Tell us a little bit about yourself...Renaissance man. I can send back the wine or take out the garbage.
Where do you live?SoCal & Tokyo most of the time.. The scary parts of SE Asia part-time.
What are your interests? Hobbies?Family. Sports (Jets, Mets.Knicks, Rangers - how cursed can a man be?) Food. Wine. Cars. Travel.
What do you do for a living?Mainly a marketing guy. Part time professional trouble maker.
What is your favorite Jets related memory?Not SB III. I knew we had that. Mine was at Shea on the usual windy day. Namath bringing the team from behind in two plays with passes to Sauer and Maynard. The first for 50 yards. The next for the TD. I cannot remember the team (hell, I have been following this team for 50+ years), but it was one of our big rivals back then and at a critical time in the AFL season. The way Joe would look right and in a split second throw a long bullet to the left side was effin' magic. .
Do you have season tickets?No. I try to get to one game at the Hackensack Swamp and a road game every season.
What Jets memory broke your heart?Too many to re-visit. I let that $hit just drip off me. I noticed you left the most room for responses to this single question. Assholes.
Who is your favorite member of the NY Jets flight crew?The one with the tight a$$.
Where you alive for Super Bowl III?Very much alive and kicking. I was 16 and a Jets nut job even then. I have been a fan since Day 1.
Second that. And if he cannot do it with what the Jets put out there along side of him on the DL, imagine him having to be "the man". When it comes down to results and ability, he is at the bottom end of the "real money" list.
No doubt that we are better with Sheldon. I do not know if he could have been a catalyst today -- maybe yes, maybe no. After settling down and having a few quiet moments with a very nice Scotch a few minutes ago, I have decided to write the loss off to everyone just playing slow today. The offense, the defense and the coaches were more like Jerry's Kids than SB contenders. First two weeks, we played fast -- flying around the field and making quick adjustments in the coaching box. None of that today. A lot of what happened today falls on in-game coaching. A good corner man knows how to pull his fighter together when the going gets tough. I cut Bowles some slack since he is a rookie.
I though the same thing -- he didn't fight for the ball, or just isn't strong enough to get possession, and didn't know when it was time to play defense. He is probably used to being wide open from his college days. I will give him a pass today, just because.
I'd be interested in how many times he was targeted in the 1st half vs the 2nd half. I looked and couldn't find the breakdown. He certainly poses much more of a threat than Kerley, which I think should take a little pressure off Marshall's coverage. I'd like to see him get serious burn and looks early in the next game if Decker is a scratch.
Not to mention the fact that Decker just flat out demands more attention from the D -- Kerley is limited as a threat. Heck, Decker's YAC is probably more than Kerley's YPC. Kerley does nothing to take pressure off Marshall -- he is the poor man's Eddie Bell minus the speed. They simply are not the same class of receiver.
Bowles didn't dial up the pressure with his defensive calls until the 2nd half. The Iggles OL played way better than expected in straight up situations. This was a team-loss in the true sense of the word with plenty of blame to go around -- including the coaching staff.