Notes on Jets and Bucs Dan Leberfeld
BUCCANEERS: Head coach GREG SCHIANO was born in NJ & was Rutgers head coach from 2000-11…Last year, team had 3,500-yard passer (QB JOSH FREEMAN, 4,065), 1,200-yard rusher (RB DOUG MARTIN, 1,454) & 1,200-yard receiver (WR VINCENT JACKSON, 1,384) for 1st time in franchise history…QB Freeman set franchise records with 4,065 yards & 27 TD passes last year. Only player in team history with 3 consecutive 3,400-yard seasons…Pro Bowl RB Martin ranked 3rd in NFL with 1,926 scrimmage yards (1,454 rush, 472 rec.) & scored 12 scrimmage TDs (11 rush, 1 rec.). His 1,926 scrimmage yards are 3rd most in NFL history by rookie…Pro Bowl WR Jackson led NFL with 19.2 rec. avg. last year. His 1,384 rec. yards were 2nd most in season in team history. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had TD catch in 4 of final 5 games of 2012. Had career-best 996 rec. yards last year…CB DARRELLE REVIS makes TB debut. Drafted by NYJ in 1st round of 2007 Draft (No. 14 overall) & was selected to 4 Pro Bowls in his 6 seasons with NY. LB LAVONTE DAVID led team as rookie last season with 139 tackles. LB MASON FOSTER ranked 2nd with 104 tackles. Pro Bowl DT GERALD MC COY had career-best 5 sacks last year…JETS: Club is 6-0 all-time vs. TB at home…REX RYAN is 3-1 on KO Weekend…Aim for 3rd win in row vs. NFC…QB MARK SANCHEZ is 33-29 (.532) as starter. Rookie QB GENO SMITH (No. 39 overall) passed for 11,662 yards w/ 98 TDs vs. 21 INTs at WVU…RB BILAL POWELL had career-best 4 rush TDs in ’12 . For career, RB CHRIS IVORY averages 7 yards/carry vs. TB (37 att., 258 yards)…WR SANTONIO HOLMES has 123 rec. for 1,672 yards & 15 TDs in 3 seasons w/ NYJ. WR STEPHEN HILL had 5 rec. for 89 yards & 2 TDs on ’12 KO Weekend. WR JEREMY KERLEY had career-bests in rec. (56), rec. yards (827) & TDs (2) in ’12. Had 68-yard PR-TD on KO Weekend last year…LB DAVID HARRIS led team w/ 138 tackles in ’12…Since ’06, CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 25 INTs, 5th-most in NFL during span…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON had career-high 5 sacks in ’12.