Jun 17, 2014; Florham Park, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Matt Simms (5), Geno Smith (7) , Michael Vick and Tajh Boyd (3) with quarterback coach David Lee during New York Jets minicamp at Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Tajh Boyd struggling to pick up New York Jets offense


New York Jets rookie quarterback Tajh Boyd is preparing to enter his first NFL training camp and he is admitting that there are some growing pains along the way.

The 2014 sixth-round pick of the Jets spoke with the team’s official website to discuss playing under the bright lights of New York, when he said that he needs to be patient as he continues to pick up the little details and nuances of Marty Mornhinweg’s playbook.

“Everything’s pretty precise, whether it’s the footwork or the read. Once you start to look at the plays and the concepts and why they’re built like that, you start to understand why everything is so precise,” Boyd said. “You want to go out there, you can’t be a perfectionist, but at the same time that’s who I am naturally. So you get to the point where you just want to get everything.

“It takes time. I’ve got to understand that, to be patient a little bit. But I’m doing everything I can so that I’m ready and I’m confident when I go on the field.”

As for life off the field, someone please take Boyd to see the Lion King.

“New York is a different world,” Boyd said. “I went up there over the weekend. I’m a big movie guy, so I see a movie every week. I also want to go see some plays in the city, ‘The Lion King.’ For some people, you get a chance to be a tourist. For us now, you get a chance to be cultured and be around the area.”

Boyd will start the season off as the No. 3 quarterback on the Jets depth chart behind Michael Vick and Geno Smith.

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