In “Super Fast Friday” Daniel Marcus will make a final collection of notes and links heading into the New York Jets upcoming game. Here is the week 1 edition.
It has become well-known to those in and around the New York Jets beat that Rex Ryan call his Friday press conference “Super Fast Friday” because at that point every question about Sunday’s match-up has likely already been asked and he can typically get out of there in about 10 minutes or so. In that same vein, by the time Friday comes around most Jets-related media outlets (ourselves included) have beat Sunday’s game to death so this will be the most succinct and to-the-point post game-related post of the week, where we give you everything you need to know for this week’s game and maybe a little bit extra
NYJ: OUT (Mark Sanchez, Quinton Coples), QUESTIONABLE (Kenrick Ellis, Santonio Holmes)
TB: OUT (Carl Nicks, Tom Crabtree), DOUBTFUL (Rashaan Mevlin), QUESTIONABLE (Mike James, Erik Loring)
Story Lines of Note
Picks (If You Care About Such Things)
Quote of the Week:
“I don’t want to get beat up by Buck Showalter,”. “When I was heavier, I think I could’ve got him down. That’s somebody else’s team.” – Rex on the Ravens opening up on the road
Dan’s “Two Cents”
Chalk this one up as one of the most pre-meditated/non-coincidental Week 1 match-ups of all-time, cooked up by powers that be on Park Ave. “Revis Christ” is risen this week as he returns to his old stomping grounds to show the Jets what $96 million gets you. However, the real story will be how Geno Smith fairs in his first career NFL start against a pretty good Tampa defense with a much-bolstered secondary as compared to last season. Marty Mornhinweg will likely scale down the playbook a little bit for him and set up some easy reads early in the game to give him some confidence and will also lean on the two-headed running attack of Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory.
On the flip side of the ball, the Jets will have to be able to shut down the Bucs two main weapons in the “Muscle Hampster,” Doug Martin and play-making Wide Receiver, Vincent Jackson. Aside from those two, Tampa doesn’t have much by way of weapons that should really scare the Jets and if they can generate some relatively consistent pressure on Josh Freeman, then this game should be very close and hey, maybe the “worst team in the league” actually pulls out a win in Week 1.