By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
NYJD was able to attend the open practice at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday. Here is run-down of the highlights (and lowlights) of practice:
Hunter Takes a Personal Day: Wayne Hunter was excused from practice for personal reasons, which left Austin Howard to take over duties with the first team.
Rex probably just wanted to give Hunter a day to clear his head and move on from Saturday’s debacle, but he also was able to get a good look at Howard playing with the ones. For the most part, Howard held his own, but don’t expect the Jets to make any changes to the depth chart because of one practice.
Revis Wows: Revis’ skill was on display in front of the relatively large practice crowd, making one of the slickest interceptions I have seen in quite a while. Running stride-for-stride with Eron Riley, Revis made an awkward comeback dive at almost a 90 degree angle to catch the ball. However, on his way down, he bobbled it in the air, but was able to reel it in while on his backside, just like the interception he had while covering Vincent Jackson back in the 2009 playoffs.
Tebow’s Arm Has Improved: Yes, Tebow did win the infamous garbage can competition (after about 100 tries), but he was spinning the ball exceptionally better than I ever remember seeing him. He threw with anticipation and accuracy and his delivery appears to have tightened up.
He’s no Mark Sanchez, but the hard work he is putting in is starting to pay of.
Hill has a case of the dropsies: Rookie WR Stephen Hill dropped a ton of passes, often against air with no one bearing down on him. Hopefully, he gets over this mental block soon before he starts killing drives when the count in the regular season.