The 2014 season kicked into full swing in August with the majority of training camp and all four preseason games squeezed into the month. Storylines unfolded and the roster dwindled down to 53 for next weekend’s season opener.
Here are our 8 best videos from the month.
1. Mic’d Up: Sheldon Richardson: We wired the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year on the first day of pads at training camp. Watch as the always-entertaining #91 interacts with teammates and works on his pass-rushing technique. And don’t forget to check out Sheldon mic’d up part 2 as well.
2. Jets Cribs Returns: The wait was long enough…Jets Cribs made its triumphant return to the dorms of SUNY Cortland with special host Leger Douzable. Invade the rooms of Sheldon, Brick and CJ as well as Vick, Decker, Landry and more in the second installment.
3. Jets Accept ALS #IceBucketChallenge: After getting challenged by the New England Patriots and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, we had to up the ante at training camp by bringing in the Cortlandville Fire Department to hose us down to help raise awareness for ALS research.
4. Jets Camp Blooper Real: Spending nearly a month together at training camp can result in some funny moments at practice and with the media. We packed in some of the most memorable outtakes from Cortland in this must-watch two minutes.
5. No Huddle: Willie Colon Hits the Cafeteria: We gave Willie a microphone as he entered the Cortland dining hall to ambush his teammates with an impromptu trivia session on all things New York. ‘Contestants’ included CJ, Ivory, Sudfeld and more.
6. Film Review: Muhammad Wilkerson: During training camp, we sat down with both wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar to review film on some of their standout players. Dunbar showed us some of the pass-rush moves of the All-Pro ‘Quiet Assassin.’
7. Jets Close Out Camp on Long Island: We returned to Long Island the night before the Giants preseason game to practice at Hofstra in front of more than 11,000 loyal fans. Hofstra alumnus Willie Colon and Long Island native D’Brickashaw Ferguson were among those that appreciated the homecoming.
8. Decker Shaves his Mustache LIVE: All good things must come to an end. In the locker room after our final preseason game at Philadelphia, Eric Decker turned on the buzzer and shaved off his preseason mustache while our cameras rolled.
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