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  1. So many to choose from.... Belinda Carlisle...(go go's) a bit chunky but good pipes... er... Susanna Hoffs (Bangles).... <walk like an Egyptian...sings>... Posh Spice... I agree with those who wrote in Chrissy Hynde. Honorable mentions to Annie Lenox, Shiela E. and probably several others whose names escpe me.
  2. I agree with this altohugh they would certainly seek contractual protections against his "fragility".
  3. Quick poll, who thinks and processes information more quickly on their feet? A) Drew Bledsoe Daunte Culpepper C) Herman Edwards
  4. Because we have a QB who can do the business?
  5. And the offense batted 1000 causing the Colts to scramble and chase. That was a thrashing on both sides of the ball and it is disingenuous to suggest otherwise. And the only reason that Kicker had the opportunity to miss was because of some horrific plays by the defense in the last minutes of the game. We beat a top NFL team on the road and when they were healthy and well rested. Chad was playing that game with a torn rotator cuff. We can play "what-if's" all day long, every game has tons of those. That Steelers team on that field and in that point of the season were a fearsome opponent who looked for all the world like they were going to steamroller everyone. Lucky for the Pats that the Jets softened them up some and provided a roadmap so that you guys could once again "back door" it into the big dance for the umpteenth time.
  6. TX, Please consider carefully before answering this question. Do you count the Patriots win against the Jets to be a win against a "team with a winning record", with all that implies? If not, why not? Discuss
  7. I hear ya and "on any given Sunday" BZ but that Colts running defense looks made to order for Maroney and Dillon to feast upon. The Vikes might hold a surprise though.
  8. Yes it is an improvement TX. If you are not prepared to directly concede that the Jets are much improved then we have to take our concessions wherever we can get them. Even if that is incrementally. The fact that you are no longer referring to the Jets as bottom feeders, but rather observing that they are getting their wins (read "cheap wins") at the expense of bottom feeder teams is implying that they have moved up in your estimation. Fair enough as far as it goes but that still represents movement from your offseason positions on the Jets. The Pats are Passe. Yesterday's news and the rot is already taking hold if truth be told. Move over from the dark side and embrace Chad as your spiritual leader on the field and the Penguin as your new Sensei. Life is good
  9. Notice that TX does not use the term "bottom feeder" about the Jets any more.
  10. I would be surprised if the Raiders would let him go for "just" a low first-rounder. That would value him at the same amount as Branch which is patently absurd. If that is the cost I would give up a higher first rounder than NE's in a heartbeat.
  11. I agree with 124 that Houston is the best every down running back currently on the roster. I would take Lamont back in a heartbeat at his very VERY affordable price tag. The same people who whined about the amount given to Lamont fail to mention that this supposedly huge overpayment was actually about 50%-60% of what Curtis got over the life of a much longer deal. And the is IF lamont makes all of his incentives (big IF given the current state of the Raiders). Curtis was the most overpaid running back in the history of the NFL. We paid him like he was Secretariat whereas in reality he was just a decent stakes horse with freakish longevity. Although several currently active players may overtake him in the next year or two, the numbers I have seen suggest that Curtis was the highest paid running back ever to play in the NFL. A product of a long career, renegotiation early and often, a smart agent and the dopiest front offices in the history of the game this last time around. When Curtis goes int the HOF he will have the 2nd lowest yards per carry average of any hall of famer ever. The lowest was Riggins who was a player who really did know how to carry a team on his back on the big stage. Very unlike our Curtis. Let's face it, Curtis = ARod except he is smarter about his comments to the media.
  12. EM31

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    With the team around his as currently constituted the amazing thing is not that he has a bad game, it is that every game is not a bad game. Zero defense run defense and zero running game. Please show me any team in the history of football who can be even marginally successful with that recipe. C'mon TX, fess up. You just like saying "boy" right? The Jets are rebuilding and there are going to be plenty of things to take shots at over the next little while until (or unless) we reach the level of respectability. We may be like the Dolphins nad never get there but for now I am still on board with the idea that Mangini has shown progress after being dealt a pretty bad hand by the last guys. Sometimes you have to pass on by the low hanging fruit in terms of taking shots TX but I am guessing that you just have too much skin in the game at this point. Please do some self-scouting and try to come up with a good reason that you seem to be so fond of the term "boy". Did that whole Congressional page scandal thingy get you all worked up did it?
  13. EM31

    33.8

    Sunday's game was a good reality check for this Jets team. The Jags are exactly the kind of smash mouthed team for whom the Jets were made to order. When you have zero defense and zero running game the QB is under the gun every week. This week was a bad performance but hardly all onto Chad. We are a team that could have been 0-5 very easily and who should probably be 1-4 right now if the Bills had not imploded multiple times. We are beyond soft up the middle we are nonexistant there. Until we can even offer a credible pretense that we can stop the run everything else is meaningless here. It is going to be a long season at 6.5 yards per carry or whatever the number is. TX trying lay all of this onto Chad Pennington if just his way of trying to have another thread say the name "Pennyboy" again. Something about stroking off and sentences containing the word "boy".
  14. We can stop anyone who runs it up the gut on us and that has been true of every team even the lowly Titans.
  15. You are like buying your Chinese food from a mom and pop Chinese resteraunt that does everything in house. They only have about 10 different pearls of wisdom. What is your preoccupation with "boys"?.... Pennyboy this, Pennyboy that. Is there something about that which gets your.. you know, which "appeals" to you? Chad, Penny, Pennington, all of those are fine. Pennyboy sounds a bit dubious if you know what I mean. If you or anyone else could accurately predict even the results of this weeks games at 60% or better then they would not be giving it away for free on a message board. They would be putting their money where their mouth is and working towards an early retirement courtesy of Las Vegas. Your predictions for the future are just so much hot air like anyone else's. The Pats have had a good run but everyone at the QB position needs a good team around them including solid coaching to win the big one. Ask Elway how long it took for him or Marino. Yes, that includes Brady. The question is not who is better, Brady or Pennington? The question is actually, is Penny good enouigh if the other pieces are in place? And the answer to that is yes. Penny is plenty good enough if the other pieces are in place. Contrary to your myopic view of the universe or at least the one to portray here anyway, quarterbacks very rarely if ever are responsible for winning the whole thing. They can frequently be responsible for failing to win it with poor decision making and poor execution. I'll take my chancwes with the newer better Pennington playing on the team that is on the rise.
  16. Whatever happened with that? Did we lose a boat load of draft picks and it failed to make the newpapers? Is there expected to be a ruling before next year's draft?
  17. We have well established upside in that case and our quarterback has more superbowls left in him than your one does.
  18. Are we using the larger fonts to compensate for a lack of size elsewhere perhaps? His arm is good enough period. Canon arms and two cent IQ's (can you relate?) are common as dirt on the NFL unemployment line. If a canon arm were all that was required then people like Ryan Leaf would probably still be drawing a paycheck. Is there a maximum IQ size requirement before which you can become a Dolphin fan? All others are schlepped off to Jacksonville or something?
  19. For TX, False Dichotomy - The logical fallacy of false dilemma, also known as fallacy of the excluded middle, false dichotomy, either/or dilemma or bifurcation, is to set up two alternative points of view as if they were the only options, when they are not.
  20. "Bottom feeders".... There's a Tom Brady joke in there somewhere methinks.
  21. TX, Teams beat teams. An impartial observer would probably agree that the Jets failings this year have been more because the defense has not held up its end of the deal rather than problems with the offense. Please note that this is also all happening with zero running game. 31st in the league coming into last week. Chad Pennington has played well. Physically he has shown no after effects of the two surguries and in fact to these eyes he seems to have a little more mustard on the ball if anything. There really have never been questions about his football smarts and his ability to manage a game. Everything else being equal, the smarter field general is going to walk away a winner more often than not. The Jets were an awful team last year and not all of that was Herman Edwards. We have fairly big talent gaps in all areas which still need to be addressed. Mangini has been doing much of this with smoke and mirrors and the time tested appraoch of not standing in the way if the other team is intent on self destructing. Even so we managed to throw a pretty decent sized scare into a very good Colts team this week even if they were looking past us a little bit. Guess what, we are "improved". In fact I think that kickoff return by Miller cost us the game because I think we were going to move down the field for a win or a tie the way the game was going. I don't know how you measure excellence. Let me stipulate for the record my opinion that Tom Brady end up as the best quarterback to ever play the game when he finally hangs them up. I think he in the top three already depending on who is doing the counting. That said this is a game of teams and Chad has not had the benefit of good teams around him very often or he has been burdened by truly attrocious coaching during much of his pro career. When even partially healthy all the signs are that he can take a good team deep into a playoff run. I understand there are questions about his health and the only way to address those is to take hits and stay healthy. That will dog him probably for the rest of his career unless he goes five whole seasons without missing a snap. I am not a doctor so I don't know but I would put it to you that he has already performed way better than many people would have predicted. The were non-medical peaople on many Jets boards who were firmly of the opinion that Chad would never play a meaningful or well played game ever again at the NFL level. I for one have been quite impressed so far this year. The team still needs alot of work but Chad along with LC, Cotchery and Mangold have been gold up to this point. Please enumerate for me your current list of "elite" teams so there will be no ambiguity if we should ever go out and beat one of them. P.S. I do understand the use of the term "Pennyboy" but be aware also that if you continue to use it then you are possibly exposing yourself to charges that your are preoccupied with "boys" who play althletic sports. Somewhat like that Republican congressman who is finding himself in so much hot water of late.
  22. TX is feeling the man-love for the Chad'ster he just hasn't figured out how to have his Jimmy Swaggart coming to Jesus moment in public is all. "Lord I have sinned against you and the entire Jets Nation... <sniff> <sniff>...." Well, something along those lines anyway. Baby steps TX, baby steps. You can begin by fessing up to the notion that you are firmly in the camp of those who felt that our Penny would never again perform as well as he has done so far this year. And that you were wrong to think that. I say "our Penny" because I know that after all this time you have grown to admire him. "I have worshipped at the altar of false quarterbacks lord.... Vile, sinful quarterbacks who look upon other men with lust in their hearts..." Trust me it would go over well. Maybe we couldn't get yhou on Oprah but Beningo might not be out of the question....
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