Monday, June 21, 2010

The learning doesn't stop for NYJets rookie Vladimir Ducasse

During last week's Jets mini-camp, Kris Jenkins turned at least one play into a lesson for Vladimir Ducasse.

The 10th-year nose tackle, matched up on the rookie, noticed he was leaning forward too much. So he made a veteran move: He took advantage on the play, pulling Ducasse off-balance and getting past him, but then took him aside afterward.

"He did what he had to do," Ducasse said, "then he told me after, 'It’s body leverage.' I was leaning too much."

These are the kind of lessons Ducasse, who has been taking reps at the first-team left guard spot formerly occupied by Alan Faneca, has been trying to rapidly absorb in the weeks since the Jets drafted him in the second round.

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