Ernie Palladino

Michael Vick hands off to Chris Ivory against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets Aren’t Just Losers — They’re Quitters, Too

For all the bad that happened as the Jets fell to 1-8 Sunday in Kansas City, the worst came inside the final two minutes. They packed it in.

11/03/2014

Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets, Yankees Should Follow New World Series Blueprint

If old-time thinkers still exist in our local franchises, they had best change quickly or get out. This is how today’s postseason is set up. One need not be the best, just good enough.

10/31/2014

Jets owner Woody Johnson (R) and general manager John Idzik. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets GM Idzik Comes From School Of The Big Lie

To summarize: The 1-7 Jets have all the pieces in place for a winner. Wonderful up-and-coming quarterback, great coach, great front office, great owner. What?!

10/29/2014

Geno Smith reacts on the bench against Buffalo at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills beat the Jets, 43-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets’ Rex Will Go Out A Fool If He Doesn’t Make Switch

Understand that by all rights, Rex Ryan has eight more games to go in his Jets coaching career. The only question is whether he chooses execution or suicide.

10/27/2014

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Palladino: 5 Things Giants Need To Fix During The Bye

Unless the Giants can find at least two wins in the next four games against Indianapolis, Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas, their collective gooses will be fricasseed for a third straight season.

10/24/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: History Tells Us Team Success Should Follow DeGrom’s Likely ROY Award

If the writers anoint deGrom, the front office does the right thing and history holds steady, the Mets’ eight-year playoff drought might end.

10/22/2014

A view of Citi Field after the outfield walls were altered prior to the 2012 season (Photo by Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Palladino: New Citi Dimensions Won’t Solve All Mets’ Problems

Sandy Alderson wants fan-friendly? Shorter dimensions in Flushing alone won’t provide that. He needs hitters.

10/17/2014

Victor Cruz is carted off the field after suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Can’t Afford To Be Sentimental About Victor Cruz’s Injury

From here on, it has to be out of sight, out of mind. Immediate affairs preclude sentimentality over a much-loved comrade.

10/15/2014

The New York Giants wait to enter the field prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants’ Personality Makeover Could Just Be Getting Started

Beat the Eagles on Sunday and the noise in the locker room will inevitably get louder. What a change from just a year ago.

10/10/2014

Geno Smith (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Palladino: It’s Not Just Geno — Stupidity Runs Rampant In Jets’ Organization

Their only consolation will come in the recognition that their quarterback isn’t the only one guilty of dumb doings. There’s plenty of stupid to spread around the whole organization.

10/08/2014

Giants quarterback Eli Manning meets with Matt Ryan at midfield after beating the Falcons at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Eli, Giants Leaving 2013 Disaster In Their Dust

In other years, it would have been just like Big Blue to lose this game against the banged-up Falcons. Not in 2014, though. Not on Sunday.

10/06/2014

Larry Donnell (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Could Have Next Great End-Zone Threat In Larry Donnell

Donnell, an inch taller than Plaxico Burress, could become New York’s next great end zone-target — a regular customer for the Eli Manning fade pass.

10/03/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: If A-Rod Is Great He’ll Be Cheered Like Jeter, And That’s Sad

If A-Rod starts launching baseballs out of Yankee Stadium, he will be cheered just as loudly as Jeter was on his best days.

10/01/2014

Michael Vick (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Palladino: Time For Jets To Suck It Up And Start Michael Vick

The calendar still says September, but already the Jets have put themselves into a critical time crunch. The playoffs are slipping away. Time to cash in on the insurance policy.

09/29/2014

Derek Jeter bats as a fan holds up a sign behind him during his last game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Derek Jeter, First-Ballot Hall Of Famer? There’s No Argument

For the few who doubt Jeter deserves a place in baseball’s Olympus on a statistical basis, don’t use the stats. Use the eyes.

09/26/2014

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