Browsing Posts published in September, 2013

A great Week 3! Two more wins added to the vault. More after the jump…

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A mixed bag of results following an exciting Week 2. Our teams went 1-1. More after the jump..

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It’s been a roller coaster ride for rookie quarterback, Geno Smith and his 1-1 New York Jets. After a lucky Week 1 win against Tampa Bay, Smith turned in a very sloppy Week 2 performance against New England. There aren’t any style points in the NFL and every win is precious. Smith will look to earn his second victory against fellow rookie quarterback, EJ Manuel. Manuel and the Bills had an exhilarating, last second win against the Carolina Panthers last week. Manuel found Stevie Johnson with just two second to go for the game winning score. The Bills will look to carry that momentum into Week 3.

Both the Jets and Bills are 2-0 against the spread (“ATS”). The Jets opened as a 3.5 point favorite. A list of the top sports betting sites currently have the Jets as a 1-point favorite. So far, 75% of the money has come in on the Bills, so expect the sharps to step in if this gets bought down to a Pick’Em. The Jets defense is pretty good and if Marty Mornhinweg can dial back the vertical passing game, the Jets will have a chance to win a tight game. The Jets defeated Buffalo 48-21 last year in Week 1.

Pick: I like the Jets in this game. The public does not respect Smith, Rex Ryan, or the Jet offense. The offensive line, namely Vlad Ducasse and Nick Mangold, have played really well and shouldn’t have a problem with Kevin Williams. The Jets front seven is playing really well and outside of Stevie Johnson, the Bills don’t have a receiver that will cause too many issues. CJ Spiller is home run threat, but the Jets have done a great job limiting Doug Martin and Stevan Ridley through the first two weeks.

Score: Jets 21 Bills 17

Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Season is in the books. So far, so good for our FFPC teams. Both teams picked up a win. However, we’re dealing with injury issues on both teams. More on that after the jump….



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One is never enough. We completed a second FFPC draft as we chase our shot at the $250,000 grand prize. For those unfamiliar with FFPC scoring, teams must start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 Flexes, 1 K, and 1 DEF. It’s dynamic point-per-reception scoring with tight ends receiving 1.5 points-per-reception. We drew the 1st pick out of 12. Without further ado, our draft results are recapped below:

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Time after time, Rex Ryan declared his quarterback competition was an ‘open competition’. Ryan’s proclamation closely followed the mantra brought in by new general manager, John Idzik. However, NFL competition is rarely ‘open’ and teams often have preconceived favorites. During 2009, Rex Ryan anointed rookie Mark Sanchez the starter after just six pre-season completions. The tables have turned on Sanchez and the Jets are trying to substantiate  their belief that Geno Smith should be their starting quarterback. Geno Smith was terrible against the Giants in Week 3 of the pre-season, throwing three interceptions and causing one brutal safety. The Jets were hoping that Smith would play well so they could finally push Sanchez to the side, but it didn’t happen. Sanchez suffered a shoulder injury against the Giants, so Ryan has placed his chips behind Smith. Smith must play well against Tampa Bay in order to bolster Ryan’s credibility after his terrible Week 3 performance. 

No one expects Smith to set the league on fire during his rookie season, but Jet fans are expecting competitive effort. Sportsbooks do not respect the Jets, pegging their season win total at 6.5. The Jets aren’t receiving much respect in Week 1, either. According to NFL lines at Sportsbook Tampa Bay has been installed a three-point road favorite at the Meadowlands. Smith’s Week 3 performance indicated that he is not ready to lead an NFL offense. Darrelle Revis and Co. will attempt to force Smith into bad throws.

Still, Jet fans may wonder if Smith would be starting if Sanchez was still healthy. According to Jet sources, if healthy, Sanchez would have started Week 1, purely based on Smith’s dreadful performance. Jet fans must wonder why Ryan put Sanchez in harms way during a meaningless fourth quarter. Regardless of Rex’s reasoning, the Jets ultimately have ‘their guy’ starting in Week 1. The biggest question of all remains–Are the Jets purely motivated by their desire to get rid of Sanchez or do they truly believe Smith can lead them to victory? 

Regardless of the answer, the Jets have once again mismanaged the quarterback position and it seems like they fail to properly ‘rebuild’. It’ll likely be another long season for Gang Green, regardless of who lines up at quarterback.