A few big headlines this morning as we prepare for the match-up against Baltimore.
Jets Sign OLB Aaron Maybin to the Active Roster: He was in, then he was out, and now he back in.
The Jets re-signed former Buffalo Bill Aaron Maybin, who they released from their roster earlier in September, this morning.
Sounds like they have finally realized they need to improve the pass rush after last week’s loss. The Jets only had one sack against Oakland and need someone speedy to get after the quarterback. It helps that Maybin spent some time with the team in the preseason but it’s difficult to say how much time he will see this weekend.
Jason Taylor SAys Henne is More Talented than Sanchez: Miami Dolphin turned Jet turned back to Dolphin Jason Taylor is making headlines with his endorsement of Chad Henne, saying he is better than Mark Sanchez.
What’s so interesting about Taylor’s statement is this, which offers a similar endorsement about Sanchez, circa 2010. In this interview for ESPN he says, “Sanchez is my guy,” and, “I’ve always been one of those guys that rides or dies with his quarterback.”
I think that pretty much sums up this story. It’s not a story. It’s a guy going on record to support his current quarterback, something that any normal teammate would do.
As far the discussion as to who is “better,” I think Mark’s two visits to the AFC Championship should effectively end any argument before it even begins.
Jets are no Longer a Run First Team: Anyone who has watched a single Jets game this year knows that the “Ground and Pound” idea is not their answer to winning games. Whether the lack of success in the run game comes down to Shonn Greene’s ability or the offensive line is still up for debate; either way, it’s not working.
In an interview Monday, Rex Ryan admitted that they were going to have to get away from running the ball and start throwing more, especially against a very good Ravens defense.
The Jets are already throwing the ball 62% of the snaps in the last 3 games, according to this article from Pro Football Talk.
BTW, the Ravens just announced that they are placing CB Domonique Foxworth on IR. While Foxworth wasn’t at his best in the first few games, his replacement surely will not be that formidable on Sunday either. This secondary is weakened. More reason to throw.
- Jets have also signed LB Eddie Jones to the practice squad. Jones and Maybin account for the two available spots, after Cumberland and Turner were placed on IR.
- Antonio Cromartie did not practice today, He was spotted on the sideline stretching with trainers, along with teammate Nick Mangold. Mangold status for Sunday is unclear but I would expect a more definitive update on both players in the next few days.
The logo for Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be hosted at MetLife stadium in 2014, was released this week. Take a look and share your thoughts.
Perhaps the snowflake is a little nod to the Dallas snowstorm debacle of 2010?