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It’s early in camp, but this take is a carry-over from the spring and last season.
The Jets need linebacker Darron Lee to get his hands on more footballs in coverage.
Last season, this spring, and early in camp, not enough defensed passes and interceptions from this player.
And that is a big reason he was brought in.
The guy has the potential to very good, but he needs to start producing more.
I understand he’s still very young, but there is something missing with this player in coverage so far on the NFL level. He’s too often a tick late reacting in patterns.
I’m not going to lie, based on what I’ve seen, there should be an open competition at his position, but there is no way the Jets would ever do that. You know how that works. There are a lot of egos involved,
But personally, I’m not into anointing. I don’t care what position it is.
As far as I’m concerned, but the anointing oil away, and let Julian Stanford and Bruce Carter compete with him unless he steps up . . .
Buster Skrine has been getting a lot of starting reps in camp so far, and that is a bad idea. He continues to be too inconsistent to be a starting cornerback. He is too often a tick late reacting to patterns. Forget his salary, keep him in the nickel package. In my opinion, Skrine is such a great guy, that it’s clouding the judgement of the Jets brass (and the media). Put your emotions aside, and make the right football decision . . .
There was a fight practice today between guard Brian Winters and outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins. What caused it? I happened to be watching this match-up on the play. It was a passing play, and Winters pancaked Jenkins and drove him into the ground, and as they were untangling, a fight ensued.
Jenkins is a good run defender and very tough, but he’s a pedestrian pass rusher. He just doesn’t have the short-area quickness and bend to beat offensive linemen consistently . . .
Jets have an open competition at both left and right tackle. In today’s practice, Brent Qvale and Brandon Shell platoon at right tackle, and Kelvin Beachum and Ben Ijalana were getting equal reps with the starters today on the left side . . .
After a defensive line drill, the defensive linemen gather in a circle and say, “1, 2, 3 D-Line.” The is common at all positions at the end of each drill.
As the defensive lineman ran by the media, Sheldon Richardson said, “I can’t get enough of saying ‘D-Line.’”
The was obviously a reference to the failed experiment of him playing some linebacker last year, which was a big mistake, and to the credit of the Jets defensive coaches, they know it and ended this experiment . . .
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has carried his great work in the spring over to the summer. There are very few Jets defenders who can cover him.
He looks like a Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas-type tight end out there – a great size-speed guy with the athleticism of a basketball forward.
It he continues on this path, he could be special for the Jets this year.
Speaking of tight ends, you know who has quietly looked very good this spring and summer – Eric Tomlinson. Known as a blocking tight end when he arrived in Jets camp last September (signed off the Houston Texans practice squad), he has looked very good as a receiver. He’s clearly not just a one-trick pony. The guy can help the Jets in the passing game.
July 30, 2017
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