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Zach Wilson’s efficiency shined throughout the Jets’ eighth OTA practice (By DJ Bien-Aime II New York Daily News • Jun 08, 2022 at 4:24 pm)


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Nice write-up. Zach went 6-8 on 11vs11 with all 6 completions going for first downs. Somehow some reporters said the defense got the better of the offense.

He noted that Zach was basically getting the ball out on time. That’s a big deal. We will need to see that when the bullets fly though. But he seems to be looking the part so far. 

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3 hours ago, JetPotato said:

Do I really need an account now to read a Daily News article?

Go pound sand, paper boys.

Zach Wilson’s efficiency shined throughout the Jets’ eighth OTA practice

By DJ Bien-Aime II

Jun 08, 2022 at 4:24 pm

Robert Saleh has praised how Zach Wilson’s mental acumen has grown in his second year in the Jets offense, and it showed on Wednesday’s practice from One Jets Drive.

“I think he’s a lot more comfortable in the offense,” Saleh said on Wednesday, prior to OTA practice. “I think he’s committed to the process of taking the snap and going through progression, understanding exactly where his eyes need to go on every snap.”

nd Wilson looked exactly how his coach described his growth: comfortable.

The former No. 2 overall pick looked sharp when he went through his reads. There was a decisiveness and a solid command of where his eyes should be also, which explains why the ball was getting out so quickly.

An area of Wilson’s game Jets Mike LaFleur offensive coordinator explained last week.

“That’s why the walk throughs are so important just for a quarterback to train his eyes to hear the play call, go back to what you learned in the film room, even without the film, the board work and go through that process of getting my eyes in the right spot,” LaFleur said last Wednesday following an OTA practice. “If I’m not throwing a ball over 10 yards, why do I care where the safeties are? You don’t, you just look at number one. If one is open within the timing of what we’ve taught in our footwork and those routes, you throw it to him. If not, you progress the two, and then decide as I’m getting down to a check down.”

The Jets started competition periods with third down, 11-on-11 drills. And Wilson was 6-8 with a highlight throw going to receiver D.J Montgomery who beat the No. 4 overall pick Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner deep down the field.

All of Wilson’s competition’s were for first downs.

Most of Wilson’s passes were basically, one, two, three, throw.

There wasn’t much hesitation with the young QB when he went through his progression and he was getting the ball out fast, something that he struggled with in his first year. He had the second-highest time to throw in the NFL at 3.00 seconds according to Next Gen Stats.

Not being able to read defenses quick enough were part of the reasons for those struggles, which are normal for rookies.

But other times he attempted to do too much and ran around to create a play out of nothing, which explains why his time to sack was second highest in the NFL at 5.07.

So there’s clear growth within that department of his game. How much? Hard to tell but the improvement is evident enough.

OTHER OTA OBSERVATIONS

Garrett Wilson mossed Justin Hardee for a touchdown during red zone 7-on-7s. Wilson did limp off the field after that play, but there’s no indication it was anything serious. Wilson also flashed elite quickness on his release at the line of scrimmage on another play while being guarded by Gardner. Zach Wilson threw an errant pass that fell incomplete, but Garrett Wilson’s twitchiness stands out.

Through the first few practices made available to the media, Montgomery has made a plethora of dynamic plays through the passing game.

Ashtyn Davis caught an interception off of Joe Flacco during team 11-on-11.

Linebacker Javin White caught an interception from a Wilson pass to end practice.

D.J. Reed, Denzel Mims, Mekhi Becton, George Fant and LaMarcus Joyner were notably absent during voluntary practices.

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4 hours ago, Hex said:

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Something's wrong...

Something would be wrong if the articles were in the opposite order ... starting out accurate then falling away. ;-) 

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Nice to read a positive article but let’s wait until the guys on the other side side of the line are not his teammates but rather guys that are looking to rip his arm off. 

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7 hours ago, JetPotato said:

Do I really need an account now to read a Daily News article?

Go pound sand, paper boys.

Open the link in an ‘incognito” tab and you can read it. 
 

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9 hours ago, GreenFish said:

Nice write-up. Zach went 6-8 on 11vs11 with all 6 completions going for first downs. Somehow some reporters said the defense got the better of the offense.

He noted that Zach was basically getting the ball out on time. That’s a big deal. We will need to see that when the bullets fly though. But he seems to be looking the part so far. 

You sure this was a real practice and NOT a Madden 2023 video game playing himself?!?!?!?

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Meh, wake me up when preseason hits.  If he's accurate, efficient, and has total command of the offense, then I will be impressed because that's when it translates! 

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8 minutes ago, JiFapono said:

Meh, wake me up when preseason hits.  If he's accurate, efficient, and has total command of the offense, then I will be impressed because that's when it translates! 

Wut? Last preseason they made him look really sharp and really good. Preseason means nothing, nothing at all. Until he plays the first game we know nothing, like totally nothing. Even then if he stunk there will always  be a bunch of reasons why it’s not his fault. Preseason? As if! Haha 

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13 minutes ago, JiFapono said:

Meh, wake me up when preseason hits.  If he's accurate, efficient, and has total command of the offense, then I will be impressed because that's when it translates! 

I will not wake you up until then. You'll sit up and discuss this like the rest of us!

Elite OR NOT?!

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19 minutes ago, JiFapono said:

Meh, wake me up when preseason hits.  If he's accurate, efficient, and has total command of the offense, then I will be impressed because that's when it translates! 

Of course.  But this is a Jets forum and this is what's happening now with the Jets.

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Wut? Last preseason they made him look really sharp and really good. Preseason means nothing, nothing at all. Until he plays the first game we know nothing, like totally nothing. Even then if he stunk there will always  be a bunch of reasons why it’s not his fault. Preseason? As if! Haha 
Dont frets Saleh will hold everyone but the jockstrap cleaner out of preseason to mitigate injuries.
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29 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

I cant believe people read into the accuracy of a qb on a per practice basis.  Every qb is going to have good days and off days.

There is nothing to take from any of this.

Agreed, but until Wilson has a good year and proves himself to be a quality NFL QB, these practice reports will drive the narrative. 

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41 minutes ago, JoJoTownsell1 said:

Agreed, but until Wilson has a good year and proves himself to be a quality NFL QB, these practice reports will drive the narrative. 

the only way they have any meaning to me is if we get the sense that his teammates and coaches genuinely have a lot of confidence in him, and of course, that he has legitimate confidence in himself. 
 

These guys all have the talent. Very few ever develop the confidence to go out there and ball.

the reports of Wilson “struggling” or “being efficient” based on 8 passes in OTAs are mostly meaningless. 

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10 hours ago, jetspenguin said:

But other times he attempted to do too much and ran around to create a play out of nothing, which explains why his time to sack was second highest in the NFL at 5.07.

I found this interesting. Zach has some elite escapability, and if he had anyone to throw to down the stretch I imagine his numbers would’ve noticeably better. While the priority is certainly running the offense as designed, having the ability to make something out of nothing is what separates the top guys. 

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There wasn’t much hesitation with the young QB when he went through his progression and he was getting the ball out fast, something that he struggled with in his first year. He had the second-highest time to throw in the NFL at 3.00 seconds according to Next Gen Stats.

Not being able to read defenses quick enough were part of the reasons for those struggles, which are normal for rookies.

But other times he attempted to do too much and ran around to create a play out of nothing, which explains why his time to sack was second highest in the NFL at 5.07.

So there’s clear growth within that department of his game. How much? Hard to tell but the improvement is evident enough.

 

Certainly encouraging -- probably the simplest but most crucial improvement he needs to make. Quick progressions, getting rid of the ball.

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FWIW, DJ Bien-Aime II, a devote Fins Fan, is 1000X better of a Jets beat reporter than any we've had in a long, long time. 

He writes for the NY Daily News. You can click 3 articles a day w/o an account. Click the 4th story, and it won't allow.

You can go to www.nydailynews.com and click 3 of his articles. Football articles tends to be towards the end of the paper.

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As exciting as this offseason has been thus far, the clutch on my hype-mobile is broke. Gonna need some successful live rounds to push car down the hill so i can jump start the motor again. 

I'm hoping that shove is just around the corner 

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