The offense saved the best for almost last.
It was two-minute time. The rain was pouring down on Cortland Stadium. The score was tied, 10-10, Kellen Clemens was directing the first offense, and he was facing a third-and-long on his side of the 50.
What did offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer dial up? Kellen-to-Keller.
"I just think it was a good play call, especially for the defense we were facing" said Keller of the 30-yard completion over S James Ihedigbo to the 30-yard line, which led to Jay "Automatic" Feely's 33-yard "game-winning" field goal with 42 seconds to play. "Me and Kellen, we were on the same page, we saw the same thing. He gave me time to get over the safety and as soon as I looked, the ball was right there. He put it in a good spot."
Not to mention Keller's contribution. Some seem to forget that when talking about what the Jets' wide receivers need, first of all, the wideouts on hand are a good group in their own right, and second, Keller and his big mitts are a huge part of the passing game as well.
"As far as getting to work out, I might be a little ahead of last year because I know what to expect," Keller said. "At the same time, I know everything a lot better, and I'm able to move a lot faster, read things better, so it makes you able to be a little bit more physical and play a little bit faster."
Not to slight the defense, but again the D bounced back after Feely's kick. With the twos on the field, Mark Sanchez was sacked by blitzing LB Brandon Renkart for a defensive three-and-out.
Then the ones came back with a vengeance. On third-and-2, Clemens dropped back and would've been sacked by blitzing Bart Scott. But Scott, of course, didn't take down the red-shirted KC, who then threw up the pass, which S Jim Leonhard swallowed for his third interception in two days.
In other practice highlights:
In 7-on-7 drills, CB Darrelle Revis was all over an out-route from Clemens for his third interception of camp, temporarily jumping ahead of Leonhard in this friendly pick derby.
"I don't know how many I have. I thought Jim had four," Revis said. Trying to get it, that's all. Just trying to get plays."
Before that in 7-on-7, Sanchez threw a pretty 15-yard post that an open WR Britt Davis cradled for a touchdown.
Later, Erik Ainge threw a left in-cut a little behind Davis, who batted the pass up in the air. CB Rashad Barksdale picked the ball off, then lateraled to S Keith Fitzhugh, who lateraled to Ahmad Carroll. "Batman" sped around his left side as the drill ended.
Early on, they ran the Run Over Drill again, and rookie RB Shonn Greene absorbed another crunching hit on blitz pickup, this time from LB Kenwin Cummings. Thomas Jones, meanwhile, took down Renkart.
The weather wasn't great for this fifth practice of camp. A heavy downpour soaked everything around 6 a.m. Then the rain stopped for a while at the start of practice but began again and increased in intensity until the final horn sounded. Still, 732 hardy fans showed up for the morning session.
This afternoon's full-squad session is still on for 4 p.m. Monday morning's practice start has been moved back to 8:50 a.m., and Rex Ryan's news conference is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Be sure to check newyorkjets.com for more time changes that may be in the works.