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Jim Leonhard will miss the rest of the season

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Jets safety Jim Leonhard’s “severe” shin injury proved as bad as it sounded.

Jay Glazer of FOX and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News report that Leonhard broke his tibia and will miss the rest of the season.

A building block for the Rex Ryan Jets, Leonhard is known as the quarterback of the team’s secondary.  Brodney Pool and Eric Smith will start at safety for them.

The team will also have to mix and match on punt returns without him.   Jerricho Cotchery is expected to handle most duties on Monday night against the Patriots.

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22 Responses to “Jim Leonhard will miss the rest of the season”
  1. bigho203 says: Dec 3, 2010 4:47 PM

    Omg. I like Jim he’s little but he has a heart like a lion. He’s r quarter back 4 r defense this just mean other people has 2 step up. Gd luck Jimmy in recovery c u next yr.

  2. dolphindad says: Dec 3, 2010 4:51 PM

    and the epic collapse begins in 3, 2, 1…….

  3. neverend1 says: Dec 3, 2010 5:10 PM

    just like cromartie, this guy is overrated. not a very good cover guy. jets blitz so much he rarely gets beat

  4. florio4prez says: Dec 3, 2010 5:14 PM

    Not good news for the playoff contender with by far the most brutal schedule down the stretch.

  5. bowdowntoatruepimp says: Dec 3, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Leonhard is known as the quarterback of the team’s secondary.”

    But Jets fans will insist that he’s not a big loss. LMAO!

  6. rew1572 says: Dec 3, 2010 5:21 PM

    bigho203 says:
    Dec 3, 2010 4:47 PM
    “Omg. I like Jim he’s little but he has a heart like a lion. He’s r quarter back 4 r defense this just mean other people has 2 step up. Gd luck Jimmy in recovery c u next yr.”

    OMG, u r right. They need 2 lern 2 play w/out him. Just u w8, others will step ^. At least they have a gr8 1/4back

  7. takingbacksundays5 says: Dec 3, 2010 5:46 PM

    The Patriots are going to smoke the Jets on Monday night. Just a hunch.

  8. robsterny says: Dec 3, 2010 5:51 PM

    @ dolphindad

    Your fins collapsed before the 1st game …with your f….d-up management…and has been on display all year!*LOL*

  9. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    I’ve never cheered…EVER…when I heard someone got hurt.

    BUT, I remember watching opening day in 2007 in a bar….and seeing jet fans make complete azzes of themselves when Brady hurt his knee….Never saw anything like that in my life.

    So yes, as a jet hater…am cheering…just wish it was LT, Holmes, Revis or Sanchez…That is what you got coming for all your crap talk…and hope there is more.

  10. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    I always liked Leonard. He is a great player that will be missed.

  11. RexCanCoach says: Dec 3, 2010 6:27 PM

    Jets will win the game regardless. Last year in the second matchup Sanchez was not ready for the magnitude of the game vs. Pats.

    VERY different this year. Sanchez has grown up. And he has better weapons. Funny thing is the Pats have no idea how effective Santonio Holmes can be. They are going to learn soon.

  12. rectumnearlykilledem says: Dec 3, 2010 6:29 PM

    Yeah edgarpoe, seems like you’re a huge fan of his. It’s so obvious. The fact that you don’t know how to even spell his name makes you a typical Jets fan. Go root for the Giants like 95% of New Yorkers.

  13. bloodline52 says: Dec 3, 2010 6:31 PM

    Since watching him in college at Wisconsin I can’t remember seeing a player work as hard to get where he is at than Jim. Sorry to see his season end like this but I know he will come back and lead the Jets defense again next year.

  14. wtf__seriously says: Dec 3, 2010 6:51 PM

    mistrezzrachael, are you serious?? You are filled with that much hatred because of what you saw a few Jets fans do at a bar with alcohol in them?? If I based my feelings on something that rediculous, I would hate ALL NFL teams, and both NY baseball teams, too, for that matter.

    You are so far down on the pathetic list you can’t even see the light of day up the steps. You have posted babbling meaningless crap before, but this is a blue ribbon winner.

  15. jetsman80 says: Dec 3, 2010 6:56 PM

    dolphindad says:
    Dec 3, 2010 4:51 PM
    and the epic collapse begins in 3, 2, 1…….

    -
    HO HO HO
    WE ALL KNOW
    YOUR DOLPHINS BLOW

  16. stanjam says: Dec 3, 2010 8:08 PM

    This is bad news for the Jets. To lose your defensive signal caller three days before the game. Now they will have to put someone else in. Either different terminology, or he will have to adjust. That is a HUGE task for any defense so close to a game.

    This is probably their biggest game of the season. They win and they get clear ownership of the AFC East. Lose and about the best they can expect is a wild card spot.

    I was sure the Pats would win before this, now i am much more confident. Brady against a new defensive signal caller? Expect him to switch things up often to get them out of position!

    Go Pats!

  17. grogansheroes says: Dec 3, 2010 10:05 PM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Dec 3, 2010 6:27 PM
    Jets will win the game regardless. Last year in the second matchup Sanchez was not ready for the magnitude of the game vs. Pats.

    VERY different this year. Sanchez has grown up. And he has better weapons. Funny thing is the Pats have no idea how effective Santonio Holmes can be. They are going to learn soon.

    —————————————
    Do you really think BB doesn’t know how good Holmes is? I think he has a few surprises in store that he has been saving just for this game. Be afraid Jets fans, be very afraid.

  18. monkeesfan says: Dec 3, 2010 11:58 PM

    Leonhard, a good player on a team that doesn’t deserve him.

    RexCanCoach – Sanchez has improved but he’s done so against bad teams and even with his improvement his fundamental weaknesses as a quarterback – accuracy, inability to read defenses (his ONLY successes have been in dumbed-down versions of the no-huddle), and physicality – remains. He can be pushed around and his game regresses as a result and when he has to actually THINK out there, his game drops even more.

  19. charmcityravens says: Dec 4, 2010 6:53 AM

    rectumnearlykilledem says:
    Dec 3, 2010 6:29 PM
    Yeah edgarpoe, seems like you’re a huge fan of his. It’s so obvious. The fact that you don’t know how to even spell his name makes you a typical Jets fan. Go root for the Giants like 95% of New Yorkers.
    ——————————————–
    Dear Rectum (apparently where your head is),

    With the username “edgarpoe” I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess that he/she isn’t a Jets fans, but rather a Ravens fan. Y’know Edgar Allan Poe?!

    The next time you’re going to attempt to insult someone please refer to the old expression: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open it and remove all doubt.”

  20. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 4, 2010 9:20 AM

    @ RexCanCoach

    When Holmes was a Steeler, he was defeated lots of times by the Pats.

    I think Belichick knows the guy.

  21. robsterny says: Dec 4, 2010 12:21 PM

    @ misstrezzrachael

    First let me say …You are an idiot. Secondly hatred does NOT affect the intended target,it only hurts you. The ones you hate are not even aware of the fact,and could care less anyway. For Gods sake get a life!..and lay off the booze yourself.

  22. robsterny says: Dec 4, 2010 12:23 PM

    @ rectumnearlykilledem

    The Proctologist’s office called!…They found your head.

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