The Jets are now unquestionably sexy beasts.they are Aaron Rogers, and “hard knocks,” and with young talent on both sides of the ball, I can’t remember the last time I was so close. But with all of this, it’s tough at least until the games count, but we always have to remember that the Giants are still the big game here. Not always. But mostly.
And what do you think? The Giants this season might be just as fun to watch as the players in Mr. Rodgers’ neighborhood. Maybe even more fun.because if Daniel Jones Keep coming and building on last season, I really hope the Giants are and still are what he thought they would be, and with him. Squon Berkeley It could be the most exciting one-two punch on offense as the Giants have ever experienced.
No running back has been as good as Joe Morris and no running back has been as good as Phil Sims. But Sims had Mark Bavaro and it was a sight to behold when the two were at their best, especially when Sims threw the ball to Bavaro and Bavaro ran down the field carrying half of the opposing team on his back. .
Eli had a tiki at the start of his career, but Eli’s memory will be better remembered for throwing Plaxico Burres and Mario Manningham, and some famous balls he threw. Akeem Nicks and David Tiley. Perhaps before that, to find a quarterback/running back pairing like the Giants’ 8th and 26th, you had to go back 100 years to Chuckin Charlie Connolly and Frank Gifford.
Jones’ position is quarterback, but the Giants actually have two star running backs. That’s why I hope Jones doesn’t start thinking of himself as a pocket passer this season, because he’s not. He’s the man who let the Vikings chase him all over the Twin Cities the night the Giants won their first playoff game since Super Bowl 2 against the Patriots.
We saw what they were capable of when they were together last season. It’s pretty clear how good Jones is when Saqon has everyone chasing him. Anyone can see what problems these two pose for a defense dumb enough to try to play eight in the box.
Jones, of course, is the key to everything. But if he continues to improve under Bryan Dabord and the Giants manage to survive the first six games (Cowboys, Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks, Dolphins, Bills) with a winning record, then he’ll do well. could be maintained. Even if it gets better, even in a season that might end worse than 2022.
They saw how far they could go against the Eagles in the playoffs on Saturday night in January when they tried to beat the Giants into the 1970s. The Eagles are his NFC East sexy beasts, followed by the Cowboys and even the Commanders, who gave the Giants everything they wanted last season.
For the Jets, the NFC East will be as much a rock fight as the AFC East. That conversation should always start with the Eagles. The Eagles are one step away from beating the Chiefs in the Super Bowl and might have been able to get a deal had it not been for a disastrous no-contact fumble by Jaylen Hurts.
Still: The Giants are coming. they are. They’re not talking about being the best in 2025 and 2026, like the Mets. They aren’t “repositioning,” as the Mets put it, when signing a top-tier 30-year-old tight end like Darren Waller. What the Giants officially did last season, even in the Eagles district, was turn themselves into the team they are now.
Okay, okay. Of course, before and after the contract play with Sakuon, the Jets had almost sucked up the oxygen in the room. It’s highly unusual for a star player like Rodgers to come to a team in New York at his age. If Kevin Durant had signed with the Knicks instead of the Nets, this is what would have happened.
Given the circumstances, it’s hard to imagine the Giants withdrawing. Jones showed us all what he could be the best player on the field against the Vikings. And what about Berkeley? He’s healthy again, and when he’s healthy, when he’s the most slash-speed guy possible, picking him 2nd overall in the draft may not have been so bananas after all. Makes me think not.
There are questions for them on both sides of the ball, and probably more than the Jets when you look at the depth chart. Jones is a great player. In many ways, he’s still a promising player, and Aaron Rodgers, who could have played the best quarterback position in professional football even if he only won one Lombardi Trophy in his career. different. he had
Could Rodgers, 39, actually win the Puck for the Super Bowl against the Steelers back then in Dallas? he is not. He failed to beat the 49ers at home in the playoffs two years ago. He failed to win against the Lions at home at the end of the last regular season that could have pushed Green Bay to the playoffs.
These two games weren’t just lost. And he couldn’t beat them. He’s been dancing to the sound of applause since his trade to the Jets closed, but he’s got a lot to prove. With the New York stage in hand, he hopes to do much better than Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and a handful of other AARP pitchers have done with the Mets.
The conclusion here is very simple. There has never been a season in the region where fans of both teams were so excited about his two-team football. Finally, especially Jets fans. Rogers is better than Brett Favre.
But no one should sleep with Coach Davor’s Giants. Or you could say he had the best rookie season as a New York head coach since Bill Parcells. He accomplished a lot last season. So did his team. Now let’s see what everyone does for the encore. Another MetLife quarterback, we know how far this kid can go. In fact, we’re about to find out exactly how much punch Jones and Squon have and how far back the Giants are.
You know what Phil (The Thrill) Mickelson didn’t do the other day?
As much as Billy Walters says in his new book, The Gambler, he denies he’s been gambling and losing money for years.
Do you know what else he didn’t deny?
All he said was that he had never actually placed a bet.
What a guy
Well, at least we know why he almost slipped off the Prince’s money-going disc.
He’s definitely lucky to have him on the squad tournament known as the LIV Tour.
But then, aren’t we all?
At least Brian Cashman was right about Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge.
But if Steinbrenner’s son had given the two of them nearly $700 million to throw, you and I could have signed them.
Even if Matt Olson could play half the games at Yankee Stadium, he’d probably only hit about 70 home runs this season.
Do you know who Steve Cohen should turn to for advice more than ever?
Cal and Stanford are about to move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, but they probably would have moved to the Moon if the money was right.
It’s starting to look like there might be a Big 20 before the Big 10 is over.
They called boxing the red light district of sports.
Now it’s college football and NFL greed is starting to look like the church.
The pinnacle of the men’s US Open ends with Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic facing off again in the final.
Somehow, this Open marks exactly 20 years since Andy Roddick became the last American to win a major.
My friend Barry Stanton points out that the Jets were out of the Super Bowl as long as the Rangers were out of the Stanley Cup until Messier came to town.
And moving on to the Stauntons topic,
Giancarlo just crossed home plate against the Astros.
What you’ll know when this season ends:
An injury to the Yankees would be a card of acquittal for general managers and coaches.
By the way, every time social media follows Boone again, I suspect they all think he’s the one who chose these sides.
The contract with the Yankees in 2023 is as follows.
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Even nudging their way to the third wild card in the American League doesn’t do justice to this roster composition.
When did we set the bar there with the New York Yankees?
Jon Angelos is to the Baltimore Orioles what James L. Dolan is to the Knicks.
As for our Knicks,
How many Villanova players will they sign before one of them becomes Jay Wright?
What happened to Kylie?