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The behind-the-scenes Dolphins soap opera

Like the sands through the hour glass these are the last days of Joey Porter's Dolphins career.

The countdown clock is winding to Porter's certain release from the Miami Dolphins. If that isn't clear to you by now after it's been written on this blog time and again, then you certainly must be getting the drift as Porter continues to slime the team in radio and television interviews the past three weeks.

I must say the best of those interviews came Tuesday and was done by the fine folks over at 560-AM (WQAM in Miami). It was the best because Channing Crowder, paid by the station, convinced Porter to come on for nearly 15 minutes and simply unload.

And by the time the segment was over, Porter had pulled back the curtain on exactly how dysfunctional the Dolphins really were in 2009. As he and Crowder talked you understood players don't really love coach Tony Sparano. You understood how Sparano's penchant for putting a happy face on everything is truly just propaganda. And you recognized how utterly, undeniably delusional Porter really is.

At one point in the interview, Porter actually let these divergent thoughts stream from his mouth as if they could ever belong together: "I got no problem being here," he said. "I think we're headed in the right direction. But I can honestly say I don't want to be back."

Anyway, forget the stuff about Porter being unhappy with being platooned. I've covered that in previous posts. Porter wasn't happy with that at all. But the guy has no grasp on the fact he was authoring a terrible season much of the year when Sparano instilled the platoon system. He doesn't recognize that Cameron Wake was increasingly looking like a sack waiting to happen every time he came in the game.

And Porter apparently doesn't recognize Jason Taylor was simply a more complete player -- defending the run and the pass as well as rushing the passer.

Porter? Regardless of what Sparano wanted you to believe, the next time Porter set the edge of the defense would have been the first time he did that.

And yet Porter apparently sees himself as vastly superior to his teammates.

"If you let us fight for the job, it's not even an argument," he said. "No shots at nobody (really?), but it's not even an argument. All them guys in my room, love them to death, but the outside linebackers, I'm the best one we got. Period. There's nothing to talk about. That's period. Who am I switching with? Why should I be switching with any of them guys."

Later in the interview Porter showed the disdain for which he held the guy about to replace him.

"If you want to play Cameron Wake and them in the game, go ahead," Porter said. "Good luck to you."

I told you yesterday Porter really only had one advocate at Dolphins camp and that was Tony Sparano. And then I told you he had lost Sparano. Apparently the relations went sour well before the end of the season.

"Last seven weeks of the season after missing the Tampa Bay game was no fun for me ...," Porter said. "Going in and being a captain, I went from talking to the coach every day to not talking to the coach no more. Only time I talked to him was on game day. Not talking to nobody. Seeing Jeff Ireland and Bill Parcells and them and nobody saying nothing to you no more. It made me feel like an outcast. The writing's on the wall for me."

Porter was apparently hurt that Sparano lost trust in him and cast him aside like a three-button jacket. And he apparently was somewhat envious that Sparano continued to see Taylor as the team's leader.

"I'm your captain but I'm not in no meetings no more," Porter complained. "Nobody's talking to the captain no more.We lost [Jason] Ferguson. We lost Chad Pennington. We had four. We lost two to injury. So now it's just me and Jason, but Jason't the only one that's meeting with the head coach.

"And he's relaying a message to me: 'Yeah, coach said this because he said you don't want to talk.' Why I don't want to talk? Usually when we call a meeting, you say, 'Joey, Jason come up.' Not just, 'Jason come up.' So everybody don't know everything I went through. That last seven weeks was no fun for me."

BLOG PAUSE HERE. ALTOGETHER FOR JOEY: Aaaahhhh. Joey wasn't having the proper amount of fun as he was making about $5 million last year. Three million people lost their jobs in 2009 but Joey wasn't loving life every second he lived it. Makes me really sad.

Anyway, as I reported to you on January 26th, one of the things that got Porter truly torqued off at Sparano was his suspension for the Tampa Bay game.

And in talking about that episode Porter and Crowder painted the picture of a team on which players don't agree with the head coach and assistants aren't agreeing with the head coach about a player's suspension -- one Sparano was absolutely correct about, by the way.

Team unity was apparently not so united.

"It was an uncomfortable situation amongst the team," Crowder said. "And I know I'm not the only player that thinks that. I know a lot of the guys were too."

Said Porter: "I put it this way, it wasn't a situation to where when [Sparano] sent me home, everybody was on board with that decision. Coaches and players. I got phone calls from coaches telling me, 'Just keep your head up. Fight through it, man. You'll be alright.' Now why you telling me this? 'Cause you know in your heart the deal was just wrong. It was just wrong."

Porter claims he was suspended because after missing two days of practice Wednesday and Thursday, he left his crib Friday night to get dinner. "I went out to get something to eat from 9 to 10:30," he said.

The Dolphins have a different version although they continue to hide behind their veil of silence that frankly has become sort of transparent now. The team believes Porter abused the privilege of being off Wednesday and Thursday by going out Friday night.

"[Sparano] wasn't happy about that, and I've never heard of that before," Porter said. "You know what I mean? Telling a grown man what to do on a Friday. It wasn't Saturday night curfew. I'm talking to him, looking at him and I'm like, "I'm not in here leaking alcohol, getting in the steam room trying to get it out of me. I'm here bright eyed and bushy tailed.' I went to sleep at 10:30. That's good for me. That's great for me."

"Amazing," Crowder chimed in agreement.

Amazing indeed. But not for the reasons these two think.

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"This year is important for Sparano,if this team doesn't perform then he outta here.
"

Says a guy with no authority whatsoever.

Lighten up Marc in Toronto. Cancer is the exact right term for what these two are. Their negativity day in and day out eats away at the unity of 53 players and numerous coaches. If you have run or been a part of any large team, organization or business you should be aware of this. Three pages of this blog you are the only complainer about the word, but I guarantee you the vast majority of the bloggers here know someone first hand who has battled cancer and they (yes including me) don't seem to have a problem with it. The word has long been used in this context so get over it.

LOL @ enrique. yeah , i forgot fitz. I also heard polamalu and demarcus ware love miami. maybe we can them to for a 6th rounder and a bag of footballs.

I can understand players standing behind JP. For whatever reason, guys rallied behind this guy and naturally want to stand up for him. But you notice the way Yeremiah Bell stood up for JP compared to how Crowder did it?

Yeremiah never questioned the coaches decisions, only said that he liked Joey and hoped he would be back. Take notes Channing. Geez, for a supposed bright college student, you sure act real dumb sometimes.

Here goes a chant that we started about half way through the season, if not sooner...

...WAKE! WAKE! WAKE!..WE WANT WAKE!...


Remember that folks?

finfan, don't tell me to lighten up. I believe what I believe. Cancer is a much more serious situation that these two buffoons. I've seen a kid of 19 struck down, another of 13, both parents of one of my friends pass away, and saw my father battle through it, and another family member fight her battles. And I'm sure many people saw as much and many even more.

I would never look at a situation on a sports team or in the workplace as being "exactly the right term". Fact is, when these 2 idiots blow off, nobody lost a son, a daughter, or a parent. fact is, this stuff is fun and games. The term is insensitive and nowhere near as grave.

I guess you thought it was ok for JP to show up in army fatigues since a football game is a war. Isn't that exactly the right term????

Armando

Love what you said about the sands of time, nice analogy in regard to Porter...nice.

I have said this before and I will say it again, the late great Bill Walsh once said, "it is better to trade a player a year to early than a year to late."

In that respect and in conjunction with Porter being the hot head that he is, the Dolphins would have been better served to have traded the volcanic Porter when he had trade value after his 17 sack season with the Dolphins regardless, even now after all that has been said getting rid of him would still be gravy and if you can somehow squeez a 7th rounder, that iceing on a cake. Doubtful, but throw in his buddy Channing Crowder and you may get somewhere...at the very least adding more picks to this years draft would be good. I mean here you have Mount Porter exploding and spewing venom and Crowder, who has been infected, agreeing with him. Time to go, time to go.
Which brings me back to Walsh, its better to get rid of Crowder while he may still have trade value, not sure what we can gett but if we add a 5th rounder I would be happy, Crowder sucks and is better suited IMO in a 4-3
system. Again he has gotten lid up too many times against some smaller players. I still remember RB-Washington from the Jets decleating Crowder when they met here in Miami. Also Steve Smith blew him off his feet when they played in Carolina, granted he was in pursuit of a play, but you keep your head on a swivel in the NFL.

The sands of time have come for Porter and Crowder should follow suite.

Mark in Toronto - we don't need your life story of everyone who has battled the ugly word, but everyone i'm sure has experienced it. It's not like this blog is a medical blog or something. It was an analogy that was used and that is it. No harm was meant or an attack on anyone...

Funny how people who complained about Joey using the "War" analogy have no problem using a Cancer analogy to describe him..

I mean, people Join the Armed forces... people don't join Team cancer.. so wouldn't the Cancer analogy be even more insensitive since so many die from cancer each year?

Dolphins4life - It is pretty easy to decleat someone when you can blind side them no matter the difference in size...

Mando, in internet speak, I think you meant "AWWWWWWWW" not "AAAAAAAH"

estabamos tan traqnuilos sin ninguna telenovela, por mi que se vaya

I hope Wake goes head-to-head with Joey and sits him on his ass, maybe that will teach him a little humility!

P.S. I heard that T-Rex Ryan is looking to offer the Fins a Gatorade bottle and a bag of chips for both Joey and Crowder. He's hungry and in the mood for fruitcakes.

I'm in agreement with Mark.
It's completely insensitive to make the cancer analogy or any dreaded diseases for that matter. I once mad the football is like war statement and I was wrong especially when the great US of A is at war and people are dying giving their lives for our freedom.
Cancer is the same people are dying at a all to alarming rate, and Joey Porter is gonne be fine. He gets to go home and seer about not getting playing time, etc and counting his 5mill. No I would not equate him to Cancer and it would be insensitive to do so or the HIV virous or any diesease.
But Porter needs to go and his bad attitude is what is infectious, or can be. So lets weed out that his attitude and anyone else who has jumped on his band wagon. Time to go joe, time to go.

Fact is I have been a fan of Joey way before he came to Miami. I like his swagger because it will make the other players who are average play above their level. I like JT like any other Dolphin fan but the fact is JT didn't make players around him better. Yes he is nice and we all love him. But the fact is we need a bad boy or two on the team.

Joey had 17.5 sacks just a year ago. He played hurt most of the year, and still had the most sacks on the team even though he had to come out of games. But some brainlees fans who let Armando tell you how to think didn't consider that.

Indiana

I know how easy it can be, I have played football and Im not big. you have to keep your head on a swivel that is for sure. But Crowder all to often was on the ground. I have never seen any linebacker in my life get decleated as much as I have seen Crowder, by smaller guys.

LOL @ markeyh. .

markeyh - Why would we want Joey on our team if he does not want to be here. Most those 9 sacks came in just a few games. You say JT didn't make players better, but did Joey ever make anyone better or did he just corrupt our team more and more all season long. Was he really hurt or was he being a pu-ssy and just not have the interest in wanting to play?? It will be ahrd to get anything for him, but I think we should definately try. If we can't, keep him on the team and just not play him just to prove him a point. He wont hurt us against the cap, because there will not be one. If he is being a progress atopper for our team, lets make a progress stopper for him by not releasing him. I don't think he will be getting his stats on the bench and that would hurt him more than anything. He will end up acting out which will give the organization the chance to fine him and get their money back. TEACH THE BIG MOUTH a lesson

Dolphins4life - When Crowder was not playing our defense did play worse. He may not of made many "game changing" plays, but overall I think he did more than what people are giving him credit for today on this blog. I still believe he better stay away from Joey or he could be in some trouble with his bosses though...

Lips, my thoughts exactly. Cancer attacks the innocent.

And Indiana, I'm sure there are many other people who are more deeply impacted than I am. And if I find it insensitive, I can only imagine what some of them feel.

And don't tell me to get over it. If I think it's insensitve, then that's what I feel. It's not like a switch you turn on and off. I never said I felt attacked, I just felt that it was inappropriate. Can't you see how anyone would feel that way? Is it too much to just say the players are not a good example to the younger players and can negatively affect team unity?

To say that this is analagous to Cancer makes light of the journey Cancer patients and their families have to endure. Just like saying Kellen Winslow calling himself a soldier or Joey dressing up in fatigues cause football is a war. Nobody dies playing football. GET IT???

I'm glad I got no more bad things to say you know that none of them want me here. So everybody don't know nothin' no more. Any wonder he ended up with a bullet in his leg some years ago. Adios Winey Peazy

Indiana, you would pay JP $5 mill to sit on the bench just because there isn't a cap? Do you blow your nose with $1,000 bills? Must be nice.

Porter had 41 tackles. By comparison, what does a top OLB have?

How about Brian Cushing @ 133 tackles. That's less than 1/3 his production!

Porter get a grip on reality!

PORTER SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND IS INTENTIONALLY MAKING A FUSS BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WOULD GET CUT INSTEAD OF BEING PAID HIS RIDICULOUS UPCOMING SALARY.

THIS IS ALL A SMOKE SCREEN. PORTER FIGURED IT WOULD LOOK BETTER TO GET CUT FOR THROWING A TANTRUM THAN GETTING CUT FOR BEING OVERPAID FOR HIS PRODUCTION!

Don't even get me started on Crowder!

I've been affected by cancer personally, several times, my brother currently has it, even though it's unrelated to the brain cancer he had in 1989. I've had it (skin cancer that was caught early, so yeah, it's not that big of a deal) and my mother almost died from it in the 90s. The brother of a very close friend DID die from it in the 90s and my list could honestly go on for awhile.

I say all this so that Mark in Toronto can see I'm not being insensitive, I'm using it as an analogy. I didn't invent the term "locker room cancer" or "clubhouse cancer", those terms have been used since I've been a sportsfan.

I use the term as an analogy, and while I don't like the war analogies players use, I understand where they come from.

I will continue to use the analogy, because it is a very fitting one. The very advent of analogy was so that when a term didn't exist in one setting, it's meaning could be conveyed from the use of a term from another setting. Analogies are so important in our language that standardized tests are repleat with them: A is to B as C is to ____.

Cancer is an appropriate analogy for joey, because he lies dormant, and then strikes ferociously. His behavior encourages other players to behave and think that way (CC for instance), thus spreading his problems throughout the lockeroom and eventually the organization...including the fan base.

I'm sorry if it hurts you to see this analogy used, but I don't believe that it's wrong, so yes. Joey is a team cancer.

BTW, if you have trouble getting past this analogy, you may consider that cancer is used in many metaphoric, analogy and simile examples in our society. Here is one for instance:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4922448_rid-auto-body-rust.html

Again, I don't intend to offend you, but I also don't intend to stop using the analogy where I see it fits.

Crowder for his own good should do some damage control or else he should be gone too.

If Dez Bryant and Spiller are off the board, we should take Sergio Kindle.

Joey Porter - all sack and no nuts. Time to move on.

Markeyh obviously has a man crush on Joey Porter, nothing else explains his nonsensical posts... I suggest you go into ur room Markey, lokk at ur Fat Head poster of Porter and do whatever u do that ur mommy has to clean up everyday

Jahn , couldn't have said it any better. Get rid of this f'n cancer joey porter before it spreads to the Vontae davis's and the other youngsters on this team . Miami doesn't want to lose them at such a young age. Also don't bring that cancer/swine flu Brandon marshall to this team either.

LOL @ Bobbyd12 , don't forget the porter jersey he uses to wipe himself.

"No I would not equate him to Cancer and it would be insensitive to do so or the HIV virous or any diesease.
But Porter needs to go and his bad attitude is what is infectious, or can be. So lets weed out that his attitude and anyone else who has jumped on his band wagon. Time to go joe, time to go.
"

So Cancer and HIV is off limits, but calling him a weed or a an infection (presumably other than HIV) is not?

I think this is a case where we as individuals have to get a little more thick skinned and not expect the rest of the world to cow-tow to our individual sensitivities.

markey,

I'm sorry you'v been a fan of Joey all this time and now other dolphin fans decided they don't like him. You need to work on your fact vs. opinion though. Fact: the Superbowl will be played in miami. Opinion: this team needs some bad boys.

Even in Joeys ONE GOOD SEASON for us, he got the vast majority or those sacks in spurts, including one game when he got 4 of them. They came in a few other spurts along the way. How'd he do in the playoff appearance? How about week 16 when the division title and playoffs were on the line vs. the jets? Bubkus. How about week 15? Hurt. How about the playoff game? Nada.

You and joey have the same illusion, that sacks are all that matters. But when the sacks come at the expense of your run support, your teamates, and your win loss record (because you let a QB run 35 yards down the sideline while you tried so hard for that ever important sack tally), they ring hollow. One good year, and that's worth letting him contaminate our younger players with his venom?

No. It ain't. It ain't worth 20 million either.

you are all morons! comparing practice (running, blocking drills, thing alll hard on the knees) to going out to eat or a heat game sitting on your butt is a load of crap. if you are going to burn a guy burn a guy for not wanting to come out of the game when told to do so. theese guys have a right to life outside of the football field too. don't give me that crap about being well enought to go out then your well enough to go to practice. Joey Porter is a butt, always has been. but to crucify him for going out after sitting out of a few practices is unfair. poor performance valid, insubordinate valid. and as for Crowder he's a big boy and hes has an advantage that we dont he is in the locker room. so maybe he does know the part of the story that we dont.

G L

You claim to be aware of Joey's ways...you think there's any possibility it was a little more then "going to get something to eat", and since Sparano keeps this stuff in house you maybe just haven't heard the other side of the story?

If you're aware that joey is a "butt", you've got to take his version of the truth with a grain of salt.

I'm shocked that a guy who was caught on video tape with his entire crew jumping another NFL player (because they presumably don't like each other on the field?) and beating him senseless is so easily trusted by some of you.

GL you a moron !! Get lost.

Jahndoh

Cancer is an appropriate analogy for joey, because he lies dormant, and then strikes ferociously. His behavior encourages other players to behave and think that way (CC for instance), thus spreading his problems throughout the lockeroom and eventually the organization...including the fan base.

What? Joey never lies dormant. The Dolphins knew what they where getting from day one and so did most fans. The second part of what you said is a better way to word it, begining with, his behavior encourges, but if any one is stupid enough to follow Peezy then by all means jump off that cliff.

What the trifecta is into are players who have character, that are not just followers of some loud mouth so someone like Crowder, just made his bed along with Peezy. But fit a role and will lead from within that role. Players that dont succumb to players with the wrong behavior. That can think for themselves and not be affected by a player like Peezy.

It's harder to gain your character back than it is to keep your character.

Joey will live another day...Cancer patients often don't.

Thats all I have to say about that and Peezy.
On to the Super Bowl and then the Combine, Yahoo!

All right I'm out!
Keep the faith I will check in later.
Hopefully Armando has something new other than anything related to Peezy!

Mark in Toronto - No one dies playing football...

Yeah not yet no one has died, but it very well could happen. It does however paralyze people for the rest of there life or shorten there lifespan by years (just like cancer does for some) I know cancer is a touchy subject, but using it as an analogy I don't think is a problem if it is comparable and something that is used correctly. It is not like you are wishing someone get cancer, because that would be totally different story. Jahndoh had some very good points!

As for you talking about paying someone 5 million blowing my nose with 100,000 bills...nice one!! When big mouth Joey says he wont play as a role player, let's see if his actions are as big as his words. If he says he won't play as a role player, tell him he will be a role player and when he won't play or show up, I don't think they will have to pay that money do you? He will cause enough problems in which the team will be able to fine him, suspend without pay, ect...

I just don't think he would have enough testicular force to actually "not play" if miami said they would keep him as a role player. He don't have a say in the matter, he is the one that signed the contract. eventually a team out there will give us something I believe.

NJPhinFan: you are correct about the DL in that first draft. It's just that they have not 'popped' in their progress (makes them easy to overlook). That first draft from inside/out was a great start. second draft CB's and WRs took 4 of first 5 picks, LBs this year... sounds like their is a long term plan in place. Can we get LBs and DT fix in this third year? Someone's gotta stay, we can't replace the entire LB corp without FA. Although, if they find good FAs and draft with first two picks I'd be o.k. with it. Taylor is the only guy I'd feel strongly about keeping but would be perfectly fine with a complete turnover of the others (may be asking too much for one offseason).

"that's all i have to say about that ...". posted by dolphins4life. OK , FORREST GUMP .

I'm shocked that a guy who was caught on video tape with his entire crew jumping another NFL player (because they presumably don't like each other on the field?) and beating him senseless.....

what does this have to do with miami, he was in pitt. then and let me clue you in on something even butthole tell the truth sometimes. face facts football chew gusy up and spits them out. unless he was out dancing and drink on south beach the whole going out thing is a load of crap. if you are goint to reprimand someone do it for valid reasons like jod performance or be in subordinate not for going out on friday after not practicing for two days. we tend to forget that football players are people they are not perfect.

"What? Joey never lies dormant."

He does when he's supposed to be supporting the run!

G L - That is Joey's reason for his suspension this past season. If he did something wrong, do you think he is really going to admit it. Our fornt office does not publicize things. Nothing wrong with that. Whatever went on behind closed dorrs is between them. Maybe there was a valid reason..?? How do we know Joey is really speaking the truth..??

G L = joey porter . joey , we know it's jackA$$ !!

Joey porter's suspension was a accumulation of all his insubordinate behavior including " going out to dinner at F'N 10:30 at night " after missing 2 practices and being hurt. If you believe porter was going out to dinner at around 10-10:30 on south beach , i have a brooklyn bridge to sell. Get f'n real !!

I would like to say that people who use the word "drought" to describe a bad stretch of play are completely insensitive to farmers in the midwest whos lives can be destroyed by actual droughts.

People who use "he's on fire" are completely ignorant and insensitive to the fact that every day people burn to death in fires.

People who say "he's been killing them all day" have no heart for the countless murders that take place everyday.

People who say....blah,blah,blah. Analogy's are used everyday to describe numerous things. Take it for what it is, a descriptive way to express yourself. Not a horrible attack on the integrity of the word being used. Geez. Are we really on here bantering back and forth about the integrity of a word? Really?

"what does this have to do with miami, he was in pitt. "

People change, but not so much eh?

"then and let me clue you in on something even butthole tell the truth sometimes. face facts football chew gusy up and spits them out. unless he was out dancing and drink on south beach the whole going out thing is a load of crap. "

And you have some "butthole" detector that tells you those rare occasions when it's happening? Cool!

"face facts football chew gusy up and spits them out. "

I'm utterly speechless.

"unless he was out dancing and drink on south beach the whole going out thing is a load of crap."

I agree that if he was merely having dinner it seems excessive, I merely question if there's another side of the story, the side from the guy who keeps this stuff in house...who I don't think requires a "butthole" truth detector.

Joey, it's cool, I'm pretty sure Al Davis will be willing to sign you and you'll make all that money back that you lost yourself these last couple of weeks. I don't doubt that you still have it in you. I know you do...but not for a whole season. Which, by the way, is exactly why you shoulda be a little more open minded when it comes to sharing snaps. Best of luck to you.

stop the madness, you are a moron im not in the keep joey fan club i would hav let hime go immediatley after he refuse to cmoe out of the game. game over he's over so dont get it twisted but if you look at all the articles up to this poit they all talk about him going out on a friday after sitting out of practice. my point is thats dumb. under 50 tackle 9 sacks (not that thats really bad many DE's,DT's and LB's wish they had 9 sacks)my point was not say we need joey and joey is great no my point is the friday night thing is crap. and weather he like Sporano or not Sporano's the coach and if he say come off the field come off the field. that what im trying to get to. thats why he needs to be gone.

yer all jerks - go back to ss where u came from

I've been railing on Joey a lot today, but to be fair, I don't think he's a bad guy or a bad player.

I just no longer thing he's a good teammate to the younger players of the Miami Dolphins, and I wish him the best in his next destination.

Jahn, want to 2nd the welcome. I'm not telling you nothing you don't know.....trolls are just a fact of life. The real difference here is, Mando has far outstripped the competion. His blog is better and he don't take multiple days off.

Armando,
Are you talking about the Dolphins or the Cowboys?

Get rid of them both, Porter we all know is gone and hopefully by march 1st but Crowder was hanging by a thread by virtue of his play- he is not smart enough as a middle linebacker but played ok, this interview exposes his true nature however and i hope he is cut so as to not infect what is left of the team's cohesion.

I AM ALWAYS RIGHT!! -

very comical and true post!! NICE!!

LMFAO @ right.

0-3 0-4 isn't the way to win a team. After 0-1 Fasano should have been cut. After 0-2 Gabril Wilson should have been cut. And so on. Why do we keep scrubbs on the team including Crowder and Porter. Once Ferguson went down, I knew it was over. This team has too many holes to fill to be a top team.

Armando,
This story is all part of the same smokescreen. Why don't you write about what the smokescreen is covering and that is blowing $16 million of the owner's money and never being held accountable. And then turning the whole team, and all of it's fans into h0m0's in the yes of the world.
The facts: 1. Parcells signs Wilford, a deep threat, to a $6mil contract. Wilford consistently averaged 15yds/rec for 5 years and he's only 29.
2. Parcells drafts Chad Henne the most prolific, big time college, 4 year starter since Peyton Manning. According to your column Armando Chad Henne won the starting job in the summer of 2008.
3. The Jets sign Favre prior to preseason game 4 and release Pennington the same day, didn't even try to trade him. Parcells gives Penne a $10mil 2 year contract the same day without making him throw 1 pass.

Parcells paid $16mil combined for a deep threat receiver and QB that can't throw deep (anymore). He'd already had 3 surgeries on his throwing shoulder before we signed him.

After 3 games in the 08 season we were 0-3. Wilford was vocal about Penne's inability to throw the ball so Wilford gets deactivated. But Penne still can't throw deep so the coaches resort to BACKDOOR football: The Wildcat and make everyone on the team and all of it's fans look like h0m0's until Henne finally gets the call and restores manliness to the team. But the team can't play Wilford or Turner because when they do it becomes obvious that we had deep threat capability the past 2 seasons if we simply never signed Penne and let Henne start the job he won in camp as a rookie.

Think I'm crazy about all this? After Wilford was released he resigned with Jags and his avg increased by 50%. He'll put up 1300 yards next season. And so will Turner.

" After 0-1 fasano should've been cut .... " . Wow all the buffoons are out in full force. It's amateur Hour !! Later.

I agree with the sentament of most on this post. Channing needs to go as well. I did not watch every game, but the ones I did watch, I was amazed at how often Channing was out of position, missed tackles, or just wasn't hussling on a play. It is time to upgrade Wake to full time, draft younger more agressive LBs and maybe find something available on the free market.

Mike from San Diego

Did wilford play against us this year? I watched the game and dont remember his name called?

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