Calvin Pryor has two goals for the second half of his rookie season: make more plays — and make meetings on time.
Can the New York Jets identify a starting safety tandem as the team prepares for 2015?
According to NJ.com, rookie Calvin Pryor was overheard telling Michael Vick: “Nothing surprises me about New York anymore. After today, nothing.”
The Jets selected safety Calvin Pryor 18th overall in this year’s draft based on his prowess for big hits and responsible play against both the pass and the run. But so far, the “Louisville Slugger” has lacked pop.
Milliner, the team’s top cornerback, has only played in one game this season after missing most of training camp and the opener with a high ankle sprain.
In his second season with the Jets, Landry is known to his teammates as “The Mentor,” the player the other defensive backs look to when they need some help. And the Jets have needed plenty during the last several weeks.
Dee Milliner, the New York Jets best defensive back, is slated to return to action Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
The Jets respect Aaron Rodgers, but they’re not about to go cower in a corner. Stopping the Green Bay Packers’ all-world quarterback will be the focal point of Gang Green’s approach Sunday when they travel to Lambeau Field looking to go 2-0.
He wasn’t happy with the 11 penalties — not including two others that were declined — his team was called for. The Jets coach also wasn’t pleased by winning by just five points.
The New York Jets impressed next to no one with their 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Gang Green made several mistakes on both sides of the football while racking up 11 penalties. Luckily for the Jets the Raiders were starting a rookie quarterback that was overwhelmed by Rex Ryan’s defense.
One of the biggest stories heading into Sunday’s game is the starting lineup in the New York Jets defensive backfield, as it has been modified due to injuries and roster decisions.
The great experiment of using a converted safety as a starting cornerback looks like it will continue for at least the first week of the regular season.
It took all of three plays for Calvin Pryor to make an impact for the New York Jets.
“He missed a lot of work,” Rex Ryan said, adding that Pryor is physically ready to play. “We’ll get him back and get him up to speed for the next one.”
Despite the talk of competition, it seems this is Geno’s job to lose. Michael Vick was listed as the backup, and third-stringer Matt Simms had the edge over rookie Tajh Boyd.