Thursday, October 8, 2009

Braylon: "I'm ready to play right away" Cotchery? Maybe not

If there was ever a week to bring in a receiver, I guess this would be it. The Jets will appear on Monday Night Football against the Dolphins, and the newly acquired Braylon Edwards will have an extra day to prepare for the game.

But Edwards says he is ready to play to play right away. Part of the reason for the easy transition is Rob Chudzinski, the offensive coordinator in Cleveland. He runs a similar system with similar terminology as Brian Schottenheimer, and Schottenheimer was very impressed with how much Edwards already knew.

Still, even though it appears Edwards will be playing and playing a lot, his new running mate might not be. Jerricho Cotchery is now questionable for Monday's game after tweaking his hamstring on practice Thursday. Ryan thinks he'll play, but he acknowledges that there's a chance he'll sit.

Losing Cotchery would be terrible, especially as Edwards is familiarizing himself in green and white. They appear to be perfect complements for each other, and Cotchery's absence could put added pressure on Edwards to perform right away. Despite rave reviews in practice, it's too early to make Edwards be the #1 option. He has four games to get used to playing in New York, then after the bye week, there will be much more expectations to perform, as there should be.

*As far as other injuries are concerned, the most concerning ones this week are CB Donald Strickland and RT Damien Woody. Strickland has been out for a few weeks, and it'd be a surprise if he was back this week. Woody has a foot injury. He and CB Lito Sheppard both participated in limited practice Friday, but neither are locks to play.

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