Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes (25) celebrates a play against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Back to give it another go. Let’s look back at the week gone bye, and see who some of our top commenters of the week were:
matr dontelli iii • 7 days ago − i like to think that it has more to do with the ‘hollywood’ thing than the possible gay thing. i am an optimist. and i can be fooled easily by believing people have good intentions when their souls are black as coal. despite what i like to think, i also think that, like with the lack of interest in tebow, teams are put off by the potential media distraction. what i don’t understand, however, is why teams don’t limit the media credentials they give out and take them back from media members who are all about sensationalism rather than reporting the news. with the interest in the nfl and the availability of informaton on the internet do the jets really need the daily news beat writers? i hardly think so. if teams start policing who can enter their locker rooms maybe the press would become more responsible. maybe. i did mention that i’m an optimist, didn’t i?
matr dontelli iii • 5 days ago − i have not hidden my disdain for any and all things espn. this is not another exclusive. they are certainly a major contributor to the circus atmosphere created by the media but i don’t think dick cimini is near innocent. i personally, don’t know dick. i have mentioned on rare occason when i read something insightful from him such as his B+ grade on our last draft while most of espn questioned our picks. unfortunately any insight he shows is quickly forgotten when he writes articles about who gets tebow’s old number this year. who cares? write something relevant. but dick is not alone in this regard. i imagine espn gives them a quota on how much they must write or maybe pays them by the word, something stupid like that which guarantees moronic drivel rather than insightful commentary. this lack of insight runs over to all areas of espn ny’s blogs. the last time i read their yankee blog, the writer, i believe it was andrew what’s-his-name but it really doesn’t matter which numbskull wrote it, had a column regarding highly-regarded minor leaguer mark montgomery who is known for his ridiculously high k/9 ratio which at the time was above 14! the world-wide leader-of-sports writer compared him to david robertson, a common comparison, but not due to the rare and unusually high k/9 ratio they both have but due to the fact that they both throw sliders! half of baseball throws sliders! how many people strike out more than ten batters per nine innings? yeah, they’re similar because they both wear on ny on their cap. another exclusive from the world wide leader in circus coverage. espn, the wwf of sports reporting.
Mike Francesa, aka loudmouth, has been basically an annoyance to New York Jets’ readers. Whether it was done on purpose go drive the fans nuts. Was he trying to be extra , nasty to Mets issues for the heck of it? I doubt it. You would think he would have the abililty to keep some of that in decline, for the simple good of his team.
Korwil • 5 days ago − Nice article. I saw one of those demotivational posters the other day with Francesa’s face that said “Retirement: For when you no longer add any value.” When it comes to the Jets, this is very true. It has gotten to the point where it almost seems like an act, because he is so deep into his opinion about the Jets forever being a circus. Right now, we are not a circus and we’re just like the other 32 teams in the league trying to get ready for the season, we just happen to have the most exciting QB battle (nobody really cares about Gabbert vs. Henne, am I right?).
My favorite part of the article is you alluding to the Jets sleeping with his wife, because that is how it seems.
matr dontelli iii • 2 days ago − it sounds like some of those solutions may already be on the roster. i’m reading môre and more about hayden tearing it up in otas. i know they’re otas and no pads and all that, but keep in mind a year ago this guy probably didn’t even know how to put the pads on. i get the feeling he is gonna be our uncoverable tight end, finally, after all these years. i’m also reading really good stuff about zach rogers, who is also handling punt and kick returns, if i read right. so now we’re looking and ben the new guy, hill, kerley, rogers, hopefully we see holmes sooner than later, but he’s really the wild card here. do we get 16 strong games? is that overly optimistic? i think if one of the higher upside guys you mentioned becomes available we should check them out but i wouldn’t go grabbing a guy like britt. too many issues and he don’t seem to be learning from them. one thing for sure, hill really needs to be getting some reps. the exercise bike is not gonna help him too much once the season begins. he should probably be spending more time in the pool than on the bike. we need badly for him to step up this year or it’s gonna make life much more difficult for the offense. if he can’t do it then rogers would have to and that’s a lot to put on a rookie udfa.
Thanks to everyone who comments every day. This week was a Matr Dontelli iii week, maybe next week, we will featured your comments next week. Keep them coming.