Monday, August 10, 2015

Brandon Marshall's play highlights Jets' Green and White practice

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The big news for some coming out of the Jets’ Green and White practice Saturday were the boos showered on Geno Smith early in the 11-on-11 scrimmage. While there’s no reason to dissect the reason for the booing – Smith was a bit shaky on the first team’s initial two possessions, but nothing worthy of that reaction – there was plenty to break down otherwise. Just understand that without the players going full contact, it was tough to judge the offensive line and the defensive front seven.


The big takeaway on the offensive side of the ball was the impact Brandon Marshall is set to have on this Jets’ offense. Living with Smith to build chemistry has paid early dividends for the pair, as Smith already trusts Marshall to be where he should on the field and recognizes Marshall’s ability to use his 6-4, 230-pound frame to box out defenders and get open without creating separation.

Marshall’s first TD catch was a thing of beauty from 35 yards out, as the receiver ran a fly down the left sideline against tight coverage from Antonio Cromartie. Smith, showing excellent trust in Marshall, lofted a back-shoulder ball to the goal line, and Marshall stopped his route to pluck the pass from the air, leaving Cromartie defenseless to keep points off the board.

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