Jets Training Camp Notebook: Practice 6

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Training camp practice 6 was owned by the defense. The Jets DC Dennis Thurman is probably sitting there laughing while OC Marty Mornhinweg is pulling his hair out. Demario Davis was all over the field – he had the pick 6, had a sack and following a Jace Amaro drop, almost picked it off. It was a feeding frenzy for the defense with five interceptions.



Three players did not practice due to injury. Calvin Pryor with a concussion, Bilal Powell with a hamstring, and David Nelson with a groin injury.

Now players in rehab group: Alex Green with a chest injury, Zach Thompson with a shoulder injury, Brandon Hardin with a foot injury, Ras-I Dowling with a foot injury, Quincy Enunwa with a hip injury, and Johnny Patrick with a hamstring injury.

Training Camp Fights Increased: 

Training camp fights is typically during these camps. D.Patterson and C.Gates get into the first fight. Then their teammates jump into the scuffle. Patterson practicing aggressive as he took a few swings at D.Nelson a couple practices ago.

Then B Winters and S.Richardson trade some shots in one-on-one blocking drills, the best skirmish so far of camp. It Led to throwing punches.

W.Campbell and T.J. Barnes wrestle to the ground in blocking drills.


Defense Emphasis on Creating Turnovers:

The Jets defense is focusing the emphasis on creating turnovers. The defense dominated practice and created turnovers. They were flying around the ball.

Dee Milliner had a good practice. Antonio Allen keep on growing and building confidence. Demario Davis leads by example and was making plays. Calvin Pace had 2 sacks as well.


Practice Highlights:

Geno Smith- the defense applied pressure and help cause him to throw one interception and take three sacks. Smith threw a 65-yard pass to Greg Salas.

Mike Vick had a great goal-line drill with a perfect throw to the corner that Stephen Hill was able to run under. Vick also threw the ball to Greg Salas, who came down with a touchdown. 

Practice Stats: Smith: 7-for-15, two sacks, one interception on team drills. First team reps: 70.8 percent snaps (17 snaps). 

Vick: 5-for-9, sack, interception  on team drills. First team reps: 29.2 percent snaps (7 snaps).

Jace Amaro:

Jace Amaro was back at practice, but had a bad day. He dropped passes and fell down, causing an interception. Geno Smith and OC Mornhinweg were getting on Amaro on his route running.

According to Star Ledger writer Darryl Slater,

Jace Amaro on his struggles:

“He was just telling me what expects me to do and how he sees me playing,” said Amaro, a second-round pick out of Texas Tech. “It’s a good thing. We have a good relationship. He was just making sure I know that he has faith in me, and we’re going to get it rolling.”

On Geno Smith Huddle Issue,

“There were just a couple of concepts that sounded similar when Geno said them in the huddle, and I got a little confused,” he said. “But it was nothing insulting or anything like that.”

Greg Salas Having a Good Camp; Trying to Make the Team:

Greg Salas had a 65 yard touchdown from Geno Smith and another touchdown with Mike Vick.


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