We not only lost a game Sunday. We also lost one of the most explosive players on our roster as Mike Goodson injured his knee while making a fourth-quarter tackle of Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons after Geno Smith's second interception.
"Is it ideal? No, it's not an ideal situation," head coach Rex Ryan said at his late-afternoon news conference at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center today. "You're so excited about the type of explosiveness that young man presents. Then he has the MCL/ACL injury and he's going to be out for the year. That's an unfortunate thing for sure."
Ryan confirmed what Goodson tweeted out this morning about the severity of his injury:
MRI Shows that I Tore My MCL and ACL yesterday ..... Not to happy right now But Everything Happens for a reason!"
The 6'0", 210-pound Goodson, who served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, appeared in the past two games and averaged 8.7 yards a carry. He also had a pair of receptions for 19 yards.
Originally a fourth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2009 NFL Draft, Goodson signed a free agent deal with the Green & White on March 15, 2013. The Texas A&M product, who arguably was the fastest player on the roster, provided us with a change of pace in a backfield that includes Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory.
After a six-point effort against the Steelers, the Jets are 28th in scoring at 17.3 points an outing. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has been without the services of WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring/foot) the past two games, TE Kellen Winslow has three games remaining on his suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs and WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury against Pittsburgh.