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<ul><li><p> NEW YORK JETS DAILY CLIPS </p><p>July 31, 2014 </p><p>1 | P a g e </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>ASSOCIATED PRESS ................................................................................................................................................ 2 </p><p>Jets rookie Amaro unfazed by rocky start to camp (Dennis Waszak) ....................................................................... 2 </p><p>NEWSDAY .............................................................................................................................................................. 3 </p><p>Chaminade coach Stephen Boyd mentoring Jets' Demario Davis (Bob Glauber)...................................................... 3 </p><p>Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro treats rough practice as learning experience (Kimberley Martin) ....................... 5 </p><p>Jets' defense dominates its offensive counterparts (Kimberley Martin) .................................................................. 6 </p><p>THE RECORD .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Rough day for Jets rookie (J.P. Pelzman) ................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Jets notes: Defense rules practice (J.P. Pelzman) ...................................................................................................... 8 </p><p>STAR-LEDGER ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 </p><p>4 things to look for on Day 7 of Jets camp (Darryl Slater) ......................................................................................... 9 </p><p>Jets' Demario Davis on teammates' confident comments: 'The work has to precede the glory' (Darryl Slater) .... 10 </p><p>8 observations from Day 7 of Jets camp, as defense has a pick party (Darryl Slater) ............................................. 11 </p><p>Why slimmer Jets LB Quinton Coples could have 'a monster year' (Darryl Slater) ................................................. 13 </p><p>NEW YORK POST .................................................................................................................................................. 15 </p><p>Heres why Jets tight end Jace Amaro cant catch a cold (Brian Costello) ............................................................ 15 </p><p>Jets defense has a field day on Jets offense (George Willis) ............................................................................... 16 </p><p>Demario Davis blasts chatty Jets work habits (Brian Costello) ............................................................................... 17 </p><p>Classic Rex Ryan trend emerges, for better or worse (Brian Costello) .................................................................... 17 </p><p>Rex approves of Demario Davis tough love with Jets defense (Brian Costello) ..................................................... 18 </p><p>NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ...................................................................................................................................... 19 </p><p>NY Jets defense gets best of offense (Manish Mehta) ............................................................................................ 19 </p><p>NY Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro struggling with NY Jets (Seth Walder) ..................................................................... 20 </p><p>Chris Johnson, NY Jets believe there's still more to come from running back (Manish Mehta) ............................. 21 </p><p>NJ.COM ................................................................................................................................................................ 23 </p><p>Michael Vick vs. Geno Smith: Day 7 breakdown, a tough day all around (Dom Cosentino) ................................... 23 </p><p>Jace Amaro after tough day at Jets practice: 'I'm still figuring it out' (Dom Cosentino) ......................................... 24 </p><p>Ed Reed is gone, but he taught the Jets' defense a lot about watching film (Dom Cosentino) .............................. 25 </p><p>How lineman Oday Aboushi balances fasting for Ramadan with Jets training camp (Dom Cosentino) ................. 26 </p><p>Mike Westhoff tweaks Dee Milliner: 'I'm not sure he's the best cornerback up here in Cortland' (Dom Cosentino) ................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 </p><p>NEWYORKJETS.COM ............................................................................................................................................ 28 </p></li><li><p>Daily Clips Cont. </p><p>2 | P a g e </p><p>6 Notes &amp; Quotes on Jets Turnovers (Randy Lange) ............................................................................................... 28 </p><p>Day 6: Six-Pack of Good &amp; Bad (Eric Allen) .............................................................................................................. 29 </p><p>4 Jets Bullet Points from Pat Kirwan &amp; Jim Miller (Randy Lange)............................................................................ 30 </p><p>WEDNESDAYS SPORTS TRANSACTIONS............................................................................................................... 32 </p><p>ASSOCIATED PRESS </p><p>Jets rookie Amaro unfazed by rocky start to camp (Dennis Waszak) Associated Press July 30, 2014 </p><p>http://pro32.ap.org/article/jets-rookie-amaro-unfazed-rocky-start-camp </p><p>CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) Jace Amaro trudged his way from the field after a particularly rough practice and was met along the way by John Idzik. </p><p>The New York Jets general manager gave the rookie tight end what amounted to a brief pep talk and then patted him on the back. </p><p>"John was just telling me what he sees in me and what he believes I can do, and he's right," Amaro said Wednesday. "I've just got to go out there and play." </p><p>The Jets are counting on that from the second-round draft pick who was perhaps the best receiving tight end in college last season. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Amaro had 106 catches and seven touchdowns in Kliff Kingsbury's spread offense at Texas Tech, where he often lined up as a slot receiver. </p><p>But he hasn't made an immediate impact just yet although it's still early in training camp. It's a new style of offense, which takes some getting used to. Amaro also missed a little bit of time with tendinitis in his right knee, but was back on the field Wednesday. The knee is fine now, he said, but it's the on-field mistakes that are hurting. </p><p>"A lot of people have a lot of expectations for me," he said, "And, right now, I'm just trying to figure it all out." </p><p>First off, he needs to better familiarize himself with the offensive concepts and language of plays in the pros, which has been a difficult transition. </p><p>"It's like (going from) speaking Chinese to English," Amaro said. "It's like numbers to crazy lingo from Texas Tech to here. It took me a while, and I'm still figuring it out. I feel like I'm getting there, but eventually it's going to start clicking. </p><p>"And, when it does, I feel like I'll really be able to showcase what I can really do." </p><p>On Wednesday, Amaro dropped a pass and ran a few bad routes. Quarterback Geno Smith got on him for one mistake, and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg barked at Amaro at one point to "get in the (play) book." </p><p>He slipped on another play, leading to an interception for Michael Vick. </p><p>"We know he's got the physical skills to do it," coach Rex Ryan said. "He's got to focus, and sometimes if your head's in other places and you're thinking and all of that, it's hard to be at your best." </p><p>The Jets envision Amaro teaming with starter Jeff Cumberland and perhaps Zach Sudfeld to form perhaps one of the league's most athletic trios of pass-catching tight ends. Amaro flashes during his best moments, often getting himself free in one-on-one coverage. </p><p>http://pro32.ap.org/article/jets-rookie-amaro-unfazed-rocky-start-camp</p></li><li><p>Daily Clips Cont. </p><p>3 | P a g e </p><p>"Hopefully he can be more consistent and be the receiver that we think he can be," Ryan said. </p><p>Despite the mistakes, Amaro didn't think his day was all that bad. He acknowledged that he could have done better on some plays, but thought the coaches would also see a few positives. </p><p>"I made mistakes and stuff like that, but we're doing a lot more stuff than we did in the OTAs and minicamp and it's just figuring it all out," he said. "I missed practice yesterday and was a little behind today and kind of overthought some stuff, got some plays wrong and I'm not doing the little things right. But so far, I felt like I've done a really good job on beating 1-on-1 and running really good routes and I feel like I've been open." </p><p>Amaro routinely runs extra routes against linebacker Demario Davis and safety Antonio Allen after practice, trying to sharpen that aspect of his game. </p><p>"I have big expectations for myself," he said. "I know what I can do. I'm making a lot of things a lot more difficult than they really should be. Just because I'm not completely comfortable yet with this entire organization just from the playbook to knowing how the coaches coach and just the little things. </p><p>"It took me a little bit to get Kingsbury's offense down and once I did, I felt like I really took off." </p><p>After just 25 catches for 409 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore with the Red Raiders, Amaro set the NCAA Division I records for tight ends with 1,352 yards receiving and 104.0 yards per game. </p><p>"I wasn't an All-American my freshman year," Amaro said. "It takes some time. I feel like I'm on a different level and I feel like I'm more advanced than I was coming into college, and that's a plus. I feel like it's going to come a lot quicker than a lot later. I'm not really worried about it." </p><p>NOTES: CB Ras-I Dowling (foot) returned to practice, but S Calvin Pryor (concussion) remained sidelined as he goes through the NFL's protocol on head injuries. ... S Brandon Hardin (foot) sat out practice, and CB Johnny Patrick left early after injuring a hamstring. WR David Nelson (groin), RBs Bilal Powell (hamstring) Alex Green (chest) and DE Zach Thompson (shoulder) all missed practice. </p><p>Back_to_Top </p><p>NEWSDAY </p><p>Chaminade coach Stephen Boyd mentoring Jets' Demario Davis (Bob Glauber) Newsday July 31, 2014 </p><p>http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/chaminade-coach-stephen-boyd-mentoring-jets-demario-davis-1.8929221 </p><p>It is a few minutes after practice, and Demario Davis is demonstrating the technique he learned over the summer from Stephen Boyd, the former Valley Stream Central football star who coaches Chaminade. It is a stunningly simple change, yet one so fundamental to the Jets inside linebacker's success that he still can't quite believe it. </p><p>Davis stands with feet slightly apart, moves his right foot one step to the side, then pulls it back. Left foot goes to the other side, then back. Right foot forward one step, then back. Left foot backward, then forward. </p><p>He looks more like a young man preparing for his first formal dance by doing the "box step'' than an NFL linebacker using the footwork he believes will help elevate him from a very good player to one of the very best. </p><p>http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/chaminade-coach-stephen-boyd-mentoring-jets-demario-davis-1.8929221http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/chaminade-coach-stephen-boyd-mentoring-jets-demario-davis-1.8929221</p></li><li><p>Daily Clips Cont. </p><p>4 | P a g e </p><p>And maybe even the best, thanks in large part to that Long Island high school coach. </p><p>"You pretty much have a box that's about a yard outside of you,'' Davis said. "A yard in front, a yard behind, and you never want to overstep that box. You never want to cross over [your steps] inside that box while you're playing in the 'court,' because the ball can come at you and you might not be in the right position. Step by step, stay in the court, stay in position and keep good body position all the time. Shoulders over your knees, keep your feet straight ahead, not turned out. It's the little mechanics that make a big difference.'' </p><p>Words to live by for Davis, who believes his career is ready to take off thanks to Boyd, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Lions from 1995-2001. The former Valley Stream Central star running back/linebacker coached Chaminade to the Catholic High School Football League AAA championship in 2012 and made it back to the title game last year. He has become a guru for Davis, who hopes to transfer those lessons to take his game to a new level. </p><p>"That's my goal every time, to be the best,'' Davis said. "That's going to take a lot, I understand. I feel like I'm a premier linebacker in this league, but if you want to be great, you have to be consistent. My job now is to prove to the world that I'm a premier linebacker so that I can get that respect. From there, I go toward being the best.'' </p><p>Boyd isn't betting against his protg. And he's not just saying that, nor is he trying to promote Davis because he happens to be imparting his football wisdom to him. </p><p>"It's a privilege to work with someone who has that desire to be better,'' said Boyd, 41, whom the Lions drafted out of Boston College in the fifth round. "There are guys in the NFL who are blessed with natural talent, but it's the guys who are looking to go the extra mile that really become the best. Demario has that. He's not going to be outworked.'' </p><p>Davis sought Boyd's help at the suggestion of his New York-based agent, Jericho resident Alan Herman. He also represented Boyd during his NFL career and thought he could help Davis improve. </p><p>It was a perfect fit. </p><p>"You have to appreciate that when your agent looks you straight in the eye and says, 'This is what you're missing in terms of getting over the hump,' '' Davis said. </p><p>"He was right.'' </p><p>Boyd and Davis got together half a dozen times during the offseason, with Boyd putting him through workouts that lasted about two hours. Boyd could tell right away that Davis was taking to his coaching, which included detailed tape study of Davis' movements. </p><p>"He was like a sponge with everything we went over,'' Boyd said. "When he came back for the second [session], he was really making a lot of progress.'' </p><p>Boyd stresses sticking to the basics. It starts when Davis squats into position, knees bent, back straight, shoulders and head forward. </p><p>"When you get to the moment of impact,'' Boyd said, "whether it's going to be a tackle or getting off a block or changing position, the idea is to be in the best position possible, so that every movement you make is efficient and you're not wasting any time. </p><p>"When you're able to move flawlessly like that, that's when you're going to start making more plays.'' </p><p>Davis believes he'll be making more plays, and hopes to count on Boyd's teaching for the rest of his career. </p></li><li><p>Daily Clips Cont. </p><p>5 | P a g e </p><p>"He really understands foot...</p></li></ul>