FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For the first time in a few weeks, Rex Ryan didn't have to face any questions about who his starting quarterback was going to be. Mark Sanchez played well enough in the 17-10 win over Jacksonville to give his coach space to talk about other matters in his Monday morning news conference.
When it finally did come up, it was more as a joke.
"I think it's Al Woodall this week," Ryan quipped, referring to a Jet from long ago. "But no we'll go with Mark. After last week it was pretty amazing how many questions there were."
More Mo: "Muhammad Wilkerson, I promise you, gets a vote for Pro Bowl from Jacksonville. I promise you," Ryan said. "Dominant performance from Mo."
Ryan said this is the kind of year he was hoping for from the second-year defensive lineman, and that opponents have been keying in on him.
"Statistically had one sack but he beat his guy over and over and over," Ryan said. "Backs are having to pick him up and it's rare you have an interior lineman get the attention from the backs."
Scott on mend: Linebacker Bart Scott isn't 100 percent yet, Ryan said, but he is improving enough to be used in more situations and on third down. Scott has been hampered all season by turf toe, and wears modified shoes with extra padding to help on the field. His pivoting has been limited, but Ryan still thinks Scott and his veteran leadership are an asset to the team.
Golden Reul: Ryan made a note of a few players, and tight end Konrad Reuland made the list. "We put him in a lot of roles," Ryan said. "Sometimes he played tight end, some times he played fullback, and he did a good job of finding guys in space."