Curtis Martin had 15 carries for 48 yards. But if you take out that one 12-yard carry, he had 15 carries for 36 yards. He could never get into a groove. He seems to miss Richie Anderson as his lead back.
"As a running back, you need to get into a flow," said Martin . . .
The Jets waived Marquel Blackwell today. They just signed him for one game to avoid paying Jamie Martin for a full season. The NFL collective bargaining agreement states that is a player is on the roster for the first game, he needs to be paid for the whole season, even if you cut him earlier. But by cutting him and re-signing him after the first game, the Jets can cut Martin when Chad Pennington comes back, and they won't have to pay him from that point on . . .
The Jets waived guard Brandon Moore from the practice squad. You would think they would give him more than one week. He looks like he has excellent potential. The Jets practice squad hasn't developed too much talent for them and maybe a little more patience is in order . . .
Vinny Testaverde feels that he will be better in the second game because he got a full game of reps . . .
Brooks Bollinger will be the Jets backup quarterback this week . . .
"The one on Coles was a double move, a hook and a go," said Herman Edwards. "We had the QB sacked. We can't miss it, we have to tackle and knock him down. You have to make those plays." . . .
A big problem for the Jets running game in Washington wasn't the Redskins defensive line, but run blitzes by their linebackers. That shouldn't be as big a problem against the Dolphins because their coordinator Jim Bates is not a big fan of blitzing . . .
It looks like a platoon at strongside linebacker is on it's way. After a poor first half from Mo Lewis, Jason Glenn platooned with him in the second half. Let's not forget that Victor Hobson also plays that position, and the team wants to get him in the mix. Lewis' still has great instincts, but his lack of speed makes him a liability in space.
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