Pryor on field, not cleared for contact yet; Powell, Patrick out

Calvin Pryor was on the field in pads and a helmet, but wearing a red pinnie over his jersey. He’s been cleared for physical activity, but not for contact just yet.

After practice, Pryor said it is up to the medical staff to determine if he plays in Saturday’s green and white scrimmage.

Pryor suffered a concussion on Saturday.


Bilal Powell and Johnny Patrick — both hamstring injuries — are not in pads and did not practice.




22 comments
bob
bob

I would just like to say dis one guys. If its ok with you guys.

Thank you.  Thank you. Thank you very much.. Go Jets.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Shaq Evans also has been rocking the non-contact red jersey today, FWIW.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

I'm liking Powell to take on the FB/HB role.

I'd have to say he's better at everything than T-Bo or Young

BDarc23
BDarc23

He was a long shot to begin with but Patrick will not be making this squad.

williamg1
williamg1

Powell needs to hurry back, before Richardson takes his spot. 

juunit
juunit

@tsjc68 

Has he also been rocking the "I suck" dunce hat? 

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Steven Windeler An interesting idea...Powell could become the next Richie Anderson.  FWIW, T.Bo looked better than Young in camp and he's been solid carrying the ball, but he's still suspect when catching the ball.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@BDarc23

Now that Lowell Rose is gone, I have Patrick dead last amongst the 10 CBs we have on roster.  Jeremy Reeves and Brandon Dixon have been getting more praise than he has.

Brendan
Brendan

@SackDance99 Powell could play the Buckhalter hybrid FB/HB role, I hadn't really considered that, but that's a good fit for him. He's a little bit smaller than Buckhalter, but not by a lot and he's a tough RB. 

BDarc23
BDarc23

@SackDance99 @williamg1 Rex called Powell the most underrated player in the league during last season. I can't see Rex cutting Powell.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @SackDance99 Don't see Powell as much of a run blocker if his pass blocking is anything to go by.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@BDarc23 @SackDance99 @williamg1

I agree.  Now that Goodson is out of the picture, Powell's spot is likely safe.


Carrying Richardson means either carrying 4RBs (and thus cutting an extra WR or OL or DL or LB, which I'm loath to do) or not carrying a FB, decreasing its use in the playbook, and splitting the FB duties between Powell (in passing FB-safety-valve situations) and a spare OL or DL like Ijalana or Aboushi or Dozier or Sheldon Richardson or something (in goal-line, block-heavy formations).


Which isn't all that bad of an idea.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @Brendan @SackDance99

Did Chris Johnson or Chris Ivory really run behind a lead blocker all that often?  My anecdotal memory says no, they were usually singlebacks.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@BDarc23 @juunit @Bent @Brendan @SackDance99 As collegians, Royster was probably a slightly better prospect than Powell or Richardson.  It's not a huge gap, IMHO, but it's there.  If they were all in the same draft class, I'd be happier with a Royster pick over Powell/Richardson than vice versa.


Royster combines all of Powell's size with most of Richardson's elusiveness.  At Penn State, he was better than Powell was at Louisville.


What we don't know is if he can translate what he did in college to what he should be doing in the pros like Powell did, though.


Having said all that, since the Royster advantage is slight and not massive, I don't expect us to actually jettison Powell or Richardson just to claim Royster.


The devil you know.

juunit
juunit

@BDarc23 @juunit @Bent @Brendan @SackDance99 

Yeah, but that's not really Royster's fault. He's been behind Morris and Helu on the depth chart. He's an excellent 3rd down guy. And I'm pretty sure he's Penn State's all-time leading rusher.