Report from Monday’s Jets Training Camp Practice

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DEFENSE

Bart is Back:

Want proof that Bart is a better player than he was in 2011?

Take a look at this picture. Bart Scott manhandles Matt Slauson, throwing him off his feet and to the ground.

Slauson is a big dude, and shouldn’t be tossed around like Wayne Hunter was by Von Miller last year @ Denver.

But hey, at least Bart has the respect to give Slauson a hand afterwards…

Mayhem:

Aaron Maybin really stood out to me today, during position drills. He was matched up against LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson most of the time, which is a real challenge for “Mayhem”. He rose to the challenge and beat Ferguson around the outside a couple of times.

Here’s one example…

Other Standouts:

What other player stood out during Offensive and Defensive Line drills?

Sione Pouha.

Take a look at what Sione was able to do to Nick Mangold during a drill…

Pouha did a great job holding his own against the best center in the league. I admire the way he plays, even during practice. That’s right, we’re talking about practice.

Kenrick Ellis had a strong day as well. He looked like a beast out there, moving around like an athletic defensive end. He was often using a power swat to get passed a block, like he did in the picture below.

Along with Ellis, Damon Harrison also showed some burst off the line, often overpowering his opponent during linemen drills.

Here’s a picture of him to the left, with a great low-center of gravity.

Overall, I came away impressed by the strength, power, and speed of our defense. Our defensive line, especially. The players were really working hard out there, and you can never teach someone to play with that kind of effort. Oh, and Quinton Coples was one of those players…. So for anyone to criticize his work ethic is completely unfair.

Finally, here’s 1st Round Draft Pick DE Quinton Coples, getting his pass rush going during Monday’s practice…

SPECIAL TEAMS

Hard Knocks Star gets the Special Teams rolling!

Special Teams Coach Mike Westoff ran the show today. Kickoffs, punts, returns… you name it. Westoff was in control.

Coach Westoff had everybody running full speed with great focus. I didn’t notice any mistakes that were made during the duration of the practice.

At one point, I heard a fan yell a chant to Coach Westoff, “Ten more years, ten more years!”

Take a look below, at Westoff’s reaction…. I found it quite humorous.

It looks like Westoff still plans on retiring a bit earlier than the fans would like to see, but you’ve got to give him the respect that he deserves.

 

 

That’s all from Jets Training Camp in Cortland, NY…. Thanks for reading!


 

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Topics: Aaron Maybin, Antonio Cromartie, Bart Scott, Damon Harrison, Darrelle Revis, Kenrick Ellis, Laron Landry, Mark Sanchez, Matt Slauson, NIck Mangold, Quinton Coples, Sione Pouha, Stephen Hill, Tim Tebow

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