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Although the Jets sneaked out of Miami with a win on Sunday it came at a cost. The Jets lost elite cornerback Darrelle Revis for the year with an ACL tear.
It’s going to take this team collectively to work together to fill the void Revis left behind. Kyle Wilson has been deemed the starter to replace Darrelle per Rex Ryan press conference. Kyle will have to play well in his absence and Antonio Cromartie will need to step up his game and prove on the field he can be a shut down corner he talks about being.
Challenging times for the Jets ahead. Rex Ryan’s defense will be tested. Can the offense step up it’s play to take the pressure off the defense? only time will tell.
Gang Green unloaded on the Buffalo Bills for a 48-28 season-opening win at MetLife Stadium Sunday, scoring the most points in a season-opener in team history. The Jets visited the end zone on offense, defense and special teams, turning their disappointing preseason into a distant memory.
Mark Sanchez showed that at least for one week, there is no quarterback controversy to see here, throwing three touchdown passes, including two to rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill and one to second-year wideout Jeremy Kerley, who also scored on a punt return. Tim Tebow lined up at tight end to start the game and saw some snaps, but managed just 11 rushing yards on five carries and did not attempt a pass.
The only bad news came in the second half, when the Jets pulled All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis out of the game with a “head injury.” His status remained unclear.
Conley’s been close to New York for a couple seasons. Jets were never quite sold on Conley. His accuracy was and has always been inconsistet. The Jets have given him time to work and develop but they were just never sold.
Conley seemed pretty distrot on twitter :
”Got cut by the Jets today,” Conley wrote on Twitter. “Pretty bummed but God has a plan for me and I trust in it. Looking forward to a new start wherever I end up.”
Good Luck T.J.
So far, the Jets have been a lightning rod for criticism, but nobody knows how the team will actually pan out, with prognosticators putting New York anywhere from second in the AFC East and perhaps a wild card spot to last. A good barometer will be the team’s opener against Buffalo. New York has handled the Bills in the last five meetings including two regular season sweeps, but with the addition of Mario Williams to a team that has had a solid offense of late behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, it is looking to contend for relevance, with hopes of making the playoffs for the first time in this century and ending the league’s longest active drought.
Here’s the info on how to catch the game:
Game time: 1 p.m., Sunday
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Wayne Hunter talks about his benching.
“It wasn’t a surprise,” Hunter said after practice. “Everyone knows. The whole New York City (area) knows that I’ve been struggling for the last year. The last game, I didn’t do much better. So, I wasn’t surprised. I was just waiting for it, to be honest with you.”
The Wayne Hunter project is all but over. Mike Tannenbaum crossed his fingers with Hunter after he balked at not giving in and paying Damien Woody his 3.5Mil to return. Hunter initially played some real solid games. Notably against the Colts bookends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney. So with solid games against solid opposition it was easy then for Mike and Rex to anoint Hunter the starter and opt to pocket a couple million in not playing Damien Woody.
Just like anything in football, give it enough time and someone will figure it out. With time and game film DE’s around the league have slowly noticed flaws in Hunters game, then the exploitation began. Wayne Hunter has been a whipping boy for DE’s around the league and it’s time for Tannenbaum and the Jets to get the right tackle position solved.
“As good as Ed Reed is, we’ve never had an athlete like LaRon Landry that can do the things he can do,” said defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman, who along with Rex Ryan coached Reed with the Ravens. “He’s explosive. He’s fast. He’s tough. He’s physical.”
One thing is certain with Rex is he doesn’t hold his tongue, another is he’s never short on praise for his players. So it’s no surprise that Rex gets right to the meat when throwing around praise for his players. If your an outsider to Rex Ryan, his ways or the Jets then this would likely strike you as an absurd comment but to Jets fans we know Landry has done almost nothing to be branded with comparisons to future hall of famer Ed Reed.
Does Landry possess some scary attributes? He absolutely does. He’s big, has been clocked at 4.2 40 type speed and has been tagged with being a ferocious hitter. Injuries have sidelined growth and development. Can he be a big time player for the Jets if he stays healthy? yes. He’s in a system where his coaches will fully utilize his strengths. He won’t be almost strictly used to play a deep third coverage or “robber”. He’ll be asked to play everything under the sun. Play in the box, man up on TE’s and RB’s out the backfield, play in a FS/SS role and be a staple for Rex’s beloved 4-6 defense.
So can he be a good one? sure. Comparing him to Ed Reed? I’ll admit Rex reached a little but we still love ya big guy!