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  1. NCJetsfan

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    Brandyn Pokrass
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    Seven on seven. Rodgers finds Allen on a quick route underneath. He then finds Conklin on a crosser on the next play. He then finds Yeboah on a seam route that would’ve went for a long gain. Rodgers finished his series with an incompletion to Lazard. Possibly had him on a back… Show more
    12:29 PM · May 31, 2024

    Brandyn Pokrass
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    In his seven on seven series, Tyrod finds Taylor and Brownlee on two quick underneath routes. He then tried a deep ball to Brownlee, but JBC stays with him stride for stride and breaks it up. He finished his series with a completion to Kuntz underneath.
    12:31 PM · May 31, 2024

    Brandyn Pokrass
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    ·Rodgers back in for another series. Finds Conklin underneath on his first play. He then hits Garrett on a quick route underneath, which would’ve been a very long play if he broke the tackle. Rodgers found Cohen on a hitch route for a decent gain. On his last play, the pressure… Show more
    12:39 PM · May 31, 2024

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    Tyrod hits Brownlee for another quick gain. Lots of emphasis on the quick game today. Echols then broke up a pass on a great play, followed by a strike from Taylor to McCutcheon to end the series.
    12:41 PM · May 31, 2024

    Brandyn Pokrass
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    New team period. Rodgers finds Lazard on an in-breaker across the middle. Beat D.J Reed on the play. He then finds Conklin for a short completion and Wilson on a completion the next play. Rodgers then fires a strike to Lazard in traffic, who makes a twirling catch.
    12:56 PM · May 31, 2024

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    Tyrod starts his series with a check down to Allen. Stiggers then jumps a route and takes it to the house, causing the whole Jets defense to run down to the end zone to celebrate in the end zone.
    12:58 PM · May 31, 2024
     
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    Brandyn Pokrass
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    After a scramble where the DL forced pressure, Tyrod tries Brownlee deep again. He just missed the catch, with JBC staying with him stride-for-stride again.

    1:00 PM · May 31, 2024

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    Rodgers back in for another series,this time on a two minute drill. He started off with a strike to, surprise, an open Garrett Wilson. He then missed on another throw to Wilson, with Reed having good coverage. Rodgers then found Lazard on an out route and checked it down to… Show more

    1:13 PM · May 31, 2024

    Brandyn Pokrass
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    Thoughts from practice: -Garrett Wilson is going to have a big year. Seemingly open on every play and building his connection with Rodgers even more. -Stiggers keeps shining in coverage. Might be the most loved player on the defense. Every time he makes a play, the entire unit celebrates and goes crazy. Excited to see him continue to develop. -Saleh very, very involved with offense once again. Evidently a major focus for him to be monitoring all aspects of the team. -Braelon Allen looks natural as a receiver. Combined with explosiveness with the ball in his hands, likely his RB2 job to lose. -Davis looks explosive and quick. Should be a fun depth piece at the position at the very least. -Cohen looks shifty and explosive right away. Most significantly, he’s already running with the first team. -Izzy is falling down the depth chart. Zero reps with the first or second teams. Struggling on the field. Could be a trade/cut candidate. -Lots of motion, condensed formations on offense. Interested to see if there are more changes. -Sauce is already traveling a bit. Want to see how they implement it over the summer against Wilson specially. - Lazard was up and down. Some great catches, some easy drops. Best role is a depth piece at best, not a starter. -Brownlee, Harrell with good flashes and catches today.


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    Beautiful back shoulder to Lazard who didn’t turn around for it. AR pissed & threw helmet after play
    12:29 PM · May 31, 2024 from New Jersey, USA

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    AR talking to Lazard on the side
    12:32 PM · May 31, 2024 from New Jersey, USA

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    Lazard with another grab. Noticeable improvement after his talking to
    1:07 PM · May 31, 2024 from New Jersey, USA
     
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  3. NCJetsfan

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    Will do some day, I would like that
     
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    It's kind of disturbing that no one told him three years ago that it was part of his job description.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    I think they all go into it with that knowledge, but wanting to stick with their favorite side of the ball. Willful ignorance to the tune of a multi million dollar salary.
     
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    At some point the HC needs to hold their coordinaters to account.

    I'm not sure Saleh is savvy enough to add anything of value to the offensive game plan.
     
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    Can we get rid of Lazard already? Yikes. Dude Is being force fed opportunity right now and he's failing miserably by the sound of things. I don't get It.
     
  12. LAJet

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    I kind of disagree. He is a pretty solid defensive coordinator who has faced the best and he can provide inputs as to how the defense would defend and attack certain schemes and play calls. Surely he is not going to help design new plays, by just as surely he can tweak or suggest some subtleties to make it better against defenses with a rabid pass rush.
     
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    To follow up on my previous comment, he can certainly provide some perspective from the other side against last year telegraphed running play calls by Hackett by the personnel formation.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    https://athlonsports.com/nfl/new-yo...a four-year,separation since joining the Jets.

    We're stuck with him
     
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    https://thejetpress.com/posts/5-ny-jets-already-turning-heads-otas-braelon-allen-01hz8bdydshg

    5 NY Jets who are already turning heads at OTAs
    These Jets players have shined during OTAs
    By Justin Fried | Jun 1, 2024

    The NY Jets are already over halfway through their OTA schedule for the 2024 season with just four spring practices remaining before mandatory minicamp in a couple of weeks.

    The Jets have held six different OTA practices to this point, and that's given us enough time to identify some early winners of the spring. Of course, it's always best not to put too much stock in spring practices.

    That being said, it is still important for players to make good first impressions, especially if this is their first season with their new team. That is indeed the case for the majority of the players on this list.

    Let's take a look at five Jets players who have turned heads through the first two weeks of OTAs.

    5. Eric Watts, DL, NY Jets
    The Jets have a number of very intriguing undrafted rookie defensive linemen on their roster, and perhaps none are more intriguing than former Connecticut standout Eric Watts.

    The Jets gave Watts a whopping $245,000 in guarantees upon signing, the most of any undrafted rookie on the roster. He's quickly proving why he has a real chance to stick around past this summer.

    Watts has been a regular force working with the second and third-team defense throughout OTAs, even beating rookie first-round pick Olu Fashanu for a would-be sack earlier this spring.

    Fellow undrafted rookie defensive lineman Braiden McGregor also had a strong practice on Friday, but it's Watts who has been the most impressive. He's someone Jets fans should familiarize themselves with before the hype train really takes off this summer.

    4. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets
    Kenny Yeboah has been the somewhat forgotten man in the Jets' tight end room, but after the team didn't make any notable changes to the position in the offseason, he has an opportunity to earn a real role in 2024.

    Yeboah has been one of the most impressive players on offense for the Jets this summer, with the highlight being a 60-yard touchdown thrown to him by Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. The fourth-year tight end has worked quite a bit with the first-team offense, sometimes ahead of Jeremy Ruckert.

    Yeboah has stuck around as a special-teams regular for the Jets and remains a favorite of special teams coordinator Brant Boyer. Barring injury, he feels like a safe bet to make the 53-man roster at this point.

    If Yeboah continues to impress like this, we might be talking about him as a genuine contributor alongside Tyler Conklin in the Jets' offense. He's outperformed Ruckert this spring.

    3. Qwan'tez Stiggers, CB, NY Jets
    Friday's practice was a Qwan'tez Stiggers day. The rookie cornerback was outstanding in coverage all day, including a highlight-reel pick-six off of Tyrod Taylor in which Stiggers jumped a check-down attempt to rookie running back Braelon Allen.

    Stiggers also made a few plays on Thursday, locking up Allen Lazard on multiple red-zone attempts. The former CFL standout ran stride for stride with Lazard, knocking away a would-be touchdown on a beautiful back-shoulder fade from Rodgers.

    It's become increasingly apparent that Stiggers is already beloved by his teammates on defense. His teammates rushed the field to celebrate with him following his pick-six on Friday.

    Despite his lack of experience, Stiggers has looked the part thus far. The Jets may have found an under-the-radar gem in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Saleh has proven he knows how to identify defensive talent.

    2. Will McDonald, DE, NY Jets
    One of the players the Jets are relying on to take a huge leap forward in 2024 is second-year pass rusher Will McDonald. While he hasn't necessarily been lighting it up this spring, he has shown flashes.

    McDonald has consistently gotten the better of second-year tackle Carter Warren when matched up with him, and although he hasn't fared as well against Tyron Smith, that's probably to be expected.

    With Haason Reddick not in attendance, McDonald has gotten a lot of work with the first-team defense, and he hasn't looked out of place. The Iowa State product has added some muscle to his previously thin frame and doesn't seem to have lost a step with his agility.

    The Jets are counting on McDonald to help make up for the losses of Bryce Huff and John Franklin-Myers this offseason. He's already off to an encouraging start this spring.

    1. Braelon Allen, RB, NY Jets
    It's typically expected that rookies just entering the NFL will be working behind the incumbent veterans on the depth chart, at least during the offseason program. That hasn't been the case at running back.

    With Breece Hall temporarily sidelined due to a minor injury, it's been rookie Braelon Allen who has received the majority of reps with the first-team offense, and he's made the most of the opportunity.

    Allen has flashed his upside as a pass catcher while breaking off a couple of long runs in practice. He's notably working ahead of Israel Abanikanda, who is quickly plummeting down the depth chart.

    Fellow rookie Isaiah Davis and new signing Tarik Cohen have received just as many, if not more reps than Abanikanda over the last few practices. Meanwhile, Allen remains the odds-on early favorite to be the Jets' primary RB2 behind Hall.
     
  16. Jets OG fan

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    Is Haasan Reddick actually holding out? I know OTAs are voluntary, but I wasn't sure if he's actually having a contract dispute or just missing the optional workouts because he's a vet. It might be because he has very little guaranteed money this year and next so if he gets hurt, he's screwed.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    I don't think so, but he's 30 and on the final year of his deal, he's smart to sit out the voluntary stuff.
     
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    Reddick is looking for a new deal... which I would imagine involves an extension.
     
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    My gut feeling is he's looking for an extension--I can see an outcome where his 2024 cap number is reduced given an extension that guarantees some amount in 2024.

    If in fact his 2024 contract for 15mm would be negated in case of OTA injury, surely he shouldn't be practicing unless he has insurance.
     
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    Watts has a great opportunity to make this roster and get some serious time with the JFM move and Clemons probably not making the roster.

    I also wouldn't be surprised if the reason the FO isn't working on a new deal with MCII or DJ Reed is because they think they can work with Stiggers and maybe get something out of him.
     
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