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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The Tale of Two Backs

Jets Rumors & News

It was the best of times, it was the… uhhh, best of times.  Thomas Jones led the AFC in rushing.  Leon Washington finally made the pro bowl and achieved the respect he deserves.  Both are focal points of the Jets’ game plan.  Both are looking for new contracts.

The best times are going to get ugly.  Or at least a tad personal.

My gut feeling is that only one of these guys is going to get a contract extension and it’s not going to be the guy who gets the tough yards or who carries the ball the most.

Thomas Jones had a great season last year.  Running behind what might be the best offensive line, Jones once again looked like the runner who carried the Bears to the Super Bowl a few years back.  He’s under contract for another two years but has expressed displeasure at the fact that he’s only due $900,000 next season and isn’t showing up to mandatory workouts.  His thinking (or his agent’s) seems to …

Hot Stove 1969 Mets Quiz Answers

Mets Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.

1. The Mets won 100 games during the regular season in 1969.

2. They defeated the Braves, three games to none, in the NL playoffs.

3. Tommie Agee led the team in home runs that season, with 26.

4. The Mets acquired first baseman Donn Clendenon from the Expos at the trade deadline in exchange for Steve Renko, Kevin Collins, Bill Carden and Dave Colon.

5. Ron Taylor led the club in saves, with 13 (Tug McGraw was second, with 12).

6. Cleon Jones batted .340, and Art Shamsky hit an even .300.

7. Donn Clendenon was the World Series MVP.

8. Al Weis led the team in batting in the World Series, with a .455 average.

9. Gary Gentry started game three of the World Series and threw 6.2 shutout innings, as the Mets beat Baltimore, 5-0.

10. Elrod Hendricks hit the first of Tommie Agee’s famous catches, in the fourth inning, with runners on first and third and two outs. Paul Blair hit the second one, in …

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