Daily Links: Buddy comedy

  • Geno eager to work with his guy, Mike Vick. [AP]
  • Is Vick really worth $5 million? [NYT]
  • Animal advocates aren’t pleased with Vick coming to the Jets. [CBS NY]
  • Is it most likely that Vick will start the season? [ESPN]
  • Will the NFL enact rules protecting players’ knees? [PFT]
  • Mark Cannizzaro feels Mark Sanchez deserved better. [NYP]




63 comments
Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Vick committed a crime, lost millions of dollars, lost his freedom in prison. I get what he did was ugly, but he paid his fines, did his time and that should be enough. Stop with the indignation.

bharper42
bharper42

These "reporters" are just plain stupid.  Cannizarro is blaming the jets for sanchez injuring himself in a preseason game.  Yeah he was playing behing a back up offensive line who inturn where blocking against a back up defensive line and jags.


But it was sanchez who had the time but not the brains to throw the ball away like a real qb would've when the pressure was on.  instead sanchez took a season ending injury in a meaningless game and marky mark cannizarro is blaming the jets for that.


cannizarro, shitah, and shitmini clearly dislike the new jets because they're not getting anything they want from them anymore.  questioning idzik for not bringing in an overpriced cb or other free agent.  Boy these idiots loved the rex/tannenbum days where the circus was in full swing.  they could make up anything they wanted or call their boy petine and get juicy bits to make fun of.  not anymore and boy are they pissed which brings us to these articles discounting all the legitimate reasons for cutting sanchez late.  but if they cut him early they'd rail on idzik for not having a backup in place first.


Doesn't bassett know these guys?  can't you tell them to stfu and stop making things up.  it's really overdone now.  or maybe you could make a new section so we could make fun of them and discount all of their non sense.


it's infuriating.

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

I bet at the very least Vick ends up donating to that cause.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@Pete Whalen  After meeting with Vick and hearing him express his remorse, Pacelle consulted with The HSUS' board of directors and staff. Despite our utter disgust with what Vick did and our leading role in making sure he was convicted and punished for his crimes, we decided that shunning Vick forever would do no good for any animal. Vick paid $1 million for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs at Bad Newz Kennels. Now he contributes his time and his voice to attacking the problem by reaching out to inner-city youth.


http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/qa/vick_faq.html

Freddough Jean
Freddough Jean

Really Winslow was the best TE, so how does jeff Cumberland lead the team In td reception? Was not Kyle wilson here before milliner and started opposite cro in the absence of revis? And was it not walls who turned that pats game around for us and some fans thought he should replace reed or start alongside him? And if we get a just one quality receiver would not we be loaded as decker can move to the 2 with kerley in the slot as he is a first down machine on 3rd downs? And oh yeah did we miss the 2014 draft already, who was the first pick? Just food for thought

Freddough Jean
Freddough Jean

Oh god tell me about it. Lol your great a57se. I always appreciate your input. Keep up the good works

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se  


We did tender Bellore (you must have missed that)...and Patrick is a good special teamer so I think they're upgraded there already.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent  


Bellore will be under contract for 2014 for 1.4m unless he gets an offer sheet (and if he does get one they'll probably just match),


Patrick impressed me on specials.  Trufant is getting on a bit.


I see them being better just from the fact that they were so poor last year (apart from the few good players they retained), whoever is in there this year will be better by default.


Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent  


Yeah, he won't show up on the roster until the offer sheet period is over and the money won't count against the cap until then either.


If he didn't sign his tender, then the Jets continue to control his rights.  The only reason he wouldn't sign it would be if he was going to hold out for more.  That's not an issue so it's a mere formality.  I expect he did sign it but they might not have put the paperwork in yet.

koala
koala

@a57se looking at your list I think a lot has been accomplished only 10 days or so into free agency. Upgrading from cromartie's play last year will not be difficult. I never thought it was likely that we would sign a OLB in FA. I expect that by the time the season rolls around we will be much better at players 40 - 53 than we were last year 

xplr
xplr

@a57se  Good post. We now possibly have the worst corners in the NFL. Milliner is supposedly legit after being benched several times last year? And we have no one else. I cringe when I think of us facing 4 and 5 receiver formations. We can't even match up against a number one receiver, let alone 4 or 5 different ones. 


Our TE position is weak, as Cumberland is clearly in the bottom half of TEs and we have no real backup. 


Why doesn't Idzik spend???????

Freddough Jean
Freddough Jean

Those so-called animal lovers that is sick to there stomach should have been in philly in and out days in and days out. Dont look for a bigger platform in Nyc. Last year was silent and now the raucous crowd begins. Deblaiso is starting to look more and more like the wrong choice. And he is a punk cause he would never run against marty markowitz. So shut up guy and run nyc the right way

Freddough Jean
Freddough Jean

Mark cannizzaro is a clown. He once suggested is it time to replace Sanchez with brad Smith, now the jets are classless. No Sanchez was classless for doping an organization by falsely acting as if he was all in to learn and continue to grow, by baiting out of college early yo get a big pay day before the new cba rules. He wasn't readyyyyyy y lordddddd. Ha. Even pete carroll said so. But the media made it seem as though pete just wanted another national championship. Ha ha

Freddough Jean
Freddough Jean

I've always respected you hanknaples. Your very astute. Even when I dont agree with you I think you might be right.

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@Hanknaples Damn I wish I could blame my family for making me 10's of Millions of dollars, being on the cover of GQ, dating movie stars and generally having the li9fe we dream about.. if he's as bad as you say hank, another year of college might not have helped. he might not have beaten out matt Barkley gotten hurt and the jets would have picked up a QB and he wopuld have gone to a lesser franchise without the millions in endorsements he got. . family did the right thing.

Hoz
Hoz

according to Incarcerated Bob (twitter) the Jets is close to landing DeSean Jackson in a trade, his source said a lot of progress was made yesterday.

__fense
__fense

@Hoz  Which makes it less likely that a trade is being done than I thought it was a minute ago.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo  Haha, I don't think it should be a surprise that Rex is a fan of a sport that has legal bare-knuckle fights and high-speed hits, but yeah he's a huge hockey fan. 

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@jaygo  I don't want to associate with anything that that clown De Blasio is a fan of anyway 

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

@jake100 The guy has not done or said anything to warrant any kind of distraction. He has actually said "Geno is the starter of this football team." The guy has no intentions on being a distraction and will help Geno progress. Even if he does start, he will mold a solid relationship with Geno and regardless of who starts, Geno will learn from Vick and will therefore become a better player.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 There is no circus. Get it into that head of yours: There. Is. No. Circus. 

davem
davem

Joey will be singing Vick's praises before long. He bashed Geno, now Geno's ok. He led the"Rex must go" charge, then did a 180 and wanted him to stay. Give it a month on Vick.

supert
supert

@jake100  Vick was signed as a backup, for 1 year, for $5M.  I'm not a Michael Vick fan as I think he turns the ball over too much.  But, this move is hardly a "terrible move".

bradysucks
bradysucks

Holy crap Joeyboy you are such a DRAMA QUEEN!

What a yenta you are!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Jesus, just shut up already. You're already repeating yourself. 


Animal rights groups are "mobilizing?" What does that mean? Are they bringing tanks to block the entrance to Metlife? 


The logical thought process is simple: one of the glaring holes on the team is backup QB, Vick is the best backup QB on the market. The fact that you think it makes "no football sense whatsoever" is further proof you're either clueless or trying to be divisive. 

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@jake100 I thought you were going to quit?

since you're not a man of his word, it's not even worth reading your overdramatic post.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@jake100 @Brendan  "It makes no football sense whatsoever, aside from the circus" I don't understand how you expect us to take your post seriously when you type something like that

__fense
__fense

@DarrolRayFanClub  I don't know man, I've looked into it, and a Philly beat writers are definitely more supportive of the Eagles than the Jets beat writers are with the Jets. Maybe the fans are worse, but the media, at least comparing these two specific sports teams, is better.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

It's only a circus because fans like you making a huge deal over signing a back up QB.

You are the circus Joey. This move by football standards is a great move. Stop forcing the circus narrative.

__fense
__fense

@jaygo @supert @jake100  But this is the Jets, The idiots in the media are already going to fabricate controversy no matter what. At least now we know what idiotic things they are going to say in advance.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I'm picturing a guy in a Jets jersey. Standing in front of a tank in the parking lot, holding up his hand in protest. Just as an aside, the tank does NOT have a parking pass affixed on its rear view mirror.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I think this might be my favorite line in the history of TJB. "animal rights groups are mobilizing." Yes, I think it is. It jumps ahead of "we must sign Bray!"

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Was he a distraction in Philly? No? Then quiet down, Chicken Little. 

bobloblaw
bobloblaw

@jake100 @Brendan 

You're totally right -- signing a veteran guy who is an archetype of the style the Jets brass wants Geno to develop into was clearly asinine.  Further, a guy who has gone through the struggles of new found fame and fortune, hit rock bottom, and then rehabilitated himself clearly can't be of any use in guiding a young QB.


Further, I agree, animal rights groups are the most qualified to make football personnel decisions.  

I'm glad we could have such a reasonable discussion that doesn't rely on hyperbole in the slightest.