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.
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.
The Jets are expected to announce Monday that they will hold training camp at SUNY Cortland for the second consecutive year.
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.
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."
The New York Jets might return to Cortland again next year, at least that's clearly what Rex Ryan wants to do. Jets' head coach stated that he would like to go back to Cortland next year, as it helped the team's chemistry.
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.
DE Shaun Ellis is expected to be suspended by the league for last year's incident with marijuana. On November 29th of 2008 the 10-year veteran was arrested in Morris County, NJ for possessing of less than 50 grams of marijuana, which is a disorderly person offense in New Jersey. Additionally, he was driving without insurance.
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.
The competition for the starting quarterback job continued last night, as the New York Jets held their annual Green & White scrimmage in front of 6,100 fans at SUNY Cortland. QB Mark Sanchez completed 9 of 16 passes for 70 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. QB Kellen Clemens went 5 of 7 for 26 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. In addition, 3 of Sanchez' passes were dropped.
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 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.