10 Awesomely Awesome Meaningless Meaninful Jets/NFL Thoughts


RB Blial Powell looked very good during the Jets green and white scrimmage this past Saturday night!

  •  –  The Jets held their annual Green and White scrimmage this past Saturday night in Cortland, NY and it provided a little more insight into the Jets QB situation for those that NEEDED more insight into said situation.  Mark Sanchez who was without three of his starting offensive linemen, look very sharp and efficient, finishing 11-16 for 80+ yards and 1 TD pass to RB Blial Powell.  The TD pass to Powell was on a play where the coverage was busted but good QBs take what the defenses gives them and that’s what Sanchez did on that particular play.  Tim Tebow on the other hand didn’t exactly have a productive scrimmage, finishing 0-3 and was sacked once but threw no interceptions.  The most important thing regarding Tebow was the fact that he reportedly looked “behind the curve” and look miles behind Sanchez.   At this point, no one should honestly be surprised that Mark Sanchez is separating himself in this QB “competition” as he is clearly the better more complete QB out of the two but what is surprising at this point is just how huge the gap is between the 2 QBs, and it isn’t even CLOSE which is certainly a problem for the Jets whether they want to admit it or not since Tebow is a Sanchez injury away from starting. Sanchez wasn’t the only QB that stood out Saturday.  QB Matt Simms managed to turn a few heads after making a few nice passes.  I predict that pretty soon, Simms or McElroy will move up the depth chart and unseat Tebow as the backup QB.  Only a matter of time.

Fomer Jets QB Boomer Esiason didnt mince words when discussing Tim Tebow

–    Former Jets and Bengals QB Boomer Esiason set the football world ablaze and provoked the Tebow faithful’s WRATH this week when he suggested on his radio show Boomer and Carton on WFAN that the Jets should “cut Tim Tebow.”  Esiason stated that “Tebow basically adds no value to the team and all one would have to do is watch him throw to understand it.”  Let’s be clear, part of what Boomer is saying isn’t anything that we don’t already know.  Tebow isn’t a good QB and has severely flawed mechanics, this we already know but what we also know  that the Jets traded a 4th round pick for Tebow who though is a fundamentally flawed QB, is a hell of a football player that can at the very least provide the Jets with valuable production especially in the redzone.  So to say that Tebow “doesn’t add and value to this team” and that he “should be CUT” considering the type of special athlete Tebow is, is simply ridiculous to say the least.  One could argue that the Jets should have never traded for Tebow in the first place, which is most likely Esiason’s underlining point and it’s a valid argument to make but to suggest that the Jets outright cut him is simply insane and illogical.  Tebow is a Jet and will get his chances to produce for this team, we of course know where his shortcomings fall but what Esiason is suggesting is disrespectful to Tebow and a slap in the face considering the type of athlete he is and the things he did for the Broncos last season. Hence the backlash Esiason received afterwards.

–   It’s a good thing that the Jets traded their 4th round pick for Tim Tebow instead of using that pick on a WR.  I mean it’s not like the Jets NEED another WR right now or anything!

–  So far in Jets camp it seems what we are hearing the most coming from the daily practices and scrimmages are the amount of SACKS both QBs are taking.  Both QBs are taking between 3-5 sacks per practice and unfortunately those numbers are starting to stick out like a sore thumb.  Of course a legitimate argument can be made that the entire starting Jets healthy offensive line has yet to come together and play during the first week of camp as Wayne Hunter has been battling back issues and starting All-Pro Center Nick Mangold has been absent due to his trip across the pond to support his sister in the Olympics but the amount of sacks being given up is very noticeable.  At this point, its difficult to determine if it’s due to the positive changes around the Jets defensive line or the lack luster play of the Jets offensive line.  It remains to be seen and we will get a good look at what’s going on for sure this Friday night when the Jets open the preseason vs the Cincinnati Bengals on NFL Network.

Jets rookie WR Stephen Hill is getting a first class education from Darrelle Revis.

–  WR Stephen Hill has been getting schooled in camp and is getting a world class education in the process.   Since camp started, Hill has been getting shadowed by Revis , Revis practically living on Hill’s HIP which is why the Jets tend to go practice after practice with no mention of Hill.  Not sure if this is by design as the coaching staff wants Hill to hit the ground running and no better way to help him do this than by putting him up against the league’s best or the defensive matchups happen to fall that way.  Whatever the reasoning is, Revis has been shutting the rookie down for the most part and giving him priceless tutelage that other rookie WRs WISHED they could be receiving right now.  Hill got one up on the star CB this week in camp when QB Mark Sanchez threw a perfect 50-yard TD bomb to the rookie WR while Revis was draped on him.  Hill managed to get a step or two on Revis to haul in the 50 yard bomb, very impressive catch to say the least.  I still believe Hill would fare better if he’s the complimentary 3rdWR behind 2 veterans but it looks as if he’s going to go into the season as the #2 and that may end up being too much for him to handle right NOW.  I hope I’m wrong.

– I got to be honest,  if I was a Seahawks fan, the thought of a healthy Braylon Edwards and Sidney Rice alongside a HUNGRY and MOTIVATED Terrell Owens (that is still running 4.4s in the 40) would actually make me feel pretty good about the potential of the Seahawks offense.  Seahawks were a few pieces away from being legit contenders in the NFC West and I honestly believe that they may now have enough weapons to open things and become an official PROBLEM in that division.  Kudos to coach Carroll for recognizing the team’s WEAKNESSES and addressing it ADEQUATELY!

– OLB Aaron Maybin has been hard at work this offseason reportedly gaining about 25-30 pounds in order to aid him in his quest in becoming a more complete OLB and to become a more reliable defensive player for the Jets.  Maybin has been the only consistent standout player on either side of the ball since the start of camp, practically dominating and getting to the QBs at will.  Of course one could argue that he’s going up against an offensive line that is yet to play at full strength in camp but I’m not buying it seeing as though I expected Maybin to be very beastly this season and what we are seeing from him in camp is undoubtedly a look at what’s to come from him this season.  Maybin is a hard worker and still has a lot to prove and a lot of haters and doubters to shut up and I believe he will do that and MORE this season.    #TeamMaybin

OLB Aaron Maybin is primed for a HUGE season with the Jets.

8.)  It’s almost Fantasy Football time and I’m at odds at what position to draft first; QB or RB?  Last year my first pick was Chris Johnson and we know how that worked out.  I’m thinking about going with a QB but I’m not certain and can use some help this season for my money league.  Hit me up on Twitter if you have any Fantasy tips or suggestions for a fantasy loser (in a money league for 4 years and haven’t won YET) like myself. It’ll be MUCH appreciated.

–  The Jets had a BRAWL in camp (actually 2 players were fighting and the rest of the “brawlers” were trying to break them up) this week and with the way the media responded to it, you’d think they Jets had a brawl that destroyed the entire city of Cortland.  The attention that this team is getting is starting to border on the absurd and most of it consists of double standards and hypocrisy and I don’t feel sorry for them at ALL as this is EXACTLY what their owner Woody Johnson wanted.

Owner Woody Johnson is to blame for the way the Jets are being portrayed in the media.

–   Someone might want to advise Plaxico Burress to LOWER his asking price.  He’s no longer a threat between the 20s and Sanchez had a lot to do with his redzone success last season as Sanchez look for and found Plax in the redzone practically at his leisure.  Plaxico isn’t an ELITE WR anymore but he is certainly still valuable and still has solid production left in him and Braylon and TO getting signed OVER him makes me believe that his asking price may be too high.