Wilkerson was docked $15,785 for roughing the passer, while Coples was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. Both were surprised at the fines, especially since no penalties were called on the field.
The Jets are hurting following their blowout loss to Tennessee last Sunday. Compounding that, some seem to think the hit Muhammad Wilkerson delivered to Titans quarterback Jake Locker may have been dirty.
Jake Locker was having his way with the Jets, throwing three touchdown passes, before going down with 11:14 left in the third quarter.
Geno Smith made a number of “rookie mistakes” in the Jets’ 38-13 loss to the Titans. The Jets are now 2-2.
The Jets are ready to run right into the Titans in an old-school smash-mouth match-up.
Bill Belichick chased after and made contact with a replacement official after the Patriots’ Sunday night loss.
Abby Sims breaks down the diagnoses and prognoses for John Skelton, Pierre Garcon, Dwight Freeney, Fred Jackson, Rashad Jennings, David Nelson, Jake Locker and Rodger Saffold.
In the past, it wouldn’t take much to get a battle started. An upstart player would play impressively in training camp while a veteran would report out of shape.Today’s players condition all year long and get familiar with the team’s plays and gameplan at mini-camp and OTAs. However, there are still a number of battles around the NFL that are worth watching.
Newton and James were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday, and will be joined by Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Kellen Moore of Boise State for Saturday’s announcement in Times Square.