Archive for November, 2010

Megatron, Meet Revis-Prime

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Last week Jets offensive-lineman Damien Woody told reporters that it was he who, in 2007 while in playing for the Lions, first dubbed the physical freak of a wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, ‘Megatron.’

Woody acknowledged that ex-Lions, turned Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is the one who is credited with the nickname, but Woody says it was his creation and yesterday Woody brought along some backup to help defeat the alien machine.

Some of you may not have grown up watching the classic kids television show, “Transformers,” luckily Hollywood went and made two movies about it so the name Megatron, as well as how it applies to Johnson, should be recognized and respected. (more…)

Jets at Lions – Preview

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- The 5-2 Jets travel to Detroit looking to bounce back from their Halloween, ‘Fright-Fest,’ loss to the Packers by playing a young, talented and frisky 2-5 Detroit Lions. Don’t let the name of the franchise, or their record, fool you these are not the same joke of a football team the Lions have been in recent memory, this team is loaded with talented weapons.

When and Where?: 1:00 P.M. at Ford Field Detroit Michigan

Lions at 2-5, How Did They Get There?: The Lions lost their first four games of the season, but they proved to no longer be pushovers as they lost three of those four games by less than one touchdown. They did this after losing their starting quarterback Matt Stafford at the end of the first-half of their first game of the season in a 19-14 loss to the Bears, in which you might remember Calvin Johnson’s nonchalant response to catching a potential game-winning touchdown pass caused the catch to be ruled incomplete. With backup Shaun Hill taking over for the injured Stafford the Lions went on to lose a tough game against the Eagles where Michael Vick exploded on the Lions early and although they put up a valiant comeback effort they still fell three points short in a 35-32 loss.

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Sanchez Vs. Stafford, the Battle of Second-Year QB’s

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- In any sport, well mainly just basketball and football as they are the only sports that get people to pay attention to their drafts, players will always be forever linked with other players from their same draft class.

This is especially true of quarterbacks, how many times have you heard a fan of one team complain about a draft choice from five-years ago because their team selected a player who produced much less than a specific player taken later in the draft? Think back to the year 2000, how many of these names do you recognize? (more…)

Sanchez Still His Harshest Critic

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Sunday’s loss wasn’t even close to being all on Mark Sanchez, but Sanchez refuses to make any excuses and place the blame on anyone other than himself.

Win or lose, every week Sanchez takes the same approach. Every single week Sanchez strives to improve and while he has received his fair share of criticism from fans and the media alike for his play in recent weeks he insists no one is as hard on him than he is.

When asked if after looking at the tape he thought he might have been a little too critical of himself considering the drops, penalties and the nature of his two interceptions, Sanchez refused to bite. (more…)

Focus Turns to Detroit and Fixing Dropped Passes

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.-On Monday the Jets players talked about how important it was that they put Sunday’s loss to the Packer’s behind them and turned the page to focus their attention to Detroit. At today’s practice it was clear that, that’s exactly what the Jets are doing.

As the media walked towards the practice field this morning, Eminem’s “Welcome to Detroit City,” blasted through the speakers as the players were stretching. The timing was perfect the song was half way through by the time the media was in earshot, but the message was clear, the Jets focus is on going into Detroit and completing their mission.

Not surprisingly the next song that came ringing through the air was another Eminem song, “Lose Yourself,” you know the song with the hook so catchy even people who hate rap and or Eminem admit to loving. (more…)

Disgusted, Embarrassing and Inexcusable

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Florham Park, N.J- Those were just some of the most throw around words heard here at the Jets practice facilities today. There was no practice today, just film study which some of the players said afterwards was excruciatingly painful to watch.

“Unexcusable, I’m sorry, inexcusable.” Santonio Homes said, “Everything that happened was inexcusable, there’s no pointing fingers everybody takes the blame in our offensive room, get it corrected and get ready to roll next week.”

“You got grown men playing a sport that we love to play, object of the game is to put points on the board by any means and we went out and had zero points on the game. Unacceptable by us as a team, offense, defense (and) special teams.” Said Holmes. (more…)

Plenty to Blame All Around, But This One’s On the Coaches

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- There was a whole lot that went wrong as the ghosts of Jets past reared it’s ugly head on Halloween day, but the coaching staff as a whole bears the brunt of the blame for this colossal failure of a game.

Sure Mark Sanchez threw two interceptions in Packers territory, but apparently I didn’t get the memo that simultaneous possession as the receiver hits the ground is meaningless now. Either way Cotchery and Keller both have to do a better job of establishing possession and keeping it until well after the play is done. (more…)