Ed Reed wouldn’t mind doing his part in improving New York’s turnover total this Sunday. After all, Reed is going back to Baltimore. Again.
Unless something changes in a hurry, the Jets’ game on Sunday in Baltimore has disaster written all over it. We’ve seen it too many times in the past to be naive.
For the loud few who really, truly believe that Matt Simms is the spark the Jets need, they have a lot of disappointment awaiting them.
Playoff contender or frustrating pretender? That’s what the Jets need to figure out, and soon.
Santonio Holmes returns to the Jets’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury.
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis previously delivered his own conspiracy theory about the power outage, though he declined to point fingers. Suggs took it a step further.
Neither David Wilson nor Ray Rice got off to the flying start they wanted last week. The Broncos absolutely flattened the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 49-27, while the Cowboys edged passed the Giants 36-31 in the opening week of the season.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months to get the season started. A record-tying seven touchdown passes — something no one had done in 44 years — made it worth the while.
The NFL’s marketing machine put up gigantic banners of Flacco alongside Peyton Manning on the Broncos’ stadium to promote the league’s first game of the 2013 season. Fans are furious, Manning is miffed and Flacco is flummoxed.
The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.
D-coordinator Perry Fewell has appealed to his players’ pride and asked his defense to “play like Giants.” That will work. For a game or two.
The Ravens defense has made quite the reputation for themselves. Not just for being a dominant defense for over a decade. There is a reputation in the notion that defensive players don’t play well once they leave Baltimore. With Paul Kruger now playing for the Cleveland Browns, the pass rush specialist hopes he can buck the trend.
Jets coach Rex Ryan seemed most interested in the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens not opening the season at home as the NFL released the schedule.
“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”
NFL owners approved two rule changes on Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders.