performance and the Jets’ match-up for the upcoming week. Hosted by Bob Wischusen,“Inside the Jets Radio Show" on ESPN New York 98.7FM is aired weekly the day after every game throughout the season.”

News

Print

Mangold Hits Camp with Right Amount of Smooth

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Asked about the essentials for training camp, Jets center Nick Mangold answered quickly.

"Your pillow. That's number one," he said. "And nail clippers.:

While it is not exactly the reply you would expect from an NFL player on first arriving at camp, it is exactly the kind of response many have come to expect from the All-Pro center.

A feeling of ease surrounded him, with just the right amount of confidence sprinkled in. He seemed laid back, a backwards hat sitting atop his mane of blond hair, a style that has become a mainstay for the Ohio State product.

He greeted the swarm of media with a good-natured grin, clearly accustomed to the realities of being one of the most consistent players on his team. This will be the eighth training camp for Mangold, every one of them in a New York Jets uniform. He has started all but two games since the Jets drafted him in 2006 to replace another All-Pro center, Kevin Mawae.

Not every player can handle the pressure of playing in New York as smoothly. But the Jets picked a winner in Mangold, who up to this point has been the epitome of consistency and the glue that has held together an offensive line that at one time helped create the best running game in the NFL.

Not much has changed since Mangold was drafted, at least not in terms of his attitude. Despite all of his success, Mangold remains humble, and anxious to begin another training camp where he can once again anchor an offensive line that includes fellow 2006 first-round pick D’Brickashaw Ferguson at left tackle.

When asked about last year's training camp with Tim Tebow and so-called “TebowMania” Mangold flashed a big grin under the cover of wispy golden facial hair and wondered about the possibility of his own media and fan frenzy, which he dubbed “MangoldMania.”

It was not all smiles as he was questioned about projections that the Jets would not make much noise in the AFC East this year.

“I don’t really pay attention to projections,” he said. "Projections don’t mean squat come December.

“We have a great group of guys. It’s a new season, a new beginning. We all start 0-0 and we need to take advantage of that and it starts here in training camp, up here in Cortland, and we’re going to put the work in that needs to be done.”

In the coming weeks the majority of questions will come in relation to the ongoing quarterback competition between fifth-year starter Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. When asked about his role in the competition, he was unfazed.

"I’m going to snap them the ball," he said, "and make sure it's there so they can do their thing.”

Preseason Live: New York Jets

Recent News