Aug 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on the sidelines during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Thoughts and Observations from Jets Sunday 8/12 Practice


It was back to work for Rex and the gang today, getting ready for the game against the Giants this week. Here are some thoughts and observations:

  • Nice to see Jeremy Kerley back on the field, although it was only returning punts.  We found out that he is bothered by a slight hamstring tear.  They need him, as the Jets are thin at wide receiver as we know.
  • Greg McElroy had his best practice so far, by all accounts.  This is good for him, as I see the real possibility that if something were ever to happen to Mark, McElroy could become the starter while leaving Tebow as the Wildcat quarterback.
  • Tim Tebow had a huge practice, scoring a rushing TD from 25 yards out on a designed run play to him.  I guess they are starting to put some of the Tebow packages in.  Those will be exciting.  Tim also hit a bomb TD pass to Stephen Hill.  More on Hill next.
  • Stephen Hill must show more concentration on looking the ball into his hands.  He had a key drop Friday night in the preseason opener, and dropped a pass today on a 4th down play, trying to run before he caught it.  To be a big time receiver in this league, that just cannot happen.
  • Isn’t it interesting, right after Austin Howard received praise from coach Rex Ryan, all of a sudden, Wayne Hunter was ready to get back out there?  He did split reps with Howard.  Just interesting.
  • A nice practice for both Marcus Dixon, and Kyle Wilson.  Wilson recorded 2 interceptions, while Dixon posted 2 sacks, on back to back plays against Tim Tebow.
  • Hopefully Joe McKnight isn’t seriously injured, as he left practice limping.  We saw that the running back group didn’t do a lot to impress on Friday night, so they need Joe pretty badly.

They will be back at it tomorrow at 8 AM, closed to the public.

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