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Friday, August 27, 2010
Henne, Jets DBs in Friday night spotlight


"NFL Live" host Michael Smith and analysts Marcellus Wiley and Eric Allen broke down the matchups of Friday night's four preseason games, including the New York Jets versus Washington Redskins at the Meadowlands and the Miami Dolphins versus Atlanta Falcons in Sun Life Stadium.

Wiley said he wanted to see how Chad Henne looks in an important third preseason game.
"This is going to be a team that's in a tough division, the AFC East. They're flying under the radar right now. But it's important that a young Chad Henne develops some chemistry with someone outside of Brandon Marshall. They got rid of Greg Camarillo, traded him to the Minnesota Vikings. Now it's going to be about guys like Brian Hartline to establish that chemistry, because you know Brandon Marshall throughout the regular season's going to get double-teamed, and they're going roll coverage his way. So there's going to have to be another receiver to step up and take off that pressure."

Allen will focus on how the Jets' defensive backs continue to perform without Darrelle Revis.
"All eyes on the secondary for the New York Jets. Without their outstanding cornerback, Darrelle Revis, all eyes are on Kyle Wilson, a young rookie, and, of course, Antonio Cromartie, who's been showing flashes of greatness -- yes, greatness! -- like he showed in his first and second year in the league. He's doing an outstanding job of making guys be patient. He's doing a wonderful job of using his athleticism to break up balls. Both of these guys are doing a great job until 'the man' gets back."