Tag:Darrelle Revis
Posted on: September 29, 2010 2:45 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2010 6:58 pm

Givin' Em the Business: Idiot kickers

Posted by Will Brinson

Givin Em the Business recognizes all the people that annoyed you from the week that was in football. Feel free to provide nominations either in the comments or by yelling at us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) .

Rank Who Why


Garrett Hartley
As someone who picked the Falcons upset the Saints and eventually to win the Super Bowl (yeah, I'll be reminding you until their next loss), I love Hartley for helping me look good. But as someone who loves his job yet wishes he could get paid six (or more) figures to swing his leg back and forth and kick a football 29-yards through a really wide gap between two poles, well, Garrett Hartley, you are a total loser.


Shaun Smith
The story of Shaun Smith and his affinity for grabbing other men's junk has been fairly well chronicled over the past few weeks. But not well enough -- if there's a guy out there who plays football for a living and spends most of his time amidst other piles of men and he just so happens to frequently punch/yank/grab/pull/etc other man parts, well, he needs to be fined. Or sent to jail or Singapore or something. Last I checked, "given 'em the business" is like three life terms there.


Jay Cutler
The Packers deserve some blame for an ugly Monday night game, but look to the left at this picture -- it is Jay Cutler, in the words of the guys at KSK, acting "triumphant after throwing [a] masterful pass interference penalty." And that accurately describes the CUTBRAH and the Bears this season, except they're somehow 3-0, which makes them eleventy billion time more insufferable.


Mike Singletary
You know what? I've always thought Singletary is a good coach, but that's mainly because he does really funny stuff 50 percent of the time and spends the other 50 percent of the time yelling at his players in a manner that causes them to respond. But it might be time to stop blaming other people (Jimmy Raye) and just admit that Singletary is at fault with the Niners failure.


Dez Bryant's Dinner
t's not like spending $54,000 is even a big deal. Seriously, people. Once you start blogging for a living, you make it rain with 55 GRRR at least once a week. (It's because living in a basement and not paying for pants is secretly the most genius money-saver of all-time.) Anyway, who cares about this dinner. Why are we wasting all of our time talking about it? It's funny. They're rich. He's young. WHAT-EVER ... just let's end this so no one ever has to hear Herm Edwards talking about the limits ($1,500?!?!) on his credit cards again.


Jimmy Clausen
It became infinitely easier to hate on Clausen when he appeared to have a Power Glove and/or mittens on. After all, the last Panthers quarterback to sport Mittens? David Carr. Not a good precedent to set for the rookie. But then you see the entrance he made (pointing to the crowd, jumping through smoke) and compare it to the exit and you have to think that maybe he could really work on humility a little bit more, you know?


Darrelle Revis
The Jets keep winning ... without him. Which is bizarre, considering he's by far their best player, and annoying, considering we spent the entire offseason debating how much he's worth as a premier cornerback since he decided to hold out and act like the Jets couldn't live without him. Now he's not practicing again, and might not play this weekend, which just makes it all that much more obnoxious that we held our breath for so long.


Marcus McNeill
Welcome back, guy! Good thing you decided to hold out, because, boy, did you really show A.J. Smith what-for. Not only did you manage to not play a large portion of the season, but you also managed to lose a ton of money and end up playing this year for nothing!


Lovie Smith
Yup, picking on someone else who is 3-0. That's because Lovie's coaching decisions thus far this year are completely inexplicable. It's one thing to be "aggressive" when it comes to making fourth down decisions, it's another thing to be "completely idiotic." Lovie's been the latter at least two (and maybe) three times this season, eschewing a field goal that would tie the game -- twice! -- in favor of trying to extend a red zone drive. Lucking out with a win after whiffing those can't last forever.


Sebastian Janikowski
Eh, why not bookend this week's edition with kickers? It was that kind of week after all. The weird thing is that Janikowski said he felt better than ever while warming up against the Cardinals. Clearly he was wrong about something, because he ended up whiffing a game-winner from inside 35-yards which, if you have the biggest leg in the NFL and just happen to be the highest-paid kicker in the league, is the most inexcusable thing you can possibly do.

Posted on: September 29, 2010 1:56 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2010 3:13 pm

Big names not practicing today

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We told you the other day that Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) probably wouldn’t play this Sunday vs. Buffalo but that LB Calvin Pace – who’s missed the entire season so far with a foot injury – might have a chance to do so.

But as Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman writes, neither participated in practice today as both worked with the team’s conditioning staff.

But there was some good news from Jets practice.

In a successful prank, QB Mark Sanchez walked up behind offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and yanked down his shorts. Where I come from, we called that “a shank,” though curiously my wife grew up calling it a “rip down.”

While we’re talking about big-name players who aren’t practicing today, Baltimore’s Ray Rice (knee contusion) also isn’t participating. But here at the Facts & Rumors blog, we hate bringing you bad practice news without some good news. So, here it is: OT Jared Gaither (back) practiced for the first time since Aug. 5, writes the Baltimore Sun.

UPDATE (1:57 p.m.):
Dealing with this yanking-down-the-shorts issue, I issued an instant Twitter poll to see what other people called it.

Some interesting answers, including “Pants’d” and “Dropdrawls” and, by far the most popular answer, “Drooping" (that must be a Cincinnati thing).

One guy said his buddies called it “free ballin,” and when it happened, everybody in the vicinity started singing, “Free Ballin’” to the tune of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin.’” Which is pretty awesome.

My favorite response, though, came from @nvanholt. “I call it hilarious.” Great point.

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Posted on: September 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Revis likely out; Pace could be back

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Revis It doesn’t sound like Jets CB Darrelle Revis will play next Sunday vs. the Bills, but in some good news, it appears that LB Calvin Pace might see the field. 

Not playing Revis makes sense. The Bills QB situation is pretty ghastly – even with Buffalo releasing Trent Edwards today – and I wouldn’t expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to challenge New York’s secondary enough for the Jets to feel Revis’ absence. Plus, with a hamstring injury, the team will be extra cautious with Revis so this doesn’t become a long-term problem.

“He’s moving around better and he feels better,” Ryan told reporters, including the New York Post. “But you almost have to be 100 percent to play corner or you’re going to be facing this the whole season.”

Pace Pace, meanwhile, has missed all three games after breaking his foot in the preseason. But Ryan said Pace could return to practice Wednesday.

In Pace’s place, Jason Taylor has received much more playing time at outside linebacker than he originally might have expected.

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Posted on: September 26, 2010 10:19 am

Hot Routes 09.24.10: where's our dinner, Ocho?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- Chad Ochocinco, as has become his wont, hosted 85 Charlotte diners/strangers at a steakhouse Saturday in Charlotte. One estimate said the bill might have been about $5,500.

- Today will be another big day for Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. With Darrelle Revis out of action, somebody has to be accountable for Dolphins playmaking WR Brandon Marshall. For better or worse, that person will be Cromartie.

- Indianapolis WR Pierre Garcon did not travel with his teammates to Denver today. Along with Anthony Gonzalez, also out for today’s game, the Indianapolis WR corps has taken a big hit.

- Patriots DB Bret Lockett was arrested early Saturday morning outside of a club in Providence and charged with failure to move and disorderly conduct. Good news for New England: Lockett is on IR anyway and isn’t eligible to play this season.

- A nice story here on the hell Dolphins TE Kellen Winslow puts himself through so he can play. One reason he does so: he’s scared of failure.

- A New York Jets fan named Lynda Fowles has a message for Braylon Edwards: smarten up, and next time, call a taxi. The reason Fowles is relevant to this discussion: she’s been paralyzed from the chest down since 1977 after she was in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

- Starting today in Carolina will be nothing new for QB Jimmy Clausen. He was in a similar situation at Notre Dame – a young QB and a bad team.

- Looks like Tony Dungy finally got around to visiting the Jets. The organization confirmed Dungy met with coach Rex Ryan, but declined to release any other details. Apparently, Dungy will talk about it on TV today. Hopefully, you can contain yourself until then.

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Posted on: September 22, 2010 3:24 pm

Revis out Sunday against Dolphins

Posted by Will Brinson

Darrelle Revis, the most talked about NFL player this offseason, will not play on Sunday against the Dolphins, coach Rex Ryan said on Wednesday.

"We felt that we might as well let you know now that Revis is not where he can play," Ryan said. "He's itching to get back to playing, but it's too risky a proposition to get him back out there."

Revis, dealing with an injured hamstring before the Jets played the Patriots in Week 2, re-injured himself while getting torched by Randy Moss on a Patriots touchdown.

Revis' absence didn't help the Jets against the Pats, but Antonio Cromartie's athleticism matched up well with Moss and enabled the Jets to take their division rivals down.

Whether or not Cromartie can do the same damage against Brandon Marshall -- a more physical receiver than Moss -- remains to be seen. But clearly, Revis' injury is problematic enough that the Jets are willing to rule him out for the game this early in the week and risk taking on the Dolphins without the help of their best player.

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:37 pm

Cromartie fires up the Jets

A. Cromartie picks off a T. Brady pass last Sunday (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Darrelle Revis on the bench with a strained hamstring, the man who’s had a so-so season so far (the Hard Knocks moment where he seemed to struggle to remember his kids’ names, the struggle to cover the Ravens receivers in Revis’ absence in Week 1, the 66-yard interception return against Baltimore’s Joe Flacco) was the one who helped inspire his team to victory against the Patriots.

That’d be Antonio Cromartie, who, according to the NY Daily News, delivered a halftime speech last Sunday in which he said it was time for the Jets to start correcting their mistakes.

From the story:

Cromartie first pointed the finger at himself. He had been as guilty as anyone else, giving up a 6-yard touchdown to Wes Welker by inexplicably playing off coverage near the end zone.

Then, the former Pro Bowler demanded that his teammates in the secondary raise their game. Brady had carved them up for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Cromartie, frankly, was fed up.

"The front seven was doing a hell of a job applying pressure," Cromartie told the Daily News. "Everything bad that happened was happening on the back end. We made a few mistakes and had a little miscommunication. I felt like we weren't holding up our end."

What made the sermon even more effective: Cromartie isn’t known as a fire-and-brimstone kind of guy. And it sounds like the speech he made was calmly delivered.

But obviously, it worked. After Brady had such a good first half, he finished with only 244 yards and two interceptions, and the Patriots were shut out in the second half. Cromartie, who had an interception, played a big role in it.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 6:07 pm

Revis out of Pats game with hamstring injury

Posted by Will Brinson

Darrelle Revis left the Patriots game following a ridiculous one-handed touchdown catch by Randy Moss and will not return to the game, the Jets announced in the third quarter.

Revis' hamstring was bothering him coming into the game and after Moss beat him for the TD, he pulled up a little lame and went to the locker room. Now it appears as if he won't return.

That puts Antonio Cromartie on Randy Moss -- which is one of the most ridiculously/freakishly athletic matchups you could possibly compose. One would think, however, that Moss would have the advantage and that the Patriots would quickly test him.

They did, but Tom Brady overthrew Moss and Cro picked off a deep ball just short of the Jets end zone.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 5:47 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2010 5:52 pm

Randy Moss' 150th career TD is obscene

Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday, Randy Moss became the fourth player in NFL history with 150 touchdowns. And he did it in typical Randy Moss form, making an absolutely bananas one-handed catch on a Tom Brady bomb where Darrelle Revis had him blanketed in the end zone. (Revis, by the way, hurt his hamstring again after getting torched by the Freak.)

Moss joins Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson in an incredibly elite group of players who found the end zone an incredible number of times during their career. The screen shot above is pure awesomeness, but watch the video below to understand just how valuable Moss, even at his age, really is; the silly athleticism goes without saying.

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