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Goal Line: 10 Plays in Review

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Review the Goal Line Portion of Practice and How Each of the 10 Plays Unfolded

After a week of camp, the Jets went full go for the first time Thursday with goal line drills. All snaps occurred from the 2-yard-line or closer. Here is how the action unfolded as we saw it. 

1. Hello from The Hitman: As the first units opened up against each other, the offense went to a two-back set. Tight end Jeff Cumberland motioned in from the left and QB Geno Smith delivered a handoff to up-back FB Tommy Bohanon. ILB David Harris crashed through the middle and delivered a crushing blow. DL Muhammad Wilkerson and S Dawan Landry got in there as well.

2. Ivory Power: The Jets interior got a good push and power runner Chris Ivory was not to be denied up the middle. That evened the score.

3. Geno TD Nullified: Second-year QB Geno Smith appeared to have a pass/run option while rolling right. He saw open space and sprinted in for an apparent touchdown. But there was a flag on the play and a close look reveals a holding call on RG Willie Colon.

4. Snacks & Harris Signal Red Light: The philosophy on the defense is if they are not in until they are in. Dennis Thurman’s group loves the fight and they are going to be hard to run against — especially in the middle. Damon “Snacks” Harrison got the push on this occasion and got his big paws on Chris Ivory down below. Meanwhile, Harris got Ivory up high and a tackle was made short of the goal line.

5. Pass Interference: Another no-play resulted when Smith’s pass in the right corner intended for TE Jace Amaro fell incomplete. But Harris never turned his back to the ball and was called for a pass interference infraction. Ten more push-ups for the organization ensued.

6. Richardson Stopped Inches Short: After the starters exited, Michael Vick opened in a two-back set with FB Chad Young and RB Daryl Richardson. The latter got the carry and sniffed the goal line, but the defense again made an excellent stand as DE Anthony Grady and LBs Nick Bellore and A.J. Edds thwarted the score.

7. Vick Throwaway: On a designed throw, Vick had no chance. After he took the snap, DE Jason Babin was in his face and the veteran signal caller had nothing. He threw the rock out of the end zone and yours truly became the Goat of the Day when I dropped a perfectly thrown spiral.  Always catch with your hands. Embarrasing.

8. Bellore & Edds Combo: After TE Chris Pantale motioned from the left across the line, Vick dropped a handoff to FB Chad Young. Bellore went airborne and made contact with the San Diego State product before Edds made a hell of an effort to finish.

9. Edds Once More: Edds, a fourth-year player from Iowa, was a standout Thursday. On 4th and goal, Edds leaped up and halted Richardson’s progress. 

10. Miles & George Finish: Tajh Boyd’s sole rep in goal line came with a two-back set behind.  Richardson followed Young up the gut, but S Rontez Miles delivered initial contact and then rookie LB Jeremiah George body-slammed the former Ram.

Finally: Following team, Geno made a heck of a play. He looked off the DBs for a second with his eyes moving to the left and then came back right for a long completion to David Nelson up the right sideline. Kyle Wilson popped on a couple of plays — a nice form tackle of Chris Ivory in team and with sticky coverage on Jeremy Kerley in 7-on-7.





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