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Florham Park – It’s time for a large dose of Dan’s Whispers from One Jets Drive . . . no bull, just the good stuff . . . the content on this website is entirely different than our monthly magazine . . .
LaDainian Tomlinson admitted the week that a big reason he didn’t sign with Minnesota last off-season was his wife didn’t want to live there . . .
While Mark Sanchez has received a lot of praise this year, and rightfully so, there is still a lot of room for improvement. After four weeks, the Jets are 25th in the NFL in pass offense. That isn’t a very good ranking.
Two areas Sanchez needs to improve. First off, he gets too many passes batted down. Secondly, his accuracy is very inconsistent . . .
There is all this talk about how Santonio Holmes has spent a lot of time studying the playbook during his suspension. It’s hard to verify this because I wasn’t around him, but remember one thing – he lost a game for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, when he ran the wrong route, resulting in a Pick Six against Cincinnati, and that was in his FOURTH year in that offense . . .
I asked Jamaal Westerman about his “hamstring” injury and he smiled and said it’s much better. Remember, he was accused by some of faking a hamstring injury during the Jets-Miami game to give his teammates some rest in the South Florida heat and humidity . . .
Rex Ryan handled the Brett Favre situation perfectly right after he took over the team.
When asked if was going to call Favre, he replied, “I’m going to call every player, and I will call him when I get to the F’s.”
Basically saying, “I’m not going to kiss his butt.” . . .
Braylon Edwards doesn’t seem very interested in talking to the New York media anymore. He blew them off two days in a row. Well actually, in all fairness, he answered one question from Brian Lewis of the Post, on Wednesday, but wouldn’t stop walking.
I can understand him being upset at a few columnists who called for his benching against Miami, but he’s probably going about this all wrong.
If he charmed the media the rest of the year, he could really help re-shape his image, but he seems to have no interest in doing that . . .
Wayne Hunter says he’s going to play this week. He suffered a horrific shin injury three weeks ago. He’s still limping, but will play through the pain . . .
Santonio Holmes was walking like a guy who was really sore today, and that makes sense. He hadn’t been in a football practice for a month during his suspension, so a day after his first practice, on Wednesday, his legs were probably killing him today . . .
Last week Calvin Pace was running gingerly, and he even admitted that the screw in his broken foot had him a little uneasy.
But this week, he’s running with a lot more confidence. The doctors told him that the screw actually makes his foot stronger than before he broke it, and that has given him more piece of mind . . .
I saw Darrelle Revis working in the trainer’s room with John “Unchained” Mellody after practice. It could be my imagination, but noticed a little limp in his gait. This looks like a 50-50 proposition whether he plays. And if he doesn’t play on Monday, he probably won’t go against Denver, because then the Jets can push him into the bye week, and give him a couple of more weeks to truly get to 100 percent.
This is the benefit of having Antonio Cromartie. While Cro is a little inconsistent, he does have #1 corner cover skills, so he’s a heck of a Revis insurance policy, and a great matchup for Moss this week . . .
Did anybody expect Santonio Holmes to change as a person during a four-week suspension? Who changes in four weeks? The bottom line is this – the Jets have to hope and pray he doesn’t smoke pot. That is it – end of the story . . .
Lito Sheppard has been a great help to the Minnesota defense this week. Nobody would be happier to beat the Jets than Sheppard, a reserve corner with the Vikings, who barely got on the field in the Colt playoff game, even after an injury to nickel back Donald Strickland . . .