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

Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Today was the second to last practice at SUNY Cortland for the New York Jets. Let’s get right to the observations:

  • MARK SANCHEZ PUTTING IT TOGETHER: Mark has put together several good practices in a row, and today was no different.  He looked sharp, and connected with Jeremy Kerley on a bullet TD during team drills.  Geno Smith did not have a TD pass today, for those keeping track.
  • CHRIS IVORY BACK AGAIN: Great news today, seeing Chris Ivory out on the field.  He was full go today, which puts him nicely on course to play on Saturday night.  I know we all can’t wait to see that.
  • TODAY WAS THE DAY OF BIG SNACKS: Kenrick Ellis did not practice today, reason not know at the time of this post.  The man who took the snaps in his place?  Big Snacks Harrison.  It’s great to see that coach Dunbar has that kind of confidence in Damon.
  • SIMMS PULLING AHEAD OF MCELROY?: It would be a shame to see a guy lose his roster spot due to an injury, but here it seems possible.  Greg McElroy was not participating in team drills, after aggravating his ankle injury, while Matt Simms connected on a 60 yard TD pass to end training camp.  Could this be the beginning of the end of McElror with the Jets?

We will have one more of these after the final practice tomorrow.

Topics: Jets Training Camp, New York Jets

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  • Bennny K

    Jeff Capellini made the best Mark Sanchez quote I’ve ever read . No Matter how good Sanchez plays he’ll always be “the guy everyone hopes doesn’t destroy any chance the team has to win.”

    No matter how good Sanchez plays in practice we need to put all our effort into supporting Geno and giving him the opportunity to become a quality NFL QB, he’s our future. Geno has the skills to be a top 5 QB if he’s developed correctly.

    • TheJetPress

      A lot of people feel that way about Mark. I think we are still supporting Geno if we have Mark start. It can’t hurt to sit and learn. That being said, I wouldn’t be shocked if Geno starts.

    • Paul Newbold

      Historically that’s what being a Jet fan has been! You root like hell and then hope they don’t self destruct!! I guess the same can be used to describe Sanchez, but it certainly is particular to him. Go Jets!!

      • Paul Newbold


        • Bennny K

          I’m kinda of sick walking out of the room every time Mark has the ball because I’m waiting for him to throw his next INT. The last two year have been torturous. I’m surprised Rex hasn’t body slammed the kid yet.

          • Paul Newbold

            I cringed every time he’s had the ball also. But by a bunch of sources he’s playing well and looks sharp this season. If he can win the competition, might as well let him earn that salary!! LOL

  • matr dontelli iii

    We can only hope mark’s strong performance signals five more years of markie under center!

    • Bennny K

      Maybe we should sign him to an extension before it’s too late. LOL

      • matr dontelli iii

        I dunno, I kinda like idzik. We saw what the extension did for the last gm! But, on second thought, yeah, maybe we should sign him now to a lifetime extension while his stock is low! Yeah!

    • TheJetPress

      I don’t know about that yet Matr, lol, but if these guys push each other….nothing wrong with that

  • Frank Antonelli

    I know this is off topic but West Virginia coach says he didn’t criticize Geno Smith’s leadership. Here is an excerpt from a story on PFT:

    When West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said a lack of leadership was a big problem on his team last year, it was widely viewed as a knock on Geno Smith, the former West Virginia quarterback who was drafted by the Jets this year. But Holgorsen now says that’s not what he meant.

    “Geno was one of the only real leaders we had on the team in 2012,” Holgorsen said.Holgorsen added that the media misconstrued his comments, in which he never mentioned Smith by name. “People in media are trying to read between the lines or add two plus two and they’re wrong,” Holgorsen said.

    Surprise surprise the media hacks trying to create a story. Ryan was
    asked by a hack in the media who posed the question that WVU
    coaches and players said GENO was not a leader, he simply responded to
    the question which was yup you guessed it twisted to sensationalize.

    • TheJetPress

      Heard about this…you are right no shocker about the blowing out of proportion thing.

  • matr dontelli iii

    i’ve said before, if markie is gonna go seven for us seven for them once the season starts then he needs to sit and greg should start until geno is ready. we’ve all seen the difference the oc is already making even with the vanilla preseason game plan. i look forward to seeing what mark can do with open receivers and hopefully a running game that can keep the team out of the seemingly perpetual third and long situations we faced the last couple years. the mistakes, though, have to stop. we can’t have holding and false starts on every drive. i’m really hoping to see this team score some points on saturday, and some points doesn’t mean only seven by the first team. we need to get winters into the starting lineup though, or we will be seeing those third and longs. peterman is not the answer.

    • TheJetPress

      all fair as usual

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