Despite all his new weapons, there is no doubt that Mark Sanchez still favors target Dustin Keller. At one point during 7 on 7 drills, Sanchez went to the tight end four straight times. They did hook up for a nice play to start passing drills, a 30-yard tight toss on a rollout play. Sanchez threw against his body to get the ball in to Keller, who adjusted well to make the catch.
One new target that Sanchez looked comfortable with was LaDainian Tomlinson, who was frequently utilized in the check down. Tomlinson did not drop a single catchable ball from Sanchez.
Marquice Cole made a great play, intercepting a Sanchez pass. The quarterback locked in on Keller and Cole sat between the target and the tosser, made his read and reacted the ball, soaring to get the interception. Sanchez locked in on his receivers several times during Tuesday's session, each time leading to broken up plays.
Special teams update…Steve Weatherford made returner Joe McKnight back pedal three straight times on punts to start the kicking sessions. Weatherford's leg looked very strong, netting good hangtime as well…Undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Cumberland had his struggles. The tight end made a couple nice catches but dropped a ball thrown right into his breadbasket by Brunell. His blocking must also improve significantly.
Picking up from an impressive display Saturday night in Charlotte, Chauncey Washington made a nice catch and run, getting up field very fast. The catch was made against his shoulder with a defender draped all over him. Washington is making a strong statement to be on the team.
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