Minicamp Recap: Photographs & Paragraphs

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Jets Owner Woody Johnson (left) and General Manager Mike Tannenbaum (right) talk Jets Football as they look on at practice in Florham Park.

From a fan’s perspective, I like to see that our owner is involved like he is here, but not too involved (like Jerry Jones). A “Celebrity Owner” is one that likes to be the center of attention (like Jim Irsay), and can be a distraction for a team.

With the Jets camp under such scrutiny through the past few seasons, an obnoxious owner would only hurt the team and add more unnecessary pressure.

Personally, I have a lot of faith in the Woody, Mike, and Rex trio. The strong relationship they have will only continue to grow. Primarily because of the LOYALTY and RESPECT among the three. If you sit and think for a second, can you remember any time that Woody, Mike, or Rex bashed one another? I don’t. From what I can see, there seems to be a great deal of TRUST among these three amigos.


Antonio Cromartie (#31) makes a one-handed catch during minicamp.

The level of competition during practice really seems to be bringing out the best in each player. Maybe it’s the black jerseys. HA, it’s possible. From reports, it sounded like offensive players were a bit jealous of the new jerseys.

But hey, if a dark colored jersey unleashes a player’s competitiveness to PLAY LIKE A JET, then I’m all for it.

Cro makes a one-handed catch in this picture, and shows the amount of concentration that he CAN have on the field. He needs to be at this level, if not better, each and every game this season. Plus we’ll have fewer penalties!

As we know, there is the “Good Cro”, and the “Bad Cro”. This is the “Good Cro” right here. Hopefully we can find something other than the black jerseys to motivate #31 to play like this–with great awareness, speed, and athleticism.

I expect him to have a solid year.

Part 2 coming soon…stay tuned!

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