|Jets Practice Participation and Injury Report, 9/16||09.16.09 at 4:20 pm ET|
Jets Injury Report
DL Kris Jenkins (back)
DL Sione Pouha (ankle)
OL Damien Woody (illness)
WR Wallace Wright (hamstring)
QB Kellen Clemens (elbow)
RB Shonn Greene (rib)
DL Mike DeVito (hamstring)
LB Bryan Thomas (ankle)
LB Jamaal Westerman (quadricep)
|Patriots Practice Participation and Injury Report, 9/16||09.16.09 at 4:15 pm ET|
Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Practice
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
OL Dan Connolly (back)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
LB Rob Ninkovich (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (calf)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow)
LB Adalius Thomas (foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
CB Terrence Wheatley (knee)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
|Rex Ryan’s Voicemail To Jets Fans||09.16.09 at 3:24 pm ET|
Jets head coach Rex Ryan reached out to Jets fans today with the following message: “Hey, this is Rex Ryan, Head Coach of the New York Jets. I just want to let you know how much we need you this week. You know, I’ve already admitted that the Patriots have a better head coach and they got a better quarterback than us, but we got to see who’s got a better team.”
“We want it to be miserable for Brady and company and seem like there’s 13 or 14 guys out there on defense,” the coach went on to say. “It’s tough enough when we have 11, but when our fans are into it it’s almost impossible to do anything against us.”
To listen to the full voicemail click here REX RYAN VOICEMAIL TO JETS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS.
|Tom Brady Q&A, 9/16||09.16.09 at 2:32 pm ET|
Thanks to the Patriots’ PR staff, here’s the full transcript of the Q&A between Tom Brady and the media today at Gillette Stadium:
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|Bill Belichick Q&A, 9/16||09.16.09 at 2:29 pm ET|
Thanks to the Patriots’ PR staff, here’s the full transcript of the Q&A between Bill Belichick and the media today at Gillette Stadium:
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|Mayo not present at practice||09.16.09 at 1:30 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — Just returned from the first few moments of Patriots practice, which is being held on the lower fields behind Gillette Stadium in sweatpants and shells. Linebacker Jerod Mayo, who was injured in the first half of Monday night’s win over Buffalo, was the only member of the team not present for the portion of practice the media is allowed to watch. In addition, quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Isaiah Stanback, as well as wide receiver/special teams ace Sam Aiken, safety Brandon McGowan and defensive back Bret Lockett were all wearing black practice jerseys, signling them out for outstanding practice play the week before.
|McGowan takes home championship belt||09.16.09 at 12:25 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — Just got back from a few minutes in the Patriots’ locker room, and it was a relatively quiet session. Adalius Thomas, James Sanders, Pierre Woods and Jarvis Green all drew big crowds. We’ll have more from them later on, including quotes from Woods on how the rest of the young linebacker have to pull together in the wake of Jerod Mayo’s injury.
One of the things that stood out the most for me was safety Brandon McGowan and the big championship belt he had hanging over the top of his locker. According to the safety, it was the award handed out by assistant coach Pepper Johnson for Practice Player of the Week.
“Just giving the guys a good look. Basically doing my job — nothing spectacular,” McGowan said when asked about what he did to earn the honor. “You want to give them a good look. You don’t want to just run out there and be lacking, doing nothing.”
McGowan, a 25-year-old out of Maine, is a 5-foot-11, 210-pound defensive back in his first season with the Patriots. He had good preseason, showing a real knack for being around the ball — he had a big hit that forced a fumble against the Bengals, as well an interception in the preseason finale against the Giants.
He followed that up with a nice job in the regular-season opener against the Bills, where he saw extensive action in the New England secondary, and finished with one tackle in coverage and one on special teams.
McGowan, who also gets to sport a black practice jersey as his reward, says he’s going to “try” and defend his belt this week, but wouldn’t handicap the rest of the field of challengers.
“It’s going to be tough, because I know there are going to be other players who are going to be doing the same thing I did last week,” he said with a smile. “It’s going to be a tough week.”
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