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New York Jets Quotes – 8/5/13

Here are some New York Jets quotes for 8/5/13:

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Wide Receiver Stephen Hill:

On how practice is going:

“Practice is going better.  We are taking it day-by-day, basically play-by-play (and) making sure we understand everything.  (We) make sure we are getting everything that Marty (Mornhinweg) tells us to do, and just going out there to execute.”

On how being more aggressive is working out for him:

“It’s actually working out very well.  You know as a receiver your number one job is to catch the ball, and being aggressive to the ball is definitely a plus because either way it goes you might have a chance to catch it.”

On if he feels like a different receiver this year:

“I feel like a different receiver a little bit, but I still have a lot to work on.  Especially from the offense we had last year, (they are) totally different routes of course, but you know I’m definitely trying to catch on to other routes like I said.  But I do feel a little different.  Just a little bit, not much, but just a little bit. ”

On what feels different:

“Basically just getting in and out of breaks, understanding the coverage and how I need to run certain routes, and how to break off of certain routes also. “

Cornerback Dee Milliner:

On how the scrimmage went for him:

“I felt it went good.  You know (there are) something’s you could improve on but all around I did a good job.  Also the team came out, had a little fun going against each other, and did good all around.”

If he is all caught up after coming in to camp late:

“Oh yeah, it wasn’t really much.  You know after the first week or so,  I was good, I was caught up with everything.  Like I said it’s just getting out there and doing more reps now and doing more plays and getting more into it as we go.”

Quarterback Mark Sanchez:

On practice today:

“I think it went well. There were some high points, I think red zone 7-on-(7) looked alright. I felt good. We did a little backed up four minute stuff working on coming out from our own territory when a team pins you in, or after some sort of crazy swing in the game, some sort of turnover or something, we get the ball in our own territory, our own five (yard line), minus five and in, so we worked on a lot of those drills. (But) I thought our move the ball period was pretty good at the end with our first group, was exactly what we wanted to do. We got in, we converted a couple of third downs, we should have had a touchdown earlier but we ended up punching it in late.”

If he feels like the offense has caught up with the defense and gained momentum:

“I feel like, this year’s been a little bit different but we’ve kind of gone back and forth, it’s been a little bit of a chess match. That’s the way it felt, I think, my second year more, where we really fought back as an offense, and not just catch up, (and) ok now we’re on top, but every day is kind of a battle. There’s swing plays here and there, that get momentum going, but you know it’s been a good competition the entire time offense vs. defense.”

On if he feels like today was one of his strongest practices of camp:

“I felt good, I felt good. In 7-on-(7) and team drills, the backed up drill, and the move the ball (drill), you know, I thought we were pretty sharp there, that first group. Calls came in quick, got in and out of the huddle, had great tempo, good pace, good mix of runs and passes, screens, everything. It was kind of the way that we want to run things, you know, in a nut shell in one drive, and that looked pretty good.”

On the play of the first unit offensive line and how they are opening holes:

“They looked good, especially in the running game. (And) I thought in the scrimmage too, we ran the ball really well. The running backs got extra yards, but the offensive line opened some holes for them and gave them a chance to get on that second, third-level defender, and it really (really) helped our run game.”

Quarterback Geno Smith:

On if practicing felt different after playing in the Green and White scrimmage:

“No, not at all. This week is pretty much the same. We’re still in camp, still in the mode to just try to get better every single day in practice, still competing out there. We know we have a game coming up Friday so we’ll probably put a little more emphasis on some sort of game plan coming up in the next few days but today was just a normal practice.”

On how he evaluates his scrimmage play on tape:

“I think our first drive we did some pretty good things. We were able to move the ball (down the field), I was pretty accurate. I had a few drives after that that happened to stall, (we) weren’t able to get in the rhythm of things. Overall, I think I did a pretty decent job but like I said there’s always room for improvement and tons of room for me to improve. Just learn, just got to continue to plug at it, just keep guys motivated, keep in high spirits and continue to move the ball.”

On if this was one of his tougher practices:

“I wouldn’t say so. Down in the red zone I think I need to do a better job at taking care of the ball. I know it’s seven-on-seven and you kind of want to force the emphasis and try to get the ball to the end zone but still be mindful of we’re still working game reps and that drill is made for us to kind of pretend that we’re in the game and we’re down there in the red zone and we’re passing the ball and you’ve always got to be mindful of not turning it over and that’s something that I did today and that can be fixed and now I’ll improve on that.”

On how he has compartmentalized newly installed plays:

“Well, I just study it. Coach Lee does a great job of quizzing us and testing us and I try my best to study as much as I can in any free time that I have I find myself in the playbook and I just study it. I’ve been able to just pick it up quickly. Things have kind of come easy to me and that’s kind of the way the game of football is. I pick things up very quickly and I just study it a lot and I try to come out here and just remember all of my keys and my reads and then execute.”

On if he feels that time is his enemy as a rookie adapting to the NFL:

“No, I can’t say that. I wouldn’t say that. I think the position that I’m in I think I’m in a great position. I think the time that I’ve been here has been great. I’ve gotten acclimated to the system, acclimated to the players. We’re developing a really good chemistry on offense and that’s something that we need to continue to improve on. I think the more that we rep things, the more practices we get, the better we’ll be.”

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