We have a reunion as one of the sideline stories this week, as the Jets come out of the bye week in Buffalo. David Nelson heads to Buffalo for the first time as a member of the Jets. David spend three seasons in Buffalo, catching 61 passes and five TDs in 2011.
David has acclimated himself quite well to the New York Jets, catching 16 passes for 199 yards in a supporting role at wide receiver thus far in 2013. He was asked whether or not this game means any extra to him, being against his former team:
Anybody who tells you (that) when they play an old team or a team that cut them or something like that, they tell you that it’s just another game, is lying to you. Because this is definitely more than just another game for me. It’s going to be an emotional game, it’s going to be a fun game. This game holds a little more in my heart than most others. That’s just the way it is. Like I said, I have so many great relationships with the people there, the guys in the locker room and that fan base. Because of the way it kind of ended, it’s still kind of a little difficult for me to swallow. But at the same time, I’m glad to be here. I consider it a true blessing to be here and (I’m) glad the way it worked out. I’m truly honored and blessed for the way it all worked out. This isn’t just another game for me, it’s going to be personal and I think you’ll see that on Sunday.
I like the honesty, it’s only natural to feel emotional playing against your former team. Hopefully he will channel those emotions into an excellent performance.