Quick Hits: Rex Ryan’s Presser 10.03.12

  • Well it’s official. In a span of a week the Jets have lost their franchise cornerback and arguably their best offensive player in Santonio Holmes who has officially been placed on the Injured Reserve list after suffering a Lisfranc injury. The injury will require surgery but, Holmes is expected to make a full recovery.
  • The Jason Hill signing was confirmed. Ryan stated he “respected” Plaxico Burress but was looking to get younger and faster. Talent-wise I can’t say for sure how much of an upgrade Hill is to Burress but he’s nearly ten years younger and likely has more upside than just being a “redzone threat” which is what Burress is–the Jets need to get there first. Ryan jokingly stated they will have “10 people jump” Hill re: his comments about Darrelle Revis being overrated last season.
  • Ryan stated that despite the loss of Revis and now Holmes, expectations have not changed.
  • “Woe is me? How many people are going to feel sorry for the New York Jets? I know the answer to that: Nobody.” – Rex Ryan
  • Ryan stated Bilal Powell’s start against the 49ers had to do with a “personnel grouping”. Shonn Greene is still the # 1 running back.
  • Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill will not practice today.