The Jets haven’t lost – or won – consecutive games this season, and now they face one of the NFL’s toughest defenses in the New Orleans Saints.
The New York Jets’ offensive linemen know they face a big challenge Sunday in protecting quarterback Geno Smith from the Cincinnati Bengals’ aggressive and sack-happy defense.
The Jets, given new life after a rare call in overtime, ran the ball three times to set up Nick Folk’s winner and send the green towel-waving fans at MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.
Willie Colon is new to the Jets-Patriots rivalry. But he saw enough in his six years in Pittsburgh to form an opinion of New York’s nemesis.
“It’s a Mike Tomlin-coached football team, so we know they’re going to be prepared,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “They’re going to be hungry coming in here.”
“I think having the Tim Tebow circus out of here, and having different things that were kind of holding this team back, are starting to go out the window,” Colon said.
“Really, he is just a real natural football player,” Mornhinweg said of Powell. “Things come easily to him. You teach him something and then he gets it very quickly.”
The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.
The New York Jets’ offensive line has watched plenty of film of Mario Williams the past few days. The Buffalo Bills’ star defensive end had 4 ½ sacks against Carolina last Sunday, looking very much like the Super Mario of the past.
“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.”
The Jets are still looking for a quarterback. The Giants need a defense. And both Rex Ryan and Tom Coughlin have a ton of questions to answer.
Willie Colon grew up in the Bronx and went to college on Long Island, so he knows the type of expectations that come with playing in New York.
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The Jets beefed up their offensive line in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Brian Winters.
The Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk.