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Don’t know what happened here, but evidently beating the Patriots, even in overtime can’t satisfy Jets fans.
The New York Jets are sometimes looked upon as the joke of the NFL. I get it that fans will be fans and they don’t truly represent the organization, but this is definitely a blow to the face (no pun intended) of Jets fans everywhere.
When Nolan Narwocki of Pro Football Weekly criticized Cam Newton a few years back, people complained that he was just another writer taking unfair shots at a young black man trying to transcend at the quarterback position. Narwocki wrote about Cam Newton calling him a “fraud” and a “con artist”. What that had to do with football, I don’t know. Sure there was some baggage with Cam Newton, coming off the heels of the pay for play scandal at Auburn invovling his dad. But character assassinating is going to far.
Cam pretty much silenced his critics his first year with record breaking play. His sophomore season had it’s ups and downs, but he wasn’t the first or will he be the last to have a sophomore slump.
Fast forward, or rewind if you will, to a few weeks before this years draft, and Narwocki was back at it again, this time his target was West Virginia, now New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Narwocki wrote about Smith
Not a student of the game. Nonchalant field presence — does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire. Mild practice demeanor — no urgency. Not committed or focused — marginal work ethic. Interviewed poorly at the Combine and did not show an understanding of concepts on the white board. Opted not to compete at the Senior Bowl and has approached offseason training as if he has already arrived and it shows in his body with minimal muscle definition or strength. Has small hands and glaring ball security issues (32 career fumbles). Really struggled handling the snow in Pinstripe Bowl (took two safeties) and will be troubled by the elements. Needed to be coddled in college — cannot handle hard coaching
Upon reading this, several people pointed back to his writings on Newton and just felt like Narwocki was up to his old tricks again.
What’s up with Nolan? Is he prejudice? Is he racist? Did he get supplanted by a black qb sometime in high school or college?
Or how about this question; could he be right about Geno Smith?
Yep. That’s what I’ve been tossing around my head for the last few weeks. Here’s why
- Two days before the draft Smith tweets “Just want to thank all those so called “experts” who say I can’t be an NFL QB. Thursday will be a special day but the work has only begun“. He followed that up by an interview on the NFL Network where he again criticized anaylst at ESPN for “bashing” him.
Stephen A. Smith takes exception to Geno’s tweet
- Thursday came and went and Geno did nothing in the 1st round but sit and play with his phone(keep that in mind) after he was continuously passed up team after team. EJ Manuel of Florida State went #13 to the Buffalo Bills.
- Friday night Smith gets drafted by the NY Jets. As he puts on his hat and walks on stage, his look is cold and non emotional. He points to the crowd as if to say “Yeah I told you…I’m here bitches”. He manages a quick hand shake, hug and smile when met with the commissioner.
- Tuesday April 30, Geno fires his agents Jeff Nalley and Eric Burkhardt of Select Sports Group., saying that it wasn’t just because of the draft fall, but for other reasons.
- And today a Yahoo sports report states that while visiting with teams at pre draft meetings, Smith“sat by himself playing with his cell phone (he loves that phone..remember?), sending text messages and scrolling through Twitter instead of chatting with team execs and coaches.”“All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people and he was over there by himself,” one source said to Yahoo! “That’s not what you want out of your quarterback.”
When Smith dropped out of the 1st round and lamented for 24 hrs until he was picked, folks on radio especially here in Miami tried not to kill the hometown kid. I was even reluctant to laugh at the plunge, but quietly I did have questions about this fall, and his actions. The events of Tuesday (firings) and now the Yahoo report only confirm what I thought I wanted to think but was afraid to accept.
Geno Smith has a problem.
to be continued.
“Don’t come out in the second half!”
“Tebow I want you to play now!”
“You’re pathetic…every one of you!!”
Just a few choice quotes from this video, showing Jets fans hurling insults at the team as they go in for the half on Thanksgiving versus the Patriots. The score at halftime was 35-3!!!! I’m surprised that the only thing these fans did hurl were insults, and not chairs, turkeys and stuffing!
Just minutes before Reggie Bush jumped on a conference call with the Buffalo media in anticipation of the Bills-Dolphins matchup this Thursday, Aaron Maybin got cut from the New York Jets. You’ll remember Maybin as the part time linebacker that said the Jets want to “knock out Reggie Bush” before the two teams met in the Meadowlands in October.
When told that Maybin had been cut, Reginald took the high road.
“Nothing at all. I have nothing to say about him, nothing negative to say about him. You never want to hear a guy getting cut because this is our livelihood, and this is how we make our money.
“So you never wish that upon anybody. But I have nothing negative to say about the guy, and hopefully he gets another shot to get back in this league.”
When a reporter told Bush that players are not supposed to wish injury on other players he replied with a laugh
“You’re not supposed to, but I guess that’s what they kind of did.”
Check out Sunday’s show podcast, where we discuss the Miami Dolphins big win over the New York Jets.
The Jets season, as early as it is, seems to continue to spiral out of control and headed towards doom.
Santonio Holmes left the Jets debacle of a game on Sunday with a foot injury. Not much was known about the injury, until now.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports,
Jets WR S. Holmes has a lisfranc injury to his left foot. Still unclear if it’s broken, but is 99% likely out for the season.
Who should replace Holmes at the WR spot for the Jets? Terrell Owens? Chad Johnson? Does Plaxico Burress make a reappearance in the green and white?
The New York Jets were able to escape from Miami with a win on Sunday. The Dolphins may have lost the game, but the Jets may have lost even more…
Darrelle Revis is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL, Rex Ryan confirmed at his press conference on Monday.
Revis suffered a non-contact knee injury on Sunday against the Dolphins and fell to the ground where he was screaming and writhing in pain. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday night that the Jets feared the worst for Revis, and it turned out to be exactly that.
The Jets defense needs this guy to be good. Just how good will they be going forward? We will soon see.
Are the Jets a juggernaut?
Can the Packers bounce back?
Is RG3 the real thing?
Can Tannehill overcome the tip drill?
The first week of the NFL had some interesting surprises if you want to call them that. But some of the outcomes from week one have left people, well, kind of on a ledge already about some of the teams around the league.
The Packers going across country and losing to the 49ers did raise a lot of eyebrows. Especially when they somewhat struggled to get some explosion into their offense in week one. The questions came fast and furious; could it have been the vaunted 49er defense? Do the Packers miss now Dolphin HC Joe Philbin? What’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers?
Calm down. Nothing is wrong with AR12. They just ran into the NFC runner up from last year. Folks will try to not to give the 49ers credit where it’s due. They are well coached, have a good defense and the offense seems to be on lock and step from last year. I’m not worried about the Pack. They will be allright.
Another thing people overreacted to was the success of the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills. Yes, the Jets were anemic in the preseason. Yes it looked like their offense was under the spell of the field goal kicking Tony Sparano. No it didn’t look like Mark Sanchez would make it out of week 2 let alone week 4 or 5 like so many are predicting.
I have two words that can solve all of this hype about the Jets; Buffalo Bills. Prognosticators had the Bills right there behind the NE Patriots at the end of the season. But why? Because of some upgrades to the defense and a few chips on offense? Umm…somebody remind me of when Ryan Fitzpatrick was elevated to elite status in today’s NFL QB ratings. Everyone knows that teams will go as far as their qb’s will take them. And right now the Bills aren’t going too far in my eyes. Besides, if you want to see what the Jets are really about, let’s gauge them this week against the Steelers of Pittsburgh.
Finally, we’ll look at two of the quarterbacks taken in the top 10 in this years draft. Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill.
RG3 had a breakout day and did it against a respectable yet maligned Saints defense. But the rookie did go into the Superdome and out Drew Brees, Drew Brees. The consensus around talk radio and tv was it was a great job by the rookie, but I kind of felt like they didn’t want to give him a lot of love. It was like “yeah RG3 was great, but let’s not put him in the HOF yet”. Well yeah I agree with that, but give him credit. He did well enough to get Player of the Week honors, something a rookie qb has never done in his debut week. And he’s got a new craze, “griffining” that has taken the country by storm.
And on Tannehill and his shrinking in the pocket syndrome. As a Dolphin fan I hope it’s just a matter of some lanes that got clogged and is fixable. Nothing worse than a 6’4 top pick in the draft at the most important position, who shrinks in the pocket…literally.
That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll take another look at things that get exaggerated, overhyped and blown out of proportion in the NFL.