Willie Colon joins the Daily News Live panel to talk about the Jets’ matchup with the Bills and Percy Harvin’s impact on offense.
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, TheJetsBlog.com Mario Williams is the big name, but there are two players the Jets should be more wary of than Williams.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comAnalysis: 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.
Jeremy Kerley speaks with Jeane Coakley about his four-year contract extension and what he’ll bring to the team going forward.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comHere’s 506’s coverage map for this weekend’s early CBS games. The Jets and Bills matchup will be a regional affair, concentrating all it’s broadcast viewers into a seven-state region that anchors around New York City and Buffalo. Based on the appeal of both the Bills and Jets right now, it makes sense why this game would be regionally contained.
In case you are wondering why CBS would be covering this weekend’s Seattle-Carolina game, it is due to the league’s new cross-flexing rules which allow high profile games to reach larger audiences than might given the previous rules which kept intra-conference games locked on their normal broadcast outlet, regardless of who gets to carry two games in a given week. Read more about cross-flexing here.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan tells the media that he expects more out of 2014 first-round pick Calvin Pryor, who has struggled so far this year.
- Harvin’s talent impressing Jets coaches [NY Post]
- Satire: Harvin’s ability to fight impresses Jets [The Onion]
- Vick confident Harvin “won’t be a monster” with Jets [SI]
- Rex’s comments have more to do with the defense than with Pryor [NJ.com]
- Kerley’s contract comes in lower than previously reported [NJ.com]
Trevor Reilly (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday after not being able to practice the day before.
Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Willie Colon (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder) and Greg Salas (wrist/ankle) were limited.
Antwan Barnes (knee), Chris Johnson (ankle), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Bilal Powell (foot) and Darrin Walls (knee) fully participated.