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Posted 14 Dec 2012First off I almost had a heart attack and one hell of a laugh regarding Sanchez all in one hour today.
I was watching ESPN and glanced at the ticker/news banner at the bottom and saw Sanchez got a 5 year deal and I almost had a heart attack. If My heart would have been weak Id probably be dead.......then I noticed it was Sanchez of the Detroit Tigers....whewwww.
Next I was watching "Around The Horn" and they were cutting on Mark bad. That "Butt Fumble Video" is still going strong. They were saying that there are Sanchez jerseys for sale now with the name "Butt Fumble" in place of the name "Sanchez". I couldn't help but bust out laughing. Butt Fumble jerseys??? Are you kidding me?!?!? You guys may have heard about them but it is new to me and a new low at that
That said while its funny as hell its really embarrassing to me at the same time as a Jets fan because it being everywhere and not dying down makes the team look more like a joke and it does upset me to a point as a die hard Jets fan. No true fan wants his team to be an embarrassment to the whole league. Sucking record wise is pretty bad but when people literally laugh at your team for bloopers and down right constant stupidity from the gm,coach,to multiple players it hurts on a whole different level It was a mistake but it was so stupid,sad,and comical looking that it will probably go down as one of the top ten NFL bloopers of all time. I still say running the wrong way down the field would beat Mark out as the dumbest easily but Marks might be the funniest ever.
With as much as I cant stand having Mark as our qb and as much as I want him gone I feel bad for him to point because unless he magically turns a corner and turns his career around that is what he will be remembered for by most non Jets fans and future Jets fans after Mark is gone. I dont wish for that on anyone. If Mark turns his career around that play will be an after thought but its looking less and less likely he will. So I feel kind of bad for Mark to a point but on the other end he has made millions playing a game so I'm sure as much as he hates it he can live with it.
I thought for an instance about getting one of those jerseys then thought the next instance.....WTF are you thinking dumbass?!?!? No true Jets fan would do that. It would be degrading to myself or any fan that claimed to be a true fan of his team. Now it it happened to Brady or a Dolphins qb Id probably buy one in an instant but you just dont degrade your own team.
Hopefully none of our regulars here bought one of those jerseys I cant stand Sanchez bit if anyone here bought one Ive lost all respect for you as a Jets fan. Even so I really doubt any of our regulars here would ever do that anyway.
Posted 2 Dec 2012
QuoteIt's tough to watch a NFL game with one incompetent quarterback.
When there are two incompetent quarterbacks, it becomes the Jets vs. Cardinals, an entirely unwatchable mess of a contest. At least Jets coach Rex Ryan gave any poor souls watching that game a break when he finally yanked Mark Sanchez.
Sanchez threw three interceptions on the Jets' first five possessions. Even for Sanchez, who has made laughable mistakes into his trademark, that's bad. Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes had two of those interceptions. The Jets finally couldn't take anymore. With 4:48 left in the third quarter, the Jets put in backup Greg McElroy. Tim Tebow is out with an injury. The Jets fans cheered wildly when McElroy was warming up on the sideline, then continued to cheer when McElroy came on the field for his first NFL appearance. Sanchez was 10-of-21 for 97 yards and three interceptions when he got pulled. McElroy immediately moved the Jets downfield and threw his first NFL touchdown, a 1-yarder to Jeff Cumberland. That gave the Jets a 7-3 lead, and New York held on to win 7-6 in one of the ugliest games of this, or any other, NFL season.
Arizona did almost nothing despite all of Sanchez's problems, which says a lot about the Cardinals' own quarterback issues. Ryan Lindley, a rookie sixth-round pick who is the third starter Arizona has had this season, finished the first half 6-of-20 for 48 yards and an interception. He finished completing 10-of-31 passes for 72 yards. Yikes.
The first half ended with the Cardinals leading 3-0. That might be three more points than either offense deserved.
During one stretch, the quarterbacks combined for 10 passes - one was complete, six were incomplete, and three were intercepted.
They cut on the team bad and I cant disagree with them.One of the worst NFL games Ive ever seen.Until Mcelroy came in ice skating might have been more enjoyable and I never ever watch it. the Olympics may be the exception and even then I can barely stand it or ever watch it.
Posted 2 Dec 2012While Wonderlic scores for qb`s dont always mean much according to how QB succeeds in the NFL a high Wonderlic score cant be a bad thing. Some of the qb`s listed here scored low and are HOF`rs or future HOF`rs but on it looks like on average qb`s with the higher qb seem to have better chances of doing well.
While this doesn't mean Mcelroy is the future or anything more than a game manager his score is something to marvel at.Personally Ive always thought Marks brain doesn't work fast enough to ever be a good NFL qb and Ive said it many times.But hell Mark still scored higher than Chad on the Wonderlic.Either way there is no denying that Mcelroy is really smart with a score few have managed to achieve.Most of the highest scores look they come from guys from Harvard.
QuoteAlabama's Greg McElroy records near-perfect Wonderlic score
Although Wonderlic scores aren't widely distributed, Greg McElroy is believed to have the highest score in six years. (AP Photo)
While Auburn QB Cam Newton was showing himself off as an athlete at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, a rival quarterback proved he has a quick mind.
Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, who led the Crimson Tide to the national championship a year before Newton did it with the Tigers, aced his Wonderlic test, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The exam is used to test players' mental aptitude, and McElroy correctly answered 48 of the 50 questions correctly in the 12-minute allotted timecframe.
The fact McElroy, unable to participate in Sunday's on-field workout because of an undisclosed injury to his throwing hand, tested so well should not be a surprise because he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
Although Wonderlic scores aren't widely distributed, McElroy is believed to have the highest score in six years, matching the score of Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Harvard). Previously, Chiefs wide receiver Kevin Curtis (Utah State) and Browns tight end Benjamin Watson (Georgia) also had scored a 48. All four men are unofficially tied for third place behind legendary Combine workout warrior Mike Mamula (49) and former Harvard and Bengals punter Pat McInally (50).
QuoteWonderlic scores of 2010 NFL starting quarterbacks and NFL draft QB prospects
By Edgar Thompson
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
An NFL source told the Post Wednesday that former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow scored a 22 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test, a 12-minute, 50-question exam given at the NFL Combine that assesses a person's learning and problem-solving abilities.
The score falls slightly below the average score for an NFL quarterback, which is 24.
The average for 30 quarterbacks slated to start in 2010 is even higher, at 28.5. And the average score among the past seven Super Bowl winners is a 30.1.
Wonderlic scores for the NFL's projected starting quarterbacks:
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick 48
2. Alex Smith 40
3. Eli Manning 39
4. Matt Stafford 38
5. Tony Romo 37
6. Aaron Rodgers 35
6. Matt Leinart 35
8. Tom Brady 33
9. Matt Ryan 32
10. Matt Schaub 31
11. Philip Rivers 30
12. Matt Hasselbeck 29
12. Marc Bulger 29
12. Brady Quinn 29
15. Mark Sanchez 28
15. Peyton Manning 28
15. Drew Brees 28
18. Josh Freeman 27
18. Joe Flacco 27
20. Carson Palmer 26
20. Jay Cutler 26
20. Kyle Orton 26
23. Ben Roethlisberger 25
24. Jason Campbell 23
25. Brett Favre 22
25. Tim Tebow 22
25. Chad Henne 22
28. Bruce Gradkowski 19
29. Vince Young 15
30. Donovan McNabb 14
30. David Garrard 14
Unknown: Matt Cassel, Matt Moore
Top quarterback prospects in 2010 NFL draft
Sam Bradford, Oklahoma 36
Colt McCoy, Texas 25
Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame 23
Other Wonderlic scores of note:
Brian Griese 39
Drew Bledsoe 36
Steve Young 33
John Elway 29
Chad Pennington 25
JaMarcus Russell 24
Mark Brunell 22
Trent Dilfer 22
Michael Vick 20
Daunte Culpepper 18
Dan Marino 15
Randall Cunningham 15
Jim Kelly 15
Terry Bradshaw 15
Chris Leak 8
Posted 26 Nov 2012
QuoteRyan: Jets' goal is to run the table
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)
Rex Ryan is making no guarantees.
No wild predictions or brash declarations these days. But the Jets coach still believes his team has a shot at the playoffs.
That's despite the fact New York is 4-7, coming off an embarrassing loss to New England, and hasn't won two straight games all season.
Hardly the résumé of a team with its sights set on playing past Week 17.
Ryan has hope, though, and it comes from the fact the Jets have five games left, all against opponents with records below .500. So, the message, even if it appears unrealistic to most, from Ryan to his players is simple: Run the table and see what happens.
''Heck yeah,'' Ryan said Monday. ''That's your goal. Absolutely, that's what you're trying to do. Our goal was to beat New England also, but that never worked out.''
That's for sure. The Patriots thrashed the Jets 49-19 on Thanksgiving night on national television, scoring 35 points in the second quarter, including three touchdowns in a 52-second span.
''Everyone was shaking their heads thinking, 'How did that happen?''' cornerback Antonio Cromartie said.
Ryan called it ''a nightmare,'' a dismal performance that some could consider the lowest point of his nearly four-year tenure as Jets coach.
The lasting image from the game — Mark Sanchez fumbling the ball after running into right guard Brandon Moore's backside — was still a big topic of conversation on sports radio and blogs four days later.
''It's time to move on,'' linebacker Bryan Thomas said. ''We know the mistakes we had in the game. ... We know we stunk it up. That's pretty much what we did. We know we did, but what can we do about it? There's nothing we can do about it. Hats off to the Patriots. They played a fantastic game, and now we move on to Arizona.''
The slumping Cardinals have lost seven in a row after opening the season 4-0. Then, the Jets are at Jacksonville (2-9), at Tennessee (4-7), home for San Diego (4-7) and at Buffalo (4-7).
Winnable? Maybe. But all five opponents probably feel the same about their games against the Jets.
''I'm saying right now that I'm not going to make a guarantee that we're going to make the playoffs or that deal,'' Ryan said. ''We have to get better. It has to start right now.''
Even if the Jets win all five, they might still miss out on the postseason for the second straight year. Big changes could come after that, with Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum on the hot seat, and several key players, including Moore, Dustin Keller, Shonn Greene, LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell, in line to become free agents.
Many Jets players insist they aren't thinking about any of that, but rather they're focused on Arizona.
''We're playing for pride,'' running back Joe McKnight said. ''And we still have a chance to make the playoffs.''
Added Thomas: ''You can't look ahead. What are we going to look ahead for? We're not playing those guys. We're playing Arizona. We're playing the Cardinals. That's what we're looking forward to doing.''
While the Jets have their own quarterback woes with Sanchez struggling and backup Tim Tebow dealing with two broken ribs, the Cardinals are down to third-stringer Ryan Lindley. Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said his team is sticking with the rookie, who threw three interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, in his first NFL start Sunday, until Kevin Kolb is back from injured ribs.
Whomever the quarterback, the Jets need big-time improvements in a hurry.
''It's not that we need to get better, we need to eliminate the mistakes,'' Cromartie said. ''We need to eliminate the turnovers, the penalties.''
Cromartie said after the loss to the Patriots that he had no idea why the team has been so error-prone this season, and still had no answers Monday. The game against New England included five turnovers by the offense and special teams, while the defense allowed a season-high 475 yards as the Patriots went 11 for 15 on third-down conversions.
''Some of the better defenses, they play well consistently, and I think that's not what we've been doing,'' Cromartie said. ''We haven't been playing well consistently. We've been up and down and that's something you can't have as a defense, especially when your offense is struggling at times. We've got to be the backbone of this team.''
While in-fighting in the locker room helped derail the Jets' season a year ago, there appears to be none of that this year. At least none that is evident, as there was then as Sanchez and the offensive line clashed with wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
''A team stays together no matter what,'' Cromartie said. ''That's a team. The way you get through it is by everybody sticking together and standing together, and believing in each other.''
But, does this team think it has a chance to roll through the next five weeks and make the playoffs?
''I don't even know what I believe right now, the way we've been playing,'' Cromartie said. ''There's five games left, and anything can happen.''
Landry also danced around the same question.
''We can fight,'' Landry said with a grin, ''and win ballgames.''
NOTES: Ryan said he was ''disappointed'' at hearing that Ed Anzalone - who led the ''J-E-T-S'' chants at home games for years - announced in a guest column in Metro New York that he is no longer going to games as Fireman Ed because of increasing ''confrontations'' with fans, many of whom take exception to him wearing Sanchez's No. 6 jersey. ''I love that guy's passion and energy that he would bring and, really, he's a great fan,'' Ryan said. ''I really admire him. ... I like Fireman Ed. If he could play linebacker, I'd use him.'' ... Moore took exception to NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth's description of the play in which Sanchez ran into him. Collinsworth said New England's Vince Wilfork threw Moore into Sanchez, and compared it to how Reggie White used to ''forklift'' offensive linemen. Replays showed that Moore fell when Sanchez ran into his backside. ''The Collinsworth guy, never really been a big fan of his,'' Moore said.
Posted 11 Oct 20122012-10-03-hoculi
5:30PM EST October 3. 2012 - In an NFL season where the officials have been the main story of the first four weeks, Ed Hochuli has been even more in the limelight than ever. Known for his physique and loquacious on-field explanations, Hochuli graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated in a feature about the return of the league's regular refs.
Throughout his reporting of the piece, writer Steve Rushin uncovered a few facts that most people didn't know about the 61-year-old Phoenix resident.
1) Hochuli's grandchildren have their own football-related nickname for him.
The referee's ten grandchildren refer to him as "Papa T," which is short for Papa Touchdown. Hochuli can be sure that he'll be hearing that nickname plenty on the field in weeks to come.
2) He spends 100 hours a week on the job, splitting 50 hours each between his law firm and his NFL duties.
The Canadian man who won $725,000 on the officiating error in the Week 3 Green Bay - Seattle game should be thankful that the replacement officials didn't work quite so hard.
3) The man known for his massive biceps has no idea how much weight he can bench press.
Despite spending two hours a day in the gym, Hochuli told the magazine "I don't know how much I can lift because if I can't lift it six times I'll reduce the weight. I don't want to lift 300 pounds. At my age, my joints can't take it."
4) Hochuli has an affinity for Cheetos.
He claims the snack food is his "Kryptonite" while maintaining an otherwise strict diet, saying that "You'll know why," if his uniform is ever covered in orange dust. We'd rather see him dance like this at midfield.
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