Notes from New York Jets’ Training Camp: August 1, 2014

By Alan Schechter
Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) reacts after missing a field goal against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
  • NICK FOLK ALREADY IN MID-SEASON FORM: According to observers, the “Folk Hero”, was booming kicks at the end of camp practice today.  For the first time, Nick really doesn’t have competition at the kicker spot.  The encouraging sign is that he is still working hard at camp and kicking well.  Long live the Folk hero.
  • STEPHEN HILL CAUGHT TWO MORE TD PASSES: Stephen was looking good in practice today.  He caught a bomb as well as a short touchdown pass.  Could Stephen be the one to emerge out of camp?  We have seen this before from Stephen, looking like he was going to make the step up during camp, only to fall backwards during the regular season.  Whether or not he can do it during games is the next question.
  • ERIC DECKER HAS MINOR HAMSTRING INJURY: We spoke earlier of injuries to Bilal Powell and updated about Calvin Pryor.  However, Eric Decker was limited in practice today, because he is having a hamstring problem.  But coach Ryan feels that Eric will be activated for the Green and White game on Saturday.