Lichtenstein: Jets Wins Could Prove Damaging To Long-Term Search For QBTo their credit, the Jets' players and coaches have dismissed all the talk in the NFL community about their wretched expectations. They evened their record at 2-2 after Sunday's 23-20 overtime affair against Jacksonville at MetLife Stadium.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Nets And Knicks Media DaysIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, Steve Lichtenstein discuss interviews Jarrett Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie, Quincy Acy and Sarah Kustok at Nets media day. And John Schmeelk breaks down Knicks media day.
Lichtenstein: 9 Nuggets From Devils’ Preseason (With A Disclaimer)So, with one tilt in Washington on Wednesday remaining before the games begin to count Oct. 7, here are some nuggets from these affairs, all coming with the preface, "Yeah, I know it's only preseason but ... "
Lichtenstein: Nets Face Challenge In Training Camp To Integrate New PartsWhen Brook Lopez packed his bags for Los Angeles in June, he took more than his 20-points-per-game scoring average from the Nets.
Lichtenstein: Atkinson Faces Tough Playing-Time Decisions At Nets CampWhen the Nets start practicing Tuesday at the U.S. Naval Academy, Atkinson will face the chore of evaluating a group heavy in the guard and wing categories.
Lichtenstein: For The Devils This Preseason, It’s All About HischierThe few thousand folks who gathered at the Prudential Center on Monday weren't interested in the play of veterans in a meaningless exhibition.
Lichtenstein: 2017-18 Devils All About Becoming Gritty AgainDevils general manager Ray Shero didn't attempt to sidestep his club's backward step last season. "That falls to me," Shero said at media day on Thursday at the Prudential Center.
Lichtenstein: Bumbling Bowles Clueless About His Own TeamNo one should have been surprised at the outcome of the Jets' season opener in Buffalo on Sunday.
Lichtenstein: Jets Appear Fully Committed To The TankTake this to your bookie, the Jets won't go 0-16 this season. They'll come close, though.
Lichtenstein: Devils' Win In Butcher Derby More Than Offsets Kerfoot LossForget what I wrote a month ago about the NHL loophole that allows previously drafted but unsigned U.S. college players to become unrestricted free agents on Aug. 15 of the year they graduate.
Lichtenstein: Clueless Jets Making A Mockery Of QB 'Competition'Jets quarterback Josh McCown engineered a touchdown drive on the Jets' opening possession of their first preseason game two weeks ago. I'm guessing that must not have been part of the game plan. Code name: Tank-athon.
Lichtenstein: After Summer Of Change In NBA, The Elite Remain The SameThe Warriors and the Cavs are still the prohibitive favorites to return to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year.
Lichtenstein: Zajac Loss Provides Opportunities For Devils' Young GunsTaking out all Zajac does until possibly after the new year will likely send New Jersey hurtling down to the lowest depths of the standings. In the long-term view, however, the Devils just might find a few rewards in speeding up the pace of development of their top prospects.
Lichtenstein: Jets' Preseason Victory Doesn't Change Their Dismal OutlookFootball fans have been starved for live action for so long that it's no wonder some have forgotten an important NFL axiom.
Lichtenstein: Developing Nets' Russell Into A Superstar Begins NowThe Nets' only hope of getting a superstar in the foreseeable future is to develop one.