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2012 Preview: New York Jets

The New York Jets organization can be called many things, but quiet is not one of them.  The 2011 season was filled with problems stemming from the locker room.  Star WR Santonio Holmes called out his QB Mark Sanchez very early in the season.  In fact the star of the team, CB Derrelle Revis recently described the locker room as being in disarray.  It’s clear that with such an outspoken, sometime tactless coach, the Jet’s recently have had a hard time being mum about issues within the organization.  To add further drama, the Jets acquire the most polarizing QB in the NFL today–the ever tactful, Tim Tebow.  As you can imagine the move has caused a lot of questions regarding who will truly be the starting QB for the Jets and for how long.  Naturally in today’s media, players of the Jets organization have had to give opinions on this topic seemingly everyday since the trade.  Oh the events:  The Tim Tebow press conference, the Tim Tebow first day of OTAs, the Tim Tebow punt team practice.  Did you notice that the NFL shop as a special line of gear just for Tim Tebow?  I’m sure Mark feels very confident (just ask his agent).  This drama would be worth it if only the Jets had found someone to improve their completed pass percentage.  Here are a few more things about the 2012 New York Jets… 

Fantasy Football Studs:  There could very well be some good fantasy options on the Jets.  Santonio Holmes is still a good receiver who has a lot to prove after last year’s sub par season.  You can even get some good use out of tight end Dustin Keller and RB Shonn Greene. But none of these players can be considered fantasy studs.  When looking for a stud from the Jets for your fantasy squad, look only to the Jets defense as a possible option.  I look for the defense to get back to what got them to back to back AFC title games.  Also, anytime you have Derrelle Revis, your defense had a good chance to succeed. Continue reading


She Said: 3 Thoughts This Thursday…

What a wild week in the NFL!  There has not been a dull moment since the start of Free Agency.  I wanna share these thoughts with you…

Mark Sanchez: make your next move your best move.  I really feel for Mark.  Tim Tebow coming to NY is the worst thing that could have possibly happened for Mark.   I believe the Jets front office has not really been up front with us (or Mark Sanchez for that matter).  All this talk about how they have confidence in Mark Sanchez..HUMPH!  The Jets had one of the most tumultuous locker rooms in all of the NFL last season and to bring in additional drama is confusing to me.  I know, I know-they wanna bring Tim in for Wild Cat packages…but I don’t buy that.  A QB package player is still a threat to the starting QB.  Ask Donovan McNabb!  He thought it was all rainbows and good times when Mike Vick was acquired from the Eagles.  “Oh, he’ll be an option for certain packages”  We all know how that story ended.  Skip Bayless had a funny quote today: “Mark Sanchez is a mistake maker, Tim Tebow is a play maker”.  I’m just saying,  for the sanity of JETS fans everywhere, I sincerely hope Mark has his best season. Continue reading


Ehhhhhh…Week 12

Sunday’s games seemed somewhat anticlimactic to me.  Maybe it was because there were three very good games on Thursday.  Or maybe it was simply that my Cowboys weren’t playing.  Regardless, there wasn’t any particular game that was of interest to me. 

First, I was really sorry to see Matt Leinart get knocked out of the game with what appears to be a season ending injury.  I still remember how the former Heisman winner dropped to the 10th spot in the draft, when “experts” were saying that he could go #1.  Leinart seemed to be in the right situation:  a great offense with a top notch O line and superior running game, and one of the best receivers in the game to throw to throw to, since Andre Johnson was back from injury.  It’s too bad to see his season end.  Also, it’s too bad for the Texans, who probably were going to win the division and had a real shot to go far in the playoffs.  Ah well, it’s always next year! 

I also have to talk about Stevie “Why so serious” Johnson.  Ok, is this guy stupid?  I’m really curious to know.  First, I have to say, I love end zone dances and celebrations.  As a matter of fact, I loved Johnson’s Why So Serious t-shirt.  But to reenact the Plaxico Burress self inflicted gunshot wound was embarrassing and tasteless.  (Do I sound like Joe Buck?)  It cost the Bills 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Jets a shortened field resulting in another Mark Sanchez TD.  I do have to give a shout out for the classy way Plax responded, “I’ve seen worse, and I’ve heard worse.  Doesn’t bother me.”   

Congrats to Tim Tebow on another win, this time in an exciting OT victory.  I’m not a Tebow hater or a Tebow apologist, but I do think that the guy is a winner.  However, I really want to highlight the play of Willis McGahee, and the Denver defense.  McGahee, is coming off a hamstring injury, and he trotted through the Charger defense for 117 yards at 5.1 yards a clip.  Actually for the season, he is averaging 4.8 yards a carry.  To me, he has shown that he is more than just a change a pace back only viable for short yardage work.  If he can stay healthy, he’s a top 15 RB.  He has just as much to do with the success of Broncos as Tebow does.  The main reason, in my opinion for the success of Denver, is the defense.  Especially the play of rookie Vonn Miller, who is leading the team with 11 sacks, on pace to finish the season with 16.  In the last three games, the defense has given up 10, 13, and 13 points, respectively.  Again, I’m not taking anything away from Tebow.  But, he does have a great supporting cast to help him.  Just my observation. 

Week 12 Things of Note:

Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed me yesterday. 

Beanie Wells REALLY impressed me yesterday. 

Phillip Rivers DIDN’T impress me 

Andre Johnson, you need to impress me

Roy HELU


He Said: What’s up with Mark Sanchez

After being drafted 5th in 2009 and playing in back to back AFC Championship games, one would think Mark Sanchez would be closer to being an ELITE NFL QB.  I will admit, I never believed that Sanchez was ever going to be looked upon in the same fashion as Brady, Brees, or Manning. However, I did think that he was a good QB that would lead his team effectively.  To put it plainly, Sanchez is having a bad year .  Some critics are saying that he has even regressed as a NFL QB, making mistakes that a rookie would make.  His own coach, Rex Ryan, went as far as to call him “stupid” for calling an ill-advised timeout at a critical point in a game. 

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He Said: What’s up Philip Rivers?

Last season, I made a huge argument that Philip Rivers needed to be strongly considered for NFL MVP.  Yeah, I knew he wouldn’t win, mainly because San Diego was so bad.  But despite how terrible the Chargers were, Rivers had one his best year statistically, and had numbers that rivaled Brady, Manning, and Vick.  He threw for over 4700 yards and 30 TDs compared to the actual MVP, Tom Brady, who threw for 3900 yards and 36 TDs.  I wrote during the off season that Rivers was going to have a huge year and based on that assessment, he was bound for and MVP-like year, AND that he was going to be a must for your Fantasy line-ups.  I targeted this guy in all of my Fantasy drafts, nabbing him in two of my leagues.  I was sure that Rivers was going to lead me to another Fantasy championship……

Man, was I wrong!

This guy has been killing me and other owners Fantasy owners all across the world who felt as I felt.  Rivers has just to have a good all around game.  I will admit, he’s doing a decent job in yardage (averaging almost 300 yards per game)  but I’m in standard scoring leagues.  Touchdowns are paramount.  And speaking of TDs, in 7 games, he’s hit paydirt just 7 times.  In 2 of the games, he put up a DONUT!  That’s not gonna win you many Fantasy matchups.  Now all of sudden, Rivers has a turnover problem.  He already has 11 INTs.  He had 13 all last year.  And he’s fumbled 6 times losing 3 to the opposing teams.  This is not the guy that I championed last year for MVP.  This is not the guy I bragged about this summer as an elite QB.  This is not the guy I thought I was drafting in my Fantasy leagues.  Who is this guy/  I will tell you:  He’s a BUST, right along with Chris Johnson, Ocho, and Peyton Hillis.  But what do I do?  Do I ride it out with this guy, or am I forced to turn to Andy Dalton or Mark Sanchez?  You see what you do to me Philip Rivers!!!!  I’m a defending champion that was trying to make it to the playoffs.  (PLAYOFFS?!?! I’m just trying to win a game!!!!)  Who out here feels my pain?  Am I overreacting……


LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 4

Let me pull this quote from last week:  “I’m really looking forward to my matchup against my partner in this whole thing, Play Action Princess (Baby, I will try to take it easy on you).”  That Ladies was from your league commish.  I love making people eat their words!  Well girls, what can I say?  We crushed the guys!  Y’all did great!  We were 1 point away from bringing out the brooms and sweeping the guys off of Stattracker!  Read ’em and weep boys!

Play Action Princess crushes DNASTY: 

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