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ZachEY

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  1. Yeah, these rankings are a little bogus. I don't have a problem with seeing us ranked high though; looking around the league nobody looks that great.

    I'd agree, we're a bit high... For now.

    But the reality is, as you say, no team has really asserted itself at this point. The Colts look to be back on track, but it's really only one impressive game. The NFC East is all good, but a big mess right now. Giants lost last night, and the reality is, they haven't beaten anyone. The Titans D looks good, but if you score 20+ on them, then what?

    Right now, the league looks wide open. Very interesting.

  2. well, im glad to hear all this, not suprised, since i figured those would wouldn't help wouldn't want to say it. but, its nice to know that others out there will help people out.

    just the other day someones car died here at a gas station in the pgh and the guy came in to ask if anyone had a pair of jumper cables, the cashier actually TOLD HIM TO LEAVE IF HE WASN'T PURCHASING SOMETHING! then she turns to me and says, "can you believe that, like its my fault he has car problems." i told her she didn't have to be a bitch about it and left my **** at the counter and went across the street to a different gas station. i didn't have cables but i at least tried to find someone who did.

    First off, everyone will say they'll help someone else when they're not presented with the actual situation.

    Second, when you're alone, you're more likely to help, as you're the only person that can help someone else.

    Third, the old man story is a case of what's called 'bystander effect', where no one helps because no one else is around helping. With so many people, you skirt personal responsibility as you're just one of a group not doing anything.

    The trick is, if you are a victim, to single out one person in the crowd, tell them 'you need to help me', so it becomes personal responsibility, that person is much more likely to help when they can't just hide in the crowd anymore.

  3. Again, it doens't matter what position he is playing, if he falls down the defender cant touch him without a penalty. Also, whats the hardest you can jam a guy? Your point is flawed and the "Knock Chad on his arse" tactic has been debunked.

    Actually, nothing was debunked, you're simply stating that once Chad IS 'knocked on his arse' nothing more can be done.

    It's true, if a defender were to lay an elbow drop on him once he hits the ground, that would be a penalty, the point he was trying to make was that there's nothing stopping the defender from destroying him right off the snap. And nothing to stop a team from lining up their strongest defender out wide against him... Who says it has to be a corner?

    And let's be honest, James Chadwick Pennington is not exactly known for his durability and ability to take hits.

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  4. Precisely why QB rating is an absolutely useless statistic. Pennington has 5 TD passes in 5 games. That's just not very good no matter how you spin it. One TD he threw yesterday was a trick play and the other was a 3 yard screen that the receiver took 77 yards.

    Put it this way: When an NFL football team resorts to college level trickery to try and win games it's really an indictment of the lack of confidence in the QB. And you want to tell me he's the 3rd best QB in the league?

    Yeah, I was wondering, 3rd in the league based on what?

    Passer rating? Completion percentage?

    Certainly not TDs. Certainly not yards.

    Maybe it's based on best QB throwing from the WR position, of which, he dominates the league.

  5. I'm sure you have watched enough Jets football to know that a six point lead in the 4th quarter doesn't come with the uneasy stomach and the fear that the other team will somehow score with a minute left to steal the game, even when the game seems well in hand.

    I have, certainly. But to me, this game felt like ours the whole way. They never really seemed in it.

    I'm trying to get over the Same Old Jets mentality and except the truth that pass results are no indicator of future outcome. Just because the quarter came up tails the last 20 times, it's still a 50/50 proposition. As a Jet fan, that's hard to believe, but we have a real team this year.

  6. agree with the point, but if teams are avoiding throwing to rhodes's side and revis's side then when do they throw? teams still have to throw the ball and attempt to make plays and im sure they do avoid rhodes side of the field i dont argue that at all but that doesnt explain why his has been a zero factor this season. there is a lot more to it.

    Because the logic that he has been a zero factor is faulty.

    Just because you don't see him making big plays, does not mean he hasn't been solid in coverage and doing everything right.

    Remember when Ty Law had what? 10 INTs for us? Did he really have a good year at the position? Or did he have 30 yards of defensive holding for every one INT? Perhaps you'd rather Antonio Cromartie, who will get you 12 INTs, and get beat for 12 big plays because he always plays for the ball?

    Listen, everyone would love Rhodes to have 20 INTs right now, but the point is simple, there's no reason to kill a guy, or call him overrated, when he's doing everything right. As we've seen in the past, Rhodes will make plays when given the opportunity... Has he really had many yet?

  7. Bottom line: Fans that leave early with the best part of the game still to come are not real fans as far as I am concerned. That includes a good portion of our current fan base and will be much the same, post PSL's. I would be freaking out if someone forced me to leave a game where the outcome is in doubt. These people must leave a good mystery movie just before finding out who the killer is.

    Not that I don't agree, but even when the Bengals were up 7-0, this game was never in doubt.

  8. agreed. still doesnt explain where he is on blitzes.

    As I said earlier in the thread.

    The safety blitz is a very risky play, one that leaves a team very vulnerable against the pass, ie a quick slant where the WR beats the corner and has nothing but sunshine ahead of him.

    When we blitzed him heavily, it was because we needed to take that risk, because he was our only option of generating pressure. Now, we can get pressure with our OLBs, which is what you're supposed to do in the 3-4, and there's no need to take a safety out of position 3 or 4 times a game.

    Less gimmicks means less #s for Rhodes, but a significant improvement for our defense, as is evidenced by the overall #s.

    -The defense rests-

  9. d. Uh, Jets? Don't go patting yourselves on the back too hard after that, ahem, uneven performance against the Bengals.[url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/10/12/week6/index.html]

    OH.MY.GOD

    Lets form a lynch mob, Peter King doesn't think we should 'pat ourselves on the back too hard' after we beat an 0-5 team who was missing their best player at the most important position, a team that we should have beaten, and had some trouble putting the ball in the endzone, also threw two interceptions deep in their territory.

    This was a good win, and we did what we were supposed to, but he's right, all we know from this game is we didn't do what we as jets fans always fear we will do, play down to the opponents level.

  10. What a conundrum...

    When the PSLs hit, the real fans will be disenfranchised and the stadium will be 70% filled with 'fans' who don't make noise, who spend little time in their seats, and are not 'real fans'. But, right now, according to everyone, the 'real fans' don't show up to fill the stadium, who arrive midway through the 1st, who spend little time in their seats, and don't make enough noise. :confused:

  11. Me, 4Hcrew and 124 had this conversation after the game yesterday. What bothers me is that you go to bat for this guy and claim he got the raw end of the deal for two straight season with not making the probowl but again like last season off to a quiet start. You sit there and just wait for him to make a play, right now minus waving his hands in the air on third downs he has been a non factor, now on the other hand I am a HUGE Rhodes fan so I'm willing to say that he isn't be utilized now to his strengths and that falls in the lap of Mr. Bobby Sutton. Plain and simple he is farrrrrrrr from being overated he is filled with talent and a impact player for us we have seen this but 5 games in you just need to ask yourself where is he and when will he show up...

    After Troy Polamalu had his big year in 2004, he's never touched those numbers again. Why?

    Because teams scheme away from the better players on your team when they can.

    Kerry Rhodes will make his plays... Anyone killing him should answer this, if you're going to throw the ball down field, and you have the choice between throwing at Kerry Rhodes or Eric Smith, which direction are you calling the plays?

  12. list of biased statistics

    You forgot to add all of his stats when he played behind the bears offensive line, just 2 years ago.

    2006: 1200 yrds, 4.1 YPC, 6TDs, 1 FUM

    That's playing on a team with another 1st round RB.

    Unless he left his ability/heart in Chicago, our run blocking has something to do with it as well. And again, I'll repeat, I'm not exonerating Jones, just saying he's not horrendous like many Jets fans claim.

  13. Are you serious? Yesterday this guy had only 2TD's his last 20 games. When have you seen this guy "explode"?

    When did we ever see Curtis Marin "explode"? Some guys just aren't built that way. (Oh, and I'm not comparing the two players, just making a point)

    It's not like we see Leon Washington making his way through huge holes either. The point is that it's not all TJ, he's mediocre, but he's not exactly being given gaps like some of the other comparable backs in this league.

    If you want to blame our lack-luster running game all on him, go ahead, but that's ignoring the reality as no one else behind our line is making huge strides, including Leon, and while the sample size is small, Chatham didn't exactly do anything with his carries today.

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