Don't be shocked if in the future if you see a starting guard combination of Dave Yovanovits and Brandon Moore. The Jets really like these two young guards for their toughness and athleticism. The Jets desperately need to upgrade their mobilty at guard, and these two move very well. Before the draft, Yovanavits ran a 4.88 forty . . .
Speedster Jon Carter was very active during the bye week. Expect to not only be in the mix at wide receiver, but also as a kick returner. He returned kicks in college, and briefly with the Giants. He has similar speed to Santana Moss, and the Jets need another wideout who can stretch the defense. Wayne Chrebet and Curtis Conway can't do this. Having Carter and Moss on the field at the same time could help the running game because it could force the safeties to back off.
Herman Edwards has some plans for Carter.
"We have some things that we want to do with him," said Edwards. "I won't say what they are, but we are going to get him the football."
It is no secret the Jets could use a big, physical receiver in the future and they might have one on their practice squad in Cecil Moore, at 6-1, 220 pounds. He has strong hands and is good at making catches in traffic . . .
What did Herman Edwards mean when he said about the Abraham incident - "I failed him."
Whoa, c'mon Herman, it's tough enough coaching this team without having to worry about their behavior when they are away from you. Don't be so hard on yourself . . .
B.J. Askew was platooning at fullback during the bye-week, but you have to wonder whether at this point if he can help the struggling running game. After playing mostly tailback at Michigan, he is still a work in progress at fullback. He is trying to hone his skills as a blocker, so you have to wonder if he is ready to give a boost to the NFL's worst run attack. Remember in the preseason, he was the players who missed a block on the play Chad Pennington was hurt . . .
Of all the platoons, one of the more intriguing ones is the Kenyatta Wright and Marvin Jones set-up in the middle. Wright had been a journeyman up to this point. If he can surprise the skeptics, and perform solidly in the middle, it could be a very helpful to the Jets next year. This will likely be Jones last year with Jets. Since the Jets don't have a set heir apparent in the middle, they will likely pick a middle linebacker high in next year's draft. However, it's not smart to start at a rookie on the inside. It's a very complicated position, a spot Wright understands. He could turn out to be a good - "hold-the-fort" guy until a high draft pick is ready. We hear he is very bright, plus he and Sam Cowart have good chemistry from their days in Buffalo together . . .
The Jets are very high on Leonard Myers and he could be the developmental cornerback, with starting potential, they need in the mix . . .
Herman Edwards is trying to temper the hype about Chad Pennington's return in about a month.
"I don't want to paint that picture that Chad is going to come in here on his white horse and everything is going to be alright," said Edwards.
Yeah, but it's going to help an awful lot. He is a franchise quarterback, and a major difference maker . . .
Chris Baker is going to play a lot more after the bye-week. He will give the Jets a tight end who much more of a threat to run after the catch than Anthony Becht. Baker had a nice 19-year run and catch against Dallas . . .
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