Just before the New York Jets shipped out to Denver on Friday afternoon, head coach Rex Ryan addressed the media about his team’s impending tilt with the Broncos. Darrelle Revis’ strained hamstring dominated the headlines this week and the star corner, who was limited in practice on Friday, was listed as questionable before the buses departed for the airport.
“He’s either healthy enough to play or he’s not,” Ryan said. “Be smart and all that stuff. I want to see how he makes the trip to Denver, we’ll have a light practice and that stuff and then we’ll go from there… I’ve been impressed with the way he’s looked the past couple days. We’ll see what happens when we get out there. ”
While Revis hopes to be at full speed Sunday, he reportedly was ticketed for speeding and careless driving on his way to work this morning.
“When I was aware of it he was late to a team meeting,” Ryan said. “He told me about how he got the ticket all that kind of stuff. We can all take notice — obviously you have to slow down. He was running late and all that. That’s not an excuse, you’d hate see him or anybody be careless where you put somebody else at risk or put yourself at risk. That’s a reminder for all of us.”
Everyone else on the injury report throughout the week was listed as probable and fully participated in practiced. This includes linebacker Calvin Pace, who played his first game of the season in Monday night’s win over the Minnesota Vikings after breaking his foot in the third preseason game. Ryan expects those listed as probable to play and will need every man on the active roster against a Broncos club that will have a home field advantage in the high altitude in Denver.
In an attempt to combat both the altitude and the two hour-time change, the Jets left a day early for Colorado and will hold a walk through on a high school field on Saturday before their 4:05 Sunday kickoff. In the game, the Broncos will certainly look to throw the ball, as quarterback Kyle Orton already has more drop backs than any quarterback in the NFL, whereas the Jets have more balance and are the NFL’s No. 1 ranked rushing team.
“If we’re dehydrating our running backs, I’ll take it,” Ryan said. “I just like that physical nature, running the ball.”
Ryan expects the Broncos to put eight or nine defenders in the box to combat the Jets’ one-two punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene. However, the Green and White know that these same Broncos allowed the Baltimore Ravens to rush for 233 yards and four touchdowns on 47 carries in Week 5. Needless to say, after Mark Sanchez threw the ball a career high 44 times last week against the Vikings, the Ground and Pound figures to be back in style.
Rutgers, Army Special Ticket Offer
Just because the Jets are away from New Meadowlands Stadium the next two weeks doesn’t mean fans can’t go to the stadium to watch some great football. There is now a 50 percent off price reduction on tickets for the Rutgers, Army game on Saturday, October 16.
The game kicks off at 2pm and you can save 50 percent on select tickets in the Gridiron and Touchdown clubs, along with the Mezzanine end zones. The offer ends at 10 am EST tomorrow. Use the code SCORE when ordering to receive the discount. Click here to purchase!
In addition, fans who take advantage of this offer will receive instructions via email as to how they can receive 50 percent off select tickets when Navy and Notre Dame square off for the 83rd consecutive year. This is one of college football’s most historic rivalries and the annual contest will be played at NMS on Saturday October 23.
Tags: Denver, Greene, Pace, Revis, Ryan, Tomlinson
Posted in Nick Gallo | 9 Comments »