It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The sweet smell of field turf fills the air.  Equipment personnel leave each locker just right, while trainers prepare for that first call to duty.  Organized Training Activities are in full swing in Florham Park, NJ as the New York Jets begin the process of evaluating the talent taking the field in 2013.

In off-the-field news, RB Mike Goodson pled not guilty to all charges facing him as a result of an early-morning traffic stop and eventual arrest.  The organization has yet to announce any official discipline of Goodson, but he’s been held out of OTAs thus far. (LEARN MORE HERE)   

On-the-field, reports of Sanchez picking up where he left off last season lit up the newswire.  It’s early, so making big news about interceptions during OTAs is a little over-the-top.  We all realize Sanchez is learning a new offense, and is working under his third offensive coordinator in three years.  He’ll need to show progress in his retention of the offense, and his ability to apply what he’s learned to what he sees on the football field.  Sanchez will need to make some “adjustments to his game,” according to new OC Marty Mornhinweg, who stressed “possession of the football” as paramount.

Mark Sanchez says the Jets will “get the best out of (him)” in 2013.  Let’s all hope his best looks more like his first two seasons (AFC Championship game appearances) as opposed to his last two seasons (FIFTY turnovers).  “At the end of the day, that’s what gets you beat,” commented HC Rex Ryan of Sanchez’s three turnovers.  Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison gobbled up one of Sanchez’s three miscues, which got a kick out of Rex Ryan as he admitted the defense was “throwing the kitchen sink at the offense.”    

QB Geno Smith knows he has parts of his game he needs to tighten up on the field, but he made a little off-the-field news today by selecting Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports as his new representation.  (LEARN MORE HERE)  Reports were, Smith dismissed his prior representation because he fell from a high first-round pick, to an early second-round selection.  Back under center, Smith realizes “every single thing needs to improve.”  Greg McElroy and Matt Simms took very few snaps over the first two days of OTAs, so it looks like a two-man battle for the starting job until further notice.      

 

-Joseph Haas Editor, HCoftheNYJ.com

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