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    Jets extend Moore & Pennington doesn't think he can play

    Jets extend Brandon Moore after refusing, trading Kendall
    BY RICH CIMINI
    DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
    Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 4:00 AM

    The Jets refused to give left guard Pete Kendall a $1 million raise this season because he still had three years remaining on his contract, ultimately trading him, but they've done just that with Brandon Moore. The veteran right guard has signed a new contract that will raise his base pay this season to $1.8 million, according to an NFL source - coincidentally, a $1 million raise.

    The breakdown of the contract wasn't immediately available last night, but it's believed that Moore, unhappy with his previous deal (which went through 2010), is now under contract through 2013. Moore, 27, is the longest-tenured member of the offensive line. He left training camp for a half-day as a form of protest, and now he has been appeased.

    On the surface, the Moore deal conflicts with the organization's philosophy of waiting to rework contracts. With Kendall, the Jets refused to budge, leading to a summer of acrimony. They dealt him to the Redskins, who gave Kendall the money he was seeking.

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    Wednesday, September 12, 2007
    BY DAVE HUTCHINSON
    Star-Ledger Staff

    Jets quarterback Chad Pennington is telling people close to him that he doesn't think he's going to play on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, a person with knowledge of those conversations and the condition of the QB's injured right ankle said yesterday.

    That person spoke on the condition of anonymity because official injury information is supposed to be released by the club.

    "Chad doesn't think he could play this week," the person said yesterday. "He said the ankle is really sore. He wants to play and he's going to give it a try, but he doesn't think he's going to play."

    Pennington, who would be replaced by second-year pro Kellen Clemens, suffered what is believed to be a severely bruised ankle when he was sacked by defensive end Jarvis Green in the third quarter of the Jets' 38-14 drubbing by the Patriots on Sunday at Giants Stadium. He returned to the game for one series but had a pronounced limp. After leading the Jets to a touchdown, he then took himself out.

    Should Clemens start, it would be his first career start.

    Wednesday is the most intense and important practice of the week and it's unlikely Pennington will practice full today. It's also the day teams put in their game plans. With the Jets facing an aggressive, blitz-happy team like the Ravens and Pennington being less than full strength, it makes sense to hold him out and not risk further injury with his limited mobility.

    That, however, could open the door for a quarterback controversy. If Clemens plays well, especially against a top-notch defense like the Ravens, will coach Eric Mangini go back to a gimpy Pennington or stick with Clemens?

    Clemens, the heir apparent to Pennington, had a stellar preseason and appears to have a promising future. But Pennington, an eighth-year pro, gives the Jets the best chance to win now. Mangini spent his Monday news conference dodging questions about his confidence in Clemens.

    At the very least, should Clemens play well and Mangini still goes back to Pennington, the leash on Pennington will become even shorter.

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    wheres thel ogic in giving moore a mil but not kendall. this team is so f'ed up.

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    I just read on CBSSportsline that Pennington does not think he will be able to play on Sunday.

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    Good for Moore and good for Penny in making that decision of not risking playing because of the way he feels and the team he's about to face.

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    i don't think any fan knows the real story. the only one's that do are mangini, tannenbaum and kendall. who knows how this all would have played out had kendall not started flapping his gums and causing issues in camp. i don't believe kendall actually thought he would have been traded but once the issue reached a tipping point, his departure was inevitable.

    what also bothers me is the way the so called jets media handles things. they target in on the players who "speak their minds" and by doing so actually fan the flames, so to speak. if they had the jets best interests at heart instead of trying to sell newspapers they would have stayed away from him knowing that his thoughts aren't necessarily objective in nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daveeeooo
    wheres thel ogic in giving moore a mil but not kendall. this team is so f'ed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sameoldjets
    i don't think any fan knows the real story. the only one's that do are mangini, tannenbaum and kendall.

    exactly...we did not trade him b/c of $1 mil, lets be realistic people. there was more to it, which we may never know.

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    Chad doesn't think he can play? He must be reading SAR I's threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveeeooo
    wheres thel ogic in giving moore a mil but not kendall. this team is so f'ed up.
    The logic? Moore was the lowest paid starting offensive lineman in the entire NFL. Plus, he didn't whine publicly about his contract like Kendall did.

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    Maybe this was purposely leaked about Pennington to throw off the Ravens and he will play?
    Mangini mind games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveeeooo
    wheres thel ogic in giving moore a mil but not kendall. this team is so f'ed up.
    Moore kept his mouth shut and didn't publicly try to undermine the organization. I think this sends a positive message to the players that if you keep your mouth shut and just play you will be taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMC
    The logic? Moore was the lowest paid starting offensive lineman in the entire NFL. Plus, he didn't whine publicly about his contract like Kendall did.
    but he's also average at best which warrants his salary....based on his performances giving him more money now is ridiculous considering the fact he has a long term deal and this could've been done at the end of the year if his performance was on an upswing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMC
    The logic? Moore was the lowest paid starting offensive lineman in the entire NFL. Plus, he didn't whine publicly about his contract like Kendall did.
    What difference does that make? Kendall was STILL the better lineman.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    but he's also average at best which warrants his salary....based on his performances giving him more money now is ridiculous considering the fact he has a long term deal and this could've been done at the end of the year if his performance was on an upswing.....
    But he was paid well below average, so that doesn't warrant the salary. If he is the lowest paid starting offensive lineman in the NFL, under your reasoning, he should be the worst starting offensive lineman in the NFL. But that is not the case.

    Plus, on a separate note, Clement, Moore, Mangold, and D'Brick all gave up sacks this past Sunday. D'Brick got blown up 1-on-1 which led to Chad's injury. Kendall being gone had no bearing on those results. I like Kendall as a player, but we've seen him get blown up a couple of times. Clarke was the least of the Jets problems on the OLine Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveeeooo
    wheres thel ogic in giving moore a mil but not kendall. this team is so f'ed up.

    Moore is only 27 and handled the matter professionally. Unlike Kendall who was a big baby about it.

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    Pretty simple here. It's a business. Kendall's value as an asset was quickly depreciating while Moore is younger and still has some upside. He also handled it the right way, despite how woefully low his contract was. He must have had a terrible agent to do a long term deal at such low money, even before the explosion in salaries for guards.

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    WHo gave up the sack that led to Chad's injury?

    I thought it was the LG, but was it in fact Brick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet
    What difference does that make? Kendall was STILL the better lineman.........
    Yes, he was the better lineman, but what I'm saying is that the situation is apples and oranges. Moore's contract situation was completely separate than Kendall's. Kendall wanted to get back to about $3 million a year while Moore didn't want to be the lowest paid starting olineman in the NFL. That's a huge difference.

    Note, that lazy ass Cimini doesn't report the whole deal. He states that Moore will be paid $1.8 million this year. That's real money, not cap money. Cimini doesn't state whether that amount includes a signing bonus. Under normal practices, that $1.8 million in 2007 would include his full signing bonus so his actuall raise is NOT $1 million. Kendall wanted the 3 years of his deal to be $1 million raise for each year, not just 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vader
    WHo gave up the sack that led to Chad's injury?

    I thought it was the LG, but was it in fact Brick?
    Lord Vader, it was all D'Brick. Seymour's backup just blew up D'Brick and sacked Chad. It had nothing to do with Clarke.

    If D'Brick wasn't a freakin' bust this whole thing might not be an issue. He should be the anchor of the line, right now he's a rubber ducky.

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    Kendall sealed his fate (which was just fine with him) when he rolled on snap back to the QB and sailed another over his head in preseason. If Kendall was still a top notch o-lineman I can see there being more beefs about him getting punted but he's no pro bowler.

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    this doesn't need to be rehashed and the FO is bringing back up by doing this now, but they were unbelievably stupd-headed to have not paid Kendall.

    He may have been the least replaceable Herm-Era leftover.

    Vilma, Barrett, Pennington -- all these guys have decent or highly reputed backups.

    Kendall for a cool million is all it would have taken.

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