Dreams Blog

October 2, 2015

Eagles 24 Jets 17
Rich Cimini (ESPNNY) wrote, “The New York Jets didn’t do many things right on Sunday. One of them came after the game. Todd Bowles was asked if Geno Smith could “move up the depth chart” — clever phrasing by a reporter — and the coach shut down any notion of a potential Smith-for-Ryan Fitzpatrick change.
“Ryan’s our starter,” Bowles said matter-of-factly.
And that was all he said about that.
This is no time to launch a “Geno for quarterback” campaign. Remember, we’re talking about Geno Smith, he of 34 interceptions in 29 starts. Fitzpatrick was good enough to help the Jets to two victories, and we know he can win if they adhere to a specific script. On Sunday, they went way off the script. They couldn’t run the ball, and that cushy field position from the first two games — courtesy of defensive takeaways — was nonexistent.
Brace yourself, because there will be more games like this. The defense can’t force five turnovers every week and the running game will have days when it sputters. If those days start to stack up, Bowles will go back to Smith, his No. 1 guy before IK Enemkpali unleashed his infamous punch.
Brace yourself, because there will be more games like this. The defense can’t force five turnovers every week and the running game will have days when it sputters. If those days start to stack up, Bowles will go back to Smith, his No. 1 guy before IK Enemkpali unleashed his infamous punch.
The Eagles’ strategy was simple: Double Marshall, overplay the run and dare anyone else to beat them.
No one took the dare, and the pitch-and-catch game between Fitzpatrick and Marshall (10 receptions, 109 yards) wasn’t nearly enough.
Knicks’ News
Ian Begeley (ESPNNY) wrote, “Carmelo Anthony said that he plans to play a “big brother” role for New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis this season — further dispelling the notion that he was upset about the team drafting the 20-year-old European.
“I kind of feel bad for him because there’s so much pressure on him at this point and this guy hasn’t played not even one minute in the NBA,” Anthony said during the Knicks’ media day “I’m going to try to be a big brother to him and kind of take the pressure off of him a little bit.
“It’s something that he never experienced before … so this is new to him. To be a newcomer to this game, to this league, in New York, that’s tough. I don’t know if he knows what he’s about to get himself into, so I kind of have to be that wall for him.”
Anthony again denied that he had expressed displeasure about Phil Jackson’s decision to draft Porzingis shortly after the NBA draft.
“We got him at No. 4. So what I think at this point is a little bit irrelevant. I’ve showed everybody that I’ve supported that pick,” Anthony said. “I’ve showed everybody that I’ve supported Porzingis. As long as me and KP know our relationship, that’s all that really matters. It doesn’t matter what somebody else might speculate out there.”
Porzingis said he and Anthony trained together over the summer at Anthony’s gym and at the team training facility. The rookie and eight-time All-Star would play games of one-on-one as a big brother for Kristaps Porzingis during for the upcoming season with the Knicks.
“As I played against him, he was showing off all his moves and I was trying to learn from him,” Porzingis said. “… I’m trying to learn as much as I can from him, asking him questions. For me to be around him all day long is great.”
Said Anthony: “I’m just there to be that sounding board and that guy to let him know what’s here to come.”
Shocking, I say, Shocking
The Sports Curmudgeon wrote: “Finally, here is an item from Greg Cote in the Miami Herald demonstrating that some football coaches may indeed be from another galaxy:
“A football assistant coach at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, took a high-voltage shot from a Taser gun last week in a morale-boosting stunt to increase team unity. It worked, as afterward players unanimously agreed the coach was an idiot.”
Molinaro Marinara
Bob Molinaro (Hampton-Pilot) wrote, “We can all agree, can’t we, that it’s time the MLB playoffs were under way. Way past time. Dragging the regular season into October with mostly meaningless games while fighting off competition from football is a good way to accentuate the tedium of a too-long campaign, not getting the general public excited about the postseason.
When football officials interrupt the game for a replay, why do they announce that the play is “under further review”? Don’t they simply mean “under review??? It can’t be under “further review,” can it, until there is more than one review?”
Perry Patter
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) wrote: “At TheOnion.com: “Tony Romo reunited with top target Dez Bryant weeks before schedule.”
At SportsPickle.com: “Sam Bradford defeats deer in headlights in staring competition.”
Lucien Favre, coach of Germany’s winless Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer team, resigned just five games into the Bundesliga season.
In other words, faster than you can say “Borussia Moenchengladbach.”
The Minnesota Vikings’ stadium will be the first in the NFL to feature Mamava lactation suites for nursing mothers.
Looks like quarterbacks won’t be the only ones double-pumping.
Jack Finarelli of SportsCurmudgeon.com, on Army wideout Edgar Allan Poe. “I wonder if he will get drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.”
At TheOnion.com: “Dolphins coaches trying to fix Ndamukong Suh’s quarterback-throwing mechanics.”;
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus agreed to phase out the elephants in their shows next year.
“If it were only that easy,” said the Red Sox, referring to Pablo Sandoval.
A minor-league game involving the Tampa Yankees was canceled due to a giant circus tent behind the center field-fence.
Making it the first time the words “Yankees” and “circus” appeared in a sentence without either “Steinbrenner” or “A-Rod” in it.
He landed in Havana, he landed in D.C., He landed in New York.
In other words, even Pope Francis registered more touchdowns than the Colts did last week.”

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