Thoughts and Questions Going into Jets Training Camp Week 2


Aug 4, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; A general view of the New York Jets offensive and defensive lines during a scrimmage at SUNY Cortland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

One week is in the books at SUNY Cortland for the Jets and training camp. Here are some questions as we head into week 2, leading up to the first preseason game:

  • What is with all of the injuries at wide receiver? The Jets are having depth problems at this position.  So much so, that out of 12 receivers in camp, they had 4 available for two minute drills the other day.  Unacceptable.  Thankfully, Santonio Holmes did not break a rib Saturday night.  However, the health and durability of these guys has to improve.
  • Will Aaron Maybin continues his upward strides? Aaron Maybin has a chance to make a decisive impact on this team in 2012, as we have discussed at length.  So far in training camp, he has been terrific.  The question is, will he be a flash in the pan, or is he for real?  We will soon find out.
  • How much of the Tim Tebow package will we see? The Jets have started to reveal some of Tebow’s plays in recent days during training camp.  How much will we see once preseason games start?  Will they keep it close to the vest?
  • Will a leader emerge in the kicking competition? So far, Josh Brown and Nick Folk have been virtually even in their battle for the kicker position.  Who will emerge?
  • Will the Jets sign a veteran Right Tackle? This is a question that is of great interest to most Jets fans.  They just went through the Jeff Otah debacle, will the Jets try it again?  Are we stuck with Wayne Hunter?  What about Austin Howard, will he give Hunter a run for his money?
  • Who will emerge as the second wide receiver? Going along with the injuries, we need to see someone emerge as a second guy behind Santonio Holmes.  Will it be Chaz Schilens?  What about Stephen Hill?  Someone else maybe?
  • How will the Jets new look secondary perform? We know that the cornerbacks haven’t changed, but the same can’t be said about the safeties, can it?  Jim Leonhard is out, he was the quarterback of the defensive secondary.  In are Yeremiah Bell, Laron Landry, Antonio Allen, and Josh Bush, to go along with returning veteran Eric Smith.  What will each guy’s role be?  Who will start?  Who will be the quarterback of the defense?  How will the communication work?

There are more, I am sure.  Here are just a smattering of thoughts that I will be looking for answers to, beginning in the second week of training camp for the New York Jets.