The third practice of Jets training camp at SUNY Cortland,
"It’s always good to put the pads on," the quarterback said after today's first full-pads practice of camp. "It’s more game-like. It's just a great opportunity for us to kind of see where we’re as a football team early. So yeah, I’m pretty sure the guys enjoyed it."
Some more than others. Here are five impact Jets players I observed on the first day of full pads:
1 & 2. The Chris and Damon Show
"Snacks didn't do spit," Ivory, who was getting all the snaps with the ones because
But Ivory then added, "That's just me talking." Because in reality No. 33 and No. 94 are an odd couple, a case of a friendship extending across the trenches.
"Chris is my guy. We talk all the time," Harrison said. "He's a tough runner, man, and being that we can't tackle right now, you can never be sure you could actually bring him down. His feet keep moving and his offensive line always keeps blocking for him. I love him. He runs hard every single play."
Certainly true this day because even though Ivory took some shots, he delivered some, too, as he was known to do last season. He got loose on an off-tackle play to the sideline for a 20-yard gain, and at the last second gave a playful shoulder to CB
3. Jolt from Double-A
One of those blows Ivory absorbed came a little earlier from safety
"A guy like Antonio Allen, he's got a long way to come," head coach Rex Ryan said the other day, "and he's not all the way there yet to where eventually I'd like him to be. But he's certainly gained on it. By leaps and bounds he's gained on it."
4. The Other Richardson
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Then in the next team period, Daryl took shots from Sheldon and then from S
5. Pryor Engagement
Jets fans might've thought hard-hitting first-round S
Head coach Rex Ryan was asked about Pryor at his early afternoon news conference.
"He had a good collision," Ryan said. "We don't know right now if it's a concussion or not. It was a head injury. When those things happen, you're always going to decide on being cautious, so that's what we're doing. Whether it was a concussion or not, we'll see how it progresses. We want to be cautious and do what's in the best interests of the young man."