The Gang Green had a day off today after five straight days of practice sessions. The team has looked rather promising thus far, showing flashes on both sides of the ball. QB Sam Darnold has definitely shown some progress, which is to be expected, as the Jets finally have an offensive minded head coach.
On the final day before the pads come on tomorrow, Sam Darnold got his offense going with several downfield strikes to Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. Enunwa, who missed five games last season, caught 50 and 40 yard passes and was truly the star of Day 2.
Head coach Adam Gase did not go as far as promising a trip to the White House in the near future, as Rex Ryan once did, but he did make a bold prediction as the team reported to camp this morning. "We’re going to play meaningful games in the end of November and December," Gase said. "That’s what we’re going to do." It surely has been a while since the Jets did that, as the Gang Green have gone eight straight seasons without making it to the postseason.
Former Jets OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson and LB Calvin Pace are back with the Jets. The team announced that both former teammates will be serving as Nunn-Wooten scouting fellows during training camp. The Scouting Fellowship, created by the league 2015, exposes interested former players to a career in professional scouting. The program gives participants a unique glimpse into player personnel by introducing them to various areas related to college and pro scouting.
The New York Jets have placed three veterans on their PUP (physically unable to perform) list, as they are set to begin camp later today. Offseason acquisition RB Stevan Ridley, OG Willie Colon and DT Kevin Vickerson will all begin camp on the sidelines. Ridley and Colon are recovering from knee injuries while Vickerson has a problem with his hamstring.
The New York Jets will begin their training camp on July 29 at their practice facility in Florham Park, NJ. Both rookies and veterans will report on that day. The first practice is typically scheduled on the first day after but we'll definitely know later this week when the Jets officially announce their training camp schedule.
Football is finally here, as the New York Jets took the field this morning for their first training camp practice. All eyes were, of course, on QB Mark Sanchez and rookie QB Geno Smith who began their battle for the starting quarterback position. Sanchez completed 8 of 11 passes and was sacked twice in team drills. Geno Smith went 4 of 7 with one sack. Smith looked good throwing long passes, showing impressive arm strength.
S LaRon Landry, who was signed as a free agent earlier this year, has been activated from the PUP list and is ready to practice with the team. He has been rehabbing a nagging Achilles/heel injury that landed him on injured reserve last season and sidelined him for the team's mini-camp in June.
WR Plaxico Burress seemed fine in the team's morning walkthrough and it looked like the recently signed wide receiver would be finally ready to practice. Burress sprained his left ankle, missing Thursday and Friday practice sessions (the Jets had a day off yesterday).
Recently signed WR Plaxico Burress injured his ankle while working out independetly and will not practice this afternoon. He will most likely miss the next few days as well. The injury is not related to the chronic ankle problems that Burress had while playing for the New York Giants. WR Jerricho Cotchery, on the other hand, is very close to coming back after being put on PUP list. Although Cotchery's days with the Jets could be numbered, as the team is expected to sign veteran WR Derrick Mason.
The New York Jets conducted their first open practice session on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of almost 3,000 people. Because of the post lockout rules the players did not have pads on, while all recent free agent signings did not participate in the drills at all. This meant that both starting wide receivers, WR Santonio Holmes and WR Plaxico Burress, were out. Burress spent quite some time talking to Tom Moore, who was recently signed as a consultant. Holmes, on the other hand, seemed pretty bored most of the time. WR Jerricho Cotchery did not suit up either, as he's still recovering from last season't injury.
The New York Jets have announced that this year's training camp, if there's one, won't be held at SUNY Cortland. Instead, the team will hold training camp at their facility in Florham Park. "This was not an easy decision, but one we felt we needed to make in order to give us the best chance to win", said GM Mike Tannenbaum.
Over 10,000 fans gathered at Hofstra University earlier today to watch the Jets in their only appearance at their former practice home. Although the Gang Green players did not have their pads on, the fans still got to see some tackling, as a seemingly drunken fan ran onto the field and got taken down by security guards.
SIRIUS XM Radio filmed interviews with Rex Ryan and some Jets' players at training camp on Monday, and decided to share the videos with TheGangGreen.com. Check out the interviews with Rex Ryan, defensive coordinator Mike Pettite, C Nick Mangold, LB Bart Scott and TE Dustin Keller.
According to the Star Ledger, the New York Jets have invited the following 10 undrafted free agents to their rookie minicamp this weekend:
Kevin Basped, LB, Nevada
Keith Buckman, OG, North Dakota State
Jeff Cumberland, TE, Illinois
Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma
Jason Lamb, DE, Baylor
Broderick Stewart, LB, Vanderbilt
Matt Stommes, OT, Minnesota
Charlie Tanner, OG, Texas
Don Warren, S, Michigan
Ernest Williams, DT, Pittsburgh
The Jets are expected to announce Monday that they will hold training camp at SUNY Cortland for the second consecutive year.
The Jets broke camp last night (this morning's practice got canceled) and headed back to New Jersey this morning, where they will conduct an open practice session tomorrow at their Florham Park complex. The practice is scheduled for 10:30am. Two more open sessions in New Jersey are scheduled for August 26th and August 27th. Both sessions will begin at 11:30am.
Rookie QB Mark Sanchez had a good practice session this morning completing 7 of 14 passes with 2 touchdowns, both TDs to WR Brad Smith. QB Kellen Clemens took a step back, completing 4 of 7 with 2 interceptions. So, it looks like Sanchez is back on top again but the question is for how long, as both have been really inconsistent. The Monday Night game against the Ravens should help determine the starter.
Head coach Rex Ryan has backed off from his previous statement that he will choose the starting quarterback before preseason game against the New York Giants. Earlier today Ryan said that the quarterback competition was "almost status quo" and the decision would be made when "the timing is right."
Over six thousand fans came out to Hofstra University this evening to see the Jets' training camp practice session at their former facility. I am sure it would have been even more if not for the rain earlier and the overcast sky. Luckily, the weather did not spoil the Gang Green's one and only visit to Long Island this year.
DE Shaun Ellis missed both Monday practice sessions because of knee and back problems. The injuries are not considered to be serious and Ellis should be ready for regular season, which will most likely start for him in Week 2 due to the possible one game suspension.
QB Mark Sanchez is running the starting offense this morning, while QB Kellen Clemens is with the second team. It sure looks like the rookie has impressed Jets' coaching stuff enough to push himself into the starting lineup.
I just received an email from Sirius|XM Radio, offering some footage from their trip to the Jets Training Camp in Cortland, NY. Here are four interviews with GM Mike Tannenbaum, Head Coach Rex Ryan, QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens:
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.
Not much has changed since the morning practice, as the Jets' offense continued to struggle in the afternoon session as well. QB Kellen Clemens opened 11-on-11 drills with a pass to WR Chansi Stuckey, which was picked off by CB Lito Sheppard. Clemens followed with three more passes to Stuckey, but completed only one of them.
If this was another boxing round between QB Kellen Clemens and QB Mark Sabchez, it would have been scored 10-8 (usual score if there's a knockdown) in favor of Sanchez. Clemens threw 3 interceptions this morning and raised even more doubts about his place on the team. Fourth year in the league and basically no progress gotta tell you something!
NT Kris Jenkins was injured on a running play, falling awkwarly and then limping off the field. It appeared that his left ankle was injured but he was able to put weight on in. Jenkins then spent some time on the trainers' table and left for the locker room. Without him in the lineup the struggling running attack instanlty came alive as RB Thomas Jones began easily penetrating through the defense.
The sun finally showed up in the afternoon as Gang Green took the field (no pads this time) for the second time today. There were also noticeably more fans, but still far from what I saw last summer at Hofstra. Nevertheless, the crowd did seem more lively and involved than they had been during the rainy morning session.
The New York Jets opened 2009 Training Camp this morning on the grounds of SUNY Cortland in Upstate New York. Despite the nasty rainy weather, hundreds of fans gathered to watch the first practice under the guidance of new head coach Rex Ryan.
The New York Jets have announced that they will open the 2009 Training Camp on July 31st with two practice sessions in Cortland, NY. Unlike in previous years, when the camp was held in one location, this year the Gang Green will have practices in three different facilities — Cortland, Hofstra University and the new HQ in Florham Park, NJ.
The New York Jets have officially announced that their annual training camp will be at SUNY Cortland this summer. There will, however, also have some open practices for fans in New Jersey and Long Island.
According to various reports, the New York Jets are considering moving their training camp to Upstate New York, as their brand new $75M facility appears to be not suitable for a training camp. The new Jets' base in Florham Park, NJ does not have dorms or parking that could accommodate the thousands of fans who usually come to watch the Gang Green practice every day.
All eyes were on Brett Favre this afternoon at Hofstra when the Gang Green took the field with the recently acquired future Hall of Fame quarterback. The bleachers were completely packed - fans even had to wait in line to get in. They sure weren't disappointed, as Favre took more reps than all the other quarterbacks combined.
It was Team Green against Team White on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Hempstead, NY, as the New York Jets took the field at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium. The teams played four 10-minute quarters and the Greens led by QB Chad Pennington won 10-7.