It was family night tonight at MetLife Stadium as the Jets took the field for an open practice session. There was no contact, as the team was dressed in jerseys and shorts. Here are some thoughts and observations:
- It was an up and down showing for Stephen Hill, which is to be expected for a rookie wide receiver. He made some great catches downfield, including a diving catch on a Tim Tebow throw. However, he also had some pretty wide open drops, which obviously is not good. He will get better, folks. He is showing signs of brilliance.
- The offense was clearly working on getting the ball down the field, which will make all Jets fans happy. Mark Sanchez made some deep connections to several guys, including his favorite target, Dustin Keller. Tim Tebow was getting the ball down the field as well, to the likes of Stephen Hill. I know we were all wondering if that would ever happen, so, this is a good sign.
- It looks like Nick Bellore has made the transition to fullback, as he was working out again with the position today. It will be interesting to see the role he will be used in going forward.
- The pass protection is still clearly a work in progress. Take that the other way as well, that the pass rush is looking good. One guy who looked impressive was the ever popular Damon Harrison. He is showing himself as a tough man to block on a daily basis, and is making a good play at making this team.