Jets Q&A: Brandon Marshall has another big game for Jets
How good a season is Brandon Marshall having for the Jets?
Their offense may flow through Chris Ivory, but a big reason for their 3-1 record is their 6-4, 230-pound receiver. Marshall caught seven passes for 128 yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London. He is the first Jet since Al Toon in 1988 to record three consecutive 100-yard receiving games.
Marshall has done it all this season, impressing fans with his catlike quickness and smarts (demonstrated by his strip of Tashaun Gipson immediately after an interception thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick in a Week 1 win over the Browns). It hasn't all been perfect, as evidenced by his boneheaded decision to attempt a lateral in last week's loss to the Eagles. But he again showed why he's such a vital piece to this offense: His 58-yard reception from Fitzpatrick on the Jets' first play from scrimmage was his longest since 2011.
Did Ndamukong Suh intentionally try to kick Fitzpatrick in the head?
Fitzpatrick had no idea what hit him. "I didn't see him. I felt him," he said.
On one of his early scrambles, Fitzpatrick dived toward the first-down marker near the Dolphins' sideline. Suh was in hot pursuit, coming from Fitzpatrick's left, while linebacker Koa Misi took a different angle. As Fitzpatrick dived, Misi lunged at him and fell on top of the quarterback. It appeared Suh was trying to avoid colliding with his teammate, but he instead kicked Fitzpatrick in the head, knocking the quarterback's helmet clean off, before tripping over Fitzpatrick.
"I don't know, I mean, they didn't throw a flag on it," Fitzpatrick said of the Suh kick. "I was just trying to dive and get a first down and my slow speed allowed me to come up miserably short, but it was all right. They didn't throw a flag, which is fine."
Given Suh's reputation as a dirty player, it's hard to know for sure. But the Jets didn't seem bothered by it.
Said coach Todd Bowles: "I didn't hear [about] it. I didn't really see it, so."
Speaking of Fitzpatrick . . . is he trying to challenge Ivory for best rusher?
"I don't think we're going to live and die by the scramble by me," joked the 32-year-old quarterback, who ran for 34 yards on nine carries, including gains of 14 and 19.
Bowles, however, cautioned his quarterback about learning when and how to slide.
"I just get caught up sometimes," Fitzpatrick said. "I try to slide, but usually if I'm close to the third-down marker or something, the high school quarterback in me takes over. But yeah, he mentioned it once to me."
Did Darrelle Revis really do the "Whip / Nae Nae" dance after his end-zone pick?
He sure did!
But it wasn't his idea.
"My children told me to do that," Revis said, smiling. "They taught me the dance and they told me that if I get an interception to try to do the dance."
He whipped out the "Whip / Nae Nae" dance immediately after intercepting a pass from Ryan Tannehill intended for Jarvis Landry in the end zone.
Said Revis: "My teammates, they got a kick out it."
Did anyone get hurt?
David Harris suffered a quadriceps injury, Calvin Pryor suffered a bone bruise in his knee, rookie Leonard Williams tweaked an ankle and Bilal Powell injured his groin, according to Bowles. Though he didn't have postgame updates on the severity of each, he didn't seem overly concerned.
What's the Jets' bye week schedule?
The Jets are getting five days off, according to Bowles. Players will report to the facility Tuesday but will have Wednesday-Sunday to themselves.