Jul 26, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) walks off the practice field following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts and Observations: New York Jets’ Training Camp 8/12/13

Let’s get to the thoughts and observations of the day, for Monday morning practice from SUNY Cortland:

  • CHRIS IVORY IS BACK: Let’s start with the good news.  Chris Ivory was seen today, actually participating in some regular drills, and taking contact.  Ivory is absolutely on track to make his Jets’ debut on Saturday night.  How great is that?  Finally.
  • JOE MCKNIGHT STILL HAVING HEAD PROBLEMS: As I reported earlier, Joe tried to make it through the morning session, but had no chance.  He couldn’t stay hydrated.  He was looked at several times by trainers before leaving the field.  Not a good situation with Joe.
  • RYAN SPEEDING HIS WAY UP THE CHARTS: Guess what name was coming up again, multiple times today?  Ryan Spadola.  He recorded more receptions, and was used on both kickoff and punt teams.  We know how important playing on special teams is to making a football team, so this is a great sign for the young New Jersey native.
  • GARRETT MCINTYRE WITH A SACK: After being injured on Friday night, it was nice to see McIntyre in the backfield rushing the passer.  He is a linebacker that is just coming into his own, and a setback would not be good.
  • QUARTERBACKS LOOKING GOOD: Despite the fact that he had a limp that was noticed, Geno Smith was still making all of the necessary throws.  He seemed to look good, picked off by a diving Isaiah Trufant being the one major blemish.  Onlookers described Mark Sanchez as “…lighting it up in seven on sevens.”  It’s great to see both guys playing well.  It means the job will be “earned”, no matter which guy takes it.
  • A CRO SCARE: There was quite the nervous moment towards the end of the session.  Antonio Cromartie left the field with trainers, looking at his left elbow.  The worst was feared, but he came back in with a sleeve on his arm.  Thank goodness that it wasn’t serious.
  • BILAL POWELL MAKING THE MOST OF IT: Bilal Powell is still taking his opportunity and doing all that he can to make his case.  The injuries have been a blessing for Bilal as he has looked good so far in camp, and looked good today.  He put some nice moves on for a 50+ yard TD run.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    we lost danny woodhead – no apparent relation to woodhead johnson – over a roster spot for david clowney and we gave up leon washington when we drafted joe mcknight. those missteps are not even among mr. t’s greatest errors. is it any wonder he didn’t bother looking for another gm position? if mcknight just kept his foôl mouth shut it would be one thing, but to make that ridiculous ‘they’ll have to kill me to get rid of me’ statement before turning up too lame to even ride the bike? just cut him already. i’ve had enough. he’s made like five plays in three years and had more fumbles than plays. i’ve had enough of joe mcknight in particular and i’ve had enough of usc players n general. sorry about your head joe. go get some rest. while you’re at it maybe swing by the police station and pay your tickets. dope! again, if he kept his mouth shut it would be one thing, but after talking that nonsense during the spring, then the position is wide open due to the goodson situation and THIS is how mcknight responds? it’s like goodson said, y’know, i feel bad about taking joe’s position, i mean, he can’t even afford to pay his traffic tickets. i don’t wanna take his job! sheesh! thanks mr. t. hey joe, next time you’re at mcdonalds maybe you might wanna put in an app. it looks like you’re about done in the nfl.

    • TheJetPress

      classic matr, I love it…….and can’t disagree with any of it.

      • matr dontelli iii

        and just to be clear, i don’t hate the guy, believe it or not after that rant, and i hope he gets over his head issues. migraines are one of the worst things i can’t even imagine going through and i wouldn’t wish them on anyone, not even the daily news sports writers, well, maybe not, but that’s why i don’t read them, if i read them i probably would, but we keep reading about his promise and his abilities and he just can’t deliver, then he runs his mouth, then he wants to beat up twitter folks, c’mon man, you can’t even walk out onto the field on your own, who you gonna beat up? as far as the fumbles, he’s got six fumbles in 212 touches, for a comparison, reggie bush, same type player, same college 1439 touches, 27 fumbles, basically joe is fifty percent more likely to fumble than reggie. get well, joe, just get well someplace else, we could use the roster spot for someone who can maybe perform.

        • TheJetPress

          I don’t disagree Matr. He doesn’t earn the right to be arrogant, ever. It’s like you said, he can’t even stay out there. He isn’t durable.