The Jets are holding their open practices at their training facility in Florham Park, NJ on Thursday and Friday. It’s a great chance to see the team live and up close, and to interact with the team to a degree. For anyone who hasn’t gotten a chance to go down there, and are going for the first time, I have compiled some tips to make the experience as great as possible.
The earlier you arrive, the better off you will be. The staff has you file in once you get there, and you border the different practice fields with rope keeping you off the field. The earlier you arrive, the closer to, and the better position you have, along the main practice field. The majority of the action takes place on the main field obviously, so the earlier you arrive, the better.
THE PRACTICE GROUPS ROTATE
The above not withstanding, as the practice goes along, the position groups rotate around the field. What does that mean to you? It means that unles you come really late, you will get a view of many different positions. If offensive line play intrigues you, but they are starting the practice on the opposite end of the field from where you are, don’t worry. They will likely move to a position you will get great pictures from.
The last time I went to training camp practice, some of the best pictures I got(I arrived late), were of the punters working on the side field. There is something for everyone.