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In Topic: 2014 New York Jets thread

Today, 08:54 AM

After yesterday's game, I truly feel for Rex.  That's not to say he's been perfect as the Jets' HC, or blameless...on some occasions he's come off like a buffoonish cartoon character, and at other times he's come off like a defensive coordinator masquerading as a head coach.  But I still think there's something there, and it looks like it's going to take another franchise (and a GM and owner who won't completely screw up his chances the way Idzik and Johnson did) for him to show that.


His record against the Pats is nothing spectacular on the surface:  4-9.  But I would say he outcoached the Genius in at least half of those games, and had significantly inferior personnel in many of them.  The job he and his team did in the playoffs up in NE was superb.  He had his team in just about every game against the Patriots in five out of the last six, and with some breaks, the Jets could've split those six games, instead of going 1-5.  Ryan's Jets did this despite having a Mark Sanchez at QB whose game was clearly unraveling in 2012, and having Geno Smith in 2013-14, who has often not even looked like an NFL-worthy player.  Last season, he somehow coached a squad that had no business winning more than 4 or 5 games to 8 wins. 


Really curious to see what he does for his next team. 


I'm rooting for Ryan to get a job with a team that has a QB. He's a good coach, and he has toned down the nonsense, which shows some personal growth. Most of the players like him, and that's been a constant in his time with the Jets.

In Topic: Newark - Unfriendliest City in US

10 December 2014 - 12:22 AM

I think you or your parents or grandparents moved to the suburbs because of deindustrialization. Employment shifted to the office and service sectors from the manufacturing sectors, and into the suburbs. We also live in a terribly racist country, which permitted discrimination on the basis of color for much of these economic shifts. Racist white people fled the city, where property values were plummeting, and minorities were almost invariably unable to get loans in new suburban communities. White flight happened, and we actively prevented "vibrant diversity", so racist whites could raise their kids behind the white picket fence of environmental recklessness and economic irresponsibility.


That's why you live in the suburbs. Welcome to the story of America's inner cities. You sound like an a$$hole, open a book.


We certainly do live in a racist country. Whites chased from the cities their people built. Uncontrolled Third World immigration. A media that defends or excuses riotous blacks and despises working class whites. Affirmative action. A culture ruled by political correctness, in which whites must be very careful what they say at work or in school.

Racist country indeed.

In Topic: Hockey blogger fired over creepy DMs

01 December 2014 - 04:51 PM

Its sad how the more tied into the internet people get, the less they treat people like PEOPLE when they interact with them.....


It's a sharp observation. I also notice how dopey and naive some of these girls are. They don't see what's coming until the guy asks them for a bra-and-panty photo session ... or until he pulls an Anthony Weiner.

In Topic: Hockey blogger fired over creepy DMs

01 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

Antisocial media. :idea:

In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

01 December 2014 - 11:59 AM

I wonder how many of the Albany AAAA-types will get looks as the forwards currently here are dealt or let go. I'm not expecting much from Boucher, but at least we'll start finding out about him soon.

He really should be with the big club, getting his chance now. Gotta find out about him, even though we may not like the answer to the Reid Boucher question!