Jets Q&A: LT thinks knee should be OK

Oshiomogho Atogwe of the Washington Redskins tackles LaDainian

Oshiomogho Atogwe of the Washington Redskins tackles LaDainian Tomlinson of the New York Jets. (Dec. 4, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

Is LaDainian Tomlinson all right after getting banged up in the first quarter?

Tomlinson Sunday re-injured the left knee that forced him to sit out for two games. He got rolled up by Redskins safety Oshiomogho Atogwe during a tackle on the sideline on a 16-yard reception. But the running back returned in the third quarter and played a few more snaps.

"I just tweaked my knee again, but it's not as bad as it was before," said Tomlinson, who thought a flag should have been thrown for a late hit. "What really got me was slipping on that carpet, and it kind of just tweaked it again. I should be able to play [Sunday]. It shouldn't be something where I miss a game."

Speaking of injuries, what happened to Joe McKnight?

The running back hyperextended his elbow after he was tackled late in the third quarter on a screen pass. He expects to get an MRI Monday. "I can't really extend it," he said. "It's pretty swollen right now. I was going to the ground and somebody just fell on the back of it and it hyperextended it."

Why was Rex Ryan upset with Shonn Greene after a game in which he rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns?

Because he would have preferred to have Greene fall down before reaching the end zone on his third touchdown, a 25-yard run with 1:47 left and the Jets ahead by eight points. The Jets then could have run out the clock without kicking off or playing defense. Greene's TD also opened the door for a possible injury during garbage time.

"I was disappointed in myself for not telling him, so I'll take that responsibility," Ryan said.

Greene said Ryan called him out for the mistake in front of the team after the game, but he said he wasn't thinking about flopping to the ground at the time it was happening. "I was just running," he said.A week after the Bills repeatedly targeted Darrelle Revis, did the Redskins follow suit?

Nope. They did what most teams do and avoided his side of the field most of the day.

"I guess they didn't," Revis said when asked if the Redskins seemed not to be throwing his way. Asked if last week's game lit a fire under him, he said, "No, no. Like I told you guys earlier in the week, you have to live with the great games and you have to live with the bad games . . . I approach the game the same way every week, and that's what I have to do."

Seems as if the Jets used a lot of Wildcat. Was that the plan?

"Absolutely," Ryan said. "It was something I had mentioned to -- that I would like to run some Wildcat this week and do some direct snaps. And I'll let him tell it was my play to put the power [lineup] in for the touchdown because it was, thank you very much.''

Did Greene enjoy his direct snaps?

"It was different," said Greene, whose 9-yard TD run came off a direct snap and gave the Jets a 27-16 lead. "It's not something we do a lot of, but I think we did a good job with it and it helped us win this game."

How did the Jets' offensive line feel after keeping the Redskins' vaunted pass rush in check and not yielding any sacks of Mark Sanchez?

"Hey, protection is key," tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson said. "We did everything we could to protect Mark today. But Mark did a great job of getting the ball out and made our job easier. But you know these guys are great pass rushers, and we did what we could to stop them today."

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