Camp opens in Cortland for Jets
CORTLAND, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York Jets opened training camp for the 2012 season at SUNY Cortland Saturday morning. Much of the focus was on the team's new number two quarterback, Tim Tebow.
Though Tebow didn't speak to the media Saturday, he was still a major focus of conversation.
"Each guy is their own guy, they are going to handle things the way they handle them," said TE Dustin Keller. "I know a lot of people see things the way he does as bad. But inside the locker room we know he is a great team player, he is a great guy in the locker room. Outside guys can't see that but it is true."
After two straight seasons of making the AFC Championship game, Gang Green failed to make the playoffs in 2011, finishing the regular season at 8-8. So head coach Rex Ryan will be trying to get the team focused on their old style of pounding the ball.
"He started out the year by laying out what Jet football was," said DE Aaron Maybin. "For the guys who have been here they may have needed a refresher course. For new guys like me he wanted to make sure we knew what was expected of us, and he did a great job of that."
The Jets will be at SUNY Cortland until August 15th.