Brandon Marshall, with his knee and foot issues from Buffalo, did not practice again today. So who besides Marshall is better to go to in the Jets locker room to talk about it than the wide receiver who might fill in for him?
"If Brandon's out, I'll prepare the same way as I've been," Quincy Enunwa said after today's practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. "He's been working to get back as fast as possible. I don't think that really going to affect anything that happens in the game. We're going to work the same way we have been."
The Jets wideouts have been working pretty fine so far. Marshall and Eric Decker everyone knows about, but through two games, Enunwa is validating the preseason plaudits that came his way from head coach Todd Bowles, coordinator Chan Gailey, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Marshall and Decker.
In Week 1 vs. Cincinnati, "Q" set a personal best with seven receptions and scored his first pro touchdown. In Week 2 at Buffalo, he set another personal best with his 92 receiving yards. He's answered questions about who the Jets' No. 3 wideout is, and he's allaying fears fans might have if he has to move into the starting lineup.
"I don't want to get too high. It's only been two weeks," Enunwa said. "My focus right now is to stay consistent. Going into the season, I really wanted to make sure I was getting better every week, so that's the idea."
And what if they come up with a new position name for the way he throws his 6'2", 225-pound frame around while receiving or blocking?
"That's be cool if it happens," he said, adding after savoring the thought, "I don't want to put labels on anything. I just want to play."
The Jets Practiced for the Third Time on Thursday Leading Up to Sunday's Game at Arrowhead Stadium
Jordan Jenkins Nears DebutBowles has said that rookie OLB Jordan Jenkins, who has returned to full practice, is close to making his pro debut after rehabbing his calf injury for the past month.
"If he gets in shape and does some things," the coach said this week. "He is up to play Sunday. I'm not saying he will, but he's up to play."
That's music to Jenkins' ears. He told me today what the process has been for him to get back in position to play.
"It was getting to me just sitting on the side and watching everybody play and knowing you can't do anything to help," he said. "You'd see guys tired and say, man, I wish I could sub for him and get him out of there so he can get fresher. But sitting on the sideline, you don't have any impact. All you can do is try to keep your guys' heads in the game. And then just seeing everybody interact on the practice field, talking about how someone made this play, and you're just getting a third-person view.
"It's not fun sitting on the sideline and being in the training room day, in day out. It gets old pretty quick," Jenkins concluded. "And it feels amazing to be back out there."
Thursday Injury PictureMarshall was joined by G James Carpenter (calf), LB Erin Henderson (foot) and QB Bryce Petty (right shoulder) as DNPs at today's practice. Decker (shoulder) was limited along with LB David Harris (shoulder). RB Matt Forte (knee) went from limited Wednesday to full-go.
Bowles said three players have been rotating in at LG at practice in the event that Carpenter can't play at Kansas City. So that would be Wesley Johnson and Dakota Dozier and ... who, Coach? "We're not going to name that at this time," Bowles said.