Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
Julian Posey during New York Jets Training Camp.
Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson. Those are the names most Jets fans know when it comes to the Jets cornerbacks.
"But what about the other guys?"
Guys like Isaiah Trufant, Ellis Lankster and Julian Posey are the ones that come in during the second quarter and take over for Revis and Co. On Friday, watching them play against the Bengals' receivers was almost like watching a set of high school cornerbacks play against professional receivers.
One of the lowlights came on the Bengals' nine-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter. Isaiah Trufant was doing a solid job of keeping up with Marvin Jones, but simply could not come through when it mattered most, fell and allowed Jones to make a 45-yard catch that only helped the Bengals score later that possession.
The one bright spot in this group was Julian Posey. Posey was playing like a guy who wanted to jump up in the depth chart. After Lankster and Trufant made errors, Posey would come through, making a stop that would keep the running back from turning a two-yard gain into a 20-yard gain, or covering a wide receiver so well that despite making a great play on the ball, the receiver still got forced out of bounds.
The nice thing about seeing the various errors by this group against the Bengals is that now they can go back to the film room and see what they did wrong in order to improve for next week and the regular season, in case a starter goes down.