WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday. He did not practice at all on Wednesday.
S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) were also limited on Thursday. WR Saalim Hakin (quad) was a new addition to the injury report and was limited.
G Willie Colon (knee) was a full participant in practice on Thursday, after being limited a day earlier.
All other players full practiced.
“It’s kind of sad for the position that Rex [Ryan] is in right now, but at the same time [the record is] something that they’ve got to change.”
-Darelle Revis, on Rex Ryan and the Jets
Despite a 3-11 record, Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s intensity remains, and is rubbing off on his players ahead of their Week 16 matchup with the rival Patriots.
- Rex “respects the heck out of” Jets fans [NY Post]
- Jets-Patriots through the years [NJ.com]
- Losing a shot at top QB prospects could be a blessing [Bloomberg]
- Locker room views: Wilkerson, Harvin, Miles [Jets Official Site]
- Having reignited Jets-Pats rivalry, Rex has lost his swagger [Boston Globe]
- Key offseason dates [NJ.com]
Even after the 25-27 loss to the Patriots earlier this season, Geno Smith and his teammates are still looking forward to facing off against New England again this Sunday.
“I mean we’re all excited. It is always a good chance to go up against a team such as the Patriots,” Smith said in a press conference Wednesday. “They’re always good. We always know they’re going to be ready and they’re a battle-tested team. It is just another opportunity to all get better and take advantage of opportunities to improve from this previous game and try and get better and try and go out there and get a victory.”
For Smith getting a look at the Patriots once already gives the Jets a chance to come back stronger this time around.
“We felt like we had a good shot to win,” Smith said of the two-point decision in October. “Obviously, we didn’t come up with the victory. We feel like going into this matchup, the second time around, we can improve on some things and elaborate on some of the things we did well in the previous matchup. It is going to be a different game. It is always a tough battle against this team, against a good quarterback and a really good defense. We have to be prepared and we will.”
Ultimately, for Smith and the rest of the Jets, they’re just hoping to close out their season at home with a win.
“Well, I hope we can send them off on a good note. Obviously it hasn’t been the season that we wanted,” said Smith. “Everyone around here is frustrated, and knowing that we have to get better, I think that it will be good for the fans and for us all to just end this season on a good note at home, and give the fans something to cheer about.”