Daily Links: Super Bowl hangover

  • The weather was warm, but Manning was cold all night. [NY Times]
  • There were plenty of MVP candidates. [Star-Ledger]
  • There was only one security breach and it was an odd one. [SI]
  • New York proved to be a good Super Bowl town. [NY Post]
  • Mass transit had some problems for the task at hand. [NY Times]
  • The agency Athletes First has grown by taking care of their clients. [Forbes]
  • Next season begins today for the Jets. [NewYorkJets]
29 comments
jake100
jake100

Some chat of Delmas possibly being picked up by the Jets. 

Bytor
Bytor

Couple of SB observations, thoughts & musings:


-Manning looks like he was throwing ducks out there. No arm strength. Very surprising.

-Tate is meh, not worth the money he'll get. I'd rather have Baldwin.

-Decker looks slow, also not worth the money he'll get.

-Harvin was a real impact in limited time. I think that's why we wanted Tavon. I think we should draft a guy like Cooks in the 2nd or a similar guy in later rounds. You can neutralize wr's but a pain in the rear like Harvin can beat you in so many other ways. 

-shockingly, the Tebow commercials were really good.


Let the real offseason begin! 




jake100
jake100

Now every team is 0-0 for 2014. a level playing field!

jake100
jake100

The hawks show what a great balanced defense can do. No smoke and mirrors, all talent and straight forward, no robbing peter to pay paul. They say this is what we will do, and do it!

jake100
jake100

Can the hawks defense now be considered in the same league with the 2000 Ravens and 85 Bears as one of the greatest of all time? 

a57se
a57se

OK, glad the SB is over with! Now we can focus in on free agency and the Draft!

I must admit, I enjoy this part of the season more than I do an 8-8 season and no playoffs.

Hopefully we can make enough strides this off-season so that the hope of a title isn't over before the last three games of the regular season are played and that those hopes are realistic......:)

jake100
jake100

Next season begins today for the Jets, I love it, In Idzik we trust!

a57se
a57se

@Bytor  

Champ Bailey looked like he was done as well......

Brendan
Brendan

@Bytor  You had me until the Tebow commercials. Those were painful to watch. 

bob
bob

@jake100



I got them in there as the loudest of all time. Met Life Stadium was buzzing I could hear the crowd over t TV.

ww85
ww85

I actually thought it was cool that Tebow did that commercial.  Took some self deprecation & guts.

jake100
jake100

@bob @jake100  


No doubt, but their D was awesome, man can those cats close at the speed of light!

jake100
jake100

@a57se @jake100  


Luckily the Jets needs are all pretty obvious. We might differ slightly on players but the positions that we need upgraded to get to the next level are obvious. Then , money comes into play and the philosophy on how to build the team, then things can get a little foggy.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @ww85 

That game was over so quickly I ended up watching Dr. Doolittle with Eddie Murphy then Hidalgo with Viggo!

Brendan
Brendan

@ww85  I wouldn't fault him for that, I agree it takes guts to laugh at yourself. I'm just saying the commercials themselves were awful. Terrible acting and not clever or anything. 

a57se
a57se

@ww85 @harold 

They were very different types of defenses 85.......the Bears were extreme pressure. Their goal was to sack the QB every time he dropped back to pass. They also took away the inside running game with their alinement.

Seattle doesn't send  men in waves at the QB like the Bears did, their secondary plays very aggressively and covers the whole field. 

They were both aggressive but with the Bears, the aggression was more from the front seven while the SheHawks aggression is more from the secondary...

ww85
ww85

@harold  85 Bears were the best D I ever saw. They created true fear as did the Steeler defenses of the 70s. Even though today's era favors offense, I think you can compare Seattle to the 85 Bears. They both played very straightforward & aggressive. I think Seattle could play in 85 & the Bears could play in 2014

Brendan
Brendan

@harold  This defense belongs in that conversation. I don't think it's the best out of the "modern" defenses, but it deserves to be mentioned alongside them, imo. 

jake100
jake100

@harold   The Hawks defense in an offensive friendly league only gave up 14 points during the season and held the best offense in the SB to only 8 points. I think they have to mentioned as one of the top defenses.

jake100
jake100

@harold   Burg of the 70s was also a great defense. Once the spread offense came about, the great bears defense diluted but were still very good. The Rams exposed the Buddy defense.

harold
harold

Bears were not quickly figured out.  they actually were even better the next year when you look at the stats.  they eventually like every great team had turnover and they lost Buddy Ryan.  So things changed. 

But as for defense, the 2000 Ravens, 1985 Bears, 2002 Bucs were all better than this group.  I won't go old school and get into the 70's  and 80's teams that were better as well. 

jake100
jake100

@bob @jake100   85 Bears were a great Defense, but they were quickly figured out, but 85 was scary for offenses.

bob
bob

@jake100 @bob


Yep Best D ever saw really cant remember the 85 Bears all though I know and hear they where great. it seems so long ago.

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

There are plenty of differences of opinions on some of the Jets needs and the best way to go about addressing them.