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Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links October 4, 2012

Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links October 4, 2012
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  • The Dustin Factor: Significant
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets miss TE Dustin Keller. A lot.

    Jets: When Targeting Tight Ends

    Keller, the team’s leading receiver last season, has missed the last three games because of a pulled hamstring. His status for Monday night against the Texans is up in the air. QB Mark Sanchez relies on Keller as his over-the-middle secruity blanket, and backup Jeff Cumberland hasn’t filled the void.

    According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jets rank near the bottom of the league in a handful of categories when targeting tight ends.

  • Two Weeks In The Life Of The New York Jets
    TJ Rosenthal with a look at two weeks in the life of the New York Jets
  • Rex loves underdog role
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets are tied for first place in the AFC East, but they’re a substantial home underdog this week against the undefeated Texans. On Thursday, Rex Ryan sounded ready to play the underdog card.

    “We’re going to fight like we’re an underdog,” the coach claimed. “We’re going to swing, that’s for sure. We’re not just going to take it, that’s for sure.”

    That may have been a veiled reference to the stinging remarks from 49ers CB Carlos Rogers, who accused the Jets’ defense of quitting in the second half of Sunday’s blowout.

  • Sanchez And Tebow: Jets Are Painted Into A Corner
    After a disappointing 2011 season which ended with three straight losses, the Santonio Holmes theatrics in the final game left a bad taste in all Jets fans mouths, especially after back-to-back AFC Championship appearances. Quarterback Mark Sanchez led the Jets in his first two seasons, since being drafted in 2009, to those championship game appearances [...]
  • Injury report: Hill, Keller to sit out practice
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Wide receiver Stephen Hill, tight end Dustin Keller and defensive tackle Sione Po’uha will not practice Thursday for the Jets. Hill (hamstring) and Keller (Hamstring) both missed Sunday’s game against San Francisco, and Po’uha has dealt with a lower-back issue this season.

    Hill said Wednesday his hamstring is feeling better but he will have to test it either Sunday or Monday before he knows about his availability for the Monday night game.

  • 10/4 Rex: "It’s Gonna be a Huge Challenge"
    Coach Ryan expects the team to be energized for a tough game vs Houston.
  • Turn On The Jets Week 5 Roundtable – Jets vs. Texans Match-Ups
    The TOJ staff discusses what match-up they are most looking forward to in Jets/Texans
  • Scouting report: Early look at the Texans
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — It doesn’t get any easier for the Jets, who host the Texans (4-0) Monday night. A quick look at the Texans:

    1. We could throw out a bunch of impressive numbers, but we’ll limit it to a few. The Texans, off to the best start in franchise history, have a league-best point differential — plus-70. They haven’t squandered a lead and they’ve trailed for only 18 minutes, 52 seconds out of 240 minutes.

    2. The Texans’ defense, headed by coordinator Wade Phillips, is ranked No.

  • Jason Hill Speaks
    The Jets signed WR Jason Hill on Wednesday and here is what he had to say to the media: On how long it will take to pick up the offense… It takes some time, but we’re game planning, so it’s not like I have to learn the whole playbook right now. My plays, I don’t [...]
  • Passing on Plax the right move

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets’ decision to overlook an unemployed Plaxico Burress has created plenty of chatter on talk shows. But why? It would’ve been foolish to bring him back. I’m not saying Jason Hill is the answer, but he’s a better answer than Burress.

    Here’s why:

    1. Burress is 35 and can’t separate from defenders. Yes, he was a red-zone weapon last season (eight TDs), but he was a pedestrian receiver between the 20s — only 34 receptions as an every-down player.

  • New York Jets Defensive Film Breakdown: Week 4
    Chris Gross breaks down the New York Jets defensive film against the San Francisco 49ers
  • Greene still the starter at RB
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Although Bilal Powell had nearly twice as many snaps as starter Shonn Greene on Sunday, Powell is not the team’s starting running back, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

    Bilal Powell
    #29 RBNew York Jets
    2012 STATS

    Rush26
    Yds99
    TD0
    Rec3
    Yds40
    TD0

    While Powell had 32 snaps to Greene’s 18, and started the game, Ryan said it was because of personnel grouping and the score. Ryan did say the team would continue to mix backs, as always.

  • Jets give CB Berry a second chance
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Aaron Berry realizes he’s running out of chances.

    After being arrested twice within the span of one month, the cornerback was cut by the Lions in July. Now, he’s with the Jets on a two-year deal, being given an opportunity that he doesn’t want to waste.

    “It’s a blessing,” Berry said Wednesday. “They gave me the second opportunity that a lot of people don’t get. I plan to take full advantage of it and do what I can to help this team win some games.

  • Jets’ receiving unit in shambles
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jeremy Kerley suddenly is the expert among the Jets wide receivers.

    After all, the second-year receiver is suddenly the longest-tenured healthy receiver on the roster.

    With Santonio Holmes done for the year with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, the Jets will be relying on players short on experience with the team to try to help galvanize a dormant passing game. That includes Jason Hill, the 27-year-old receiver the team signed and who had his first practice Wednesday.

  • Jets Lose Holmes for the Season
    Team Moves on Without Game-Changing WR
  • New York Jets Week 5 – Early Thoughts On Jets vs. Texans
    Early thoughts on the New York Jets week 5 match-up against the Houston Texans
  • Hill Going to Stay Up All Night
    New Jets WR Digesting the Playbook

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