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Joe Douglas loves
watching line drills up close. He loves the trenches. Today, he was taking in the one-on-one pass rush drills – defensive linemen rushing on offensive linemen mano-a-mano, with Robert Saleh . . .
Jets wide receiver Corey Davis was dominant today – getting open consistently against whatever cornerbacks he faced, including both starters. He’s a pro pro, who runs crisp routes, and his confident hands.
It’s pretty clear Davis and Zach Wilson already have very good chemistry . . .
TE/FB Trevon Wesco is really starting to tick off some Jets defenders with his tenacious blocking. He slammed LB Jarrad Davis on a run off left tackle, and this led to a tussle between the two – tempers flared with them staying locked up for 20-30 seconds like two bighorn rams. Wesco also took out DE Carl Lawson on a nice run up the run by RB La’Mical Perrine.
The new coach is really taking a liking to Wesco with his take no prisoner style of play. The West Virginia-product is tough as boot leather . . .
I was under the impression that the right guard spot would be an open competition, but it really hasn’t been. Greg Van Roten has started from the beginning of camp until now, with no platooning.
I thought Alex Lewis (before he left the team) was going to be in a competition with Van Roten, and perhaps Dan Feeney, but that was never the case.
This is clearly Van Roten’s job . . .
John Franklin-Myers is dealing with some kind of left wrist issue, which can’t be ideal for a pass rusher who needs to shed offensive linemen . . .
Speaking of defensive ends, Ronald Blair didn’t practice today, and was working with trainers in the rehab area. Don’t know what is wrong with him, but considering he missed all of last year with a knee injury, it’s not the best case scenario for the Jets having him rehabbing something . . .
Former Rutgers DT Michael Dwumfour had a nice play today against the run, shooting into a gap, right off the snap, and stopping RB Josh Adams in the backfield for a loss.
The Scotch Plains, NJ-native is built like a fire hydrant, at 6-1, 296, and is hard to move, but also has nice quickness for his size, which he showed on this play . . .
The Jets dodged a bullet today with Wilson. Tight end Chris Herdon was blocking defensive end Bruce Huff, and they stumbled to the ground right at Wilson’s legs. Close call. Players often get rolled when this happens and suffer leg injuries . . .
No matter how state-of-the-art your conditioning program is, it’s hard to totally avoid soft tissue injures. WR Elijah Moore hurt his quad today, and WR Braxton Berrios is dealing with a groin . . .
When you are a receiver on the bubble, special teams can help your case, and watching practice, WR Josh Malone, looks like a good special teams cover guy, and he can also return kicks. He’s also had a very good camp catching the ball at receiver. He’s making himself very hard to cut . . .
LB Hamsah Nasrildeen had a big hit on a Perrine run up the middle. Nasrildeen is an unflinching hitter . . .
LB Del’Shawn Phillips and S Bennett Jackson are in that rehab field danger zone. What I mean by this is, as bubble players, you are always at risk of getting an injury settlement, if the team needs another player or two. You’ve seen that happen to a few guys already this summer.
I’m saying either is in trouble, but as bubble players, it has to be nerve-wracking, when you can’t practice, and are on the rehab field.
August 12, 2021
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