Over at Whistle Sports (my day job, believe it or not blogging about the Jets doesn’t pay all the bills), we have partnered with the NFL on the “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, which will donate to a wide range of player supported charities this weekend. You will notice the unique designs on the cleats across all of the NFL games this weekend.
You can find more information about what will be going on this weekend right here. One of the episodes we produced feature New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini’s story on his journey to the NFL and the cause he will be supporting. We have this presented below in an episode of “Draw My Life” Continue reading
Tragedy struck yesterday as former New York Jets Running Back Joe McKnight was gunned down in Louisiana. As eyewitnesses have their accounts trickle in, it seems like this was something that could’ve easily been avoided and did not have to happen the way it did. With the tenor of the country the way it is, you can’t help but initially question why a 54 year old white man felt he had to ignore a young black man’s apology, shoot this young black man once, drag him out of his car, and unload what eyewitnesses said was three more shots while standing over him.
We don’t know what McKnight’s murderer was thinking, and we don’t know if there will be things that come out in the next couple of days that provide some kind of context in a social media era that sorely needs context due to the echo chamber that currently exists. At best, it was a road rage incident that turned deadly and at worst it was an execution of a 28 year old young man who was a brother, a teammate, and a friend.
Presently, the New York Jets are maybe the most unwatchable team in football. A failed push for short-term success has come crashing down and it has highlighted how desolate the roster is past last year’s band-aid signings. Changes are coming – let’s look at some that are likely on the way.