Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Jets only have a handful of days to prepare for New England, but Muhammad Wilkerson says that’s enough, especially with head coach Rex Ryan back in the fold defensively.
Over the last 24 hours there has been an overemphasis on just how lucky Rex Ryan’s bunch got on Sunday against Tampa Bay. Frankly, it’s doing nothing more than showing the critics’ true colors.
“I’m never going to panic,” Smith said after beating Tampa Bay. “I’m never in panic mode. It’s a game. It’s something that I’ve been playing my entire life.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan was correct in his post-game comments — there’s no apology for winning an ugly game in the NFL. But he also must know that he was oh-so-close to getting run out of town only one game into his final contract year.
Jets center Nick Mangold returned to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leaving due to an apparent arm injury.
According to a report, Jets QB Sanchez has a partially-torn labrum in his injured right shoulder.
Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis and Jets’ wide receiver Santonio Holmes are active for Sunday’s opening game.
With rookie Geno Smith starting at quarterback, the Jets attempt to put their tumultuous preseason behind them when they welcome their former star cornerback Darrelle Revis and Tampa Bay to MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The Jets have released quarterback Brady Quinn. They could opt to re-sign him on Monday.
“I moved on from those experiences I had,” Revis said. “I had a great six years there. Now I’ve just got to move on. I’ve got a new start ahead of me, with a new team and I’m excited to be a Buccaneer.”
First-round draft pick Dee Milliner will be ready for the Jets’ season opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
The New York Jets announced that wide receiver Santonio Holmes and tackle Kenrick Ellis are listed as questionable ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill is eager to line up against former Jets lockdown corner Darrelle Revis when Gang Green clashes with the Bucs on Sunday.
Tampa Bay knows it is facing an inexperienced rookie Sunday, a guy who took all of 69 snaps in preseason games. It won’t be a big surprise to anyone in the stadium if the Buccaneers do all they can to try to rattle Geno Smith.
“I still don’t know,” Holmes said Wednesday. “Still haven’t gotten any word from the doctors yet on whether I should be playing or not, so I’m just going to keep playing it by ear.”