when has gotten abused by Lawson? Lol, you’re making it up now.
You’ve defined moving the goal posts.
im reading things like this:
by Jim Cerny August 4, 2022 at 9:58 AM PT
Two weeks into 2022 New York Jets training camp, several players have stood out on both sides of the ball, some more surprising than others.
Wide receiver Elijah Moore has been electrifying. Defensive linemen Carl Lawson and Quinnen Williams have been monsters. Veteran backup quarterback Joe Flacco is drawing raves. And rookies Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson have not only fit right in, they’ve stood out with their solid play.
Some of these standouts are to be expected, others not as much.
That said, let’s take a look at some of the pleasant surprises on this Jets roster so far in camp.
No. 1: Mekhi Becton
That Mekhi Becton is in such excellent shape and drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates is likely the biggest surprise in Jets training camp, at least so far.
Of course, that expectations were so low for Becton heading into camp really should be the bigger surprise. He’s an athletic freak, with massive size (6-foot-7, 365 pounds), quick feet and brute strength. And he was a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
But he has been injury prone his first two seasons and played only one game because of a knee injury in 2021. Rumors abounded that he was out of shape, perhaps over 400 pounds late last season and into the offseason. “Lazy” and “fat” were more often used to describe Becton than, say, “stud.”
Saleh didn’t seem thrilled with Becton’s conditioning level at minicamp, though he chose his words very carefully.
Becton, though, surprised most by arriving at training camp in terrific shape and in a very positive state of mind. He readily accepted a change to right tackle and, by all accounts, has excelled on the field during team drills and 11-on-11s.
It’s still early, but Becton seems on the way to fulfilling his goal of making his critics “eat their words” about him this season