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Florham Park – I’m not sure I would keep the guy if this is true, but maybe that is just me . . .
Lucky Whitehead had a tough time catching punts after practice – mishandling two.
Speaking of Whitehead, here is some interesting info on him.
Whitehead said his pit bull “Blitz” was kidnapped from his Texas home a couple of weeks ago, and the kidnappers asked for $20,000 in ransom. This story made national news.
Today we had long-time Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt on my SiriusXM show, and he claims the story isn’t true.
“The dognapping was fictitious,” Brandt said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday.
Brandt has great sources in the Dallas’ organization.
If Brandt is correct, the Jets should move on from Whitehead, but I don’t think they will . . .
I really don’t think this is a three-man QB competition. In my opinion, I think it’s between Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg.
Petty is a hell of a guy, and a very hard worker, but I’m just not seeing starting NFL QB out there. I think he’s too indecisive and checks down too much.
We saw that last year, and saw it today in the camp, and in the spring.
It can be really hard transition from the street-yard type system Baylor runs (ask RGIII) to the NFL . . .
But while I did just say I consider it a two-man QB competition, I don’t think it’s going to be much of a competition. McCown is clearly in front – he’s so much more decisive than the other two players.
I think the Jets plan, even though they will put us through this Potemkin Village QB competition for a while, is to start McCown (barring injury), and if/when they fall out of wildcard contention, they will go to Hackenberg at that point.
This plan is likely similar to what they did last year with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty.
I know it’s early, and he’s suspended for the first four games of the season, but man does Jalin Marshall look good. It’s like a light bulb came on in the middle of the spring. He’s so quick in and out of his breaks, it’s hard for most Jets defensive backs to cover him, and he’s catching everything in sight.
The first practice ended with Marshall making a nice grab on a pass that was a little high on a shallow cross.
The arrow is pointing up on his guy.
Look, I know he’s suspended the first four games, but he’s not a bad guy. I know when you hear “suspension,” you think troublemaker, but I don’t think that is the case here. It was a supplement issue. The guy is very bright and a very hard worker. He wants to be great.
From what I have seen the spring and today in camp, this guy is going to do some good things for the Jets . . .
Jets sixth-round cornerback Derrick Jones is a major, major project. He’s has terrific size (6-2, 190) and is a great athlete (41-inch vertical jump, 11-foot in the broad jump and 4.4 speed), but the former wide receiver’s head is spinning out there and needs a ton of work on technique. He seems practice squad bound.
July 29, 2017
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