The first Jets test in the 2012 Post-Revis period comes this Sunday, when the Jets host the San Francisco 49ers. This will be a tough test for the Jets, as they go up against a physical team, that plays with a style of play that is similar to their own. Some of the Jets were talking about facing their opponent this week. First, Antonio Cromartie on the 49ers offense:
They have a great running attack with Frank Gore. I think the young guy is (Kendall) Hunter. They have a one-two (running) back combination. They throw the ball down the field. Most people call it conservative, but for them it’s really not conservative. They stay safe with the football. (Alex Smith) threw his first interception last week, his first interception in 250-something attempts. He’s doing a great job of taking care of the football and he would rather take a sack than throw an interception.
Santonio Holmes talked about how opportunistic the 49ers defense is:
These guys are greedy man. They led the league last year in turnovers. I don’t know how many turnovers they have this year so far, but based on what they did last year, we know that this is a takeaway team. They like to get the ball in their defense’s hands (and) give it to the offense. The offense basically has very few turnovers from last year and I think they’re continuing to do the same thing this year. As far as the cornerbacks go, (I’m) really excited about these guys. (They are) playing a lot of press man-to-man. We have to be aware of the different coverages that they run, having guys pressed up, but they can be in different types (of) looks, so we really have to study hard this week and be prepared for it.
Mark Sanchez talked about his counterpart, Alex Smith:
Talk about resiliency, that’s a guy who has seen it all. I think he had five different offenses his first five years. I was with the same offense for three years and now I’m going through that first transition (this) season. I don’t know how he did that, but that’s a guy who has stayed positive and he looks like he has really learned the last few years, how to take care of the football (and) how to lead a team. When (they are) in those big time situations, he really played well. He played like a veteran quarterback, who has seen it all. I have a lot of respect for him. I think he’s a hell of a player.
Turn the page, where Mark Sanchez talks about San Francisco as a team.