Inside Look: ESPN’s Idiotic Coverage Of New York Jets Training Camp

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For everybody who was happy the New York Jets passed on Hard Knocks because of the excessive coverage it brought to training camp, they clearly didn’t realize the ESPN controversy stewing idiot box would be camped out in Cortland 24/7.

By the way, have you seen this trailer for Miami Dolphins Hard Knocks? Can you name one player you see? Can you stay awake listening to Joe Philbin talk? I am pretty sure I’d rather watch that new show with Matthew Perry NBC is pumping up more than this…and that show looks just awful.

Anyway back to the ESPN idiot box camped outside of Jets practice. This is a general outline of  their daily agenda -

Find group of fans willing to chant Tebow, keep the camera in front of them all day. Every time we return from commercial, open with them and then cut to either Ron Jaworski or Skip Bayless smugly smiling.

Allow Ron Jaworski to make poorly researched uninformed statements about the Jets offense and then hold the Jets quarterbacks to a double standard.

  • Mark Sanchez throws a deep out route low but it is still caught by Santonio Holmes. Cue Jaworski “That is the kind of throw you must get up higher…if you want to play…in the National…Football…League”
  • Tim Tebow sails a pass to Josh Baker over the middle and it is nearly intercepted. Cue Jaworski “Look at how Tebow has improved his throwing motion. He is really putting some nice arc on the ball. The Jets must get more athletic at tight end to help Tim Tebow play…in the National…Football…League”
  • Jaworski comments that Sanchez is comfortable with Jeff Cumberland and has chemistry with him but doesn’t have it with Josh Baker because they haven’t worked together. The only problem is Cumberland was on IR after week 3 last season and Baker spent the rest of the season practicing with the team, culminating with him catching a touchdown in week 16.
  • Jaworski notes that Tony Sparano is basically installing the same offense as Brian Schottenheimer. The only problem of course being that he is installing literally the complete opposite of what Schottenheimer did last year when the Jets base personnel was three receivers.

- Keep a microphone in front of Antonio Cromartie and Santonio Holmes at all times and let the headlines run from there.

Have Sal Paolantonio make regular observations of Tebow’s usage and Sanchez’s demeanor in response to it. “We heard Tebow could throw a pass at some point to keep defenses honest. Sanchez was reportedly a little upset because we saw him not get seconds at lunch today. Could the pressure be getting to him, both mentally and physically?”

Have Skip and Stephen A debate any and everything Tebow. 

  • Why did Tebow run with his shirt off?
  • Why did Tebow decide against seeing a movie?
  • When is the last time Tebow got his hair cut?
  • Tim TEBOW might not be able to THROW THE FOOTBALL there Skip but don’t talk to me about Mark SAN-CHEZZZ leading this team, TEBOW IS A WINNER!!

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Of course the Jets only have themselves to blame for consenting to having ESPN there for over a week. A day? Two days? You could deal with, but this long with this much coverage is ridiculous. So much for the escape to football paradise in Cortland where there are no distractions. For the rest of the world, we understand why you hate the Jets and are tired of hearing about them.

For us Jets fans, we know that behind all the BS is a potentially good football team, with plenty of good stories. This team is going to be disliked as long as Rex Ryan is the head coach and the cameras are everywhere, but doesn’t that just make it more fun to root for?

We are on a mission to civilize Jets coverage here at TOJ. Stay with us all season and make sure to wear that green and white proud.

7 thoughts on “Inside Look: ESPN’s Idiotic Coverage Of New York Jets Training Camp

  1. Did you see Stephen A. the other day saying the Jets should sign T.O.?

    ESPN is a joke. Go Jets

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  3. Espn is marketing Tebow, Tebow is promoting Tebow and the Jets sell merchandise..and teams like the Pats, do that football thing they do, and do it very well..

  4. Our freakin Jets are the f-ing CENTER of the SPORTS UNIVERSE! Sure it’s Tebow’s well earned cult following that was the straw that broke the media’s back. I mean he won a college championship and the freakin Heisman! He was a billboard waiting to happen and it happened in the media capital of the world. We’re being smothered in attention. OOH La La! As Barnum said, it don’t matter what they say about us as long as they’re talking about us. Dear Giants, sorry we stole the spotlight; we can’t help ourselves, it’s a disease and we’re all attending 12 Step meetings for Sex and Love Addiction.

  5. I wish Rex would tell the Jets players to keep their mouths shut, and then follow their example.

  6. Thank you TOJ for some being the voice of sanity regarding Jets coverage. The espn nonsense is sickening, and the round the clock Tebow watch is just dumb. You guys are the best source of analysis out there right now.

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