Jets Notes: Smith, Idzik, Ryan

Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been recovering from a shoulder injury, and it looks like the backup quarterback will be suited up for his game against the Steelers this weekend. As Smith prepared to get back on the field, the former starter addressed a handful of topics yesterday, including fans’ criticism of general manager John Idzik and his own performance in 2014 (via Jane McManus of…

“You can’t really put blame on any one person or any one player. It’s a collective effort…No one’s more frustrated than I am or the guys in this locker room.”

Let’s check out some more notes from the the Big Apple…

  •’s Rich Cimini guesses that if Rex Ryan is ultimately relieved of his duties, Idzik would likely reach out to former Jets coach and current Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Cimini also mentions some of the popular candidates (Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher, Jim Harbaugh) as well as Stanford coach David Shaw. Later, Cimini notes that owner Woody Johnson has never hired an “offensive-minded” head coach.
  • The Jets are struggling with their depth at cornerback, and Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News says the team’s matchup against the Steelers this weekend will bring focus to Idzik’s decision to let Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis go.
  • Ryan opened up to the media on Friday, admitting that he is a bit jealous of his former assistant’s success with their new clubs. “It’s unfortunate a lot of guys got it going pretty good − except me,” said Ryan (via Abramson).
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