After spraining his ankle in 7-on-7 work, Jets rookie S Jamal Adams was held out of team activities Thursday. But Adams, the No. 6 overall selection in April's Draft, declared on Twitter that he was fine shortly after the workout.
After a day off, head coach Todd Bowles liked his team's effort in a session that included a lot of mixing and matching. But Bowles didn't like the overall execution as all three of the quarterbacks faced consistent pressure on a hot day at One Jets Drive.
"I think that as a team we were sloppy," he said and later added, "They practiced hard. We just have to practice smarter."
Green & White Returned to the Practice Field for a Public Session on Thursday
The defense dominated the vast majority of team drills and spectators saw animated offensive coordinator John Morton send a number of his players for penalty laps.
"He's going to be a great old man because when he gets old and starts yelling at kids, his voice is going to scare a lot of people," Bowles said of the first-year offensive coordinator.
Quincy Enunwa said Thursday was Morton's biggest installation to date and the veteran wideout didn't like how the unit responded to the package after an off day. Despite what appeared to be a fine day for the defensive line, Leonard Williams said the team didn't practice at a level they need to be at.
HighlightsMarcus Maye nearly had a pick-six in his grasp, but the Florida product just couldn't hang on to a Josh McCown pass in the red zone. Maye had nothing but green in front of him…In a live period, Williams powered his way into the backfield and took down Bilal Powell for a loss. But Powell makes things happen every day out here and he had a nice pick-up later on a screen… The QB order remained unchanged — Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty — and Bowles said he would like to see all three get rid of the ball quicker, run with it or throw it away. It's hard to gauge sacks, but there were a lot of would-be sacks today. Petty delivered some solid down the field throws to Deshon Foxx and Gabe Marks…Rookie RB Elijah McGuire, who had 129 career receptions at Louisiana Lafayette, has impressed with his hands… Rookie on rookie crime as CB Derrick Jones knocked a ball loose from WR Chad Hansen and the loose change was scooped up by CB Xavier Coleman… Lorenzo Mauldin received a lot more reps with the first unit defense… Vying for the placekicker job, Ross Martin completed a perfect round with a 55-yard strike…In a new look, Wesley Johnson got some work in at LG…
Injury FrontVeteran* RB Matt *Forté remains day-to-day with the tight hamstring. Defensive lineman Claude Pelon hurt his knee and is scheduled to get X-rays. Meanwhile X-rays were negative for RB-KR Marcus Murphy and he continues to receive treatment.