For the third straight day, Jets quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown split the reps evenly in 11-on-11 and seven-on-seven play, and, on the first day of hitting, both quarterbacks started slowly. Both got better later. Unofficially, McCown was 7-for-12, with two touchdown passes and one “sack’’ in 11-on-11 action. He had one throwaway. He was 6-for-6 in seven-on-sevens. Bridgewater was awful in seven-on-sevens—1-for-4 with a pick-six by cornerback Derrick Jones. But Bridgewater was better in the 11-on-11s, going 13-for-18 (one throwaway) with two TDs, including the play of the day on the final play of practice, when he threw a ball to the back corner of the end zone and it was grabbed by a diving Tre McBride, who had a man on him.
Darnold continues to be a no-show at camp which leaves all the work for Bridgewater and McCown. Of course, Bridgewater is coming off a major knee injury and McCown is 39. The holdup for Darnold is apparently "offset" language in his contract.
Walker was a question mark coming into this game with a groin issue. He'll suit up but obviously there's worry for owners he can tweak it, however he's a TE1 play. Murray, with the toe injury, was expected to play and will suit up.
Green-Bekham, who had more than 100 yards receiving in two of the three games prior, was held without a catch on three targets.
Tennessee interim head coach Mike Mularkey attributed Green-Beckham's ineffectiveness to a combination of Houston's defensive tactics along with rookie mistakes.
Via Tennessee's official website:
“Some of it was the coverage,” Mularkey said. “They were playing a coverage that you could roll a corner and a safety over the top on him.
“Some of that was Dorial with some of the mistake he made. He had a number of mistakes on splits and depths and things that he’s had, again, that a young receiver is going to have, Tre McBride included. But some of that is self-inflicted that we need to get better at."
Green-Beckham caught six passes for 113 yards in the Week 15 loss to the New England Patriots. He caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. DGB struggled much of the season with his patterns and it sometimes led to turnovers, but as of late it seemed like he was turning the corner. In his defense, there were a lot of no-shows on the Titans in Week 16 and he'll certainly have some fantasy value heading into 2016 with a healthy Marcus Mariota under center.
“I am very excited,’’ Turzilli, who played in college at Rutgers, said Friday. “I’ll have a lot of family and friends at the game. So it will be fun. … (My) uncles and friends will be there, but they’re Jets fans … so it will probably be a little awkward. Hopefully they’ll be rooting for me. I’m sure they will be.”
With Kendall Wright out for Sunday’s game because of sore ribs, first-year receivers Tre McBride and Turzilli are both scheduled to play against the Jets. McBride, a seventh-round pick, has played in the last three games, but his contribution has come on special teams.
Turzilli, meanwhile, has been inactive the last three weeks after being signed to the team’s active roster from the 49ers’ practice squad on November 17. Turzilli spent training camp with the Titans after being signed as an undrafted free agent.