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Rob Gronkowski: Patriots working out quietly, unlike other teams

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As the lockout wears on, some teams have gathered for well-publicized, player-organized team workouts. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski says the Patriots are working as hard as anyone. They’re just not working hard at bringing attention to themselves.

“We’ve been doing everything, but we’re on the down-low,” Gronkowski told Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “[Others teams] may go to the media, acting like they’re some of the only teams doing it, but we’re working hard out here too. We’re just keeping it low.”

It’s hard not to think that Gronkowski was referring to the “Jets West” camp that quarterback Mark Sanchez organized, which has drawn a lot of media attention. Gronkowski seems to think working out quietly is the better approach. (Of course, working out really quietly would mean not talking about it at all.)

“We are intense. The workouts are insane,” Gronkowski said. “We’ve been getting after it hard. I feel great right now, ready to go.”

Gronkowski wouldn’t say which teammates have been participating, although Reiss reports that quarterback Tom Brady has been working out mostly on the West Coast, and that if the lockout lasts a long time some of the Patriots’ receivers may head west to work with him.

I have a feeling that camp would draw a healthy dose of media attention.

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  1. captainwisdom8888 says: May 11, 2011 3:22 PM

    This defines oxymoronic.

  2. broncfanor says: May 11, 2011 3:24 PM

    Umm isn’t this going to the press and announcing your working out?

  3. canadianvikingfaniii says: May 11, 2011 3:24 PM

    If it wasn’t for the lockout the Jets would have already won the superbowl.

  4. quadryismail says: May 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    Whatever they’re doing, one could be assured they are finding a way to cheat at it!

  5. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2011 3:27 PM

    Tut tut, Rob. Remember what happened the last time one of the Pasts opened his mouth? You don’t? He’s a refresher: he got benched, laid out, and embarrassed at home, while his teamates folded like wet paper.

  6. skoobyfl says: May 11, 2011 3:27 PM

    The Pats are filming other teams’s workouts as well, just for their personal records of course.

  7. usher716 says: May 11, 2011 3:28 PM

    That’s weird, a tight end scoring on Donte Whitner?

  8. shinywalrus says: May 11, 2011 3:28 PM

    Only a true Patriot could claim moral superiority against those “other teams [that] go to the media” about their workouts while…well, going to the media to talk about their workouts.

  9. bengalsown says: May 11, 2011 3:29 PM

    And now he has gone to the media, just like everyone else.

    Hypocrite

  10. ampats says: May 11, 2011 3:29 PM

    Thats the “Patriot Way”

    Jets West camp is being held at Mission Viejo High School so after practice Mark sanchez and friends can cruise the halls and hang with the junior and senior girls.

    Brady’s passing camp will be held without live media coverage that will only be seen through the telescope lenses of the papparazzi in LA.

  11. citizenstrange says: May 11, 2011 3:30 PM

    We are intense
    The workouts are insane
    We’ve been getting after it hard
    I feel great right now, ready to go
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jesus, it sounds like Gronkowski is quoting the lame lyrics to a Black Eyed Peas song or something.

  12. CKL says: May 11, 2011 3:32 PM

    Annnnnnddd Gronk just brought it OUT from the down low. Though to be fair, Mayo has discussed t a bit also
    I wonder how many players on the Pats will be interested in providing non-required media access to those practices though. If they are as indoctrinated with their coach’s wishes as I think, probably not so much.

  13. rc33 says: May 11, 2011 3:36 PM

    Jets fans are funny.
    Here’s a refresher:

    They win nothing. They still never shut up.
    Losing 2 straight AFC Title games….and won’t get back again anytime soon.
    Laughingstocks.

  14. tjp2033 says: May 11, 2011 3:38 PM

    And they wonder why people hate the Patriots. All this we are better than everyone else. So you bring attention to yourself to show that you didn’t bring attention to yourself. Makes a lot of sense.

  15. mullwall412 says: May 11, 2011 3:40 PM

    Pats are weak. Write this down, Brady never gets another ring. NE fans better hope he doesn’t play 10 more years or hope he goes to LA when they get their team.

  16. thephantomstranger says: May 11, 2011 3:40 PM

    Sure, Rob.

  17. peytonwantsaflag says: May 11, 2011 3:41 PM

    this statement is almost as moronic as the inanities the Steelers usually spout – the jet-stream must be carrying the lead dust up to New England.

  18. seatown12 says: May 11, 2011 3:42 PM

    this is the stupidest and most hypocritical player interview ive seen in awhile but this is what we’re stuck with as long as NOTHING’S HAPPENING

  19. firerosenthalthebastard says: May 11, 2011 3:42 PM

    Haven’t heard anyone outside these well publicized OTA’s, and Rob Gronkowski, talk about how hard they are working

  20. robzar says: May 11, 2011 3:44 PM

    (J)ust(E)njoy(T)he(S)ummer Yets fans, ’cause your in for a painful Fall!

  21. cylondetector says: May 11, 2011 3:45 PM

    *Insert Generic Spygate Comment From Jealous Fan Of Often Beaten Rival*

  22. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2011 3:46 PM

    @rc33

    You mad we beat up your team, bro?

  23. spenicourt333 says: May 11, 2011 3:48 PM

    Wow! They must get this from their coach, Patriots always think they are better than everyone else and smarter.
    Lets see how smart they are when Tom Brady is no longer there…
    Will be Beli of old… like in Cleveland…

  24. kindbass says: May 11, 2011 3:50 PM

    ZOMG HE TALKED TO THE MEDIA ABOUT IT SO NOW HE’S A HYPOCRITE!! THE PATRIOTS ARE CHEATERS! HERP-A-DERP!!

  25. gregjennings85 says: May 11, 2011 3:58 PM

    “We’ve been doing everything, but we’re on the down-low,” Gronkowski told Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “[Others teams] may go to the media, acting like they’re some of the only teams doing it, but we’re working hard out here too. We’re just keeping it low.”
    _________________________________

    I mean, is this the greatest case of irony ever?

    _________________________________

    I alway keep things on the ‘down low’ by calling up the Boston Globe and telling them, so they’ll print it the paper.

    Straight up under the radar.

  26. hawkeye6 says: May 11, 2011 4:01 PM

    I like Gronkowski, but at this point he just joined the “not quietly working out” players of the NFL.

    The quiet ones are…well…not speaking to the media about it.

    Just saying.

  27. giggetygiggety says: May 11, 2011 4:04 PM

    Ok Rob……..what an idiot

  28. gregjennings85 says: May 11, 2011 4:11 PM

    Playoff record with Richard Seymour: 14-3

    Playoff record without Richard Seymour: 0-2

    Rings won with Richard Seymour: THREE

    Rings won without Richard Seymour: ZERO
    ___________________________________

    From his wiki page:

    “2× First-team All-SEC (1999–2000)

    First-team All-America (2000)

    3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)

    6× Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010)

    3× First-team All-Pro (2003, 2004, 2005)

    Second-team All-Pro (2006)

    5× All-AFC selection (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team”
    ___________________________________

    Seymour = Underrated

    Brady = Overrated

  29. ampats says: May 11, 2011 4:14 PM

    nyjalleffenday,

    Congratulations ! Yes, the Jets beat the Patriots in the playoffs which made the Jets the Champions of :

    1) Super Bowl
    2) AFC
    3) AFC East
    4) ?

    Just let us know so the Jets get their proper due.

    From a historical perspective for the NY Jets, these are the correct answers

    1) 1969 and 42 years and counting since
    2) Never but did win the AFL in 1968
    3) 2 times in past twenty years
    4) Every September

  30. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2011 4:16 PM

    @gregjennings

    Richard Seymour is a weird name for a camcorder.

  31. jpak12 says: May 11, 2011 4:18 PM

    lol at the people on here…..

    He was asked if any of the Patriot players had been working out together because no one heard anything about if any Pats players had started training together, he answered yes. Then explained that the reason no one knew of the workouts is because unlike other teams they didnt go and make an announcement about it. He didn’t imply working out quietly is better like MDS states to get more comments. He just didnt see the reasoning in having an announcement to tell everyone unless asked.

    This wasn’t Rob holding a press conference to say we have been working out quietly, he was being interviewed and was asked if there had been any working out among Patriots players because no one heard about any.

    Really people use some logic….

  32. steelerlady43 says: May 11, 2011 4:19 PM

    So i’ll post it again….

    nyjalleffingday says:
    May 11, 2011 3:46 PM
    @rc33

    You mad we beat up your team, bro

    And my Steelers beat your team up bro…no Superbowl for you once again!!!

  33. ampats says: May 11, 2011 4:21 PM

    PS,

    In the 45 year Super Bowl history

    Super Bowl Appearances:

    “New York” Jets 1
    New England Pats 6

    Congratulations again on the 28-21 victory !

  34. peytonwantsaflag says: May 11, 2011 4:22 PM

    I’m thinking Gronkowski could teach the Navy Seals a thing or two about stealthiness.

  35. unbreakable02215 says: May 11, 2011 4:30 PM

    JPAK12…THANK YOU!

    You people make me wanna stick a pencil in my
    eyyyyyyyyyye !

    The media SOUGHT HIM OUT. ASKED HIM
    ABOUT IT FOR GODS SAKE !!!

    AHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!

    WHEN’S THIS #(%@(r% LOCKOUT GONNA
    END ??????????????? !!!!!

    LOL.

  36. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2011 4:32 PM

    @grampspats

    Congratulations, you were humiliated by a team that hasn’t seen the Super Bowl for 42 years! MVP looked like a girl for the whole world to see. Take a seat.

    @steelerlady43

    Yeah I know, but I’m not mad about it. The team is still young. Now hush, I’m trolling the Pasts fans…

  37. rad312 says: May 11, 2011 4:38 PM

    The blind hatred of the Patriots is amazing…..

    Reiss contacted Gronk as Gronk was involved local charity work and asks about organized workouts. He assures Reiss that workouts are taking place and players are working hard.

    Gronk makes a throw-away comment about not advertising the workouts…..and everyone jumps on it as an opportunity start another round of hatred of the Patriots…….

  38. steelerlady43 says: May 11, 2011 4:50 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    May 11, 2011 4:32 PM
    @grampspats

    Congratulations, you were humiliated by a team that hasn’t seen the Super Bowl for 42 years! MVP looked like a girl for the whole world to see. Take a seat.

    @steelerlady43

    Yeah I know, but I’m not mad about it. The team is still young. Now hush, I’m trolling the Pasts fans…

    Ok so that made me LOL for sure…say please hush and i’ll think about it! ;)

  39. diehardskinsfan21 says: May 11, 2011 4:53 PM

    I hate the Patriots. The only way they have ever won anything was by cheating, and I don’t think they will ever win anything ever again. Bellisuck is too much of an egomaniac.

  40. chubbsmcgee says: May 11, 2011 4:58 PM

    I’m sure Gronkowski is talking about teams like the Saints. Drew Brees seems like a good guy, but the media enjoys slurping him and he enjoys being slurped. That is why the Saints training meets get so much attention; he and/or his agent make sure that multiple media outlets know when and where they are training and that Brees organized it. He loves having people fawn over him. The thing is, there are many, many other players who do the same type of stuff without feeling the need to have someone constantly patting them on the back, rubbing their bellies and telling them they are special.

  41. gregjennings85 says: May 11, 2011 5:04 PM

    nyjalleffingday :

    “@gregjennings

    Richard Seymour is a weird name for a camcorder.”

    ______________________________

    Pure gold.

  42. kingjoe1 says: May 11, 2011 5:10 PM

    Oh stop with this we are better because we are humble crap. It is tiring and not working for the Pats any longer. Can’t wait until Mallet starts chirping and splits the team when Brady starts off poorly. TB’s focus has shifted to life after football and really has a few above average years left.

  43. kingjamsi says: May 11, 2011 5:24 PM

    We are intense
    The workouts are insane
    We’ve been getting after it hard
    I feel great right now, ready to go
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jesus, it sounds like Gronkowski is quoting the lame lyrics to a Black Eyed Peas song or something.

    ————-
    I Lol’ed

  44. tdk24 says: May 11, 2011 5:36 PM

    Some team that takes full advantage of the other teams not working out is going to get a lucky Lombardi trophy next february. There may be an asterisk next to it, but who cares. 12-21-12 is right around the corner, take what you can get now. It could be the ultimate “going out on top”! LOL

  45. ampats says: May 11, 2011 5:37 PM

    nyjalleffenday,

    I am glad to hear that you think losing by 1 touchdown 28-21 is humilation.

    I would think losing 42-3 on MNF is more in line with your statement.

    Did someone hack into your account and steal your screen name because I never remember your comments being so ignorant.

    I think playing with your Dolphins commenters would suit you better than attacking a team that has accomplished more than your team has achieved makes you look rather sad.

    Once again since you NEVER answered the question ,

    What did the Jets win last year ?

  46. asox says: May 11, 2011 5:37 PM

    You have to actually read the article-it’s not like he went running to the press:

    Gronkowski initially declined to speak with a reporter following a charity basketball game Tuesday night.

    But when pressed as he exited Needham High’s gymnasium after a feel-good event, the personable Gronkowski relented, acknowledging that anywhere from 10 to 15 players have been working out together in Massachusetts.

  47. ribruschi54 says: May 11, 2011 5:41 PM

    Of all the stupid comments I’ve heard about the pats. Brady=overrated has to be the dumbest.

  48. kindbass says: May 11, 2011 5:42 PM

    @diehardskinsfan21

    Die hard skins fan? Good luck with that.

  49. tjacks7 says: May 11, 2011 5:45 PM

    Not anymore, jackass.

  50. kindbass says: May 11, 2011 5:48 PM

    The whole “the Patriots are better because they’re so professional and humble” thing was created by the MEDIA, not the Patriots. The Patriots don’t write articles about themselves, people.

  51. rushmatic says: May 11, 2011 5:53 PM

    Anyone who disagrees can go GRONK themselves.

    Just kidding, it’s definitely an oxymoron.

    Go Pats!

  52. bfridley says: May 11, 2011 5:57 PM

    A Patriot bragging about how much attention he’s NOT getting… HAH!

  53. trickbunny says: May 11, 2011 6:02 PM

    “[Others teams] may go to the media, acting like they’re some of the only teams doing it, but we’re working hard out here too. We’re just keeping it low.” -Rob Gronkowski

    I think he meant…

    “Other teams may go to the media, acting like they’re some of the only teams doing it… but WE’RE the only team who’s doing it **and not talking about it**! Er.. until now, I mean…”

  54. kindbass says: May 11, 2011 6:05 PM

    @steelerlady-

    You should leave that kind of talk to the Packers fans.

  55. nyjalleffingday says: May 11, 2011 6:54 PM

    @ampats

    Ah my old nemesis, tweaking Pats fans is 10x more fun, the Dolphin fans are near-braindead. You lot also tend to be a lot more stuck up, and get butthurt when the dying “Patriot Way” comes under fire. I don’t even care about Spygate, it’s just hilarious how twisted in a knot you guys get over it.

    But alas! You kid yourself if you think the Pats weren’t humiliated. The Pats third touchdown came in poop time, after a thorough undressing by the Jets defense. Mark Sanchez looked like a superstar out there, and the confusion and agitation on the faces of Hoody and Brady were priceless. Nobody gave the Jets a shot, and not only did they win, they whipped ‘em. Did you see Braylon Edwards drag your two pro-bowl DB’s into the endzone with him? Think of that as a metaphor.

    And 45-3? Haha, 28-21 made that incredibly irrelevant. But oh how the mighty have fallen! Brag about those regular season Super Bowls. We have more, remember? ;)

    To answer your question, the Jets won the mantle of “Team to beat in the AFC East.” Keep winning the division, watching the Pasts fold in the postseason is priceless, and that only makes it funnier.

  56. jetsarestacked says: May 11, 2011 7:15 PM

    ampats

    you talked bunk on the jets all last season and it blew up in your face big time. the final score of the jets/pats playoff game wasnt at all indicative of the play on the field. the jets straight up dominated the pats in their backyard. it wasnt even close.

    as a jets fan i’m not even worried about the pats and their nonexistent defense. i’m worried about getting a top seed in the playoffs and hosting a game or two at home so we can final get to the superbowl.

  57. peanutbutter&jelly says: May 11, 2011 7:59 PM

    as much as i really,really hate the jets i would rather have the 1 superbowl win from 40+years ago than all the tainted superbowl appearances of the pats in the last decade.

  58. nepatriots128154 says: May 11, 2011 8:18 PM

    Nice MDS. You made it seem as though Gronkowski went to the media saying “we’re working out quietly, everybody!! Did you hear me!?!!”

    However, you forgot to mention the fact that Gronk only mentioned the workouts when pestered by reporters leaving a charity basketball game. He initially refused to speak, but then after reporters kept asking him he relented to working out with a few others.

    If your going to essentially rephrase Mike Reiss’ Patriot articles, at least include the whole story.

  59. ampats says: May 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    My Old Friends nyjetsalleffingday and jetsarestacked,

    I guess thats the difference between the NE Patriots fans and the Jets fans,

    Anything less than winning it all is considered failure while the Jets fans are ecstatic about making to the AFC Championship game only to get destroyed. But then again, when your team has not won anything in over 42 years you need something to celebrate.

    jetsarestacked, what are you basing your predictions on since 40 % of your starting O&D are currently free agents. Sorry,I forgot everyone wants to play for Rex.

    I am also guessing you both must be NY Mutt fans in baseball because every Yankee fan I know thinks the same way we do here in New England when it comes to winning Championships.Anything less than a World Championship is considered a failure.

    And now I must excuse myself as here in New England we still have two teams in other winter sports still competing for titles as your best hope may come as soon as October.And to think you have two teams in each sport that are done.

    I look forward to future conversations when we have real football to look forward to. If you know anything about the NFL, last year has nothing to do with what will happen this season especially with a roster filled with as many questions “today” as yours.

  60. elmoron says: May 11, 2011 9:29 PM

    ampats says: May 11, 2011 5:37 PM

    nyjalleffenday,
    Once again since you NEVER answered the question ,
    What did the Jets win last year ?
    —————————————————–
    Two out of three from the East “Champs”.

  61. ampats says: May 11, 2011 9:37 PM

    nyjalleffingday,

    I think Rex already declared the Jets the team to beat in 2010 but nothing wrong with repeating the same mistake .

    Please let me know where on the internet we can find that mantle or do we come to your house?

  62. skleech22 says: May 11, 2011 9:49 PM

    The Patriots should have asterisks by all their Super Bowl wins! The first being the *uck Rule! When the Raiders clinched the game in the snow. Second and third Superbowls when they were taping opponents! The Patriots had to cheat for their Super Bowls and now their fan base think they are the elite!! Talking down to all other fan bases!Funny how they have NOT done squat since being busted for taping!! PMSPATS keep thinking you are elite when the whole football nation views your franchise as arrogant cheating frauds!!!! Except for Jim Nantz……he’s staring at Tom Brady’s cologn picture!!!

  63. thefiesty1 says: May 11, 2011 11:13 PM

    They need to be working out more than the others since they ALMOST made it to the Super Bowl the last two years, uh, just like the Jets.

  64. nyjalleffingday says: May 12, 2011 1:27 AM

    @ampats

    You make all these bold statements and such about loser franchises, but you forget how much time the Patriots spent as one. 41 years without a Super Bowl or even an AFL title, about, if I recall correctly, and I do believe I do. Everybody knows that there were no Patriot fans before 2001. The Patriots franchise owes Tom Brady a big one.

    Have you prepared for life without Tom Brady? Do you think the Patriots will just stumble onto another QB like him? Hahaha. Isn’t it funny, that every time that Tom Brady fails, the Patriots fail alongside him? Have you not questioned why they haven’t won anything since Spygate? I imagine Tom Brady will have a wildly successful regular season, and then will immediately lose in the playoffs. Can’t wait for the Pats in the cellar again

  65. ampats says: May 12, 2011 8:49 AM

    nyjalleffinday,

    Sorry to correct you but the Pats won the AFC 25 years ago in 1986 and then again in 1995.

    I will agree with you that there are many more Pats fans since 2001 around the country but I can tell you that there are many fans like the Jets have win or lose.

    I expect more of you than spygate since the Pats won the AFC after Spygate only to lose in the SB to the team that has ruled NY/NJ football since eternity.

    As far as your statement that the Pats fail as Tom Brady goes, I believe it is called having a franchise QB who has won the league MVP 2 out of the last 4 seasons . One of those 4 seasons on IR.

    I would be interested to know how many Jets fans would rather have Mark Sanchez than TB as their QB? If someone actually says they would brings up the Forrest Gump line “stupid is as stupid does”

    The bigger issue is what could have been if BB remained HC of the NYJ in 2000 ?

    Lets hope we have football soon so we can see what we have on our rosters as the NYJ have alot of holes today (before FA).

    And as you know I must wish you a Happy 42nd !

    I understand your anger .

  66. steelerlady43 says: May 12, 2011 11:23 AM

    kindbass says:
    May 11, 2011 6:05 PM
    @steelerlady-

    You should leave that kind of talk to the Packers fans.

    Honeybass…Im certainly not a disgruntled Steelers fan after losing the SB to the Packers…they out played us, they deserved it and I honestly congratulate them on that well deserved win

    Im simply commenting to a Jets fan from a team who hasn’t won squat yet they still brag about ONE meaningless win…yet they have a coach that says his Jets would have beat the Packers…well if you can’t get thru the Steelers..you weren’t even close to beating the Packers…..just sayin. I would say Steelers actually have bragging rights…

  67. nyjalleffingday says: May 12, 2011 12:01 PM

    @ampats

    Yeah, nice Super Bowl APPEARANCES. What was the score of Super Bowl XX again? 45-10 you say? Why would you even bring that up, hahahaha! And by the way, they won the AFC in 1996, not 1995.

    I’ve said it before, I know all the teams were doing spygate like activities. But you don’t find it odd how the Patriots just can’t win when it counts anymore? Spygate was the extra oomph to get Hoody and his boys over the hump, they just can’t finish it all with out his beloved cameras.

    You do realize, you have an incredibly ordinary team and that Tom Brady makes them look good? Look at Randy Moss, or Deion Branch for instance. Look what happened in 08 with Brady out, 11-5 and no playoffs. That team had just won 18 games the year previously. (snicker)

    And that depends. I’d take the Tom Brady of today for like, 1 or 2 years. He’s old. He’s in the twilight of his career. He’s got other stuff in his life he’s more focused on, like his family. Good for him, bad for you. From the beginning of his career, I’d take him over Sanchez in a heartbeat. Mark Sanchez will never be Tom Brady, and that’s okay, because 99% of other QB’s won’t ever be as good as him. But who would I want now? Old Tom Brady or young Mark Sanchez? I’m going with Sanchez. His good years are ahead of him, Tom’s good ones are behind him. And if BB was still the HC of the NYJ, we’d probably be another mediocre team, just like all the teams BB coaches that TB12 isn’t quarterbacking.

    And I wouldn’t worry about the Jets. Well, I wouldn’t. You should. We have tons of dead weight to cut, inflated contracts to restructure and a lot of room to work with because if there is football, the rules of the 2010 CBA would probably still apply. Most of those FA’s are just important depth guys. nyjetscap.com could teach you a lot.

  68. steelerlady43 says: May 12, 2011 1:28 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    May 12, 2011 12:01 PM
    @ampats

    Yeah, nice Super Bowl APPEARANCES. What was the score of Super Bowl XX again? 45-10 you say? Why would you even bring that up, hahahaha! And by the way, they won the AFC in 1996, not 1995.

    I’ve said it before, I know all the teams were doing spygate like activities. But you don’t find it odd how the Patriots just can’t win when it counts anymore? Spygate was the extra oomph to get Hoody and his boys over the hump, they just can’t finish it all with out his beloved cameras.

    You do realize, you have an incredibly ordinary team and that Tom Brady makes them look good? Look at Randy Moss, or Deion Branch for instance. Look what happened in 08 with Brady out, 11-5 and no playoffs. That team had just won 18 games the year previously. (snicker)

    And that depends. I’d take the Tom Brady of today for like, 1 or 2 years. He’s old. He’s in the twilight of his career. He’s got other stuff in his life he’s more focused on, like his family. Good for him, bad for you. From the beginning of his career, I’d take him over Sanchez in a heartbeat. Mark Sanchez will never be Tom Brady, and that’s okay, because 99% of other QB’s won’t ever be as good as him. But who would I want now? Old Tom Brady or young Mark Sanchez? I’m going with Sanchez. His good years are ahead of him, Tom’s good ones are behind him. And if BB was still the HC of the NYJ, we’d probably be another mediocre team, just like all the teams BB coaches that TB12 isn’t quarterbacking.

    And I wouldn’t worry about the Jets. Well, I wouldn’t. You should. We have tons of dead weight to cut, inflated contracts to restructure and a lot of room to work with because if there is football, the rules of the 2010 CBA would probably still apply. Most of those FA’s are just important depth guys. nyjetscap.com could teach you a lot.
    ————————————————-
    Im sorry to burst your bubble sweetie but Sanchez is not going to be any better than Flacco…winning games but never the BIG onesthat move a team on………..’see you shushed me and look how I have to talk now….tisk..tisk.

  69. nyjalleffingday says: May 12, 2011 1:49 PM

    @steelerlady

    Is it because I didn’t say please?

    Sure he has, just not the big big game. I’d consider playoff games big games, and he’s won 4 of those already. It bears repeating that he has 2 years NFL starting experience.

    @ampats

    Oh, and by the way- I find baseball to be incredibly boring. I could really care less about the Yankees/Mets.

  70. steelerlady43 says: May 12, 2011 2:05 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    May 12, 2011 1:49 PM
    @steelerlady

    Is it because I didn’t say please?

    Sure he has, just not the big big game. I’d consider playoff games big games, and he’s won 4 of those already. It bears repeating that he has 2 years NFL starting experience.

    @ampats

    Oh, and by the way- I find baseball to be incredibly boring. I could really care less about the Yankees/Mets.
    ———————————————-
    Yes dear it is….LOL!!!

    Anway, Joe Flacco has won 4 playoff games as well I believe but I don’t see Sanchez becoming of Ben, Brady or Peyton caliber…I just see him as an average QB…but that’s my opinion. I see fear in his eyes just like Flacco…you NEVER see fear in Ben’s or peyton’s eyes…but I have seen fear in Brady’s eyes…ok i’ll say it… During the Jets game but not that he feared the Jets persay but he just didn’t look like himself..something was not right, perhaps his injury but your game against the pats was not of Pats caliber and trust me when I say I HATE the Pats…not a fan of the Jets either..I think its because of Rexy though..he needs a humble pill to swallow…sorry.
    This year will tell alot…well hopefully we’ll have a season to tell about. Go Steelers!

  71. nyjalleffingday says: May 12, 2011 2:23 PM

    @steelerslady

    No, Flacco won 3. And only time will tell what Sanchez grows into. When I first watched Peyton I never thought he’d be anything special, either. And yes, you can see fear in Bradys eyes when he plays the Jets, and it was never more noticeable than when you saw it in our playoff game. Sports Illustrated got a perfect picture of it for their cover, actually. Don’t give him an excuse, though. He was scared. That’s it. Watch the replays, he makes terrible throws after making terrible decisions, holds the ball too long, took sacks when there was no need, ect. He was scared, simple and beautiful as that.

    And hey, me and Rex don’t care if you like the Jets or not. I just ask you give us our due, lol.

  72. nyjalleffingday says: May 12, 2011 2:30 PM

    Oops! Sorry Joe Flacco, you DID win 4 playoff games. My apologies.

  73. steelerlady43 says: May 12, 2011 2:55 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    May 12, 2011 2:23 PM
    @steelerslady

    No, Flacco won 3. And only time will tell what Sanchez grows into. When I first watched Peyton I never thought he’d be anything special, either. And yes, you can see fear in Bradys eyes when he plays the Jets, and it was never more noticeable than when you saw it in our playoff game. Sports Illustrated got a perfect picture of it for their cover, actually. Don’t give him an excuse, though. He was scared. That’s it. Watch the replays, he makes terrible throws after making terrible decisions, holds the ball too long, took sacks when there was no need, ect. He was scared, simple and beautiful as that.

    And hey, me and Rex don’t care if you like the Jets or not. I just ask you give us our due, lol.
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    Wait I never said Brady is scared when he PLAYS the Jets…just that last game. Im not a Brady fan trust me but there was not something right about him that game…

    You may not care but Rex does care whether he’s liked or not…it’s obvious he’s dying for acceptance or else he’d sit back and keep his wide mouth frog trap shut….he would be cool, confident and let his team do the talking for him like Coach Tomlin does…..but one winning game against the Pats does not define the Jets….Until they get to the big show, they aren’t foolin anyone. The Steelers may not have won the SB but i was proud that we made it that far after all the adversity we survived during our season…no one picked us to even get that far without Ben for 4 games…..word.

  74. robsterny says: May 12, 2011 4:03 PM

    Rob Gronkowski says …LOL..”Be vewy quiet were hunting wabbits”…idiot!

  75. gogronk says: May 12, 2011 6:13 PM

    I love that dumb Polak!

  76. dcpatfan says: May 12, 2011 7:36 PM

    @ diehardskinsfan21
    When does 52-7 become cheating?

  77. ampats says: May 12, 2011 9:41 PM

    nyjalleffinday & steelerslady,

    lots of chuckles. No excuses but as everyone knows Brady was playing with a broken foot. Steelerslady said it best, that game was not Patriots football.

    The Jets were the better team that day but to say Brady was/is scared of the Jests is a joke. If a line cannot protect its QB it really doesn’t matter.

    The good news is that we root for the best five teams in football based on LY.

    nyjalleffinday,

    I would rather watch paint dry than check out nyjetscap.com. As of two years ago, most football fans felt the same way about watching jets game on TV if you were not a Jets fan.

    I am curious as the jets will not retain all their WR’s, how do you think will stay.I say Tone is gone.

    Talk to you on future threads.

  78. steelerlady43 says: May 13, 2011 8:41 AM

    ampats says:
    May 12, 2011 9:41 PM
    nyjalleffinday & steelerslady,

    lots of chuckles. No excuses but as everyone knows Brady was playing with a broken foot. Steelerslady said it best, that game was not Patriots football.

    The Jets were the better team that day but to say Brady was/is scared of the Jests is a joke. If a line cannot protect its QB it really doesn’t matter.

    The good news is that we root for the best five teams in football based on LY.

    nyjalleffinday,

    I would rather watch paint dry than check out nyjetscap.com. As of two years ago, most football fans felt the same way about watching jets game on TV if you were not a Jets fan.

    I am curious as the jets will not retain all their WR’s, how do you think will stay.I say Tone is gone.

    Talk to you on future threads.
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    @ampats & ynyjalleffinday

    I will say this though….Ben played with a broken foot AND a broken/surgically repaired nose which he played with while broken and bleeding and took us to Super Bowl….NOW that’s a special kind of QB…..I think you both will agree. :)

  79. jake6879 says: May 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    @gregjennings85

    “Rings won with Richard Seymour: THREE

    Rings won without Richard Seymour: ZERO”

    This means 49er Mike Wilson was the best Receiver in the history of football..

    Rings won with Mike Wilson: FOUR

    Rings won without Mike Wilson: ZERO..

    FYI, he had a grand total of 159 catches over a 10 year career but stumbled into 4 rings.. Your argument is not valid..

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