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New York Jets Flight Connections 08-01-13

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Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this first day of August...

Rex Ryan still wants to run the Wildcat, which the Jets have been doing before Tim Tebow (and actually before the Miami Dolphins popularized it).

Geno Smith is an artist. Imagination, he's the smartest.

Geno hasn't been overwhelmed so far. Maybe just a little whelmed?

Is Mark Sanchez losing confidence? He needs another raise maybe.

Joe McKnight gets a popsicle to avoid cramps. Apparently, this is a thing with other players already. So now we can add that to our sideline menu: hot dogs, cheeseburgers and popsicles.

Stephen Hill wants to be the best wideout on the team.

Braylon Edwards just wants to have a winning team.

Dee Milliner says that his shoulder is fine.

Isaiah Trufant finally intercepted a pass from Geno.

The Jets Blog shares a video interview with Sheldon Richardson.

The Jet Press shares observations from yesterday's camp, and JetNation shares a report as well.

USA Today shares useless facts. Specifically though, they shared five about the Jets.

Mike Tannenbaum recalls training camp as a general manager.

The Bergen Record writes about Bill Parcells' roots in the county.

Brad Smith restructured his contract with the Buffalo Bills. Smith, who smartly switched positions from QB in college to WR in the NFL, ran the aforementioned Jets Wildcat in 2006, although they didn't call it that.

Today is Rob Carpenter's birthday. Give him a follow and send your best wishes.

Jim Leonhard just wants to contribute to the New Orleans Saints, though he's not sure what his role would be yet.

Over the Cap looks into the contract of John Abraham. Sitting out the Jets playoff games has paid off well for his career.

Did anyone here actually get to watch the announcer-free Jets game in 1980? Fox Sports Detroit tried it recently for a baseball game.

And now, let's check in with Kevin.

The Pro Bowl will no longer have kickoffs. Maybe someday regular season games won't have them, too.

NFL teams are allowing less tackling at training camps. Maybe someday games won't have them, too.

USA Today advises against playing running back. Maybe someday teams won't have them, too.

Bad injuries are becoming more common in the NFL.

Pro Football Focus shares the best recent kickers' regular seasons.

Someone posted that Drew Brees was a bad tipper, but it turned out to be for takeout.

Sun Herald: Travaris Cadet works to impress Sean Payton on special teams.

New York Times: Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper apologizes for using a racial slur. He sure got everybody Riley-ed up, didn't he?

AP: How Marvin Lewis turned the Bungles back into the Cincinnati Bengals.

AP: Trent Richardson was praised by Marshall Faulk.

AP: The Tennessee Titans look to Bernard Pollard for leadership.

AP: Documents detail the final days of Denver Broncos backup quarterback Cullen Finnerty.

AP: Seventeen Hall of Famers ask Roger Goodell for help with medical care.

Here are yesterday's links, in case you missed them.

And now, here's something from August and Everything After:

Happy Thursday, everyone!