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Hold Your Happiness: Wins Over The Scrubs, Losses To The Elites, Nothing New Here

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I’m just as happy as anyone else that we had a dominating win with an in-sync offense yesterday, but let’s look in the mirror and be real folks:

2-2 is exactly where we had this team pegged with Chad Pennington’s balloons, and 3-1 is what we wished for with Brett Favre’s darts. Cake-like wins over the Dolphins and Cardinals with decisive defeats to the Patriots and Chargers is not something to throw a party over.

Our expectations now should be a 3-0 run heading into Buffalo at 5-2. Anything less would be a big disappointment. Clearly Mr. Favre is now “comfortable” in our offense, but our defense and special teams need lots of work. Our head coach is a 50/50 proposition at best, rolling the dice strangely, bowing to the will of public pressure.

The next month tells the tale of this season. The only elites left on the schedule (if you even want to call them that) are the Bills, Titans, and Broncos. Before we let that too make us all giddy, everyone else in the AFCE has a similarly easy schedule, so we must take care of business against the lesser teams if we’re going to make a run at the postseason at which point we will have to face an elite team or two and it’s going to be an unknown if we can handle them. So far, both tests have been failures.

SAR I

If Favre Was Chad, We’d Be Killing The Guy

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

I’ll start this of by repeating that I love the fact that we’ve got Brett Favre on the team from an entertainment perspective, but that it’s wrong for us long-term.

We’ve got 8 quarters of live NFL football to judge our new quarterback, and it’s not pretty. What we now know:

1. Putting Brett Favre in an offense designed for Chad Pennington isn’t working. Favre’s dinks/dunks aren’t any more effective than Chad’s. The occassional long-ball is a big win but the more-than-occassional huge mistake is a big loss. Right now, Favre looks like Chad The Game Manager with a bigger arm and a bigger ego. With Chad, was either a single or a walk. With Favre, it’s either a home run or a strikeout. In this offense, Favre’s downside is looking worse than Chad’s mediocrity.

2. Favre’s only brilliant play was the in-step TD to Cotchery in his very first quarter down in Miami.

3. Favre’s midfield Hail Mary’s only have a 25% success rate. The others were either close to being turnovers or were intercepted. The jump-ball TD in Miami was luck, not an offensive strategy.

4. Favre’s not seeing open receivers, he’s throwing up too many prayers, he holds onto the ball too long, he’s taking too many risks, he’s getting hit and fumbling, he’s tossing interceptions to the other team, he’s taking 25 yard losses on sacks, and he weakens as the games progress.

It’s 2 games into a long season and its no time to be too critical or panic. But the reality is that the Jets don’t know what to do with Favre and he’s not a great fit for an offense that is built on ball control and mistake-free operation. The Jets aren’t good enough to overcome blunders, and to date, Favre’s turnovers and drive-killing decisions almost cost us the Miami game and did cost us the Patriots game.

SAR I

The “We Should Tank The Season And That’s Okay” Blog

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

What are the 3 things New York Jets fans want the most?

1. An established, confident, winning head coach.

2. A quarterback.

3. Affordable PSL’s.

Tank the season, pay a Johnson’s ransom for Bill Cowher, get the #1 pick in the draft and take the best QB out there.

Look, we’re not making the playoffs with Clemens/Ainge, with the Patriots in our division, and with the wildcard depth that’s out there in the AFC. 10-6 didn’t get a wildcard last year, won’t this year either, and we have the look of 11-5 talent behind a 2-12 quarterback which reeks of a 7-9 season.

Tank. Reload. Afford.

SAR I