Webster Struggling
Fred Taylor ran wild on Webster and the Jets D
Fred Taylor ran wild on Webster and the Jets D

Posted Oct 2, 2002


DT Larry Webster was not surprised by the defensive changes Edwards made this week, and admitted that he has not played up to expectations.

“I put myself in bad positions that contributed to a lot of those rushing yards,” said Webster. “I take the blame of not getting my job done because I know I can do a better job. I know I’m a lot better player than what I’ve shown, especially this past weekend. If I’m not getting the job done, than I deserve to be taken off the field.”

 

Webster was not among the defensive changes Edwards made, and appears to be safe with DT James Reed questionable with a toe injury.

 

Rookie TE Chris Baker was very involved in the passing game in practice today and could be used quite a bit against the chiefs as a second tight end…Rookie G Jonathan Goodwin was also busy in practice today, as he was rotating with G J.P. Machado on the left side…LB Jason Glenn had a strong practice today filling in for LB Mo Lewis on the outside. Lewis rode the bike on the sideline today, as he continues to nurse his sore hip…WR Santana Moss returned to practice today and was involved in the passing game. Moss hadn’t practiced since before the Miami game, but his hamstrings seem to have improved after getting treatment last weekend.

 

LB Marvin Jones was upset that he found out from the media that Herm Edwards decided to platoon him with LB James Darling.

 

“I was irritated because I found out from you guys,” Jones said to the media today.

 

He and Edwards spoke in the afternoon and smoothed things over.

 

WR Wayne Chrebet did not practice today and is listed as doubtful with a sore right knee. Edwards had said on Monday that he expected Chrebet to be able to play against the Chiefs, but there has since been swelling and fluid build up in Chrebet’s knee.

 

T Kareem McKenzie did not practice today with a groin injury, and is listed as questionable. If McKenzie can’t go this Sunday, G/T Darnell Alford will get the start at right tackle. Alford has become a valuable pick up for the Jets this season. He was able to spell J.P. Machado at left guard in the Jacksonville game, and can now fill in for McKenzie at right tackle.

 

Of all the rotational changes this week, Edwards explained that it was time to mix things up.

 

“At this point, the way we are playing, we need to just let some other guys play. Find out what happens. That is what you have to do at this point. If you have some players on the side, maybe they will give us a spark. We’re looking for some guys to make some plays [and] get some energy back.”



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