Offensive POD:Ryan Fitzpatrick has talked up Quincy Enunwa as a WR he's been impressed with behind the big two of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. On third-and-goal from the 7, Enunwa stepped up to end a drive during team drills by the first offense, diving several yards across the goal line in the middle of the field for a TD catch from Fitz.
Defensive PODs: A couple of free agent linebackers we haven't heard much about this camp made back-to-back plays on goal-to-go from the 5 against the third offense. Bruce Carter made a strong run play on first down, stuffing RB Romar Morris for a loss. Then Freddie Bishop blew in on second down for the sack of Bryce Petty.
The Day After: The Brandon Marshall–Darrelle Revis dustup Friday was still a topic of conversation after this practice. The two never seemed to line up against each other at tonight's practice. But their chinwag had its effect on both sides of the ball. Fitzpatrick: "Those are two of the greats at their positions. Especially during the dog days of training camp, you're looking for anything extra. Competing against the other side is kind of what picks us up every day." DE Leonard Williams: "It sparked a fire the rest of practice. Everybody just started playing more physical."
Two Grand Brave the Rain: Storms always play havoc with training camp schedules, and a band of storms passing over North Jersey around 4:30 appeared to be a threat for the 5 p.m. start of tonight's outside early evening practice. But the storms rolled through quickly, the sun came out as the players came out, and 2,000 fans hung in there through the precip to take in the practice.
The Sun Breaks Through as Fans Arrive for Saturday Practice
Keeping Hydrated: The storm didn't lift the 74% humidity so even though the thermometer read 81 in Florham Park, the heat index was over 90. As a result, Brandon Marshall was among a number of players who came off the field for breaks to cool down and rehydrate on the sidelines, then returned to action.
That's Amaro: Fitzpatrick also likes what he's seeing from third-year TE Jace Amaro. Said the QB: "Jace has an extra gear — I didn't work with him a lot last year — that I didn't know he had."
Notables: Free agent rookie WR Jalin Marshall was productive lining up outside with the second offense with four receptions. ... WR Chandler Worthy reached for a pretty catch on an out-route from Geno Smith. ... CB Darryl Morris, a veteran free agent who came over from the Texans, had an end zone interception of Petty and also broke up a pass intended for WR Jeremy Ross. ... S Marcus Gilchrist also had an INT on a Geno overthrow intended for Ross.
DNP: RB Matt Forte, S Ronald Martin, CBs Juston Burris and Dexter McDougle, RB Bernard Pierce, LB Trevor Reilly, TEs Wes Saxton and Zach Sudfeld, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins and Kyle Williams.
PUP List: RT Breno Giacomini (back), RB Khiry Robinson (leg), WR Devin Smith (knee), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (leg).