Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links August 11, 2012
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- 53-man roster projection
With one preseason game in the books, this is a good time to take stock of the roster. This is my initial 53-man roster projection:
QUARTERBACK (3): Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy
Quick hit: This is pretty cut and dried. Maybe Matt Simms gets a look on the practice squad.
RUNNING BACK (4): Shonn Greene, Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight, Terrance Ganaway
Quick hit: McKnight sticks because of his kick-returning ability. He impressed Friday night, but he’s maddeningly inconsistent.
- Post-game Recap: Bengals 17, Jets 6
Anyone paying attention going into this first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals knew the main storyline was the quarterback “controversy.” Neither quarterback made a particularly strong case for themselves, numbers wise, in their limited playing time. Mark Sanchez started the game and played one quarter. He was 4-6 for 21 yards with no turnovers, [...]
- Three up, three down
CINCINNATI — Examining some positives and negatives from Friday night’s 17-6 loss to the Bengals:
Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesQuinton Coples
1. Quinton Coples. He played like a No. 1 pick should play when facing primarily backup players — he was dominant at times. Showing his strength at the point of attack, the rookie DE recorded a sack, a forced fumble a tackle-for-loss and a batted pass. This should quiet the critics already saying the Jets blew it by passing on OLB Melvin Ingram and OLB Chandler Jones — for now, anyway.
- Playing-time breakdown
CINCINNATI — For the first preseason game, we’ll limit our breakdown to the first half. The Jets ran only 28 plays, with their first- and second-teamers playing about a quarter apiece. Here’s an unofficial snap count:
Mark Sanchez — 14 snaps
Tim Tebow — 14
Bilal Powell — 17
John Conner — 13
Shonn Greene — 10
Joe McKnight — 3
Jeff Cumberland — 23
Dustin Keller — 14
Dedrick Epps — 7
Josh Baker — 5 …
- Coples enjoys big NFL debut
CINCINNATI — Hold those Vernon Gholston comparisons.
After two non-descript weeks in training camp, No. 1 pick Quinton Coples busted out Friday night with an impressive performance in the Jets’ 17-6 loss to the Bengals.
Coples didn’t start, and he ended up playing only five of 18 snaps with the first unit, but he finished with an impressive stat line: Five tackles, one sack, one tackle-for-loss, one forced fumble and one batted pass. Oh, yes, he drew a holding penalty with a strong inside rush.
- Smith injures knee, hip
CINCINNATI — Safety Eric Smith injured his hip and surgically repaired left knee in Friday night’s 17-6 loss to the Bengals, but the Jets’ all-purpose player didn’t seem alarmed.
“I don’t think it’s too serious,” he said.
X-rays were negative, according to the team, and Smith is listed as day to day.
He was injured while covering a punt in the second quarter. It looked like his right leg got twisted under a pile, but it was the left leg that got hurt.
- Jets Lose 6 – 17 To Bengals In Ugly Preseason Opener
Tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals did not match the expectations or hype, with Tony Sparano’s offense managing only 2 field goals in a 17 – 6 loss to start the pre-season. Mark Sanchez went 4 – 6 for 21 yards and was sacked twice. Without starting receiver Santonio Holmes and right tackle Wayne Hunter in [...]
- Initial Reaction – New York Jets Inconsistent Against Bengals
The New York Jets had an inconsistent performance, at best, in their pre-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals
- Eric Smith – Injury Not Serious
New York Jets safety Eric Smith was injured in the Jets first preseason game tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals. Rex Ryan told the media during his post game press conference that it is a hip and knee injury. He had an XRay, which was negative, so Eric Smith is now listed as day-to-day. X-Rays negative [...]
- Rapid Reaction: Bengals 17, Jets 6
CINCINNATI –Tim Tebow made his highly anticipated Jets debut, providing a few Tebow moments but ultimately making a big mistake in the Jets’ 17-6 loss to the Bengals Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Tebow-mania: Did he live up to the hype? Yes and no. Tebow, who replaced Mark Sanchez at the start of the second quarter, showed some fancy footwork in the pocket, scrambling for 34 yards on four attempts. There were no designed runs, no Wildcat plays; it was just Tebow doing what he does best, dodging tacklers and making something out of nothing.
- Rex on Tebow: ‘He’ll kill you’
CINCINNATI — Rex Ryan, in halftime quotes distributed by the Jets, commented on Tim Tebow (who else?) and the biggest play in the half.
MSA/Icon SMITim Tebow picked up 14 yards on a second-quarter scramble. He finished with 34 yards on four carries.
On the blocked punt during the first half that resulted in a Bengals touchdown: “I don’t know what it was, but it looked like they had two free guys running in there, which obviously is a huge mistake and I set it up and counted it off of our line.
- Sanchez channels ‘inner Tebow’
CINCINNATI — Funny guy, that Mark Sanchez. In halftime quotes distributed by the Jets, Sanchez made a Tim Tebow reference (jokingly) when discussing his first-half performance.
On his performance in the game: “You know it’s the first preseason game, (we’re) trying to shake the dust off and get back in the swing of things. Their pressure got to us a little bit those first two drives. (The) third drive we started to move the ball a little bit.
- Jets vs. Bengals highlights
Tim Tebow makes his New York Jets debut in a 17-6 preseason loss vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Tim Tebow highlights
Tim Tebow threw for 27 yards and added a few dazzling runs in the New York Jets’ 17-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 of preseason action.
- Pictures: Tim Tebow Warming Up before First Jets Game
- Tebow’s 14-yard scramble
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow makes something out of nothing with a 14-yard scramble for a first down.
- Jets-Bengals: Pregame notes
CINCINNATI — Obviously, the pregame headline is Tim Tebow’s debut, but the preseason opener also will afford us a chance to evaluate unheralded players who have flashed in training camp.
Some of those players include: WR Dexter Jackson, WR Raymond Webber, WR Royce Pollard, QB Matt Simms, NT Damon Harrison, S Antonio Allen, S D’Anton Lynn and LB Marcus Dowtin.
I’m also curious to see TE Hayden Smith, the former rugby player trying to make it in the NFL.
- Unofficial Week 1 Injury Report
Why unofficial? Well it’s unofficial because the NFL doesn’t use injury reports during the preseason, which kind of makes my job hard to do, but I’ll manage to get something up for each week of the preseason. Now without further ado here is this week’s unofficial injury report(source #2): New York Jets Out: Santonio Holmes(ribs) [...]