Maybe the most interesting new face in training camp is 72 years old. He wears those old-school socks, up to the knees. His name is Tom Moore, and he already was on his fourth coaching job -- in 1973 -- when Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was born.
Before camp opened, the Jets hired Moore as a consultant. Smart move. Moore, coming off a 13-year run as the Colts' offensive guru and Peyton Manning's coach, is going to help the offensive operation, according to Rex Ryan. Moore is in camp, acting like a coach. Once the season starts, he'll work from his home in South Carolina, breaking down tape and offering advice.
"He's going to be Brian's guy," Ryan said Tuesday. "It doesn't get any better than having Tom Moore sit in that room with you."
Ryan said he expects Moore to offer "fresh ideas." During the lockout, the Jets brought in Moore as a guest lecturer. He talked a lot about red-zone efficiency, a problem spot for the Jets. Ryan was impressed, so he hired him.
Moore will break down practice tape from home, and he'll study opponents' tape ahead of time, offering his take before the coaches formulate the weekly game plan. Ryan called him "a sounding board."
NO OSI INTEREST: There's a lot of buzz out there about the possibility of the Jets pursuing a trade for disgruntled Giants DE Osi Umenyiora. First of all, the Giants would never trade him to the Jets. Secondly, the Jets aren't interested, according to a source.
Umenyiora can be a terrific pass rusher when he's on his game, but he's not a 3-4 DE, he's looking for a new contract and he's got a hip issue that bears watching. Sure, he'd help as a situational pass rusher -- and the Jets could use help in that area -- but it doesn't make sense to give up a lot in a trade and pay a lot of money for a part-time player.
MEET YOUR NEW DPR: Speaking of the pass rush ... Who will take the Jason Taylor role as the No. 3 OLB? Right now, that job belongs to Jamaal Westerman. Ryan called him a DPR -- designated pass rusher. That's important job because they need a bookend rusher to pair with Calvin Pace.
This is Westerman's third year -- he was an UDFA out of Rutgers -- and the coaching staff has high hopes for him. As Ryan said, "It's time to unleash him."
If Westerman replaces Taylor, who just re-signed with the Dolphins, it'll mean significant playing time. Taylor appeared in 55 percent of the defensive snaps last season.
DON'T RUN, WALK: Under the rules of the new CBA, walk-throughs are just that -- walk throughs. There is no running allowed. It makes for some weird sights and sounds. On Tuesday morning, special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff constantly reminded his players during drills to walk, not run. When's the last time you heard a football coach told a player to slow down? Such is life in the new NFL, where two-a-days and heavy hittings are things of the past.
Ryan likes to poke fun at the 60-minute walk-throughs -- calls them boring -- but he doesn't see it as a big deal. The trick, he said, will be accomplishing as much as they did last training camp. A year ago in Cortland, the Jets had 36 practices. This year, it'll be 24.
"We can't have a bad day," Ryan said.
Brandon Moore, the Jets' player rep, agreed with Ryan, saying it's not a huge adjustment because Ryan never has worked his players too hard in camp. Unlike Eric Mangini, Ryan paces the players, allowing them to stay fresh. Moore likes the new rules and the emphasis on less contact. He doesn't think it will hurt the team's physical style of play and he thinks it'll help from a mental standpoint because there's more classroom time.
"I don't think banging your head into a wall 1,000 times a day makes you tougher," he said.
THIS AND THAT: Darrelle Revis has really taken second-year CB Kyle Wilson under his wing. They spent a couple of weeks together during the lockout, working out in a sports performance center in Arizona. Now, in training camp, Revis had Wilson's locker moved so it's next to his ... Brandon Moore, coming off off-season hip surgery, said he's ahead of schedule. Right now, he's on the physically-unable-to-perform list ... S Jim Leonhard offered an interesting and honest take on CB Antonio Cromartie: "If Cro can get more consistent, he can definitely be at that level." He was alluding to Nnamdi Asomugha ... Ryan praised the just-retired Randy Moss, adding, "It'll be easier for me to sleep at night, knowing he's not in the league."