While the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette has reported that Steelers LB James Harrison will return to the lineup Sunday, the status of Jets CB
(On Friday, the Post-Gazette reported, "Harrison looks like a no-go again Sunday."
New Milford, CT
Q: First off, you do a great job covering the Jets. Thanks for that. Just curious, I noticed Rex wore a Titans sweatshirt during today’s presser. Is that a hint that we will be wearing the Titan uniforms in Pitt?
EA: Coach Ryan is fond of the old jerseys and he’ll wear the Titans gear occasionally. He loves his football history and the Titans garb will remain part of his wardrobe. But I can say with certainty that the Jets will be in their white tops this weekend at Heinz Field.
North Attleboro, MA
Q: Do you ever see the Jets using
EA: I wouldn’t put anything past Tony Sparano. On Sunday’s installment of “Jets Replay”, I asked the Jets OC about the Tebow package used during the rout of the Bills
“We had a little bit of a package for him that way and we really didn’t scratch the surface of the package today,” he said. “Some of the things we did were just base things out there today because we got up in the game. We didn’t have to go crazy with the whole thing.”
Tebow has a lot of outstanding qualities, but he is not a C.J. Spiller type runner. Spiller has blazing speed and the closest thing the Jets have to that in the offensive backfield is
Q: I was a little disappointed in the comments Mario Williams made towards
EA: Mario Williams is a great player, but he didn’t have a good Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Then after the game, Williams said Howard was frequently using illegal hands to his face. Howard won his matchup when they were 1-on-1 and the Jets also helped the big RT with some slide protections and chips.
I agree with Rex Ryan’s assessment that I didn’t see what Williams saw — there might have been a couple out of 73 snaps. The teams meet again on Dec. 30 and we’ll see what happens. After one meeting, Howard>Williams.
Q: Many people I talk to think Tebow would make a great tight end. He seems to have the physique and running ability. Is it possible to have him and Keller as main weapons on the line?
EA: There are a lot of positions Tebow could play. He lined up as a tight end on the Jets first snap from scrimmage and he does have a lot of qualities you like to see in a tight end.
I wouldn’t make him and Keller as the “main weapons” on the line.