Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Nikki (who hasn't lost a round yet),
(and all 3 have lost once).
The tournament bracket is detailed below....
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- This weekend's tripping incident
- Pete Carroll giving the choke symbol
- Mark Sanchez eating a hotdog
- The Favre incident with a sideline reporter
- The team incident with the Spanish reporter in the locker room
- Joe Namath telling Susie Kolber he wanted to kiss her
- Anything that happened in the hbo show
The Jets have discovered that he strategically ordered players to "form a wall" in that specific place, and have now changed Alosi's suspension from "rest of the season" to "indefinite." Here's the play:
If you'll take his word for it, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said today that neither head coach Rex Ryan or special teams coach Mike Westhoff were involved in the plan.
"As we continued our investigation, we discovered some new information," Tannenbaum said in a conference call from the NFL owners meetings in Dallas, "and the players at the Miami game were instructed by Sal to stand where they were to force the gunner in the game to run around them."
To force the gunner to run around them, or to give them an opportunity to trip the gunner? It seems a little unlikely that the gunner would go all the way around them. Tripping him, as we all saw on Sunday, isn't all that far-fetched. That actually happened.
"Since the beginning of the year, we've been instructed to line up behind the (white) line," he said, adding that it was only Alosi who has told them to do so."
As far as further punishment goes, Tannenbaum says the Jets are still gathering information and that "all options are on the table." A lot of people felt like Alosi should've been fired for acting so recklessly to begin with. Now that there's evidence pointing to this being a premeditated plan, things seem even worse.
Monday, December 13, 2010
81 percent of SportsNation viewers think that Jets assistant Sal Alosi tripping the Dolphins Nolan Carroll was a fire-able offense.
SportsNation co-host Colin Cowherd disagrees, "I think you can suspend him but in this economy I don't think you fire coaches for making one knucklehead decision."
However, co-host Michelle Beadle agrees with viewers, "This could have been a lot worse. This could have resulted in a career ending injury. You don't want the representation of the Jets organization to be this."
Here are the results of today's other polls.
· 69% of SportsNation think the Metrodome collapsing was a bigger snow story than the Patriots dominating the Bears
· 21% of SportsNation is bothered that Tashard Choice asked Michael Vick for his autograph after the game
· 64% of SportsNation would have ignored DeSean Jackson's touchdown celebration if they were the Cowboys
[edit: mea culpa. I only heard part of the quote. What he actually said was that he never had a loss he liked. So, I took a dig at him for nothing - well not nothing, really, because he did go to the jets!]
JT wanted so badly to stick it to his former team. I think he wound up having a sack and a fumble recovery, but it performance left a lot to be desired.
Meanwhile, the guy who replaced him had a monster game, with back-to-back sacks to end the contest. It was very JT like, and as I've said all season "Jason who?"
Sunday, December 12, 2010
And with the weather such as it was (rainy), 10 points was a pretty good lead. I had said establishing and maintaining the run was going to be important, and was pretty sure that ball security was going to be key. Then, things started to go south on the ball security side for the Phins. There was turnover after turnover, and it sure looked like Miami was going to finally give away the lead. But Mark Sanchez looked really bad out there, partly due to Miami's defense, and partly because he is what he is. And the Jets could only manage 6 points.
So Miami hangs on to win 10-6, in spite of their best efforts to find a new way to lose. I thought for sure the Jets would manage to win given that this is the Fins, after all.
What surprised me most was just how many dropped picks Miami had. Sean Smith had at least 4 balls that hit him in the hands. Davis, Dansby, Sapp, and others all dropped at least one. Get one of those, and this may have been a very different day.
On the offensive side, the run game was reasonable, and there were holes that opened up. But once again the playcalling was suspect. Its 3rd and 3, and Miami goes shotgun and Henne mishandles the ball and ultimately turns it over. Really, on 3rd and 3? They did alright with the wildcat and had Ronnie throw a pass, but there was one sequence where they used it on a couple of downs and got called for a hold that negated its effectiveness.
And Chad Henne was just plain bad. He again couldn't find his receivers. He forced throws, didn't look guys off, threw behind, and so on. He had what should have been an intentional grounding (the ball didn't make it back to the line), and had one he threw when he crossed the line. Now it was wet, so I'll let some of the transgressions pass (pun intended), but I still saw mechanical things I didn't like. How about his 4th quarter 3rd and 4 decision where he took off running? Sure he managed to force the Jets to burn a timeout, but it looked awkward, and he 'telegraphed' his decision to run by tucking the ball away and just taking off. He never pumped, never made an effort to draw away the defenders. So he was stopped for maybe a 1-yard gain.
But be that as it may.
The Dolphins beat the Jets. That's always a good thing, especially against the self-proclaimed "superbowl champs"...I love seeing them look silly.
So....I am going to leave the vote on them open for a while longer. I went ahead and declared a winner in the Jessica-Brooke competition.
So, this week, we'll leave Lilly-Brianne open and add the Samantha-Nikki winner's bracket for your consideration.
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And frankly, that sounds like more fun than watching the Fins play live!
If we take just one of the last 4 games, this is the one I want. Beat those stinking, rotten Jets in their palatial stadium.
But I won't be surprised if the Jets somehow pull out a win...we'll see...
I'm sure there's some cosmic significance to the fact that the Dolphins early arrival and use of the Giants facility caused the Giants to have to stay late in Minnesota.