Aug 4, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive end Aaron Maybin (51) and defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrate a recovered fumble during a scrimmage at SUNY Cortland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Last night the squad got a little live action for the first time (well it was controlled, which means the QB's were not live) but still, they got to get a few competitive juices flowing for the first time this season, ahead of the first pre-season game on Friday night.
Three of our starting offensive lineman were absent last night. Brandon Moore was in Canton for Curtis, Nick Mangold was in London for the Olympics and Wayne Hunter sat out injured. Keep that in mind.
So let's go with the Quarterbacks first. Mark Sanchez was 11-16 for 82 yards a touchdown and three sacks. Tebow was 0-3 with two fumbled snaps, he did however have three rushes for 14 yards. He also completed a pass to Eric Smith on a fake punt. The good part? none of our QB's turned the ball over.
Unfortunately it was a rough night for the ground and pound offensive philosophy. Shonn Greene had 6 carries for 5 yards, Bilal Powell had 3 carries for 7 yards and a 8 yard touchdown reception from Sanchez. Joe McKnight had 2 carries for 11 yards but also fumbled the football on a 15 yard dash.
4 players recorded a sack on the night, they were Calvin Pace, Demario Davis, Garrett McIntyre and Jay Robinson. It was Antonio Cromartie who popped Santonio Holmes in the back which forced the receiver off the field. Luckily it wasn't a broken rib as first believed.
Rookie Watch: Stephen Hill did not have any receptions in the game. Coples disrupted a run on the first play of the game, however he did not do much else. Demario had the sack as listed above.
The game was watched by 9,200 fans in the SUNY Cortland Stadium.