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    OTA News 5/28

    Reports: Goodson Participates in Practice Today

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    Eric Allen Sr. Reporter/Director, Internet ProgrammingEmail @eallenjets On the Inside
    After the Holiday Weekend, the Jets got back to work Monday under ominous clouds and showers here at the team’s Atlantic Health Training Center. According to numerous media outlets, RB Mike Goodson is participating on the practice field with his teammates.
    Since the workout is voluntary and the media is not permitted to watch practice, the organization will not comment on Goodson or any player’s attendance. Goodson, who is facing gun and drug charges after being arrested on May 17 in Denville, NJ, pleaded not guilty to five separate charges last week.
    Only three of the Jets’ 10 OTAs are open to the media, so that means 70% of the spring action is not seen by any outsider. The OTA sessions, which are lightly padded practices featuring on the field coaching where contact is prohibited, are limited to two hours of on field practice time.
    The media has just two more practice viewings — Thursday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 5 — before the team’s minicamp commences on June 11.

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    Looking forward to the STH only minicamp on June 11 Get to see things for myself and maybe throw a few choice curses at Cimini and Mehta

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    This is actually from last week but has more detail than I've seen here (From the Jets site):

    Rex Takes Aim at Turnovers During Today’s OTA Posted by Randy Lange on May 22, 2013 – 4:45 pm


    Rex Ryan, channeling Billy Martin, feels strongly both ways about turnovers during Organized Team Activities.
    On the one hand, the practices now are OTAs. Older offensive players are getting acquainted with new, all are learning Marty Mornhinweg’s West Coast scheme. This is the time of year to make mistakes.

    On the other hand …
    “I’d rather not have him turn the ball over once,” Ryan said of QB Mark Sanchez, who turned the ball over three times in today’s practice session open to the media at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. “These are the OTAs, but that’s the pressure we’re putting on him. You flat tell him we can’t have these and all that stuff, and he knows.”

    No. 6 sure does know. He threw a pass down the middle that was snagged on the slide by No. 37 — no, not Yeremiah Bell but rather Jaiquawn Jarrett, the former second-round pick of the Eagles fighting for the safety job that Bell left open when he departed for Arizona — and slapped his side with a hint of frustration.

    Another pick went to Damon “Snacks” Harrison, yes, the 350-pound second-year DT who was sent into space by Ryan and coordinator Dennis Thurman in a particular look that worked well for the defense but gave Sanchez a Randy Starks flashback.

    There were two other offensive giveaways this day, and so Ryan was spreading his pointed talk and tough love around to the entire ball-security operation.

    “I think it’s a huge issue for our football team,” he said. “Obviously in that position [QB] you have to protect the ball. You’re going to have the ball in your hand every snap. But it’s more than that. We evaluate the punt returners the same way, the kick returners the same way. Those are areas we know we have to improve in. Joe McKnight led this league in kick returns but Joe’s probably the first one to tell you, ‘I’ve got to protect it to help this team.’

    “So,” the head coach said in bringing the subject back to the position at hand, “that’s going to weigh into the decision of who’s going to play quarterback.”
    Rex and Jets fans don’t need any anecdotal or statistical evidence to back up the importance of ball security, but for those who do, here is one

    factoid:
    Five NFL teams have averaged 2.0-plus giveaways per regular-season game for the past two seasons: the Eagles (75 GAs), Jets (71), Cardinals (66), Chiefs (65) and Bills (64). Their combined record: 60-100, a .375 winning percentage, with no playoff appearances.
    Then there’s this, which hints of the Green & White problem and its cure:
    The 2011-12 Jets and ’11-12 Cards are the only two teams since 2009 to have averaged two-plus giveaways one year and not improved on their turnover total the following year. So on the one hand (Billy the Kid one more time) the Jets have been a hard case in improving their turnover tendencies. But on the other, with a sense of urgency and focus, 16 other 2.0-turnover teams since ’09 have improved their showing the following year, by an average of 10 fewer turnovers.
    There’s no time like the present to stress ball security. Even if the time is at an OTA in the middle of May.

    Rex Cetera
    “The defense is much further ahead than the offense,” Ryan said of the units getting back into the swing at this week’s OTA start. “We’re kind of throwing the kitchen sink at the offense. You don’t put up one coverage or one front [on defense] — that’s not realistic in the National Football League. We’re going to throw a lot at them, and hopefully when we get to the real games it’s all going to look easy to them.”

    Another mitigating circumstance for Sanchez and Geno Smith in the offensive showing was a group of missing WRs. Ryan thinks Santonio Holmes’ return to full practicing “will probably be more training camp than minicamp.” Stephen Hill was sidelined with some knee swelling, although it’s not considered serious. Clyde Gates and Jordan White also sat out. … On the possibility of adding another QB to the Sanchez-Smith-Greg McElroy-Matt Simms competition, Ryan answered generally: “Any player we think can help this team, we would be open to.”

    Ryan, speaking for the first time on QB David Garrard’s retirement and RB Mike Goodson’s legal issues, didn’t go into detail. On Garrard: “There’s still some paperwork that needs to be done. We understand he’s put in for retirement and all that. I would like to comment on him at the appropriate time.” On Goodson: “The organization’s already issued a statement on Mike so I will just leave it at that.”

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    They got to work on Tuesday under ominous skys, not Monday! These guys make daily mistakes in their pointless reports.

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    ^Rex? Meet muzzle. Finally.

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    nice story by Lange, other than it being about the May 22 practice which took place last Wednesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    nice story by Lange, other than it being about the May 22 practice which took place last Wednesday
    Agree, that's why it says at the top:
    "This is actually from last week but has more detail than I've seen here (From the Jets site):"

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    Am happy that e media hacks have limited access


    ... It does make you yearn for current info though

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    Richardson was doing well by some accounts last week even against the ones. Not sure whether I should be vaguely happy or vaguely concerned by that.

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    So this is weird on a couple of levels. First, it's a Seth Walder article appearing under Mehalfwita's banner. I know he's leaving, but this could be construed as Walder is working for him? Please, that would be absolute proof there is no god.

    2nd is "per source." The source is the first article in this thread. So is that the DN's newest "anonymous Jet," the Jet's website?


    May 28, 2013 2:19 PM
    Mike Goodson returns to practice

    BY Seth Walder
    Mike Goodson practiced Tuesday, as expected, per source. The running back’s attorney said last week that the Jets and NFL had held him out of practice following his arrest on weapons and gun charges. However, because the practices were voluntary no permission was required. Tony Fusco, Jr., the attorney, had said he believed it would be possible for Goodson to return to practice before the legal process was complete. Fusco said the entire ordeal could drag on for months.
    Goodson pled not guilty in front of a municipal court judge last week to five charges: unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun, possession of a hollow-point bullet, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Jets in March.
    Twitter.com/SethWalderNYDN

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    "You flat tell him we can’t have these and all that stuff, and he knows.”
    That's what I call coaching at its finest.

    Rex can fix anything.

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