FOXBORO — The memory is tough to shake.



If you actually need to know anything about the Jets on Thursday, may I be bold enough to suggest that these are four things that would be most important:



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The Jets had four players who were limited in Thursday's practice session, including defensive back Drew Coleman, who reportedly suffered a knee injury in practice. In addition, they listed 10 players as engaged in full participation. Here's the full report:

Limited Participation
CB Drew Coleman (knee)
S James Ihedigbo (knee/ankle)
CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring)
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Full Participation
CB Antonio Cromartie (groin)
TE Ben Hartsock (back)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff met with the media following practice on Thursday and was asked to predict the reaction he would receive from the crowd at Foxboro on Sunday. On December 12, the same day that the Jets suspended strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi indefinitely after the team learned that Alosi instructed five players to stand in a wall before he tripped Dolphins player Nolan Carroll, Westhoff suggested to a Chicago radio station that the Patriots engage in many of the same tactics. 

 

FOXBORO — As was the case on Wednesday, the Patriots had just one player — defensive lineman Myron Pryor — miss practice. Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Participate
DE Myron Pryor (back)

Limited Participation in Practice
LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin)
WR Deion Branch (knee)
DE Jermaine Cunningham (calf)
TE Aaron Hernandez (hip)
DE Eric Moore (hamstring)
T Sebastian Vollmer (shin)

ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer spoke to the media on a conference call Thursday and offered his thoughts on how Tom Brady will handle criticism from the Jets this week.

 

”I think he’s going to unleash hell on them,” Dilfer responded. ”I do. Early in the week, I felt like the Jets had a chance in this game. I looked for every reason why this thing could be an epic battle. That the Jets could redeem themselves from the 45-3 [game last month]. Then I started to look at more film, and realized the Patriots are just smarter than everyone else.

Veteran sports writer Jackie MacMullan made her weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Thursday to talk about the news of the day. MacMullan opened by discussing the inflammatory comments from Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie toward Tom Brady and questioned how a player with his checkered past could be so willing to question another man's class.

 

FOXBORO -- The Patriots nearly had perfect attendance at practice on Thursday as the team continued on-field preparations for the Jets Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Only defensive lineman Myron Pryor (back injury) was missing from the workout in sweats and shells on the lower practice field. The field had been cleared following Wednesday's blizzard that hit New England. 

 

Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown checked in with the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning and weighed in on the controversy regarding the Jets' trash-talking leading up to Sunday's AFC semifinal game in Foxboro.

 

FOXBORO -- Vince Wilfork is expecting the Jets to try everything in their arsenal to keep the Patriots off-balance on Sunday in their AFC Divisional playoff at Gillette Stadium. 

 

"We've got to expect their best and we have to be prepared for everything," Wilfork said Thursday. "With it being a one-game season, we're liable to see anything, things we haven't seen, things we've seen. We kind of know what they like to do but on top of that, with it being a one-game season, you never know.