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About Beaver

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    Blue Falcon
  • Birthday 03/24/1974

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  • Gender Male
  • Location The South

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  • Tell us a little bit about yourself... Jets fan but never lived in NY
  • Where do you live? The South
  • What are your interests? Hobbies? Ole Miss sports, NYJets, fishing

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  • What is your favorite Jets related memory? Beating the Patriots in the 2010 divisional playoffs
  • Do you have season tickets? No
  • What Jets memory broke your heart? A lot but the biggest was the 2010 AFC championship loss to the Steelers

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  1. Beaver added a topic in New York Jets Message Board   

    The Ryan Fitzpatrick curse
    Credit to reddit /r/nfl for the post.
    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but there's a bit of a disturbing trend going on with this guy's career.
    Everywhere Ryan Fitzpatrick goes, misfortune rains upon anyone who stands in front of him on the depth chart.
    Let's review how things have gone for all four teams Fitzpatrick has played with:
    St. Louis Rams - Fitzpatrick, a Harvard grad with a perfect Wonderlic score, is drafted in the 7th round of the 2005 draft as an intriguing project pick. The team who drafts him, the St. Louis Rams, is already set with a franchise quarterback. Marc Bulger, a Pro Bowler who has led them to back-to-back playoff appearances, is in the prime of his career. However, Bulger injures his right throwing shoulder after a 2-4 start to the 2005 season. He returns a few weeks later, but after losing two more games, he re-injures his shoulder and is out for the year. Bulger is replaced by Jamie Martin in Week 12, but Martin quickly succumbs to injury himself in the first quarter. In comes Ryan Fitzpatrick. The unheralded 7th round rookie shocks the world with a brilliant performance, throwing for 310 yards on just 30 attempts, and delivers a 56-yard bomb in Kevin Curtis to win the game in overtime. This, however, is just a tease. Fitzpatrick plays horribly over the next three games, tossing five interceptions in his second start and throwing for 69 yards on 24 attempts in his third. He is relegated back to the bench, and never sees the field again for the Rams before being let go after the 2006 season. As for Bulger, his career quickly falls apart. He rebounds with a pretty strong season in 2006 despite failing to reach the playoffs, but this doesn't last. Starting in 2007, the Rams plummet toward the bottom of the NFL and Bulger's numbers instantly crash for the next few seasons. With a horrible team surrounding him, Bulger appears shellshocked and never plays like his old self. Once Bulger is let go by the Rams, he never gets another starting job.
    Cincinnati Bengals - Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, finds himself in Cincinnati by the 2007 season, where he is backing up another franchise quarterback. Carson Palmer, who has made back-to-back Pro Bowls, appears to have recovered just fine from his torn ACL and is right back on track to being a superstar....until 2007. Palmer throws 20 interceptions in a 7-9 season for the Bengals, an unexpected decline from the young superstar. But while 2007 was merely disappointing, 2008 was a disaster for Palmer. He is plagued with an elbow injury early in the season, later revealed to be a torn ligament, and aggravates it in a Week 5 loss before being placed on IR. Many believe this elbow injury has permanently affected Palmer, taking away some of the arm strength he once had. He has never been the same since. Fitzpatrick again enters the starting lineup following Palmer's injury, but doesn't play well enough to warrant serious consideration as a starting quarterback.
    Buffalo Bills - In 2009, Fitzpatrick signs with Buffalo to back up a somewhat promising young quarterback in Trent Edwards. While Edwards had not been spectacular in his first two seasons, he had performed reasonably well in what was thought of by some as a game manager role as Buffalo's starting quarterback. Until 2009, of course. Edwards regresses in his third season and, at the halfway point, is benched. Fitzpatrick once again enters the lineup and starts most of the second half of the season. Despite the benching, the story remains the same one year later: Edwards once again wins the starting job in 2010. It doesn't last. Edwards ends up playing two of the worst games of his life to start the season, and is surprisingly released by the Bills afterwards. After a disastrous midseason stint with Jacksonville, Edwards' career in the NFL is essentially over. Fitzpatrick, back in the lineup once again, surprises everyone with a decent performance to close the 2010 season. While that performance was promising, he then shocks the world in 2011 with a dominant 3-0 start capped off by a miraculous comeback victory over the Patriots. The Bills prematurely reward him with a massive contract extension, and Fitzpatrick immediately proceeds to regress back to his old self. He throws 20 picks in the last 13 games as the Bills go 3-10 to close out the season. He continues to languish in mediocrity in 2012 before being released.
    Tennessee Titans - Once again, Fitzpatrick finds himself in a situation where he's backing up a young, potential franchise quarterback when he signs with Tennessee for 2013. The results, so far, are eerily similar. While Jake Locker appeared to have turned the corner on the field, he has now been struck down with injuries twice this year and is now out for the season. Yet again, Ryan Fitzpatrick returns to the starting lineup. To recap, nothing but terrible things have happened to the quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick has backed up in his career, regardless of how good they were thought to be at the time. Marc Bulger, Carson Palmer and Trent Edwards all saw their fortunes collapse quickly and unexpectedly once Fitzpatrick came to town. Then, Jake Locker has also been lost for the season.
    Houston Texans - Fitzpatrick was slated to be the Texans starting quarterback for the 2014-2015 season. However, Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched in Week 11 in favor of Ryan Mallet, a trade acquisition from the Patriots. After only starting a couple games, however, Mallet suffered a season-ending injury in Week 12 against the Bengals. Case Keenum finished the season as the starter.
    New York Jets - August 11, 2015 only a couple weeks into training camp Geno Smith was sucker punched by a fellow player. This resulted in a broken jaw for Geno, and a minimum 6 week recovery time. Geno probably won't start until Week 3.
    Rams - Bulger and Martin both injured by week 11. Fitz starts 3.
    Bengals - Palmer injured most the season. Fitz starts 12.
    Bills - Edwards injured. Fitz starts 9.
    Titans - Locker injured week 4, Fitz starts 9.
    Texans - Starts season as QB1, Mallet takes over then injured after 3 starts. Fitz is QB1 again.
    Jets - Geno punched. Fitz starter in the preseason.
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  2. Beaver added a post in a topic Deflate-Gate \ Patriots Cheating Again Thread: MERGED   

    Funny, the Pats fans were quick to defend the allegations, but since the release of information that 11 of the balls were found to be deflated they haven't shown up.
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  3. Beaver added a post in a topic What rookies were you wrong about this past draft? Which surprised you?   

    I was wrong on Kelvin Benjamin.  I thought he would be another Mike Williams.   I was never a fan of Manzel and he may still prove me wrong. 
    I did think Blake Bortles would be something.  Looking like I pulled a Sanchez on that one.
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  4. Beaver added a post in a topic We are doomed forever   

    Is no one else concerned with the fact Tomshane follows or even listens to what Cannizaro writes?  
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  5. Beaver added a post in a topic Mark Helfrich   

    I would think Gary Patterson would be a better option.  Here is a guy who changed up his whole offensive system to win.  Not many coaches are will to do this and admit they need to change.

    How TCU built its breakthrough in 9 months FORT WORTH, Texas -- Gary Patterson got grief for it from coaching buddies all season long. They are glad that, after 31 years in the business, the guy finally wanted to have a little fun on offense.

    "People are shocked Gary Patterson can have an offensive team," he joked. "'Have you lost your mind? What are you doing?' I like to win. It’s a very simple situation."

    His not-so-simple New Year’s resolution to develop a thrilling spread offense set TCU on course for a transformative journey that will end with a New Year’s Eve bowl.
    Mapping the path to a Big 12 championship trophy, a No. 6 ranking and spot in the Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl against Ole Miss required foresight and fortune. The process began on Dec. 1, 2013, the first day of the offseason for a 4-8 team.

    Patterson had exactly nine months to rethink what winning the Big 12 required. After 15 years in Fort Worth -- and two tough ones in the Big 12 -- he had to reimagine TCU football.

    He had realized this in November. After a last-second loss to Kansas State guaranteed TCU would not go bowling, Patterson warned his staff that change was imminent.

    "But it wasn’t just 'let’s go get an offense,'" Patterson said. "I’m big on chemistry. It was about guys that would fit the staff, guys that could recruit the Metroplex and the state of Texas and were respected."

    His search ended up being easy. By Dec. 3, word of Doug Meacham leaving Houston for TCU had already leaked. Before that addition became official on Dec. 12, Patterson met with AD Chris Del Conte and laid out his plan.

    "I was probably the most proud of that, because football coaches are creatures of habit," Del Conte said. "He said he had to evolve and change how we go about it. I was like, 'Wow. OK.'"

    Meacham told Patterson the man he trusted most to coach quarterbacks was Sonny Cumbie. Until this season their paths had crossed only on the recruiting trail. West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen deserves some credit for the pairing -- he’s the one who first introduced Meacham to Cumbie.

    By Dec. 18, Patterson had both on board. By April 5, he was nervous. The Air Raid, while incredibly simple in terms of its playbook, isn’t easily taught in less than a hundred days. TCU’s vanilla spring game hinted at the difficulty.

    "We weren’t very good on offense at the end of spring," Patterson says bluntly.

    Too many balls on the turf, too many interceptions, too many incorrect routes. Teaching the system is largely a mental challenge that requires constant repetition. Meacham and Cumbie could only teach Trevone Boykin so much in 15 practices. Plus, it didn’t help that TCU's scholarship backs were all banged up.

    "Some days, you’d just say, "We’re bad,'" Patterson recalled. "Oh yeah, there was a lot of concern. But you went down a path. This is the path."

    Quarterback Matt Joeckel understood the path. Two weeks after TCU’s spring game, the Texas A&M transfer picked the Horned Frogs. His arrival was supposed to spell trouble for Boykin, maybe even prompt a move to receiver. Instead, the two bonded and competed.
    Linebacker Marcus Mallet says he saw this team’s rebound coming by June. The buy-in was intense and pervasive. Joeckel was an unsung hero, teaching his new teammates the offensive system in workouts and 7-on-7 at a time when coaches were required to be hands-off.

    By August, not even the departure of Devonte Fields could shake TCU players’ faith. Three of their most talented and troubled peers -- Fields, Brandon Carter and LaDarius Brown -- were dismissed during the offseason. Their absence never proved to be an issue.

    But the quarterback conundrum remained. TCU’s eventual Heisman Trophy candidate separated himself in scrimmages with his accuracy. Boykin had been a headache to defend in practices for years. He had yet to prove enough on Saturdays. Battling with Joeckel upped his game to another level.

    "That’s one of the reasons why Boykin is where he is now," receiver David Porter said. "He had pressure on him, and he had to be on his p's and q's."

    By the second scrimmage, Patterson knew. TCU’s offense started shredding his defense in the red zone. The sloppy project was turning into a slick, speedy operation just in time.

    "Two weeks into fall camp, oh my god, they got it," Del Conte said. "They looked really good."

    How good? Just ask Jason Verrett. TCU’s Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year and first-round pick a year ago watched this season’s Kansas State game in awe from the sideline. He didn’t expect this.

    "If we had this offense last year, I don’t think a team would’ve beaten us," Verrett said. "That’s just the truth."

    Chucky Hunter warned him, though. Verrett didn’t believe the Frogs' defensive tackle when he called during two-a-days in August.

    "All he kept saying was, 'Bro, our offense is real as s---.'"

    Hunter called Verrett again the week of the Oklahoma game and predicted a Big 12 title. Patterson wasn’t thinking nearly that big. Heck, he just wanted to win six. An eight- or nine-win season to set up a 2015 breakthrough? Even better.

    On Wednesday in Atlanta, TCU plays for its 12th win. On Jan. 1, another offseason begins in Fort Worth. This one should be a bit easier.

    "We’re built for success now," Del Conte said. "It’s fantastic. It’s no flash in the pan. We’re in this for the long haul."
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  6. Beaver added a post in a topic Off Topic: Night Crew   

    Checking in, but it's not really fair since I am halfway around the world.
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  7. Beaver added a post in a topic Raiders HC short list - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA   

    I think Rex would be good for the Raiders.  His personality fits and Carr does look good.  The jes would kill to have Carr's stats from their QB.  That is how sad the Jets QB situation has been the last 6 years.
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  8. Beaver added a post in a topic Idzik is 50/50 to Return, According to Source.   

    "Blame John for this season, go ahead. But then give him the credit for last year too."
    The problem is Idzik's first draft was still with the previous scouts reports and work.  This past draft was all with Idzik's hand-picked scouts and it was bad.
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  9. Beaver added a post in a topic Jalen Saunders benched   

    Not at all. I just disagree with the statement that short players can't be good in the league when there is plenty of evidence they can be. 
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  10. Beaver added a post in a topic Jalen Saunders benched   

    OK MJD, Steve Smith, jeremy kerley, WAYNE CHREBET.  Height helps but isn't a requirement.
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  11. Beaver added a post in a topic Jalen Saunders benched   

    Sproles says hi
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  12. Beaver added a post in a topic Cancel the Show   

    I actually think Angelo does a great job.  He presents the topics and arguments his side of things very well.  He also brings an air to his arguments that if you don't agree with, piss you off enough to want to call in and argue.   I usually download and listen days later but while listening have wanted to call in and argue another side.   I think this is what brings the listeners.  I have also been surprised by Tomshane.  I figured he would be a lunatic on the show from his posts, but he is rather calm and states his opinions intellectually.  The only negative I find is the interaction with Courtney and Tomshane.  It feels high-schoolish  (is that even a word?).
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  13. Beaver added a post in a topic 6/4 OTA Report: Milliner's Hamstring Issue   

    One was a pro bowler and one got benched by his coach 3 times last year. Yeah they should be treated equally.
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