Jets’ Elijah Moore looking to build on strong rookie season

Jets’ Elijah Moore looking to build on strong rookie season

Elijah Moore is prepared for his encore.

The Jets extensive receiver had a promising rookie season and now desires to construct on that in 12 months 2.

“I really feel like I’ve bought a lot to perform,” Moore mentioned Wednesday on the conclusion of minicamp. “I simply really feel like I would like to grasp the offense, out and in. While you perceive the offense, you’re going to ball. Get on the identical web page as Zach [Wilson], rating quite a lot of touchdowns.”

Moore emerged at midseason final yr earlier than a quad harm ended his season in December. He had 43 catches for 538 yards and 5 touchdowns in 11 video games. Moore admitted the harm that despatched him to injured reserve late within the yr was powerful to take care of.

“I used to be down at first. It actually was attending to me, to be trustworthy,” Moore mentioned. “Obstacles come. I’m an individual who strives myself off not what I did. It’s about what I’m going to do. I do know what I can do. … Simply put your head down and grind. That’s for anyone who’s transferring ahead and goes by way of obstacles.”

Moore mentioned he has already felt a distinction this spring in his second season.

“I really feel like I’m understanding what I’m doing higher,” Moore mentioned. “Going into 12 months 2, I simply really feel prefer it’s going to be a extra easy transition so far as my project.”

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Head coach Robert Saleh mentioned he feels good about the place the staff is at because the spring program concludes and the Jets take a break earlier than coaching camp opens in late July.

“Clearly I’m an optimist,” Saleh mentioned. “I feel we’re in a extremely, actually good place. I actually do. What it appears to be like like from a outcomes standpoint that’s for all y’all to guage. However we’re quite a bit additional alongside this yr than we have been a yr in the past.”

The Jets went with a scaled down model of organized staff actions and minicamp practices, hoping to maintain the staff more healthy than it was final yr. Saleh mentioned they may make adjustments to the coaching camp schedule, too.

“Coaching camp can also be going to be modified some,” Saleh mentioned. “Clearly, we’re not modifying the contact and all that stuff. That’s gotta occur. However simply the quantity of days we’re grinding consecutively goes to be modified.”

Offensive line coach John Benton spoke to reporters for the primary time since his March arrest for driving beneath the affect. Benton mentioned he was unable to touch upon the arrest. Benton mentioned he has not heard from the NFL on any self-discipline.

“It’s nonetheless pending, so I actually can’t converse to it,” Benton mentioned. “ I’m glad to do something with the Jets, however till that factor’s settled, I can’t.”

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