It’s always an interesting day when the coordinators meet with the media. First of all, you get a more unique insight into what is going on with specific sides of the ball. When talking about the offense, you have to add in the fact that Rex doesn’t know a lot to say about it. So, that makes when Marty Mornhinweg talks all the more interesting.
Yesterday was his day to meet with the media, and he was talking at one point about the running game. He was asked if he was frustrated with not having Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson so far. He says he isn’t, but look at the whole quote:
Well, no. We don’t get frustrated because that’s part of the game. I am just a touch concerned about the amount of reps going into the season with them. However, like we just talked about, it certainly is a good thing for some of the young guys. We just acquired some fellas and they’re getting an awful lot of reps because of injuries. That’s pretty typical of a training camp. Bilal (Powell), just a little bit concerned on the number of reps he’s getting. We’ve discussed that over the last couple days. We certainly don’t want to overwork Bilal. I will tell you, he’s one of several that have had a terrific training camp. He’s shown up.
You see? He is a bit frustrated, because Bilal has had to go so often. Understandable. He was expecting to come into camp with these three guys, and he has only had one. That would be annoying. According to Ivory, he will be back at full speed in practice on Tuesday. We have no idea what is going on with Goodson, so that situation will continue to play out.
Just as an interesting read, Marty feels that Mark Sanchez has had an outstanding camp, here is why, and what he has improved on in Marty’s eyes:
Well, his consistency, his accuracy, (and) his footwork. I will tell you, (Quarterback Coach) David Lee has worked his rear end off with the quarterbacks, exactly how we want this thing done. Mark has done even more than we’ve asked that way, both on and off the field. So they’re working diligently on basic fundamentals and technique. How we want it done here with the New York Jets. He’s done very well pushing the ball down the field. His numbers are up just a little bit, as far as his accuracy and his completion percentage throughout the camp from past history, at least the recent past history from the numbers that I have.
I am sure that won’t resonate too well with fans that don’t like Mark, but he is playing well. We shall see how things go on Friday night.