Over his first couple of years in the league, Santana Moss hasn't distinguished himself as a blocker, but it looks like he is making progress. The coaches thought he blocked very well against the Bengals . . .
In the locker room after the game, Brooks Bollinger was talking to Paul Hackett pointing to his right thumb. Bollinger, for the second straight game, took an awful beating. He is lucky he came out with just a thumb sprain.
"My body feels fine," said Bollinger. "I'll be alright from that end. I'm not worried about how many hits I take. Obviously I don't want to get hurt, but I want to play better. I'm concerned with the decisions I make and improving my play."
Bollinger is being too hard on himself. Not too many quarterbacks could have performed well with such poor protection in a torrential downpour . . .
The toughest challenge for Brent Smith playing right guard is pulling.
"That is the biggest thing I have to work on right now is the pulling," said Smith. It's going to be a big challenge for Smith to be an effective pulling guard with two reconstructed knees . . .
Jamie Henderson played better in the second preseason game, but suffered a knee sprain. It's unknown how severe the injury is . . .
Tyrone Carter, who has three penalties in two games, might be trying to hard to impress his new team.
"He can't try to make every play," said Herman Edwards. "Let plays come to you." Carter is slated to be the Jets primary backup safety this year. He came over as a free agent this off-season from the Minnesota Vikings . . .
Rookie free agent Ian Smart has looked tentative running the ball in the two preseason games.
"He is being a cautious runner," said Edwards. "He doesn't want to turn the ball over." . . .
While Robertson didn't make any plays of note in the game, Edwards claimed he did some good things.
"He was disruptive," said Edwards. "He disrupted some runs. He got into the backfield."