NY Jets News, Rumors: Geno Smith, Michael Vick, Eric Decker, Marcus Mariota

December 12, 2014 Updated: December 12, 2014    

After losing to the Vikings last week, the New York Jets will play the Titans in Tennessee. Here’s some of the latest updates:

Geno talks ‘Pro-Bowl’ comments

QB Geno Smith recently attempted to clarify a comment he made about being a “Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback.”

Smith, who has had a dreadful season, told AP: ”Yeah, a little bit, but I can’t worry about it. I’m just going out there and do what I have to do to win the game. I can’t make any decisions on anything other than that. So yeah, I just focus on doing my job.”

Smith then talked about his “Pro Bowl” comments.

”Yeah, a little bit, but I can’t worry about it,” Smith said on Wednesday. ”I’m just going out there and do what I have to do to win the game. I can’t make any decisions on anything other than that. So yeah, I just focus on doing my job.”

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg recently spoke about Smith’s performance.

“We’ve all got to do better,” Mornhinweg said, according to ESPN. “We all have to play better and we have to coach better. We’ll leave it at that.”

 

Vick has brush business

Michael Vick apparently has a “black hair brush business.”

According to TMZ, Vick and rapper Bow Wow got involved with the WaveMasterz product line. Vick purchased 40 percent of the company.

“And the investment is paying off in a big way … with WaveMasterz telling us the company is shipping out more than 500,000 brushes this holiday season to keep up with demand,” said TMZ. Last year, the company shipped about 3,000.

Vick told the site: “I love the WaveMasterz brush … it’s why I wanted to do more than endorse the brush, but be a part of this company. Now, we have to make sure the production keeps up with the demand because the response, even as we launch has been amazing.

Decker thinks positive

WR Eric Decker, who played in a Super Bowl last season with the Broncos, said the Jets are a few pieces away from being a playoff contender.

Decker told CBS NY: “I mean, honestly, going from a good team or an average team or the record we’re at now, it’s very small.”

He added: “The details, honestly, separate the great from the good, and the great from the average. It’s about your preparation, details of how you practice, details of how you watch film, the details of doing things the right way.”

But he stipulated that the Jets are “very close.”

Pace says Mariota, Winston aren’t the answer

Linerbacker Calvin Pace said that draft QB prospects Oregon’s Marcus Mariota or Florida State University’s Jameis Winston would fit the Jets.

“One draft pick isn’t going to change things,” Pace told the NY Daily News. “If you end up with a high draft pick, that guy still has to get seasoned and become a pro. Very few times you see guys come in and change a franchise with one guy.”

ESPN’s Mel Kiper also said that Mariota or Winston probably won’t be franchise quarterbacks when they get to the NFL.

“One of those two is going to be, I would think, a New York Jet,” Kiper added.

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