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You can forgive Jets’ rookie punter Lachlan Edwardsicon-article-link.gif if he was a little starstruck. After all, fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman was on the sideline Sunday and Edwards wasn’t going to boot away the chance for an introduction.“It was funny,” he said this week on Inside the Jets. “I actually ran out and Tanner (Purdum) pointed to Mr. Johnson, who was speaking to Hugh Jackman. I just sat down and said I have to talk to him, he’s the probably the only other Australian in the building.”

The 6’2” Jackman, who has done it all throughout his illustrious acting, singing and producing career including the part of Wolverine, warmly greeted the 6’4”Edwards upon his arrival.“I ran over and said, ‘Hey, how are you doing? I’m a big fan, great to see you.’ He said G’day mate and shook my hand and I ran off and did my warm-ups,” Edwards said. “I was a little bit starstruck before the game started, but it was good to see the big movie stars out there.”While the Jets didn’t get the win Sunday, it might be a good idea to bring Jackman around more often.  Edwards was terrific, pinning the Seahawks back inside their 20 on three occasions and dangerous return man Tyler Lockett (two returns, 8 yards) was a non-factor.

“We’ve had a pretty hard stretch with the returners with Tyreek Hill from Kansas City and we just had Lockett. who is a Pro Bowl player I believe,” he said. “And now this week we have Antonio Brown and it doesn’t get any easier the next couple of weeks. The big focus has been direction, hang time and placement of the ball, so that’s sort of what we’re trying to do.”Through his first four professional games, Edwards is averaging 43.7 yards a punt with a net average of 38.2 yards. Half of his 12 punts have been downed inside the opposition 20.“I’m trying to give my best for the coverage guys,” he said. “Sometimes I hit it in the middle of the field when I should’ve had a bit more direction, so I’ve kind of put them out on an island and made them make plays. Luckily for me, they’re good enough athletes and they’ve gone down and done that for me.”

After the Jets’ most recent game, Edwards made sure he placed a message back to a loved one Down Under.“I texted my mom because of course she’s a huge fan of Hugh Jackman,” he said. “She was super happy for me.”
 

http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-7/Edwards-Is-Locking-It-Down/8373e38d-b1e9-4bc8-b252-ac5ad24a2515

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At least our MVP played the first quarter of the season


And the Pats are 3-1 with their 2nd and 3rd string QB's.

How are the Jets doing with their $12MM franchise QB?

BTW, do you know the Pats are paying less this year for Brady, Jimmy G and Brissett combined than the Jets are paying Fitz?


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22 minutes ago, PatsFanTX said:

 


And the Pats are 3-1 with their 2nd and 3rd string QB's.

How are the Jets doing with their $12MM franchise QB?

BTW, do you know the Pats are paying less this year for Brady, Jimmy G and Brissett combined than the Jets are paying Fitz?

 

 

T-minus 2 months until we find out how Belichick cheated to get to 3-1. 

I'm thinking a lifetime ban for the two after their next offense. What about you?

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T-minus 2 months until we find out how Belichick cheated to get to 3-1. 
I'm thinking a lifetime ban for the two after their next offense. What about you?


I heard Ernie Adams spent his summer down here at NASA taking advanced drone flying lessons.

Must be buying the grandkids drones for Christmas.


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3 hours ago, PatsFanTX said:

 


Probably just me, but I'm not sure if you want your punter to be your MVP through the first quarter of the season.
 

 

Do you remember Herm's last year there Tex? Wanna take a wild guess who the team's MVP was that year?

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3 hours ago, Beerfish said:

Where are the 3 or 4 people on here that thought Quigley was good last year.  Amazing it took this team so long to actually get a good punter.

/raises hand

I thought ol' Quigley Down Under was acceptable, and Punter a minor issue in the grand scheme.

Edwards has been very good, no doubt.

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7 hours ago, PatsFanTX said:

 


I'm drawing a blank SoFla.

Will you be south of the storm?
 

 

Looks like we were spared Mike-we still even have power. as of 10:00 PM it's north of us and 65 miles off the coast- Oh yea Punter Ben Graham

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