New York Jets coach Rex Ryan knows that his team's visit to Detroit this weekend to face the 2-5 Lions won't be an easy task.
"You look at the talent that these guys have. You've got the quarterback who is clearly going to be an outstanding quarterback in this league. You've got Calvin Johnson, high number one. (He's) outstanding. (Jahvid) Best, the kid they took this year, has caught 36 balls. This offense, the Lions are sixth in the league in scoring. They average over 37 points a game at home. They're second in red zone scoring. They're definitely capable of moving the football and we know it," Ryan said. "On defense, I think they're fifth in the league in takeaways, like sixth or seventh in sacks, sixth in tackles for loss. So, they're making big plays on defense."
The 5-2 Jets are coming off a 9-0 loss to Green Bay, a game that snapped a five-game winning streak. Detroit defeated the Washington Redskins last Sunday, 37-25.
One interesting thing Ryan mentioned Wednesday is that Darrelle Revis will draw Detroit's star wide receiver Calvin Johnson in most situations.
"He'll (Darrelle Revis) generally be lined up on him. There will be times when he's not, but he'll generally be lined up on Calvin Johnson," Ryan said. "The thing that gets me (is his) size, speed, strength (and) athleticism, the kid's got it all in one package. He's bigger than Braylon Edwards. Braylon every time we see him it's like, ‘Man.' (Johnson is) huge, fast and he's just an excellent competitor. He competes for the football. He blocks. He's really a tremendous player."
INJURY NOTE: Linebacker David Harris did not practice for the Jets Wednesday after injuring his back lifting weights. Ryan expects him back later in the week.