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Pats vs. Jets – Who ya got?

Posted by bdowd625 on December 6, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve dropped the ball here at Ramble On over the last month or so. BK and I have been quite busy with our real jobs, so, as a result, the blog has suffered since the end of the World Series. We’ve come roaring back tonight, though, just in time for the Pats/Jets showdown, which promises to be a classic. Both squads come into the game with 9-2 records, and the winner will most likely grab the top seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs.

Tom Brady is having one of the best seasons of his career, and I’m expecting another big-time performance out of him tonight. But Rex Ryan seems to think the Jets will emerge with a victory and I’m sure most New York fans feel the same way. Either way, we’re turning to our faithful followers to make the call in our daily poll question.

Enjoy the game, everyone!

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Jets take their first ‘Knocks’

Posted by Bill Koch on August 11, 2010

As if we hadn’t heard enough from the New York Jets and their fans this offseason, HBO is giving the club another platform to spread its river of preseason B.S.

Hard Knocks kicked off Wednesday night, an extremely well-produced, in-depth look inside New York’s training camp in upstate New York. HBO does this sort of thing the right way. The network insists that everything is on the record and spares no expense in wiring handfuls of players for sound. The finished product is a commercial-free look into the macho, alpha dog world and culture of an NFL team. We here at Ramble On are obviously Patriots’ fans, but we couldn’t help ourselves. We tuned in to check on our AFC East rivals and came away with some initial impressions.

— The Jets might be the loudest 9-7 team we’ve ever heard. Let’s not forget that New York backed into the postseason last year (thanks for that, Peyton Manning) and employed one of the league’s most turnover-prone offenses. All of these combustible personalities will only get along under the same roof if the Jets are winning. If not, we’ll love watching the certain implosion.

— This team is going nowhere without Darrelle Revis. The coaches and players talk so much about just keeping a normal routine without their All-Pro cornerback that his absence dominates most of the action. Sanchez lit up New York’s replacement corners during the offense-defense scrimmages, a bad sign for the Jets’ pressure defense if it wants to compete against the likes of New England, Miami, Indianapolis, Houston and the rest of the high-octane AFC passing attacks. Mike Tannenbaum’s drive back to Cortland from a diner a little closer to Manhattan was marked by frustration and bewilderment with Revis’ astronomical contract demands.

— Didn’t Rex Ryan have lap-band surgery? We thought so…but I guess we were wrong. He’s still the fat slob that we always knew and loathed. Sneaking those Peanut M & M’s is going to keep Rexy from ever being truly sexy. I almost wish Ryan worked for the government — he’d be able to pay the national debt before he dies of a heart attack within the next 10 years with the system of fines that the Jets have in place for every time Ryan is caught snacking off his diet.

— We’ll give Sanchez credit for this – he wants to take charge of this team right now in only his second year. Sanchez is willing to step forward and be a leader on a club that has a ton of strong personalities who would make a lesser man sink into the background. It takes guts for Sanchez to make such a statement when he has to answer to head cases like Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, seasoned veterans like Tony Richardson and postseason chokers like LaDainian Tomlinson.

— Let’s consider the following quotes from this week at training camp, and you can tell us which New York Jets player was guilty of saying them:

‘I got a little heated, and I was surprised that came out of my mouth.’
‘It’s just so hard to win. It doesn’t just happen. As you get older, you realize that, and you try to convince the young guys.’
‘You’ve got to pay the price.’

So, any guesses? Tomlinson? Bart Scott? Sanchez?

This was a trick question. The unnamed player who ripped his offensive linemen by calling them ‘fat cows,’ complained about how difficult it is to win a Super Bowl and talked about putting in extra time despite missing more than 75 percent of his team’s offseason workouts was none other than Tom Brady.

Sorry folks. We just couldn’t resist. Even Sanchez sounds like more of a captain and field general at this point than The Artist Formerly Known as No. 12.

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