*After throwing another interception, Kellen Clemens now has six, compared to Pennington not having thrown any. As I wrote back in May, I really want Kellen to win the job. It's best for the team in the long run if he can win the job, and the Jets need to find out what they have in their former 2nd round pick.
But at some point, Clemens does need to earn the job. With an open quarterback competition, it seems pretty apparent that Pennington has not only outplayed him, but he's also got the trust of his teammates. Clemens hasn't earned that.
Pennington can manage a football game. He's done that his entire career. He's healthy again, so he can't be any worse than he was last year, but he can get hurt at any time. He's a great fallback option. Clemens needs to prove that his upside makes up for his higher likelihood to turn the ball over. Otherwise, I think Pennington will win this job (right now, it's still very early).
*Eric Boland has some good nuggets in his blog, praising Laveranues Coles, Brian Thomas, Jason Pociask, James Ihebdigo, Jesse Chatman, and offensive line coach Bill Callahan.
*Cimini notes Kris Jenkins making a great goalline play. He also has Pennington talking about getting better and better each year and each practice and an Alan Faneca quote about the offensive line meshing. Finally, Vernon Gholston is "swimming" in the playbook according to Eric Mangini, but Gholston likens it more to "drowning." I'm not too worried, at least not yet, it's a lot to learn in a short period of time. Most rookies struggle.
*Few roster moves. We're at the time where teams move players in and out, trying to find diamonds in the rough. This time, punter Joe Smith (yes, he was #4, no, don't read anything into it), former USC safety Darnell Bing, and former Titans' 1st round pick Andre Woolfork are gone. The newest Jets are two former Rutgers players, safety Ron Girault and linebacker Brandon Renkart, as well as former Arizona State receiver Rudy Burgess and former Syracuse linebacker Jerry Mackey. Mackey was in camp last year.
*This has nothing to do with the Jets, but Brett Favre has officially applied for reinstatement. The Packers are not seeing much interest in Favre. This late in the offseason, not too many teams are interested in messing up their quarterback situation. Situations like this don't come around often, and teams feel that it's not worth it to mix it up this late. It would be something if Favre wanted to come back and nobody would start him. But right now, that could be a possibility. I'm sure Minnesota would like him, but Green Bay won't let that happen.