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1495 Sports Jets Quotes 9/14/12

1495 Sports is proud to bring these New York Jets quotes for 9/14/12.

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Head Coach Rex Ryan:

Opening Statements:

Darrelle Revis was cleared for non-contact practice and he did that. We followed NFL protocol this week and we’ll always follow NFL protocol when it comes to concussions. Darrelle is ruled out for the game, so he will not play. He will not travel to the game. Neither will Dustin Keller, Bryan Thomas or Dennis Landolt. None of those guys will travel to the game. Obviously, they won’t play. Guys who are questionable, John Conner and Isaiah Trufant, both of them were limited in practice today. Every one of these guys are probable for the game, they practiced full: Brandon Moore, Mike DeVito, Antonio Cromartie, Chaz Schilens, Nick Bellore, Laron Landry, Jeremy Kerley, Josh Mauga, Sione Po’uha, Eric Smith and Stephen Hill. So that’s the injury list. We’re going out there. With Darrelle not playing, we have a lot of confidence in Kyle Wilson. Obviously, he has to step up in a starting role, which he’s ready for. Ellis Lankster and Isaiah Trufant will share some nickel and dime responsibilities. It will be good to get Eric Smith back. We think he’s ready to roll, so we’ll see. What we’ve always said (is) the guys that are stepping up in this case, because I’ve always believed that the guys (that) step up and replace a guy, have to maintain that level, or even a little better. In this case, we’ll take a little less with the Darrelle Revis deal. (smiling) But really, quite honestly, the standards, that’s what they are. It really is about the decal on the side of the helmet and we really play a team brand of football. When somebody goes down, somebody has to replace them. Mike Tomlin had an interesting comment the other day. He was talking about James Harrison not playing, and he (said), “Former (NFL) Defensive Player of the Year, he’s a really good player. So is (Troy) Polamalu, (another) former (NFL) Defensive Player of the Year, and (he) is a really good player.” My guy (Revis) should have been (NFL) Defensive Player of the Year twice, but did not (receive) it. He’s a really good player too. We’ll see if those two guys play or not. I don’t know, but obviously, Darrelle won’t play.”

On whether Sunday’s game was a result of the Jets playing well or Buffalo having an off-day:

“I think we went in very confident. We went in and we executed our game plans. Buffalo, I think, is a good football team, it’s just that, (on) that day, we were better than Buffalo.  It’s funny because people are killing Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick throws a ball, (and) everybody’s like, ‘Oh, look, he throws this ball right to (Antonio) Cromartie.’ Yeah, well, he threw (it) right into a trap. It wasn’t like he just threw it to Cromartie.  Cromartie was lined up on number one, well, that wasn’t number one that ball was intended to, it was number two, who he trapped, and so he came off of his guy.  That’s why (what everybody) says is, ‘Oh, Fitzpatrick is terrible.’ Well, Fitzpatrick is not terrible, Fitzpatrick is a good football player. I think the thing is, we hit him a number of times, knocked him down 11 times, and if you’re going to throw the ball quickly, sometimes you’ll throw into traps, and that’s exactly what happened.”

On if he he’ll know more about the team after Pittsburgh game:

“We know plenty about ourselves already.  We know we’re a good football team.  Obviously, you’re going into an environment like Pittsburgh. It’s about as tough as it gets playing (them).  (They are) 9-0, (on) their last nine home openers (and) all that kind of stuff. But again, finding out about ourselves, I think we know enough about ourselves.  But we’ll see I guess. After the game, maybe I’ll be ready to answer that question more, but right now, I think we know plenty about ourselves.”

Quarterback Tim Tebow:

On how big of a factor the Wildcat can be against Pittsburgh:

“Well, we want to be a factor and be able to be effective and execute and be efficient when we’re in there.  But, I think that also depends on play calling time and how many opportunities they put in (for) the Wildcat.  We just want to find ways to hold on to the ball, to get first downs, to keep our defense off of the field and if we can do that through the Wildcat, that’d be great.”

On if he likes the fact that other teams don’t know how he will be used…

“I don’t know.  I guess there’s some sort of (benefit in) them having to plan without knowing exactly (what we’re going to do), which is good.  It definitely takes up more of their practice time and reps and thinking about certain things.  So in that way, I think it’s a good thing.”

On the reports stating he will ask for a trade in 2013:

“That’s what these guys told me about a little bit ago.  I find that pretty funny.  It’s about as true as me living in Hoboken, I think. (laughter) I guess it’s just part of what you have to deal with, is rumors and stuff like that, I don’t know.  All I can say is, I love being here as a Jet, I’m thankful for it and I want to be here for a long time.  I guess you just have to put up with stuff like that.”

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