Archive for May 15th, 2007

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Jets Minicamp Report

Jets Rumors & News

The Jets appear to be all smiles concerning their top picks from last month’s entry draft.

Gang Green’s first round pick, cornerback Darrelle Revis, has shown “flashes of his potential,” according to the Daily News’ Rich Cimini. In keeping with coach Eric Mangini’s emphasis on versatility, the Jets have had Revis working at both left and right corner. Perhaps more importantly, Cimini highlights Revis’ maturity and leadership abilities, while Newsday’s Tom Rock provides the following from Mangini on his new corner:

“Some of the edge speed that he showed in the kickoff return drill that we did [Saturday] and even the tackling drills, some of those plays that he’s made, you can see the change of direction and then the burst,” Mangini said. “The other thing that you notice is, he’s got a very physical way about him in terms of how he places his hands on people, which is always positive.”

Besides Revis, the player garnering the most media attention is undrafted rookie signee Leonard Peters. While it …

Giants Minicamp Report

Giants Rumors & News

Giants first round draft pick Aaron Ross had a rough start to rookie minicamp, but reportedly has looked much better as he begins to get his legs under him. Via the Star-Ledger’s Mike Garafolo:

CB Aaron Ross bounced back from his shaky first day and was much tighter to the receivers this afternoon. Give him two passes defensed, including nice coverage on a deep fade to WR Anthony Mix that fell incomplete.

Meanwhile, the Post’s Paul Schwartz says, “Of all the rookies set to infiltrate Giants training camp in Al bany this summer, Steve Smith is poised to outshine them all. Count on it.” Schwartz states that Smith’s preparation at USC has put him far ahead of his fellow rooks, and calls the wide receiver “NFL-ready.”

Newsday’s Arthur Staple likewise highlights Smith pro preparation at USC, and states, “It might not even be a stretch to say that Smith, who played in two national championship games for USC, has more big-game experience than some of the regulars on …

Yankees Rumors & News

After dropping 2 of 3 to the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees now trail the AL East division-leading Red Sox by eight games. While it’s only May 14th, the Yanks are clearly in trouble. Says The Bergen Record’s Bob Klapisch:

The Yankees will be in crisis-mode in the next 7-10 days, as they play the Mets and Red Sox in back-to-back series. It’s conceivable the Bombers could be 10 or 11 games out after this stretch of games, unless they win both series, and, specifically sweep the Red Sox.

At the very least, the Yankees will have to win nine of their remaining 12 games with the Sox. Even in May, it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s getting late. Put it this way: the Yankees’ playoffs already are here.

Meanwhile in Boston…Orioles hand six-run Mother’s Day gift to Red Sox in 9th

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