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About SoFlaJets

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  • Birthday 10/04/1955

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  • Where do you live? out on the edge
  • What do you do for a living? musician

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  • What Jets memory broke your heart? Richard Todd throwing the AFC Championship game in the Mud in Miami
  • Where you alive for Super Bowl III? yes, saw it live on TV
  1. Well it's actually a long story...Once upon a time on a Jets Message Board far, far, away there was a place called Jets Insider. Now Jets Insider was owned and operated by the same person who started up The International House Of Pancakes and the day to day operations were ruled with an iron fist by another culinary expert/terrorist who created a dish called Green Eggs and ham. Now having had so much power and pancake powder crammed into his nasal passages for all of those years, well let's just say it sort of made him even more power (and pancake) hungry. After that happened there were two Mariel-like boat-lifts of refugees and on a pilgrimage to try and find another island to crash their boats onto-that's when this first group discovered JetNation an island that was pretty much safer, as long as you had a slab of bacon and let's just say it didn't "hurt" if you happened to be in possession of some bacon grease. So these pilgrims all decided that they would shorten their names and some even changed them or shortened them all in an effort as to not be found by the tyrant GJ&H. One day a pirate ship landed on Insiders Island and coerced the owner of The IHofP with a treasure chest filled with trinkets and jewels tabs of butter and bottles of the best Maple syrup that money could buy and they sold the tropical paradise to the pirates and told the remaining tenants that they could join up and set sail with these new desperados and take their chances there, or construct rafts and follow their earlier brethren over to the not quite as dangerous (after the initiation period) JN. So that's what many of them decided to do. Now you asked me why shorten the words Locker Room to LR. well there was this member at the original Insider who went by the name of another in a long line of Jets' draft busts, that players' name you ask? Lamont Jordan "L j R". Now you may remember the Three Stooges bit "Niagara Falls"....well this displaced and disillusioned former member of the JI group (who thought that he had a place to rest his weary head upon until the team finally displaces the hated Patriots at the top of the football world) would react in a similar fashion any time words that started with the letters 'L' and 'R' were spoken and as his mania be continued
  2. You know what sucks though (? now this is a what if it IS Geno Smith scenario)..... is at some point in the first half of the opening game Geno is going to be leading the Jets on 3 scoring drives and we'll all be talking to each other (and some will be crowing their I told you so's) in the game day thread about how "It looks like we finally have ourselves a QB" as the Jets trot into the LR up 21-7 in the first half with Geno playing flawlessly. Then after the 2nd half kickoff we watch the ominous 3 and out and the whole team, offense, defense, and special teams will all fall asleep at the same time. Geno will go into his usual shell of fear and stupidity, the defense will start giving the Bengals too much room for cushions and before you know it the announcers will be saying the proverbial "We got ourselves a game here folks don't go anywhere". Then by the 4th quarter Geno turns back into Geno, and we will be no better off than we were during the last 2 years under Wrecks Ryan. I'm sorry Warfish because I know that you're a big Geno Smith fan asupporter (ahem) but if Fitz the bearded wonder doesn't want to be a Jet this year then I would rather see either Bryce or the Hackman starting, I don't want Geno smith anywhere NEAR Nick Mangold's buttocks on 9/11/16 between 1:00 and 4:15 PM. I mean if we're not making the playoffs anyway, why not see what one of the other kids can do-hell we've all seen what Geno is made of.
  3. Kingmaker Signups - spots open Just in case anyone is having trouble coming up win a nom de plum
  4. Yes they most certainly can IF they are both members of an exclusive clubhouse like Jet Nation, so....happy birthday to The Ghost Of Joey Ramone who is 65 years old I mean mold I mean dead man dig. Unfortunately for all of humanity, the Ramones Name Generator is now offline but if anyone wants, just give me your first name and I'll tell you what your name would be had you been a member of Joey's group.
  5. Bart Scott on Boomer and Carton this morning

    I don't know but to me this speaks first as a reflection of a lousy team owner, making bad decision after bad decision, choosing the wrong "type" of man for the job. First it was Parcells, who quits on him leaving him Belichick who also quits on him and then they decide, "well let's go for Al Groh" who is first and then after seeing who they were going to recommend (Maurice Carthon) the league office sez we need more AA head coaches, The Rooney Rule so take Herman Edwards instead since you already missed out on Marvin Lewis. So yea, it's Herm, Mister "we'll at least try to get Curtis his 1000 yards" which ends up shortening his career as 11 guys were focused on him every play and he was getting absolutely killed out there. Then Woody decides to listen to Tannenbaum and take another never before HC guy and after he loses to Chad and the Dolphins is so pissed off that he has Mike fire the guy at 3 in the morning giving us another never before guy who set the franchise back 3 years before he is fired and so who do we get? Yep you guessed it, another never before HC guy. It's really too bad that this fan base is stuck with the biggest idiot in the NFL who just so happens to be the team that we loves' owner.
  6. You guys are insane man, what is with all of this Fitz lovers Fitz haters Sanchez lovers vs anti Sanchez fans and now Hackenberg lovers vs haters-look, we're EFFING JETS FANS, not Sanchez fans, not Chad fans, not Fitz fans not Petty, Bollinger or Hack fans-any player wearing the green and white and playing for the New York Jets then he is a player that we ALL need to be rooting for. Stop with the stupid high school arguments and grow up boys-either you're a Jets fan or you ain't.
  7. Hackington

    The kid knows how to run a pro style offense, in fact Tom Brady's and the Patriots' offense. If we go into Training Camp with Fitzpatrick still unsigned I wouldlike to see Hackenberg be given every opportunity to win the starting job. If Fitz DOES sign, then I really like Petty and Hack having such a smart mentor to learn from. I think we now finally have our franchise QB of the future and if pushed into duty a player who could be the Jets starting QB for the next decade. As far as the Pennington comparisons go, I see very little in their styles of play, throwing motion, ball velocity or placement, size or strength to justify. Chad is clearly a brainiac and smarter than Hack but as for the type of quarterback that we're looking at, I see more Tom Brady than Chad Pennington in Hackenberg's style. Those Chad Pennington vs Tom Brady threads went on and on for almost a decade, thankfully Brady won't be around much longer.
  8. Classic; Ryan Quigley Sir Shanks Alot The last punter the Jets drafted was 23 years ago and it was also in the 7th round and his name? Craig Hentrich-just another really good player that the Jets drafted and of course gave away only to watch him have a great career, 17 years from 93 to 2009 while the Jets marched out a string of 'meh from Louis AguiarBrian Hansen, John Kidd, Nick Gallery, Tom Tupa, Tommy Parks, Daniel Pope, Matt Turk, Dan Stryzinski, Toby Gowin, Ben Graham, Jeremy Kapinos, Reggie Hodges, and Steve Weatherford I hope this kid can last as long as Hentrich did-except that he do it AS a Jets
  9. 7th round- 2 selections

    the kid looks a lot like Brandon Marshall with the way he is not a player who will catch it and go right down, his mindset seems to be like that of a running back 6'3" 200
  10. I was listening to Mike Westhoff just now in his analysis over on the Jets Blog from SNY and he was saying that the kid played with a horrible O-line and was sacked 82 times over his Junior and Senior years and that the WRs were also terrible. The Man With The Cane said that he wanted him for the Jets on the very day that Geno Smith got punched in the face. Erik Coleman said Geno is odd man out, so if for no other reason we all have to like Hackenberg for the same reason that we liked Favre (who got rid of Chad for us). If he can get us out of the Geno Smith game then he's a plus in my eyes.
  11. Right as soon as someone uses the good old tried and true description about his passes by saying "he has zip"on his ball (stop it), after that TS... the proverbial gloves are OFF....
  12. This is not being optimistic IJ, this is called being humble and being a realist-I'm humble because I am not pretending to know anything about a guy who I never saw play even one game and the being a realist is because I'm sure I know a lot more about music that any of the guys working in Florham Park because that's my JOB. I am a musician not an NFL scout.-that's so funny, both you and Tom Shane said the same thing about had the Bills made the pick-I mean almost EXACTLY...hey has anyone ever SEEN Shane and Irish Jet in the same room together?
  13. Hey TS, last year at this time both you and I had our hopes set on one potential future Jet and that guy's name was Connor Cook. I mean he looked like a sure thing, the real deal and I couldn't believe that he wasn't picked in the 1st round. All I know is this; I am wrong MOST of the time when it comes to rating college prospects-especially Quarterbacks. the reason being that I don't watch much college football at all, Except when it came to Cook it just so happened to be the case that I was playing at a bar that had a TV set right in front of me and I swear every week it seemed like Cook's MSU team was on the tube so I got to see a pretty lot of him.
  14. You saved me a post there BM, while most of the time I tend to agree with Tommy S in this case I have to disagree. How many times have we seen MLB pitchers be able to change their effectiveness by being coached up and watching tape to see what they have been doing wrong and then fixing the problem and becoming one of the better hurlers in the league?
  15. Before reading any of this thread the initial thought that comes to mind is this; Could it be that perhaps the people who DO the job of scouting and assessing talent, brains, character, and growth potential might just know a few things about Christian Hackenberg that we don't?