2009 Preseason Week 3 - Jets at Giants Photos
For the first time this preseason, the Jets will be close to full strength tonight when they meet the Giants here at the Meadowlands.
Right tackle Damien Woody, cornerback Darrelle Revis and nose tackle Kris Jenkins are in uniform and are expected to start. In fact, the only Jet who didn't dress was rookie RB Shonn Greene. Greene, who averaged 4.5 yards a carry in two games, suffered a rib injury during the Jets' Monday night loss in Baltimore.
"I think it (the injury) happened my first play, but I didn't start feeling it until a couple of plays later," Greene said Thursday. "It's just one of those things. I think I fell on the ball, and then I kind of collapsed on it and people fell on top of me."
The 5'11, 227-pound Greene was slowed early in training camp because of an ankle injury.
"The ankle is fine and then this happens, so it's like real frustrating for me," he said. "Those kind of things happen and you just have to move on and get healthy."
Big Blue lists a number of scratches including RB Andre Brown, CB Aaron Ross, LBs Michael Boley and Antonio Pierce, OL Orrin Thompson, WR David Tyree, DT Jay Alford and DL Chris Canty. Chase Blackburn will start in place of Pierce at MLB, Bryan Kehl will take Boley's spot at the Will and Kevin Dockery will man the island instead of Ross.
This is the final preseason meeting between the Jets and the Giants at this Meadowlands site. Next year, they'll battle at a beautiful new venue just north of here.
We'll begin the chat minutes before kickoff. I'm scheduled to handle the first and third quarters while Randy Lange, our editor-in-chief, will pick up the second and most of the fourth stanzas. So let's get the questions rolling.