- Jets unsure if injured trio of starters will play until moments before kickoff against Dolphins [The Star Ledger]
- Santonio adds to Jets’ injury woes with hamstring setback [NY Daily News]
- Rex & Mornhigweg See Improvement in Geno [Jets Insider]
- W2W4: Dolphins vs. Jets [ESPN NY]
- REX: Our Fans Have Been Absolutely Terrific [NY Jets]
- Courtney Upshaw not fined for blocks, Jets’ Ellis fined for facemask penalty [The Baltimore Sun]
Questionable: S Antonio Allen (illness), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee)
Probable: G Willie Colon (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Stephen Hill (knee), RB Chris Ivory (ankle), C Nick Mangold (wrist), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist), TE Kellen Winslow (knee)
TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET
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Note: The chat room will also be open for Sunday’s game.
There’s a fun article from Steve Serby on rookie Sheldon Richardson in the New York Post that is well worth the read. Here’s a section on the rookie’s thoughts on fans.
Richardson also said he loves playing for these Jets fans.
“They’re intense, intense,” he said. “Crazy about their green-and-white, man. I love it.”
What kind of feedback do you get from the fans on gameday?
“Ah, man, they should be coaches!” Richardson said, and laughs. “It’s all fun and games, though. It’s the experience they get, and I’m glad they’re having a good time.”
- The Jets are looking to protect Geno as much as possible from mistakes. [Record]
- The receivers know they need to pick it up. [NY Post]
- Cro didn’t practice again. [AP]
- Rich Gannon talks about Geno Smith. [NY Post]
- Sheldon Richardson loves playing for Rex. [NY Post]
- There’s a lot up for grabs this weekend. [Finsiders]
Antonio Cromartie, Santonio Holmes and Kellen Winslow did not practice on Thursday morning.
Chris Ivory, Jeremy Kerley, Nick Mangold and Garrett McIntyre were limited.
Willie Colon, Kenrick Ellis, Stephen Hill, Dee Milliner, Greg Salas and Mo Wilkerson were all full participants.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comCromartie’s status is troubling, but we’ll have to wait and see whether or not he plays. Rex knows that Cromartie knows the defense and knows the opponent, so in Rex’s mind if there’s any chance to play Cromartie it would come through resting him this week and allowing that injury to heal.
Should Cromartie not be able to go, it certainly raises serious concerns about just how ready the Jets could be for Mike Wallace and a quarterback who likes to throw deep.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comBelieve it or not, this is the 10th season that theJetsBlog.com has been in existence in some form or fashion. I can’t believe it’s been that long. In that time I’ve gone from single New Yorker transplanted in Boston to married guy with three kids living in The New South.
If you had told me back in 2004 that I would still be writing this blog, I would’ve laughed. There’s very few things in my life that I’ve ever done nine plus years so the fact that I am still doing it isn’t a testament to me, it’s a testament to you the reader. I am always amazed by the passion, dedication and love of the Jets that I see every day from our readership and wanted to say simple thank you.
We truly are thankful to be part of such an amazing community of readers, commenters, writers and most importantly, friends and are humbled that we get to do this every day. Because of our readers we’ve been able to do things like attend NFL Drafts, interview greats like Curtis Martin to rookies like Sheldon Richardson, attend games and training camps (right) and maybe most importantly make lifelong friends.
2013 will be another year where we break traffic records, comments records and everything else, but at the heart of the blog I’ve always tried to take a simple approach. Find things that I find as interesting as a fan, share them with our readers and listen to your feedback to create a larger picture of what this voluntary insanity we call being a Jets fan is all about.
We don’t ever say it enough, so thank you for making what we do so fun each and every day!
A SPECIAL THANKS to our writers Eric, Steiny, Jordan, Corey and Andrew for their contributions along with behind-the-scenes folks like Jeff, Jason, Adam, Fred, Jake and Metsblog.com’s Matt Cerrone. Last but certainly not least a BIG THANK YOU to Bent. Bent is the backbone of this blog and so much of what we have created is directly attributable to our favorite Brit. Bent usually celebrates Thanksgiving with his buddies so please be sure to tell him how thankful you are of his fantastic work — he deserves it.
We’re humbled for all the help that all our readers and commenters provide. You are all the reason we’ve done this for 10 seasons and we can’t stress enough how much your participation means. It’s been an amazing run and we owe it all to you.
Happy Thanksgiving… and go Jets!!!
- Geno Smith struggling to find comfort zone [Sun-Sentinel]
- Injury report: Mangold should play [ESPN NY]
- Ed Reed wants Jets superfan Fireman Ed to come out of retirement [USA Today]
- Sheldon Richardson is November’s top defensive rookie [PFT]
- Against ball-hawking Dolphins secondary, Jets may keep football grounded [The Star-Ledger]
Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend’s game by responding to your questions from Bent’s Game Analysis during the week. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the loss to the Ravens. If you would like your questions answered in future, remember to read my BGA game breakdowns every Monday and leave your question in the comments section. To read more of this story, click here