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Brady vs. Rex = Bradysaurus Rex

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 24, 2010 by twonateshow

The NFL regular season hasn’t even begun and the Patriots and Jets are already sparring.  When Tom Brady appeared on a local Boston radio’s morning show, he was asked about the Jets’ appearance in the HBO series “Hard Knocks”.  “Honestly, I haven’t turned it on, I hate the Jets so I refuse to support the show”.  Rex Ryan replied with “He knows we hate the Patriots, so whats the difference?”  It was a surprise to see Tom Brady react in the way he did.  The Pats are used to remaining tight lipped about such issues, and they clearly stated as much when asked about the situation.  Tully Banta-Cain, an OLB for the Pats, said the following: “We just can’t focus on what they’re doing on TV, we have to focus on what they’re doing on Sundays”.  Its evident why Brady hates the Jets so much.  The Jets were brilliant with the pass rush last year.  They not only blitzed on Brady, but they did so roughly 6 times more than any other team they played against in 2009, and held Brady to an approximate 50 QB rating.

This little “riff-raff” over the airwaves will surely make for a strongly anticipated match-up between the Pats and Jets, which will take place week 2 at the Jets home turf.  They will face off again during week 13 on Monday night in Boston.  Last year, the Jets eeked out the victory during their first match-up, while the Pats drubbed the Jets in the second match-up 31-14.  The addition of Jason Taylor to the Jets defense will only improve their pass rush against Brady.  He can guarantee that they’ll be going after his legs all game long.

Can’t we all just get along?  Maybe Brady and Ryan can learn from our favorite purple friend…


Big Talkers

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by nathanelwell


“Talk is cheap” according to Tom Brady, and I agree with him.  Whenever you get a group of 250 pound men on the field that are pumped up and ready to rumble, its a guarantee that there is going to be some trash talk ON the field.  But it becomes an issue when it happens BEFORE a game.  We all have heard the locker room clips on ESPN from an athlete who guarantees a win for the next game.  Either that, or they promise to knock the crap out of the opposing QB.  For example, Jon Kitna.  2007.  Radio Interview.  He said “I’ll keep to myself what I think we actually will win.  But its more than 10 games”.  OOPS!  The Lions ended the season with a 7-9 record.  And then there was the famous Hollywood Henderson quote at media day before Super Bowl XIII.  He said that Terry Bradshaw was so dumb that he couldn’t spell “cat” if he was spotted the “c” and the “a”.  Well, throwing over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns, is that dumb?  Ouch.

Some fresh trash talk happened this week, when free safety Kerry Rhodes of the New York Jets said he wants to “embarass” the Patriots on Sunday.  “You go out from the first quarter on, from the first play on, and try to embarass them.  Not just go out there and try to win, try to embarass them.  Try to make them feel bad when they leave here. ”  And then Rhodes went on to talk about the Jets approach to Tom Brady. “We will hit him more than six times, I promise you that… Any quarterback can be rattled”  When Brady was asked about the trash talk from Rhodes, he said “I think we follow the lead of our head coach.  I think because we feel a certain way, we dont necessarily need to tell everybody about it.  I mean, we’re confident.  We have as much confidence as most teams in this league”. Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets went one step further by saying the following during a New York radio interview: “I never came here to kiss Bill Belichick’s rings. I came to win, lets put it that way. So we’ll see what happens. I’m certainly not intimidated by New England or anybody else”.   This is coming from a guy that has never coached a game in the NFL.

In my “humble” opinion, I think Rhodes and the Jets should shut up.  Not because they’re supposed to be classy, or because it is sportsmanlike, but because they need to save face, and avoid looking like idiots.  Don’t get me wrong, the NFL isn’t about being a gentleman or a diplomat.  Its about entertainment, intimidation, and adrenaline.  But when a player’s arrogance peeks out prior to a game, it opens the door for some major vulnerability, not only to himself but to the whole team.  The so called “bulletin board material” adds up, and then teams like the New England Patriots beat you 56-10.  I’m not saying the Patriots are going to whip the Jets by that much.  But the Jets better have eaten their Wheaties before Sunday’s match up!  I won’t be surprised if Tom Brady throws 5 or 6 touchdowns.  And lets not even talk about what their D-line will do to Mark Sanchez!


Matt Cassel May Make Tom Brady Drew Bledsoe

Posted in NFL with tags , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by nathanelwell


Tom Brady may become the next Drew Bledsoe. Yes, it may be confusing for some of you to understand this concept. Sometimes it is hard enough to just tie your shoes, I know. But After the last two weeks of solid play at QB for the Patriots, Matt Cassel is making a huge statement about his abilities in the NFL. In Week 11 we saw Cassel throw for 400 yards, 3 touchdowns, and ran for 68 in a loss to the Jets. For Week 12, Cassel threw for 415 yards, 3 touchdowns, and ran for 1 touchdown. That is 7 touchdowns in two games, and 2 400+ yard throwing games in a row. In the last 7 years combined, Brady has only thrown for 400+ yards once, and that was back in 2002. Cassel has already thrown for 400+ twice this year. I’m not saying that Cassel is better than Brady. But if I’m not mistaken, Drew Bledsoe lost his starting job to Tom Brady back when he got injured. This season, we saw Tom Brady injured before the end of the 1st game and what next?…

In the second game of the 2001 season, Drew Bledsoe was hit by a Jets linebacker and he never started for the Patriots again. Who replaced Bledsoe? None other than Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to win a Super Bowl that year. Bledsoe had one good season with the Bills, and then ended up fading quickly into the sunset by playing for the Cowboys. And he was replaced by Tony Romo after stinking it up in Dallas. The Onion, one of the most accurate newspapers in our world’s history, wrote a hilarious article about Drew Bledsoe that pretty much sums it up for me. Now back to Cassel. Cassel’s rise to fame in the NFL is even more unbelievable than Brady’s. He was the second stringer for USC behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. The only collegiate start he made was not even at the Quarterback position, but at tight end. He was drafted in the 7th round as the 230 overall pick by the Patriots. This year, Palmer’s Bengals are a staggering 1-11, Matt Leinart isn’t even playing for the Cardinals, and Matt Cassel’s Patriots are 7-4, behind the New York Jets in the AFC East. Now, I seriously don’t think that Cassel could permanently take over Brady’s job, but since I don’t like Brady I definitely have thought about this scenario several times.

It is hard for me to see if Matt Cassel will stick around with the Patriots after this year’s season. Brady will surely be back as starting QB, and if Cassel keeps up his stats, he should look for a starting job with another team. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent for 2009, as long as the Patriots don’t slap the franchise tag on him. So which team should Cassel go to? In my humble opinion, the OBVIOUS first choice for Cassel would be the Chicago Bears. Why, you should ask? Great question. The main reason is that I am sick of Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman. I think those reasons should stand by themselves. The next team that would deserve a Quarterback like Cassel would be the Tennessee Titans. Cassel could be reunited with Norm Chow, who is part of the Titan’s coaching staff and who happened to be a coach for Cassel while at USC. Kerry Collins is not that special, and Vince Young doesn’t have any confidence. Cassel would be a lethal component along with LenDale White, Chris Johnson, and a powerful Titan’s defense. Could you imaging a Cassel vs. Brady AFC Championship game? Other team options could be the 49ers, Raiders, Lions, and Vikings.

How Cassel performs in the next 5 games is yet to be seen. But you can guarantee that NFL GMs will be licking their chops at the end of this season IF Cassel becomes a free agent. Look for him in a new uniform in 2009.