So far, you’d have to give the early lead to Manuel, who has made fewer mistakes than Smith. But we’ll learn more about Manuel by the way he handles his first road game. [+] Enlarge Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports A former Jets scout said that the team considers WR Stephen Hill, a 2012 second-round draft choice, a “four-year project.” 2. The Hill Project: Bommarito, whose contract wasn’t renewed after the draft, spent a dozen years as a Jets scout. One draft pick that caused a considerable amount of angst among fans (and some in the organization) was WR Stephen Hill , whose inconsistency is maddening. Bommarito is a Hill fan, but he acknowledged, “One minute, you’re excited about the guy. Other times, you’re like, ‘Oh, really?’ He’s a four-year project. You have to be patient with him.” He was alluding to Hill’s limited background in the passing game. But four years? That’s a lot of waiting in the NFL, especially for a second-round draft pick in 2012. For more Jets-related insights from Bommarito, check him out on Twitter. His handle is @AskTheScout. 3. Rex’s coaching tree: Both Rex Ryan and Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine insist everything is cool between them, and that there was no falling out at the end of last season.
The group performs in the U.S. for the first time this week. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) Participants in Harlems African American Day Parade are pictured Sunday. Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson appeared at a breakfast for the eventon Monday announced he would be bowing out of the race for mayor. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal) Former World Wrestling Foundation wrestler Bruno Sammartino is pictured with memorabilia at the Italian American Museum in New York on Sunday. Columnist Ralph Gardner met the wresting legend during Little Italys San Gennaro festival. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) The blistered shishito peppers at Milkflower, a new pizzeria in Astoria, Queens, owned and operated by brothers Peter and Danny Aggelatos. (Adrian Fussell for The Wall Street Journal) From left, Atlas Social Club owners Asi Mazar, Josh Wood, Pablo Raimondi and Benjamin Maisani pose for a photo. The quartet is targeting sophisticated, older-than-35 gay men hitting the town. (Cassandra Giraldo for The Wall Street Journal) New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio hugs Bill Thompson after Mr. Thompson conceded the Democratic nomination for mayor to de Blasio in front of City Hall on Monday. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal) Proceeds from the sale of this Robert A.M. Stern designed townhouse on 81st Street, listed for slightly under $16 million, will benefit a charitable trust for animals. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) Dance teacher Luigi leads a class at Luigis Jazz Centre at Studio Maestro in Manhattan. Eugene Louis Faccuito, 88 years old and slowed by a couple of strokes, is still teaching regularly.