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New York Jets Flight Connections 8/22/20

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Good morning, GGN! We are now two weeks away from cut down day for NFL camps. In a normal year the Jets would be preparing for the final “dress rehearsal” for the starters, the third preseason game. They would have already gone through OTAs, rookie minicamp, full squad minicamp, training camp practices since late July, at least one intrasquad scrimmage, and two preseason games. This year the Jets have had no OTAs, no minicamps, no scrimmages, no preseason games and just a handful of practices, many without pads. Full pads preparation for the season is just north of nonexistent. Of course the Jets are not alone in this regard; every NFL team faces similar circumstances. But with a starting offensive roster that is largely new to Adam Gase’s offense, the Jets will be particularly challenged starting the season. Throw in a brand new offensive line with a lot of question marks, and a wide receiver group that is paper thin and searching for somebody, anybody, with significant NFL experience who isn’t washed up, and you get a recipe for another slow start for the Jets. Perhaps the Jets will pull a rabbit out of the hat and surprise with some offensive fireworks, but that’s probably not the way to bet.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in August:

Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg, Olivia Landis and Randy Lange - What Have We Learned in the First Week of Jets Training Camp?

Chris Iseman - NY Jets: A ‘faster’ Sam Darnold has stood out to Adam Gase

Brian Costello - Jets Camp: Sam Darnold is off to the same old start in Year 3

Brian Rudman - NY Jets: Why Sam Darnold will live up to high expectations

Bill Barnwell - Jets’ Bell, Darnold, Gase among the NFL players and coaches who have the most to gain and lose in 2020

Rich Cimini - Jets’ 370-pound rookie Mekhi Becton now embraces being the ‘bigger kid’

Kristian Dyer - New York Jets Training Camp: A Look at Le’Veon Bell’s Projections for 2020

Sam Neumann - 2020 Jets training camp: Adam Gase says Le’Veon Bell is in great shape

Brian Costello - Bless Austin transforming hard Jets lesson is potential turning point

Kristian Dyer - Bless Austin heads into second year with the New York Jets ready to fight for playing time

Manish Mehta - Jets’ Quinnen Williams: ‘I’m going to be unstoppable’

Kristian Dyer - Adam Gase Just Raved about Marcus Maye. It Sounded Like a Description of Jamal Adams

Manish Mehta - Marcus Maye making a big impression at Jets camp

Jack Bell - Jets Receivers Coaches Shawn Jefferson and Hines Ward Oversee a Work in Progress

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets coach Shawn Jefferson says receiver group ‘under construction’

Benjamin Solak - What Changed For Breshad Perriman Late Last Season?

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets think Jamison Crowder could catch ‘90-plus’ passes in 2020

Andy Vasquez - NY Jets WR Chris Hogan returns to NJ with ‘chip on my shoulder’

Seth Everett - Chris Hogan grew up a New York Jets fan and is excited to join his new team

Sam Neumann - Jets WR Chris Hogan appreciates people still use 7-Eleven nickname

Kristian Dyer - Jets WR Coach Shawn Jefferson: Denzel Mims Hamstring Injury Is a Learning Opportunity

Dennis Waszak Jr. - QB-turned-WR Jeff Smith catching on again at Jets camp

Justin Fried - NY Jets bring in former top-10 pick Kevin White for a tryout

Nick Kosko - Kevin White to workout for New York Jets, eyes NFL return

Skyler Carlin - Jets work out former 7th-overall pick WR Kevin White

Tyler Calvaruso - Free agent QB Kyle Lauletta, WR DeAndre Thompkins workout for Jets

Charles McDonald - Jets Camp Notebook: Defense dominates practice

Kristian Dyer - Jets rookie Jabari Zuniga will be asked to make an immediate impact

Justin Fried - NY Jets: 3 backups who shined in the first week of training camp

Bryan DeArdo - Three bold Jets predictions for 2020

Nick Wojton - Pro Football Focus: Buffalo Bills will win 2020 AFC East crown easily

John Wawrow - Bills give punter Vedvik the boot, sign Lachlan Edwards

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, why not stop by and say hello?

Enjoy the day everybody.

Poll

Will Jeff Smith catch a pass for the Jets in the season opener?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Who?
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Smith
    (1 vote)
  • 12%
    Who’s Jeff Smith?
    (28 votes)
  • 2%
    QB converted to WR. Caught a pass as a rookie last year.
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Oh, OK
    (9 votes)
  • 24%
    Yes
    (54 votes)
  • 10%
    No
    (22 votes)
  • 9%
    Maybe
    (21 votes)
  • 10%
    Who’s Jeff Smith again?
    (23 votes)
  • 2%
    Fred
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    13
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Desideratum
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    What did Schroedinger’s cat ever do to deserve this?
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Uncertain, but it might have something to do with George A. Romero.
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Essential Tool
    (5 votes)
220 votes total Vote Now