Here’s what’s making the news as we approach the start of training camp…
Church Group Plans Pilgrimage to Jets Camp >> In the weeks leading up to training camp in Cortland, Jim Dempsey of the Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau has gotten some interesting calls from a few church groups. According to Dempsey, these groups are excited about the arrival of Tim Tebow. (Obvi).
Naturally, the media made a big deal out of this. I guess we are supposed to be surprised or shocked or something.
Dempsey expects “a lot” of groups to come to Cortland because of Tebow. (Ya think?).
You can view the original article from the New York Daily News here.
Tim Tebow Refuses to do Book Signing for Christian Book Store Near Jets Camp >> Speaking of Tebow, apparently Tebow won’t be signing books at a Christian book shop in Cortland. At least, according to Kitty Jones, owner of Spirit and Life bookstore, the only Christian bookstore in town. Read on to hear what Kitty had to say.
What’s extra ridiculous about this story (outside of the fact that it *is* a story?) is that the headline suggests he “refused” to sign the books, whereas Kitty says “they” told her he isn’t doing anymore signings this year.
Sorry Kitty, but it’s probably because he is there to play football. Just a guess.
Q&A with Jets RG Brandon Moore >> The Examiner’s Q&A with Jets Pro Bowl RG Moore talks about the hiring of new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and how the line will look under the remodeled “Ground and Pound” offensive philosophy.
New York Jets Fans Shouldn’t Expect Much from Stephen Hill in his Rookie Year >> Sam H.Quinn from the Bleacher Report believes Stephen Hill will be an excellent player, just not this year. Quinn’s skepticism is on point with the majority of those who have evaluated Hill — he needs to work on his route running and learn an offense dramatically different from that at Georgia Tech. Of course this B/R writing also couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the QB…
The article is not the best thing I’ve ever read, but the bottom line is valid. I am personally not expecting Hill to blow up the league, I am just expecting him to keep defenses honest. I could really care less about his season stats; at least for the 2012 season. If I was to make a prediction, I would figure 35-40 receptions would is a reasonable estimate for Hill.
If you missed Friday night’s episode of Flight 5, you can watch the replay on Flight5Live.com. This week’s episode featured an interview with former Jet Wesley Walker, while the second half brought you the show’s first annual JETSPY Awards.