2:11 EST: Hello from the swamps of New Jersey and a rainy Giants Stadium. It is wet, it is cold and it should be interesting to see how both teams respond.
It is always fun to visit this area of the country, especially during the holiday season. Many of us took the 20-minute jaunt into New York City to experience the lights of Time Square and the other tourist areas. Thankfully we all came back unscathed but with lighter wallets.
Jake Grilley is down on the field, trying to stay dry and snap some photos. When he comes back up, I will post some of his images and I should also have the inactives.
Also just a quick note. Unfortunately some of the blog comments the last couple of days have been… well a little out of bounds. I know we all go through the gamut of emotions, but keep the comments away from personal attacks and profanity. If we see them, we will delete them. Thanks for your understanding and if you have any questions or concerns, contact me.
OK enough of that, back to the action at hand.
2:56 EST: I was just handed the inactives for today’s game. For the Broncos, S Marlon McCree, CB Champ Bailey, RB Selvin Young, FB Andrew Pinnock, LB D.J. Williams, LB Nate Webster, DT Nic Clemons and DE Tim Crowder. As has been in the past few games, Spencer Larsen will start for Webster, Wesley Woodyard will start for Williams, Josh Bell will start for Bailey. Still remains to be seen who will start in the place of McCree.
The Jets inactives are; K Mike Nugent, 3rd QB Brett Ratliff, WR David Clowney, RB Marcus Mason, CB Drew Coleman, S Eric Smith, LB David Harris and TE Bubba Franks.
Back in a sec with photos. Also, the clouds have opened. It was a drizzle, now it is pouring.
3:24 EST: A soaking wet Jake Grilley is back, and here are his photos:
3:47 EST: So the internet connection here at Giants Stadium is a little iffy, so if I am behind a bit, you know why. We will do our best however.
3:49 EST: The Broncos have headed back into the locker room. As they were leaving the field, Dewayne Robertson was greeted by his former Jets teammates and coaches. The Jets have also headed into the locker room.
4:03 EST: Still about 10 minutes from kickoff and the stands are pretty sparse. Then again I don’t blame him. With this rain, I would wait as long as I could before I took my seat.
4:13 EST: The captains are headed to midfield for the coin toss. The Broncos call tails, and it is heads. The Jets will receive.
According to the press box P.A., “the official characterization of the weather is rainy.” Ah… so that is what that wet substance falling from the sky is. Also it is a balmy 36 degrees.
See you in the first quarter.