Pro Bowler Lorenzo Mauldin?
"My goal is to get to a Pro Bowl," said second-year linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin. "That's the biggest thing. If I'm going to be a starter, I should be making starter plays. If I do that, I'm hoping for a Pro Bowl."
Jenkins the Microwave?
"I felt going through my career, I was hot and cold," defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins said, who added defensive line coach Pepper Johnson, "said something that really hit home — I have to come in and be a microwave. I can't heat up, I need to already be heated up once I get out there. That's my key, not only starting fast, but finishing faster."
Clady Getting in the Groove
"It's been going well," left tackle Ryan Clady said about training camp and his adjustment to the team. "But there are a couple things I need to work on like my hands and just getting back into the rhythm of football. I've gotten into pretty good shape over the past couple weeks. I've had a lot of reps, but overall I think it's going pretty well."
More Than Wins and Losses
"The biggest thing that we're trying to do is come together and get the chemistry right and get everyone on the same page," head coach Todd Bowles said following Sunday's practice regarding training camp and the preseason. "That doesn't guarantee you any wins but that guarantees you everybody's on the same page and fighting hard and that's what you can go into the season with."
Right Tackle Competition
"Ben [Ijalana] and I have been splitting reps up with the first team," tackle Brent Qvale said. "The coaches are really giving us an equal shot, so I'm definitely just trying to make the most out of my opportunity to show what I can do with the top unit."
Peake Going to School
"I love watching film of him," Charone Peake said of fellow receiver Brandon Marshall. "Every time he's running a route, anything he does, I'm writing it down, taking notes. Main thing I've been learning from him is being physical throughout my routes."
Carter Does It All
"At the linebacker position, most of the time you get guys who are real big run stuffers, but the game has changed to more of a passing game," linebacker Bruce Carter said. "You have to have guys who can go out there and cover, run, be fast, blitz, get sacks and do everything. That's really what a linebacker is. That's what I really bring and I feel like Coach Bowles believes in me as a player to help this team."
Enunwa Looking to Blossom
"I had a little role last year and I tried to do the best I could with the plays I had," said wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. "This year I really worked hard on making myself a complete player."
"I want to be one of the top pass defending corners in the league," cornerback Buster Skrine said. "Last time I played corner, I feel like I was top four two-years in a row."
Petty Settling In
"(I) felt so much more comfortable than last year, which is exactly what I wanted," said quarterback Bryce Petty following the Jets' preseason opener. "Coming into this game, I wanted to execute and I felt like I did that. The first two drives, we came out hitting, thought we did really well and moved the ball right down the field. We kind of tailed off there toward the end. But overall, I felt really comfortable with what was going on. Every play call I just knew what was going on and knew what was expected of me, so I just felt good about everything."
Wilkerson Excited to Be Back
"It felt good to break down the huddle," defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said, who was activated from the PUP list last week. "Guys were giving me handshakes and dapping me up — that was sweet."
"We had the three-headed monster with me, Santana [Moss] and Laveranues [Coles]," former Jets wideout Wayne Chrebet said following Sunday's practice. "So hopefully one of those guys steps up and they can have the same kind of team."