Pennington Looks Good In Day Two

Chad Pennington looked impressive for the second consecutive day of practice. Pennington was spreading the ball around to a number of different receivers

, including Santana Moss, and Curtis Conway, both of whom also looked impressive in positional drills.

… Part of the reason Pennington looks so good in practice, is because according to his coach he enjoys it. "He really has a great work ethic," said Coach Edwards. "He has passion for the game. He likes practice, and I like guys like that."

… The highlight of the day came in the afternoon session when Pennington hooked up with Santana Moss for a fifty-yard touchdown score. Moss beat nickel cornerback Ray Mickens for the long gain.

… In the morning session Curtis Martin, and Lamont Jordan both looked sharp. It is interesting to watch the difference in these two and their running styles. Jordan uses more of a down hill power style, while Martin has so called "happy feet" that allow him to dance away from potential tacklers. According to Martin he is excited about the possibility of playing alongside Lamont Jordan. " We can be that one two punch that really throws teams off balance."

… The afternoon practice had a number of players who sat out because of Head Coach Herman Edwards wishes. The players on this list were Wayne Chrebet, Vinny Testaverde, Mo Lewis, Brent Smith, Albert Johnson, and Jamie Henderson.

… Mo Lewis was the topic of much discussion around Jets camp Tuesday for his positive recovery from off season surgery. Lewis hurt his hip in the third game of last season against Miami when he went to hit Miami running back Ricky Williams. Lewis probably should have had surgery last year but played through the pain. "He's a warrior and you have to give him credit," said Edwards. " He played where a lot of guys wouldn't be able." According to Lewis "it's (the hip) coming along. From this year to last year my hip is much stronger."

… An interesting part of training camp for fans to keep an eye on this year is the battle that is being waged for the starting place kicker position. Three men are in the mix, Clay Rush a rookie from Missouri Western, Danny Knight a fourth year pro from Augusta State who has spent most of his professional career kicking off. The third contestant for the spot is Doug Brien a ten year pro from California. According to Edwards "It will be interesting to see when it all transpires, who's going to kick for our team. "I'm looking for the accurate guy, I want to know that when we get to a point on the field, he's going to make the kick."


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