1. Quarterbacks Show Improvement: The week prior, both Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith struggled to adjust to Marty’s offense, most notably Mark Sanchez. Sanchez threw 3 picks, which resulted in head coach Rex Ryan calling him out publicly, saying he was “disappointed”. This week, there has been improvement. Here is a quote from Brian Costello of the New York Post:
Quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 8-of-11 passes with no interceptions after
tossing three picks last week. Sanchez was nearly intercepted by linebacker
David Harris on his first pass but Harris dropped it.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith completed 8-of-9 passes and was sacked twice
playing with the second-team offense. Smith also had a nice run on what looked
to be a designed quarterback draw. Smith's nicest pass was a 30 yarder down the
sideline to Joseph Collins.
Read more: Sanchez,
Smith shine at Jets practice http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/jetsblog/sanchez_smith_shine_at_jets_practice_0uoOhYdDq4q43q9p6I7AdI#ixzz2V68qaKAx
returned to participate in the offseason training activities.
3, Matt Simms ahead of Greg McElroy in depth chart: Even though Simms’ and McElroy’s chances of starting job are smaller, they are still competing for a backup role. Simms practiced with the 3rd string team while McElroy practiced with the 4th team.
4. The signing of WR Ben Obomanu: Not too long ago, Jets signed veteran wide receiver Ben Obomanu. To make room for Obomanu, David Garrard was placed on the reserve list. The signing may have potentially closed the doors for Braylon Edwards to return to the Jets.
5. Rex wearing an orange beanie: I know this shouldn’t be on here, but from what I saw on SNY’s SportsNite programming, Rex Ryan wore an orange beanie on top of his hat and ran with the kickoff team from the sidelines. I don’t know if it was Rex being the silly man, or was he just doing exercise?
Overall, OTA’s mean nothing when it comes to the quarterback competition since there is still a long way to go before training camp begins, and who knows what will happen.