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New York Jets Strategy and Personnel 2008-10-30


New York Jets Strategy and Personnel 2008-10-30
RB Jesse Chatman, who returned to the roster after being suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on steroids and related substances, saw his season end after three games because of a left knee injury. His roster spot was taken by RB Marcus Mason, signed off the Baltimore practice squad. Mason led the NFL in rushing during the 2008 preseason while playing for the Redskins.


The Jets are hoping TE Chris Baker returns after missing the Kansas City game because of a hip injury that flared up just before game time. Without him, as well as the already inactive Bubba Franks, who also has a hip injury, they were left with only one healthy tight end for the Chiefs game. And the Jets don't trust rookie Dustin Keller as a blocker enough to use him throughout the game, although he seems to be improving in that area.

PLAYER NOTES

--RB Marcus Mason was signed off the Baltimore practice squad to take Jesse Chatman's place on the roster. The veteran Chatman suffered a season-ending knee injury against Kansas City.

--WR David Clowney, who suffered a fractured clavicle during the preseason, still hasn't seen action in a regular-season game, despite being off the injury report. Clowney is the fastest receiver on the roster and could give the Jets the vertical dimension they've been lacking if he ever gets into a game.

--CB-KR Justin Miller has recovered from his toe injury and made his first appearance of 2008 season against Kansas City. He didn't play on defense but saw action on special teams with one kickoff return for 22 yards.

--SS Eric Smith was removed from the Kansas City game because of lingering effects from his second concussion in three weeks, suffered at Oakland the week before. He is unlikely to play at Buffalo.

--K Mike Nugent (thigh), who was injured opening day and has missed six straight games, will miss another one. He has been ruled out for the Buffalo contest.

GAME PLAN: Buffalo's 11th-ranked defense will present a challenge to the Jets, who can't afford a repeat of the mistakes they've had against the Chiefs and Raiders in the last two games. Brett Favre has pledged to take better care of the ball and must do so. The Jets will catch a break as Buffalo DE Aaron Schobel, the Bills' best pass-rusher, is expected to miss his third straight game with a foot injury. Buffalo's second-leading receiver, Josh Reed (ankle), also is expected to sit out. Reed's intermediate routes usually help open up the field for deep threat Lee Evans, who has two long TD catches in the last three meetings with the Jets and will certainly be the main focus of the Jets secondary.

MATCHUPS TO WATCH: Jets CB Darrelle Revis vs. Bills WR Lee Evans. Evans has burned the Jets for a long touchdown catch in two of their last three meetings, and has 31 receptions for an average of 20.5 yards this season. Revis had good coverage on Evans' 85-yard score last year, but FS Abram Elam inadvertently hit Revis while trying to jar the ball loose from Evans. However, both of Evans' aforementioned long TD catches came from J.P. Losman, who is no longer the starter.

Jets LDE Shaun Ellis vs. Bills RT Langston Walker. Ellis is having a remarkably consistent season in 2008, with a team-high six sacks, and one apiece in each of the last four games. The Bills must protect Trent Edwards better than they did in the fourth quarter at Miami, when they allowed two strip sacks en route to a 25-16 loss.

Jets WR Laveranues Coles vs. Bills CB Jabari Greer. Coles caught the game-winning scoring pass against Kansas City, and Brett Favre has confidence in the savvy Coles' ability to win one-on-one matchups. Thus, the gambling Favre will not hesitate to throw the ball his way even if Coles is well-covered. Greer's interception off Chad Pennington set up a Buffalo TD in the first meeting between the teams in 2007, giving the Bills a 10-point fourth-quarter lead.

INJURY IMPACT: LB David Harris (groin) appears likely to sit out this week, which will hurt the Jets' intermediate pass coverage. He likely will be replaced by savvy veteran David Bowens, an excellent pass rusher who isn't as good at playing in space as Harris.

SS Eric Smith left the game against Kansas City with some apparent post-concussion problems, and it appears likely he won't play this week. Abram Elam, who started in his place against Cincinnati when Smith served a one-game NFL-imposed suspension, would get the call.

Jay Feely again will fill in for Mike Nugent (thigh) on placekicks. Feely is 8-for-11 on field-goal attempts.

Backup TE Bubba Franks (hip) didn't practice Wednesday and is expected to miss his second straight game. Starter Chris Baker (hip) was limited Wednesday. He sat out the Chiefs' game but should be well enough to play Sunday. If he isn't, that will hurt the Jets' running game, as Dustin Keller will be the only healthy tight end, and the rookie's blocking is suspect.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: October 30, 2008

Darrelle Revis Name: Darrelle Revis
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Position: CB
Age: 23
Experience: 2 years
College: Pittsburgh
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