Florham Park, NJ - Very few things have gone right for the Jets this year, but Mike Maccagnan's decision to let Damon Harrison walk to the Giants has been one of those things that has gone right as Steve McLendon has been great through his first four games here.
McLendon has fit in perfectly with the rest of the Jets defensive front, he's been a beast against the run and has done a great job as a pass rusher as well. After spending his entire career with the Steelers McLendon told JetsInsider during training camp that the thing he was most focused on improving was his pass rushing ability. He said he took a look at the rest of the talent on that line and realized he didn't want to be the only one missing out on the fun of sacking quarterbacks. So far that mission has been accomplished, but that's enough for McLendon. He had Super Bowl aspirations when he signed with the Jets and returning to Pittsburgh will be special for him, his mission for this week is to get the win.
McLendon admits the game will be emotional for him, but it will be emotional for all as everyone on that field in trying to get the win. There will be plenty of time for him to play nice and catch up with his old friends after the game, but he doesn't plan on exchange text messages or playing nice until the 60 minutes of game time is up.