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  1. I posted that article in the wrong thread, I moved it over to the "refs" thread by Jetster. TO answer your question: It's ONLY a touchback if you are out of bounds when you "recover" the ball in the end zone. It's annoying as hell, but it is what it is. And it's in the past. ON TO MIAMI!
  2. Todd Bowles on controversial call: No time to cry about it FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- In Todd Bowles' world, there's no crying in football. Even when you get jobbed by a controversial call. "We're not going to cry about it all week," the New York Jets' coach said Monday. "We have to go play Miami." Bowles was in no mood to discuss the Austin Seferian-Jenkins play -- the apparent touchdown that was over-ruled by replay and deemed a fumble out of the end zone, resulting in a game-changing touchback in the 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots. "It doesn't matter today," Bowles said. "We have to move on to Miami. It's not going to change, so it really doesn't matter. It's not worth talking about for me." Bowles also said, "They're not changing the call; we're not winning the game. I don't give two shakes about it." Sense a theme? Bowles acknowledged he discussed it in Monday's team meeting, a one-sided conversation that probably went something like this: "Forget about it. We're on to Miami." On Monday, NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron said it was "clear and obvious" that Seferian-Jenkins fumbled and that the call on the field -- touchdown -- was rightly overturned. Of course, Riveron was defending himself because he made the ultimate call from the replay center in New York. It wasn't clear and obvious to a lot of other people, mainly fans and media. After the game, some players were upset and baffled by the turn of events. On Monday, they fell in line with Bowles' edict to forget about it. Quarterback Josh McCown said he still doesn't understand why it was overturned, but he added, "The league is putting a ton of resources into trying to get those things right. Ultimately, when you bring in replay and send it to the league office and everybody is looking, you hope all those eyes on it make the best decision. "Obviously, when it doesn't go your way, there's a human element that's very frustrated," McCown continued. "Unless you show me a precedent where they changed the score of a game, for us moving forward, it really doesn't do any good [to complain]. It's gone, it's over with. It's frustrating and we'll hate it and all that stuff, but for us to keep talking about it does no good." Defensive end Leonard Williams said he still doesn't have a clear understanding of what happened. When he got some Sunday night, he watched a few times, trying to figure out the call. "It's pointless to keep watching it and keep watching it," he said. "It already happened. There's nothing we can do about it."
  3. Jets waste timeouts because offense moves at glacial pace FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets wasted two timeouts in the third quarter Sunday because the play clock was running down, and that's something they can't blame on referee Tony Corrente and the NFL replay command center. "We have to get the calls in earlier," running back Matt Forte said after the 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots. He's right. In both situations, the Jets didn't get to the line of scrimmage until the 10-second mark on the play clock -- actually, it appeared to be eight or nine seconds on the second one. In other words, they used 30 seconds (give or take) for the process of calling the play, relaying it to quarterback Josh McCown and calling it in the huddle. That's inexcusable. Jets running back Matt Forte says they've got to get the play calls in earlier. David Hahn/Icon Sportswire It's not like they made wholesome substitutions. In fact, they made only one change in each situation -- ArDarius Stewart replaced Robby Anderson at wide receiver on the first play and Jeremy Kerley replaced Anderson on the second. Everything else stayed the same. Coach Todd Bowles said, "We can't botch things up and let the clock run down." He insisted it wasn't a communications issue, adding that "we'll discuss that in the coaching room." John Morton is a first-time offensive coordinator who operates a West Coast offense, known for its wordy play calls. A typical play call is 10 to 12 words, and it must go from Morton (in the coaches booth) to quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates (on the sideline) to McCown. The irony is that Morton stressed tempo in training camp, trying to teach the offense to play at a faster pace, but it hasn't worked out that way. In fact, the Jets have one of the slowest-moving offenses in the NFL. They average 30.8 seconds per play in terms of time of possession, the second-slowest mark. The Kansas City Chiefsaverage 31.1 seconds, per ESPN Stats & Information. (In case you're wondering, the San Francisco 49ers are the fastest at 25.3.) This probably will be a point of emphasis this week for the Jets. Last week, they tweaked the practice regimen to help combat the slow starts, and it worked, as they scored on their first and third possessions. Now it's time to focus on tempo.
  4. Jets' acting owner says 3-3 start is 'a grrrreeat thing' Christopher Johnson likes what he's seen from the Jets early on and sees that success continuing. Christopher Johnson is one happy boss. The New York Jets' new chairman and CEO, who is running the team while older brother Woody Johnson serves an ambassadorship in the United Kingdom, said Tuesday the team is proving to skeptics that it is not tanking for the future and it wants to win now. "We're not tanking, and I think you're seeing that," Johnson told NJ Advance Media at the NFL's fall meetings in Manhattan. "I mean, this a great thing I'm seeing." Johnson's opinion matters. When he met with reporters last month, he said he will determine the futures of coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan. He said his brother is detached from the team and gave him carte blanche. The Jets are a surprising 3-3. Johnson said his decisions on Bowles and Maccagnan will be based on whether the team shows progress throughout the season. So far, he sees it. "Yeah, how can you not?" he told the web site. "It's so awesome. The energy in that locker room is unreal. I'm happy to be along for the ride." The Jets were accused of tanking after stripping the roster in the offseason. They did a reverse tank at the end of the preseason, adding veterans such as Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Kerley and Kony Ealy. The relatively successful start, Johnson said, shows the organization is in to win it. "I think so," Johnson said. "I think the fans sense it. I can tell. I'm so happy about how this team started out, and I see us continuing."
  5. Scouting the qbs for next year thread

    BUMP QB Luke Falk of Washington State 6-0, 3-0 Conf ESPN 10:30 PM ETWSU -16.5 VERSUS California 3-3, 0-3 Conf
  6. Todd Bowles gets healthy the old-fashioned way: 'Eating better, working out' Todd Bowles says he "got healthier" in the past year by changing his diet and working out. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire Lenn Robbins FLORHAM PARK -- New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee noticed the first day of training camp there was something different about coach Todd Bowles. Bowles seemed to have lost some weight. He had a little more energy. It wasn’t until Lee was reminded of the truly scary health scare Bowles endured last season that Lee put two and two together. "That’s right, what was it the last time we played New England?" Lee told ESPN.com. “We didn’t know a lot about what was going on at the time. But I remember thinking afterward, 'That says a lot about the man, that he stood on the sidelines and coached.'" Bowles, 53, suffered excruciating body pain two days before Christmas. Laying in a hospital bed, Bowles thought he was having a heart attack. It turned out to be a kidney stone and gallstone attack, which is like having 100 knitting needles thrust into your midsection. The possibility Bowles would be on the sideline for the Jets game against the Patriots seemed faint. Yet at 5:30 on the morning of Dec. 24, Bowles was released from the hospital, flew to Foxborough, Massachusetts, and got to Gillette Stadium about three hours before kickoff. The Jets were 4-10, which begs the question: Why coach in a meaningless game? "That’s my job," Bowles said. "I’m not going to let my team down." After the season, Bowles shifted his focus to not letting his health down. "I got healthier,” Bowles said. “You know the simple things, eating better, working out. Normal stuff." Much has changed since that last experience against the Patriots. The Jets suffered a 41-3 loss, the worst in Bowles’ tenure. They dropped to 4-11. New England improved to 13-2. When the teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, they will have identical 3-2 records. It is New England that seems to be in poor health, unable to stop opposing offenses and leaving quarterback Tom Brady open to injury. He’s been sacked 16 times. The Jets are an early pleasant surprise, led by a coach that showed himself to be one tough customer. And now a healthier one, too. "It was tough," Bowles said. "But it helped me get to where I am right now from a health standpoint, so it’s good."
  7. Boston Sports Radio

    Wouldn't that be an egg? jk. I do agree w/you about how he typifies the Boston fan
  8. Jets rookie duo relishes chance to face Brady and Gronkowski By Roger Rubin October 12, 2017 | 11:44pm As if there weren’t enough on the plates of a couple of rookies facing their team’s biggest rival in a game for first place, Sunday’s game against the Patriots will have an extra dynamic for the Jets’ dynamic safeties, Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams. They’ll be trying to stop someone they consider a legend. New England quarterback Tom Brady has been one of the game’s best players for as long as they’ve been aware of the NFL. “I’ve been watching him all my life,” Maye said, smiling and shaking his head. “It’ll be the opportunity of a lifetime,” Adams said. And as if that weren’t daunting enough, Brady will have back his favorite weapon in tight end Rob Gronkowski. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound matchup nightmare missed the Patriots’ win over the Buccaneers last Sunday because of a leg injury that has been reported as alternately a groin injury and a thigh contusion (like the Patriots would tell anyone). He was a limited participant in New England’s practice Thursday and is expected to play. “Is he too big for a safety? Is he too strong and too fast for a linebacker?” defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said. “And when you give him a lot of attention, you leave a lot guys one-on-one.” Adams called Gronkowski “a future Hall of Famer,” and Maye labeled the assignment of containing him “a really big challenge.” “You’ve got one of the best tight ends in the game that you’re going up against,” Maye said. “He does it all. … He’s big and physical. He has a great catch radius.” “He’s going to stretch the field because he can run all the routes,” Adams said. “We definitely got to get after him.” There’s a strong possibility that Adams will have an especially big role in trying to slow Brady-to-Gronkowski. Rodgers said: “What we liked about him coming out [of college] is that we thought he could match up with tight ends. … Jamal might have to cover him. Linebackers might have to cover him. Everybody may have to have a hand in it.” This season, Brady has thrown 11 touchdowns with only one interception and leads the NFL in passing yards with 1,702. The 40-year-old has the Pats third in scoring and first in yards per game (419). “The guy is like Father Time. He’s unbelievable,” Rodgers said. “Watch him on tape and it’s amazing what he is still able to do.” In the four games he has played, Gronkowski has caught 20 passes for 318 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Adams, the club’s first-round pick, is fourth on the team in tackles with 25. Maye, the second-round pick, has 23 tackles and made his first interception in last weekend’s win over the Browns. Rodger said “we all talk about Jamal, but Marcus has been doing a really good job.” Rodgers was asked about how the rookies might react to the challenge of facing New England this first time. “For those guys, it’s just the next game. These guys are going into their sixth NFL game and just doing what we asked them,” he said. “They’ve got to be sharp. It’s not going to be an easy task. They know it and they’re up for the challenge.” “This is my first opportunity to go against them,” Maye said. “It has to be just another game. It just happens to be against Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. You have to be ready for it.”
  9. Jordan Jenkins says Jets' 'embarrassment' last year at Patriots is 'motivation' for rematch New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins still recalls last year's awful loss in New England. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) FLORHAM PARK -- While working out this offseason, Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins looked ahead to his second NFL season, and focused on all the pass rushing technique improvements he needed to make. But he also let a brutal loss from last year linger in his mind -- 41-3 at the Patriots on Christmas Eve. It was a fitting Week 16 performance from a divided Jets team that went 5-11 and put coach Todd Bowles squarely on the hot seat for 2017. On Sunday, the Jets host the Patriots -- the teams' first matchup since that Christmas Eve fiasco, a game that is fresh in Jenkins' mind this week. "That was a bad taste in our mouths," he told NJ Advance Media. "That's something that I thought about in the offseason. That was an embarrassment as an organization, and we shouldn't let that happen ever again. "I've had [this week's game] circled on my calendar for a while. Two or three of my best friends are big Patriots fans. They never let me hear the end of it. They flat out kicked our asses that game. That was one of the worst showings we've ever had in this organization in my time being here. That game alone should be our motivation this week." Even if the Jets wanted to forget the loss, they'll watch film of it this week during preparations. "You see it regardless," Jenkins said. "With a beating like that, that's going to be heavy on your head watching film." Revenge isn't the only motivation for the Jets, who have won three straight games. They and the Patriots are both 3-2, tied for first place in the AFC East, along with the Bills. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins echoed Jenkins' sentiments, recalling how the Jets "got our ass whooped" on Christmas Eve in New England. "I remember that [expletive]," he told NJ Advance Media. "They put it on us. They played hard as [expletive] and didn't make any mistakes. They don't make mistakes." Well, the Patriots have shown some flaws this year, particularly on defense. And even though they are 10-2 against the Jets since the Jets won a 2010 divisional round playoff game at New England, most of the teams' recent games have been close. Before the Christmas Eve blowout, seven straight Jets-Patriots games had been decided by seven points or fewer, including two three-point margins, one two-pointer, and a one-pointer. These Jets, with so many new faces, heard all the low expectations surrounding them before the season, and it made them just as mad as that 41-3 loss in New England did. "We're kind of rallying together right now, and taking the anger out on our opponent each week," wide receiver Jalin Marshall told NJ Advance Media. "I think that's been good for us." They are ready to expunge Christmas Eve 2016 once and for all, though the massive offseason turnover in their locker room sort of did that already. "It's a new team," outside linebacker Josh Martin said. "I wouldn't say that anyone has any demons lasting from any loss. It's not even worth talking about." Said rookie safety Jamal Adams: "As a team, we have not brought that up." Nose tackle Steve McLendon, one of the Jets' few returning veterans, is happy to just ignore the film from that awful loss. "You don't even want to look at that film, because you can create bad habits, getting caught up in selfish stuff," he told NJ Advance Media. "You watch what teams did really well [this year] that made them successful to beat New England. That's what you watch. You don't watch nothing that is negative. See what [the Patriots'] negative is and go at their negative. "I'm sorry, but I don't look at last year. Last year was a losing season. One thing you can get from that is: Don't go back to that. That's it." For as vividly as Seferian-Jenkins remembers Christmas Eve 2016, he said it is behind him. "That game is dead," he said. On Sunday, the Jets can bury it for good.
  10. Jamal Adams on facing Tom Brady: 'Opportunity of a lifetime' FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Safety Jamal Adams is a tough grader. He gave himself "below an F" for his performance last week against the Cleveland Browns, and now he has to rebound against perhaps the greatest quarterback in history, Tom Brady. "It's the opportunity of a lifetime," the New York Jets' rookie said Thursday. Adams and fellow rookie Marcus Maye will be under the microscope Sunday against the New England Patriots. The two young safeties -- combined age: 45 -- will try to match wits with the 40-year-old quarterback, who gets fooled as often as Bill Belichick tells a joke. Brady is a master at manipulating safeties with his eyes, making them go the wrong way with a simple look-off. He operates a sophisticated offense that can confuse seasoned defenders, let alone a couple of newbies. The Jets' coaches have tried to downplay the safety tandem's lack of experience, insisting they'll be fine if they play within the structure of the defense. Translation: They don't want Adams and Maye to get caught up in the moment and lose their poise. "They put stress on all 11 guys over there, it's not just the rookie safeties," coach Todd Bowles said of the Patriots. "They constantly press the button, and if you're not good at your fundamentals and your technique, they're going to find it." Growing up, Maye often picked Brady as his "Madden" quarterback. On Sunday, it'll be real life, not a video game. "Now that I'm on the opposite end of it," Maye said, "it's going to be a great test." Maye made one of the biggest plays in last week's win, intercepting Browns rookie DeShone Kizer at the 2-yard line. His partner didn't have a good game. Adams missed a key tackle and got beat in coverage on a 21-yard touchdown reception by rookie tight end David Njoku, who made a diving grab. "I'm my biggest critic," Adams said. "I don't like to give up touchdowns and definitely don't like to get caught on it, so for my grade that I give myself, it's below an F." You have to admire his accountability. Instead of making excuses, as some players would do, he owned his mistakes. "He's more hard on himself than anybody," Bowles said. "He just likes to have a good, all-around game. As a good player, trying to be a great player, you have to clean up things every week. I think that's going to be a constant thing with him. That's what's pushing him to be great." Adams figures to be involved in the coverage plan for tight end Rob Gronkowski. This is one of the reasons why the Jets made him the sixth overall pick. After being drafted, Adams said one of his first thoughts was Gronkowski, whom he will face twice a year. "He's a wonderful talent, everybody knows," he said. "He's a Hall of Famer, as I call him, a big-bodied guy, can definitely stretch the field. He can definitely run all the routes. We definitely have to get after him."
  11. guns n roses

    They went on at 7:45 and played until some time after 11ish. It was an INCREDIBLE concert for about 3 1/2 hours- those Tix were wORTH the price (private lounge & bar, upfront view, private merchandise stand) - and they played a great balance of their catalogue. Axel was really enjoying himself and Slash had some SICK solos. Do yourself a favor and see them either tomorrow at Prudential in Newark or at MSG. MAY go back Sunday or Monday night in the nosebleeds w/a StubHub ticket, you can tell they LOVE performing in front of a crowd. I'm just OVERLOADED with musical joy right now. WHAT A NIGHT!!! GnR and Yanks UPSET the Indians!!!! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!
  12. guns n roses

    AWESOME CONCERT and THEN to walk into bar across the STREET and SEE Gardener get the CLUTCH & CRUCIAL RBI And CHAPMAN FOR THE SAVE!!!!!! WHAT A NIGHT TO BE IN NYC on 34th STREET!!!! I'm pretty Dunk right now
  13. guns n roses

    Saw them last July in MetLife and seeing them tonight. My older brother couldn't make it up from Miami for the show and I have an extra Section B Row 14 Floor seat. Interested? I have hard ticket and can also forward via phone. I'm upset about letting a $$$ ticket go to complete waist. DO IT! The show is AWESOME!!!
  14. It's not the disagreeing you dolt. It's your PISS POOR manner of communicating YOUR OPINION while $hitting on others as you do it. You CLEARLY aren't articulate enough to make a point without resorting to petulant name-calling; your misguided arrogance just leaves an even FOULER taste. And YES, SUBTLE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE INSULTS are the key to jabbing back without getting banned. Warfish, as much as I usually don't agree with him, is smart enough to realize that and, thus, can freely swing at you with the rest admiring the just retribution to your own idiocy.
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