The quick turn-around threw us off a little bit last week but “Super Fast Friday” is back, giving you everything you need to know (and some stuff you don’t) for the Jets Sunday tilt against the Bills at the Meadowlands.
Probable: G Willie Colon (knee), DE Quinton Coples (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Clyde Gates (knee), WR Stephen Hill (knee), WR Santonio Holmes (foot), T Austin Howard (ribs), WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), RB Bilal Powell (illness, shoulder), DT Sheldon Richardson (shoulder), QB Geno Smith (ankle), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), TE Kellen Winslow (knee).
Out: OL Oday Aboushi (knee)
Bills:Questionable: S Jairus Byrd (foot), G Doug Legursky (knee)
Out: CB Ron Brooks (foot), CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist), WR Marquise Goodwin (hand), K Dustin Hopkins (right groin).
Story Lines of Note:False Alarm
Picks (If You Care About Such Things):
Quote of The Week:
““From a competitive standpoint, you don’t want to whip anyone worse than you want to whip your own brother. It’ll be great competition. It’s OK for you to whip your brother’s ass, you just don’t want anyone else to whip it. That’s kind of where we’re at.” – Rex on Facing Mike Pettine
Dan’s “Two Cents”:
Although the Jets have owned the Bills recently, they tend to give them fits every now and then, especially this year when they find themselves in eerily similar situations. Both teams are sitting at 1-1 with Rookie Quarterbacks and both have shown that they’re no push-overs. Many are calling this a “must-win” game for the Jets and although it’s tough for a team with virtually no expectations to have a “must win” game, I’m leaning towards agreeing with that sentiment considering that the schedule gets much tougher after this week.
The key for the Jets, as it is every week, will be their defense as they will need to find a way to shut down the Bills two-headed rushing attack of Fred Jackson and the dangerous C.J. Spiller, if they can do that and make E.J. Manuel uncomfortable by showing him a number of different looks and pressures, then the Jets should come away with a win. However, the other side of the ball has to hold up their end of the bargain by putting up some points, which has proven to be no easy task while breaking in a raw Rookie Quarterback surrounded by under-achieving skill position players.
It will be interesting to see how Geno bounces back after the debacle that was the 4th Quarter in New England, granted the pass-catchers (ahem, Clyde Gates) didn’t do him any favors but he has to take better care of the football. I expect this to be Santonio Holmes coming out party as the Bills secondary is really banged up and he has proven to be the Jets only reliable target. Although I’m not in the business of prognostication, the Jets have a very good shot of coming away with a win here and going 2-1.