If you thought the New York Jets were bad the first eight weeks of the season (they are currently the third worst team in the NFL), then wait until you see them Sunday. The Jets are starting Kellen Clemens at quarterback, a kid who’s had more success at cattle farming in his lifetime than playing football. Even worse, he’ll have to play without the Jets’ most dangerous weapon, Laveranues Coles, who will miss this weekend’s game with a concussion.
Coles suffered the head injury during last Sunday’s embarrassing loss to Buffalo. The eight-year veteran from Florida State currently has a team-high six touchdowns and 42 catches this season, equaling his touchdown total from all of the 2006-2007 campaign. The injury comes at a particularly bad time for Coles, who played for the Washington Redskins, the Jets’ opponent, and had a bitter divorce from them in 2005.
Meanwhile, Washington got pounded by New England last weekend like the Redskins were Tina Turner and the Patriots were Ike. This means even more bad news for the Jets: The Redskins will be looking to regain their dignity. Expect a long afternoon for Gang Green on Sunday.