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News and Notes from OTA's Today with the New York Jets


Here are some news and notes, culled from the Tweets of observers on hand at Florham Park today:

  • Led by Ricky Sapp, the defense was ahead of the offense, yet again. This is still to be expected, being so early.  However, how great a sign is it to see Sapp recording two sacks?  Maybe he could add that beast off the edge that we have been waiting for.
  • No talk of Tebow signing.  Good for the Jets.  It is nice to see the mainstream media reaching for comments, and the players are not biting.  They have been told to concentrate on their own team.  It’s about time.  Good job by John Idzik, Rex Ryan and company.
  • Winslow fit in with first team.  You have seen my posts about how excited I am to see Winslow in camp.  I think he could be a great find if he is healthy.  Apparently, he started off well right away with day one, as he posted a couple of catches with the first team.
  • Lackluster quarterbacking.  For anyone looking for the numbers in the quarterback competition, look elsewhere.  But it is worth noting the fact that nobody has looked great, with Mark and Geno looking very mediocre.  Matt Simms was still ahead of Greg McElroy, though.
  • Tone was teaching.  He may not be ready to play quite yet, but it is great to see him sharing knowledge with his younger teammates.  Good job out of him.  Keep it up.

We will have more notes from tomorrow’s open-work out.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

    from what I hear the difference between Geno’s passes and Sanchez’s is day and night–(Jet nation radio) Geno is throwing crisp tight spirals -Sanchez was Sanchez– wobbly inaccurate- cant find receivers down field–hopefully tomorrow Geno gets his chance with the 1st team –Rex is throwing the kitchen sink at both QBs.

    • TheJetPress

      Heard the same things too. I have heard that they run it quite a lot as well, so the offense might not seem as knoew as we thought.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

        The jets offense is going to go back to rookie QB mode (2009) rush-rush -rush the ball-when we lead the league in rushing–if the Rbs can stay on the field we might have a chance

        • TheJetPress

          I agree, we could surprise a lot of people

  • Paul Newbold

    Thanks for the notes. It’d be nice to see a standout at QB, but I really don’t think we are going to see that happen for a while. Please let this the last time we hear Tim Tebow’s name on this page! He is no longer a Jet, end of story! I’d love Sapp to return to form, that would be a huge plus for this team! Winslow is a well traveled veteran, he will fit in, just a matter if he can keep his head straight and he can stay healthy. No mention of the RB competition???

    • TheJetPress

      Nope there has not been a lot on the running backs yet. Team seems to be waiting, anxiously, for workouts with pads on that.

      • Paul Newbold

        True, its hard to evaluate RB’s without pads.