So much for Joe McKnight.
The New York Jets 2010 draft pick has been having a tough time this season. Initially coming to camp out of shape, the RB out of USC has been fumbling and bumbling his way to the bench.
That may be about to change…
Coach Rex Ryan said McKnight has been working at cornerback and would be the fifth CB if the Jets needed to press him into service.
“He’s been working that way. It probably won’t be very multiple with him out there in coverage, but we’ve taught him a couple zones and I think we even taught him some man-coverage. He’ll be all right,” Ryan said. “He’s been out there. He’s a great athlete. He kills us out there.”
Ryan believes McKnight is ready to have a breakout game.
“I’m telling you guys, he’s getting ready to explode,” Ryan said.
“At running back, at receiver, corner. He’s going to play some for us. I don’t expect him to play defense, I hope,” Ryan said. “That means we had some injuries. If that’s what it takes, we’ll put him out there.”