The New York Jets finished their first practice in full pads at their 2012 training camp on Sunday. There was a definite emphasis on the running game with rushing attempts used during the first 22 plays of the practice.
Head coach Rex Ryan said about his rushing attack, "We talk about we need to establish the running game, and have our opponents understand we are a running football team, we will run the football. But 22 straight? I don't know if I even envisioned that much. But that was absolutely terrific. I like the mindset we had."
Quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow struggled passing in full team drills on Sunday, both going 1-for-7. Sanchez got 16 snaps in 11-on-11 drills while Tebow got 13 snaps. Both players were better in 7-on-7 drills: Tebow was 4-of-6 while Sanchez was 5-of-7.
Safety LaRon Landry was dressed out but did not practice. Landry is only scheduled to practice every third day due to the season-ending injuries he suffered last season.
Tight end/fullback Josh Baker broke his nose in a special teams drill.
Hamstring injuries kept linebacker Demario Davis and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley sidelined.
Tackle Jeff Otah is still on the physically unable to perform list. If he cannot pass his physical by July 31, the Jets' trade with the Panthers is void.