Thursday, November 10, 2011
Notebook: Keller knows his months
By Rich Cimini
Dustin Keller clarified rumors that he messed up during a verbal concussion test, administered by a Jets staffer on the sideline Sunday in Buffalo.
An Internet video shows Keller reciting the months of the year -- it's easy to read his lips -- and apparently stumbling. Not true, according to Keller, who received the video from a friend.
"I was going through the months backwards, and I was absolutely correct," said Keller, who was dazed in the first quarter when he landed on his head while trying to jump over a defender.
Keller was taken to the locker room, where he underwent a battery of concussion tests, following NFL protocol. He was cleared and returned in the second half. He said his scores were actually higher than his baseline scores.
"I got smarter," he said. "(The concussion) actually knocked some sense into me."
GIVING THE FINGER: This is weird. Three players showed up on the injury report Thursday with finger injuries -- NT Sione Pouha, CB Antonio Cromartie and RT Wayne Hunter. The injuries aren't serious, as all three players practiced fully.
TOUCHY, TOUCHY: CB Darrelle Revis bristled when asked if he's surprised teams are throwing at him as much as they are.
"That's the last time you're going to ask me that," he said. "I'm not surprised teams are coming at me (laughing). I appreciate it. I wish they'd come at me all the time. You'll be giving me opportunities to make plays and compete out there."
ODDS AND ENDS: If Joe McKnight (toe) can't play, the options to return kickoffs are Cromartie and rookie RB Bilal Powell, according to Ryan. Don't bet on Powell, through; the fourth-round pick has yet to dress for a game ... Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he's talked with TE Matt Mulligan about cutting down his penalties. A holding call against the Bills nullified a 41-yard run by Shonn Greene.