Who’s in control | Are Game day miscues being addressed?

Timeout nullifies would-be tying score for NY Jets vs. Packers, epic meltdown leads to 31-24 loss

Discipline and teamwork are keys to winning season, yet lacking on an otherwise good team.

Rex Ryan said he hopes Sunday’s loss to the Green bay Packers is the tipping point, Turning around the Jets’ season.

The jets have to play all for quarters.

“I’ve seen [with] some teams that when you have a game like this, it can turn your season on a positive note. That is certainly the way I hope we respond to this game,”

-Rex Ryan

A painful lose in Green bay.

The game-tying 37-yard TD catch by Jeremy Kerley on a fourth-and-4 was wiped out because the team had called a timeout a split second before ball was snapped.

That’s an incorrect statement, Sheldon Richardson called a timeout from the New York Jets sideline.

Only a player on the field or the Head Coach can legally call that timeout, but in this instance the rules went out the door.
And so did team discipline. Offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg was moitioning to Rex Ryan to call the time out, you clearly see Rex move towards Mornhinweg to the left of the sideline judge when Sheldon Richardson, from the judges right side, talked in his ear – calling for a timeout.
The referee had to know it wasn’t Rex Ryan who called it.

Where was the “Get back coach”? If you’ve ever seen an episode of A Football Life concerning a coach, you know they have get back coaches to keep players behind the line.
So, like in this instance, they don’t step onto the field and draw a penalty – or play head coach and call a time out.

Where was that discipline? What made Sheldon so comfortable in his situation that he would call a timeout for marty mornhinweg, Richardson’s view was now blocked by the presence of Rex Ryan standing between them.
Do Rex Ryan and Sheldon Richardson sound alike? The sideline judge, referee, saw Ryan and Mornhinweg out of the left corner of his eye.

What if it was an int. Would you feel different? No. In a league now stressing the rules on every play how does this go without answers from the league office.

The Rule is:
The NFL rule states a head coach or any player on the field (not a substitute) can call a timeout. However, NFL spokesman Michael Signora said in a statement the play was officiated correctly, because

“when a snap is imminent, game officials are instructed not to turn their attention away from the field to verify who is calling the timeout. A game official should not grant the timeout only if he is certain it is not being requested by the head coach.”

Which leads right back to awareness by the sideline judge, the Get back coach and team discipline.
I’m sure Sheldon Richardson wasn’t aware of the rule. It’s not part of his job, it’s Rex Ryan’s job to know that.
In fact, Ryan demonstrated that he knew the rule when he Confronted the gaggle of referees declaring that he had not called the timeout and requesting information on who did.
It remained clear in the post game press conference that he had still not known who had called it. This is a case of team discipline gone awry.

Later on, Richardson said he “whispered in the ref’s ear” that the Jets wanted a timeout, but only because he saw offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg running up the sideline to Rex Ryan trying to call a timeout but At the last moment, Mornhinweg looked like he may have changed his mind as he was now next to Ryan and now longer visible trying to get Ryan to call it. But it was too late: Richardson, who was standing directly behind and to the right of the official, called for the timeout.

What adjustments are being made?

This of course had the talking heads asking just who was in charge.

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Jets lose “Heartbreaker” against Packers | Who’s to blame

The New York Jets jumped out to a 21-3 lead over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

That in itself was a feat no one expected. In a Yahoo sports poll 82% of the voting fans had the Pack to win.
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Most would tell you they expected the win by a landslide or a “rat kill” to coin a phrase used last week by New York’s famed head coach Rex Ryan.

But that wasn’t the case as New York Jets infamous “Sons of Anarchy” defensive front seemed to play their hearts out.
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As we said in an earlier article (click for article) Green bay’s offense hurting, starting Guard out Bryan Bulaga was out with a sprained knee leaving a mismatch for Jets’ Mo Wilkerson.

But by the second half the light seemed to go out of the Jets eyes.

Geno Smith still using the word ” we ” explaining his poor play.

Geno Smith:

“We didn’t put enough points on the board in the second half…When you face a good quarterback and a great team, like the Packers, you’ve got to score points and you’ve got to finish drives.”

Geno missed Decker wide open, under threw Zack Sudfeld (who at 6′-7″ allowed the ball to be intercepted) leading to an interception on the 3 yard line. Smith is still not seeing the receivers.
Some fans blame the receivers for not being open fast enough, but Smith had options he never saw. Their was no excuse for the bad second half offensive play.

“Sometimes, I felt like we weren’t as aggressive as we should’ve been,” rookie safety Calvin Pryor said. “I feel like we gave them cheap stuff at times. We just handed it to them and they took what we gave them.”

Totals: 109 rushing / 176 receiving
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While Eric Decker led the receiving corps, One can’t help but notice Fullback Tommy Bohanon‘s improvement.

Of course Jeremy Kerley would be first in receiving yards were it not for his touchdown being called back, but in General the offense wasn’t there.

Geno Smith at 50% actual and 1TD, 1Int. For a total 176 yards It’s simply not enough to win games against this caliber of opponents.

We’re tempted to give Geno a pass on the Sudfeld interception as he was hit during the throw. But overall he’s still taking too long to make his reads and deliver the ball.
Where was the fight for the ball from Zack Sudfeld? With his size and power there was no attempt to knock it down or out of the defenders hands. Our receivers lack aggressiveness.

What is Sanjay Lal coaching exactly? Does he have any success stories – no.

The offensive line, while good, cannot hold for the 5+ seconds Smith seems to need for any long ball attempt.
The coaching staff is well aware of this and the deep ball pass attempts are few and far between.

We knew this going into the season though. The team has stated that they were aiming for 20 pass attempts or less per game. Not resounding confidence in your quarterback.

While they bolstered the backfield by adding Chris Johnson that part of the game plan didn’t come alive against the Packers. At least not enough.
If your going to limit the depth of Quarterback Geno Smith’s passes then you have to game plan them with him knowing he has mere seconds to get it done.

The offensive line had trouble making holes and became ineffective in the second half.

The game changed in the second half, just not for the betterment of the Jets.

The turning point was the 80 yard touchdown by Aaron Rodgers to none other than jordy nelson. The same Nelson who went unchecked all during the second half.

Calvin Pryor came over to give hampered cornerback Dee Milliner safety help but he was no help at all, his aggressive style worked against him, as he missed with the sliding body tackle (never used his hands) and Dee Milliner was embarrassingly pulled away from in what you would normally call a foot race, except Milliner wasn’t in it.

Is Dee Milliner healthy as the training staff reported?

Jets fans can only hope that it was his nagging high ankle sprain that slowed him down, and that – that was not his actual, usual speed.

As much as you want to, can and will blame the defensive backfield for allowing Nelson 209 receiving yards, remember that the Jets offense didn’t help out either. A total of three second half points is, for this caliber of a team, embarrassing.

The Rules:
The NFL rule states a head coach or any player on the field (not a substitute) can call a timeout. However, NFL spokesman Michael Signora said in a statement the play was officiated correctly, because

“when a snap is imminent, game officials are instructed not to turn their attention away from the field to verify who is calling the timeout. A game official should not grant the timeout only if he is certain it is not being requested by the head coach.”

The Timeout:

By now you have seen the press conference where Rex Ryan explained that he did not call the time out that negated the game tying touchdown.

Sheldon Richardson has taken the blame for calling the timeout. He started that he was into the game and was only trying to help out. Time to move on.

Mornhinweg was apparently calling to Rex Ryan, who ignores, but Sheldon Richardson called time out right in refs ear. BUT THE REF NEVER TURNED TO SEE WHO WAS CALLING TIME OUT, he had to see and hear Rex Ryan and Morninweg out of the corner of his left eye:

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@lookitsHans first posted, so let's give him the credit.

Would you believe this happened before, back in 2007 in a game between the Baltimore ravens and the New England patriots then Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan had called a time out.

Check out @FOXSports’s Tweet where it’s explained.: https://twitter.com/FOXSports/status/511303476878385152

Stats credit: Yahoo sports

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America has outlawed Disciplining Children, School prayer and the pledge of allegiance to America | We must make an example out of Peterson

It used to be called the “Rule of Thumb” where you couldn’t discipline with a switch larger than your thumb. Outdated and cruel it was outlawed long ago.

As with anything, there are those that abuse the privileges afforded them.

Today’s children have never been hit, in fact THEY call the police on their parents. The system has been disturbingly twisted in favor of growing up a criminal.

No longer are we allowed to teach God, truth, justice or the American way. Their is no American way anymore.

The United States of America has long ago banned disciplining your Children.

Is it any wonder our children respect nothing and are jailed at all time high rates.

The prison system is big business in America -we lead the world in this category.

They’ve banned School prayer, a moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance to America and to the Flag.

Adrian Peterson disciplined his child and therefore we must be outraged and hand him a stiff prison sentence.

Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, released this statement:

“Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”

Peterson’s stance is that he’s merely giving his children the same punishment that he received when he was their age, and which he thinks helped teach him responsibility and manners.

Nonsense, America wants more criminals to jail. More robberies, more home invasions, more kids who have no respect for authority and do what they please.

America has a prison system to feed.

Take president Obama’s lead here and do nothing. It will all fix itself. No need for worry, they kids will be just fine.

Just one man’s opinion so you probably shouldn’t listen.

You should listen to the media and follow like sheep for that is the New American way.

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Jets – Mo Wilkerson Key to the Game | Aaron Rodgers can’t save Green bay

The New York Jets have brought back Ellis Lankster and in all likelihood Dee Milliner will see some action on Sunday

But it’s the Mo Wilkerson matchup that’s of interest here.
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Bryan Bulaga, the right tackle for the Green Bay Packers is playing hurt.

The New York Jets are a top-three defensive front, and when Bulaga was hurt in the Packers season opener at Seattle, the Seahawks totally dominated the right side of the Green Bay line. This is where Wilkerson comes in.

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Jets - Mo Wilkerson doesn't take a play off

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Bulaga, is expected to play Sunday with a strained knee ligament, facing Wilkerson who is one of the most underrated defensive players in the NFL.

Bulaga would have to be 100 percent healthy to have a good chance to win this battle in the first place, obviously he’s not.

Aaron Rodgers is probably going to be getting the ball out quicker than he’d like. If Wilkerson dominates the line of scrimmage, this could be to be a down to the last whistle game.

The Jets will keep the Packers busy with their “3 headed monster” running game, long enough to get the ball to their dependable receivers; Kerley and Decker then attack the middle with Amaro and Cumberland.

If the Jets defensive backfield can add to the pressure the D-Line will be handing out, the Jets should enter week three at 2 – 0.

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Dee Milliner – Jets Cornerback poised for return | Sons of Anarchy difference makers

Dee Milliner practiced Wednesday and has been seen running without any noticeable problems.

The Jets have now listed him as “probable”, meaning we’ll see him on the field if only on a limited basis.

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Milliner pass breakup Vs. Miami

Milliner ended the 2013 Season on a personal high note earning defensive player of the week in December. Rex Ryan had benched him three times prior in frustration – It worked.

His return from a month of rehabing his high ankle sprain injury suffered on August 10th, has become a highly anticipated event as the Jets play the Packers in Green bay on Sunday with what’s been called a make shift defensive backfield.

Head Coach Rex Ryan stated that he’s “cautionary optimistic,” while Milliner said he’s “very optimistic” that he’ll play Sunday against the Packers.

“You’ve got to be very cautious, You don’t want to get out there and rush things and mess it up even more, get out there and you’re not 100 percent and give up plays. So I’m just going to be cautious with it and do what the trainers tell me”.-Dee Milliner

Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson feels it’ll be a “major boost”.

“Everybody gets beat, but he covers.” Richardson told the N.Y. Daily News.“He’s one of the best ones we got. We’ve been waiting on him to get healthy so he can prove that.”

He had an uneven camp, sometimes getting beat by Eric Decker and even Stephen Hill in practice, before hurting himself defending a deep pass to rookie receiver Quincy Enunwa.

The Jets  have taken a cautious approach in Milliner’s rehab and rightfully so trying to avoid re-injury.

The packers fast tempo however, makes it highly unlikely that Milliner will be out there for every snap.

The team has been told by their medical staff, that Milliner is “healed,” so it’s about “working through  soreness. . . and mental things, Look around, If he can play in a limited role, let’s play him in a limited role. That’s how I see it.” – Ryan on his limited cornerback options.

Rex Ryan’s cornerbacks held up fairly well against Raiders rookie Derek Carr as the Jets shifted defensive players to offense to slow down Oakland’s receivers.

The Jets, with Revis and Cromartie on hand, held Aaron Rodgers to a 44% completion rating the lowest he’s posted since becoming the starter in 2008, – ESPN Stats & Information.

“If I’m out there, expect the most out of me.” Dee Milliner stated adding, “You got to be careful, Because if you rush it and get back too fast, you could hurt it again or just cause more pain or heartache.”

Dee Milliner, you’ll remember, made headlines during training camp by telling The N.Y.Daily News that he was the best cornerback in the NFL.

“I’m not going to say somebody that plays the same position is better than me, Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best. I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position . . . and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that.”

The Jets have also resigned Ellis Lankster who is also expected to play in Sunday’s game.

The packers have injuries on their offensive line which the Seattle Seahawks exposed.

The Jets “Sons of Anarchy” will seek to do the same in a very winnable game.

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Jets - Mo Wilkerson doesn't take a play off

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Janay Palmer-Rice takes to instagram to vent | EA Drops Rice from Madden’15 | FBI investigates

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UPDATE 9/10/2014; An unknown law enforcement officer said the league received a copy of the elevator video some 5 months ago and produced an audio containing confirmation from the league that they indeed received it.
Giants owner Mara & Art Rooney now to investigate Roger Goodell.

The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers.(AP Photo/Molly Riley, File) The Associated Press

Roger Goodell’s $44.2 million dollar job in jeopardy. Will he resign or be forced out over RiceGate.

The NFL has $10 billion in revenue yearly. A number protected to climb to $25 billion.

RAY RICE was with the Baltimore ravens for seven years as a running back; Yesterday his $9+ million dollar contract was abruptly terminated .

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After TMZ released the elevator video of Ray Rice hitting Janay Palmer-Rice the media had a field day, going into overdrive.

The Baltimore ravens cut RICE and the NFL released a statement that he has been suspended indefinitely and that no negotiations with any team will be sanctioned – until further notice.

Today Janay Rice took to instagram to make a Statement:

 

“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing.”

 

“To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

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There remains those who say she is in denial.
There remain those who take up the domestic violence issue making her the star.

Janay Palmer-Rice wants neither.
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NFL story on suspension of Rice

JERSEY RECALL PROGRAM;
TodayThe Baltimore Ravens also announced they are holding a football Jersey exchange program in an effort to distance themselves from rice and quell it’s female and family fans:
Ray Rice Jersey exchange program details.

In addition; EA (electronic arts) announced that they will be removing Ray Rice from it’s popular Madden ’15 NFL game.

The NFL continued to state that they never saw the Elevator tape, something that has been questioned by the media:

“Security for Atlantic City casinos is handled by the New Jersey State Police. Any videos related to an ongoing criminal investigation are held in the custody of the state police. As we said yesterday: We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. That video was not made available to us.”

The New Jersey district attorney’s office has said it would have been illegal for the NFL to have had the tape due to Ann ongoing investigation at the time.
The casino is closing down and TMZ bought the video.

MODELL’S PULLS MERCHANDISE from stores and website:
Ray Rice merchandise was pulled from store locations and the website, said Modell’s spokesman Jason Karlowski.

The chain has more than 150 stores in the Northeast, according to its website.

Karlowski said the last player whose merchandise Modell’s stopped selling was the New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez, who was indicted this year on three murder charges.

Will Rice ever be forgiven? Only time will tell. The price has been high for this indiscretion.

Rice will have to request reinstatement from the league front office if he wants to continue to play in the future, however Commissioner Roger Goodell himself has come under fire for his handling of the case indicating there probably won’t be a resolution anytime soon.

In this CNN interview Stephen A. Smith states his thoughts on Roger Goodell and whether or not he should keep his job.

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Ex Jets LB John Abraham suffering memory loss | Career may be over

Drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2000 draft, John Abraham played six years with the team, another seven with the Atlanta falcons.

Already suffering from memory loss, Abraham (36) suffered a concussion in the third quarter on Monday night and did not return.

Head coach Bruce Arians said his understanding is that this was Abraham’s first concussion.
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“I just listen for the reasons why and see if there are things we can do to help him,” Arians said. “I’m not … smart enough to know what depression is and things like that. So there are many issues that could be involved, He’s got a lot of things outside of football that he’s never dealt with before, there are some people who can help him in that regard; I’m not one of them.’Arians said.

Abraham. was arrested in June on drunk driving charges in an Atlanta. He entered a rehabilitation program reporting to training camp three weeks late.


“There were times in that game I wasn’t in it, and that’s not fair to my teammates. I’ve got to decide if this is what I still really want to do.’ ” Abraham said.


If Abraham doesn’t return within five days, he would be placed on the reserved list and could not play this season.

Abraham had a team-high 11.5 sacks with the Arizona Cardinals last season and 133.5 sacks in his 15-year career. The total places him ninth on the NFL’s all-time list. He’s also made the pro-bowl a total of five times. Quite a feat.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was quoted on “move the sticks”as saying this about the situation:

“He indicated to us that he just wanted to take a step back and take some time to consider the time and the effort and constraints it takes to play in the NFL,” Keim said. “He’s played for quite a long time and he’ll reassess that and determine in the next couple of days whether he still wants to play.”

Abraham, signed a two-year contract a year ago and led the Cardinals with 11 ½ sacks in 2013.

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