“You’d better study going against him because he’s going to be studying you. You can tell by watching film. There are a lot of times where he finishes routes for the receivers. He’ll have me figured out. So I have to have him figured out.”
– Percy Harvin on matching up against Darrelle Revis
I know some of you are fond of Football Outsiders, (as am I) 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 Offense: 43.3% (4th)
Rush Offense: -6.3% (18th)
O-Line Ranking: Run 5th / Pass-Protection 2nd
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
So what does that mean for the Jets? Will the Jets be able to slow or stop the Patriots? One of the AFC favorites to head to this year’s Super Bowl?
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- Rex knows his Monty Python. [NY Post]
- Rex laughs off Josh Thomas’s comments. [NY Daily News]
- Calvin Pace tips his cap to Tom Brady. [NY Post]
- Muhammad Wilkerson isn’t giving up. [Bergen Record]
- Bill Belichick’s press conference from Friday. [Patriot Ledger]
- There’s a lot of deep seeded animosity between these teams. [NY Post]
- This game will be as close as the 2014 Jets get to the Super Bowl. [WSJ]
GEICO SportsNite speaks with Rex Ryan and the Jets, who will face off with the Patriots on Sunday at the Meadowlands.
WR Saalim Hakim (quad), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) are all questionable to play on Sunday against the Patriots.
S Rontez Miles (shin) is out, as he needed emergency surgery after a collision on Thursday.
All other players are considered probable, including WR Percy Harvin (ankle), who was limited in practice on Friday.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comIt does make a lot of sense and seems a ready made situation for Rex Ryan, assuming he gets fired and assuming he wants to continue in coaching rather than move to TV. Thomas Dmitroff is a pretty good GM and we expect he’d work well with Ryan.
In Atlanta, Ryan gets a defense that he can rebuild in his image and has a solid enough cornerback to begin the process with in Des Trufant and some other good pieces. On offense, much can be left intact aside from adding some physicality to the offensive line to make an early push with Matt Ryan at the helm and Julio Jones catching dimes. The big question there is whether or not Ryan can keep from meddling with the offense and turning them into a ground and pound team.
It sure looks like a helluva better situation than he’d have if he stays with the Jets.