So now Jets are guaranteed a 3-ring circus, if tbhey didn't already have one. It's not like the Jets have an offense that is geared for a Wildcat or an offense that Tebow could easily plug into either. Poor Sanchez. Funny thing is that he had just signed a really decent multi-yr contract, too.
i don't see big rex taking a knee any time soon...
My friend and I just had a sports discussion about why Tebow didn't go to Jax Jags. After all, Tebow's parents live there and he WANTs to go home, fercrisakes. Fans adore Tebow there. We were bewildered until we came up with this theory. Someone indicated Jax thought Tebow's price tag was too high to justify to bring him there (for their shrinking attendance). There's been some serious talk about owner's moving Jaguars out of Jax.
So, this theoretical package trade would solve that problem. We both think that Jets will trade him to Jax as soon as Jax Jags gets the right pieces which the Jets need.
Let's see what happens as the next few weeks months go by before game 1.
its my all time favorite game.
after what he did to the Dolphins, one would hope not...
"Kill the head and the body will die."
-- Saints' former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams
Damning Gregg Williams Audio Emerges
On the day that members of the Saints' brass will have their appeals heard for their roles in New Orleans' bounty system, damning audio has been released of Gregg Williams, the man who orchestrated the program, instructing his players to injure San Francisco 49ers players in their wild-card playoff game last season.
Williams, the Saints' former defensive coordinator, did not appeal his indefinite suspension by the NFL. As first reported by Yahoo! Sports, documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who directed the ESPN 30 for 30 film "Run Ricky Run," has released an audio recording that he says is a speech Williams gave to Saints defensive players the night before the team lost to the 49ers in a playoff game in January.
The sample audio recording is a little less than four minutes long. The full speech was 12 minutes, according to Pamphilon.
Pamphilon was following the Saints last season while working on a documentary featuring former Saints special teams player Steve Gleason, who is currently battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
Williams can be heard in the audio recording instructing his defensive players to injure quarterback Alex Smith, running back Frank Gore, tight end Vernon Davis and receivers Michael Crabtree and Kyle Williams.
According to Pamphilon, Gregg Williams pointed to his chin while telling his players to hit Smith "right there" and says, "Remember me. I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that m----------- out."
Williams uses one of his favorite slogans in the speech -- "Kill the head and the body will die."
On Gore: "We've got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore's head. We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways."
On running back Kendall Hunter: "Little 32, we're going to knock the f--- out of him."
On Smith: "Every single one of you, before you get off the pile, affect the head. Early, affect the head. Continue, touch and hit the head."
On Kyle Williams: "We need to find out in the first two series of the game, that little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion. We need to f------ put a lick on him right now. He needs to decide. He needs to f------ decide."
On Crabtree: "We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass prima donna, or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find out. He becomes human when we f------ take out that outside ACL."
On Davis: "We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and and we can f------ put Vernon Davis' ankles over the pile."
When asked by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter for comment on Williams' speech to his players, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello would not comment other than to reiterate that the Saints had been warned, saying "note for background these graphs from our March 21 press release announcing the discipline for Saints management."
happily retired, parcells says
he wants no part of the saints' headcoaching vacancy...
goodell drops the ban-hammer on saints...
Jonathan Vilma banned for year
The NFL suspended four players Wednesday for their roles in the New Orleans Saints' bounty system,
including linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season.
In addition to Vilma, defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (now with the Green Bay Packers) was suspended
eight games, defensive Will Smith four games and linebacker Scott Fujita (now with the Cleveland Browns)
All of the suspensions are without pay.
All four player suspensions will be appealed, according to an NFL source, who told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter,
"Get ready for a massive multiple legal battle over this on several fronts."
IMHO, Vilma deserved what he got. Being the Commish (and an economics major by degree), Goodell is trying to do what he is empowered to do to prevent more lawsuits. It seems that one way or another he was going to be dealing with a lawsuit.
Perhaps he decided to err on the side of caution and take on a lawsuit that he can win as opposed to several from QBs and players that sued because Vilma or some other assassin decided they wanted to put them out for a game or the season.
The following news article is quite shocking:
Junior Seau, Famed N.F.L. Linebacker, Dies at 43; Suicide Is Suspected
"Junior Seau was found dead in his Oceanside, California, home on May 2, 2012, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest."
Seau is the second retired N.F.L player to commit suicide in the past few weeks. Ray Easterling, a safety for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1970s and a plaintiff in a high-profile lawsuit against the N.F.L. over its handling of concussion-related injuries, died last month of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The circumstances of Seau’s death raised comparisons to the former Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson. In February 2011, Duerson shot himself in the chest, saying in a note that he wanted his brain donated to the study of football head injuries.
Though remembered as a hard-hitting, inspirational linebacker, Seau did not have a documented history of concussions. He missed several games in his career with leg and chest injuries.
In October 2010, he sustained minor injuries when he drove his S.U.V. off a 30-foot bluff after being arrested on suspicion of domestic assault. The police said he fell asleep at the wheel. "
6-year $54 million deal, becomes highest paid TE
That makes some good sense. He's the most talented TE in history!
Sorry to read how he suffered in his last years. May he RIP.
"Mongo only pawn in game of life."
I'm sad as I felt like he was a likeable guy. I used to watch him a lot on Webster
. I still categorize his shenanigans as Mongo as giving me the biggest belly-laugh I've ever had at the movies - possibly coming close to the laughs I got from Young Frankenstein
. That is saying a lot.