NY Jets Training Camp

#JetsCamp Notes 08/01

Sam Darnold

General Notes

– Players in full pads

– Practice ran 2 hours 40 minutes

– Jordan Leggett, Shaneil Jenkins (DL) and Quincy Enunwa sat out.  While Marcus Maye and Terrelle Pryor finally participated in team periods

– During assorted team periods extra time was added so Sam Darnold could get extra reps

– Steve McLendon called the defense together early on urged them to step up their game.  It worked because it was definitely a defense dominated practice.  Particularly impressive was the communication among the defense as they relayed calls to one another

– The amount of penalties finally went down

Player Notes

– Taylor Bertolet got all the FG reps during the special teams period and was accurate up to 57 yards

– Good day for the ILB’s Darron Lee and Avery Williamson.  As they stuffed the run, got a couple of TFL’s and Williamson showed good coverage speed.  He was able to stay with Isaiah Crowell 15-20 yards down the field to force an incompletion during a team period

– Leonard Williams was dominant again and Nathan Shepherd continued his strong play.  It will be interesting to see if Shepherd can be the running mate Williams needs

– Henry Anderson flashed again with TFL’s and the ability to collapse the pocket

– Obum Gwachum showed up again in run support and edge pressure.  It will be interesting to see if he can do this in a real game

– Derrick Jones almost had another INT this time off of Sam Darnold.  He juggled it near the sideline and was ruled out of bounds.  Since he was a WR his hands/ball skills are terrific it appears his CB skills are now catching up because he’s had a good start to camp

– Other DB’s with INT’s were Terrence Brooks (S) off of Josh McCown and Mo Claiborne off of Sam Darnold as the ball was tipped at the line


– Nothing special for either Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater

Darnold Notes

– Completions were tough to come by as the timing with the receivers seemed off

– His footwork and ball handling in the pocket were good

– As he was trying to draw the defense offsides with his cadence he actually caused the OLine to false start twice

– His arm strength & accuracy were on display during a team period when he threw a 20+ yard seam pattern to Chad Hansen in traffic.  And a 15+ yard out to Chris Herndon where only he could catch it


– Let’s see Darnold and the offense bounce back


– Leonard Williams

– Darron Lee

– Avery Williamson

– Derrick Jones

This Article Was Written By KRL



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