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  1. SEATTLE HAS THRIVED AT METLIFE STADIUM The Seahawks haven't played the Jets at MetLife yet, but they've beaten the Giants there twice, by a combined 34 points, ESPN Stats & Info notes. The stadium also was the site of their 35-point Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Broncos. > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/sea/seattle-seahawks
  2. The Three Jets Coordinators Addressed the Media Thursday Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers touched on the Seahawks offensive talent, mainly crediting QB Russell Wilson and WR Doug Baldwin, who deserved more league-wide credit in his opinion. However, Rodgers’ main message to his unit this week wasn’t game-specific — produce more turnovers.“Actually right now I think it’s too small of a sample size,” he said when asked if he’s concerned about the lack of turnovers thus far. “As far as from a defensive perspective we always want more. At this time last year we had 11 turnovers. Right now it’s something we’re steadily harping on and defensively it really helps change the game, so that’s something we’re definitely working on.” Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey began his time at the podium expressing confidence in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the offense. Even though the Seahawks enter Sunday’s contest with the league’s best defense, Gailey fully expects the offense to perform at a high level. He said the defensive players are very intelligent and stay true to their scheme, only making a few subtle pre-snap adjustments.“This is a big 'one-on-one matchups' week, it really is,” he said. “That is a true statement. Because some weeks it's scheme-to-scheme. This week it's more one-on-ones. Linemen have to win their one-on-ones with their pass rushers, running backs have to win their one-on-ones when they get somebody in the open field, receivers to have win and Fitz has to get it there, so that is a true statement.” As Jalin Marshall is sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Jets signed WR/KR Jeremy Ross . Ross spent training camp with the team and is competing for the starting return spot along with WR Robby Anderson and CB Marcus Williams . However, whoever is named starter will double-dip and return both kicks and punts according to special teams coordinator Brant Boyer.“Well, he’s done a great job,” Boyer said of Ross. “He came in, got off a red-eye from last night and showed up today having hardly any sleep. He did a nice job so we’re going to make a decision at the end of the week. If he continues to do well, along with the other guys we’ve got in the mix who are doing well catching the ball, we’ll make a decision here in the next few days. But he did a nice job today.” > http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-7/Coordinators-Corner-Rodgers-Talks-Turnovers/ab8bb5f6-679f-49aa-bcbe-5ea2ab686b42
  3. -- Residual feelings from the Darrelle Revis-Richard Sherman feud, dormant for nearly three years, resurfaced Thursday in the New York Jets' locker room. Moments after declaring Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks "a must-win for us," the Jets' star cornerback's mood turned snippy when asked about his Seattle counterpart.Revis interrupted a reporter in mid-question when Sherman's name was mentioned in relation to their acrimonious history. "We're not going there," Revis said. The reporter tried again. "We're not going there," Revis said. Again, the reporter attempted to finish the question. "We're not going there," Revis snapped. Finally, Revis was asked his opinion of Sherman as a player. "No opinion," he said. "We're not going there. We're not going there. Seahawks' offense" -- meaning he only wanted to answer questions onRussell Wilson & Co. Things got nasty between Revis and Sherman in 2013, when Revis was regarded as the best corner in the NFL and Sherman apparently wanted to dethrone him.Sherman posted their stats on Twitter, bragging, "Women lie, men lie, numbers don't lie." Revis fired back: "I never seen a man before run his mouth so much like girl. This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety."Sherman might have taunted Revis in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015, gleefully holding up "24" with his fingers moments after Revis, who wears No. 24, was burned for a touchdown. At the time, Revis was playing for the New England Patriots. Sherman also could've been referring to the Seahawks' point total at the time, 24. Revis got the last laugh, as the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Sunday will be their first meeting since then.It's a huge game for the Jets (1-2), coming off an eight-turnover loss to theKansas City Chiefs.Revis called it a must-win because the Jets need "to regain the momentum back for the team, and for us moving forward. I think this Sunday, with a win, that would be a kick-starter for us, and start us up for the rest of the season." > http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17670918/darrelle-revis-new-york-jets-declines-discuss-feud-seahawks-richard-sherman
  4. — Austin Seferian-Jenkins made one thing abundantly clear on Thursday: He was not going to talk about his off-the-field issues. The time he was thrown off the Buccaneers practice field by his coaches? The DUI arrest when he was in college? The very-public second DUI this past Friday ? The newest Jet wouldn't touch any of it. Although he admitted the quick turnaround from promising second-round pick, to waived trouble child, was undoubtedly a wake-up call."Yeah it was," Seferian-Jenkins said. "You have to be very thankful for the privilege of playing in the NFL. I'm very thankful for this fresh start, to start anew. I'm going to take full advantage of this opportunity and won't let it go." From a size, athletic, and talent perspective, Seferian-Jenkins, who was selected by the Bucs in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, has it all. He's big — standing 6-6 and weighing 258 pounds — but runs and jumps like a receiver.Seferian-Jenkins is too strong for safeties, and too fast for linebackers. He has the potential to be a matchup nightmare for defensive coordinators. The issue? His off-the-field antics have kept him, well, off the field. This summer, Seferian-Jenkins was tossed off the practice field for "not knowing what he was doing," according to Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. Last Friday, he was arrested for DUI (the second time since 2013) and released as a result. Now, he arrives in New York down in the count 0-2. He can't afford another empty swing. "What's in the past is in the past," Seferian-Jenkins said. "There is an agreement here and an understanding of what is expected of me. I'm not going to speak on the past. I'm excited about this opportunity. I'm thankful for the opportunity the Jets are giving to me. "I'm going to take full advantage of it and approach it as hard as I can and go as hard as I can with it." Seferian-Jenkins politely declined to go into any detail on what that "understanding" is with the Jets, the details of the event last Friday, or if he feels he has a drinking problem. He said he's just focused on turning over a new leaf with his new team. And he is getting some help in doing it. Receiver Brandon Marshall, who dealt with his own personal demons early in his career, reached out to Seferian-Jenkins before the Jets even acquired him."I was like, 'Man, this is God sent,'" Marshall said Tuesday. "Guys need second chances. When you make a mistake, it doesn't mean you're a bad person. You need people to believe in you. And sometimes, a fresh start is a good start. "I think we got a great player and a great person. And I think this fresh start is going to really help him out a lot. He's not a bad kid. But I think that there's a lot of growth that he can achieve now in the short term." Now that the two are in the same locker room together, Marshall is doing his part to help the tight end out. "I really appreciate him," Seferian-Jenkins said. "He has really helped me out a lot and given me the resources I need in this city to get the help that I need ... to have the support I need."I'm really appreciative of that. It means a lot to me." > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/09/austin_seferian-jenkins_ready_for_fresh_start_afte.html#incart_river_index
  5. Rich CiminiESPN Staff Writer Jets CB Darrelle Revis didn't mince words when asked about the importance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks : "It's a must-win for us." > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets
  6. WHO WILL WIN : SEAHAWKS OR JETS ? Seattle is a road favorite, but all three personnel men polled by Mike Sando leaned toward New York. Among the reasons: The Seahawks' cross-country travel and Russell Wilson's health.Evaluators' predictions (Insider) > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets
  7. Rich CiminiESPN Staff Writer New Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he's grateful for the opportunity with the Jets. He declined to comment on his DUI arrest or the embarrassing police video. He said Todd Bowles told him what is expected. He declined to specify but it seems clear: Zero tolerance. > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets
  8. — The Jets' signing of inside linebacker Erin Henderson last offseason and waiver claim of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins this week are somewhat comparable situations, but really not entirely the same. Henderson, now 30, had substance abuse issues and two DUI arrests before the Jets signed him. But Henderson was out of the NFL, and sought treatment, in 2014. And then the Jets signed him. Seferian-Jenkins, 24, also has two DUI arrests — the most recent coming last Friday, after which Tampa Bay released him. He is a kid compared to Henderson — and a kid who hasn't had significant time to process his mistakes. So you can excuse Henderson for feeling perplexed about being pigeonholed as a mentor for Seferian-Jenkins with the Jets."No disrespect or anything, but why does that have anything to do with me?" Henderson told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday. "I don't know this kid. I've never met him before. I've never seen him before. There are a lot of people who get in trouble. There are a lot of people who make mistakes."I don't know what kind of person he is. I don't believe in investing time in people who don't want to be helped or aren't looking for help. That's not really my thing. Maybe once I meet him, I might look at it differently. But I've crossed that bridge already." Seferian-Jenkins is expected to make his Jets practice debut Thursday. And Henderson made it clear that he will help Seferian-Jenkins, if the kid is genuinely looking for serious assistance."If you're in this locker room, then I consider you like family, no matter how long you've been here," Henderson said. "If somebody has a question or needs help, I don't have a problem with offering it. But that's just not my role. I'm worried about my [injured] foot, getting back on the field." The Jets believe they have enough resources in their locker room and facility — including a team psychologist — to help keep Seferian-Jenkins straight. Defensive end Sheldon Richardson worked with the team's psychologist last year, after Richardson's high-speed police chase arrest and four-game suspension for repeated positive marijuana tests."We've got a system set up here that's pretty good, as far as helping with off-the-field issues, life struggles, mental problems that you're dealing with, depression, stuff like that," Richardson said. "We've got stuff set up here that will most definitely help [Seferian-Jenkins]." Richardson worked with the Jets' psychologist on "mental stimulation" exercises."Playing chess, talking about stuff that's going on in my life," Richardson said. "Nothing too deep. He gave me a little eval, and I tested out well. I wasn't psychotic, so that was a good thing, finding that out. You know your issues and you choose to deal with the consequences."I beat him in chess a lot. He thought I didn't know how to play chess. A lot of people don't know all my hobbies. So that was kind of funny. Yeah, I play chess. I ain't no pro or nothing." Another resource the Jets use is the NFL's Player Protect program — which serves, at once, as car transportation and a security service for players. Jets cornerback Buster Skrine said the team covers half the rate ($50 an hour) and the player covers the other half. Skrine said many Jets players use this program."Player Protect protects you, so you don't get any DUIs," Skrine said. "I feel like we've got the leaders on this team that will say, if they do go out with him, 'Let's take Player Protect.' "He's got two DUIs, and I'm pretty sure he didn't want to get them. And I think he'll change, just because you've got your second strike, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't want to put his job on the line. It's to dream to play in the NFL."I just think sometimes, you need a new setting. People make mistakes. Sometimes, it takes more than once for you to realize, 'All right, what I'm doing isn't the right thing.'" Middle linebacker David Harris, one of the Jets' most valuable veteran leaders, believes the locker room will be a positive influence on Seferian-Jenkins — if he wants and embraces that influence."We have a lot of veterans in this locker room who are always open to talk if he's willing to ask for guidance," Harris said. "We're going to welcome him with open arms and treat him no different than we treat anybody else. Erin is a guy who has been in his situation and learned from his mistakes, and who could give him pointers on how to conduct himself afterward." > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/09/jets_erin_henderson_will_help_austin_seferian-jenk.html#incart_river_index
  9. — Jets safety Marcus Gilchrist is well into his film study of theSeahawks' offense. He has started to look at their tendencies, go-to plays, schematics and offensive techniques.He has also broken down the film of some of their best players, which includes tight end Jimmy Graham.And that has led Gilchrist to a pretty straightforward conclusion: Those critics that say Graham isn't the same player he was in New Orleans? Yeah, they're dead wrong. "I think he's still the same caliber of player," Gilchrist said. "Most definitely." Graham, 29, was originally selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2010NFL Draft. Over the ensuing five years, he established himself as one of the NFL's best players, and arguably the league's top receiving tight end. From 2011 (Graham's second year in the league) through 2014, he caught 413 passes for 4,396 yards and 46 touchdowns. He was voted to the Pro Bowl three times, and was a first-team, all-pro in 2013."Jimmy Graham has revolutionized the position," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in 2014. "He's a guy who is so talented at so many things you know and obviously he's a big part of our offense and I hope that they're able to reach a long-term agreement here sooner than later." After the 2014 season, one in which Graham caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns, the Saints surprisingly traded Graham to the Seahawks for a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and Seattle center Max Unger. The thought was that he'd quickly become quarterback Russell Wilson's top target. Things didn't exactly go as expected. Graham struggled in his transition from the Saints to the Seahawks. In 11 games, he caught just 48 passes for 605 yards and two touchdowns before landing on the injured reserve.And that led many critics to believe Graham wasn't as good as his numbers indicated in New Orleans. Gilchrist strongly disagrees."He's still the same player in Seattle as he was in New Orleans," Gilchrist said. "He's just in a difference scheme now. Whenever you're in a different scheme, it's going to be different. You're going to have some adjustments." When Graham was with the Saints, he played in a pretty traditional offense. The receivers had routes and expected the ball at certain times on said routes. With Seattle, that's not the case.Wilson is much less technical than Brees. If his first read isn't there, he starts running to buy his receivers extra time. His receivers then need to improvise their routes to try to get open. It's a technique that takes time to learn. Graham needed time. He got it, and now Gilchrist said he looks much more comfortable in Year No. 2. Last week against the 49ers, Graham caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown."You can tell there is some familiarity now," Gilchrist said. "They're trying to feature him more and more in the office. They're starting to look to him a little more. He's making plays." Seattle's backyard-style offense isn't just difficult for receivers, but defenders, too. Gilchrist called it the "toughest thing you can defend." You can have perfect coverage on a receiver, just to then watch the play breakdown and said receiver break open by improvising.So how can the team defend not only Graham, but Seattle's entire offensive scheme? Simple: "Try to get the quarterback down as fast as we can," Gilchrist said, smiling. > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/09/jets_marcus_gilchrist_says_jimmy_graham_most_defin.html#incart_river_index
  10. -- Todd Bowles said they need to figure out a way to get the ball into Brandon Marshall's hands more often. Marshall agreed, adding that he needs to do a better job of getting open. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has the biggest say of anybody on this matter, believes Marshall's involvement in the offense must happen organically, it can't be forced.Here we are, in Week 4 of the NFL season, and the New York Jets have a Marshall issue. He's not catching as many passes as he did last season, the offense is sputtering (except for four fantastic quarters in Buffalo) and you can feel the tension mounting in the locker room. To me, Bowles' comments are notable. He stopped short of an edict, but there was a sense of urgency in his voice -- for him, anyway. Bowles isn't the type of coach who makes declarative statements, so this jumped out."I’m sure (defenses are) paying attention to him; they were paying attention to him last year. We just have to find better ways to get him the ball," he said Wednesday. "It’s early on, so we still have some kinks we’re working out. We’re going to make sure we get him the ball." They're trying. Marshall has been targeted 27 times in three games, only six shy of last season's three-game total. The problem is, they're not connecting. He has only 12 receptions, meaning his catch percentage is a poor 44 percent, down from 65 percent in 2015. That's a serious drop. It's worse in the red zone -- only one catch in seven targets. Clearly, Fitzpatrick and Marshall haven't been able to recapture their magic from last season."We have to be more consistent on our end, and it starts with guys like Fitz and myself," Marshall said. "I have to play better. I haven't scored a touchdown this year. I haven't done a great job of getting open. I just have to make more plays. I have to find a way to make more plays and make the tough plays, and things will improve."Marshall, playing on an ailing knee, didn't get much separation last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Neither did his partner, Eric Decker, who is battling a shoulder injury. In Week 2, they dominated the Buffalo Bills' smallish cornerbacks, but they couldn't win the 50-50 balls against the Chiefs' big, physical cornerbacks, contributing to Fitzpatrick's six-interception nightmare. Fitzpatrick sounded less concerned than Bowles about Marshall's involvement. He's the point guard of the offense, so his job is to find the open man and keep everybody happy. He doesn't want to turn this into A Marshall Thing."Brandon is always going to be involved -- he had three catches -- but there were a lot more targets going his way, and there always will be just because of how special of a player he is," Fitzpatrick said. "It’s a fine line. I can’t force him balls, I can’t try to force feed him. When it’s there, I have to take it. When it’s not, I have to go elsewhere." At least Marshall has maintained his sense of humor. "Not a good start to the season if you have me on your fantasy (team)," he cracked. > http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/63472/jets-turbulence-ryan-fitzpatrick-brandon-marshall-not-clicking-like-15
  11. The New York Jets ran into a good defense in Kansas City and you saw what happened. It was something out of the Marty Mornhinweg playbook, as they failed to score a touchdown for the first time since Nov. 24, 2014. (Scary flashback: That was the 38-3 loss to the displaced Buffalo Bills in Detroit.)Hey, it happens sometimes in sports. Those defensive guys get paid big bucks for a reason, and they can easily disrupt your favorite team's mojo, as the Chiefs did to the Jets. Guess what? The Jets face a bunch of strong defensive teams in the coming weeks. In order : The Seattle Seahawks (No. 1 in fewest yards allowed), Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 14), Arizona Cardinals (No. 9) and Baltimore Ravens (No. 2). This could be a murderous stretch for Ryan Fitzpatrick and his BFFs, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, who haven't been able to recreate last season's chemistry on a consistent basis. At a time like this -- in the midst of a stretch like this -- the Jets need their defense to carry the flag to Halloween.They need their talented defense to not only keep them in games, which it will do, but to win them on occasion. To win games, it has to make big plays -- and therein lies the problem. For all their defensive success over the past decade, the Jets come up short in that department. It's baffling.The Jets haven't scored a defensive touchdown since Oct. 20, 2013, when safetyAntonio Allen -- covering Rob Gronkowski -- intercepted Tom Brady and took it to the house at MetLife Stadium. Since then, they've gone 44 games and close to 2,800 defensive plays without a score, the longest drought in the NFL. Heck, even the stinking New Orleans Saints have scored once over that span. "It's been a long time," Allen said Wednesday. "We've got some catching up to do." During the time between that pick-6 and now, Allen has recovered from an Achilles' tear and has changed teams twice. In football years, 2013 is like the 1990s in the regular world.The Jets have too much talent on defense to be mired in that kind of slump. They have two of the highest-paid players in the sport, Darrelle Revis andMuhammad Wilkerson. They have a top-5 defensive line, led by Wilkerson,Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams. They have a fearless safety, Calvin Pryor, who should be making more impact plays than he does. Don't get me wrong, the Jets do a lot of nice things on defense. They can stop the run as well as anyone and, except for an occasional home-run ball, they play good situational football. But where are the momentum-changing plays? Why can't they steal and score? Why can't they be like the Cards, who have a league-best 15 defensive touchdowns over that 44-game stretch? "As a defense, we take great pride in being the best defense on the field that day," defensive tackle Steve McLendon said. Based on that measure, they're one out of three. Not good enough.To stay in the playoff hunt, the Jets have to at least split the next four games. Realistically, they can't count on the offense to score 30-plus points every week, not against this schedule. It's time for the defense -- still the backbone of this team -- to assert itself in a splashy kind of way. The phrase "pick-6" shouldn't be exclusive to the opposition. > http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/63455/jets-defense-owns-one-of-the-most-baffling-droughts-in-the-nfl
  12. "Everything you need to know about the Seahawks: From Russell Wilson to Richard Sherman".. > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/09/everything_you_need_to_know_about_the_seahawks_fro.html#0
  13. The Jets are bringing back Jeremy Ross. With Eric Decker and Jalin Marshall ailing, the team plans to re-sign the versatile receiver and returner, a source close to the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media. Ross spent organized team activities, minicamp and training camp with the Jets.The team cut him during the 53-man cutdown. The Jets haven't announced a corresponding move. CBS was the first to report the signing. Ross, 28, has bounced around the NFL quite a bit since signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2011. The Jets are the seventh team he has been a part of since entering the league. Ross is most well known for his stint with the Green Bay Packers (2012-2013) and Detroit Lions (2013-2014). Those seasons, he established himself as one of the league's better returners. In 2012, Ross averaged 28.7 yards per kick return (three attempts) and 25.8 per punt (four attempts). With the Lions in 2013, he averaged 29.3 yards per kick return, including a touchdown of 98 yards. He averaged 16.2 yards per punt return, including a 58-yard touchdown.And that's all good. The bad? While Ross was deadly with the ball in his hands, there was no guarantee the ball would stay there. He has fumbled 10 times in 45 career games. "When you're young, and you have success, you can tend not to hold on to your technique," Ross said earlier this summer. "As a young guy, I'm like, 'I'm having a lot of success, when people see me get the ball, they expect big things.' "I really let the environment get to me. I just kept thinking I had to do something great."Ross spent a portion of the 2015 season with the Ravens (five games) and Raiders (six games).In the preseason with the Jets, Ross caught six passes for 89 yards. He averaged 12 yards per punt return (two attempts), and 33 yards per kick (two attempts). > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2016/09/jeremy_ross_signing_with_the_jets_source_confirms.html#incart_river_index
  14. -- Be good or be gone. Essentially, that is the mandate for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, whom the New York Jets acquired on waivers Monday -- three days after a DUI arrest got him fired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."I don't have any reservations yet because I haven't met him," coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday after practice. "As I get to know him, obviously, with all the situations he's been in, he's going to sink or swim on his own. We brought in the player. He has a chance to clean his act up, and we'll see what happens."Seferian-Jenkins didn't arrive Wednesday in time to participate in practice. He will make his practice debut on Thursday. The chances of him playing Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks are remote. Jets officials vetted Seferian-Jenkins, who also had a DUI arrest in 2013 while playing for the University of Washington. The latest arrest came with an embarrassing video, shot by the dashboard camera in the police car. It included crude comments by Seferian-Jenkins about wanting to go to the bathroom. Bowles said he hasn't seen the video. "I've heard about it," he said. Clearly, the Jets won't have much patience with their new tight end. Asked if it's a zero-tolerance situation, Bowles said, "Most of it is zero tolerance for a lot of people." The Jets were successful last year when they took a flyer on linebacker Erin Henderson, who battled alcohol issues and was out of the league for a year. In a way, he could be a role model for Seferian-Jenkins."It's cool that I'm in that category, but that's not really where I want to be," Henderson said. "I've crossed that bridge already and I'm not trying to go back. If he needs somebody to talk to, of course I'll be here. But I'm really dealing with my own stuff right now." Henderson believes in second chances."It's just a matter of what you do with it when you get it," he said. "It's up to him. That's something he has to take care of and understand he's going to be on a very short leash." > http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/63463/new-jets-te-austin-seferian-jenkins-will-sink-or-swim-on-his-own
  15. The Seattle Seahawks' offense exploded for 37 points in this past Sunday's win against the San Francisco 49ers. With an eye toward this coming Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets, here are some things that stood out after rewatching the offense's performance vs. the 49ers. 1. With Thomas Rawls (fibula) sidelined, Christine Michael is going to have to carry the load, and he looked more than capable against San Francisco. Michael carried 20 times for 106 yards, and the offensive line delivered perhaps its best run-blocking performance of the season. Michael gained 85 yards before contact, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That was second most among all NFL backs in Week 3. Michael showed tremendous burst throughout. On Michael's 41-yard touchdown run in the first minute of the game, offensive linemen Justin Britt, Mark Glowinski and Bradley Sowell did a great job. And wide receiver Tanner McEvoy helped spring Michael at the second level.Michael is also doing the little things. He did a good job picking up a blitzer on Russell Wilson's touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the second quarter. The Seahawks now face a tough challenge against the Jets' defensive line and a unit that ranks sixth against the run so far this season. 2. With Tyler Lockett bothered by a knee injury, the Seahawks went with multiple tight ends on 36 of 65 snaps (55.4 percent), running for 97 yards and averaging 4.62 yards per carry out of two- and three-tight-end sets. Luke Willson was used in an H-back-type role and was heavily involved in the run game."He did well," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was comfortable with it. He’s really pumped up about anything that he gets to do to add to the team, so he was excited about the chance and he looked pretty comfortable. He’ll definitely improve in the next couple weeks. It’s a really good role for him, and it makes us a little versatile in that substitution. That’s a good positive thing for us." We'll see in future weeks whether this was a game plan deal or something the Seahawks intend to use regularly. My hunch is they'll still be mostly an 11 personnel (one RB, one TE) team. 3. Since Week 10 of last season (an 11-game span), Doug Baldwin has 1,000 receiving yards. That's third in the NFL behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. On the first series of the game, the Seahawks used a switch verticals concept to free Baldwin for a 34-yard gain. The 59-yarder later in the game came on double posts, as Baldwin separated from the defensive back and Wilson made a tremendous throw. And the touchdown from Trevone Boykin to Baldwin came on a snag/flat, a staple of the Seahawks' offense. Baldwin has 276 receiving yards (ninth in the NFL) through three games and has caught 76.9 percent of his targets. 4. We got a glimpse of what the offense would look like with Boykin at quarterback. The rookie completed 7 of 9 passes for 65 yards, a touchdown and an interception.With Boykin, the Seahawks used a lot of run-pass options, which he is familiar with from his days at TCU, and plenty of zone read.The Seahawks' playbook would shrink if they had to play Boykin for a whole game, but they don't have to change the run game and can rely on some of the core concepts he's familiar with. 5. The Seahawks are hoping to get Germain Ifedi back at right guard this week. Ifedi suffered a high ankle sprain before the opener but had a strong summer. If healthy, he'll take over for J'Marcus Webb.Wilson has been sacked on 6.2 percent of his dropbacks, which ranks 22nd in the league. After three games last season, that number was 9.4 percent (31st). On average, Wilson is getting rid of the ball in 2.39 seconds (11th fastest). If he plays Sunday with the knee sprain, the game plan once again will call for Wilson to operate from the pocket and get rid of the ball quickly. > http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/22234/christine-michael-set-to-carry-the-load-for-the-seahawks