Florham Park, NJ- After a brutal performance by the Jets in their last dress rehearsal, against the Eagles, the Jets have a lot of decisions to make by Monday morning. As is stands right now the Jets have 75 men on their roster, by 4PM tomorrow they will need to trim it down to 53. That means there are a lot of players who are on the bubble of the roster looking over their shoulders thinking what they could have done better to make this team. Read the rest of this entry »
Florham Park, NJ- Today is the last time the Jets will put on the pads before they start playing games that really count. The Jets will travel down the New Jersey Turnpike to play their annual game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be the last chance for players who are on the bubble of making the team. They will have to show Rex Ryan and his staff that they belong with the final 53 and that they can play for the green and white Read the rest of this entry »
Florham Park, NJ- The Jets took the practice field in front of fans for one of the last times this summer as the Jets are just about ready to break camp. Tomorrow will be the last time the Jets have an open practice for the fans and it will be held at gang green’s old stomping grounds, Hofstra University in Long Island. Rex Ryan told reporters after practice, “I like going there, we are looking forward to going there. It’s tough because you try to tell your players this is our original fan base.” It will be the first time the Jets are returning to Hofstra after a couple of years of absence. Read the rest of this entry »
Florham Park, NJ- After two and a half weeks at SUNY Cortland and two preseason games, the Jets finally returned home to Florham Park on Monday. With the Snoopy Bowl on the line this weekend, the Jets will play their cross-town rivals the Giants. Practice intensity wasn’t at its best as it was a hot and muggy day at the Atlantic Jets Training Center. Here is the breakdown of what went on the field today.
Cortland, New York- This Saturday night the Jets will be heading up to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in their second preseason game. You can fully expect to see the starters play into the second quarter and possibly until halftime. The Bengals who are coming off another playoff season will look to bounce back from a 41-39 shootout loss to the Chiefs a week ago. The Jets will have a lot to handle as the Bengals have one of the better defenses and offenses in the league, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »
Cortland, NY- Coming into this season the Jets were already thin at corner back, but now the Jets are down to the bare minimun at the position. On Sunday, the Jets lost their third-round pick, Dexter McDougle, to a season ending ACL injury. On the same day Dee Milliner suffered a high ankle sprain. Luckily for the Jets, Milliner will only be out a couple of weeks, however do not expect him to play until the season opener. The Jets got back to work Tuesday and here are the storylines from practice.
Antonio Allen At Corner Back?
Antonio Allen has been coming along nicely as a safety over the past few seasons. “Double A” as Rex Ryan calls him, has been raving about his young defensive back all camp. On Tuesday, Rex told the media some surprising news, “He’ll Start (at corner back), what the heck?” When referring to Allen. Allen is going to be thrown into the fire, as he will most likely have to cover A.J. Green this Saturday night when the Jets take on the Bengals in Cincinnati. Allen told reporters about playing corner back on Saturday, “I’m going to get out there and make some plays. I know that. I’m going out there confident and no-holds barred.” You have to like the way he is approaching his first start at corner back. As Rex Ryan has said in the past you need to be confident when playing corner back because you are out there by yourself.
Geno Has Another Solid Practice
After Geno Smith’s not so stellar performance in last Thursday’s preseason game against the Colts, Smith is looking to bounce back with a solid performance this Saturday. Tuesday was a step in the right direction. Smith finished 5-for-11 with one touchdown. Smith is still trying to beat out Michael Vick for the starting job. Vick showed flashes of what he used to be as he ran around pretty well for a thirty-four-year old, however Smith is still getting 75 to 80 percent of the first team reps. Rex Ryan still will not name a quarterback for week one, but did say Smith will start Saturday against the Bengals.
Wide Receivers Have A Case Of The Dropsies
On a rainy day up in Cortland New York, the Jets held practice that was closed to the public. Don’t think the receivers got the memo, as they were almost non-existent at practice today. Stephen Hill had a number of drops most likely due to the rain, but that is no excuse. Hill who has been notorious for dropping balls in the past is certainly on the chopping block. Now it is time for Hill to show the Jets something. Up until this point, Hill, has had a pretty decent camp. In the game last week against the Colts, Hill had zero catches, which is not a good way to start the preseason. The receiver group is getting a little bit crowded and someone is going to have to step up in the next preseason game or they might not have a job in the coming weeks.
Chris Ivory who left last week’s game with a rib injury will play on Saturday, Rex Ryan told the media after practice. Jeff Cumberland left practice early with a sore Achilles, but will have a chance to play on Saturday. Dee Milliner is scheduled to have an MRI on his ankle sometime this week, but the Jets are waiting for the swelling to go down. Do not expect to see him back for the rest of preseason. Calvin Pryor was back in full pads running full speed and making hits Pryor will most likely get his first game action this Saturday.
East Rutherford, NJ- The Jets opened up the 2014 preseason on Thursday night with a 13-10 win against the Indianapolis Colts. It was the first chance we got to see the Jets take the field against another opponent as they have been up at Cortland for the first two weeks of training camp.
“We won the game.” Geno Smith told reports after the game. “We did some good things, we did some things we need to improve on but to come away with the victory is always important.” It wasn’t the highest scoring game as both teams’ offenses struggled at times in the game. However the Jets were able to come away with the win by the slimmest of margins thanks to rookie kicker Andrew Furney, who kicked a game winning 50-yard field goal with about a minute to go. Read the rest of this entry »
Cortland, New York- On day eight of training camp the offense showed that they to belong. After a couple of days in a row where the defense dominated it was the offense that ruled the day. With only six days away from the Jets first preseason game against the Colts it was good to see some fire from the offense who has been getting beat up all camp by the defense. Some of the wide receivers flashed a few good plays as Stephen Hill and Jacoby Ford stood out amongst the group. Here is what happened on day eight of camp.
Offense Shows They Can Ball Too
The offense looked extremely better than previous days at camp today as there were a number of big plays that grabbed attention. With the first-team out there Geno Smith hit Stephen Hill on a deep route that went for a 60-yard touchdown. With the second-team Michael Vick hit Jacoby Ford for a 65-yard touchdown. “I thought Mike and Geno both looked good (today.)” Rex Ryan told reporters after practice. Ryan also said about going deep, “whenever you have a good running game your going to be able to throw the ball vertically.” Read the rest of this entry »
Cortland, New York- On day six of practice for the New York Jets the defense shined once again. For the second day in a row the defense was dominate as the offense continues to struggle. “It was a feeding frenzy (for the defense) today,” Rex Ryan said to the media after practice. The Jets offense is going to have to start getting more consistent if they want to show the fans and the rest of the league they belong. DeMario Davis told reporters after practice, “It was a very big day for the defense… a step in the right direction.” One thing is for sure, Rex Ryan can boast about his defense all he wants because so far this camp they have looked spectacular. Here is what happened on day six of training camp.
The Quarterback Unit Has A Bad Day
Collectively as a unit the quarterbacks had a bad day. Between the four of them they had five interceptions, three of which were pick sixes. Every single quarterback had at least one interception. A very bad day for the quarterbacks all around, but one is struggling more than others. Tajh Boyd had two interceptions by himself today and is having some rookie growing pains. Rex Ryan spoke about Boyd saying, “yeah he is struggling there’s no question… it’s probably going to take some time.” Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee are probably going to have an intense film session after practice today as both are pulling their hair out over all these turnovers. Read the rest of this entry »
On day four of jets training camp physicality was a big theme. In the second day with full pads the Jets turned up the tempo with live hitting for the first time. Things got a little out of hand at times during practice, as there were two fights and a hit to the quarterback, which didn’t sit well the offensive line or Rex Ryan. “A lot of good things a lot of not so good things (from practice,) we have to learn to protect each other, we are only going to be at our best if we are healthy.” Here are some of the things that stood out on day four of camp.
Geno Uses His Wheels
Geno Smith showed that he could use his legs as well as his arm on Sunday afternoon. In one designed read option Smith took the ball back from Chris Johnson and took it up field for a huge gain. Smith also scrambled on a play where he stepped up from the rush and bursted through for a big gain. Towards the end of last season Smith started to flash his rushing abilities, which really added a new dimension to his game. When Smith starts to run around it really takes his game to a new level. Rex Ryan even said in his press conference, “a stat that is forgotten form last season is that Geno had the second highest quarterback rating for the second half of the season.” Read the rest of this entry »