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Kevin O'Connell, team captain?

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that reserve quarterback Kevin O’Connell, who was acquired by the Jets via trade with the Lions after being waived by the Pats only a year after entering the league as a third-round draft pick, will be named a team captain for Sunday’s game against New England.

Seriously.

O’Connell will serve as the emergency quarterback.  He’ll play only if Mark Sanchez and Kellen Clemens get knocked out of the game.  (That said, O’Connell may enter the game in the fourth quarter, without preventing the Jets from using either of the other two signal-callers.)

Glazer also reports that Jets coaches grilled O’Connell all week, and that they got useful information regarding the Pats’ strategies for picking up blitzes.

So maybe O’Connell didn’t get the honor for anything he’ll do on the field, but because of his contributions in the meeting room.

Or maybe Captain Lou Albano is trying to further mess with the man he likely regards as the NFL’s version of Classy Freddie Blassie.

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13 Responses to “Kevin O'Connell, team captain?”
  1. tryfe says: Sep 20, 2009 12:20 PM

    Wow; you have got to be kidding me.

  2. ZombiePatriot says: Sep 20, 2009 12:22 PM

    I just hope O’Connell sticks around in NY for a while. It would suck if they bring him in, pump him for information and then dump him.

  3. BuffaloStampede says: Sep 20, 2009 12:24 PM

    THAT is freakin’ hilarious!

  4. PirateFreedom says: Sep 20, 2009 12:26 PM

    ideal scout team QB.
    the pats gave a game ball to a backup for imitating Manning one SB run and he didn’t play in the game

  5. BornSlippy says: Sep 20, 2009 12:27 PM

    Jets should be sincerely embarrased by these busch leauge antics

  6. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 20, 2009 12:27 PM

    At this point I think the people of New York would rather the team be named the New Jersey Jets….or better yet….the Newark Jets.

  7. ninjaneer says: Sep 20, 2009 12:27 PM

    “So maybe O’Connell didn’t get the honor for anything he’ll do on the field, but because of his contributions in the meeting room, or maybe Captain Lou Albano is trying to further mess with the man he likely regards as the NFL’s version of Classie Freddy Blassie.”
    I vote both…Lou Albano…lmao

  8. RogerSucks says: Sep 20, 2009 12:29 PM

    In that case, Who is Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka?

  9. stanjam says: Sep 20, 2009 12:31 PM

    This is because the Jets give more credence to subversion and unerhanded tactics than they do hard work and effort.

  10. HarrisonHits says: Sep 20, 2009 12:31 PM

    Too funny. These guys are stretching for every little tee hee hee thing they can do to make themselves feel good. Seems pretty pathetic to me.
    Even funnier will be when O’Connell is cut after this week and goes from captain to cya later.

  11. subadai says: Sep 20, 2009 12:37 PM

    Sheesus!
    Do the Jets realize this is NOT the superbowl? This kind of behavior is a classic hallmark of a second-rate, two-bit, also-ran organization.
    I’ve always kind of liked Rex Ryan, but he is quickly becoming my least favorite coach and the Jets my least favorite team. I mean I really get the idea that Ryan and the Jets are behaving like those two douchebags who got eaten by the tiger in the zoo a couple of years ago after they threw shit at it. I mean what the hell do they expect?
    I think that Brady and Moss are going to shove a heaping helping of ass-whup down their throats.

  12. Dawn says: Sep 20, 2009 12:46 PM

    Kevin O’Connell was released only one year after being drafted. Since the Patriots didn’t have the patience to groom him for another year or two, that must mean his retention skills aren’t all that great.
    Besides, hasn’t it occurred to the Jets that Belichick is taking into account that they’ll be grilling him for information?

  13. Richm2256 says: Sep 20, 2009 6:30 PM

    ZombiePatriot says:
    September 20, 2009 12:22 PM
    I just hope O’Connell sticks around in NY for a while. It would suck if they bring him in, pump him for information and then dump him.
    Any true Patriots fan hopes – and knows – that O’Connoll will be a footnote in tomorrow’s transaction listings, when he’s cut loose by the Jets and dumped for dead by the side of the NFL road, as well as he should be.
    Dude whored himself out to a division rival specifically knowing it was because of what he knew about the Pat’s, not because of any talent he has. He doesn’t deserve another paycheck for that. Being the whore that he is, he’ll most likely peddle his services to the Dolphins, who will use him just like the Jets did.
    “Sure Kevin, we’ll respect you in the morning”.

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