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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

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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


Yeah We Said It (during the preseason)!

There are many reasons to love football.  It gives you action and adventure, comedy and drama, theater and live-action.  Many times it’s the things that are said about the game and the players.  Action is on the field, and off the field from fans, reporters, bloggers….sometimes from the players themselves.  Here are a few lines from us in the 2011 offseason (during the lockout).  Funny how things actually played out…

I love Chad, you love Chad…it’s the end zone that no longer welcome’s #85.

The WR core in Detroit starts and ends with Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson.  He’s the Lions best offensive weapon…..BAR NONE, and he’s only gonna get better.

“Take Ownership” of the offense is what Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is expecting of QB Joe Flacco this year in Baltimore.  Joe may be Cool and he may be the best QB the Ravens have ever had, but this is a RUNNING team! Torrey Smith (University of MD: Stand Up) is the rookie WR drafted this offseason.  At 6’1, 204lbs, the Ravens will look to Smith to be the HUGE, PHYSICAL deep threat.  Continue reading


HE SAID: What’s in store for WildCard Losers

This is the time of year that I look forward to every year: the NFL Playoffs! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! As happy as I am during this time, it also makes me a little melancholy: it’s the beginning of the end. It’s not like last year with uncertainty looming with a threat of a lockout, but it’s still sad to see the end coming. This past weekend we had a chance to witness the WildCard games, which usually is the most boring part of the playoffs to me. But not this weekend! There were some barn burners. With every sports writer and sports blogger giving game analysis of each contest, I want to take a little time to shed some light on the losers of these games, and where they may be heading in the next season.

The least anticipated of the four games was the Bengals taking on the Texans, with 2 rookie QBs and 2 strong defenses, with the Bengals coming out as the loser. Most experts had Cincinnati finishing with the worst record this season. With losing Chad OchoCinco to the Patriots and that whole Carson Palmer debacle, nobody gave them a chance. But with Andy Dalton having a firm grip of the QB of the present and future ; and world-class WR AJ Green, the Bengals made some noise this season. Throw in complementary players like Cedric Benson, Jerome Simpson, and Jermaine Gresham, the Bengals were in contention the entire season. Even though they didn’t beat any team of note, they both surprised and impressed just by making it into the playoffs. Even with the pieces they currently have, they seem pretty set, but wait….DON’T forget about those beautiful draft picks they acquired for unloading that Palmer guy to the Raiders. I would say that Cincy is sitting pretty. But you have to consider the history of the Bengals. They don’t always make good decisions. We’ll see how things unfold in the offseason.

I picked Detroit to be in the playoffs this season. My reasoning was all about that defense. Suh and Fairley….Fairly and Suh. What great cornerstones to build on. It was going to be a thing of beauty to see that defense. Well, there was definite beauty, but it mostly came from that offense. Matthew Stafford is on the verge of being the next big thing in the QB position. With over 5000 yards passing and 40 plus TDs, Stafford was a MONSTER! If he stays healthy, Detroit will always contend. Calvin Johnson proved that he is the best WR in the game, and with guys like Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, and Titus Young, they will be set. The defense will continue to improve because they are young, mean and hungry…..a little too mean, maybe. My only concern would be the Lions running game. Who knows what’s going to happen with Jahvid Best and his concussion issues. I’m sure they will address that position in the offseason.

I knew going into their game, that the Atlanta Falcons had a good, almost great chance of coming out losers against the Giants in that WildCard matchup. I knew for one reason and one reason only: they don’t scare anybody. They never have. Matt Ryan’s not scary. Roddy nor Julio scare people. The Falcons D don’t scare teams, and even as good as he is, Michael Turner doesn’t scare teams. Where’s the intimidation factor? It works for the Lions, the Steelers, the Ravens. It even worked for the Giants, well at least it did yesterday. The Falcons will continue to be good and will continue to be playoff contenders, but until they get some toughness, they will continue to go winless in the playoffs.

I was not prepared to write anything about the Steelers because I expected them to go far in the playoffs. I was all prepared to say that Tebow had a great year, and he’s a great athlete, but he’s definitely not the Broncos QB of the future, and Denver should shop for a new QB and build the team around their very good defense. OOPS!! The Steelers lost a tough one. But I do expect the Steelers to continue to be playoffs contenders and even Super Bowl favorites next year. Big Ben and Rashad Mendenhall will return from their injuries. Pittsburgh has great young receivers, even with the uncertainty of the future of probable Hall of Famer Hines Ward, so they are set at WR. Their only concern will probably be the aging defense, but I’m sure that with be addressed. The Steelers always draft well and usually make good decisions during free agency. I don’t think Steeler fans have any reason to be too upset. Yesterday’s loss against Tim Tebow and the Broncos was upsetting enough!

What do you think of the Wild Card Weekend Losers?


The NFL Relevance of Heisman Winners

The winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy will be presented tonight.   It’s gearing up to be a pretty close race.  This prestigious honor is given to college football’s best player.  For one lucky young man, it could be the springboard to NFL superstardom.  But for some, superstardom is not easy to come by.  We take a look at the most recent, relevant Heisman trophy winners.  Does college football’s top honor translate to NFL stud? 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


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