Breaking The >>law<< insider
Posted 08 July 2005 - 03:53 PM
DoesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Terry Bradway and company realize that the window is just about a quarter of the way open for then in the AFC East? With the Patriots losing both Charlie Weiss and Romeo Crennel (their offensive and defensive coordinators) the top spot in the division is realistically in the JetsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ grasp. Ty Law is the type of player who not only can help swing that window wide open but also fill a position which is one of the Jets most glaring holes.
I know Law desires a large contract based on his past performance but I would assume it is becoming abundantly clear to Mr. LawÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s agent that the blockbuster deal he is looking for isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t out there. Many teams get extremely nervous when it comes to handing over bushels of cash to a player coming off a serious injury.
For those of you who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know a bushel is equal to four pecks which are little kisses. Man math is confusing. I digress.
This is where the Jets should come in and show a level of decisiveness and swagger that they have lacked for far too long.
The Jets should have the wherewithal to create team friendly contract that will also knocks the socks off of Ty Law so that is becomes nothing more than a formality that he sign. Something with enough guaranteed money to keep him happy and creative incentives based on playing time and performance requirements which are attainable enough for a healthy player of LawÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s abilities.
Rehabbing, healthy, or injured, Ty Law should be a Jet. Law in a cast is better than almost anyone else the Jets march out this coming fall. They need to show some aggression and get this done.
Bradway has to realize that he is no longer in Kansas City where coming in second place (and sometimes third) when it comes to signing premier free agents is forgivable. The Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, Giants, and even the Nets would not get away with a similar off-season track record without getting ripped apart in print and on the airwaves.
The Jets were a missed field goal or two away from an AFC championship game last year, now it is time to make the next step. They solved one problem by drafting Mike Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cat Scratch FeverÃ¢â‚¬? Nugent (wow, two 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s metal references in one article, I feel like a writer for Joe Dirt), now it is time to solve another problem; a secondary that gives up too many big plays.
Ty Law is the player the Jets need. Someone with a chip on his shoulder who has something to prove and what may be a personal vendetta against the very franchise the Jets need to overcome if they want to win their division.
Am I the only one who has visions of Tom Brady passes getting picked off and run back? Watch as opposing wide receivers are manhandled and stymied by Law?
It is time for the Jets to make amends for past embarrassments when it comes to free agents. No longer should they need to resort to plan B or C. They play and operate in the big apple and it is time they act like it.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:01 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:57 PM
Don't worry about it, it happens. I'll lock it.
While he was slogging through stop-and-go traffic at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, the car next to him was violently rear-ended. The quarterback threw his car into park, hopped out and ran to the woman whose car had been hit. She was wearing, of all things, an Esiason jersey, and was utterly shocked when he tapped on her window to check on her.
"Are you OK?" he said, trying to keep calm. "Are you OK?"
"Boomer? Is that you?" she asked the Good Samaritan, sounding disoriented. "I think I'm OK, but . ... "
"But you guys sucked."
Welcome to the New York Jets, Tim Tebow.