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Addition of Rookie Receiver Gives Jets Four Speedy Targets…now They Just Have to get Open

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Having all the speed in the world doesn’t always translate to success in the NFL (see Stephen Hill) but Joe Douglas has put together a young receiving corps that gives Sam Darnold four targets who can run with, or past, just about any defender in the NFL.

The addition of undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Smith gives Gang Green four wide receivers whose slowest 40 time is the 4.44 Braxton Berrios ran at his pro day, and as we saw on his 69-yard catch just a few weeks ago, Berrios looks to play faster than his 40 time would suggest.

Smith, a collegiate quarterback turned receiver at Boston College opened plenty of eyes at his pro day as well when he ran a 4.34 in front of onlookers.  That ties Robby Anderson for the fastest 40 among the team’s receivers.

It won't mean a great deal if they can't get open, but the Jets now have a track team at wide receiver based on pro day and combine 40 times.

Robby Anderson: 4.34
Vyncint Smith: 4.36
Braxton Berrios: 4.44
Jeff Smith: 4.34

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) December 10, 2019

Then of course there’s Vyncint Smith who showed off his speed on a 37 yard catch and run that helped set up the Jets game winning field goal this past Sunday against Miami.  The “slower” Smith reportedly ran a 4.36 in the lead up to the draft just a couple of years ago.

Not much experience outside of Anderson, but if Adam Gase can find a way to scheme one or two of them open a time or two, Darnold has a chance to deliver some big plays on offense.

 

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Man remember when we has Edwards Holmes and whonws the third guy? It escapes me now. Anyway they got open all the time. That was good times.

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2 hours ago, BornJetsFan1983 said:

Man remember when we has Edwards Holmes and whonws the third guy? It escapes me now. Anyway they got open all the time. That was good times.

3rd guy was Cotchery the one with the best hands. Then Brad Smith, then some TE named Keller.

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3 hours ago, JetNation said:

Having all the speed in the world doesn’t always translate to success in the NFL (see Stephen Hill) but Joe Douglas has put together a young receiving corps that gives Sam Darnold four targets who can run with, or past, just about any defender in the NFL.

The addition of undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Smith gives Gang Green four wide receivers whose slowest 40 time is the 4.44 Braxton Berrios ran at his pro day, and as we saw on his 69-yard catch just a few weeks ago, Berrios looks to play faster than his 40 time would suggest.

Smith, a collegiate quarterback turned receiver at Boston College opened plenty of eyes at his pro day as well when he ran a 4.34 in front of onlookers.  That ties Robby Anderson for the fastest 40 among the team’s receivers.

It won't mean a great deal if they can't get open, but the Jets now have a track team at wide receiver based on pro day and combine 40 times.

Robby Anderson: 4.34
Vyncint Smith: 4.36
Braxton Berrios: 4.44
Jeff Smith: 4.34

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) December 10, 2019

 

Then of course there’s Vyncint Smith who showed off his speed on a 37 yard catch and run that helped set up the Jets game winning field goal this past Sunday against Miami.  The “slower” Smith reportedly ran a 4.36 in the lead up to the draft just a couple of years ago.

Not much experience outside of Anderson, but if Adam Gase can find a way to scheme one or two of them open a time or two, Darnold has a chance to deliver some big plays on offense.

 

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Atleast in regards to Robby Anderson, the problem hasnt been getting open, the problem has been accurate passes which will lead the receiver open. What good is getting open when you have to come back to the ball and the defender is now back in the play? 

We need better downfield passing. If we get that, then this can open up alot of other things for the offense. 

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2 hours ago, Villain The Foe said:

Atleast in regards to Robby Anderson, the problem hasnt been getting open, the problem has been accurate passes which will lead the receiver open. What good is getting open when you have to come back to the ball and the defender is now back in the play? 

We need better downfield passing. If we get that, then this can open up alot of other things for the offense. 

I think that bout with Mono knocked the sh*t out of Sam Darnold & he won't use it as an excuse. I've seen a lot of posts here from Jet fans who have had Mono & they talked about how debilitating it was to their strength. 

One more offseason in the same offense, an improved Oline, some more targets, Herndon back, I'm looking at 2020 for Sams true coming out party. 

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2 hours ago, TNJet said:

3rd guy was Cotchery the one with the best hands. Then Brad Smith, then some TE named Keller.

Cotchery always looked like he was running in molasses, but he did have good hands. He may have been the slowest "appearing" receiver in NFL history. 

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Can’t get open? Or the QB doesn’t consistently see when they’re open , can’t throw them open and misses them when they are open?

WR is certainly not a team strength. But neither is Darnolds pass accuracy so far.

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