Jets Friday Afternoon Recap & The High Comedy Of Jealous Giants Fans

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A few highlights from this afternoon’s practice:

  • Sounds like Mark Brunell had a quality day at the office and could be well on his way to burying Kellen Clemens on the depth chart or knocking him off the roster. I have been anti-Brunell as the #2 all off-season but maybe the old veteran will prove me wrong. I am interested to see how he plays in extended action during the pre-season. He hit Santonio Holmes on a couple of long completions today and also had a nice connection with Dustin Keller.
  • Joe McKnight and Aundrae Allison were working alongside Kyle Wilson on returning punts. The Jets haven’t had an explosive punt returner in a long time, which makes the addition of Wilson a little extra exciting. It is always risky to have a rookie back there, though.
  • Throughout camp Mark Sanchez and Dustin Keller have been on the same page and have connected for a high amount of completions. Keller was a slight disappointment during the regular season in 2009 but much of that had to do with Sanchez’s struggles. We saw what this combination could do in the playoffs last year.
  • Marty Schottenheimer was in attendance today.
  • More Matt Slauson with the starters at LG.

A reminder the Jets will have their annual Green and White scrimmage tomorrow night at 6 PM. I will have a preview of the scrimmage either tomorrow morning or afternoon, followed by a recap on Sunday.

The High Comedy Of Jealous Giants Fans

I don’t know if fellow Jets fans have experienced the same increased bitterness towards their team from Giants fans this off-season as I have, but personally it has been overwhelming. Look at this recent post I had left on my Facebook wall:

I’m writing this to you as a wake up call to not only you but to all JETS fans that are acting like they already won the Superbowl when they haven’t won jack in our lifetimes. (You know the game that makes you the best team in the NFL for a single season like the NY Giants when they defeated the Patriots) I thought you should watch this video as a reminder that even after all the big name signings and TV contracts I want you to remember at the end of the day its the JETS and they’ll find a way to f— it up. (Note the video was the infamous ‘Jets Draft Blunders’)

I have seen plenty of this, along with hearing Giants players like Brandon “tip-toe” Jacobs and Justin Tuck take shots at the Jets this off-season. I have to say I find it very entertaining, not quite as entertaining as a Rex Ryan press conference, but close enough. We get it Giants fans, the Jets haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1969 and you guys won just two years ago. So, why do you care so much about the Jets dominating the headlines and receiving more national coverage than the Giants? Just worry about your team, their subpar defense, declining offensive line, and laundry list of injuries. There is no reason to be angry that Giants Stadium is now a pile of dust and the Jets are primed to make the New Meadowlands their own because they built a team on running the football and defense, the same things that won the G-Men three Super Bowls, and the same things they can no longer do.

By the way, the Giants also showed a ton of heart last season in those final two games.

  • Joey C

    THIS IS THE BEST POST EVER!!!!…and u wanna kno why?…because it is 100% true

    even if the Jets do when a Super Bowl then Giants fans will still find a way to put them down…that is what they will always do

    but i guess you gotta find some way for them to take all the attention off of their VERY overpaid quarterback

  • dmd13

    Yea we are sooo jealous that you guys are going to be able to put together a better collage of pre-season hype…

    If manning is overpaid what does that make sanchez?
    Because manning actually performs and led his team to a superbowl… Therefore he is not overpaid

  • Joey C

    yea ur right he did lead his team to the super bowl…i guess the fact that ther defense and running game were dominant had nothing to do with their playoff run

    and at least sanchez didnt threaten to not play if he was drafted a team like San Diego

    by the way, how many playoff games did Eli win his rookie year?

    im just sayin

  • Joe Caporoso

    For the record Donohue, Eli’s rookie stats were:

    48.2 completion percentage (lower than Sanchez)
    6 TDs and 9 INTs
    QB Rating of 55.4 (lower than Sanchez)

    and the Giants didn’t come close to making the playoffs, never mind making the AFC Championship Game.

  • Jimbo

    As much as I agree with this…its something I deal with in 2 sports…so all you Yankee/Jets fans, remember this post when in about 25 years when the Mets become relevant and you say things like “umm…32 championships! You haven’t won since ’86!!”