Ever since Joe Namath’s last snap as a Jet, the team has had about as many starting quarterbacks as Defense Against the Dark Arts professors at Hogwarts.
“The facts are that you don’t get rings for breaking records,” Tynes tweeted. “You get them for winning championships. I could mention playoff records (too).”
After setting the NFL record with his 509th touchdown toss, Manning’s teammates played keep-away with his milestone memento, and the quarterback played right along.
Not that it’s fun to poke fun at the Jets, but these days, it’s just so darn easy. What went down Sunday was yet another example of bad fortune that this team has experienced during its history.
Since the glory days of Broadway Joe, finding a franchise quarterback has been an elusive and often frustrating undertaking for a team that has rarely had a dominant player at the position.
We love our athletes, but we also love to criticize them. And in today’s world of social media and blogs, such criticism is universal and it always comes in bulk.
Brett Favre admittedly hasn’t seen much of the player known simply as Johnny Football. But the three quarters or so he watched was enough to draw comparisons to a certain NFL great — himself.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has broken Tom Brady’s NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season with 51.
Would you rather have Kellen Clemens, Brady Quinn or a retired 44-year-old quarterback? Apparently St. Louis would have preferred the latter.
First we hear that 43-year-old Jeff Garcia, who hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL since 2009, would like to make a comeback and play some quarterback. That’s not all from the land of retired signal-callers.
Favre isn’t about to make another comeback. Be he could if he wanted to, Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, said during a speaking engagement this week in Alabama.
A minor league baseball team in Virginia intends to poke fun at New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and other celebrities with a “Salute to Scandal Night.”
It started with a playful debate. Enter Hoboken Councilman David Mello, who picked up the phone to pitch his own idea.
“All I needed him to say was that he apologizes and he won’t say my name again — I got that out of him,” Weatherford said. “I got that out of him, and I’m good. I’m not looking to stir the pot any more by suing him. That’s all I wanted.”
The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That’s one reason players are still upset that Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether.