The New York Jets green and white practice was held at Metlife Stadium on August 8, 2015. Where the offense went against the defense. This practice consisted more of 11 on 11’s in which fans enjoyed the most. The event included inflatables for kids to play in and ended with fireworks.
Players who did not participate: Muhammad Wilkerson, Shaq Evans, Chris Owusu, Stevan Ridley, Kevin Vickerson, Keith Lewis, Curtis Brown, Charlie Brown, and DeVier Posey.
Players on offense who stood out:
Brandon Marshall: He beat Darrelle Revis for a 1 yard gain for a touchdown. Marshall showed he is a great asset in the red zone and displayed his athleticism during plays.
Austin Hill: The undrafted wide receiver out of Arizona caught everything thrown his way. He excelled during the wide receiver drills (7 on 7’s). He connected well with quarterback Bryce Petty with the 3rd team in order to receive a first down. Hill displayed that he is a good hand catcher.
Zac Stacy: He showed some explosiveness and agility during his long gains. Although, Stacy fumbled the ball. He displayed other skill sets and traits he has over the other running backs in the roster. He was able to show that he could also catch in the backfield.
Geno Smith: Smith had a rocky start towards the beginning of the training camp. He overthrew, fumbled, and force some passes that were almost intercepted by cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Towards the end of practice he redeemed himself. He threw to Brandon Marshall for a 35 yard gain and threw a pass to Eric Decker who beat Buster Skrine for the ball. He had a strong finish to end his practice.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Out of the all the quarterbacks, Fitzpatrick had the best day. Towards the beginning of the day he struggled a bit on the 7 on 7’s. He found wide receiver Walter Powell for a 65 yard gain and could not be stopped.
Bryce Petty: Petty excelled during the 7 on 7’s drill. During that drill, he made a great pass to wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. He connected well with wide receiver Austin Hill who together were able to achieve first downs. Both developed great chemistry throughout the night and made good gains throughout the night. He also connected with wide receiver Jonathon Rumph for a 4 yard gain.
Jake Heaps: Heaps threw a nice pass to Austin Hill who was covered well by Darrin Walls. He was also almost intercepted by Buster Skrine, whom Skrine made a great play.
Jace Amaro: Amaro was working with the first, second, and third team during practice.
Saalim Hakim: Hakim looked good during training teams. He showed off his blazing speed and showed he improved on his hand catching.
T.J. Graham: Graham also looked good during special teams. He showed good instincts, speed, and was a good hand catcher.
Quincy Enunwa: Enunwa had a great practice the day before the green and white practice at Metlife. Todd Bowles has mentioned that one practice was not going to make or break him. Enunwa got some first team reps.
Walter Powell: Powell had a 65 yard touchdown thrown by Fitzpatrick. He flashed his speed on the field. He also excelled during special teams.
Arthur Williams: Williams did not have the best day. He struggled during the wide receiver drills and struggled during the field. He made a few catches, however he has to improve on hand catching.
Jonathon Rumph: Rumph looked good during the wide receiver drills, however when it came to the 11 on 11’s he dropped a lot of passes. It was not a good day for Rumph as he struggled with catching the football.
Bilal Powell: Powell had a 39 yard touchdown by running up the middle. Powell showed great vision, ball skills and speed during that move.
Daryl Richardson: Richardson flashed his speed during practice, He had a 5 yard gain.
Dakota Dozier: Dozier took some snaps at center. He also had reps with the 2nd and 3rd team.
Oday Aboushi: Aboushi had some reps on the third team at offensive line.
Jarvis Harrison: The Jets 5th round pick got reps with the 3rd team.
The second team offensive line: Dakota Dozier, Ben Iijalana, Brian Winters, Dalton Freeman, and Brent Qvale.
Players who stood out on defense:
Trevor Reilly: Reilly forced the ball out of Zac Stacy’s hands causing a fumble. Reilly along Jordan Williams helped sacked Bryce Petty for a loss. Reilly also stopped running back Daryl Richardson for a no gain.
Rontez Miles: Miles recovered the fumbled towards the end zone, after Reilly forced the ball out of Stacy’s hands. Miles showed he had good coverage against the second team when Rumph struggled to hold onto the ball. He also broke up the pass that could have been a 3rd down conversion to Jonathon Rumph. Miles flashed his ability and athleticism on blitzes.
Lorenzo Mauldin: Mauldin beat James Brewer to the get to the quarterback. Mauldin showed his non step motor by being able to beat the offensive line to get the quarterback. He also excelled during the pass rushing drills.
Ikemefuna Enemkpali: Enemkpali worked with the 3rd team who had a sacked for Petty.
Quinton Coples: Coples made the first play of the night by sacking Geno Smith.
Jordan Williams: Williams had a combined sack with Reilly with the sack on Petty.
Darrin Walls: Walls showed good coverage with the 3rd team against Austin Hill.
Marcus Williams: Williams was flagged twice during practice.
Antonio Cromartie: Cromartie almost picked off Geno Smith against the first team.
Injuries: Walter Powell, T.J. Graham, Zac Stacy, and Steve Maneri.