Archive for October 21st, 2007

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Jets a No-Show in 2nd Half ~ Again

Jets Rumors & News

It all started when I entered a sports bar with pad and pen in hand to watch the Jets game with a bunch of rowdie Eagles fans. The hostess told me the Jets weren’t playing on any of the 25 TV’s in the place. I managed to convince her that putting it on one of the smaller TV’s wouldn’t bother anyone, in fact, it might provide some much needed humor.

Chad Pennington came out of the chute like a man trying to save his job, hooking up with Laveranues Coles on a 57-yard TD pass to put the Jets up 7-0. With a 20-10 lead at halftime my college friends both declared that the Jets didn’t look like a 1-5 team. I agreed, but then reminded them that we didn’t at halftime of the Giants game either.

And sure enough, after scoring 20 first-half points, the Jets limped out of the locker room and managed to only score one field goal before their last meaningless TD as time ran out.

The second half Jets’ highlights included: a shanked punt, 2 …

ESPN: Chad On Short Leash

Jets Rumors & News


The Chad Pennington era as New York Jets’ quarterback is a few bad plays away from ending.

The former first-round draft pick has been told by Jets’ coach Eric Mangini that he’s on a short leash going into Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, with last year’s second-rounder, Kellen Clemens, ready to take over.

That Chad’s job is in jeopardy shouldn’t surprise anyone given the impressive six interceptions the QB has racked up in his last three games. It’s a little surprising, however, that the coaching staff has informed the veteran that he could get a quick hook this afternoon, and that the information would have leaked to the press. Is it motivation? Brutal honesty? I don’t have the answer. In any event, it will be interesting to see how the veteran Pennington responds.

Rangers Rumors & News

The New York Rangers squandered a Henrik Lundqvist regulation shutout Saturday afternoon when they lost 1-0 to the Boston Bruins during a shootout at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.

After the making a big splash during the off-season by signing Chris Drury and Scott Gomez the Rangers were not expected to have much trouble offensively. Despite the $15 million they are paying the two players this year, the Rangers’ offense is dead-last in the NHL in goals scored and are at the bottom of the league in many other offensive categories.

After the first five shooters were stopped during the shootout 20-year old speedster Phil Kessel beat Lundqvist glove side when he got a wrist shot just under the crossbar for the game winner. In just his second season in the NHL Kessel now has five game-winning goals during shootouts.

The Rangers suffered a setback in the first period when Martin Straka broke a finger on his right hand after blocking a shot …

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