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So Far Jets Feel at Home in Detroit; Gholston to Start

Posted by Randy Lange on November 7, 2010 – 12:20 pm

It’s almost time for the Jets’ homecoming. We don’t mean that as a knock toward the Lions, who are playing well at home. But the Jets have any number of Detroit hometown connections, as we mentioned during the week.

Bart Scott was welcomed to gameday this morning with a feature at the top of the front page of the Detroit Free Press sports section. And Vernon Gholston, also born in Detroit, should be ready to be shot out of a cannon in less than an hour. He’s been announced as getting the start at DT.

Braylon Edwards, Calvin Pace, David Harris and Eric Smith, as previously noted, all have ties either to Detroit or Michigan and should be ready to be rock and roll as well. Every little bit will help since the Lions are one of the best 2-5 teams since the 1970 merger, if their plus-18 point margin is a good indicator.

Ford Field is an interesting place. Wayne Chrebet described it as a factory in his Thursday blog, but that’s not a knock, either. The place was designed to resemble the best of the Detroit-area architecture. It has a fieldhouse/warehouse feel with a boxy configuration of its seats. High translucent white glass rises up from the top of the walls, and a white material resembling canvas or plastic is draped across the ceiling among the steel girders, giving the stadium the feel of a “bubble,” even though the canvas hangs beneath a hard roof.

That could be another reason the Jets will feel a little at home today. Head coach Rex Ryan held their last two practices of the week in the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center fieldhouse, which has a similar feel (on a much smaller basis) to Ford Field. Music echoed off the walls in New Jersrey much as it is echoing now in the Lions’ den.

Jets fans can only hope these are all good signs for the Green & White, especially the offense, which put together a streak of 10 consecutive quarters with at least one touchdown in Games 2-4 but now wants strongly to end its current streak of four straight scoreless frames.


The Jets’ inactive list for this game is identical to their IAs for Green Bay: RB Joe McKnight, LB Jamaal Westerman, OL Vlad Ducasse, TE Jeff Cumberland and D-linemen Jarron Gilbert, Marcus Dixon and Matt Kroul. Kellen Clemens is the third QB for the eighth game this season.

The Lions’ IAs include RB Aaron Brown, S C.C. Brown, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, T Jason Fox, C Cody Wallace and DEs Willie Young and Lawrence Jackson. Shaun Hill is the third QB. C.C. Brown will be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Amari Spievey.


Today’s referee is Al Riveron. If you don’t recognize the name, that may be because he’s only presided over one other Jets game since becoming a NFL referee. That was Game 5 last year at Miami.

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9 Responses to “So Far Jets Feel at Home in Detroit; Gholston to Start”

  1. By scjoe on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Re: the inactives, I would love to see Westermen, Cumberland, and Gilbert get a good look before they are released and picked up by either Miami or NE. A little sarcasm, I know, but there is a reason for mentioning that. On paper, today’s game should be one sided, but I don’t think it is being played on paper, so here is my prediction based on the Jets NOT making all those bone headed mistakes like last week….Jets 28 Lions 10. Now, WITH more of those bone headed mistakes, all bets off, I don’t even want to make a prediction. GO JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By kyle on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Horrible play calling by Shotty to start. Awful penalties and Shotty needs to be fired. I have no faith in him what so ever.

  3. By jets13317 on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    looks like schottenheimers still lost calling the plays running game is pathetic

  4. By justin on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    I am emberrased to be a jets fan today…Im sorry but shotty has to go..I know hes not the one turning over the ball or dropping passes..but his play calling is very very bad…FIRE HIM

  5. By MU on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Watching this game! I can’t take it anymore! Love these Jets, but they are going to kill me!!!! Flying up from From Florida to see them in December, they have to win!

  6. By MU on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Great last 2 drives by Sanchize and team! We needed this one! Go J E T S!!!

  7. By scjoe on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Yes it was a win, a huge win, given the outcome of the NE and Miami games,but I for one do not like the pattern that is being developed. The last three games, two against much inferior teams, were just barely pulled out, I know, that is a good thing, but we just can not depend on those type outcomes against the better teams. Once again the clock management, dropped passes, bonehead penalties, and yes, I will say it, inconsistent QB play almost cost this game to a very inferior team, forget what the stats read, just watch the replay. Granted, they were playing way above their heads, but that is what you find often in the NFL. If you thought this one was tough, wait until next week.

  8. By GaryC on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    If jets make playoffs they can thank the oc of lions for that brilliant call when jets had no timeouts.someone actually outdoes shotty when it comes to bizarre calls.for a game to come down this close for a supposed super bowl contender after last weeks performance is kind of worrisome.

  9. By Howard Tish on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Gholston may have started, but did he play? Literally, did he play?

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