J-E-T-S….

It was a great run by the NY Jets and they have nothing to ashamed of; Jets’ fans have a lot to look forward to as they have a very good coach and QB.  In 2 seasons this combination has gained a lot of experience; not many coaches or QBs can claim the playoff success they have seen.  Yeah they have failed in the AFC championship games but they have gotten better and that is key.

Now I am far from a Jets fan and I will admit I enjoyed watching them take the loss yesterday, LOL!!  But I will give credit where credit is due, Ryan has created a way of thinking that has transformed into on the field success.

PLAY LIKE A JET!!!!

The next challenge for Ryan will be to make sure that his confidence doesn’t turn into negative arrogance.  Those who remember Rex’s father Buddy Ryan will recall that Buddy also had early success with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Buddy success was fleeting as he let his arrogance/antics take center stage instead of his coaching, hopefully Rex will learn from his dad’s mistakes.

The Jets may not have the tradition of the NY Giants, but they are building something nice over there in Jets land.  All I ask is that they leave the Dougie behind in the 2010-2011 season archive, PLEASE!!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Takeover Thursday – Is Darrelle Revis channeling his inner Deion Sanders??

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So Darrelle Revis decided he will not be showing up to Jets training camp because his feelings are “hurt” that the NY Jets have not renegotiated his contract so that he can be paid like the top cornerback in the NFL. I understand how the NFL works and I am sympathetic to football players as they unlike other other major sports for the most part play with non-guaranteed contracts; meaning that if they get hurt teams can cut them without honoring the rest of their contracts. So I usually always support players holding out for more upfront guaranteed money, except there is something not right about the Revis situation.

There is no doubt that Revis is the top cornerback in the NFL and he deserves a raise; but should he be a disruption to the team when they are looking to make a run to the Super Bowl?

I say NO!!!!

Revis is acting like a spoiled brat, you know what fuck it; he is acting like a dick! Yes he is the top corner in the league and he is currently the 6th highest paid corner in the NFL, but this is the contract he negotiated with the Jets. As a matter of fact before he played a down in the NFL he held out for money; he wanted more money up front and got it. So what’s the problem? He can’t be afraid of getting hurt and not being paid? If he would have showed up to camp he would have made a guaranteed $20 Million for 2010 and 2011; while he could have still been negotiating a new contract with the Jets. It has been reported that the Jets have offered Revis 2 contracts; it is said one offer would have extended his contract by 6 years while making something like $12 million a year. Not saying he should take that offer but it at least shows the Jets are willing to talk. In my opinion this hold out is a drastic move by Revis that will not only hurt the Jets but I believe the valuable time he is missing in training camp will hurt him this year. Not many players can pull a ‘Favre’ and miss significant time in training camp and perform at a top-level during the season.

So is this all about Revis being “hurt, frustrated and feeling unappreciated” by the Jets? I think Revis just needs to admit what this is all about… Don’t cry about being hurt or not feeling appreciated; keep it real! Revis wants to be like the greatest cornerback Deion Sanders, he just wants to be able to sing that classic jam, “Must Be the Money”

Of course since he is not a camp Revis has more time to run around Dick’s Sporting Goods store yelling Darrelle Reeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvvviiiiiiissssssssssssss………………..

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – The NY Jest, I mean Jets…..

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After a very productive 2009 season with Rex Ryan at the helm and rookie QB Mark Sanchez managing the offense on the field, how will the Jets follow-up the 2009 season?

Well, they go out and make some big deals to bring in some great (albeit in some cases troubled) talent to strengthen the team. By far the Jets have made the most moves this offseason, but how will these moves pan out for the NY Jets?

Key Additions (not including draft):
1. LaDainian Tomlinson
2. Santonio Holmes
3. Jason Taylor
4. Antonio Cromartie

Key Subtractions:
1. Thomas Jones
2. Alan Faneca
3. Leon Washington

So who exactly is running the Jets?

With all the additions the Jets look like a Fantasy Team that some dork put together while listening to WFAN!

What is the deal with all these moves? I would say the best move for the Jets made was getting Santonio Holmes, even though he will be suspended for the first 4 games he is still the best PROVEN talent. I know Jason Taylor and Tomlinson have the resumes, but sooner or later father time will have to catch up with Taylor (we saw a glimpse of that in Washington). As for Tomlinson I think he is done; I don’t believe he can just turn it on now that he is a NY Jet. Tomlinson (No, I will not refer to him as LT!) was not hitting the hole as quickly as he had in his great years with the Bolts; once you lose that it’s over!

Then you have Cromartie, if you look at his stats 2 years ago then you have a great player; but that is a big IF! He has looked suspect on the field and seemed to be too involved in reading his press clippings. Now maybe he will be motivated by all the babies he has to feed, that still remains to be seen!

Adding a lot of talent in one year is not always a good thing; many times it is about bringing in the right people. Chemistry goes a long way, some times having chemistry will take your team further than talent. The Jets sacrificed big time leaders in Thomas Jones and Alan Faneca when they let them go; you can never under-estimate locker-room presence. Out of all the moves the Jets made this offseason Jason Taylor is their best bet at being a veteran leader.

Bottom line, no matter how good you look on paper it is all about what happens on the field! A couple of key injuries can really change season; unlike in Fantasy Leagues it is a little more difficult to make deals to better your squad in mid-season. Oh well, good luck to Gang Green!

I still believe the Jets will always come up short, and that is due to Joe Namath selling his and the Jets’ soul to the devil in exchange for that Super Bowl III victory over the Colts!!!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!

Militant Mondays – Santonio Holmes

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Let’s cut to the chase, has Ben Roethlisberger been accused of sexual assault twice? Yes! Did Big Ben crash his motorcycle while only having a temporary permit? Yes! Should he be suspended by the NFL or the Pittsburgh Steelers? Absolutely!

In comparison should we cry foul because Santonio Holmes was traded by Pittsburgh to the NY Jets for his off the field activity while it appears Big Ben will be able to stick with the Steelers? HELL NO!!!!

Holmes was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on May 27, 2006 for disorderly conduct. Charges were subsequently dropped after Holmes paid a fine. Holmes was arrested for a second time on June 18, 2006 for domestic violence and assault in Columbus, Ohio. The charges were later dropped.

On October 23, 2008, Holmes was arrested in Pittsburgh and cited by officers for possession of marijuana. He released an apology after missing a game, stating that he wished to “focus all of [his] efforts on helping our team win on the field and achieve its ultimate goal.”

On March 24, 2010, Anshonae Mills filed a lawsuit against Holmes over a March 7 incident in which she alleges Holmes threw a glass at her in a Orlando nightclub, resulting in a cut above her eye. Initially, Mills did not pursue charges, claiming Holmes and the police intimidated her into it, but the case has been reopened. eye-witness have since then admitted to throwing the glass. Subsequently, after a Twitter comment criticizing the nightclub incident, Holmes told the follower to “kill urself.” He later Tweeted it was time to “wake n bake,” a reference to marijuana.

Throughout the day I read tweets and emails from people trying to figure out if Big Ben will be traded or suspended like Holmes was. People also mentioned race as the reason why Holmes was receiving the more harsh punishment. Should this really be a concern?

Should we be more worried about why Holmes can’t seem to get his act together? Here you have a Super Bowl MVP who has not reached the prime of his career but he cannot get out of his own way. If Santonio Holmes doesn’t care about his career why should I or anyone else? We wouldn’t have to care if Holmes is getting the same treatment as Big Ben if Holmes kept his ass out of trouble. It’s time Black athletes cleaned up their acts; some reading this may ask, What about Ben Roethlisberger? I say f**k Ben, he doesn’t represent me. When I am at work or hanging my White friends they are not asking me about Matt Jones or Ben Roethlisberger’s of the world. Nah, they are asking me about Milton Bradley, Mike Vick, Plaxico Burress, and Santonio Holmes. I can’t make excuses for criminal acts/dumbass behavior anymore; no more debates concerning athletes who commit crimes, and no more discussions about whether or not the punishment fits the crime. As long as the punishment is within the law on the books, oh well!

With all that said, I hope Holmes will mature and continue to be a top wide receiver in the league. Playing for a NYC (albeit in Jersey) is a great opportunity, either you will be a star here or it will be a spring-board to bigger and better things. You don’t want to be the subject of a “Where Are They Now” story, nobody wants to be the next Timmy Smith!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!