Tag:Jarvis Moss
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:18 am

Good news: Tebow better than Eli to start career

Amazingly, it could be worse for Tim Tebow(Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Broncos' Tim Tebow will face the Oakland Raiders in the Black Hole Sunday. Not ideal circumstances for a young quarterback coming off a horrific performance last week. In fact, depending on how he plays, this could be the 2010 first-round pick's last chance at a starting gig this season. First-year coach John Fox, who inherited Tebow from Josh McDaniels, doesn't seem particularly thrilled with any of his options at quarterback, and more than anything, he sounds tired of answering questions about Tebow.

“The goofy thing is, it’s almost like if he doesn’t have success it will be anybody’s fault but his. It’s almost that kind of polarizing thing,” Fox told the Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer last week. “They’ll say it could be his supporting cast, or the type of plays. At the end of the day, we are what we are. We’re doing everything we can to win, and we’re finding out about a young quarterback, good, bad or indifferent.”

This comes days after an anonymous Lions defender called Tebow "embarrassing" and "a joke." But not everybody thinks the former Heisman winner is a sideshow and a pushover.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson, the man who gave up a first- and (likely) a second-round pick for Carson Palmer, isn't taking Tebow lightly.

“He came in here last year and played really well, and I expect he’ll come here again with the same thought,” he said, via the Oakland Tribune. “The guy has talent. I’ve never questioned that. He can throw. He can run. And he’s on the opposing team, so we have to do everything that we can to get him under control.”

Raiders defensive end Jarvis Moss was also asked about Tebow, his former teammate at Florida.

"He’s a good athlete, man,” Moss said. “He’s a strong dude. He can definitely hurt you with his legs.”

The phrase "damning with faint praise" immediately comes to mind but Moss is right: Tebow isn't much of a passer, despite that being a big part of the job description. But former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, who now works for NFL Network, made this comparison on Sunday's NFL GameDay Morning: Eli Manning vs. Tebow through their first five NFL games.

Wins-Losses: Manning, 0-5; Tebow, 2-3
Completion percentage: Manning, 44.4; Tebow, 48.3
Passing yards per game: Manning, 126.4; Tebow, 196.8
TD-INT ratio: Manning, 3-7; Tebow, 7-4
Passer rating: Manning, 44.8; Tebow 74.8

So there's your silver lining, Broncos fans. Of course, Denver has other issues -- the offensive line and defense chief among them.

Either way, Warner says not to panic. "I think the verdict is yet to be determined (on Tebow), I think everybody needs to relax," he said.

Warren Sapp, Warner's NFL Network colleague, couldn't help but ask: "Were those really Eli's numbers?"

After a loss to the Lions last week, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos look to rebound as they prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Jason Horowitz and NFL.com's Pat Kirwan preview this matchup, Watch the game at 4:05 PM ET on CBS.

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Posted on: November 24, 2010 6:28 pm

Hot Routes 11.24.10 giving thanks for football

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Will the Jets be able to re-sign both Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes after the season?

This just hasn’t been Atari Bigby’s year. After sitting out most of the season with an ankle injury, the Packers safety is now battling a bad hamstring.

The Ravens will wear their black jerseys against the Bucs, but much to the chagrin of “people with too much time and not enough on their mind”, they won’t confirm what color their pants will be.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the NFLPA this week sent out lockout warnings to leaders of communities that have NFL teams.

The Bengals signed another talented cornerback this week. (Talented, but, unfortunately, non-accomplished.)

Ndamukong Suh apologized to Cowboys running back Marion Barber for pulling his hair. Then Suh offered to trade his snack pack in exchange for Barber’s apple juice and string cheese.

Al Davis is up to his old tricks: the Raiders signed ex-Bronco Jarvis Moss this week.

Randy Moss spent Tuesday passing out turkeys to more than 70 West Virginian families.

Mike Singletary is on the hot seat in San Francisco. Eric Branch of the Press Democrat kindly points out that Singletary faces the coach-killing Packers on December 5.

LaDainian Tomlinson says Mark Sanchez is the reason he’s a Jet.

In honor of facing Tom Cable and the Raiders, Tony Sparano is holding off on a quarterback decision until Sunday.

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Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:04 pm

Broncos cut former first-round pick

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Broncos finally have had enough of former-first round pick LB Jarvis Moss. As the Denver Post reported today, the organization announced it has released him.

Moss has been underwhelming since Denver chose him with the 17th pick of the 2007 Draft. In the 28 games he’s played in the past four seasons, he’s started only once (his rookie season), and he’s accumulated 3.5 sacks (none since 2008).

Moss Moss was supposed to help take over the post vacated by LB Elvis Dumervil when Dumervil tore his pectoral muscle in early August. But Moss broke his hand in training camp, and he never broke through to the starting lineup, and in the end, he only accumulated five tackles in nine games.

“He’s been a great kid for us, done everything we asked him to do. It just hasn’t been a perfect fit,” coach Josh McDaniels said. “Hopefully he can find a place that will be a better fit and suits what can do.”

LB Robert Ayers, another Broncos first-round pick, is close to returning from a broken foot, but let this be known: he hasn’t been stellar in his career so far either. In 20 games as a pro, he’s produced 1.5 sacks and 38 tackles. Still, he’s got better numbers than Moss and, since he was drafted in 2009, there’s still time to help him turn around his career.

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Posted on: August 6, 2010 2:55 pm

Jarvis Moss breaks his hand in practice

Posted by Will Brinson

Things are not going, ahem, "well" for Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos thus far in the 2010 preseason.

As Josh noted Thursday evening , the team's depth is depleting by the day, and it's virtually impossible to replace Elvis Dumervil's production.

Jarvis Moss was supposed to at least help with the latter, but he too has been injured. Broncos' Rapid Report Lee Rasizer reported earlier that he left practice with a trainer examining his right hand, and now it's been confirmed that he broke the appendage and will likely require surgery and a cast, but should be able to play.

So, that's some good news, I suppose. Although when "Hey, our backup linebacker ONLY broke his hand and might still be able to play!" is second on your optimism depth chart behind, "Hey, look, our third-string quarterback's shoes are selling for $1,000 on eBay !" it's safe to say that your season isn't going swimmingly.

(Although it's probably worth pointing out that, via Rasizer again, rookie wideout Demaryius Thomas has looked superb in camp. So there's always that.)

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