Super Fast Friday: Jets at Titans

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After an unnecessarily hard-fought win at home against the Bills, the Jets start the most brutal stretch of games any team in the NFL has to deal with this season and it starts this Sunday in Tennessee. If you will recall, the last time the Jets went into Tennessee, it was quite the debacle. Before we dive into it, here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s match-up in the most concise post of the week: 

Injury Report:

Jets

Out

T Oday Aboushi (knee/did not practice)
CB Dee Milliner (hamstring/did not practice)
RB Chris Ivory (hamstring/did not practice)

Probable

LB Quinton Coples (ankle/limited)
DT Kenrick Ellis (back/limited)
WR Santonio Holmes (foot/limited)
TE Kellen Winslow (knee/limited)
WR Clyde Gates (knee/full)
OG Willie Colon (elbow/full)
CB Antonio Cromartie (hip/full)
WR Stephen Hill (knee/full)
LB Garrett McIntyre (shoulder/full)
DT Sheldon Richardson (shoulder/full)
QB Geno Smith (ankle/full)

Titans

Out

RB Shonn Greene (knee/did not practice)
DT Sammie Lee Hill (ankle/did not practice)

Questionable

LB Patrick Bailey (hamstring/did not practice)
WR Kenny Britt (neck & ribs/limited)
TE Delanie Walker (toe/limited)
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring/full)

Probable

LB Moise Fokou (neck/full)
LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle/full)
T David Stewart (calf/full)

Story Lines of Note:

Wilson Trying to “Get Even”

Jets and Giants Going Different Ways

Celebrate After the Whistle

Jets Pretty Banged Up

Picks (If You Care About Such Things):

ESPN

Sports Illustrated

NYDN

Post Picks

 

Other Links:

EA On NFL Network

Campbell’s Transition to O-Line

Rex’s “Super Fast” Friday Presser

Coples on DNL

Quote of the Week:

“The football gods will allow you to get even with a guy, especially if he’s wronged.-Dennis Thurman on what he told Kyle Wilson after he imploded and was briefly benched against the Bills.

Dan’s “Two Cents”:

Although the offense looked pretty impressive last week against Buffalo, I sense a little bit of “fool’s gold” here as the Bills secondary was pretty banged up and the 2nd and 3rd stringers did not play particularly well. I would like to think that Stephen Hill is improving and getting open more consistently but I’m going to have to see it against a legitimate secondary, of which Tennessee certainly has. The receivers will have a real test and this may be the game where the Tight Ends have their resurgence.

On the other side of the ball, the Titans aren’t really scaring very many defenses let alone the Jets. Chris Johnson is no longer “CJ2K” and Kenny Britt is just a consummate screw-up so I would expect Rex’s defense to make Jake Locker uncomfortable early and often. I really don’t know what to make of this Tennessee team as a whole and I ultimately see this game coming down to the Quarterbacks and which one is capable of making fewer mistakes. I don’t think the Jets are capable of losing the turnover battle again and coming away with this one on the road. Overall, it should be a tightly contested game in which the Jets cover the spread by a hair.

 

  • Mark Phelan

    If Jets can come out of game with a positive turnover stat…have they done that yet this year?…..The game will be at least +10 for NYJ. Unless, special teams fails to cover.

  • joeydefiant

    Michael Salfino made a chart comparing YPA (yards per pass attempt) to yards per pass attempt allowed on defense. The Jets end up the 3rd best team in the NFL (Seahawks #1 and Broncos #2). VERY INTERESTING.

    “The quant guys like Massey-Peabody have passed me by, but I still like to kick it old school with my back of the napkin rankings in how teams are doing in net yards per pass attempt (including sacks) gained minus allowed. Hat tip to the late, great Bud Goode — the Bill James of the NFL. Three weeks of data is pretty useful. The basis is that teams that win yards per pass attempt by any margin irrespective of any other stat win 75-80% of games every year since 1965. Yes, kids, it’s always been a passing league (football’s dirty little secret). Here’s a link to the chart.” –Michael Salfino
    https://twitter.com/michaelsalfino/status/382867381304840192

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  • BIGgeenBALLz

    Good stufff…. Lets go jetssssssssss