Jets Training Camp Notebook: Practice 4

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Training Camp Practice four began a little windy. Jets S Calvin Pryor was not on the field because he sustained a concussion last practice. RG Willie Colon is off the PUP list and wearing his pads.

The practice started with Snacks just randomly deciding to do a somersault after stretching; Sheldon Richardson was extremely amused by it. However, not all the Jets were laughing during practice.

There was a fisticuffs breakout between Dimitri Patterson and David Nelson. with Patterson openly throwing punches. 

Rehab Area at Practice:

Antwan Barnes, Zach Thompson and Quincy Enunwa were in the rehab area.

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Willie Colon officially off the PUP:

Willie Colon is coming off two surgeries after injuries to his biceps and knee. Colon is now officially off the Pup list. He came on the practice field in pads. Colon didn’t do team drills at practice, but there was positive development, as he participated in positional drills.

According to New York Jets Website writer Randy Lange, Colon on practice:

“I didn’t feel bad at all,” the guard said after practice today. “It’s different when you’re in there longer and you’re doing more reps. I’ve yet to do that, so I can’t really grade where I’m at. It’s about me going out there, being efficient and trying to get into the swing of things.”

“It’s been a mental grind, but it’s football. I’ve been doing it, I’ve been dealing with it,” Colon said. “I think I was just more eager to get out there with Nick [Mangold] and obviously having Breno [Giacomini] here, I kind of want to get going with him so our communication can be great because chemistry is huge for an offensive line. I’ve just been really eager about that. Right now, it’s time and I’m ready to go.”


Practice Highlights:

Geno Smith threw a soft teardrop in the corner of the end zone for David Nelson, who beat Kyle Wilson. Smith also did a nice job getting out of the pocket and getting the ball downfield. He connected with Stephen Hill on a deep ball.

Mike Vick rolled out to his left and hit his tight end Zach Sudfeld for a touchdown in a red zone drill. Vick and Sudfeld connected a few times at practice.

Practice Stats: Smith: 4-for-9, sack, scramble (2 TDs in red zone drill) on team drills. First team reps: 77.8 percent snaps (14 snaps). 

Vick: 3-for-6 on team drills. First team reps: 22.2 percent snaps (4 snaps).

Wide Receivers and Tight Ends:

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Zach Sudfeld

Zach Sudfeld had a nice day catching a number of passes. He showed a lot of ability. Remember he had a good training camp last summer in New England.

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Stephen Hill:

Stephen Hill beat bump and run coverage from Patterson and hauled in a deep ball on a contested play. Smith also hit Hill on a bubble screen, where Hill snuck all the way down the sideline.

Offensive Line:

Beno Giacomini and Willie Colon:

Beno Giacomini and Willie Colon need to establish chemistry on the practice field. Colon did not participate in team drills. This is the duo only working in position drills, as the Jets try to ease Colon back onto the field.

According to New York Jets Website writer Randy Lange, Colon on working with Giacomini:

“Right now, just taking it slow, trying not to have any setbacks,” Colon said. “That’s the key right now. I’ve still got to get used to the speed of the game and reacting and doing things I need to do, so I can do what I do. Having Breno here, I want to kind of get going with him, so our communication can be great. I’ve just been really eager about that.”

Defense’s Pass Rush:

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Ik Enemkpali deflected a pass in backfield from Matt Simms. He batted down the pass attempt at the line. Enemkpali is showing nice plays around the edge to pressure the quarterback. He also smashed running back Daryl Richardson dead in his tracks in backfield.


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Josh Bush:

Josh Bush jumped in front a Vick pass to Ford; he could have had the interception. He collided with Ford and dropped it. Bush is having a great day, on offense.

Rontez Miles:

Rontez Miles laid a pretty good hit on Chris Johnson during 9-on-7 drill. Miles is playing at 110% effort. He flew in to wrap up Daryl Richardson on one play.


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