SNY’s Andrew Johnston and Leonard Orman are at Jets Training Camp, and here’s their dispatch of what they saw and heard from Day Two of camp…
- Team morale is the best I’ve seen in my five years with the team. We’ll see how that plays out once the pads are on.
- Quarterbacks: Looking good. Geno is clearly ahead of Vick. Interesting to watch the competition between Boyd and Simms. Boyd has been turnover happy. Simms likely winning the third spot.
- Running Backs: They have been working hard on pass protection. Ivory is lightyears ahead of CJ2K in that department. Both have had sure hands catching the ball out of the backfield.
- Tight Ends: Amaro dropped balls today. Rex said he needed to clean it up. Overall I’ve been impressed by their performance. Rex also commended the group today by saying the three (Cumberland, Amaro, and Sudfeld) are all “Very Good”.
- DB’s: Guys are working on their jam off the line if scrimmage. Patterson and McDougle have embraced the contact. Milliner rather run with receivers.
- The running backs are all explosive. “Are you guys trying to run the coach over? get your shots while you still can!” Running Backs Coach Anthony Lynn yelled.
- Chris Johnson lined up at wide receiver and burned a cornerback for 40-yard TD catch.
- Bilal Powell looks great. Absolutely juked Steele Divitto out of his shoes.
- Receivers practice stop-and-go routes, and Geno Smith threw a few beautiful balls to Eric Decker and Stephen Hill. Jeremy Kerley continued to stand out
- “Good ball, Geno!” was said a lot, both by coaches and fans.
- The Jets practiced the Wildcat.
- The Jets ran a few double-tight end sets, with Jace Amaro and Cumberland both lining up at TE.
- Amaro is an enormous target, but he won’t burn anyone.
- Eric Decker does his drills, comes off the field and keeps practicing routes. He just doesn’t take a break.
- Jacoby Ford looks like a good deep threat. Very, very fast. He’s been getting most of the work at kick returner.
- Saalim Hakim is the fastest guy on the field. Definite candidate for kickoff return job, and will compete with Ford.
- Jalen Saunders did not return kicks — just punts. Very small, but “shifty.” He’s going to be hard to cover.
- Greg Salas was making some nice plays on special teams.
- Antwan Barnes sprinted on sidelines, but did not participate in practice.
- Everyone — players, coaches and PR staff — do pushups after every penalty. They did six or seven sets of pushups on Friday.
- They ran a trick play on a field goal attempt. It was a pass to D’Brickashaw Ferguson, but he dropped it. A fan yelled, “Run that for Sheldon Richardson! He’ll catch it!”