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Rex, in the Morning, Sees a ‘Bunch’ of Hamstrings

Posted by Randy Lange on June 12, 2012 – 4:36 pm

Rex Ryan opened the Jets’ 2012 full-squad minicamp today with a changeup in his schedule — a morning, pre-practice news conference instead of his usual post-practice briefing.

“I think it’s best for myself,” the Jets head coach said about his time shifting, which he said could be a permanent change for him with the media going toward training camp and the season ahead. “It’ll help me get a chance to meet with [Mike] Pettine and DT [Dennis Thurman] and all the defensive coaches in particular and watch practice. Instead of trying to catch up on all the practice tape on my own, it’ll give me an opportunity to be with my coaches and watch the tape together.”

Another thing it will do is will give Ryan a pre-practice injury list to work from rather than a post-practice list. He read the list to reporters today and it was a long one. However, except for one injury, the players on the list seem to be working through relatively minor things, mostly of the hamstring variety.

Limited practice participants on the list were:

TE Jeff Cumberland (Achilles) — “He’s going to practice. He’s listed as limited. But he’s fine.”

WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring)

G Brandon Moore (hips) — “It’s really not an injury but I’m just going to list him as limited.”

WR Royce Pollard (hamstring) — “He actually looks pretty good.”

G Matt Slauson (shoulder) — “We’re actually going to watch him go a little bit today. … He’s been rehabbing his shoulder like a madman. He’s benching with one arm what I would squad with my legs, so he’s doing good.”

WR Patrick Turner (hamstring)

Listed as out:

WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) — “He has some tightness … Our trainers are going to make sure they stay on top of him and monitor him.”

WR Stephen Hill (hamstring)

WR DaMarcus Ganaway (hip)

TE Brian Linthicum (quad)

RB Bilal Powell (hamstring)

WR Jordan White (foot) — “We’re excited about him. He works his tail off. It’s unfortunate that he had that break in his foot, but he’s training hard.”

LB Matt Berning (knee) — Berning has a “pretty serious knee injury.”

Additionally, S LaRon Landry is on the premises for the mandatory camp. He stayed on the sideline and observed practice

“Well, the main thing is to obviously get him ready for the season,” Rex said of Landry’s Achilles/foot rehab. “When you look at his history, he hasn’t been full speed in a lot of the training camps every day, and watching him, I hope that he can get to that point. I certainly don’t want to say that he definitely won’t be or he will be. We’ll just have to wait and see, see how it plays out. Obviously we want him ready for the season.”

Landry is expected to talk with reporters Wednesday after practice for the first time since he signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent in March.

Reshaped Wideout Group

With Holmes, Kerley, Turner and second-round rookie Stephen Hill out or limited and Chaz Schilens being monitored, the Jets put a young group of wideouts on the field for Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy and company to direct throws to. Pollard did practice during 7-on-7 red-zone drills and snagged a nice pass in the back of the end zone from Sanchez, as did Dexter Jackson.

But even some of the tweaked wideouts jumped in on individual drills on the JUGS machine, including Holmes and Hill.

Hill continues to provide great signs even while limited. He started out 6 yards away from the JUGS and every two catches took a step forward until he was snagging balls from 3 yards away. The rookie from Georgia Tech has learned early on to become one with the leather. Before and after the draft, he already had latched onto a few NFL footballs to practice with in his room.

“It’s a great thing to have a ball with you at all times, just catching, catching, catching,” Hill said. “All the time you want to make sure you’re using your eyes when you catch. If somebody tosses anything to me, I’m making sure I’m catching it with my hands and my eyes and tucking it. No, I don’t drop a whole lot.”

Even the D Likes the New OC

Chalk LB Calvin Pace up as one more Jet who appreciates the contributions of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.

“I really think the addition of Sparano is helping everybody,” Pace said in regard to the first defense not quite knowing what’s coming at them after six seasons of facing Brian Schottenheimer’s offenses in practice. “We were with Schotty for a few years. We knew the things they were going to do. Every day is almost like playing a game without any kind of preparation, so you’ve got to be quick on your feet, be able to process things quickly.”

Rise and Schein

Sirius XM NFL Radio comes to the Jets’ full-squad minicamp Wednesday morning. Host Adam Schein will open his show at 11 a.m. ET and will chat with players, coaches and team execs as they become available after the second of three minicamp practices.

Fans should keep in mind that the Wednesday and Thursday minicamp practices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. both days, with practices beginning at 11 a.m. both days. Admission and parking are free but limited.

And if the weather is questionable, fans can find updates on newyorkjets.com, Twitter or Facebook or can call the Jets Minicamp Hotline at 973-549-4844.

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16 Responses to “Rex, in the Morning, Sees a ‘Bunch’ of Hamstrings”

  1. By IRA on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    So while everybody was jumping all over Holmes last week for what they thought he was doing i said he hurt himself and was frustrated. Sometimes you have to give somebody the benefit of the doubt until you get the facts.
    Schilens made a great catch over Revis today. If only this guy can find a way to stay healthy they will be fine with Turner, him and Hill.

  2. By scjoe on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    I know it is still very early, but Seven WRs on the injury list? Not good! Especially hamstrings.It may be wise to sit them all now and have them all ready for camp. I don’t understand all the fuss about Tebow holding pressers. First of all, he is not initiating them on his own, secondly, Sanchez is not so far ahead of him that he has an iron clad hold on the starting job. Right now I would consider them 1 and 1A. So why all the fuss?

  3. By Glenn Morak on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    How are the rookies performing?

  4. By jet80 on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    With all these receivers goin down for the moment why not bring logan payne back,was really pulling for him last season and seemed like the coaches liked him enough to keep him around almost all season without IR him

  5. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    Ho-hum, more trickle-down effect of Goodell’s idiotic “football all yr” approach. Nothing that happens with Holmes or any other vet in June means spit, folks, and I agree with Ira that Holmes’ hamstring was behind his seemingly bizarre statement about the OTA last wk. That’s what I meant about how I couldn’t believe it, GaryC, it sounded a little out there even for Holmes. scjoe, if you think the idea is for Sanchez and Tebow to be 1 and 1A, Tebow press conferences are fine. If you think Sanchez just shoulda been given this yr to sink or swim and then start over next yr with a QB better than Tebow, they’re not fine. But I’m glad to read Sparano gave Tebow hell the other day for not throwing a checkdown — guess he isn’t watching Sanchez!

  6. By oasus on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, its fairly common early in camp. they’ll work these things out.

  7. By joe on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    SANCHEZ and TEBOW =BAD and TERRIBLE LOL. Choosing BETWEEN the TWO is like deciding which deck cabin to take on the TITANTIC

  8. By joe on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    Everything IS GOING TO BE JUST WONDERFUL THOUGH because we got TONY SPARNO. Establishing THE RUN IS THE KEY TO WINNING THE SUPERBOWL Lets look specifically AT EXACTLY how running the ball equates to winning the SB TODAY.R Rice ,BALT, A Foster HOUSTEN,A Peterson, MINN,CJohnson TENN all enable their teams to have FANTASTIC RUNNING GAMES .Between the four of them THEY HAVE EXACTLY 0 SUPER BOWL WINS

  9. By punchie on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    This season marks a fresh start for Mark Sanchez . No more SCHOTTY play calling no more SCHOTTY routs . So lets all get behind the guy .if you are that desperate to rally the troops against the players then go to the PATRIOTS site and do it

  10. By ron alexander on Jun 14, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! the “Deacon of Doom(Joe) is at it again! what a suprise? way ta go buddy, it wouldn’t be a day in jet-land with out more doom and gloom from the voice of disaster! No problem dude, we still (except Danny)luv ya! S.C, hamstring injuries tend to linger.Like you I am concerned with so many at this stage.Wonder what the new strength and condidioning coach thinks about this situation?.OASUS, dont minimize these injuries.I dont want to sound like my man Joe but so many of these injuries at the same posisition is not good! 64 Tom, I hope your right, we dont need a 1 and 1A situation here like in Denver. Sanchez deserves this year(his 4th) to prove himself. Like most of you(except Joe) I’m hopeing he gets it done!

  11. By joe on Jun 14, 2012 | Reply

    SANCHEZ is payed tens of MILLIONS of DOLLARS a year if that doesnt motivate HIM NOTHING WILL .CHANGING OC will do virtually NOTHING .Sparano just got FIRED in MIAMI .He couldnt turn HENNE INTO BRADY BUT IN NY HES GOING TO TURN SANCHEZ INTO BRADY(.DREAM DREAM) We will run the ball better so what Housten,Sf ,MInn ect are all GREAT RUNNING TEAMS THAT CANT WIN THE SB We have a supposid FRANCHISE QB that the organization DOESNT TRUST WITH THE FOOTBALL BUT WERE GOING TO WIN A SB WITH HIM BY CHANGING THE CORDINATER .Thats funny

  12. By joe on Jun 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchez HAS 15 PLUS YEARS OF ORGANIZED FOOTBALL UNDER HIS BELT but sitting in a few months of MEETINGs with TONY SPARANO is GOING TO TEACH -ENABLE HIM TO DO THINGS HES NOT been CAPABLE OF IN THE PRIOR 15 YEARS .Guys please ENOUGH WITH THE FANTASYLAND NONSENCE.I cant think of one time in NFL HISTORY when changing an OC turned an average player into a great one.

  13. By joe on Jun 14, 2012 | Reply


  14. By joe on Jun 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ron if you go back to the END OF LAST SEASON (WE DIDNT BEAT A WINNING TEAM ALL YEAR ECT )many of the optomists on this FORUM were CALLING TO FIRE THE ENTIRE REGIME .Rex got SPARANO HERE TO PACIFY (KEEP THE HEAT OF LAST YEAR ECT ).Its nothing but window dressing.Watch what happens IF WE LOSE WEEK 1 .Week 2is the STEELERS HOME OPENER ON NAT TV .Pitts is like 90% in home openers at HEINZ .Exactly 3 teams in NFL HISTORY HAVE STARTED 0-2 AND WON SB .In case you want to know all 3 HAD HOF CALIBER QBS

  15. By punchie on Jun 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey joe the players are plenty good enough it`s the fans who are weak

  16. By joe on Jun 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Punchie MAYBE YOUR RIGHT asking for more than 1 Super BOWL win and 1 DIVISION TITLE in 43 years could be considered TOO MUCH.

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