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Cortland – Included in today’s heaping helping we have notes on today’s practice, Hunter and Howard, Tim Tebow, Tony Sparano, and so much more . . .
Wayne Hunter took most of the first team reps at right tackle.
Hunter and Austin Howard walked off the field together. They are good friends.
I’ve always been impressed with this part of football – so often the guys competing for the same job are friends, and supportive of each other.
I think what ultimately happens here is that Hunter is the starting right tackle, and Howard is the extra tackle/tight end, in short yardage situations, like Hunter was a couple of years ago.
Hunter actually played tight end for a couple of years at Northern Iowa, so this is a good spot for him . . .
Santonio Holmes and Tony Sparano had a long talk after practice (picture above).
I think Sparano is going to be very good for this Holmes.
Guys like Tone (and many people in society) if they know they can walk all over a person, they will do it.
You don’t mess with Tony, and all the players know it, including Tone.
I sense Tone really respects Tony . . .
I don’t know what the Jets are going to do with DE Jay Richardson.
Personally, I think they’d be nuts to cut him.
He should be paying rent in the backfield, because that is where he’s been living all camp.
He’s 6-6, 280, athletic, smart, and after three years in Oakland, isn’t wet behind the ears.
If I’m the Jets, I go short at another position to keep this guy around . . .
Sparano got pissed at Tim Tebow today because didn’t get the ball out fast enough to John Connor on a short pass to the right side.
Tony has been on Tim about this all summer – holding on to the ball too long . . .
Another strong practice for the other Tone – Antonio Allen. Yes, the defensive coaches call him “Tone.”
In a short time-frame, he had PD’s on TE’s Dedrick Eps and Josh Baker, and stopped RB Terrence Ganaway, on the line, on a run . . .
I know I have been beating up on Kenrick Ellis, but not today.
In the one-on-one pass rushing drill between offensive and defensive lines, he managed to get the best of Brandon Moore on back-to-back plays . . .
Matt Kroul has turned into a pretty good offensive guard. He almost never gets beat, and is constantly driving defensive linemen backwards . . .
With all the Jets issues covering tight ends, maybe Josh Bush can help. He did a nice job on a deep pass to Jeff Cumberland today. Bush has 4.5 speed . . .
Wayne Hunter pancaked Bryan Thomas on a run off right tackle. Whether you like Hunter as a player or not, one thing that can’t be denied, he’s a powerhouse. He still has one of the highest marks for bench-pressing 225 in Combine history . . .
Mike Lupica thinks the Jets shouldn’t be so secretive with their Wildcat formations in practice.
The Jets ran a lot of Wildcat in practice today, and I’m telling you, with all the variations they are using, they are going to take this scheme to another level.
The thrust of Lupica’s column the other day was bizarre.
I think the Jets should be praised for keeping their strategies a secret, not ripped . . .
Jordan White has a swollen knee. This has to concern the Jets a little. Remember, he had both knees reconstructed while at Western Michigan . . .
August 16, 2012
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