Cimini writes on ESPN New York’s Jets Blog last night the progress of installing the offense for the Jets receivers might become a problem based on their injuries and inability to play.
… [Sanchez is] trying to break in a new receiving corps. Without Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens (all injured) his top targets are Patrick Turner, rookie Stephen Hill and rookie Jordan White. On one occasion in practice, Sanchez barked at White for running the wrong route. Believe me, it wasn’t the only bad route in practice. The Jets’ passing game is a mess, and you can’t blame Sanchez for getting frustrated.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comThat doesn’t sound good, and while it comes off as a bit rough, the Jets passing game could stand to use the receivers who will actually be seeing the most time on the field taking reps in camp. It sounds like Hill is seeing time on the field this morning in drills, so that’s at least a good sign. But beyond Stephen Hill, there’s a lot of guys who are banged up for the Jets right now and Rex is generally cautious and rarely in a rush to get them back on the field, but I get the feeling that guys like Kerley, Holmes and the rest will be back soon enough. As a note it is a good thing for White’s chances of making the roster that he is seeing time now on the field. After his injury earlier this offseason, now’s not the time to miss out. I don’t like that the group hasn’t had sufficient time over the last few weeks to get into a better rhythm, but there’s still a good amount of time left between now and their first game for them to pull it together.