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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
With increasing speculation that the Jets should remove the funk hovering over the franchise by benching quarterback Mark Sanchez and going with Tim Tebow, the New York media tried their damnedest on Thursday to get Tebow to give them a sound bite sugge…Upvote Share Tweet
As the Texans prepare to become the second straight opponent to apply the “ground and pound” to the Jets on their own turf, running back Ben Tate may not be available for grounding and/or pounding. Tate missed practice on Thursday with a toe injury.Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow said he is not frustrated with his role in the Jets' offense and has not talked to anyone about his lack of involvement. ESPN's Ed Werder said Tuesday that Tebow is frustrated with his lack of usag…Upvote Share TweetESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski studies quarterbacks day and night. That is why his updated quarterback rankings through four games in 2012 carries weight. According to Jaworski, Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is t…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Sanchez unthreatened by prospect of losing his jobOne of the first things Jets coach Rex Ryan did in the wake of Sunday’s 34-0 pounding at the hands of the 49ers was to reaffirm his commitment to Mark Sanchez as the team’s starting quarterback. Ryan’s unwavering support of his quarterback after a 1Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) back at practice.Upvote Share Tweet
Tom Brady Called The Head Of JP Morgan To Cheer Him Up After He Lost $6 BillionTom Brady's had losses in his day. Big ones. Like Super Bowl XLII. And Super Bowl XLVI. He never lost $6 billion, but he never had $6 billion to lose. Brady feels for losers. So when someone loses, and Tom Brady can help, he gets on the horn. Here's Van…Upvote Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills are 2-2 at the quarter mark of the season. Here are some grades of where Buffalo currently stands: Offense: B Buffalo’s offense is 11th in the NFL and has been productive. The running game is top-notch when healthy. Tailback C.J. SpillUpvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins are in last place in the AFC East at 1-3. Here is the quarter-mark report card for Miami: Offense: B The Dolphins are No. 9 in total offense and getting a lot out of their limited resources. Miami’s passing game and rookie quarterbackUpvote Share Tweet
"Team Obama Loses Early Wicket": The Romney-Obama Debate Was Like Every Sport Conceivable, According To InternetThe debate Wednesday could be compared to many things-a slow dance in which the partners are holding potato peelers to each other's throats, perhaps, or a restaurant in which you, the diner, get to watch a prep cook slow-spit on your burger before it'sUpvote Share Tweet
Quarter-mark report card: JetsThe New York Jets are in first-place in the AFC East after four games. The Jets are 2-2 but is the only team with two division wins. Here is the quarter-mark report card for New York: Offense: D- New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has not sparked Ne…Upvote Share Tweet49ers safety Donte Whitner will face off against his former team this weekend when the Bills head to San Francisco for a Saturday afternoon matchup. Whitner doesn’t have the fondest memories of his time in Buffalo. During the playoffs last season, WhitnUpvote Share Tweet
Quarter-mark report card: PatriotsWe have reached the quarter mark of the NFL season. Therefore, this is a good time to check the progress of teams in the AFC East. Here is our quarter-mark report card for the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots (2-2): Offense: A- The Patriots le…Upvote Share Tweet
"Are We Live? Oh Shit." Liam Neeson Appears On SportsCenter And Has Absolutely No Idea What He's Being AskedLiam Neeson dragged himself onto SportsCenter yesterday to pimp Taken 2 and wow. Has there ever been a guest on SportsCenter who was so unprepared to be a guest on SportsCenter? Neeson didn't like where it was headed from the get-go-he was being asked aUpvote Share TweetNew York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been up and down in his four-year career. But one of his biggest and most consistent strengths has been his ability to throw on play-action passes. Unfortunately for the Jets, that hasn't been the case this yea…Upvote Share TweetChandler Jones has made an immediate impact on the Patriots defense, and how he has some hardware to prove it. Jones was named NFL defensive rookie of the month for September. Jones has 17 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in four games for th…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta and Week Five picksThere are rarely dull moments around the Jets and this week has proven to be no exception. They got crushed by the 49ers, lost Santonio Holmes for the season and signed cornerback Aaron Berry coming off of a suspension for incidents that helped pave his…Upvote Share TweetMaybe new Jets wide receiver Jason Hill is just better suited to smaller markets. The same guy who called the Jets “overhyped” and cornerback Darrelle Revis a “good player” when he was with the Jaguars is now astonished anyone in New York rememberUpvote Share TweetThe Jets have a real need at receiver. But they really don’t want Plaxico Burress. No one wants Plaxico Burress. And it makes no sense. Last year, fresh from an extended stay at the Motel 6-to-10, Burress had multiple suitors. The Jets wanted him.Upvote Share Tweet
Daily Screencap Classic: J-E-S-T JEST JEST JESTThe 2-2 Jets, mired in a trench of poor quarterback play and idiots screaming for Tebow, added to that the reeling feeling of learning Santonio Holmes would be missing the rest of the season. More »Upvote Share TweetWhen the Bengals signed running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis as a free agent this offseason, his ball security was often noted as one of his great strengths. Green-Ellis didn’t fumble at all in his 545 touches as a member of the Patriots and he didn’t fUpvote Share TweetAfter searching all last year, the Bills are still looking for any degree of consistency on offense. Dolphins CB Sean Smith is living up to expectations after the Vontae Davis trade. Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer is playing better after a slow start. Je…Upvote Share TweetReggie Bush suffered a knee injury in Week Three and then played anyway in Week Four. But he wasn’t playing at full speed. Bush averaged 3.9 yards a carry Sunday against the Dolphins, his worst average in a game since November of last year, and he toldUpvote Share Tweet
Week 5 Probabilities, and Jets' Sanchez Follynytimes.com Oct 4, 2012No matter how you slice it statistically, the Jets are paying Mark Sanchez too much money for mediocre production.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: Monday Night Football PreviewOct 4NFL Live OT looks ahead to Texans vs. Jets.
Round 13: Manning vs. BradyOct 4Will Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning outduel New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in their Week 5 matchup? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew debate.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-JetsOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at the New York Jets
Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-PatriotsOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at New England
After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…Oct 4After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...