As far as Rex Ryan is concerned, CB Darrelle Revis (strained hamstring) is good to go Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The final call belongs to Revis.
"I think the doctors and trainers, everybody feels really comfortable with where Darrelle is at right now," the New York Jets' coach said Thursday after practice. "At the end of the day, he has to feel confident he can go out there and play, especially at that kind of position."
Revis, who has missed the last two games, increased his practice load Thursday, but he still was listed as "limited." During the open portion of practice, Revis seemed to be moving well, showing no lingering effects.
"He looked pretty good," Ryan said. "We're certainly hoping he's ready to roll."
Revis didn't speak with reporters after practice. On Wednesday, he was less definitive than Ryan, saying he wanted to wait until the end of the week before making a decision. Revis, concerned about re-injuring it, said he won't play unless it's 100%.
The Jets have a number of options:
1. Sit him another week.
2. Play him in a part-time role.
3. Start him, but limit him to one side of the field, as they did in Week 1. (They took that approach because he was coming off a long holdout and Ryan wanted to limit the wear and tear.) In this case, he wouldn't follow a particular receiver (Randy Moss?) all over the place.
4. Start him and let him play as per usual.
If Revis doesn't play, Drew Coleman will get his second straight start. Ryan likes what he saw from Coleman last week in Buffalo, adding that rookie Kyle Wilson -- the starter in Week 3 -- is "a little snakebit right now."