Five things we learned from Mike Westhoff

Mike Westhoff joined The Jets Blog podcast this week, and here are five things we learned from him…

1. He discussed that he would use Percy Harvin on returns if he was still the special teams coach.

2. Ryan Quigley has impressive talent, and is doing well, but needs to improve his angle and his drop when kicking to the left.

3. Westhoff called for more fake punts and field goals that anyone would realize, but they were often checked to plays where they would proceed to kick, based on the defense they saw.

4. Steve Weatherford made mistakes on 4th down decisions and plays, and Westhoff would cover for him.

5. The FXFL is using Westhoff’s notebook to develop rules, and he is consulting with the league. He thinks the NFL should adopt some of the ideas as well.

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Map: Exploring NFL fans on Twitter


Brian Bassett,

Earlier this season, Facebook released a map of NFL fans and the plight of Jets fans having no plurality of Jets fans on Facebook in any US county.

Even so, where are people tweeting about the Jets?  Twitter released their interactive map recently.  If you filter by team, you’ll notice some pockets of Jets fans all over the country, even Broadway Joe’s lasting influence in some areas of Alabama.

Check the interactive version of the map below.

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Injury Report: Reilly, Salas out for Sunday

LB Trevor Reilly (knee) and WR Greg Salas (ankle/wrist) will not play on Sunday, Rex Ryan said.

T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), CB Phillip Adams (groin), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (hamstring), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (foot) and CB Darrin Walls (knee) are all probable to play.

For the Bills, RB Fred Jackson and LB Ty Powell are both out, with WR Marquis Goodwin listed as doubtful.

Jeremy Kerley’s conference call with bloggers…

Daily News Live: Willie Colon

Willie Colon joins the Daily News Live panel to talk about the Jets’ matchup with the Bills and Percy Harvin’s impact on offense.

Outsider’s View: Buffalo Bills Week 8 (Defense & Special Teams)


I know some of you are fond of Football Outsiders, so once the season gets underway and trends start developing, looking at an opponent’s rankings on Football Outsiders helps to give fans some perspective.

(As a heads up, negative percentages are good on defense, bad on offense & specials)

Pass Defense: 2.8% (13th)
Rush Defense: -30.4% (3rd)
D-Line Ranking: Run 3rd / Pass 9th

Brian Bassett,

Analysis: I fully expected that the Bills would crash this year after watching Mike Pettine leave, Kiko Alonso miss the season due to injury and the loss of Jairus Byrd to free agency.  Could I have been more wrong?  The strength of this defensive line can’t be understated; their ability to stop both run and pass in an aggressive Jim Schwartz defense has been key to the Bills’s successes this season.

Mario Williams is the big name, but there are two players the Jets should be more wary of than Williams.

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Jets Game Plan: Jeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley speaks with Jeane Coakley about his four-year contract extension and what he’ll bring to the team going forward.