Ken Shroy

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  1. I have been in favor of his firing for many of the before mentioned reasons. Max said that Kacy Rodgers should be fired. I agree. But what would it mean if Bowles refused to fire him? That would be another indication of the unreasonable stubbornness we have seen from Bowles. Sar mentioned that Bowles lost the locker room and I agree. So we shall see how this team performs over the next 4 weeks, but I'm not hopeful.
  2. I think Mac is doing OK. IMHO he MAY have made 2 bad 2nd round pics. But he isn't the 1st GM to do that around here. So far, the 2nd round curse continues. Hopefully he is learning from his mistakes.
  3. Big Mo throwing the DB's under the Jet team bus. Typical Jets, but he's not way off either.
  4. The improbable story of Bryce Petty, who’s no longer ‘fat’ Bryce Petty With the 51st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected quarterback Christian Hackenberg of Penn State. With that pick, Bryce Petty knew his career with the Jets might soon be over. Just one year after taking Petty in the fourth round, the Jets took a younger quarterback, two rounds higher in the draft. Entering the season competing with Geno Smith and Hackenberg — behind incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick — a roster spot wasn’t guaranteed for Petty. But less than eight months later, Petty has been named the Jets’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season. “I’m not supposed to be here and I know that, so I don’t take this for granted,” Petty said Wednesday. “There’s not a lot of teams, that I know of anyways, that have taken four quarterbacks. I think it’s been years now since teams have done that. I really appreciate that and it’s something I think about on a daily basis. “My goal since I’ve been in here is to be the starter of the New York Jets. Whether they drafted a kid, I think that’s one of the things that keeps the drive in you, is that they’re always looking for somebody to replace you. … For me it was another reminder that this is for real. Got to put up or shut up kind of thing. It was great for me because I got to push myself and I’m here now.” With the Jets mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, coach Todd Bowles announced after Monday’s blowout loss to the Colts that Petty would take Fitzpatrick’s place, giving the 25-year-old a four-game audition to find out if he could be the quarterback of the future. It begins Sunday in San Francisco. It will be the start of an era — or just another failed quarterback experiment. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t know that,” Petty said when asked about what his performance might mean for his future. “For me, this is an awesome opportunity.” For months, Brandon Marshall has noticed the second-year quarterback preparing for the chance he didn’t know would come. “The first person I see every morning is Bryce Petty because he’s the first one in every day,” Marshall said. And that person is completely unrecognizable to Marshall, who previously knew Petty as an out-of-shape rookie. “Last year he was fat and overweight,” Marshall said. “I’m being honest. Fitz picked on him all year. … Now I can’t beat him in [here]. … He’s been doing that all year. His body has changed. He’s ripped up, he has abs and he’s focused. … He’s relentless about it.” The extra work hasn’t meant much for Petty in limited action. Appearing in relief in the loss to the Colts, Petty completed 11-of-25 passes for 135 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In his only career start Nov. 13 — in place of an injured Fitzpatrick — Petty was 19-of-32 for 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception, which sealed a 9-6 loss to the Rams. Now, for the first time, Petty knows he will be starting. He will spend the entire week taking first-team reps. He knows what’s ahead. He knows what’s being asked. He knows what’s at stake. “A full week of practice, him being the guy, we’ll see the progress he makes,” Bowles said. “See if he learned from the week before and see if he calms down and the game gets slower for him and he gains more confidence.” For Marshall, Wednesday’s practice already revealed a difference. “He looked really good,” Marshall said. “Sometimes you don’t want to say too much because you want to keep expectations low, but I thought he looked really poised and comfortable, more so than Monday night. He threw the ball extremely well and he threw it where it was supposed to go.” Sounds like he had a good practice yesterday. Let see how he looks on Sunday.
  5. Pass.
  6. That's what I took from this also. Just figured it is still newsy.
  7. Woody Johnson must pick Todd Bowles' replacement before Jets owner takes potential UK ambassador job Gary Meyers As long as Woody Johnson doesn't pick John Idzik as his chief of staff and Santonio Holmes as his embassy spokesman, he probably won't do too much damage to relations with the United States' chief ally as ambassador to Great Britain. Before Johnson treks off to jolly old England, if his buddy Donald Trump tabs him for the prestigious post that would require him to live abroad, he needs to fire Todd Bowles. Requirement for Bowles' replacement: An offensive coach with NFL head coaching experience. No more head coach rookies. No more defensive coaches. The clear-cut No. 1 candidate: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Big problem: Bill Belichick. Belichick, overbearing and unrealistic in his expectations regarding loyalty, would cut off their friendship if McDaniels ever took the Jets job, just like he did when his former assistant Eric Mangini was hired by the Jets in 2006. Mangini got even for the shoddy treatment — Belichick had his key card to the building turned off before Mangini could clear out his office — by blowing the whistle on Belichick in Spygate in 2007. McDaniels is considered Belichick's heir apparent in New England with no indication when Belichick is going to hang up his hoodie. He is the perfect coach for the Jets: He's a state-of-the-art offensive coach in a league that puts a premium on coaches and quarterbacks, and he's surely learned from failing in his first head coaching job in Denver. Meanwhile, the implications of Johnson living abroad and not around the Jets are enormous. Although he is not involved in the day-to-day football operations, no big football or business decision gets made without Johnson's input and approval. Pittsburgh owner Dan Rooney left the Steelers in the good hands of his son, team president Art II, who was already a major force in the organization, when he served as ambassador to Ireland from 2009-12. But none of Johnson's family members are involved with the Jets. Team president Neil Glat is Johnson's likely surrogate. Rooney had to give up his spots on league committees and his title with the Steelers went from chairman to chairman emeritus, although the NFL said Tuesday there was no league requirement for an owner to make any adjustments if he becomes an ambassador. Rooney lived in Ireland full-time and came home to see some games. He was in constant communication with the team executives. Johnson, in a diplomatic way, is going to have to make a major concession that not only the process was flawed that produced GM Mike Maccagnan and Bowles in 2015 but that the selection of Bowles was a mistake. That's going to take some serious swallowing of Johnson's pride, but Jets Nation gave him the go-ahead to make a coaching change once again by not bothering to show up for Monday night's 41-10 blowout loss to the mediocre Colts. So, where does Johnson go from here? Before we get into names, a few parameters on the search for a new head coach: -- Johnson has owned the Jets for nearly 17 years. He should have enough contacts and insight that he doesn't need to rely on outside consultants to make important hires. Head hunter Jed Hughes found Idzik in 2013. That didn't work out so well. Former GMs Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf led the search that resulted in Maccagnan and Bowles. Maccagnan worked for Casserly in Washington and Houston and Bowles played for Casserly in Washington. Casserly attempted to team him with Maccagnan's good friend, Bills coach Doug Marrone, but Johnson backed off Marrone when the potential hire was not received well in New York. Johnson picked Maccagnan and then Maccagnan signed off on Bowles. It was a shotgun wedding. They each report to Johnson. He didn't learn when he forced Rex Ryan on Idzik as a condition of employment. The GM has to have a say in hiring the coach. -- Bill Parcells, hired by Leon Hess in 1997, is the last Jets coach hired with NFL head coaching experience. Al Groh, who was hired by Parcells shortly after Johnson bought the team, is the last Jets coach with head coaching experience at any level. He was the head coach at Wake Forest from 1981-86. He quit the Jets after one season and was hired as head coach by Virginia, his alma mater. Since then for the Jets, it's been Herm Edwards, Mangini, Ryan and Bowles. All were defensive coaches, none had been a head coach at any level. Now, the candidates: -- McDaniels: He tried too hard to be Belichick when he was hired as the Broncos head coach in 2009. There is only one Belichick, thank goodness. McDaniels was just 33. He was fired during his second season in Denver after just 28 games with an 11-17 record. Bowles has coached the Jets for 28 games and is 13-15. McDaniel is beloved by Tom Brady. Can he do good work with a QB who is not the best in NFL history? I like his chances over Chan Gailey to develop Christian Hackenberg. You want the best coach on the staff coaching the quarterback, the most important player on the team. The head coach should be the best coach. -- Mike McCarthy, Packers head coach: Has his time run out at Lambeau? He's had Aaron Rodgers, one of the top three quarterbacks in the league, and been to just one Super Bowl in what is now Rodgers' ninth year starting. He is 110-61-1 in the regular season and 8-7 in the playoffs, including two losses at home to the Giants. Green Bay is just 6-6 this season. -- Lane Kiffin, Alabama offensive coordinator: He's only 41 and has lots of energy and personality. He was fired after 20 games (5-15) as Raiders head coach by Al Davis, but so was Mike Shanahan (8-12), who then won two Super Bowls with Denver. Kiffin was fired at the airport by USC athletic director Pat Haden upon returning from a 62-41 loss at Arizona St. early in his fourth season in 2013, but he inherited a bad situation with scholarship limitations from infractions incurred during Pete Carroll's regime. Nick Saban has praised Kiffin's work the last three years, transforming Alabama into a multi-dimensional offense. -- Jon Gruden: How much fun would Chuckie be on the New York stage? He hasn't coached since he was fired by the Bucs following the 2008 season, but is still a cutting-edge offensive coach who has stayed in touch with the game as an analyst on Monday Night Football and his pre-draft QB Camp series on ESPN. -- Todd Haley, Steelers offensive coordinator: He won over Big Ben, which is not easy. He's a former Jets assistant, a Parcells disciple and the son of Dick Haley, a former Jets personnel director. He was also the head coach of the Chiefs. He was 19-26 before he was fired late in his third season. He's an emotional coach, a nice changeup from Bowles. This is his fifth year with Roethlisberger. -- Scott Linehan, Cowboys offensive coordinator: He's done an amazing job with rookie Dak Prescott considering he had only two weeks to prepare him to start after Tony Romo was injured in the third preseason game. He was only 11-25 as coach of the Rams from 2006-08, but since the early years of Kurt Warner, nobody wins with the Rams.
  8. Todd Bowles explains (not really) why Sheldon Richardson didn't play | Cause for concern? NJ.com Conner Hughes Sheldon Richardson was surprisingly invisible in the Jets' humiliating 41-10 loss to the Colts. No really. He didn't show up on the stat sheet. The Pro Bowler in 2014 didn't have a single tackle (solo or assist), sack, forced fumble or anything else. He did have one personal foul penalty, but that's it. He refused to speak to the media after the game. It turns out, Richardson wasn't on the field much, either. He played just 60 percent of the defensive snaps. Why? "Just game plan," head coach Todd Bowles said. And what part of the game plan keeps one of the Jets' best players off the field? Ads by ZINC 3 "It was just the game plan," Bowles said again. Richardson, who turned 26 last month, entered this season with two years remaining on his rookie contract. He knew with a big year this season and next, he'd put himself in position to earn mega-money contract by either the Jets, or someone else. But instead of stringing together dominant performances, Richardson is in the midst of the worst season in his four-year career. In 11 games, he has just 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. The game film paints an equally ugly picture: As Richardson's dreadful year continues, it becomes increasingly more likely he is moved at the end of the season. This year proved the Jets can't play Richardson, along with fellow defensive ends Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams, all at the same time. Someone has to go. Wilkerson signed a five-year contract extension in July. Williams is the team's best player. Richardson is the odd man out, and the Jets already made attempts to trade him. If successful this offseason, they'll free $8.069 million. The issue? Richardson isn't improving his stock at all this year. He's not a hot commodity, but a player with more question marks than answers. He has two strikes on his record thanks to two NFL suspensions. While he denied it, a source told NJ Advance Media he's routinely late to meetings. Combine that with a decline in performance and a coach who's taking him out of the lineup for "game plan" reasons? It's not a good look for Richardson.
  9. Eric Decker: Jets' Bryce Petty showed 'flashes' he can be 'capable' QB NJ.com Conner Hughes If you're looking for a little pick-me-up after the Jets' brutal 41-10 loss to the Colts, Eric Decker may have it. The Jets' wideout, whom the team placed on the injured reserve in early October, watched every second of said embarrassing defeat. In doing so, he saw each pass thrown by Bryce Petty after he replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half. And Decker came away with a rather positive assessment: Petty might not be half bad. Eventually. "There were flashes where he showed he can be a capable quarterback in this league," Decker told ESPN New York 98.7FM Ads by ZINC 3 Petty, who was named the Jets starting quarterback by coach Todd Bowles after the game, had an up-and-down performance against the Colts. There were a few good plays, such as a 40-yard touchdown to wideout Robby Anderson, as Decker eluded to, but also quite a few bad ones. Last year's fourth-round pick threw two brutal interceptions, and overthrew Anderson several times for would-be scores. When all was said and done, he had completed 11 of 25 passes for 135 yards with a touchdown and two picks. While many criticized the outing, Decker took the positive route. He said Petty just looked like a young quarterback still getting his feet wet. "He had his moments," Decker said. "He's a young guy who you can tell holds the ball a little too long. He takes some sacks when he doesn't have to. His progression takes a little longer. But those are things that are going to happen to a young quarterback. "When you don't get most reps in practice, the timing on deep balls and certain patters are going to be more difficult in game situations." For the first time this season, Petty will get every starting rep in practice, which should give him a chance to develop chemistry with the starters. Assuming he plays well (or at least gets better) these final four games, Petty could put himself in contention to be the starter in 2017. With the Jets 3-9 and mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, that's about all management can hope for. Decker's relatively high praise for Petty may take some by surprise. The last several weeks, the wideout has been openly campaigning to keep Fitzpatrick, despite his struggles, in the starting lineup. But even he wasn't surprised the Jets made a change. "I would say I expected it to happen coming out of the second half to try to change it up," Decker said. "We just got beat up bad in the first half. They moved the ball so easy on us. We had so many three and outs. "We just couldn't get anything going. It was easy to see it coming."
  10. I just heard this on WFAN Joe and Evan broadcast from this morning: Sheldon had ZERO stats for the game, except the PF Bowles was sending Folk to kick a FG when the Jets were down to the 3 yd line before they got pushed back due to the Giacomini PF
  11. I just heard this on WFAN Joe and Evan broadcast from this morning: Sheldon had ZERO stats for the game, except the PF Bowles was sending Folk to kick a FG when the Jets were down to the 3 yd line before they got pushed back due to the Giacomini PF
  12. I just heard this on WFAN Joe and Evan broadcast from this morning: Sheldon had ZERO stats for the game, except the PF Bowles was sending Folk to kick a FG when the Jets were down to the 3 yd line before they got pushed back due to the Giacomini PF
  13. Slammed him as sounding inept and he's not helping himself. Said he starting to sound like Kotite.