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5 Storylines to Follow During New York Jets’ OTAs

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5 Storylines to Follow During New York Jets' OTAs

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Organized team activities are upon the New York Jets, and it's time to see just what headlines they will produce as the weeks go by. From Geno Smith to Dee Milliner, take a look at five of the biggest storylines to follow during the Jets' OTAs.

5. Is There Really a QB Competition?

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5. Is There Really a QB Competition?

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The Jets have unofficially announced that quarterback Geno Smith is going to be starting come this season. They merely have Michael Vick waiting in the background as an insurance policy in case he either slumps or can't get the job done. Vick has always been a great competitor and will do his very best to earn that starting spot, but all signs say that unless Smith is absolutely horrible, Vick will be holding a clipboard.

4. Who Will Be No. 1 Receiving Target?

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4. Who Will Be No. 1 Receiving Target?

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Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley will be the Jets' primary target on offense. Eric Decker will be utilized in his strengths which means he'll be more of a slot option as well as on slant routes on passing plays this season. Kerley is extremely fast, durable and has much to prove to the Jets and himself if he is to remain on the team after 2014. This is his final shot to see if he's worth the investment, and he is expected to have a breakout year.

3. Is the Secondary A Major Weakness?

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3. Is the Secondary A Major Weakness?

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With no real true experienced shutdown cornerback in the Jets' secondary, it might actually be a huge weakness in disguise. Dee Milliner is heading into his sophomore season and will be put to the ultimate test to see if he can live up to the potential the Jets see in him. The Jets also signed Dimitri Patterson from the Miami Dolphins, but there is no guarantee he can stay healthy all season and be effective on defense.

2. Will Jacoby Ford Kickstart Special Teams Unit?

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2. Will Jacoby Ford Kickstart Special Teams Unit?

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Last season the Jets had one of the worst special teams in the entire NFL and needed to upgrade it. Too many times they lost games due to poor field position and are hoping to change that this upcoming season. Newly acquired wide receiver Jacoby Ford is incredibly fast and should beat out the competition to be the Jets' main kickoff/punt returner. He will tremendously boost the team in returns for touchdowns and more.

1. Will Ground-and-Pound Offense Return?

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1. Will Ground-and-Pound Offense Return?

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It's no secret that when the Jets found their highest success, it all started with running the football. Back in 2009 and 2010, the Jets led the NFL with rushing attempts, yards and just flat out dominated the running game. The Jets are expected to run 70 percent of the time with a solid backfield featuring Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson. Now it's just a matter of execution.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google