The Jets offense took flight Friday in the first of two joint workouts with the Falcons.
On the first practice in team periods, Breece Hall took a 75-yard pass for a TD on the sideline, juking former Jets CB Corey Ballentine. Braxton Berrios found the end zone at third base in the first team’s only possession during the move period. QB Joe Flacco finished the practice by leading the unit downfield in a two-minute, 14-14 tied situation. The offense failed to score a touchdown, but Flacco put the Greens and Whites in position.
“I thought it did a really good job,” HC Robert Saleh said of the attack. “I thought the two minutes of driving there, at the end of the half, thought he did a really good job, put us in goal range and that was delayed by a penalty. So a good lesson to learn there to keep the offensive line going, keep it clean, I still got points, which was good.
Elijah Moore was productive throughout practice, including a 50-plus-yard reception that put the Jets near the red zone. Flacco, who compared Moore to Steve Smith after practice, turned sophomore wide in critical time on a third, long pass on the sidelines to move the chains.
“Steve didn’t necessarily run routes like everyone else, but he was always in the right place,” Flacco said. “I think Elijah has some of that in him. … You know with a guy like that, a guy with his physical abilities, he’s going to be a little bit different from everyone else. You have to let him use those superpowers to its advantage.”