Some Thoughts and Observations from Jets Wednesday Practice


July 30, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) runs a pass play past New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie (31) at the New York Jets practice. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

It’s back to work for the Jets today at SUNY Cortland.  They worked out for the first time since Monday, and here are some thoughts and observations, based on what the reporters in attendance had to say:

He may be guarding him on the field, but Antonio Cromartie might want to consider staying away from Santonio Holmes, because he is starting to pop off at the mouth just like he does.  His comment that he is the second best WR on the team, based on quotes after practice, has irritated other wide receivers.  The Jets don’t need another problem in the locker room.

The offense was outdueled by the defense again, as evidenced by the mediocre days by Sanchez and Tebow.  Don’t be too alarmed, this is to be expected.  The defense is typically ahead of the offense early, and the Jets are learning a new offense.  Give it time.

The progression of Bilal Powell has been wonderful, as much as it has been surprising.  Nobody expected anything out of him, and by some accounts, he is having a better camp than Shonn Greene.  He is not going to seize the starting job, but he is in the discussion for the third down spot, behind Shonn.  Good job so far out of Bilal.

Stephen Hill is doing a nice job in his rookie training camp.  Reports come in of great catch after great catch.  He is on his way to starting on the outside, opposite Santonio Holmes.

  • Its great to have Mike Westhoff back doing what he does best.  He was all over the field today, coaching up his unit, speciically on punts inside the 10.  He could be heard loud and clear, which makes it great to have him on the Jets side.
  • Tony Sparano has preached tempo, and has continued to do so today.  An up tempo offense can only hurt the opponent.  Good things out of coach Sparano.
  • It looks like Tim Tebow had some success throwing the ball today, especially to his new favorite target, Josh Baker.  My feelings towards Tebow not withstanding, I wish him success while he is here, so that is great news.

We will have more reports on training camp as the days and weeks go by, right here at the J-E-T Press.