Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looks Like I Missed Some Stuff

For some reason I can't click the links in the comments. Was traveling most of yesterday. I can only gather that there is something in there about Mangini naming his kid after Favre. That's ridiculous, and if true, a fireable offense in itself. I also don't buy Mrs. Mangini going for the idea.

It was nice to wake-up to this:

Cowher doesn't want Favre and withdraws from HC consideration

Nice job Boner and Tannenbaum. Nobody wants your pet projects. Another interesting thing in there: Tannenbaum and Mangini didn't make decisions together as much as I thought. I thought Mangini was more involved in personnel. I get the sense Woody is becoming too involved lately a la Dan Snyder. Why is he at the press conference? Was he at Herm's firing or any others?

Bob Glauber telling it like it is

The longer Favre goes without deciding the greater his chance of coming back I think. It should be obvious that the right decision is to leave. The longer this drags on it seems as though Favre will be convincing himself to come back.

I think Kerry Rhodes' comments hint at some frustration. I'm thinking it was kind of one of those things where someone tries to discourage you from doing something by telling you you can do it but then describing in detail all the sucky stuff and leaving out the good stuff.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Favre's Green Bay Perks and other Primadonna-ness

Jay Glazer: (found this at scroll down to the Favre section.

Synopsis, had own dressing room and office in GB. Hated being called out by Mangini

Some other decent stuff from

It seemed as though that site was in the tank for Favre a couple of weeks ago. Now they are coming around

Please dont let Favre be running this team. It doesnt even make business sense at this time. Nobody will buy a PSL based on Favre coming back now.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Jets are a Joke

Mangini gone. And somehow Tannenbaum isn't. The only way this could possibly make sense is if Mangini wanted Favre and convinced Tannenbaum to go along with it. Maybe that was the case. Who knows?

Cotchery and Rhodes said Favre can come back as long as he participates fully in the offseason. This confirms my suspicions that Favre did not grasp the playbook.

An anonymous player (just saw it on ESPN) said that plays calls were catered to Favre and departed from what the Jets had been doing. More evidence the guy is not adaptable.

Even more similarites emerge between the Favre/Palin scenarios. I kinda just brought that up as a joke before because they were both dumb. Now it looks like both were "shoot the moon" with an unqualified person situation.

Now the Jets are down a QB, a coach, and a 3rd round draft pick. Maybe not making the playoffs was not best for the Jets. I hadn't counted on Mangini being fired.

What's worse:

No QB, new coach, no third round pick


No QB, Mangni, second round pick

It will be fun to watch all the beans be spilled a la the McCain campaign now that this is over. Should be juicy. I doubt Mangini will say anything though, at least not directly. Might just have to rely on "sources close to..."

I still don't see how a crappy 39 year old QB stinking up the place in the last 5 games is Mangini's fault.

This could just be one more situation where someone leaves the Jets and has the last laugh.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Two Too Many Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stouts

That means my candy ass had two. They are strong though (10%). Too much going on right now. Wii. Trying to find Caps highlights. Maybe SNY will tell me the numbnuts retired. I was going to photshop some pictures, but I'm tired. Maybe I'll read about something stupid the douche said and comment about it.

For those of you who actually find me entertaining and insightful keep on the lookout for something to the effect of Haven't settled on a name yet.

Here is a preview: (almost exclusively first half of rookie season. 3 more years of material out there)
if that piqued your interest and you have the time...

He actually deserves the attention he gets. He should probably get more..

***Update: I'm probably not going to start the Ovechkin blog. I'm sure there are already a ton of them

More Later (Have to eat dinner...)

for now...

Oh yeah, and did you see that bitch run off the field? Didn't even take the last snap/knee with dignity. I know I know, Smith is faster, yada yada.

Did you see Chad and Clemens? I'd love to know what they said. My guess:

Chad: I'm sorry man. You got screwed. If you need a reference let me know. I'll help you with your resume.

Kellen: Thanks man. I knew I could count on you. You are a class act, unlike this dickbag #4.

Gift Wrapping from the Dolphins

Could the Dolphins gift wrap this game any more for the Jets?
Could Brett Favre gift wrap it back to them any more?

Missed tackles (on Keller at the end of the haf), dropped balls (Williams and Ginn, the latter got a 5 yard holding call though), penalties out the ass (two false starts in a row, two offsides, Ferguson holding, any more?).

The Dolphins came out jittery and ready to be beat and somehow the Jets are down five points at half time.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Daily News Wanker

Some wanker at the Daily News filled some space with this

"He is a beloved, longstanding figure in the NFL, known for his straight talk and his straight-arrow spirals. "

It makes for some nice reading if it wasn't fucking retarded. "Straight talk?" What did I miss? All I have known is some putz who repeatedly can't make up his mind about retiring, says shit about his shoulder which may or may not be hurt, and otherwise spews canned responses to anything he was asked. Didn't he also not give interviews to anybody other than Chris Mortensen or John Clayton while in GB? I remember reading that once from I think a reputable source.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Brett Favre Might Be Hurt

I'm sure we've all heard the sob story.

Lets just add this to reason to the one of many you don't trade for an old stupid QB with a long consecutive games started streak:

Anything short of amputation and Mangini can't bench the guy. He can't end the streak of a "legend".

I like this article from Sam Borden of the Journal News. Actually I hate it. Hey Sam, just because you didnt seen this coming doesn't mean others didn't. It's nice to think that you know more anybody and that if you didn't then nobody else could have. No ego there.

I saw it coming. Unlike you, I'll admit I'm not the smartest guy in the world. So, if I saw it coming, I'm sure others did too.

Maybe by "nobody" you meant all the wuss media.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mangini's a Moron. Kerry Rhodes Doesn't Like to Study. Ellis is Classy

Jets coach Eric Mangini bristled when asked if the quarterback swap should be considered a bad decision if the Dolphins finish ahead of the Jets.

"It doesn't come down to that," Mangini said. "They aren't in a cage match on Sunday. There are two teams that play."

Really Mangina? Are you indicating the Dolphins have more talent? That's just laughable you moron. So one QB with a worse team is playing better and leading that team to a better record than a QB with a better team. That tells me the first QB has to be better. The only other variable is coaching. So what's it gonna be? Is Chad better than Favre or are you a bad coach?

"He's going to come here looking to put us out of here for good," said safety Kerry RhodesKerry Rhodes , Pennington's former training camp roommate.

Rhodes was one of several Jets who said it's no surprise Pennington is having a big season. Rhodes recalled Pennington coming into their room at training camp late at night, still wanting to talk Xs and Os and Rhodes telling him to go to sleep.

So Chad knew the offense and the defense and was eager to work on both and challenge his teammates. Now we have a QB who just throws hard like a meathead. I'm glad we chose tha anti-intellectual route.

"I'm not surprised," said defensive end Shaun Ellis, who played eight seasons with Pennington. "I think you all (the media) are more surprised than anything. Chad has always been a hard worker, a guy who is going to come in and give it his all. Even with the injuries, he worked his butt off to get back."

In addition to his two well-documented rotator cuff surgeries, Pennington played most of last season with torn ligaments in his ankle.

"I'm happy for him. He deserves it," said tight end Chris Baker, who played six seasons with Pennington. "He works extremely hard and he's a pro. How could you not root for a guy like that? He's a good guy."

I don't know. Ask the 10,000 morons who showed up at the first Favre practice and the 80,000 in the seats at last year's home opener when Pennington got hurt.

Fire up next season now. PLAY CLEMENS! Give us hope or dread. Uncertainty is the worst.
If Favre and the Jets don't make the playoffs, it also will be troubling because it will begin another off-season, for Favre, of "will he or won't he?" Because of the Favre experiment, the Jets didn't develop either of their young quarterbacks, Kellen Clemens or Brett Ratliff, this season. And with the 39-year-old living legend iffy at best to play in 2009, the Jets cannot be sure who will be under center next September.

But if the Jets win Sunday and get some help, that harsh reality can be pushed back, at least for a week. And of course, if it is Pennington who knocks the Jets out of playoff contention, that will hurt that much more for a fan base that may not always have liked the cerebral but weak-armed Pennington at quarterback, yet always respected him. And while the low-key Pennington won't admit it publicly, you can bet he feels he has something to prove Sunday.

I guess we'll just leave it at that for now

Monday, December 22, 2008

Paging Jay Greenberg...

No column from him in the Post today. I only hope what he wrote/writes is so correct and so scathing he needed two days to write it. Although, I would have thought that he already had one on the shelf.  Did the NYPost censor him?  This guy has been the most textual critic for the past few weeks and he disappears now?

Holy Shit. Someone Got Paid to Write This

I wanted get an early peek at what I think would be a good Jay Greenberg text beating on Favre and the Post apparently is slow at puttin up tomorrow's stuff. I stumbled upon this piece of shit:

Wow. This guy gets paid a full time wage? I spend 15-30 minutes a day on my shit. This fucker's job is watch and write about sports and the Jets. Nice observations dickhead. Anything else you want to enlighten me with?

Zero credibility

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Player Haters' Ball

Chris Collinsworth just said "It looks like Brett Favre wears underwear without dickholes in them". Actually he didn't, but he told it like was. Juxtaposed (not my word) to Pennington's year. All you really have to do is juxtapose it to today. Chad with a very serviceable day in zero degree weather. Favre without.

I'll update this post with worthy criticism from others. I've been saying my piece for months. I don't think I have anything new to add. Didn't see the game. Didn't have to. The way-to-high "pass short right incomplete" to "pass short right complete" ratio said it all.

"The Thrll is Gone"...

for those of you actually thrilled at somepoint

Hopefully I can turn the keys over to the professionals now...

SEATTLE -- If this is Brett Favre's kind of weather, then the magic is gone for the veteran
quarterback. And so likely are the Jets' playoff chances.

Maurice Morris sliced through the snow like a sled for a season-high 116 yards and John Carlson scored the only touchdown on a short pass from backup Seneca Wallace as the lowly Seahawks ended New York's stay atop the AFC East with a 13-3 upset Sunday.

Mike Holmgren, Favre's confidant and former coach in Green Bay, went out a winner in his final home game as the leader in Seattle -- largely because Favre came up short when the Jets (9-6) needed him most.

Don't even bother showing up next week. Just go home.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Ten Straights to the Mush"

Since people seem to think I'm just some Negative Nelly (and just for your viewing pleasure), here is something I get excited about: The Washington Capitals.  There is really nothing not to love. They play an exciting end to end game with the best player in the world who will score the nicest goal and lay the biggest hit. Then mix in a Donald Brashear fight and you've gotten your 35$ worth (ticket plus two beers). Best deal in sports.  Any sports fan should give them a look when you see them on TV, particularly in the slow days of March when they have two weekend NBC games against the Pens. I don't know if I've seen one player hate another like Ovechkin hates Malkin.  He has literally tried to cleanly hospitalize him the past 2 or 3 games.

Anyway check out this fight from today five or ten times. You'll see a different punch land each time. Then throw in the awesome camera angle up against the glass and you really see that these hockey punches actually do hurt, something I forget from the upper deck or regular camera view. Then mix in the speechless announcers and some sweet Canadian twang accent and verbiage.

If it really piques your interest, there is a clearer vid on (about :50 in I think)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Less Practice for the Meathead Idiot

Keep that arm that can't throw more than 20 yards fresh...

Am I the only one who thinks Favre needs more practice...I don't know... maybe so he can hit a receiver in stride or not throw the ball over a standing-still Keller's head from 10 yards away?

This team is searching for anything right now. Who is more desperate, the Jets or Evander Holyfield?

Now that I've thought more about this whole pressure thing from my previous post. Maybe Favre is immune. By the time articles of the Jets' collapse are written he'll have been shuttled back to his outpost in Mississippi where he doesn't know how to use the internet, where he doesn't get the NY papers, doesn't watch the NY TV channels, and doesn't listen to NY radio. The only sports news he'll get will be from ESPN which will either filter out all the negative Favre stuff or just sweep the whole thing under the rug. ESPN is probably telling Boras and Teixiera to not make a decision until Brett is done. That way SportsCenter will focus 99% on Teixeira then briefly mention the "Jets" lost.

Meantime, Brett will read that book that some numbnuts posted in the comments containing fan letters to Brett.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Favre and Pressure

I've been reading lots of stuff (I think mainly from moron commenters on newspaper websites) about Favre being a big game player, playing under pressure, and being able to lead this team to the playoffs. He has also shown that he can be a big game stinker. Giants last year. Didn't he lose like the first playoff game in 200 years below 40 degrees at Lambeau to the heavily underdog early Michael Vick Falcons too? Clearly whatever aura that has surrounded him has vanished.

But has he really played under pressure? I mean where is the pressure playing in front of fans who have deified you for probably getting lucky a couple times in a row? Brett Favre could fart in their dinner tonight and they wouldn't care.

This season will be the first time where at least some of the fans won't give a F what he did in the past. This year it won't be OK if he screws up. He hasn't done shit for Jets fans besides potentially cost us our future. This season there are writers pouring lighter fluid on their computer waiting to flame him in the papers. I'm expecting big things from the NY Post's Jay Greenberg. He probably had one all teed up ready to go until Elam and Ellis crashed the party.

It seems as though once the Jets get through their first expertly scripted two drives, that get them points, the wheels come off. Favre is only capable of cramming for 1 quarter worth of the game plan then he cracks.

Let's see if he leads the Jets this year as well as he leads his sheep.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Favre in the Pro Bowl

I didn't know enough people in GB had internet access to stuff the ballot box.

Anyway. What a joke.

Oh yeah, four other Jets offensive starters voted in too, making Favre's shitty performance this year even worse. He has the protection and he has the running game, yet he still averages less than 7 yards per attempt.

And I'm supposed to stop hating...

Maybe others should stop blindly obsessing...

Looks Like the Media's Testes Dropped

Been away for a couple days doing some completely un-Favre-related hateful activities. It's good to see the media finally grow a set and start writing the negative truth about the guy who is a million times or so more of a man than I am (according to someone in my comments).

Jay Greenberg was ahead of the media curve a couple weeks ago and maintained a strong this week.

I found a couple of other columns telling the truth today. Some others were questioning the trade's success or failure.

Favre has to be on about his ninth life by now.

Lots of the comments left on the newspaper sites must be written by Green Bay people who have known nothing in their life other than Favre. Apparently we NYJ fans (or former fans) just don't understand how much this guy has done for a completely different city with nothing else to do but watch the Peckers. Thus, we should revere him too. I just find it hard to believe that NY'ers have the level of irrational sentimentality for the guy that they are willing to cut him a break. Although I would believe that a lot of Jets fans are dumb enough to not realize implications beyond this year's roster.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Put Your Fucking Arms Down

Brett Favre put your fucking arms down you grab ass playing asshole. You are not allowed to celebrate this win. You suck. Go back to the locker room with your tail between your legs (or your arm up your ass, whatever the human equivalent is). You did everything in your power to lose this game. You fucking blow. Anybody who does not see that the Jets are the luckiest fucking team in the world right now is a absolute moron.

I will not list every reason why the Jets were lucky this game. It should be obvious to anybody who watched. The fucking guy even runs 3 feet past the line of scrimmage and throws the ball (incomplete) without a call. Nice pass to Keller who was wide open on the last real drive of the game near midfield.

The only QB worse than Brett Favre in the entire league right now is JP Losman.

Does anybody feel confident with this guy at QB against a competent team right now? He made one good pass: the TD to Cotchery.

The Mangini reaction after the the second int was awesome. All he did was mutter "shit" like he expected it to happen. He wasn't even upset. It was the look of a guy who wants nothing to do with this guy at QB. I'm fairly certain this was thrust upon him by someone somewhere somehow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My God, He is So Dumb

Another good showing from Jay Greenberg. I sense he is just waiting to rip Favre apart when the time comes. He doesn't go full on rip job here as much as he presents Favre's dumb ass quotes and effectively rolls his eyes with his words or lack of.

According to Brett, nobody has figured out the Jets short passing game. It isn't clear if he has included himself and/or the Jets offense in that category. It's pretty irrelevant as far as opposing defenses go. They don't need to figure it out. It's as ineffective as shit. An extreme example would be saying nobody has figured out our two yard run offense. Nobody gives a F about it to figure it out.

Apparently the Jets not being able to throw deep is a matter of execution. Is that supposed to make us feel better? You know what is also a matter of execution? Me not being a professional athlete, because I can't F-ing execute at that level. BRETT CAN'T EXECUTE AN ACCURATE 25 YARD PASS WITH ANY CONSISTENCY. Is he going to learn this by next week when he hasn't been able to do it all year?

Regarding why he was brought here: "I haven't even thought about it", Brett the bumkin says. Well isnt that f-ing terriffic since we gave up a good QB and second round pick to get you? I'm glad you come here with no f-ing expectations. I'm sure he was upset to learn the Jets have FieldTurf so he can't play in the mud in his Wranglers.

The final three weeks of this season can't come soon enough. GET HIM THE HELL OUT OF HERE

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Three is not the most important number for the Jets

How incredibly short sighted this article is. It is thinking like this that has caused the economy to tank by the way. I'd like to know how much credit card debt this writer has...

Oh yes, please win these three games and take this flawed team with a QB who has become disabled by cold wet weather to a one and out in the playoffs. The dream season just experienced will completely validate this trade.

If THREE is the most important number right now, after the season the following numbers will become much more important

If Brett retires:
ZERO: As in number of proven NFL QBs on Jets roster
TWO: The round in which they will be missing a draft pick to either get a QB who likely won't be NFL-ready or trade up with their low 1st round pick to get a high 1st round pick and get QB who can maybe play in the NFL immediately.


If Brett stays (God no):
WHATEVER BRETT'S CAP NUMBER IS NEXT YEAR: As in a quantity of money to prevent upgrades at whatever position we want that is currently spent a useless player.
ZERO (from above) might become ONE: As is guy who played QB with some success year ago but no longer has it
ZERO (shows up again): As is number of people on the roster the Jets should feel comfortable with playing QB next year.
ONE: As in wasted roster spots occupied by Bretthole

Then maybe THREE in fact does become the most important number because it will be the minimum number of years it will take for the Jets to be competitive again.

Feel free to post any free agent ideas. I don't feel like looking that up. Although, when is the last time a proven franchise QB changed teams via FA?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stumbled Upon This...

Interesting article about factors that determine success in sports and other areas. Basically, nature isn't everything. Nurture accounts for a lot and often nurture is highly correlated with date of birth.


I was happy to find this nugget near the end:

How can we use this to look at excellence in sports in a better way?

Oh my. Where to start? Just look at the NFL draft. Every year someone drafts some fleet, rocket-armed, studly college quarterback in the first round and every year that can't-miss prospect misses. When are football "experts" going to wake up and accept the fact that success at the quarterback position is not about spectacular physical ability? It's about a million other things, starting with diligence and persistence and resilience and having a really, really big chip on your shoulder.

I wonder how he feels about Chad Pennington. This guy is not anti-intellectual.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


If last week wasn't midnight for Brettderella, is was 11:59:59 PM. The clock gonged mercilessly at about 7pm ET tonight. Actually it wasn't even really a Cinderella story. That would imply that Brett was good-looking and had a nice dress and glass slippers for at least a little while. The story goes more like this:

Homely Brett's hot stepsisters are forced or are nice enough to let him/her tag along on nights out to swanky clubs. Inspite of her unrefined-ness (spitting tobacco, farting, burping, drinking Bailey's and Rumpelminz) she gets a fair amount of hookups from dudes who "jump on the grenade" for their friends. Since it takes a truly special person to jump on a grenade, there are very few of them, and most won't do it twice especially within a few months of each other. They've been to all the clubs in town, nobody is grenade jumping and the hot stepsisters can't get any anymore now either.

I won't go into details about all the missed deep throws. Normally we try one per game and maybe my analysis was based on small samples. Today there were plenty. They were near nobody, except for the one that was picked in garbage time.

The Jets got beat today by a guy who knew his offense and could make all the throws necessary to implement it. I wish we had a QB with one of those abilities.

The Niners' TD that was called back due to holding on the Niners was a beautiful throw over one defender's outstreched arms and in front of two or three other defenders . Favre has not made one of those all year and probably cannot make one seeing as he lacks any semblance of touch and the ability to throw the ball in three dimensional space as opposed to lasers that travel in a two dimensional plane. Another great throw was made on the Niners' last TD over a defender and in front of the sideline and endline.

Who made these throws? Some guy named Shaun Hill. Either that guy is the best QB in the league or Brett Favre is "maybe the 50th best Georgia".

Now, just to pile on:

Why call a timeout on 3rd and 21 from what, the 15-ish yardline? You are not going to get a first down there. Go to 3rd and 26 and run your idiot proof draw, screen, scramble, etc. Bonehead. A team capable in competing in that game might have needed that timeout later.

The Brad Smith latteral on the kick-off shows no faith in the QB to bring you down the field in a timely manner. If it was a play called by the coaches, the coaches have no faith (I already believe this). If it was Brad Smith's idea, the players have no faith.

Soundtrack for tonight:

"Going, going, back, back, to Missi-ssippi" by Notorious I.N.T.

Don't let the door hit you in the ass...

Halftime in SF

Favre missed Cotchery on a deep throw. Not wide open, but a makeable throw if is it a little shorter or to the inside a little more. Nothing special by itself, but in the context of a whole season of missing these opportunities by the supposed good deep throwing Favre, might as well throw it on top of the heap.

The Jets are lucky to have 7 points. Stuckey made a really nice spinning one handed catch on a poorly thrown simple 7 or so yard out route that he turned into 24 yards and the Jets ended up scoring later.

The Jets are also lucky the Niners fumbled on their first drive or else it would likely be 21-7. The Niners tried to give back another 7 points but the O-lineman didnt get the memo and fell on the ball in the endzone.

The coaches have no faith in Favre. With 35 seconds left in the half and three timeouts, they run one of those conservative but possibly big plays on the screen to Brad Smith. Tackled for nothing, then basically a throwaway down the middle by Favre (at least it didnt look like it was to anybody in particular), then a screen to Leon. The second two plays are meaningless, but it is the first play that dictated what the rest of the drive would try to accomplish.

We gave up a 2nd round draft pick and a QB who is acquitting himself very well this year for what? To take the ball out of Brett's hands and hope he doesnt throw a pick in a situation where a little momentum from a FG before halftime would have been nice. Granted, nothing might have happened if we tried, but for all the hullabaloo and love that Brett elicits, I'd expect a little more.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Random Articles

I suppose since this blog is also about the media's treatment of Favre, specifically waiting for the harsh treatment to arrive, I should point out some articles that start to get to that point.

Jay Greenberg in the NY Post, more than just tipping his toe in the pool, might be sitting on the edge dangling his legs in up to the knee...

Calls Favre out on Favre's own evaluation of the playoff game against the Giants.
Mentions Favre has made one pass all season that Pennington couldn't (the TD to Coles in TEN). Leaves out the fact that there are probably plenty that Pennington could have made the Brett didn't, mainly those involving better decisions.
A good effort, a potential candidate for some good scathing after another loss

This doesn't pass any judgment on Favre, just basically a transcript of the idiot rambling:,0,1355618.story

Favre doesn't want to use injury as an excuse, except he is. The moment you bring up injury, even if you are saying you don't want to use it as an excuse, you are using it as an excuse. If you don't want to use it as an excuse, don't bring it up. This is one of my greatest athlete pet peeves. I also like the pre-injury warning. It should read like "I'm telling you, I'm gonna get banged up and suck, so don't get mad at me when it happens. Of course I didn't tell the Jets or anybody else this before the season because then nobody would let me play football. And I mean NOBODY. Not even the WGAFL. They are tired of me always playing automatic QB and taking breaks to pet the dog."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Did The Broncos Play With 12 Men?

Saw this article in the Daily News today...

Long story short. Coles was double covered all day (and other people should have been open).

Everyone knows we had a horrible passing day. Where are the adjusments by the QB? We have the greatest thing since sliced bread, a "field stretching TE" of the likes Favre has never seen before and wishes he had all his career, and another very good receiver in Cotchery. The Jets are not lacking for receiving options. The article that should be written tomorrow (it basically writes itself, just rework this one a little bit) is how Favre didn't take advantage of the other favorable receiving match-ups created by the attention paid to Coles.

More evidence Favre sucks. Potentially more evidence the media won't call him out.

Please don't read the comments at the bottom of that article. Some of them might make your IQ drop to that of the average IQ in Mississippi. I somehow managed to escape unscathed. You might not be so lucky

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thank You

Dear Plaxico Buress,

Thank you for shooting yourself in the leg. The distraction you have provided has served me greatly.

Brett Favre

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Washington (et al) Rejects Bailout for Brett Favre...

Leon Washington, that is, and the rest of the New York Jets, who are normally complicit in enabling a mediocre at best QB to grab headlines in wins where he was a negative factor.

Actually, they did try to bail him out. Washington had at least one 40 or so yard gain on a screen play. A play on which one of the announcers (the color guy BLEW by the way) said Favre was a "great screen QB". WTF if that? Here is what makes a great screen QB: get ball to Leon Washington and let the offensive line, consisting of recent first round picks and large FA signinings, block for him. Gone, however, was the monster Washington kick return, often for a TD. Although Thomas Jones did rip off a couple long TD runs to offset this lack of contribution from Washington.

Gone was the Cotchery or Coles circus catch on poorly thrown ball
Gone was the other team forgetting to show up for the first half
Gone were the other team's receivers forgetting how to catch
Gone was the softie penalty (though there were some) that gives the Jets four new downs inside the 5 yard line.
Gone was the stifling Jets defense

Present was the crappy throwing, particularly on anything greater than seven yards outside the hash marks. The fourth down that Cotchery didn't catch was underthrown. Would have been caught on a good throw. Favre missed an open Keller down the middle to go three and out at the end of the first half which allowed Denver to come back and get three points.
Present was the poor passing game inside the ten yard line: first and goal from the seven in the third quarter (where the Jets settled for the FG) and the Jets settled for negative five yards (after a sack/fumble). I won't get into detail about the garbage time fiasco from the three yard line. Favre is not in need of time. He has plenty of it and fails to find receivers against a poor passing defense. There were numerous examples of this today. There were also plenty of balls that were touched first by Bronco defenders. Favre lacks any kind of touch to make passes in a short field. Everything is a chest/head high line drive. He can't put balls up and over defenders.

The two turnovers on downs were pretty pathetic (before garbage time). I believe it was the first TOD, Denver brought EVERYONE looking for a run and the line picked it up. With that much time and an open secondary he should have found someone to whom to at least attempt a throw. The other TOD was a crappy throw on third and three preceding the underthrown heave to Cotchery

Brett Favre didn't lose this game. The Jets did. This time the Jets just didnt play well enough to overcome thier deficiency at QB, like they have recently.

I only saw maybe a quarter of this game. The stats and boxscore indicate I probably missed more crappiness than quality from Favre.

-Brett Favre is maybe the 50th best quarterback.
--In the NFL?
-In Georgia...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Decent Game

I suppose the guy played a decent game, except for disappearing at the end of the second half through third quarter. Two good drives at the end. A fairly uneven performance all around from the Jets though, aided by a couple big plays (Leon TD and Cotcherry circus catch on an underthrow).

I'm still not convinced this guy is worth the pick we have given up for him. This game merely offsets the Oakland game. The coaches don't trust him either. Running on third and three near the end of regulation? Shouldn't you have more faith in QB you traded for who seems to do nothing else lately but throw 3 yard passes at 75% success rate?

Favre tonight was like Sarah Palin in the VP debate. A few moments when she knew what she was talking about and didn't look confused, like when she (I won't say eloquently, more like 5th grade English-ly) spoke about not answering the questions she is asked and any time she mentioned America Joe and Six Pack the Plumber. Smooth on the rehearsed talking points, crappy every where else. Brett got in his rehearsed opening remarks (more than I initially expected him to do tonight). Got confused for a bit. Then the Joe Biden Patriots fell asleep and the moderator asked Palin to take her top off. The expectations were so low that a night without an interception returned for TD is considered a success.

NE was missing 3 studs on D. It's about time the Jets put some points on the board against a wounded/sub par defense. Perhaps I overstated Belichick's genius.

You have to admit, the Pats all but gave this game away and the offense didn't want to take it:

Turnover on downs instead of a FG
Watson letting go of the ball (I won't call it fumbling) for some reason
Bad snap
Pretty weak holding call at the end of regulation (the first one on Vrabel) which help set up the roughly 15 plays inside the 10 and the go ahead TD.

The Jets were given this game on a silver platter and needed a coin toss to win. That is not encouraging. If I was a bit more crazy, I'd be thinking this was an NFL mandate to create a fairy tale story for the old man (or Uncle Rico as noted by Joe Pezz).

I suppose I'm on temporary hiatus til next game.

Someone else beat me to the topic of my initial post by a couple of months.

Thankfully I did not submit this as a PhD thesis. Probably would have been busted for plagiarism. My thoughts are my own I swear

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jets Playbook Leaked...

Here is a page from the Favre-ified playbook Belichik has reportedly gotten his hands on. Notice how the Jets simplify things by leaving out all the filler. It just shows where the two receivers and RB are going. It's very similar to the 5 on 4 setup of the Wrangler Grab Ass Football League (well except for the lack of the 5th defensive guy) where Brett has achieved his greatest success recently.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Guy Who Would Have Been Perfectly Good Here

Not much to write about the current Jets QB right now. So let's look at the guy who apparently couldn't manage our team to winning. Was this worth giving up a 2nd round pick and at least one more win (up to this point in time)?

Calling Dolphins' QB Chad Pennington a "Game Manager" is not an Insult

I also like the first two paragraphs here, as it provides a nice contrast from the "There is no such thing as an ugly win" mentality a certain current NY QB likes to spew after throwing picks (which make me spew) all over the place (also where my spew goes) to garbage (where my spew doesn't go) teams that the rest of the Jets eventually overcome to win.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Now we wait for Thursday

The Rams suck. The Jets at any time have 10 good offensive or 11 good defensive players on the field at any time. Result = domination. NY writers might just as well not write about this a game and skip ahead to NE prep. Hell, the Jets should start practiing right now. They can't possibly be tired after that romp. Favre will need all the practice/film he can get after almost throwing two picks (in 19 attempts) against the 28th ranked pass defense.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Jason Whitlock Article Rebuttal

Anonymous posted this article in the comments a couple of days ago. Since I dont have anything else to write, I figured I'd address it on the main page

The article is purely hypothetical and I dont buy the premise that the Green Bay FO wanted to make a name for themselves so they traded Favre. A GM's job is to win. Not win their own way. 99% of GMs would be happy if nobody knew their name as this would mean they are doing a decent job and nobody is calling for their firing.

Regarding the extensions given to the GM and coach, particularly the GM. A GM without job security is a dangerous scenario as they are likely to mortgage the future for the short term to save their job. The FO did nothing more than any other team in sports has done who has wished to rebuild (if you even want to call what GB did rebuilding. they are 4-4 after all. thats a pretty small step back in order to take two steps forward in the future). The Packers will be better next year and years from now. That may be because Rodgers has developed nicely, or he didnt and they got a better QB than what a 40 year old Favre would be next year. It was not worth it to tread water with Favre and delay future progress. These are the decisions only a GM with job security will make.

The Packers drafted Rodgers because they had reason enough to believe that Favre was going to retire or have diminished skills in near future. Once that is done, there is no going back and it is time to either shit or get off the pot once a few years have passed. You've already paid the guy's signing bonus for the most part and might be into a cheap part of his contract. If he sucks you can cut him. But if he is good, you have a hell of a value on your hands and plenty of space on the cap to add around him.

You can't fault the Packers for wanting to find out about Rodgers. Keeping Favre delays any sort of progress you expect to make going forward.

A) It delays your decision on Rodgers
B) What is Favre's salary, 12 mil? It would be nice to have that cap space

I cant remember (or never knew in the first place) all the drama in July because, frankly, I didnt really care since never in my wildest nightmares would the Jets get him.
Did he have a no trade clause?
Did he not want to be a back up?
All I know is he wanted to pick his team or get cut (so he could pick his team) and that held up whatever progress he was going to make with whatever future team had the (mis)fortune of obtaining him. Doesn't sound like a guy who just loves the game and wants to play it. Brett Favre has become a team-wrecker. Just like a home-wrecker. It's hard to resist at the time. Then after your home is wrecked, you look back and think it wasnt that good anyway.

The Packers didnt owe him anything. The relationship was mutually beneficial. I certainly wouldnt expect anyone to owe me anything after theyt paid me close to 100 million dollars and had the good fortune to play 15+ years in the NFL. I only wish I can be victimized like that.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Game Management" and Brandon Tierney speaking out of his ass

Apparently Favre is begrudgingly now a "Game Manager". Aside from the fact that we had a perfectly good (and better) game manager who is also capable of running about 500% more plays on offense, this is disturbing for a number of reasons. Oh yeah, in addition to that QB that would have done just fine averaging 6-7 yards per attempt, we would also not be down a draft pick.

Lots of articles have been talking about how Favre managed the game last week.
How the hell does making a terrible decision in the 4th quarter that results in a pick/TD for the other team count as game management?
I guess that is because the RBs and OL grinded it out after the Jets completely neutralized the self-imposed threat that is Brett Favre but putting an electric dog collar on him.
Favre deserves NO CREDIT for last weeks win. NONE. He shouldnt even get his name in the paper (except for throwing a killer pick). He contribubted nothing more than what probably 60 QBs in the country could have.

FYI, Brandon Tierney just implied Shottenheimer is doing a bad job.

What is more likely:

A) A guy two years removed from being highly regarded for piecing together 10-6 season, and possibly being considered for some head coaching jobs, having no clue how to tell somebody to throw the ball far or forgetting everything he did back then that was successful.


B) Said person being severly limited in their creativity because the guy who runs all the plays in incapable of knowing where everyone on the field is supposed to go because he played in one system forever and came into camp two weeks late and was basically shell shocked.

The Anti Favre Scorecard

Looking at the newspapers and websites the past few days, those weakly leading the Anti Favre Brigade are:

The guy (from Newsday? Someone correct me if wrong. I'm lazy) who said the Jets would be 5-3 with Pennington too. I would go so far as to say 6-2 or 7-1. He would have beaten Oakland and I would say NE too. He also neglected to mention that the Jets would still have what is looking to be a 2nd round pick. I'll give him a 5 out of 10 for being anti-Favre. He kinda hid behind a pro-Chad perspective

and the Guy from the AFC East Blog on ESPN. He says the Jets are a running team (2 out of 10 on the scathe-meter). He says Favre is overrated but "not bad" (5 out of 10). I beg to differ. He says Jenkins is the MVP of the Jets (1 out of 10). Speaking of Jenkins, someone named illish79 on the ESPN Blog comments referred to him as a "hairless bear". Well done

This is giving me an idea to actually be more vigilant in monitoring who is the most Favre-scathing among journalists. The winner will get some kind of award, if he actually cares. I suppose we could also open this up to commenters or blog followers. We'll see how long that ESPN Blog guy keeps it up. I suspect ESPN is going to neuter or spay him sooner or later. If a national writer wins this competetion, what has the NY media got left? They got nothing if they are not irrational and harsh. It really would be an upset.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Made it possible to commment without creating an account (I think)

Election Night

It's Election Night suckas, which means we get to vote someone off the Jets (I wish).

Gonna woop it up 'Bama-style (that's a double entedre if you are clued in to the lingo of the DC youth) on Capitol Hill for the Dork Super Bowl (Sorry, ripped that off some dude named Fritz at the Washington Post). I wasnt really political until Tundra-spice (ripped that off Ali Baseball Cat) arrived on the scene.

Now that I am done ripping witty things off other people, please vote in the polls I added to the left.

Favre is only capable of screwing up once a week, so my material runs out by Sunday night. If I had more time and the NHL package, I'd consider starting up

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is not the WGAFL

Phil Simms said the Jets showed him a lot. I'm going to put words in his mouth here: "The Jets showed me a lot. Specifically that they can overcome a huge deficiency at the QB position. Time after time Leon Washington makes something out of nothing on a 1 yard pass, fumble, or botched hand off. He also frequently returns kicks very far after Brett Favre picks that have been returned for TDs. The defense stepped up today and accounted for 10 points. It is remarkable how they can win games week after week. Well except for those games against Oakland and the Tom Brady-less Pats."

The Jets can be so much better without this bumpkin playing quarterback. I revise my earlier statement that the Jets offense has become Madden '93. It is worse. They have removed the C button from the Genesis controller so Favre can only focus on two options on half of the field.

Brett, this is not the Wrangler Grab Ass Football League. It is 11 on 11, not the 5 on 4 (Brett is the automatic QB when he plays with his buds, much to even their shagrin). This fundamental difference means that receivers such as Jericho Cotcherry might be fucking covered STEP FOR STEP.

Now we will hear cliches like "There are no easy wins in this league" and "There is no such thing as an ugly win" in rambling press conferences for another week while we sit back and watch the negative pick that Green Bay paid us to take Brett off their hands escalate from a 4th rounder to probably 3rd by now and maybe 2nd any week now.

Game balls go to the 21 guys on both sides of the ball not named Brett Favre, and maybe a couple on special teams.

LC didnt get the memo...

that the O is supposed to go 3 and out and get the D in there to score some more points. Great catch on a poor throw to keep the drive alive after he failed to make a great catch on another poor throw (and decision) prior.

Oh well, taking a break now. Jets seem to have been moving the ball in a rare moment of clarity for the idiot

The best offense is a great defense

I think usually it is the reverse, but the Jets D has taken it upon themselves to score TDs because the bretthole can't. It's a tectonic (sp?) shift in modern football theory.

Thank you Abram Elam. And a belated one to you too Revis, although you failed to advance the ball the final six yards after the hit and fumble recovery. You are going to have to step your game up

Thanks for the 3 points Bills

Way to capitalize on that big forced fumble by Revis there...

1st and goal from the six-ish: Brett doesnt catch the snap and feebly lunges forward for it while Leon Washington bails him out. That is becoming a theme this year.

2nd and goal: Some bullshit where Brett locks on to half the field and holds the ball too long

3rd and goal: Same shit as second down followed by a scramble and throw away

Of course the announcers dont say anything bad about Favre. It is good Bills coverage.

Maybe if we had a QB with an IQ higher than that of Sarah Palin we could be more creative to counter the Bills coverage, but we don't and we can't

Friday, October 31, 2008

Brett Favre Sucks. Bench Him Now

So here it is Week 9 of the NFL season and I'm starting a blog about Brett Favre sucking. I've held this belief since the Jets got him, but figured once he started to suck in public the NY media would entertainingly rip him apart. What do we have so far? Nothing really. I think there was a semi scathing article from Ian O'Connor a week or so ago. A revealing article on Chad vs Favre by some ESPN putz is the most I've seen. So here I am picking up the slack. Oh yeah, Ron Jaworski said about Jets fans "You can't boo Brett Favre!". F that. What has this dick done for us besides potentially waste our 2nd round pick?

As soon as we got this dill hole, I knew this was going to suck. We were getting an old, dumb (or anti-intellectual), closet primadonna that was going to disrupt the make-up of the team. Most of me does not blame Mangina and Tannenbaum for this. I think it was forced them by Boner Johnson to help up the price on the 2k auction seats at the new stade and steal some backpage headlines for some stupid reason. Or possibly Goodell wanted to get the crybaby back in the league IN NY. This move just doesn't stink of Mangini and Tannebaum. In Mangenius' first season, he took the team to 10-6 getting the most of the players he had, inlcuding Pennington with a lacluster running game.

Last season was a debacle, probably because of the Kendall mess and lack of offensive line. I'll give them a mulligan. Adding a beyond reproach washed-up hall of fame gun-slin---(OUCH my brain gets zapped everytime I hear or think that fucking word) seems completely against their philosophy. No matter how much Brett says its all about the team, it is not. It is and always will be all about him. He does put on a selfless front that fools most. However I think deep down he loves the attention and thinks everybody loves him. Case in point:

"I'm retired"
"I want to come back (and stunt the future growth of the GB packers because I want to play)"
"Release me so I can go to the team I want (and stop the Packers from getting anything of value for me because I'm Brett Favre and I get what I want dammit)"
"I dont want to be traded to the Jets or Tampa. I want to go to Chicago or Minnesota. WAAAAAAAH WAAAAAAAAH WAAAAAAAH"
"OK, I'll go to the Jets"

F...This...Guy. How could the Jets have possibly wanted this guy. How is this different than TO wanting out of a contract?

The first sign of trouble came when Favre starts bellyaching and pre-making excuses about learning a new offense for the first time in god knows how many years. Contrast this with Chad's immediate grasp of the Dolphins' offense and how the receivers were amazed that Chad was hitting them with balls as the came out of breaks.

I like/love Chad and realize he is not the greatest quarterback, but he is pretty good. He is not Brady or Manning, but few guys are. Brett Favre is not an upgrade. Here's why:

I particularly appreciated Mangini's first season where the team, with its smart coaches and smart QB, pieced together gameplans from week to week to get the job done. As soon as we acquired the anti-intellectual bumpkin bretthole, it was obvious our coaches were to be handcuffed to a Sega Genesis Madden '93 playbook, because Brett can't handle Super Nintendo with it's four buttons.

What did GB give us for the favor of taking their All American drama queen off their hands? Nothing. We paid them. Awesome. Bench Brett now so we dont give up a 2nd rounder. See what we have in Clemens. Last year was inconclusive since nobody could play behind that O-line.

We have a top rate O-line and RB and this dickbag threw away a game against Oakland, escaped KC, lost a winnnable game against NE, sucked against CIN, gave the game away against SD with an early the pick for a TD, beat the at-the-time Minor League Dolphins with a luck Hail Mary, and racked up a ton of TDs when AZ was pouting about spending a week in DC and sleepwalked through a game. About this, that douche Carlin on SNY said Brett is simply winning games with the team that is around him. Except for that NE game and Oakland game. If Pennington was here, we would have beaten Oakland, likely beaten NE, and given SD a better game at least.

As soon as Favre got here, Belichick knew he essentially got two more bye weeks with the weak ass game plans the Jets were going to be forced to throw against him. Please put in Clemens, we need to find out about this guy. I'd rather watch a young guy make mistakes than an old dumb asshole who has lost his fastball (his only pitch) sashay (you know that stupid f-ing walk he does with the little steps) off the field unbuckling his chin strap after a pick to go look at black and white pictures with the coaches who say "You see these 5 guys in the other jerseys? DONT FUCKING THROW THE BALL THERE".

If he wants to play football, he should go play in the Wrangler Grab-Ass Football League with his friends in the mud. He looks much happier in those commercials