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Free Agency Follies

Free agency has opened in the NFL, but someone forgot to tell my New York teams.

The Giants have resigned Aaron Ross, a cornerback they drafted a few years back, then lost in last year's free agency. Otherwise they seem to be asleep. They just lost Kenny Phillips, their starting safety. Phillips has been hurt a lot, and last year his replacement Stevie Brown outplayed him, but when he was healthy he was staunch against the run. The G-Men have also have Osi on the free agent market, though so far no one has signed him, so maybe he will be back.

The Jets... don't get me started about the Jets. So far they have lost their starting RB, their best TE, a solid part of the defensive line rotation, both starting safeties. And rumors persist that they are about to trade Darrelle Revis, their best player. The Jets finished 6-10 last year, fired their GM, and brought in a new one. They kept Rex Ryan, which I think was good... Rex has only had one bad season in his four with Gang Green, and has proved himself to be a good coach... but this new GM seems to be setting him up to fail. The Jets were 6-10 last year, but instead of improving, it appears they are aiming for the number one overall draft choice in 2014. You can't win games without players. If the Jets crash and burn next year, Rex will get the blame, but Vince Lombardi could return from the dead and he still wouldn't win a game with the roster the new management is handing Ryan.

Pfui, I say.

Oh, and the Patriots... what a vile thing is Evil Little Bill. The way he treated Wes Welker is disgraceful. Man has absolutely no loyalty to anyone. Watch and see, when Tom Brady's talents start to fade -- and they will, it happens to all of them -- Evil Little Bill will ship him out as well.



Mar. 16th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: football
Cowboys are called America's Team because they used to be on national television often. And it helped that they won SB's and were led by Staubach who served in Nam. The nickname has nothing to do with American history or geography, and today it serves no merit since you can watch each team anywhere in the country. It's just a retro nickname that people like to say, like George's NY Football Giants.

And I was born in S. Philly raised in Marlton. I can understand THE BIRDS being used locally but not nationally, such as this forum. One thing I will never understand is why people from Kensington call the Eagles the Iggles.

Edited at 2013-03-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
Michael Conrad
Mar. 18th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: football
Iggles are a term of endearment, dating back to the pre-Reid era when they couldn't get out of their own way, sort of like the Bungles/Bengals. Come to think of it, the Reid era ended much the same way so....whatever. I'm from Chester and Upper Darby but I've heard that term all over. As for the Dallas Brokebacks, yes I was aware of why they are called that, I just hate it. Good talking to ya there Nath Joisey. Go Birds!
Mar. 21st, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: football
C'mon coz Marlton is SOUTH Jersey. I'm 30 min from the Walt Whitman. We have Wawa's, 94 WIP, the Inquirer... across the Delaware River too.


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