Who has the lead in the quarterback competition? Mark or Geno?
EA: The separation the Jets are looking for hasn’t occurred yet and that was to be expected. Live action is going to determine a lot and
Early on in camp, Smith showcased his undeniable talent with a barrage of aerial strikes and some nifty runs. His arm is powerful and his skill-set gives Marty Mornhinweg a lot of options. Players told me Saturday night he had command of the huddle and that opening drive in the Green & White Scrimmage was most impressive.
But Sanchez, who missed a couple of throws in the scrimmage and was intercepted by
Q: @eallenjets By when will we know who's the starting QB?
EA: While the Jets don’t have a timetable, I’m guessing a decision will be announced after the Jacksonville game or following that third preseason contest against the cross-town Giants. I would think Smith will get the start against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 17 and then we’ll where we are at.
Q: Should it be a concern that (RB Chris) Ivory hasn't done much so far with his injury or it is a good thing for them to limit him?
EA: It is the first week of August and hamstrings can be tricky, so there is no reason to hurry Ivory back onto the field. Everyone would love to see Ivory out there getting reps, but the Jets aren’t going to gamble here.
Once the 6’0”, 222-pound Ivory returns to action, Mornhinweg will have another weapon at his disposal.
"Here’s a big back (with) three percent body fat," Ryan said. "He’s a pounder when he runs the football. I’ll lean on John (Mellody) and our training staff. When they say it’s time, that he’s good to go, then he’ll be good to go."
I have heard a lot of buzz with Stephen Hill this offseason. What is your take on his development from his rookie year till now, and also, predictions on his impact for the season coming up?
EA: It’s night and day. Hill is a different player and a different person. I urge everyone to watch Wednesday’s “Jets Talk LIVE” as we will feature a sit-down with Hill. Already blessed with great physical tools, the game has slowed down for the 6'4", 215-pound wideout. He has become a better route runner and he is playing without thinking what’s next. I liked his long ball from Sanchez in the scrimmage, but I liked his third-down conversion from Geno Smith on the opening drive maybe even more. You know Hill can go deep, but the first pass came on a slant and it was in traffic. He might have dropped that pass last summer. I think it’s realistic to think he could at least double his reception (21) and yards (252) from his rookie year.
Q: I was on eBay getting ready to purchase a
EA: Nothing in this business is guaranteed, but you should be good Matt. The Jets are working Edwards on a pitch count during camp because they want the 30-year-old receiver to be fresh come September.
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EA: Yes, but it will be difficult unless the Jets keep two kickers.
Thanks for all the updates from the G&W scrimmage. It is very encouraging to hear about the big plays on O. However, has a weakness on D been exposed?