The Houston Texans are a surprising 2-0 under new head coach Bill O’Brien. Meanwhile, the New York Football Giants are still winless after losing their home opener to the Arizona Cardinals 25-14 on Sunday. This week, $100 million man J.J. Watt comes into the Big Apple looking to extend the Giants’ misery.
“I can understand if you’re 180 pounds and trying to block a 300-pound guy, and you know you have no chance,” Cushing said. “But I’m not looking, we’re behind the ball, and it’s low. And (Slauson) specifically, with a purpose, went for the knee.”
There will be no dramatic Super Bowl return for Darrelle Revis. Head coach Rex Ryan said Revis will have surgery next week to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, suffered almost three weeks ago at Miami.
“I wasn’t trying to hurt him, obviously,” Jets guard Matt Slauson said. “I must have just caught him by surprise, but unfortunately, things like that happen.”
Brian Urlacher leads Steve Silverman’s picks for the NFL’s “Glue” Guys. One member of the Jets and Giants made the list.
Co-captain Justin Tuck doesn’t want the Giants to fall into a trap, understanding that last week’s dominant defensive effort in the 17-3 win over the Chicago Bears doesn’t automatically carry over into Houston.
From the death of Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley to the DWI charges against Jets receiver Braylon Edwards, the headlines have skewed toward the negative. Even the tragic.