QB Kellen Clemens came out swinging in this morning's practice session, as he tried to rebound from his abysmal performances of late. On the second play from scrimmage in 11-on-11 drills Clemens threw a perfect play action strike to TE Dustin Keller who was all alone on the left side of the field.
Clemens continued playing well and completed several passes to WR Chansi Stuckey, Keller and WR Jerricho Cotchery. It looked like a perfect morning for the Jets' starting quarterback until he went to his recent self and threw an interception to CB Darrelle Revis who jumped in front of Stuckey. Another bad pass that looked like a sure interception was dropped by S Kerry Rhodes who followed his mishap with pushups.
QB Mark Sanchez had another quiet morning. In his 11-on-11 outing he failed to gain a single first down. First, he was sacked by S James Ihedigbo. Then, on a 3rd and long, his pass was knocked down by LB Vernon Gholston.
Meanwhile, QB Erik Ainge once again showed some flashes, against backups though, completing nice passes to Keller and WR Wallace Wright.
If Clemens' early soild play wasn't enough to excite the fans, the two fights that broke out during this session sure gave the fans plenty to cheer about. The first melee started after a really hard tackle in running drills. QB Kellen Clemens jumped on LB Bryan Thomas, attempting to break it up. OL Robert Turner seemed to be one of the most active participants.
The second fight occurred only eight minutes later as DT Howard Green shoved RB Shonn Greene in the back of the head. Greene fell down and OL Stanley Daniels shoved Greene. In the scuffle that followed, NT Sione Pouha found himself on the ground with Daniels being on top of him. Head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson were just a few yards away, seemingly enjoying the wrestling match. Ryan had a smile on his face, while Johnson was calmly consuming a beverage.
There also appeared to be a third fight, but it didn't seem to be serious as the first two. Most players, including the ones involved, were smiling in the process.
Injured NT Kris Jenkins spent the first half of practice pedaling a stationary bike and stretching on the sidelines. He then joined his teammates watching drills from the sideline. He did not appear to be limping when walking, so it looks like Jenkins is on his way to getting back into the lineup.
Well, this was the last practice session that I attended this year in Cortland, NY. If anyone goes to the future sessions and wants to share their observations with readers of TheGangGreen.com, please contact me and I'll have your report up here in no time. Thanks in advance.