New O-line adjusting to no offseason practice
NY Jets Confidential|August 2020
New O-line adjusting to no offseason practice
Question Section with offensive line coach Frank Pollack
FRANK POLLACK

Q: With perhaps five new starters on the offensive line, how tough was it developing chemistry between the guys with no offseason practices?

A: With the web meetings that we had, spending some time at the beginning of the meeting, and at the end, to just try to get to know everybody, let guys yuck it up a little bit, if you will, have fun virtually — interact that way. With the video, get to know guys best you can. It wasn’t 100 percent just football — talked about life and families.

Q: With Mekhi (Becton), his size allowed him to dominate on the college level, but mechanically and as a technician, where do you think he is?

A: For any rookie, no matter what his size, or what school he played at, what competition level, it’s going to be a jump to the NFL. You are playing against guys who’ve been working on their craft at this level for a few years. By no means is he raw, but he still has a lot to learn like every other rookie, and we are really excited to get to work with him on the field.

Q: Obviously there were no on-field spring camps — how much did that set Mekhi back?

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