Defense Has “Feeding Frenzy” On Day 6
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.
DeMario Davis Shines
DeMario Davis is slowly but surely becoming one of the leaders on this Jets defense and it’s solely because of his play and dedication. “He is definitely the last player off the field,” Rex Ryan said. Ryan also said, Davis demands a lot from himself and his teammates. Today in practice Davis was flying all over the field as he had a number of pass breakups and also snagged a pick six. Davis is showing not only his teammates but also the rest of the league that this year will be his coming out party. After last year, where Davis had 146 tackles, it is just amazing to imagine that he is only getting better and better.
Injuries Start To Pile Up
The Jets are catching a little bit of the injury bug as of late, as a number of players have been taking trips to the trainer’s tent. Safety Calvin Pryor (concussion,) wide-receiver David Nelson (groin,) and running-back Bilal Powell (hamstring) all did not practice today as all are battling injuries. Pryor is a little bit of a different story as he suffered a concussion a couple of days ago. Rex Ryan said he has, “no idea when (Pryor) will be back that is up to the medical professionals.” Pryor must go through all the NFL regulated testing that goes along with a concussion. Do not expect Pryor back until at least the end of the week at the earliest. The Jets will most likely be very cautious with Pryor because of the way he plays. A couple of other players that sustained injuries included corner-back Johnny Patrick (hamstring,) safety Brandon Hardin (foot,) running-back Alex Green (chest,) and defensive lineman Zach Thompson (shoulder.)
Amaro Continues to Struggle
Tight End Jace Amaro the second-round pick out of Texas Tech was almost a sure thing. Amaro led all tight end’s in the NCAA last year with catches and was presumed to be one of the Jets focal points on offense. However in these first few days of camp he has been anything but a sure thing. On Wednesday Amaro had another bad drop, where he was wide open. On another play he ran the wrong route and Geno Smith got on him for it. Amaro has been battling a little bit of a knee injury the last couple of days so that could explain for the bad day today. One thing is for sure Amaro is going to have to get into the playbook because the Jets are counting on him this season to big a big contributor