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Five thoughts from Pats/Jets

Posted by bdowd625 on December 7, 2010

Well that was worth the incredibly long wait, wasn’t it? Thanks for showing up, Jets. It’s about time you faced a team that doesn’t suck ass for a living. All we heard leading up to this game was how New York added Santonio Holmes to an already dangerous offense and that Mark Sanchez has grown up in front of our eyes these last few weeks. Blah. Blah. Blah. The Jets are frauds and there’s nothing else to say. But since it’s the season of giving, here are five thoughts to chew on after New England’s 45-3 demolition of the Jets.

* I obviously loved hearing the New England fans chanting “OVER-RATED!” late in the fourth quarter, but I honestly think that was giving the Jets too much credit. Sanchez was brutal. Rex Ryan had no idea how to use his challenges/timeouts. And Steve Weatherford’s 12-yard punt had me crying I was laughing so hard. So much for being ready to play in the biggest game of the season.

* Danny Woodhead must be loving life right now. “You assholes want to cut me so David Clowney can make the team instead? Shove it.” Woodhead is a beast and it seems like he never comes off the field. That’s certainly fine by me because whenever he’s out there something good ends up happening.

*  Two years removed from knee surgery, Tom Brady is finally back to playing like his old self. Brady has now racked up 26 straight wins at home, a ridiculous feat to say the least. He’s been carving up opposing defenses like a delicious Thanksgiving turkey and that trend continued tonight against the feeble Jets. Everyone is calling Philip Rivers the MVP of the league, but Brady is quarterbacking a 10-2 team that looks to be picking up steam with each passing week. Rivers and his Chargers, meanwhile, just dropped their second game to lowly Oakland. Call me when San Diego gets into the playoffs.

* As my man BK and I were talking about earlier tonight, the New York media will spin this loss in some ridiculous fashion that lets the Jets off the hook. My guess is they’ll call the Pats insensitive for running up the score and say that this is the second coming of Spygate. No matter what, though, the New York Post will have an interesting headline for their sports section tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.

* LaDainian Tomlinson confirmed that he’s still one of the biggest douchebags in the NFL. After a first-down run in the first quarter, LT felt the need to thump his chest and make a fool of himself, drawing the ire of all the New England fans in attendance. The play summed up his career for the last couple of seasons – all bark and very, very little bite. And spare me this nonsense about how Tomlinson has been rejuvenated with the Jets. I’ve got three letters for you. HGH. Yup, I went there.

All in all, it was an outstanding win for the Patriots, and here’s hoping they keep the ball rolling next week in Chicago.


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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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Edwards the latest Jet to crash

Posted by Bill Koch on September 21, 2010

Doesn’t Braylon Edwards make enough money to hire a driver for the night?

Can’t he get one of the lackeys in his entourage to take the keys and rack up any potential DWI charges on the way home after a long night out in Manhattan? That’s what those guys are there for, right?

Certainly Braylon could just rack a hotel room on the West Side by dropping the classic, ‘Don’t you know who I am? I’m Braylon Edwards, and I play for Rex Ryan’s motherf%$&*^@ Jets!’

The answer to all of those questions, apparently, is ‘NO.’ Yes, capital letters were used on purpose – the answer has to be pretty emphatic when you consider that Edwards got hooked this morning at 5:15 a.m. and slapped with a DWI charge while piloting his Range Rover in Manhattan. Edwards was pulled over for having an illegal tint on his windows (a classic excuse to pull someone over straight out of Police Work 101) and blew a .16 on the breathalyzer.

Edwards got behind the wheel Tuesday morning despite the option to use the Player Protect program, a 24-hour car service that entitles professional athletes to a ride home in a luxury SUV or a Mercedes limo. The teams that employ the service pick up the tab, no questions asked. Instead of riding home in style, Edwards got an unwanted escort in the back of a squad car and a night in the drunk tank to think about how badly he’s screwed up his latest second chance.

We’ll address our own questions one at a time. Edwards makes $6.05 million this season – that’s probably enough to afford a ride home from Jupiter after a long night out. Hiring a car service or a limo is probably within Edwards’ price range, and he didn’t even need to do that. His team would have covered the cost.

Edwards was with four passengers in his vehicle when he was pulled over. These four clowns also have to take some blame here if you’re in the Edwards camp. Guys, that bar tab and all the whores at Flashdancers [this link is VERY NSFW] were covered by your meal ticket – who you let jump behind the wheel and get in trouble. Epic. Failure. This is Entourage 101. You ever see Vincent Chase driving home after a long night out? That’s what Turtle is for. He takes the wrap if they get caught passing a joint around the tricked-out Lincoln.

Tuesday is a mandatory day off for NFL players. Edwards could have slept in a gutter and been just fine to show up for Wednesday’s practice – he likely has the cash to rent a room as we discussed earlier. He didn’t need to be anywhere after he showed up to teammate Jericho Cotchery’s benefit on Monday night. Sleep it off, crack some Advil and live to fight another day.

We’d expect nothing less from an undisciplined moron like Edwards. He’s been in trouble with the law before and was present on that fateful night/morning in Miami when Donte’ Stallworth took the keys at about 7 a.m. and ran down a pedestrian. The trade that brought Edwards to New York from Cleveland, where he was a bust as a first-round pick out of Michigan, was partly triggered by a fight that Edwards started with a member of LeBron James’ entourage outside a nightclub in 2009. Edwards pled no contest to assault charges, was slapped on the wrist and received a one-way ticket out of town from the Browns.

What do we expect Edwards to learn from his current organization? They took away a game ball from him after he was flagged for taunting on Sunday against the Patriots. It should have happened twice, but the officials showed mercy and left Edwards alone when he started woofing in Darius Butler’s face the second time around after he caught a 2-point conversion pass.

That’s been the problem all along – Edwards has asked for and received leniency. He was allowed to plead no contest to his Cleveland charges and not punished by New York despite leaving for his court date in the middle of preparing for a playoff game. He was never reprimanded by the league for his role in the Stallworth incident – guaranteed some of Braylon’s Patron shots ended up pickling Stallworth’s brain in the hours leading up to that accident. Ryan took away a potential game ball from him on Sunday? Big frickin’ deal. The Jets could send a strong message to him and the rest of their idiots by suspending him without pay for a few games, including this week’s critical AFC East clash with Miami. Want to take a guess about what we think the chances of that happening are?

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Posted by bdowd625 on September 13, 2010

Is this what the new era of New York Jets football is going to look like? Six first downs and 125 penalty yards? I’m so glad Hard Knocks prepared us for a title-contending team when, in reality, we’re forced to watch a cast of surly characters that belongs in a Pop Warner league. I’ll give the defense some props – it certainly held up its end of the bargain – but Mark Sanchez looks like he wouldn’t be able to lead USC on a scoring drive right now, let alone an NFL squad. So in keeping with our theme here at Ramble On, here are five thoughts from tonight’s Jets/Ravens tilt:

* Did anyone see the scuffle that took place at midfield before the game even started? Bart Scott ended up whipping a football at about 110 MPH right at Ray Rice’s back. With an arm like that, I think Rex Ryan should consider moving him to quarterback for the rest of the season. He has to rack up more yardage on a weekly basis than Sanchez did tonight.

* My dad had the line of the night during the fourth quarter. ESPN put the camera on the Jets secondary and the old man says, “Hey, look, it’s Revis and Butthead.” Butthead being none other than Antonio Cromartie. There aren’t many names more fitting than Butthead when you get flagged for three pass-interference calls and a handful of child-support infractions. Deadbeat might be an alternative, but making that joke is a little too easy at this point.

* As my man BK has been attesting for a while now, you simply SHOULD NOT piss off Ray Lewis. Ray-Ray is getting up there in age a little bit, but my God can the man still hit. Just ask Dustin Keller. He got his cage rattled so loudly in the fourth quarter that he forgot he needed to go an extra yard on fourth down to keep his team’s drive alive on the very next play. If I’m the Jets’ doctors I’m giving Dustin a CT scan when he gets back to the locker room.

* For the first part of this game, I was actually hoping the Jets defense would play well to help out my fantasy team. Once I realized I had no chance of winning this week, though, I prayed they’d get torched like Joe Pesci’s head in Home Alone. My love for the Patriots will always surpass any fantasy interests, and tonight just drove that point home even further.

* I found it comical that LaDainian Tomlinson started thumping his chest whenever he picked up a first down. Dude, your team has 9 points and is going nowhere fast. Save all the celebration bullshit. Better yet, go put your Darth Vader cape on and ride the exercise bike until further notice.

I can’t wait for next week when the Pats visit New Meadowlands Stadium. By the way, that name is nothing short of an atrocity.

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