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

By Alan Schechter

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.