why of my four teams, the Nets are the most likely to get replaced.
My wife has a job where actually lives are at stake, so anytime I have a bad day (like this past Monday), it should make me feel better about my first world white collar problems. That said one way to express the emotion you can’t when staring at a computer is by watching sports! And what’s great is even if your team loses it doesn’t really matter, best described by Jerry Seinfeld. One example.
So i caught up with the most invested sports fan I know, Mr. Dirty Jersey. He lives in San Francisco which means he watches his teams alone or at bars filled with their fans (like the Wreck Room for the Jets). Note that Jets fans will take any excuse for doing the famous J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets! chant when surrounded by other fans. San Diego example.
BD: I’m sure there have been worse sports weekends in your near 30 year career as a fan, but how do you measure this one?
Week 1 of the NFL is finally here! For all of us that had our season end in week 17, surely the most painful for Jets fans of any team, trumped only by the Vikes first round playoff exit by missing a chip shot field goal. (At least it got me over the Mets hangover from blowing 3 world series games in the 8th or later.)
Perhaps you are still reeling from the Jets cutting a former first (Milliner) and second round (Amaro) pick in the last week. Or their most recent second rounder with one off the oddest, baddest stat lines … now he’s in a redshirt year.
Or maybe you hate Giacomini, but are questioning that now that the Jets don’t have a clear cut replacement with any legit experience.
For a team that has drafted poorly the last few years, they should have the same squad as last year for the most part that could challenge for a playoff berth, but flipping from the easiest schedule to one of the hardest might make it impossible.
Here’s to the 47th attempt to reach their 2nd super bowl! Only 4 teams have a longer drought!
Over the Past Two Drafts, the Jets Have Used a First-Round Selection & A Pair of Third-Rounders on ‘Backers
A deeper position by position breakdown of the Jets will come later, but for now here’s a good link to the position group with the most change over the last two seasons …
Darron Lee is going to be a fun one to play with in the new Madden video game. Shortly after last Thursday’s NFL draft, EA Sports kept with the tradition of debuting the “Madden” …
For those of you out there that love Madden, you know that Speed at MLB is rather crucial as pointed out here …
Namath Protector Was Named to 8 Straight All-Star Games & First Ring of Honor Class in ’10
Linemen never get their due compared to other positions, but an argument can be made that he was the greatest player in Jets history with his 8 all-star berths (team record) combined with playing possibly the second most important position (left tackle) on the only Super Bowl winner.
When it comes to the NFL, for better or worse, it’s all about the quarterback. Unquestionably the most marquee position in all of professional sports is quarterback in the NFL. These players receive unbelievable amounts of praise and blame for their team’s success, or lack thereof. The position has evolved over the years, as has the NFL. […]
Today I was wondering, what team has had quarterback play worse than the Jets since the AFL-NFL merger?
The only two teams I could say for sure when simply thinking about it, that played the entire time are the Lions and the Bucs.
Other teams in the same range would be the Texans, Redskins (since 1992), Rams prior to 1999, Saints pre Brees, and the best comparison qualitatively, Da Bears.
NOTE: The Browns at least had Bernie Kosar and Sipe (Red Right 88 not withstanding), which elevates them above these other teams.
Another link on same topic: http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap3000000497140
The Jets’ secret weapon Sunday proved deadly to the Giants. With Big Blue scrambling to cover Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, running back Bilal Powell took full advantage with by far the best
When a team can’t cover receivers, they will try to compensate for it. The Giants did this by selling out to stop the run on running downs and then playing 2 deep safeties to cover Marshall and Decker.
As a result, they were susceptible to short passes and screens. Excellent job by the Jets coaching staff to have an assortment of these plays ready and punishing the Giants with Bilal Powell.
Joe Montana made some controversial comments on how kickers are the main reason the NFL changed the rules ultimately resulting in this recent “Deflategate.”
One such example came in one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries back in 1995 with the Jets in Foxboro. Unfortunately, there is no Belichick-Carroll angle here as Carroll was fired before the 1995 season, replaced by Rich Kotite and Belichick arrived with the Jets on Bill Parcells staff in 1997.