Jul 31, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs with the ball during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Last night was the annual Green and White scrimmage from Jets’ camp at SUNY Cortland. Most eyes were on the quarterbacks, but attention was paid to the running game as well. That was mainly because the two big acquisitions, Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson, were not suited up to play. Also, Joe McKnight missed the scrimmage due to injury, which unfortunately has been par for the course for him.
So, that put the spotlight on Bilal Powell, and he responded well. He carried the ball 6 times for 41 yards, and some called him the best offensive player on the field. How did Bilal think he did?
I was okay, still got room for improvement. That comes with the continuation of camp and just coming out and working hard every day.
It’s great to hear a player that is so humble. When you hear one that humble, you know that the player is going to keep working hard, which is all we can ask for. Can Bilal be the number one back? Here’s what he thinks on the subject:
I just want to come out and work hard every day. We’ll see how everything rolls out from there. It’s out of my control. My thing is just to come in and put good things on film and allow the coaches to see what the roster or the depth chart is.
Keep working hard kid. The longer Ivory and McKnight are out, and Goodson is MIA, the bigger of a role you are going to have.