Quote: Westhoff on Milliner

“I’m not sure he’s the best cornerback up here in Cortland. And I might include the university.”

-Mike Westhoff on Dee Milliner, to ESPN Radio

Leger Douzable, Muhammad Wilkerson,Quinton Coples, Damon Harrison

What happened at Training Camp today?

SNY’s Andrew Johnston and Leonard Orman are at Jets Training Camp, and here’s their dispatch of what they saw and heard from Tuesday’s camp…

Johnston:

Defense

  • Defense flying around the ball. Made life tough on the offense during team drills.
  • Testy practice. Guys really getting after their teammates on the other side of the ball.
  • Defensive front looks impenetrable. Sheldon Richardson spent a fair amount of time with Karl Dunbar working on technique during individuals.
  • Defensive backs at times look lost. Without a doubt the weakness of the defense. Milliner shows signs of improvement then takes a step back. Antonio Allen has impressed. Might be my underdog of the day.

Offense

  • Both quarterbacks showing signs of comfort with the playcalls although both are much better throwing the ball vertically then laterally. Geno Smith has continually impressed throughout camp. Much more poised and better decision making.
  • Running backs have been solid. The three-headed monster has been an anchor for the offense. All three guys are comfortable with the sharing of rushes…for now.
  • Wide receivers have been hit or miss. Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley impressed during individuals. Juked the corners out of their shoes during red zone drills. Hakim Salim has rebounded from his early camp drops, could be a sleeper in the WR mix due to his speed.

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Daily Westhoff – Wednesday 7.30.14

SNY’s Leonard Orman talks to former Jets special teams coach and current SNY Analyst Mike Westhoff about what he saw at New York Jets training camp during practice on Wednesday – which saw the defense ahead of the offense, an impressive front seven, yet questions in the secondary.

Jets injuries at camp on Wednesday

Three Jets did not practice today due to injury.

Calvin Pryor sat out with a concussion, Bilal Powell with a hamstring injury and David Nelson missed practice with groin injury.

Amaro on sidelines, Pryor not in pads for Wednesday’s practice

Rookie tight end Jace Amaro is on the sidelines as Wednesday’s Jets’ practice begins. Amaro is wearing pads, though.

Rookie defensive back Calvin Pryor, who suffered a concussion over the weekend, is on the sidelines, sans pads and a helmet.

This is the third practice Pryor has missed since Saturday.

Davis celebration

Demario Davis keeps a level head

Many players on the New York Jets have made it clear they’re confident in their team this season, but linebacker Demario Davis refuses to buy into all the talk (ESPN, July 29).

In an interview on NFL Radio on Tuesday made it clear he wasn’t falling into all of the hype, at least not yet.

“What it seems like is that, it seems like too many people are saying we can be the best defense or we are the best defense, but the work has to show it,”  Davis said. “You know, as far as me seeing it, have we been putting in the work to be the best defense? I would say no. In the first couple weeks, we’ve got to work a lot harder. Guys have to put more individual time in, you’ve got to watch a lot more film, you’ve got to stay on the field a lot longer, you’ve got to come out a lot earlier.”

Davis, already a standout leader on defense, also said there is still a lot of work to be done if the Jets want to be the best.

“It’s not just what is mandatory,” said Davis. “If you want to be the best you’ve got to do more. Being the best doesn’t just happen. So I’ve seen a lot of people saying that. I’ve said it myself, but personally, I don’t feel like we’re putting in the work right now to be the best. We have a long way to go and right now we’re not on pace to be the best. We’ve got to start fast this year. We can’t afford to try to catch fire late in the season. We’ve got to start fast.”

GEICO SportsNite from Jets training camp

Jeane Coakley reports from Cortland about the Jets’ sluggish day of practice Tuesday, particularly on offense, with perspective from Rex Ryan, David Nelson, Michael Vick and Geno Smith.