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David Garrard looking to mentor young Jets passers

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05:12 PM ET 05.04 | Per Seth Walder, David Garrard says he looks forward to being a mentor for Geno Smith. "I'm a guy that does not mind helping guys out. That's what being a teammate is all about," Garrard said Thursday. "I remember when I came in as a rookie, and there was a lot of things swirling around me, and Mark (Brunell) helped me out, so I just like to be able to pass that on. I'm still going to be friendly to all those guys," he added. "I'll still take them all out and have a beer with them." If Garrard has not turned into Brunell when Brunell was with the Jets (a big if), this is a signing that could help pay big dividends for the Jets. Coaching is important, but a player mentor can reach a youngster on a different level. It's one thing to have a coach tell you what to do. It's another to have a peer who can be a workout partner and a sounding board for what is happening on the field.

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May 4, 2013  05:15 PM ET

Even Brandon Weeden is young to him

May 4, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Geno Smith doesn't give the impression he accepts help too well. This is going to be a fun season watching the dysfunctional Jets dysfunction!!

May 4, 2013  05:45 PM ET


Stage fright

May 4, 2013  05:49 PM ET

D. Garrad sucks, he has a throwing motion like Tebow. Garrad keeps the ball extended low then throw like a sling shot.

May 4, 2013  05:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

D. Garrad sucks, he has a throwing motion like Tebow. Garrad keeps the ball extended low then throw like a sling shot.

Garrad throws the ball deeper then Tebow but any sacks he loses the rock.

May 4, 2013  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

D. Garrad sucks, he has a throwing motion like Tebow. Garrad keeps the ball extended low then throw like a sling shot.

So you like him as their starter I take it

May 4, 2013  06:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

So you like him as their starter I take it

Hell to the NO....Sanchez will start!!!

May 4, 2013  08:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hell to the NO....Sanchez will start!!!

Agree Creepy, Sanchez will start..........game 1, then, it's anybody's guess. The Jets love a circus!

May 4, 2013  08:13 PM ET

Sanchez was good enough in 2009. but seems too have lost a step after that.

May 4, 2013  09:32 PM ET

That's called a Quarterback Coach!!!

May 4, 2013  10:28 PM ET

Geno Smith said he's there to mentor the veterans.

May 5, 2013  09:13 AM ET

When G Smith doesn't get the starting role he will fire the QB coach

May 5, 2013  09:21 AM ET

If David Garrard is your mentor, you are officially screwed.

 
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