Rex’s Delicious Pretzel Logic

Rex got downright daddish in talking about why the Jets probably won’t activate Tim Tebow this weekend in Jacksonville.

“I think we have to see what happens during the week with Tim,” Ryan said. “I don’t believe he’s been healthy for what I think he should be.

“If that was my son, I would not want him playing and that’s how I look at this. If he was completely healthy, then Tim would be our No. 2.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

That’s very noble of Rex.

Until I realize that Tebow was actually less healthy than he ‘should be,’ when the Jets activated him on Thanksgiving.

This is a total mess and the sooner the front office and coaching staff can get on the same page, the happier I’ll be.




17 comments
gloveman
gloveman

as far as JPP not being the same, well he doesn't have the same guys along side him either. His great year a couple years ago he got loads of sacks because he wasn't double teamed nearly as much. His one handed ankle tackle the other night was something else. 

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

John,

Enjoy your articles and point of view. However; in regards to your assessment of the Giants performance against the Eagles; you were too kind. If there a grade lower than an "F" then we should create one as the Giants were absolutely horrible. I have been hot and cold with them throughout the last couple of years; from their draft selections to their play on the field. Can't see them beating Dallas or Indy over the next 2 games, so at the halfway point, it looks like they will be 3-5... Hope I'm wrong and they surprise me (not likely).

TheTrueStork
TheTrueStork

To Donnell's credit, he did have that fantastic catch in the end zone that was called back.  That was a thing of beauty and concentration. Stupid, unnecessary penalty.

urda83
urda83

John what are your thoughts on benching Walton & having Richburg play Center like he did at Colorado State?  I just can't stand this Walton guy... I still have no idea why Reese signed him... yeah sure I get it.... he was cheap and showed some promise TWO YEARS ago... But let's be honest dude... JD WALTON IS HORRIBLE!

urda83
urda83

Last night once again confirmed that the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A FOOTBALL TEAM IS IT'S OFFENSIVE LINE.  Why did the Cowboys beat the Seahawks?  Why does DeMarco Murray rush for over 100 yards 6 weeks in a row?   Answer is pretty easy and it sure doesn't take a rocket scientist... THEY HAVE AN EXCELLENT OFFENSIVE LINE THAT GIVES ROMO ALL DAY TO THROW THE BALL AND CREATES GREAT HOLES FOR DEMARCO MURRAY TO RUN  THROUGH.  The past 3 weeks the Giants offensive line played pretty good and we were able to establish a solid run game and give Eli time to throw the football.  Last night was a disaster!  The Philly Defense manhandled the Giants offensive  line!  Eli had no time to throw the football, he was getting knocked on his ass as soon as the ball reached his hands, the offensive line did an absolutely horrible job of creating holes for Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis to run the football.  The  worst player was the Center JD Walton.  Granted the entire line looked bad and had a season high Offensive Line Penalties.  But JD Walton... he certainly could not hold his own against his matchup and demanded help from the other members of  the line to help him block his guy that he was getting decimated by.   How do we fix this?   1.  After we play the Cowboys this week we have a BYE week then when we get back from the BYE week our 16 MILLION DOLLAR offensive lineman we signed from the Kansas City Chiefs Geoff Schwartz will be eligible to return to the  offensive line and should be plugged right into the starting group!  He should also go back to playing his natural position Right Guard instead of Left Guard.  Why?  Cause we don't have time for experiments.   2.  BENCH CENTER JD WALTON.  This guy has been out of football for 2 years, after his horrible performance last night, I truly believe he is just a piece of crap, despite managing to do okay the prior three weeks against shitty defenses, last  night showed you he truly is just a horrible football player. 3.  Move our # 2 draft pick and The Best Center in College Football Weston Richburg back to his natural position... which is CENTER AND NOT LEFT GUARD.  4.  Give 49ers veteran Adam Snyder a fair shot at Left Guard and let him play with the starting unit. OUR WEEK 9 OFFENSIVE LINE COMING OUT OF THE BYE WEEK SHOULD BE -  William Beatty LT, Adam Snyder LG, Weston Richburg C, Geoff Schwartz RG, Justin Pugh RT OUR WEEK 7 OFFENSIVE LINE THIS WEEK WITH SCHWARTZ STILL ON SHORT TERM IR SHOULD BE -  William Beatty LT, Adam Snyder LG, Weston Richburg C, John Jerry RG, Justin Pugh RT In my opinion this is the best chance we have at fixing our Offensive Line problems outside of making a trade.   SUCKS LOSING VICTOR CRUZ... WISH HIM WELL & WELCOME HIM BACK NEXT YEAR.  TIME FOR THE GIANTS TO BENCH PRESTON PARKER AND MOVE COREY WASHINGTON UP THE DEPTH CHART.  GIANTS TOP 3 WIDE RECIEVERS SHOULD NOW BE - Reuben Randle, Odell Beckham Jr. & Corey Washington - Remember the great preseason he had...  Hopefully Rashad Jennings can rejoin the team this week against Dallas!

Jaymes Provine
Jaymes Provine

And if it wasn't called we prob still would have lossed but Vic would have a clean bill of health... Damn that ref

rico
rico

@TheTrueStork the penalties were due to the fact that nothing else could stop the Eagle onslaught outside of holding.  What a horrid spectacle.  


I don't think you can grade the TE's unless it was for blocking- or in this case not-blocking.  Not enough opportunities to catch balls to even look at that.  


Odd think was the TE's were often spit outside when they were needed on the OL.  Not the TE's fault, that was poor coaching

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

When Schwartz returns

rico
rico

@urda83 The OL ought to stop the eating and tweeting and study the playbook.


Damn that was as bad as I can remember and I remember back to the 60s

nthmetsfan
nthmetsfan

@rico @urda83 Seeing number ten dodging for his life reminded me of what Fran Tarkenton had to endure with the Giants.  One exception though:  Fran was quick and elusive; Eli looked old and slow.

urda83
urda83

@rico @urda83  I AGREE WITH YOU!  That picture was disgusting and it was very stupid for Justin Pugh to post such a dumb picture of a bunch of guys sitting in a hotel room eating greasy Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and looking all fat.  Especially JD Walton... God he looks horrible.. I think I have bigger muscles than he does! 

rico
rico

@nthmetsfan @rico @urda83 Unclear over what your point is, that Fran was a better QB than Eli just because he was a scrambler?  Tarkenton was the Tony Romo of his time.  


Eli can't block for himself, and that's been the problem the last 2 years. Didn't even need a new offense, just a new offensive line capable of protecting Eli and blocking for the run.  The jury is out on this new one, but the evidence is not looking good.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@urda83 @rico  All that being said, we were giving the OLine all sorts of praise just a week ago.


They're not as bad as they were last night. But they're also not as good as they were when Jennings ran for 170 against Houston.

nthmetsfan
nthmetsfan

@rico Point is the Giants looked like those awful teams from the mid 1960's though most of the seventies.  Both Eli and Fran had to endure pathetic offensive lines.  Not looking to compare the two QB's.