1. Excellent Depth at DL, RB & S: When you watch the Jets practice, three positional groups consistently stand out. Loaded with talent at both running back and safety, this defensive line might be the best group — top to bottom — in the NFL. It goes beyond
On Saturday night, the Jets 1st unit offensive line played decent ball and
"Up front, we're deep," head coach Rex Ryan told me Saturday night. "You know what? That's how you win games and obviously right now we're kind of built from the front to the back."
2. Geno in Charge: Oozing with confidence,
“A lot of that has to do with just my confidence in my reads and knowing when to pull it down and run to get us some extra yards,” Smith said. “I realized the longer we can keep our defense on the sideline and give ‘em time to rest — the better they’ll play.”
“He’s as sharp as a tack and he’s been really spinning the ball well with accuracy, so I’ve been really impressed with him,” added Rex Ryan.
3. Decker is Seven-11: The Jets new No. 1 WR has not disappointed. In fact, the only thing that slowed Decks down here early in camp was a tight hamstring last Friday.
“It seems like the ball goes to
4. Landry Looks Spry: Always a sound positional player, veteran S
Despite Pryor’s concussion, the Jets have gotten strong player from their group as
5. Folk is Fantastic: For a guy who complains that it isn’t quite hot enough in Cortland, NY,
6. High Hopes for Coples: Not only did hybrid defender Quinton Coples shed 18 pounds to get down to 272, but Q is much more comfortable with his role.
“It’s not just the physical part for Quinton that has impressed us — it’s his knowledge of the defense. He has a better understanding and grasp of what we expect of him,” said defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. “If he can continue on the road he’s on as far as the mental is concerned — the sky’s the limit because the guy is physically as gifted as any of the guys we have up front.”
7. Young Pups at Guard: The Jets are excited about their youth on the interior.
“I think Oday’s been awesome,” Colon said. “The way he’s played has kind of opened up a lot of peoples’ eyes. Nobody though that he that kind of oomph in him… I always knew Brian had it in him. It was about him having confidence in himself and really growing into himself.”
8. Johnson Still Can Fly: The Jets are going to get creative with Chris Johnson, moving him around the field to create mismatches. Opposition linebackers won’t be happy to see No. 21 split out wide.
“Is he as fast as he once was? I don’t know, but he looks pretty darn fast though,” Ryan said.
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