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Mike DeVito did some limited work in practice on Thursday, and has a shot at playing on Sunday.
DeVito is working his tail off in the trainer’s room to get back on the field.
The Jets really, really need him to deal with the red-hot Fred Jackson . . .
It’s a very sad story.
According to a Jacksonville TV Station Mark Brunell’s debt is now $50 million.
A year ago, it was reported at $24 million, but his business matters have gotten worse since then – his Whataburger investment in Florida failed.
Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News approached Brunell for comment on this, and he shook his head as to say, “no.”
I don’t blame him.
What a nightmare . . .
It’s a longshot for Kenrick Ellis to play this Sunday.
The massive nose tackle’s left ankle is about 70-80 percent. Another problem is that he isn’t able to take a lot of reps in practice, and a young raw player like Ellis needs practice reps to play on Sunday.
He doesn’t have enough experience to not work during the week, and flick a switch on Sunday . . .
A big focus in Jets practice this week has been doing a better job of setting the edge better against the run.
One player said a big focus is reading keys and offensive tackles better, and for the defensive lineman to not jolt up field too far, creating running lanes . . .
The Jets have another huge tight end challenge this week, and we mean huge – 6-7, 263 pound Scott Chandler.
The journeyman, who has been with San Diego, Dallas and the New York Giants, before landing in Buffalo, is having a breakout season with six touchdowns. At 6-7, he’s the kind of guy who the quarterback can throw it up high, where only he can get it.
He is going to be a significant challenge for the Jets linebackers and safeties.
The Bills would love to get him matched up with Jim Leonhard at some point. Chandler has a foot on Leonhard . . .
What can the Jets do about Santonio Holmes complaints?
He is so talented, yet so temperamental.
I hate to put it this way, but the only way to handle him is to kiss his butt.
Meeting with him would likely make matters worse.
You just let him say what he says, and then pretend everything is okay.
I know that sounds like a soft approach, but this guy is so moody, minute to minute, you don’t know who you are dealing with.
So confronting him about his comments probably isn’t a good idea.
You just let him blow off steam and constantly show him a lot of love – constantly.
That is the only way to handle him.
You have to give credit to Mark Sanchez and Brian Schottenheimer.
They continue to say they are going to throw it to the open man, and not force the ball to appease anyone.
And that is always the best approach.