Dec
28

Open Thread: Jets playing for their season

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It’s fitting that Chad Pennington would be the one standing in the way of a possible Jets’ playoff spot, but Gang Green has no one to blame but themselves after the past few weeks. It’s a simple scenario: the Jets need to beat the Dolphins AND the Ravens to lose at home to Jacksonville. The Pats already knocked off the Bills 13-0 to clinch a playoff spot and need the Jets to win to clinch a postseason berth.

Talk about the action here if you want. Just play nice.

  • Chris

    Pats havent clinched…they need jets to win

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Damn, I wanted Brees to get the record.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I didn’t; the team I’m facing in FF has him.

  • Ivan

    So Mike, your not nervous right?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      A little bit. I don’t trust Favre one bit.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        You think Pennington could’ve replicated his season in MIA if he were still in NY?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Maybe. The Jets had a great ground game this year, so is it crazy to think he might have been even better than he has been in Miami?

          • Mike Pop

            He would of been just as good and you would have it locked up right now.

      • Ivan

        I wouldn’t trust Mangini either.

        • Mike Pop

          I wouldnt trust McNabb…hehehehe

          • Ryan S.

            I wouldn’t trust Romo in a big game

            • Mike Pop

              I have faith in him, I dont have faith in our secondary and that play proved it.

              • Jake H

                You trusting Romo now?

                • Mike Pop

                  Does’nt really make a difference. Game was over before it started. He is not the reason we lose this game. All these fumbles are meaningless. After the 1st half it was over.

  • Ivan

    How about TB?

    losing 4 straight games and losing the final game at home against the raiders yikes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t10twK4BZoc&feature=channel_page Kevin G.

    What needs to happen for both the Cowboys and the Eagles to not make the playoffs?

    • Ryan S.

      Its not possible. Whoever wins is the #6 seed.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t10twK4BZoc&feature=channel_page Kevin G.

        Crap, I wanted both of them to miss the playoffs, but I guess go Eagles!

    • Mike Pop

      one of them is in..which ever one wins.. Which will be Dallas

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Rooting for the Eagles is making me feel really, really dirty.

    But fuck the Cowboys.

    • Ryan S.

      Ditto. But c’mon, it is kinda fun to have an excuse to root for Westbrook.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I do like Westrbook a lot. And I think McNabb gets waaaaaaaay too much crap.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya and Romo doesnt

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Do Cowboy fans call for his head every time he throws a pick? Romo’s actually got a good team around him, not just one good RB. Philly fans don’t realize how little McNabb has around him.

            • Jay CT

              Dallas fans love Romo. America seems to really like Romo. Romo just hasn’t been able to win the big game, but today will change things… oh… wait…

          • Ryan S.

            Well, McNabb has actually won some big games and taken his team far into the playoffs. Romo still has to prove himself in the “real” NFL season.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              I feel like he does get a bad wrap for that bad hold, though. He made a good play by picking the ball up and running with it. If the Seattle defender (can’t remember his name) doesn’t make a good tackle, Romo’s in for a score.

              • Mike Pop

                =(

  • Mike Pop

    Uh-oh

  • Ryan S.

    Uh-oh, TO is running his mouth on the sidelines! If the Cowboys lose, his post game news conference is going to be amazing.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Speaking of amazing speeches, Manny Ramirez’s HOF speech is going to be the greatest thing ever.

      • Mike Pop

        Lol

  • Reggie C.

    McNabb is warming up.

    • Reggie C.

      McNabb – DeSean Jackson connect 1 more time! Big yards..

  • Reggie C.

    Does anybody follow college football? What position should the G-men be drafting with their 1st rounder?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Obviously it’s a late pick. A friend told me some mock draft had them taking a saftey from USC.

      UConn’s RB is staying in, which is good for us, I guess, but he should leave now. His stock will never be higher.

      WOO TD EAGLES

      ugh that felt gross.

    • Reggie C.

      Am i the only one hoping the G-men get a playmaking WR ? I hope Plax is still on the team for ’09, but if he’s not …

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I heard rumors of a trade for Boldin.

        But I’m with you on that. A safety wouldn’t hurt, though. Butler ain’t great.

        • Jay CT

          Boldin is a free agent I believe.

          • Mike Pop

            He will get tagged most likely. Even just to trade him

  • Mike Pop

    Time to bring out the gunslinger in Romo. 4 WR sets with Witten.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Real gunslinging there.

    • Ryan S.

      L O L

      Big Game Tony sure is showing up again!

  • Mike Pop

    Boy this sucks, Im gonna go

    • Ryan S.

      Go post on a Rangers baseball forums if you want love for the Cowboys.

      • Mike Pop

        Im not looking for Cowboy love. I was referring to the game. But anyway ya’ll hate em anyways. Even if we won today you wouldd still be saying our offense is pathetic and we have no shot for anything.

        Season sucked, lost Romo for 4 weeks, we blew (like the JEts) so many freakin games it has been unbelievable. We had Procter(i hope he gets cut and never touches a football again). Kosier was huge and we lost him, losing Roy Williams(SS) was bigger than most thought. We dealt with injuries. Not much went right for us at all. And who cares bout all these fumbles anymore, it wont change the outcome. It is pathetic and Ill be the first one to admit it. Im hurt man, this team had way too much potential to have this type of a season. Its sickening. WR Roy Williams, I have no idea what we are doing with him.

        I want either Garret or Wade to go. Garret’s play calling sucks so bad this year. Cowher 09!

        • Jay CT

          I don’t think Cowher would go near Jerry Jones. Those two wouldn’t seem to gell. And the Cowboys have gotten devistated by injuries, but the Steelers have as well, and they overcame it. I have said all along, TO will be gone after this year. They gave up a LOT for Williams for a reason. I think Owens winds up in New England- the only place he can be controlled.

          • Mike Pop

            Wrong, TO is not going anywhere. He is fine, he is not the reason they lost all these games and the reason they have had this season. What they gave up for Williams remains to be seen if it was worth it. They got him for 5 or 6 years now. I would look to bring in Rex Ryan(Bal D Cord) or def Cowher. Why would’nt Cowher want to go there? This team is SB ready and there is no question bout that. He would not have to build up a new team, the only thing would be to get D-Ware his money. If he was given full-control and was shown the money, there is no doubt in my mind he would go there.

            Ryan is awesome because he controls people and makes them his bitch. Something totally opposite from Wade. The Cowboys will be a better team next year and be looked at as much more of a threat come midseason. You can hold me to it.

            Who has been more dissapointing, Cowboys or Jets ? Both teams had the playoffs pretty much locked but they fucked up. Cowboys had higher expectations but they came down after Romo got injured.

            Pitt didnt have injury losses like Dallas. Didnt lose their QB for 3 or 4 games depending on if you count if he was fully-healed.

            • Jay CT

              Jerry Jones always gets involved. Bill Parcells said evey place he ever went, 3 or 4 years later you knew he was there. He said in Dallas, the minute he left it would look like he was never there. Clearly, I am not a Cowboy fan, but they did in fact give up a lot to get Williams. I think Williams has a hell of a lot of talent, hes a local guy and this is his dream. You can say Owens this and Owens that, but the fact is, Owens is a selfish player who decomposes between the white lines when things dont go his way. I do not believe he is a bad guy; never in trouble with the law, etc… I just think he needs to be on a team where he is instructed what to do. Phillips is a disaster, and Garret showed his age a bit this season. In the end, I think the Cowboys would be far better off without Owens. Also, Barber CANNOT be a back that has no help. He is a time share type RB, one who is too small to take the punishment that his body generates over the 16 week season due to his running style. Dallas can have the type of offense that the Pats had last year, but they can just as easily show their spots. And in regards to the injuries sustained through the season, Pitt had some huge injuries to their DB’s, their RB’s -Moore was their 4th string and played a huge role, Ben did not miss much time, a couple games, but was hurt ALL season. I am not a fan of Pitt, but Tomin has done a FANTASTIC job.

              • Mike Pop

                I really dont know how to respond to this. Am I a fan of all Owens antics? No, not at all. But in the end he made our team much better and get alot more exposure. I do not think we would be better off without him. Does he cause a bit of trouble? Yes, but in the end I think it is overblown, especiall in Dallas. He caused some hype when Parcells was there but since Wade took over there really has not been much. Honestly I just want to see the 09 season here real quick. Hopefully we get RW involved more, sign Sean Jones to play safety. If RW gets involved, I think we will have a top 2 or 3 offense(which we should). Can Barber do it alone? Of course not, but both Felix, and Tashard have shown alot of promise this year when they have played. Felix is great in my opinion but that is probasbly biased. I am still for the RW trade because I have always liked this guy, he went to Texas. Like you said hometown type guy. I am also a lil bit of a Longhorn fan but that doesnt matter here.

                You said Philips is a disaster, I kind of agree. I would much rather prefer him to be D Cordinator, what he has done in the past doing that has been very impressive. As I said before Rex Ryan would be awesome for a head coach, he busts people’s balls. Clearly alot different from Wade’s style. Garret had some horrible play calling this year, it was very dissapointing to me and all of us cowboy fans I would have to believe.

                Pitt did great, of course. I guess you got a point, while I think we suffered more injuries to more key players than them, that remains to be seen.

                I HATE Pitt because of one my friends so I always criticize them because when it comes to Football hes a total douche. He says he’s not but he really was a fairweather fan with them. Seemed like the day after they beat Indy in the playoffs he started repping a Big Ben jersey.

                I do think in the end though, Cowher would definitely consider us. OF all the jobs open, we are probably the best chance to get a ring which I would assume would be important to him.

                I really/truly am a Cowboy fan and have been one ever since I have watched the game. People say Im a fairweather fan but fuck em to be honest, I got Bledsoe, Carter, and Julius Jones’ jerseys. They have been my team.

                And on Ware, I think he is the best in football. His athleticism and just the way he plays the game is awesome to me. I think he would be a top 5 pick for a guy on defense if you did that kind of draft. I watch all the games and just to watch how he can dominate the game on his ide of the ball is awesome for me to see. He has owned Brandon Jacobs quite a few times, not gonna lie. Harrison is very good too but I take Ware(could be bias speaking).

                So Rex Ryan/Bill Cowher 09 for the Cowboys! Thats how I want it. Wish Wade would move to D cordinator but I dont think he would accept that role.

                Im not sure if that is what you wanted, or whatever but that is how I feel. Sorry for any gramatical errors.

                • Mike Pop

                  That was ridiculously long and I apologize for that.

  • Reggie C.

    Heh…

    How much did Roy Williams cost the ‘Boys on that play … and in draft picks.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Lovely. Nice pass, Brett.

    • Reggie C.

      Jets must score on this drive. Must.

    • Joey

      geez I’m sick of him and Ty Law

  • Reggie C.

    Pacman is playing football and Plax isn’t …. something is wrong there.

    • Mike Pop

      Pac never shot himself.

  • Ryan S.

    Ken sez:

    Boston close to signing Penny

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....o-rotation

    • Reggie C.

      Mets should get in on Penny. Gives them some leverage in the Lowe negotiations.

      • Ryan S.

        Yeah. And I don’t want Penny getting the comeback player of the year award wearing a Red Sox uni.

        • Reggie C.

          Penny isn’t so far removed from his impact ’07 season. Mets need some quality SP depth, so there’s no excuse not to get Penny.

          • Mike Pop

            Would be funny to “steal” him from the Sawx

      • chriistopher

        the yankees should jump all over penny – a one year deal with a guy who has something to prove. this is a classic theo move – picks up pitchers from the scrap heap and see which ones work out.

        I, for one, and rooting hard for the yanks to go out and get smoltz. he is a perfect fit for this team. give him extended spring training and by july there is always a ppitching injury. if not the team will have an idea as to the effectiveness of the oung guys. besides both hughes and joba wont be able to give more than 150 innings give or take 20. the yanks can do what the redsox did a couple of years ago when they worked in lester and bucholz by using their top 3 on regular rest and the bottom two on an extra day.

        he showed last year that he can still get guys out on a regular basis, he can probably teach a lot to the youngsters and come playoff time he would be one hell of a set up man.

        he is available and should be cheap – i hope the yanks are looking at him

  • Ivan

    How bout them Cowboys uh?

    • Reggie C.

      I wish i could see Deion Sanders’ face right now. I love NFL network coverage, but he’s just another Cowboy homer.

    • Mike Pop

      We are bringing Jimmy Johnson back. Now that would be awesome. He said it the best

  • Ivan

    Someone call suicide watch to help Mike Pop.

    • Mike Pop

      Im done guys, it was nice knowing ya. Im done with all sports

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t10twK4BZoc&feature=channel_page Kevin G.

    Mike, do you still hate Brett Favre?

  • RichYF

    LOL.

    Mike Pop, Sorry bud. You just got owned. Romo is soooooo good.

    • Mike Pop

      It took Peyton a while to win his playoff games. Im done with sports, time to focus on school.

      • RichYF

        I don’t like the Giants (see below). I just hate Romo with the fire of a thousand suns

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Ten Things I Hate About You FOR THE WIN!

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            I love Julia Stiles.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Word.

              That movie is an incredible guilty pleasure of mine.

      • Reggie C.

        Hold up. You quitting the RAB commentary?

  • Manimal

    Why are the Jets even trying?

  • RichYF

    A football aside:

    I grew up a Giants fan, but I followed Parcells to the Pats. I have Bledsoe, Meggett, Glenn, and Martin jerseys in my closet from when I was a kid. The Pats were always good enough to root for, but never great enough to win championships. That made it fun to watch them. The Super Bowl vs. Fav-ruh was such a bad night for me. I remember how sad I was, but it was just awesome to see it.

    Then Brady gets the call when Bledsoe gets annihilated on the sideline. Part of me was happy because Brady is a Michigan guy (I also loved Michigan football growing up but I have no idea why. I think it was the “Wolverines” that drew me).

    And then the Pats start winning titles. And it was awesome.

    But last year, I was just disgusted by the whole 16-0 thing and how smug the fans were. With the Celts, the Sox, and the Pats, the Boston fans I knew were becoming such jackasses that I almost WANTED the Giants to win. I don’t really care for the Giants, but I don’t hate them as much as I used to. Eli is annoying, but he’s matured a lot this season in my opinion.

    Anyway, the point is, I think I want the Pats to fail to make the playoffs. I can’t even root for them in public anymore. I feel so dirty. It’s sad. All of the people I know that like the Sox “looooveee” the Pats. But when I was growing up, everyone hated them. Now suddenly everyone is on board. It’s just one of those things that makes me want to root for the Jets (HAH!). But yeah, Go Miami?

  • Reggie C.

    OMG.

    Cowboys getting owned.

    • Jake H

      I’m loving it.

  • Ryan S.

    epic failure

  • yankees fan

    “Hughes, Kennedy Headed To Scranton?”
    “IronPigs Stomp Yankees”

    check this fool out

    lvironpigs.wordpress.com

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Jets! Speak to me! Are you fucking serious?

  • Joey H

    Penny to the Sox. Interesting if they think they are going to find their depth in a 260 pound blowhard hot head on a rapid decline with a 4 career ERA in the worst division in baseball.

    • Joey H

      Then again he looks exactly how a person wearing a Sox uni should look. Fat, scruffy and a savage.

      • Steve H

        And if the Yankees signed him, what would you write?

        • Joey H

          That he is an over weight gentleman with a lot of hair on his face with a temper.

          • Mike Pop

            I would rather have Penny than Sir Sydney

            • Joey H

              Yeah well we have a guy called AJ replacing Sidney’s rotation spot.

              • Mike Pop

                Ya but injuries/spot starts/innings limits. Never have too much pitching

        • RichYF

          I was secretly hoping that Penny would sign with the Yanks and have a breakout year, but we all know that the only place he can be successful is on the Sox.

          If he fails, it was only $7-8 million. If he succeeds it was the steal of the off-season. Especially when he outperforms Burnett. Looks like Theo strikes again!!!!

          • Joey H

            I don’t think he is getting around 7 or 8 million.

            • RichYF

              Just going by his previous salary, but either way. The less he makes the more of a steal he is.

  • Joey H
  • GG

    Mangenius…hahaaaa

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Baltimore won anyway, so they were done no matter how this game turned out. Sigh.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Hey, at least the Pats don’t get in!

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Small victory. I’ll take it.

      • GG

        I am thrilled about that I don’t know what I’m hoping for at this point, maybe the all manning bowl?

    • Joey H

      Farve back or not back next season Mike?

  • Joey H

    Did anyone else buy their CC Sabathia tee shirts yet? The team shirts with the NY on the front and the Number and name on the back. I’m waiting for the Teixeira ones to come out. However, I don’t see myself getting an AJ shirt.

    • Mike Pop

      Im prob getting the replica Teix one

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Modell’s has jerseys on sale for 20 bucks. Sweet.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I have two. A blue one and a gray one.

  • Mike Pop

    Bad day for Jets n Cboy fans

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Hey, at least the end was exciting.

  • GG

    Mike what do you think of the different AL East rotations? I think we really need Andy to show up and eat his 200 innings but we have a great one either way. The Sawx with Wake and Penny at the back don’t scare me all that much. I think maybe the Rays are best 1-5? Maybe us though if we do get Andy

    • Joey H

      If they go with a Beckett, Lester, Dice K, Penny, Wakefield, there are 3 guys who can easily go down in Beckett, Penny and Wakefield. Not to mention their offense would have been THAT much scarier with Teixeira.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m not sure who’s the best, the Sox, Rays and Yanks are pretty close as the top three. The Jays are fourth and the O’s fifth. It’s only December, so a lot can change between now and Opening Day.

  • Joey H

    Good for Chad. He leaves NY and now he is a superstar. What irony.

    • E-ROC

      I wouldn’t deem Pennington a superstar, but yes, good for him.

      • Joey H

        Believe me, There was much sarcasm in that statement. Besides, I am not a football fan , I do enjoy a good game but I’m a Basketball/Baseball guy.

        • E-ROC

          Knicks fan?

          • Joey H

            Nets.

            • GG

              I’m a Knicks guy/ moved to LA so I like the Lakeshow quite a bit too. Its remarkable though how fast the Nets can rebuild when the Knicks have been losing for years. Devon Harris is realllll legit.

              • Mike Pop

                Ya Mavs fucked up bad

                • Steve H

                  And they are still in denial about it too.

                • Mike Pop

                  Trust me. I know lol. Im a big Dirk fan so I follow them a good amount. Im glad the Nets got Harris. Im pretty much a Net/Knick guy. More Nets

                • GG

                  I dont wanta sound arrogant but I knew that was a bad idea when it went down. harris was playing great already last year just not scoring as he wasnt needed to. Kidd is clearly not what he once was… and it wasnt even like it was just Harris. They gave up like eight bodies including draft picks…Cuban just wanted to make a splash and now he has the third best team in texas.

                • Mike Pop

                  Ya, Harris improved greatly and then they dealt him. He was great at Wisconsin also

    • Mike Pop

      Really, Superstar ?

      • Chris C.

        He was this year. And that’s all that matters.

        If the Jets got rid of him in August using the “What have you done for me lately?” reasoning, then Chad Pennington is a superstar today.

  • E-ROC

    Go Ravens!!

    • Mike Pop

      Congrats man, I’ll be cheering for them

      • Chris C.

        How do you not root for Chad Pennington? He was the classiest guy that organization has ever had. He returned earlier than he should have from injuries even though the Jets O-Lines were always crappy, sacrificed money so others could be signed, and was the most camp-accessible player to the fans.

        And even after the Jets lied to him about their interest in Favre before giving him the boot, he still had nothing but nice things to say about the organization on his way out the door. Then he takles a 1-15 team to the playoffs.

        I can’t fathom how anyone wouldn’t root for a guy like that. Like it’s his fault he’s not a Jet anymore.

  • http://julieandthecity.com Julie

    GO DOLPHINS! I was working during the game, so I still can’t believe it.

  • Fritzpeterson

    Mangini should be fired. Period.

    • Chris C.

      Ya think?

      What, you don’t want another year of passing when they should run, running when they should pass, no blitzing, prevent defense, misusing tight ends, under-utilizing explosive offensive players, naming kids after washed-up QB’s, and hearing goofy-silly answers to goofy-silly game moves?

      Gosh, sounds to me like you want to win football games, or something!