According to David Chao, an orthopedic surgeon that focuses on athletes, Geno’s recovery time could be significantly shorter than originally anticipated.
With expected starter Geno Smith out 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw, the Jets brought Matt Flynn in for a physical Friday, but did not work him out.
Rather than having the jaw wired shut, Smith had plates and screws inserted during his surgery. This one was from Todd Bowles.
“I nearly just walked right to the line”, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley said.
“I didn’t get hurt”, Bowles said with a big grin, “so I must have been OK”. He joked that more fights “probably” will occur because of the combination of “testosterone, ” fatigue and heat. “I already knew”. We’re not the only team that does it [makes players run sprints for fighting].
There is also a question of what kind of shape Smith will return in when he’s ready to come back. The defense will look to rebound week two against the Falcons at home.
“It was a little rowdy and physical”, Chris Ivory said. Bryce Petty was in for the remainder of the game, failing to put together a scoring drive. (Now seems a good place to mention that in college Enemkpali was charged with disturbing the peace and battery of a police officer during a bar fight.) As long as you had a good reason, players might believe, perhaps the coach will understand. Marcus Williams’ interception was in the running, but it came after he gave up multiple completions on the same drive. TE Jace Amaro was scheduled to have an MRI exam after injuring a shoulder against the Lions.
Geno Smith took another hit Sunday.
Notes & quotes: Safety Calvin Pryor has been excused from practice for several days because of a death in the family. Marcus Gilchrist, Antonio Cromartie, and Brandon Marshall all left the field at some point during Sunday’s practice, only Gilchrist and Cromartie returned. Bowles had no immediate word on the nature of the injury.
As of now the Jets have not made a move for another quarterback. But that happened in the locker room.
The Jets’ depth chart includes veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who played for offensive coordinator Chan Gailey with the Buffalo Bills.
“I don’t know, that’s up to the doctors and the healing process”, Bowles said.
Tussle number one featured Breno Giacomini and Quinton Coples. But no punches had previously been thrown on the field. Babin apparently didn’t get up quickly enough for Freeman’s liking.