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Dustin Keller was taken to the X-Ray room at Invesco Field after the Jets-Denver game to have his wrist examined.
He injured the wrist attempting to make a tackle on the interception by linebacker Jason Hunter.
He seemed to be okay after the game, but we will know more next week . . .
Speaking of tight end wrist injuries, the Indianapolis Colts put Dallas Clark on injured reserve on Friday with a one.
This is very big news in the AFC. He’s one of the best players in the conference, and when a team loses a player of this magnitude, it has a ripple effect.
And if the Jets make the playoffs and face the Colts, this injury will help them a great deal. They had major issues covering him in both the regular season and playoff games last season . . .
With all the attention on Darrelle Revis’ battle with a hamstring issue, there probably isn’t enough focus on the Jets nickel back position.
First it was manned by Kyle Wilson, and then against Denver, Drew Coleman took over.
Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine keep raving about the improvement of Coleman, but quite honestly, he was very, very inconsistent in Denver.
Coleman does a lot of good things for the Jets. He’s a very tough kid, very good tackler. This serves him well in run support and on special teams. But he’s still wildly inconsistent in coverage.
Wilson’s performances were uneven when he was handling the role, and Coleman wasn’t better. The position has to scare the heck out of Rex Ryan. Both guys who have handled the position this year have struggled.
The answer is probably Marquice Cole, but for some bizarre reason, no matter how many plays he makes in practice, they won’t use him . . .
Why did the Jets release Kenwin Cummings? It seemed like a bizarre, unnecessary move. I can’t answer that question right now because nobody was in the building today due to the bye-week. I will get to the bottom of this.
I think the guy can be a really, really good inside linebacker in this league. My guess here is that they didn’t like his work on special teams.
The player who should be promoted to take his place is Josh Mauga, another middle linebacker, who is on their practice squad. He looked superb in training camp before suffering a concussion
I don’t want to rush to judgments on the Cummings story because there could be more to it than meets the eye . . .
One player who really needed a bye week was Calvin Pace. That Minnesota game really took it a physical toll on him. It was his first game back, and he went up against the biggest tackle tandem in the NFL, Phil Loadholt and Bryant McKinnie, both about 6-8, 360.
Pace is very strong and tough, but this is a tough tandem to face in a player’s first game back, and the linebacker was really, really sore for days after that encounter . . .