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Tough talk? Jets' O-line backing it up

With 46 straight starts under belt, Gang's first-team lineman are squad's mettle heads

Updated: December 2, 2010, 7:47 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On Nov. 21, Damien Woody sprained his right knee so badly that it swelled more than Rex Ryan's confidence. No one, not even his closest teammates, expected him to play Thanksgiving night.

He played.

Only 79 hours after the injury, a period that included round-the-clock rehab, Woody started at right tackle and played every snap in the New York Jets' victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Why take the risk with the New England Patriots next up on the schedule?

Because ...

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