With the Bills in the books, the Jets have shifted their focus on to the Patriots. Safety Jim Leonard has already gone on record about the Pats, telling ESPN, “They are not invincible.” No. They are not. And just wait for my column and game preview this week when I will explain to you just how opposite of invincible they have become.
By now you have probably heard more than you’d like to on the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Aaron Maybin attended Penn State University, and while he never played for Jerry Sandusky, he did offer a few words on the scandal.
“It’s very unfortunate. Obviously I wasn’t a player under coach Sandusky. But with me being there the amount of time that I was, I was able to know him and a bunch of the other guys that are involved in the investigation,” Maybin said on Monday. “So obviously, nobody really knows how it’s going to play out and what’s true and what’s not, but it’s unfortunate. I’m praying for the families of those affected and hopefully it all sorts itself out.”
Maybin phrases his statements very well (basically, no comment) when asked about what should happen to Paterno, maintained that it was “unfortunate” and that his thoughts went out those effected by the abuse.
According to a new article in Forbes magazine, Plaxico Burress is the 2nd Most Disliked Athlete in the NFL behind Michael Vick. I guess the pre-requisite for this list was that you went to prison and did your time. It’s also pretty interesting that two of the players in the top ten (Haynesworth, Ochocinco) are now Patriots. Does Bill know about this? Uh oh.
I totally meant to call out Matthew Mulligan for his craptastic holding and false start penalties on Sunday but looks like Brandon Moore went ahead and took care of it. Mulligan , who is currently tied with Wayne Hunter for penalties, got a pretty public talking to from his teammate and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Speaking of Brandon Moore, did you know he is one of the six team captains this year? Moore, who is one of the longest tenured players on the team, received his C on October 9th. Ryan told reporters that he kind-of forget to tell Moore so he just went ahead and put the C on his jersey.
- Shonn Greene is fine. He passed all the required tests and will play on Sunday.
- Dustin Keller is also fine. The Jets released a detailed explanation of the tests that Keller went through on Sunday to be cleared to return to the game. Long story short, Keller was tested immediately following and again at halftime. After he returned to the sideline, he was re-tested after each series for the remainder of the game.
- Rex told reporters that Mike DeVito “should be a go” for Sunday.
- Brodney Pool banged up his knee in Sunday’s game but should be fine to play vs. New England.