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Nick Mangold will be a game-time decision

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The Jets will need all hands on deck to get a win in Sunday night’s game in Baltimore, but they’re still not sure if their All-Pro center will be in the lineup.

During Friday’s press conference, Rex Ryan said that Nick Mangold will be a game-time decision thanks to his sprained ankle. Mangold is listed as questionable after limited participation in Friday’s practice.

“He’s a legitimate game-time. Not one of those, you really know what’s going to happen and say he’s game-time. He literally is game-time.”

Earlier this week, Ryan said that Mangold could play without practicing and also said that leaving Saturday, as opposed to leaving Friday last week for the game against the Raiders, would play into his decision about letting Mangold play. You’d imagine that the presence of Haloti Ngata in the middle of the Ravens line will also have something to do with the ultimate decision.

Colin Baxter would start in Mangold’s place and the undrafted rookie didn’t do an awful job in Oakland last week. The Jets did seem to miss Mangold’s ability to alter the team’s protection schemes at the line of scrimmage, however, as the Raiders poured on the pressure while taking over the game in the second half.

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17 Responses to “Nick Mangold will be a game-time decision”
  1. escoboltsfan says: Sep 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    if Nick can’t play they should ask his sister, she’s a beast.

  2. schmitty2 says: Sep 30, 2011 3:18 PM

    With Ngata lined up across him I’m saying better wait a week

  3. ny82jy says: Sep 30, 2011 3:20 PM

    I love Mangold. Usually a injury like he has keeps players out at least a few weeks.. Hes one tough guy and i bet he will be out there sunday night. I hope to god to because we are gonna need him.

  4. waldoampere says: Sep 30, 2011 3:24 PM

    “the undrafted rookie didn’t do an awful job in Oakland last week.”

    Try not to be too enthusiastic in your praise.

  5. habsman says: Sep 30, 2011 3:25 PM

    Looks like Mangold has been helping himsefl to Rex’s doughnut supply.

  6. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 30, 2011 3:26 PM

    How ’bout they just don’t suit him up? Why risk aggravating the injury?

  7. turdfurgerson68 says: Sep 30, 2011 3:27 PM

    Hate them NY Jets, but Mangold is the ‘pound’ in the running game. Probably the best Center in the game today.

    WHAT Steeler fans!!??

  8. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 30, 2011 3:43 PM

    I’m sure he’ll beg out of playing like last week. If he’s afraid of the Raiders, he’ll be scared to death of the Ravens DLine.

  9. totallyuselessme says: Sep 30, 2011 3:44 PM

    As a viewer, I have to say, the matchup of the best center in football against the best 3-4 defensive lineman in football is one I wanna see.

    Here’s to hoping he can play at 100% on Sunday.

  10. RexCanCoach says: Sep 30, 2011 3:55 PM

    This guy is tough as nails. He gives us Jets fans someone to be proud of, no talk, just plays hard all of the time.

    I would like to see other Jets do the same…

  11. willyalistentothis says: Sep 30, 2011 3:55 PM

    Ngata, Cody & Lewis against Colin Baxter = Sanchezcakes.

    Fat Rex will roll Mangold onto the field if he must.

    Another comedy worth watching this Sunday will be Shonn Greene in blitz pickup. More Sanchezcakes.

  12. dowhatifeellike says: Sep 30, 2011 4:03 PM

    Neither option seems very good for the Jets. That position is going to be a weakness Sunday whether it’s a hurt Mangold or the undrafted rookie.

  13. phelbin says: Sep 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    I was surprised when Colin Baxter wasn’t drafted. He was a pretty decent center at Arizona. He’s not in the same league as Mangold, but I’m glad to see him get to play behind such a quality guy. I hope he does well…that is, if Ngata doesn’t murder him this Sunday.

  14. nysaysbringit says: Sep 30, 2011 5:05 PM

    @ rectumnearlykilledem;
    So Mangold “begged out of playing” because he was “afraid”? How does one become an all-pro center in the NFL by being “afraid”?

    Your just an idiot!

  15. nesuperfan says: Sep 30, 2011 5:46 PM

    rectumnearlykilledem says:Sep 30, 2011 3:43 PM

    I’m sure he’ll beg out of playing like last week. If he’s afraid of the Raiders, he’ll be scared to death of the Ravens DLine.

    I say that is i-d-i-o-t-i-c, and I am a Pats fan.

  16. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 30, 2011 5:52 PM

    At least I know how to spell “You’re” correctly. Sorry you don’t like my comment. Truth hurts kiddo.

  17. nysaysbringit says: Oct 1, 2011 9:12 AM

    @ rectumnearlykilledem;
    Nothing could be further from the truth KIDDO!
    “You’re” still and idiot!…That appears to be the only truth here.

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