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No Moss, but Jets still have plenty to deal with
The defense’s task got a bit tougher Friday when safety Jim Leonhard, who calls the signals in the secondary, broke his right leg and might be sidelined the rest of the season. Veteran Eric Smith will replace Leonhard, but that could change the game plan even more.
“I think we kind of have to maybe change our focus back there a little bit,” defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said, “and be a little bit more defined in some of the things we do.”
Branch already has 33 receptions for 433 yards and three touchdowns in seven games since being acquired from Seattle.
“The guy’s always been a great receiver,” Revis said, “and bringing him back was good for them.”
Revis was injured in the last meeting, straining his left hamstring on a touchdown catch by Moss before halftime. He missed two more games, but is healthy and been impressive lately in shutting down the likes of Greg Jennings, Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson and Terrell Owens.
“I can’t say how he feels, but I think, looking at him on film and everything, he looks good,” Branch said. “He’s moving pretty good. The guy is a problem.”
The Jets have been particularly vulnerable against tight ends this season; in fact, Hernandez had six catches and 101 yards in Week 2. So, the game plan might include mixing coverages by having Cromartie, Smith and safety Brodney Pool stick on the tight ends. Either way, the Jets know they’ve still got their hands full.
Notes: Ryan said he sees “sarcasm” in the Patriots‘ recent praise of the Jets that they’re a “great” team. “I just sense it because they all have the same comment, that we’ll just say this and this,” Ryan said. “We’re coming. We’ll show up and see what happens.” … Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff said LB Jason Taylor asked him Friday to be a part of the punt return team, as he was when the two were with the Miami Dolphins several years ago. … Westhoff said it was his idea to bring in Kris Brown for a workout to push Nick Folk, but hasn’t lost confidence in Folk.
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