The second day of minicamp is in the books for the Jets.
It sounds like the third overall pick had himself a solid day.
Sam Darnold threw an absolute laser on a deep sideline pass across the field ... and Tre McBride dropped it. Still, a damn impressive throw. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 13, 2018
Real pretty scoring toss from Darnold to Chris Herndon. Got a step on the linebacker and the pass was there in team drills.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) June 13, 2018
Sam Darnold is money in the red zone today. Rolls to his right and fires a bullet to Jermaine Kearse for a TD. #Jets— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 13, 2018
My top takeaway from Day 2 of #Jets minicamp:— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 14, 2018
Sam Darnold has STAR written all over him... and the Jets know it.
It's a matter of when... not if.
Outside of Darnold, the general perception seemed to be that the defense had the upper hand on the offense for most of the day.
Three straight incompletions ends McCown’s 2-minute drill. QBed starting O versus reserve D. Got it to ~10 yard line before it stalled.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June 13, 2018
Darnold now up with second stringers against starting defense.
Henry Anderson just blew past Brian Winters for a would-be TFL on Powell. He’s had a good string of offseason practices #Jets— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June 13, 2018
Nickerson again, this time on blitz. Blew up a handoff to Powell #Jets— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June 13, 2018
Offense getting plenty of exercise today, as in penalty pushups. Sloppy practice. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 13, 2018
Teddy Bridgewater, who to this point has been considered one of the standouts of the offseson program, seemed to have a particularly rough day.
Leonard Williams strip sack on Bridgewater, who has now turned it over 4 times today. #Jets— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) June 13, 2018
It also sounds like the intensity level was pretty high.
This is easily the most spirited #Jets open practice this offseason. Players yelling all over the place in red-zone drills. Fun to watch. Jamal Adams can talk forever, fyi.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 13, 2018
Todd Bowles usually doesn’t get angry, but he was fired up in practice today when DE Leonard Williams inadvertently hit QB Teddy Bridgewater in the arm during a team drill. That’s a no-no, and the coach let everybody know it. Asked later if there’s a fine line for defenders, Bowles said curtly, “There is no fine line. We don’t touch the quarterback in shorts and T-shirts. Ever.”
Minicamp concludes tomorrow, and then we play the training camp waiting game.