Observations, Thoughts, Etc. from Jets Opening Workout
By Alan Schechter
June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum speak during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
It’s finally back. Jets football that is. The Jets had their first workout at SUNY Cortland this morning. It was closed to the public, but we are going to give you some observations and thoughts, based on the observations drawn by media members that were at the practice, in no particular order. Thanks to all of the beat reporters for so freely advising as to what is going on:
- Conley in the lead out of the gate-It appears that TJ Conley had a very good day with his punting. Reports were coming out that he was hitting 60 yarders and deadening them right in the corner. I know it’s a small thing, but the punter is a weapon and if Conley can step up his game, it will be a big help in 2012.
- Pick on Revis Day?-Maybe the gang was excited that he didn’t hold out, I don’t know. But reports were that Sanchez was taken many shots at Darrelle today. Revis had a pick, and Holmes outdueled him for another, and Revis wasn’t happy. It seems that Revis has got the fire burning again, which can only mean good things for the New York Jets
- Nick Folk does well in kicking competition-Another competition we are watching out for here at the JetPress is Nick Folk vs. Josh Brown. Nick seemed to have the lead today, making all of his kicks, while Brown missed a couple. Brown did hit twice from over 50, so this is definitely still something to watch in the coming weeks.
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Some more thoughts for you:
- Tebow Indecisive With the Football-This is what we have been saying all along, folks, and it was observed today. Tebow takes too long with the football in his hands. He is not decisive with his reads, and he just doesn’t get the football out. That combined with his limited ability as a thrower at this point plays into everything we have said here for a while.
- Jeff Otah Almost Ready to Go?- Hopefully this means the trade will stay intact after all. Jeff Otah was watching the action from the sidelines today, but told reporters he is close to passing. Anyone who watched Wayne Hunter play hopes to God that he is right.
- Demario Davis still On Sidelines-Unfortunately, Demario is not ready to go yet. He injured his hamstring during his conditioning test, and was placed on the PUP list. He was expected to be ready to come off this weekend, but apparently that is not so fast. Hopefully it will be soon, as big things are expected from him in year one.
- The Summer of Vlad? -An unfortunate term, but might actually be true. Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse were both taking reps at Left Guard today, fueling speculation that there is a competition for the spot in 2012. I think I speak for all Jets fans in saying “Go Matt go!”
- Offense is Getting Sharper – Although both QBs had their ups and downs, (Sanchez with a pick, and Tebow a sack), from all eyes the offense was improved from minicamp, which is to be expected. Also a good thing.
- Joe McKnight Looks Big and Fast-Saw this point brought out and that is good. He needed size to be able to withstand NFL hits, and if he gained some, and is still quick, this is good.
- Who cares what Keyshawn thinks?-Apparently, Keyshawn Johnson was making his presence known at Cortland today. He was talking to Santonio Holmes about being respectful and his special place with the Jets. Seriously? What special place? He’s the guy that forced Bill Parcells to trade him if memory serves me. And being respectul? Did he forget about the book he wrote? I also don’t really care what he thinks about the Jets offense either. Oh, well, I guess I don’t get a vote.
Stay tuned to our site over the weekend, JETSerious will be writing reports from Cortland Sat, Sun, and Mon.