Countdown to Camp: 29

As we look ahead to training camp in late July, we're taking a daily retrospective look back at some random people, moments and games from Jets history...

The Current 29

Bilal Powell is one of the longest tenured Jets and has been a dependable option for several years. However, he's been unable to establish himself as a bell-cow lead back option and may soon find himself pushed aside for some of the team's younger alternatives.

The Greatest

Wide Receiver Bake Turner was overshadowed by Don Maynard but had a productive seven years as a Jet with 191 catches for over 3,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was an AFL all-star with a thousand-yard season in 1963 and had nine touchdowns the following year.

Here's a touchdown pass from Babe Parilli to Turner:


The other 29's

Adrian Murrell, Leon Washington, Johnny Lynn...

29 years ago

In 1989, Joe Walton lost his job after the Jets won just four games despite a great year from safety Erik McMillan. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.

29-yard touchdown

Here's Jermaine Kearse from Josh McCown last season:


29 on the scoreboard

The Jets had a couple of memorable wins where they scored 29 during the Rex Ryan era. Brett Favre threw a late pick-six to Dwight Lowery, enabling his former team to ice a 29-20 win over the Vikings on Monday Night Football in 2010.

During the previous season, they beat the Colts 29-15 to keep themselves in postseason contention as the Colts were criticized for resting starters in the fourth quarter. Marques Douglas had the go-ahead touchdown on a fumble recovery.

Let us know if there's any connections to 29 that we missed...