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Spiel612

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  1. I'm assuming only San Fran is ahead of us? And, shoot, they gave Seattle a hell of a time today.
  2. I'll keep it civil, but you are both insulting and wrong. Also, incorrect on the nature of the occupational hazard. She was walking home *from the meeting she was covering for work* when she was shot and killed. And this still doesn't touch the fact that journalists die in war zones fairly regularly in an effort to provide a necessary public good. But whatever. I'm sorry that you don't value one of the most important institutions in global society, our country, and in small, local communities. Dak didn't need to be in. There. I contributed to football.
  3. A D.C. local reporter was killed last year in a shooting while walking home late from work. She was in a bad neighborhood working on a story that she had volunteered to work on. Those are journalists. Troy Aikman is not. He's a broadcaster. Edit: I got the outlet she worked for wrong. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/reporter-27-shot-dead-home-meeting-article-1.2240016 My point is... don't confuse journalists and broadcasters and don't confuse journalists with a dude being paid six or seven figures to sit in a booth and give analysis of a football game.
  4. Uh, dude, you are aware that the dudes who broadcast football games are not journalists right? They're broadcasters. There is an enormous difference. Please tell me you are aware of this difference. Also journalists are sissies? Go tell that to the families of ones who have died in war zones. Tell that to the families of ones who literally have died in their home towns, killed in drive by shootings while walking home from work after covering a local commission or board meeting.
  5. We're in the midst of looking at a football team that might be historically bad. The Jets are going to have three real shots at winning a football game this year: back-to-back games against Jacksonville and Cleveland next month and hosting San Diego to end the season. And, frankly, I think San Diego will roll them. But, knowing San Diego's Charlie Brown mentality, they could easily outplay us and still lose that game. Three chances to win. And, honestly, the only way it happens against Jacksonville is if Bortles has a complete meltdown.
  6. Let's not get carried away. Mark would be really, really, really, really awful on this football team.
  7. Darron Lee's best play of the game came when the outcome was long since decided. Cool.
  8. Jermaine Kearse, team MVP. Acquired, like, three weeks ago.
  9. Mike Maccagnan has successfully built one of the league's worst rosters with a coach who is completely overmatched in this role.
  10. I don't know if Darron Lee is ever going to live that one down.
  11. But it's quite clear that second round picks CAN be developed into quarterbacks. Is the math, generally speaking, in their favor? No. For every Drew Brees, Derek Carr, and Andy Dalton there's obviously a Kellen Clemens, Geno Smith, and Christian Hackenberg. Shoot, even Colin Kaepernick had some fantastic years when Harbaugh was his coach. But my point is that those players *can* be developed. We've seen it happen recently. I don't think you can accuse the Jets of not spending resources on QB. I think you can accuse them of spending those resources in the wrong way and then hurting their
  12. Kellen Clemens (06), Brett Favre (09-Trade), Mark Sanchez (09), Geno Smith (12), Christian Hackenberg (15). Since 2006, we've spent a lot of draft resources trying to get a quarterback. You can also include Erik Ainge, Tajh Boyd, and Bryce Petty if you want even though those were mid-to-late round picks. This isn't an issue of devoting resources. It's an issue of being unable to develop these players into NFL caliber starters. Sanchez is lucky if he's a primary backup on most teams. That was the highest pick we've used on a quarterback. The other three who weren't acquired by trade
  13. Forget catching that football. He was close to the five. Just let it go. There's no play worth making there.
  14. You know who the Raiders are reminding me of, a little? Us circa 2008/2009. Look how hot and cold they run!
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