Notes from New York Jets’ Training Camp: August 9, 2014


Aug 4, 2014; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets free safety Calvin Pryor (25) walks out to the field prior to the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets got back to work today for the first time since the game against the Indianapolis Colts. This time, the notes are live from my hotel room in Cortland, as I was in attendance this morning, and I will be in attendance tomorrow morning as well.

JACE AMARO: Some of you asked about how Jace Amaro was looking, and I have to say he is getting better. There were some reports out of camp earlier that Jace was having a tough time with the playbook, but today, his routes looked crisp. He also catches the ball with his hands, which will always earn favor with me. None of this cradling against the body. Maybe Stephen Hill can take some notes.

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Other questions I received were about Jeremy Reeves and Dexter McDougle. Reeves didn’t practice today, and McDougle didn’t do anything that drew attention to himself. Nothing really bad, or outstandingly good.

WILDCAT: Camp workout today consisted of A LOT of Wildcat. Some with two quarterbacks, some with a running back or wide receiver taking the snap. It was odd to see Geno Smith split out wide, even though we will see it on TV a bit. Seeing that much Wildcat did bring back some bad memories of a quarterback that I don’t like to talk about anymore.

DEMARIO DAVIS: As if we didn’t know this already, this young man is blossoming into a BEAST, and we are lucky to have him in the Green and White. He showed off a nice pass rush that would have worked out as a sack on Michael Vick,and even his pass coverage is better than it has been in the past. The league had better watch out for Demario Davis.

THE RETURN OF CALVIN PRYOR: Calvin Pryor was back to work at camp this morning, and looked quite good. During 7-on-7’s, he made a beautiful pass breakup, which required a dive, and nearly was an interception. Him becoming a ball hawk would make this secondary miles better than it was in 2013.

I was also asked about Quincy Enuwa. I see him as a practice squad player, although he did have a very good looking pass reception today.

JALEN SAUNDERS: Seeing this guy live at camp, I see a guy that could make a nice impact this season. He is FAST. I don’t see as much college football as some of you, so I wasn’t quite as familiar with him as some of you. Jalen took an end-around during team drills and he was around the corner before you could blink. He could be quite the “slash” weapon.

Will be live again tomorrow night when I return home from Cortland.