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newjakecity

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  1. It's not shocking. Officiating seems to have gotten worse every year. What's more troubling is that it seems the same teams get the good calls every year. When a coach doesn't perform, he gets fired. When a player doesn't perform, he gets cut. When an NFL official doesn't perform, not only do you have the NFL breaking their backs to make sure that nobody criticizes the sacred cows known as the NFL officials, but you have too many fans that seem to take the attitude of "Never use the officials as an excuse" or "If you were really good, you would have won in spite of the officiating".
  2. What a drama queen baby. This is the same guy that refused to go to the white house twice (not for political reasons, but because he felt the president should want to visit them even when they don't win the super bowl )
  3. He and Jenny Vrentas have been a nice change. They both give well thought out analysis and you actually can learn something you may not have known by reading their articles.
  4. Oh it's that same douche. Well no wonder he assumed they made the right call without even looking at it . Sports writers should never try to be comedians as they are rarely good at it.
  5. On another note, interpret this how you will, but I think Rex is basically all but saying that Revis needs to tough it out and that the must be 100% rhetoric is getting old: http://twitter.com/TheJetsStream Rex on Revis sitting with Bye in Wk 7? "If he's healthy, we want to play Darrelle...It's not vacation time. It's time to beat somebody" #nfl http://twitter.com/JennyVrentas Rex: "Is he going to be better 3 wks from now, if we don't play him? That's still to be determined." #nyj
  6. Personally I'm surprised as many people are on Revis for trash talking as they are. I'm pretty angry at Revis myself, but it has nothing to do with him trashing Moss. It has to do with the training camp holdout that basically contributed to the hamstring pull that has lasted all season. I'd be pissed even if he was a mute under those circumstances. I just hope that whatever rest he needs (be it Denver and the bye or beyond that) will help the injury heal and he can get back to being the elite cornerback we came to know. He was not a one year wonder. He was good in 2007 even as a rookie, great in 2008, and unbelievable in 2009. I would gladly take even the 2008 level in the second half.
  7. Miami. Two reasons: 1) New England has home games in Dec/Jan against both the Jets and Miami. Miami on the other hand has to travel to both places in the late season. Based on that, you'd have to think New England has the edge in terms of advantage, so I'd rather them having to play catchup as much as possible. 2) Look at the next four games for both teams after the bye (both coming up after the game). New England hosts Baltimore, is at San Diego, hosts Minnesota, and is at Cleveland. Can't see them going less than 2-2. Whereas Miami is at Green Bay, hosts Pittsburgh, is at Cincinnati, and at Baltimore. They could steal one, but they won't be favored to win any of those games.
  8. It's nice to see the haters called out, but I disagree with this statement: But for the Jets, so often the forgotten team even in their own city, to receive so much attention, let alone vitriol, is a new phenomenon. Maybe receiving attention is a new phenomenon and maybe the hate has become more vocal, but in the twenty years since I've followed football closely (and growing up in a Jets family 11 years before that), I can tell you that the Jets hate has always been there. It didn't matter if the coach was Rex Ryan, Herman Edwards, Bill Parcells, or whoever (just so people can stop using the Rex Ryan talks too much excuse). Maybe its because certain parts of the national media hated New York and certain parts of the local media hated the team that wasn't the beloved, precious, "classy" Giants. Or maybe it is pure scapegoating. The hate has always been there. The difference is that instead of the hate being in the form of laughter and disdain, the hate is now in the forms of a "who do they think they are" attitude.
  9. I know Ronnie Brown got a DUI in the offseason. I'm sure the Dolphins have already suspended him for a game this year. It's only the evil Jets that would dare play a guy who did this.
  10. After reading some of Ray Lewis's comments (here and elsewhere), I've come to a few conclusions: 1) What he says about Sanchez reeks of mind games. Bart Scott once said that his goal with trash talking was to get the other guy so focused and angry on him that it threw him off his game. To me, this is what Ray Lewis is doing with Sanchez. Luckily for us, there is nothing that Lewis has said that Bart Scott has not already said in practice. Sanchez may not succeed Monday, but it won't be because of Lewis's words. 2) When you hear Ray Lewis take issue with Ryan's comments about play calling from Hard Knocks (the tap out comment), it reeks of being a cry baby. For somebody who dishes it out, he sure doesn't seem able to take it (and ftr, it wasn't even a bad comment, just pointing out how hard calling the plays can be). 3) During last year's preseason game, Ray Lewis refused to shake Rex Ryan's hand at the end of the game. At the time, I couldn't help but think that it was bitterness for choosing Scott over Lewis when free agency started, and that bitterness still seems to be there. Kind of pathetic.
  11. Great news if true, but I have a hard time believing it.
  12. I have no problem with skepticism as long as its based on something. Questioning whether Sanchez will step up is obviously the biggest key to the season and is a legit question mark on whether the Jets are contenders or are overhyped pretenders. What I can't stand is when people predict failure and throw out the "same old Jets" chant with almost no analysis whatsoever other than "well they're the Jets, they'll blow it". Get enough of that crap from opposing fans (and sorry, the Jets hate did not just begin this year).
  13. I think trying to go to his hometown and trying to find information from friends/acquaintances (or even find Revis himself) was okay. I think trying to get quotes from his grandmother was a douche move on Cimini's part.
  14. 11:59 on Monday needs to be the Revis deadline. Pull all offers for the year unless he reports by then. Otherwise, ris If you want to prevent any

  15. I don't know if Sanchez is gay, but this is disturbing news: http://twitter.com/TheJetsStream WFAN radio reported that #Jets Mark Sanchez attended a Justin Bieber concert last night. #nyj #nfl I guess its better than having a quarterback that models himself after Bieber, but Yikes!!!!
  16. Still waiting to hear how thinking your team is the team to beat is equivalent to trashing the Patriots. Wouldn't that mean he's trashing every team in the league....or do the Patriots feel slighted whenever anybody doesn't kiss their collective a**es? Ryan is cocky and believes his team is the best, but he doesn't trash other teams despite popular opinion. All I'm hearing from Patriot fans are excuses to defend an analyst that gets paid to give objective analysis but still talks like he's on the Patriots. Tedy Bruschi is able to set his loyalties aside, why can't Harrison?
  17. I blamed Revis's agents because they have a history of pulling this type of crap with the organization. The Jets have had five acrimonious contract squabbles over the last five years that have (unfairly IMHO) painted the organization as cheap and unwilling to take care of their own. Four of those five contract squabbles involved Schwartz/Feinsod clients. The fifth (Leon Washington) involved an agent that seemed to be in over his head (held Washington as valuable as MJD, which even at the time seemed overvalued). The Jets are not unique in this situation as the agents seem to pull these type of maneuvers across the NFL (Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, etc) and I don't believe they negotiate in good faith (i.e. if they have a star, either the team has to cave to their demands or he doesn't play). That being said, Revis is a grown man and it has to be up to him to put an end to this and pressure his agents to get something done. He's the one that (worst case scenario) would potentially spend two years out of football (holdout and lockout), not his agents. He's the one taking the PR hit (Greedis, Mevis, etc), not his agents. He's the one that loses out on the endorsement deals (and though his agents likely take a money hit here as well, its not nearly as big as the one Revis is taking). I said it before and I'll say it again: This cannot go into the season. We can't be in a position where negotiations wind up depending on whether the Jets start fast or not. It would be foolish of the Jets to cave with an 0-2 start and I'm sure Team Revis would feel it foolish to cave with a 2-0 start (when anybody does a deal out of deseparation, they are more likely to get screwed). My deadline would be 11:59 PM on Monday night. Team Revis has until then to sign or else all deals are effectively pulled and we can try again next year (or he can report under his current contract).
  18. I don't recall the quote hearing the Jets (specifically Rex Ryan) trashing the Patriots. Could somebody please post it? Thanks in advance.
  19. That I agree with you 100% on and have felt that way from the beginning. Jets are not likely super bowl contenders without Revis. Revis loses any earning power (playing football or endorsements) by not playing. I only say labor day because it just seems like it's being put into a position where he would ultimately gain leverage by the Jets losing (and vice versa) if this goes into the season. Simply put due to history, I really have a hard time trusting Neil Schwartz. I'm not one of those "honor your contract" people. I almost always side with the players when it comes to wanting to get more money (they can get cut for underperforming or if they get injured to a point that diminishes their skill). But it just seems like that Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod are holding what could be a special season hostage in order to get all of their demands met without seemingly any negotiation and I don't like the idea of rewarding that type of behavior (nor do I think it makes business sense).
  20. I really hope you're right. I just don't trust Revis's agents.
  21. Where's the limit? And I didn't think we should take a hard line, but we can't risk this becoming a season long thing regardless of the outcome and regardless of whether this results in an 0-2 start or whatever. And suppose that doesn't happen. Suppose the Jets start out 2-0 (or the losses aren't as a result of Cromartie and "his assistants", Wilson looks pretty good btw and shouldn't be minimized). Wouldn't Revis lose leverage? Bottom line, my opinion, he holds out one game, then I cut off negotiations until he comes back.
  22. Its from a Bob Glauber tweet. Might or might not be accurate, but considering that he supposedly wants $160 million, it makes sense.
  23. Deleted original comment. Discretion is the better part of valor. But I agree with the above.
  24. I honestly hope negotiations are going well, but I have my doubts. If they are not and I'm Mike Tannenbaum, on August 30th (one week from Labor Day, two weeks from the start of the season), I give the Revis team an ultimatum (me as Tannenbaum): 1) Take the long term deal we proposed at $120 million. If guranteed money is an issue, we can discuss it that week. OR 2) Take the short term deal and we'll revisit next year. If we do that, we would consider (and this would be dependent on a number of factors so it is in no way a promise) not buying back your years but instead making you an RFA. That way you can try to get the money you want and we protect ourselves by either matching it or getting a 1st and 3rd in the process. Like I said, that's dependent on a number of factors (status of poison pill, how well does Cromartie play, etc) The deadline for accepting both deals is Labor Day. If you sign on Labor Day or before, you can prepare with your team to take on Balitmore. If you do not, then negotiations are cut off at which point you can report anytime you want at your current salary (minus fines) or sit the year. We are really excited about the team we have and we CANNOT have years of hard work being derailed due to a contract dispute distraction (no matter who that player is). And BTW, you sit the year and you risk millions in endorsements as not only will you not be playing the sport that helps you get endorsements in sports history, but you'll go down as a New York villan that nobdoy would want endorsing their products. Choice is yours. P.S Schwartz/Feinsod: You're already on thin ice as it is with this organization. If this holdout lasts into the season, you can forget about any of your clients (draft eligible player or free agent, superstar or journeyman) EVER joining the Jets organization. We won't negotiate to help improve your client's salary, we make it clear in pre-draft talk that we won't take your client and why. You may not care now, but this is going to cost you money in the long run. I almost think if he plays this year and we get a 1st and 3rd for him next year, (if Cromartie and Wilson both play well that is and Cromartie can be resigned), I almost think we should do it. We'd have Revis for this year, maximize what we can get next year, and are more likely to keep the rest of our core around afterwards. But note that if he chose to sit out, I would make this guy rot before I ever gave him what he wanted. If he chose to come back, he'd be the best dime back in NFL history. If he didn't, he'd be part of a "Where are they now" segment.
  25. To further this conversation: http://twitter.com/BobGlauber $162 million. RT @DeBo_XL So what does Revis really want? SMH. Samuel isn't on Revis's level, but he wants a contract that totals nearly three times what Samuel got. Unbelievable. Schwartz and Feinsod don't negotiate, they extort.
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