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#JetsCamp Quotes 07/29/18

Some quotes from NY Jets training camp:

Todd Bowles

On how important it is to find an outside pass rusher…

We got to find pass rushing from all aspects, whether it’s outside backer, defensive line or inside backer, we need somebody to put pressure on the quarterback.

On how he thinks the quarterbacks are handling the workload…

They are fine. We’ve only been out here for three days.

On the progression of Nathan Shepherd from minicamp to now…

It has been a short stint now. He is getting his footwork right, learning his technique and he’s getting the defense down. But we know he’s strong and we know he has a motor and some pass rush moves that he’s stout against the run. Just got to learn what he’s doing and keep moving forward from there.

On involved he is with the Sam Darnold situation…

I’ll get an update when he runs out on the field. I’m a coach, I don’t handle the money or anything like that, or the business side of it. I understand it all and I am aware of it all, but I coach the guys that are out here and that’s all I am worried about.

Teddy Bridgewater

On the difference between this offense and the one he had played in Minnesota…

Different terminology. Still some of the same concepts, and things like that. The terminology is a little different. Played in a similar system in college, so I’m familiar with a lot of the concepts and some of the terminology, and I just continue to learn as I go.

On how his past in the West Coast offense helped him…

It helped a lot. It made the transition smoother, and plus, J.B. (Bates) and Mick (Lombardi) do a great job teaching it to us. That’s one of the things you can’t take away—the teachers. A lot of people can coach, but those guys can coach and teach. They’re doing a great job with helping the room out. Josh (McCown) has some history with J.B., also, so he’s been a vocal leader in the room. Just helping out with the little things, even if I have a question or something, I can ask it to Josh, I can ask it to J.B. or Mick. They do a great job with just helping a guy like myself who’s coming from a different system.

On the quarterback competition…

Competition makes the team better, and it makes you better as a player. Right now, we’re not focusing on competition. We’re just focusing on our completions, and executing plays, getting in and out of the huddle, establishing tempo, establishing rhythm. The rest will take care of itself. You have to continue to take one day at a time, one play at a time, one rep at a time, and go from there.

Josh McCown

On how similar is the offense to last year…

There is still carry over obviously with the terminology and stuff like that, but Coach (John) Morton and Coach Bates are different people. They have to see different ideals come to light, and Jeremy is certainly putting on spin without giving anything away. Jeremy is certainly putting his own spin on it. I think with J.B. (Bates) coming in and taking over, and the addition of Coach (Rick) Dennison has been huge as well, because the emphasis on being able to run the football is there and that is something that we certainly needed. It has been great, and J.B. has done a great job leading it so far. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with him.

On the playing style of Terrelle Pryor and Isaiah Crowell…

Both hard workers, Isaiah is gonna run the ball hard, hard to tackle, usually the first guy doesn’t take him downcompetes very hard. Terrelle, obviously he’s a big guy, but he can really run and stretch the field. For him, when they made that transition the last year I was there in Cleveland and made the transition to receiver, and in every year he has gotten better and better. It’s been a work in progress but we’re glad to have him and he has put a lot of work in. I think the first year he was just figuring out what he didn’t know, making the move there. Since then he’s worked kind of with more intention and I think that is gonna help him and hopefully pay dividends on the field.

On how aware of the crowd he is…

It’s cool, it’s fun because we appreciate the fans. Fans drive the game. When you go out there, especially for me coming back in the second year, people have gotten a chance to see you play and they know you better like you said. You just appreciate the support, and you love to hear them yelling for everyone, because I think for us, especially on a hot day, first day in pads and late in practice, the cheers and stuff like that are a good pick-me-up. We appreciate the fans and them coming out here and supporting us.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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