It could be time for Plan C at cornerback.
With Darrelle Revis expected to miss his second straight game because of a strained hamstring, and with rookie Kyle Wilson struggling in Revis' spot, the New York Jets might promote Drew Coleman to a starting role for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Coleman and Wilson rotated with the first-team defense Wednesday in practice, and coach Rex Ryan later volunteered that he was mulling a change. That would be a setback for Wilson, their first-round pick.
"He closed out the game pretty well," said Ryan, alluding to Coleman's victory-clinching, end-zone interception last Sunday night in Miami. "He deserves a look in there. We'll see how it develops as the week goes on."
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In an ideal world, the Jets wouldn't have to make that decision, but Revis missed his fourth straight practice. He hasn't practiced since injuring his hamstring late in the first half of their Week 2 win over the New England Patriots. Officially, the Jets haven't ruled out Revis for the Bills, but they aren't counting on him.
"I don't feel great about Darrelle right now," said Ryan, adding, "I don't want to rule him out yet because I don't want to get fined by the league if he plays."
Revis sure changes the defensive game plan for the Jets and pretty much takes away half of the field. But until he's back close to 100%, the Jets probably shouldn't be a lock to be in your lineup every week. This week, though, it's a good matchup regardless against the Bills.