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By: Raymond “Big Play” Miller

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

 

The surprising (not to me, remember I had them making the playoffs this year) Jets are 5-4 and begin the 2nd half of there season in Buffalo.  While most would think that the Jets will falter down the stretch like the last two season here’s 5 reasons why they won’t:

1.  The Front Seven: A unit that’s young, athletic, and energetic led by Mo, Snacks, Richardson, Davis, and Harris.  Look for Coples to have a monster second half of a season.

2.  The law office of Ivory and Bilal: Neither runner is a game changer, but they always run hard and make you earn it when your attempting to tackle them.  This also keeps defenses honest which leads me to number 3.

3.  Geno Smith, The QB under center plays like a rookie and he’s suppose to: Hey Mark Sanchez was a great teammate, but his bonehead mistakes not only hurt the team on the field, but in the locker room.  It’s hard to go out there and bust your ass every play when the QB is turning it over left and right in his 4th season.  You can tell teammates see something in Geno and will continue to play hard, with rookie mistakes and all.

4.  FOLK hero and the Special Teams Band:  It’d be crazy to think that Nick Folk will continue on his torrid 23/23 pace, but I’ll never count him out, Folk leads the league in Field Goals made.  He makes clutch kick after clutch kick and with a great D and a young QB he’s exactly what you need.  Picking up Josh Cribbs (if he still has something left in the tank) was one of the greatest moves of the season.

5. They’re all in for Rex:  The team knows Rex is on hot seat and being 5-4 at the bye is great, but at the end of the day it means nothing if the team doesn’t finish the deal with a playoff spot.

I believe they will: Jets end up 10-6 believe in the scheme

Raymond “Big Play” Miller

@bprunsportsmenm

By:  Raymond “Big Play” Miller

Follow him at @bprunsportsmenm

Editors Note:This article is first a response to a tweet where I asked for people to tell me their teams and I would give them a reason to be optimistic about 2013.  @tylermoore614 tweeted back The Jets.  I then wrote an article about it and it was less then flattering to the JETS so Big Play a noted Jets fan has now written a serious proclaimation of why the Jets will be “better than we think/thought”.  – Jason “Big J” Allen

Awful!

Circus!!

Writing Checks they can’t cash!!!

Butt Fumble!!!!

Embarrassment!!!!!

Those are the words used by most when talking about the Jets and most of those words are from OUR own fans.  However, everything is not as bad as it seems.  I’m not predicting a Super Bowl appearance, but I do believe the Jets can compete for a playoff spot.  Why or How?  Well it all starts with Double R!  No not the Ruff Ryder Crew, but Rex Ryan, who always seems as if he can’t win for losing in the New York media market.  Before I begin let me get one thing off my chest NY media yall say Sanchez sucks and is protected or babied by Rex (has his number tattooed on him) and then when Rex gets tough on Sanchez and puts the media called “sorry QB” in the 4th qtr of a preseason game and now everyone rips Rex?  I digress.  Here are the 5 reasons the Jets will be better than you think:

1.  RR happens to excel in turning the attention away from his team and putting himself in the spotlight; whether it be mocking the media or running with bulls in Spain.  This will keep the pressure and expectations low for the Jets to excel.  RR is not the greatest head coach but he’s a damn good defensive coach and before last seasons 6-10 record most seemed to be okay with a defensive oriented head coach, especially in a league being run by offense.

2.  RR’s back is against the wall and when your back is against the wall you do what you do best, YOU GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE!. The “they take a swipe at one of ours, we’ll take a swipe at two of there’s”, and the K.I.L.L (Keep It Likeable and Learnable) approach.

3.  There’s a plan on offense with Marty Mornhinweg implementing the west coast offense (in his previous 2 offensive coordinator jobs 49ers[’97-00] and Eagles[’06-’12] his offenses averaged 10th in ranking), yes the QBs still have to execute, but they’ll still be million times better than whatever Sparano was doing.  Also Holmes will be back and his skills in catching and route running shouldn’t be overlooked especially in a West Coast system.  The offensive line will be better with the experience OT Austin Howard got last year.  The running game will improve with the acquisition of RB Chris Ivory and development of RB Bilal Powell.

4.  Mo Wilkerson is a beast!  The whole Defense will be tough to deal with on Sundays and with D. Harris in the middle and Cro on the back end expect a top 10 ranking.  See reason #3 for why our Defense will be better.

5.  Lastly the Jets always do good when “so called” experts expect the worst, except for those Rich Kotite years (won 4 games in two season [3-13 ’95 and 1-15 ’96]).

These are the reasons why they Jets will be “Better Than You Think in 2013!”  Watch Gang Green take over!

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

By:  Jason “Big J” Allen

@UnSportsMenBigJ

I tweeted out to the masses to give me your favorite NFL team or a team in general and I would give you reasons to be optimistic for 2013.  Well the first team I got was the NEW YORK Football Jets (Play Like A Jet right???).  Special shout out to Tyler Moore (@Tylermoore614) for choosing the J-E-T-S.  So lets get right into it then:

1.  If the JETS stink this year, next year they will hear “With the First pick of the 2014 draft the New York Jets choose Jadeveon Clowney”.  That will automatically solve their pass rush problem.

2.  Unless by some miracle Mark Sanchez has a get year (Jets fans need to buy lotto tix if that happens) the Jets will get his salary off their books and he becomes a Free Agent.  We all know what that means don’t we?  My Youtube clip ass showing dance parties.

3.  If the Jets stink it’s very likely Rex Ryan can turn his back on the Jets and walk out as he is FIRED!  Why is this a good thing?  Well the last time they got a new head coach the Jets went to two AFC Championship games, in consecutive years.

4.  On an actual bright side, the division is looking a bit weak (I know Pat fans will scream, but they have lost a lot can’t see them being dominate) the Fins are a HUGE question mark.  Especially betting on a QB to take a step, and a high paid WR who runs 4 routes.  The Bills look to not have a QB to start the season, and they always look good on paper defensively.  The defense sucks when the real games start.  Like I mentioned earlier the Pats are hurting for talent and we see you can get after Brady with physical defensive line play (see Detroit preseason game).  I say all this to say that after 8 games everyone in that division can be with in one game, or tied.  Puts you in a position to get hot and make a playoff try.

5.  If this team is a dumpster fire at least we can laugh at the Rex Ryan post game talks.  We can expect a very Jim Mora(Saints)/Dennis Green/Mike Singletary/Buddy Ryan/Jerry Glanville/Jim Mora(Colts)/ blow up that will delight us for years to come.

So all you JETS fans cheer up, it’s not as bad as it seems, because next year (2014) will look lovely.  If your bad enough this year, maybe, just maybe you can get Fireman Ed back.  Matter fact who needs him, NY should start a new fan phenom JET-lag Jerry.  #Mr.BrightSide

Once again message me with your team and I will tell you a positive outlook for the upcoming year @UnsportsmenBigJ

Thanks again @TylerMoore614

Is there anyone else???

Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
@UnsportsmenBigJ

 

By: Raymond “Big Play” Miller

Follow me: @Bprunsportsmenm

Guess who’s back!
“EL Capitain” the Captain Derek Jeter leader of the Bronx Bombers here to make everything right in the Yankee World right, right,… wrong and unfair.  I know Jeter hit the first pitch he saw for a Home Run on Sunday and the Yanks eventually won the game.  Let’s be realistic Jeter’s 39 and he’s missed 103 games already this is not the Jeter of old, but just an old Jeter.  With Granderson out, Teixeria out, Arod out and with the Yanks 7.5 games out of 1st place there’s only one thing Jeter can do right, Holla at Ryan Braun (PEDs).  I’m not saying it can’t be done (who am I to judge a guy with 5Chainz!!!! I mean Rings). The fact is Jeter already has his monument coming, the clubhouse needs to receive Jeter’s leadership through his presence and how he handle’s himself in pinstripes it’s up to Cano to carry them to the division championship! Roc-A-fella yall.
Onto my thoughts…
1. The Sanchez-Geno competition seems like a Geno victory unless he falls on his face, judging by what the beat writers and what players are saying.
2. Maclin gone.  Pitta gone.  Soon training camp will be a glorified walk through.
3. Much respect to Donovan McNabb for having his #5 retired. I loved how he played in his early career (juke move on Mark Carrier #27 “Fast forward to 3:20”) and hated how his career ended (39yds passing vs SD w/Min), and Shout Out to Andy Reid knowing he was done.
4. As a NBA fan I like the Luis Sciola to Pacers trade it really helps them down in the paint.
5. As a Knicks fan I hate the Luis Sciola trade to the Pacers… just saying.
6. Aaron Rodgers hates being lied to, so does Greg Jennings apparently.
7. Dang, Kanye that photographer at the airport wasn’t there when you hit your head on that sign.  LoL that’s Cray!
8. Tino Martinez (Marlins hitting coach) snapped on the team after seeing Logan Morrison’s tweet on not being on PEDs for not scoring a run in 37 innings
9. Matty Ice $59mil guaranteed.  Is it SB or bust time?
10. AP may want HGH testing but we know the Seahawks don’t!

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

Welcome to the Boom Boom Room, Everyone sit down relax, because we always bring it.  Last week we had a few hecklers in the crowd, so this week lets us do our job, we don’t go to yours and knock the mop outta your hand.  As always tip your bartenders and ENJOY THE SHOW!

Revis to the NFC? As a fan of gang green I’ve seen great players come and go (John Abraham, Aaron Glenn, Keyshawn Johnson, and James Farrior) and sorry ass jokers stay (Neil O’Donnell). It’s the way of the world with the Jets.  However, I’m with moving Revis; we are not in a position to pay a corner $15million, damn the Jeter (Yankee4life) talk Revis has been preaching. If we were Super Bowl or bust it’s a no brainer (pay the man), but a 9-7 record for us this year would be a success.

So where should Revis go?  Is it Atlanta, San Fran, or a Darkhorse team (Minnesota, Denver or Tampa Bay)?  I like Tampa Bay, they have salary cap space, there a team on the rise, and they have picks.  If Revis is Revis it will be good for both sides.  My gut tells me with a $1million bonus due next Saturday that Revis Island will be like the island on LOST, in NFL purgatory.  But I’m still gonna hold onto my jersey though cuz I paid for that shit.

Onto my thoughts:
1. If I had one word for Deandre Jordan over Brandon Knight it would be “DAMN!”  If I had more words it would be “Knight why did you not get the heck out the way!”
2. 18 straight for EL Heat is impressive as hell, may sound crazy but I ain’t crowning them yet, Dennis Green can, but not Big Play.
3.  Harvin to the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) is a great trade for both sides (I like the Vikes getting Tavon Austin from West Virginia University)
4.  Boldin with Crabtree and Vernon Davis equals championship yeah I said it (Big J did say it would take the Niners 3 years to get to the Lombordi).
5.  S.T.A.T (Amare Stoudemire) out for 6 weeks hurts but we are used to playing without him #Knicksfan4life
6.  I didn’t like those Michigan jerseys could barely see there name
7.  They say Chris Bosh’s video bombs are funny… I think it’s Deer Meat
8.  Kevin Durant and Paul Pierce got the worse hair in the NBA.  Them ninjas can’t even get waves.
9.  Is Tiger back?  I bet he had chicks all over the tournament
10. Did Flacco say he would laugh sometimes during Ray Lewis’s speeches?  You gonna announce that after the man retires?  #ThrowTheFlag (I bet he wont be laughing when Boldin isn’t there catching those terrible passes)

These are just my thoughts, right or wrong its just how I’m feeling at the time.  Now tell me what you think?  Follow me @bprunsportsmenm

Ray Big Play Miller

Patriots 10-6 YOU CRAZY

At the beginning of the football season I made an outlandish prediction that was based on a little research and some well earned football common sense. It was not a popular prediction, and it certainly didn’t make me any new friends. What was this dire prediction, you ask?  “The Magnificent Patriots will go 10-6.”

Of course, everyone scoffed at me. I had to endure a good but of ridicule and I don’t even want to describe the looks I got from Patriots fans (Yes, I am talking about you Adam P. Mason). So, I finally decided to elaborate on my thought process and share my research that this prediction was based off of.

I looked at what teams were successful against the Pats last year. I went to the most recent and most popular team at trumping (pun intended, just wait for it) the Patriots: the New York Giants (Get it? New York, Donald Trump…nevermind). What do the Giants have that works to their advantage? A great defensive front line, athletic play making wide receivers, a solid run game, and an elite quarterback…or at least a quarterback that can make plays. With those four elements in mind, I figured I had The Blueprint (I will leave Jay-Z out of it). All that I had to do next was compare these aspects to others teams the Pats lost to last year.

The Bills beat the Pats early in the season, and the Bills do have an athletic wide receiver (S. Johnson) and a solid run game (F. Jackson). If you’ll recall, at the time when the Bills played the Pats Fitzpatrick was making plays. So, the Bills had three out of four pieces of The Blueprint.

The Cowboys were very close to beating the Pats, and they have important aspects of The Blueprint as well: Ware and Ratcliff on the line, Bryant and Austin as wide receivers, and Tony Romo. Say what you want about Romo, the man makes plays. The Cowboys had three out of four elements of The Blueprint.

The Steelers beat the Pats, and once again they fit The Blueprint. Even though I feel the Steelers are a passing team now, they still have the ability to run effectively with Mendenhall, Redman, and Moore.  Add M. Wallace and A. Brown at WR, a menacing defensive front, and you have Big Ben enough said.

There were close games against both the Ravens and the Dolphins. I know you can get the Ravens, so I won’t bother going into detail there.  But why would I mention the Dolphins? Well at the end of the season, Reggie Bush was running great and they had an athletic wide receiver in Brandon Marshal. Also important is that the Dolphins had thirteen sacks in the month of December alone (more than any other month of that season). Four of those sacks were in their game against the Pats. The only thing the Dolphins were missing was the quarterback.

Once I scrutinized over those stats, I looked at this year’s schedule. These are the games I highlighted as loses: Ravens, Seahawks (at the time I thought Flynn was starting), Texans, 49ers, Broncos (Pats beat Broncos), and one upset. As to which team was going to be the upset, I was torn. I thought would be either Dolphins, Cardinals (they pulled this one out so I need another upset), or Jets (Jets dropped the ball…I’m looking at you Stephen Hill).

Now why do these elements of The Blueprint work? What about it gives teams a better chance to win against the Patriots? Well first, the Pats don’t have a dynamic outside wide receiver to beat man to man consistently so play man coverage on the outsides.  The Pats don’t have good corners, so athletes can beat them in man to man situations (and even in some double team situations). This is what makes the athletic wide receiver an important element.

Second, a solid run game keeps the Pats defense honest and takes away their strong point: the Patriots’ Offense. Not to mention the run game exposes their average linebackers for play action.

Third, and almost (but not quite) the most important element is an elite or play making quarterback. Look at both Super Bowls: the Tyree catch and the Manningham throw and catch. Average quarterbacks are not making those throws or plays, but Eli would and did.

The fourth, last, and most important component is the defensive front line. If you have four good defensive front linemen, you can put pressure on Brady without blitzing. Brady and Welker will eat blitzes for late evening snacks. However, the pressure of a solid defensive front line will wear Brady down. This will allow teams to zone up the inside, neutralizing Welker, Gronk, and Hernandez.

Now I’m not saying that its fool proof, but look at the numbers. Look at the games. You can see a trend. Belichick has been trying to improve that defense for how long? Four years? Unless Ryan Mallet is the next Steve Young, enjoy the ride Patriot fans. Five Super Bowl appearances and three wins isn’t too bad, but its time to come to terms with it.

 

Jason

In 2009 when Rex Ryan took over the JETS in his introductory press conference he said that young corner Darrelle Revis was the best corner in the league; which made most members of the media chuckle. After all, the media knew the 2nd yr corner out of Pitt was talented and had great upside, especially after making the Pro Bowl under the recently fired Eric Mangini; but the best corner in the league approaching his 3rd season, C’MON NOW REX.

However, it turns out that Rex was right.  In the 3 seasons under Rex, Revis made the Pro Bowl and All Pro team.  He has established himself as the best corner in the NFL and even has an island named after his talent (Revis Island where Wide Receivers get “Lost” and there is no Gilligan, or fine ass Mary Ann and Ginger). Now in his 6th season, the Great Revis has tore his ACL thus ending his season and the Jets season as well according to fans and the media.

Some say Gang Green should pray to the man whose name rhymes with Revis (and if that doesn’t work Tebow your up). The Jets face a tall task no doubt and with “The Beast” (Andre Johnson) and “Fitz” (Larry Fitzgerald) still to come on the schedule.  Can Rex Ryan depend on a corner that struggles to say the names of his 10 kids to be focused enough to place these wide receivers on ALCATRAZ?

I say HELL NAH; although as defensive coordinator of the Ravens he’s had success with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed both missing an extended period of time. However, the Jets don’t have the front 7 as his previous Ravens teams; and the strength of the Jets is the secondary it doesn’t look good for Rex.  People always say you shouldn’t trust a skinny Chef, so can Rex still cook up a mad defense As a Jets fan, I believe in Gang Green even after last week. WATCH THEM EARN IT!!!

 

Ray

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