FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets linebacker Jason Babin doesn't believe he should be fined for his after-the-whistle hit on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's 20-13 Jets win.
But he thinks he will be.
"I think it looked a lot worse than it was," Babin said Wednesday. "Hopefully once they hear the appeal, cooler heads will prevail."
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Babin said he was engaged with a Steelers offensive lineman at the time the play was blown dead, and he didn't hear a whistle.
"When I asked, the referee told me he didn't blow the whistle very hard," Babin said.
Babin was headed to Chicago on Wednesday, and will be in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday to be inducted into the Western Michigan University Hall of Fame. Babin, who played at Western from 2001 to 2003, is the only WMU football player ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Jarrett wins: It was no real surprise that safety Jaiquawn Jarrett was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Jarrett was the first Jets player ever with two interceptions and a sack in the same game.
"It's a tremendous honor, and I'm humbled," Jarrett said. "It's such a humbling feeling. It's an amazing feeling, to have that accolade, but my teammates deserve it more than I do."
Lineup changes? Coach Rex Ryan said he doesn't anticipate changing the Jets' starting lineup for the next game, Nov. 23 at Buffalo. He said it's too early to know whether cornerback Darrin Walls will be able to play. Walls has missed the past two games with a calf strain that turned out to be significantly more serious than was first thought.
"Oh man, I was proud of him," Ryan said. "It was a great team performance by the Eagles, but Mark did his part."