The Jets lost all-universe corner Darrelle Revis to a torn ACL on Sunday, so—being a resourceful and depth-strapped organization—they're converting Joe McKnight, their kick returner and third-down running back, into a cornerback. Joe McKnight is not happy about this:
"I was drafted as a running back," McKnight said. "The way I took it as I wasn't good enough to play running back, that's what I took it as. I don't know if that's the case or not."
But at least McKnight played corner in high school. Maybe that'll help:
"That does not help at all," McKnight said. "It's been a while since I played cornerback, maybe if I'd played cornerback in college four years. Me playing cornerback in high school does not help right now."
So, no, then?
At least everything else in the Jets' secondary is going swimmingly.
When Kyle Wilson saw cameramen/ reporters approaching locker, he rolled his eyes, mumbled something to himself & walked away. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 26, 2012
What a team!