Mark Cannizzaro Fan Chat Transcript
By Jets Staff
September 21st, 2005
[Buzzsaw] 8:13 pm: Hi Mark -- what do you think of Adrian Jones so far?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:16 pm: Jones has been pretty good. He's been better in run blocking than pass protect so far. He gave up a blatant sack against the Dolphins Sunday. But he's going to be a goods player.

[cr726] 8:17 pm: Kareem seems to be doing the same for the Giants, but for a ton more money.

[Buzzsaw] 8:17 pm: Any news on Erik Coleman, post-surgery?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:18 pm: Coleman said today he plans on trying to play Sunday with a cast on. Heís listed as questionable

[cr726] 8:18 pm: Mark, did the Phins focus their D on Baker or was he just not getting open?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:19 pm: Not necessarily. They dolphins were so aggressive with the pass rush that the Jets thought they could hit some long balls on them, which they tried ... to so so success.

[cr726] 8:19 pm: Buzz, what was Drew Carey doing on the sidelines as a photographer?

[Buzzsaw] 8:20 pm: Don't know if that was him or someone who looked just like him -- was that really him?

[cr726] 8:20 pm: Mark, I was at the game Sunday and I am worried about Pennington's arm.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:21 pm: Will we see more of Jolley and even Cotchery in the O? Any plans to activate Houston?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:21 pm: Pennington, as we all know, doesnít have a strong arm, that said, he needs to be able to step into his throws to get the right velocity on them. He can't flick the bal down the field like a Mcnabb or Mcnair or some of the strong armed qbs. His shoulder is probably still not 100-percent and wonít be until midseason perhaps, though the jets are quiet to admit that.

[cr726] 8:22 pm: I hope he gets better with time.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:23 pm: Iím not sure how healthy Houston is right now and I expect Curtis to be active Sunday, though the jets should use Blaylock a lot. Jolley Iím just not sure of. They need Baker in there for his blocking, so Jolley's chances are in the 2 TE formation and there are only so many of those.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:23 pm: Do you see Pouha getting more reps as he settles in?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:24 pm: I think Pennington is going to be all right cr, you have to remember heís coming off major surgery, is learning a new offensive system that's asking him to do different things than he's used to. Heís enough of a gamer and smart enough that he'll still be able to help win games as he gets better.

[cr726] 8:25 pm: I hope so too. Some of his reads were so off and that is not like him at all

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:25 pm: Jumbalaya, yes the jets want to work him in more and they will. That interior line can sue some help, because Iím not sold on reed, though reed was better this week.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:25 pm: What effect/advantage do you see with Hemerdinger on the sidelines as oppose to the booth? Why was he up there in KC? The noise?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:27 pm: Dinger would rather be upstairs because he can see the running plays develop up there. But Pennington wants him on the field, so heís on the field. On the field dinger can handle situations more hands on, which is what Pennington likes. Dinger told me he's on the field for the year, but joked that the offense better play well if he has to freeze his *** off in December down there.

[hofstra_justin] 8:27 pm: How much of a hit does the Jax defense take with the loss of Darius

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:28 pm: I think it's a major hit. The guy was a great run force player as well as a ball hawk.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:29 pm: Yeah, they're not exactly lighting up the board. Almost makes Hacket look not so bad.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:29 pm: Not so fast with the forlorn we miss Hackett stuff. Give this guy time.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:29 pm: This guy will prove to be less predictable and more dynamic than Hackett.

[cr726] 8:30 pm: Hackett was never aggressive, at least Dinger seems to be

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:30 pm: Dinger won't play not to lose

[cr726] 8:30 pm: Good point

[JumbalayaJet] 8:31 pm: No, that wasn't serious. We've all had enough of PH. I just hope we for a 30pt game so I can stop worrying.

[cr726] 8:31 pm: Would you rather have Lamont Jordan with Curtis already banged up?

[Buzzsaw] 8:32 pm: Mark --- Curtis Martin. Majority of the fans I've talked to think he's lost a step. Is this an o-line problem or is it Martin?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:35 pm: Itís a slow start by the OL, which is struggling, I think. Iíd rather have Jordan, because heís more a big play maker, but I like Blaylock and think he's pretty good.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:35 pm: Has Mark Brown completely switched to Mike back-up, or is there a chance we'll see him spell Hobson?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:36 pm: He'll spell Hobson at times, but Hobson is better this year and more entrenched in that job. They used brown in some 3-4 alignments vs. Miami, which was effective. That got reed out of there,

[cr726] 8:36 pm: What do you think about DRob's play thus far?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:37 pm: He's struggling... with that cast on his hand he can't tackle the way he wants to.

[JIMBOJET28] 8:37 pm: mark, I noticed that after Fabini got ate up by bell last week, and Taylor was getting t o him early, we didnít really utilize the tight ends in the passing game b/c they were doubling Taylor. Do you think that this is going to be the case all eason

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:38 pm: Could be another 3 4 weeks with the cast, though they might shave it down.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:39 pm: I think it's going to be the case while Fabini struggles and/or when he matches up against a speed guy that's going to give him trouble. He has definitely struggled. That's a good point.

[JumbalayaJet] 8:39 pm: Haven't seen much blitzing from Donnie so far. With J Abe back they probably don't need to take risks, but do you think we'll see some more aggressive calls?

[JIMBOJET28] 8:39 pm: it would be a shame b/c we gave up a 1st rounder for Jolley and Baker looked good

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:40 pm: Jimbo, I think they didnít realize what they had in Baker and misused that no. 1 pick.

[cr726] 8:41 pm: Will they create different plays for Blaylock or will he run the same as Curtis

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:41 pm: Jumbalaya, youíre right, Donnie has kept it ore basic. You figure this: the defense was on its heels from the start in KC, and last week they tried to simplify things to get the players to play. I think you'll see more aggressiveness once Donnie is confident his players can handle it. Heís sent some guys, though, Hobson came on a nice blitz and he sent Coleman a couple times.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:42 pm: Same plays for Blaylock. He runs somewhat similar to Curtis. He looks small when you stand next to him, but heís a tough runner.

[echo3red5] 8:42 pm: Iím a big fan Mark and I have got to say this but it hurts the team when a banged up Martin plays and a good running back sits. We spent 4 years with Jordon on the bench and it was all Curtis. If another back say Steven Jackson or Blaylock had as many carries as Martin did last year He would have been over 2000 yards. What is your thoughts on this is there to much loyalty and respect for Martin that it causes bad football decisions?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:44 pm: I agree and disagree. I believe in martin. I think he still has it and is the heartbeat of the locker room. What I think herm should do Sunday is play Blaylock a lot. Curtis is going to be well enough to play, but historically, the game he plays after an injury is never a productive performance.

[JIMBOJET28] 8:46 pm: I donít know if this was asked, but could you assess Eric Bartons performance so far, he seems kind of pedestrian out there, opposed to last year when he was an absolute ball hawk and maniac?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:47 pm: It's early, so I give him some benefit of doubt, but you're right, he has not made any impact plays yet. I throw him and the entire defense a bit off a pass, because I think Kansas city debacle was so out of character it was like a lost Sunday

[ThisIsOurYear] 8:49 pm: Hi, is there any reason Doug Jolley is not in the scheme?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:50 pm: Because Jolley isn't a great blocker, they need baker in there to block, meaning the only chances for Jolley are going to come in two tight end alignments, and there are only so many of those to dial up.

[echo3red5] 8:50 pm: The problem I also see is that they will not have the heart to cut Curtis when the time comes because of the Loyalty issue. Good business in football is to know when to let go and I think this should be one if not the last year for him because Blaylock or whoever will go on to greener pastures just like Jordon. You would not see Bellicheck making loyalty or respect decisions when it comes to winning and lets face it in this era of football he is the example they should all follow. Do you see this?

[ThisIsOurYear] 8:51 pm: Mark, do you think they regret trading for Jolley?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:55 pm: Why are you in such a hurry to run Curtis martin out of town? The guy is the reigning nfl rushing champion. What am I missing here?

[JIMBOJET28] 8:55 pm: I agree mark.

[ThisIsOurYear] 8:55 pm: Agreed.

[JIMBOJET28] 8:56 pm: kind of like giants fans w/ Phil Simms, he'll get his due in 2015

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:56 pm: I think itís too early to regret the trade for Jolley. Let this thing play out. The early results are obviously not great but this is incomplete.

[ThisIsOurYear] 8:57 pm: Mark, on the other hand it looks like Baker is ready to break out. Do you think he has potential to be a star? Or is that too much?

[JIMBOJET28] 8:57 pm: Curtis has started slow b4 also and finished w/ big years

[JETSGIRL80] 8:58 pm: about Curtis no way run him out of town, but I think they need to play blaylock a lot more this week!

[Mark Cannizzaro] 8:58 pm: star might be too much, but he's a better player than the jets thought he was. .. And better than I thought he was .. based, of course on Kansas city game. That needs to take place more often, though

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:00 pm: they should play blaylock more this week. In four games Curtis has gutted out and played the week after getting injured as a jet, he's rushed for 118 yards on 45 carries for a 2.6-yard average. Against a tough jax defense I would expect more of the same if he's not 100-percent

[ThisIsOurYear] 9:00 pm: How do you assess the Jags as an opponent. Their Defense has been pretty tough

[JIMBOJET28] 9:00 pm: 1 positive this I think has been overlooked so far is that ty law seems healthy and has been very productive....

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:01 pm: defense is tough, leftwich and offense, potentially explosive, but leftwich is hampered with an injury this week. This should be another low scoring game in the teens, an angst struggle 14-10 17-13 deal.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:01 pm: Ty law is chipping rust off and looking pretty good while doing it. Weíre going to see a lot more and better of law as the season progresses.

[Mr. Schnitzer] 9:05 pm: Mark, during this week's game I could swear Hackett snuck into the booth upstairs while Dinger was on the sidelines and was calling the plays. Agree?

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:06 pm: no I don't. Dinger tried to get the ball down the field. Chad threw some floaters. I liked the game-clinching drive. That was well called.

[JIMBOJET28] 9:08 pm: the game outside of ours that intrigues me this week is new england vs pittsburgh, do you think that could be a telling game about our hated rivals?

[Mr. Schnitzer] 9:09 pm: Prediction on the next game

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:10 pm: I think it will. Pats are in middle of a hellacious sched stretch and belichick was pissed about last week's sloppy performance - turnovers, etc. Iím interested to see how well pats rebound in a tough spot.

[Mark Cannizzaro] 9:11 pm: prediction for this week's jets jags .... jets grind another one out .. say 20-14