Vilma Update

Jonathan Vilma: The Jets inside linebacker -- their best defensive playmaker the past two seasons -- had his best game since Week 1 with 11 tackles, his first interception of the season and two pass defenses against the Lions. More importantly, he seemed to finally be given some freedom to make plays along the sidelines rather than strictly going head-on with the offensive linemen. That should be important this week as all four linebackers, including Bryan Thomas and Victor Hobson on the outside and Eric Barton inside, will be on notice with Browns tight end Kellen Winslow running routes. Winslow leads the team with 33 receptions, the NFL high for tight ends. The 3-4 is better suited to placing a linebacker in coverage against the tight end than the Jets' former 4-3 scheme.