Niners accuse Jets of tampering

On the field, the New York Jets are flying high, with a 2-0 record and the look and feel of a playoff team.

Off the field, the Jets have found themselves in the middle of a couple of messes. 

Last week, the team, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and former coach Eric Mangini were fined a total of $125,000 for hiding an injury to former quarterback Brett Favre.  (We’ve got a final word on that situation coming later today.)  This week, the Jets find themselves on the wrong end of tampering allegations.

According to Gary Myers and Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News, the 49ers have accused the Jets of tampering with receiver Michael Crabtree.

The Jets have denied the allegations. 

Though, as the Daily News points out, the specific of the charges aren’t known, NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders recently suggested that two other teams were interested in paying Crabtree a contract worth $40 million.  (That $40 million figure resurfaced again yesterday in a report from FOX’s Jay Glazer regarding the status of the Crabtree holdout.)  We then argued that the Niners should insist on a tampering investigation, especially since Sanders is an employee of the league and he presumably knows the names of the teams that were willing to pay Crabtree $2 for every $1 the Niners have offered.

The deadline for trading Crabtree’s rights expired on August 14.  The 49ers have until November 17 to sign him, or Crabtree will be unable to play in 2009.  After March 1, he can be signed by the 49ers or traded to a new team.  The problem, however, is that the team that signs Crabtree in 2010 would have to find a way to pay him with no additional rookie pool allocation.

In this case, the potential tampering could come from various possible activities.  If, for example, the Jets called agent Eugene Parker prior to August 14 to talk about numbers that would be offered if the Jets were to trade for Crabtree’s rights, that would be tampering.  Also, if the Jets made it known to Parker that they’d be interested in drafting Crabtree next year, that would be tampering. 

Though many assume that Crabtree would like to stay home in Texas and play for the Cowboys, Crabtree apparently is the latest NFL wideout who believes he can parlay his running and catching skills into revenue streams from smiling for the cameras and delivering simple lines in clunky, awkward ways.  So his attraction to New York is obvious.

It’s not the first time the Jets have faced tampering allegations involving a receiver.  Three years ago, the Patriots alleged that the Jets had tampered with receiver Deion Branch.  As legend has it, the evidence was clear, but the league looked the other way.

Earlier this year, the Broncos made it known that they were keeping an eye out for evidence that the Jets were tampering with receiver Brandon Marshall.

Still, there’s a belief in some league circles that 280 Park Avenue gives preferential treatment to the Jets and to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum.  Though last week’s discipline contradicts that perception to an extent, the total fines for cheating on the injury report pale in comparison to the fines imposed on the Patriots for cheating by videotaping defensive coaching signals.

57 responses to “Niners accuse Jets of tampering

  1. Wow, yet another example of the Jets constant cheating ways….they tamper, mess with injury reports…..unreal. Yet their fans always accuse OTHER teams of cheating……amazing LOL

  2. The NFL wont do anything. The Jets screwed the niners and Crabtree. Tannenbaum should be suspended for a year!

  3. “The problem, however, is that the team that signs Crabtree in 2010 would have to find a way to pay him with no additional rookie pool allocation.”
    What if there is no salary cap in 2010? Would it be easier then?
    If Crabtree wants to play only for a NY area team, it makes him sound like Stephon Marbury (failure).

  4. Is anyone surprised by this?
    The Jesters are by far the sleaziest organization, from videotaping opponants signals and then lying about it and pointing the finger at another team, to lying on injury reports, to tampering (again and again), to hiring a fat blowhard to lead their franchise and make a mockery of the game, to a pervasive and overwhelming culture of thuggery and sexual harrassment at their home games.
    If heaven forbid the Jesters were to actually win anything, America would have to new favorite team to hate instead of Pittsburgh or New England. The stench coming from the Meadowlands (both figuratively and literally) is very bad for the league.

  5. The Raiders used to be the poster boys for “cheating” in the NFL. Apparently the Jets have taken the title. They’ve left the Pats and everyone else in the dust of their “gamesmanship.”

  6. “Still, there’s a belief in some league circles that 280 Park Avenue gives preferential treatment to the Jets and to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum. Though last week’s discipline contradicts that perception to an extent, the total fines for cheating on the injury report pale in comparison to the fines imposed on the Patriots for cheating by videotaping defensive coaching signals.”
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh Snap! Florio just opened the door for all the Cheatriot fans to flood this post.
    How dare you say the Cheatriots cheated! ALL Cheatriots fans know that Belicheat innocently interpeted the rules incorrectly.
    And as ALL Cheatriots fans will be so quick to scream, EVERYBODY ELSE WAS DOING IT! While so conveniently forgetting that Goodell sent a memo to each team explaing the new rules very directly, and that N.E. was the O N L Y team to “interpet” the new guidelines “incorrectly”.
    Also, as all Cheatriots fans will so conveniently and desperatly point out (predictibly),the Steelers cheated by doing roids in the 70’s, Denver cheated the salary cap, the Dolphins cheated by tampering with Shula, etc. and BLAH BLAH BLAH
    Cue the Cheatriots head stuck in the sand fans in 3………2……….1…………..

  7. Put the Z in Glaer please Mr. Florio.. Second this guy signs with the Niners within 2 weeks. Hopefully he and his agent get it through their heads that he will lose money and almost def lose some skill if he sits out this year. The team is proving they can win without him which I believe he didn’t think would happen.. He can come learn from Bruce and try to become a team player if that is possible with this DIVA.. I am not surprised this is how he acts when DEION is his spokesman. They both suck.. J-E-T-S !!! Whooaaa

  8. Huge Niners fan and I am pumped about the 2-0 start but this Crabtree thing has been looming over training camp and the only negative to the start of our season so far. I hope this does not turn into a distraction for our locker room (because of being peppered with questions about Crabtree). I doubt the league will do anything to the Jets even though we got hammered for a similar situation with Briggs. The Bears almost traded Briggs one year before they franchised him and one of the things the Niners did was try to work out a contract before the trade was completed…last second Bears pulled and when it got to offseason we were forced to switch spots in third round of the draft and give up our fifth rounder or something like that. If the Jets tampered, then the penalty for them should be worse because, unlike Briggs who continued to play and contribute, Crabtree will not sign because he believes there are two teams willing to pay him a stupid amount of money. Bet Deion wishes he kept his mouth shut now.

  9. I believe where there’s smoke there’s fire is the saying?
    But the Jets Commisioner Goodell will look the other way.

  10. I see the whiney Pats fans are up early.
    Heywould is back to his crying ways…bla bla blajests,classless, whaaaaaaaaaaa
    Heywould…another workless day of whining about the Jets on PFT and getting drunk before noon. Classless is your bitch QB running off the field at the end of the game, classless is your cheating head coach giving a limp wrist hand shake after his ass is handed to him, classless is Cheatriot fans running their moufs all week and crying like sore losers Sunday night and now Monday morning.
    If the Jets are the sleaziest organization, then the Cheatriots are nothing but cockroaches in the Jets homes.
    Cheatriot fans are by far the lowest fans in the country…worse than Raider fans. At least Raider fans root for their team when they don’t have winning seasons.
    If the United States needed an enema….Boston is where the tube would go. Gillette is just a giant toilet….filled with turds from the head coach down to the lowliest Southie bricklayer.

  11. The NFL will do as much about this tampering charge as they did to the Redskins when they tampered with Albert Haynesworth:
    NOT A DAMN THING!

  12. @ Child_Please!
    Instead of predictably and desperately trying to deflect any allegations of cheating immediately to New England, how about sticking to the story and commenting on what a sleazy, underhanded organization the Jersey Jesters have proven to be over and over again?
    Denial will get you nowhere. Loser.

  13. I dont see the rookie pool really being a factor if Crabtree is traded to another team after the season. I say this because the 49ers will likely want a first round pick for exchange of Crabtree so the team that would be getting him in the trade would have one less draftee to pay. So the money they were going to use on next years 1st round pick can go to crabtree. Which in the end would even it out.
    I think at this point that is the best scenerio for all involved. Crabtree will get payed, The 49ers will get there pick back(give or take a few slots), and the team that trades for him will get what they want Crabtree(I dunno why), and it wont put a strain on there rookie pool b/c they would have had to pay that 1st round pick anyway.

  14. What did I tell you? He’s trying to work out a sign and trade to a team with a promising young qb, rather than be stuck in the qb wasteland of SF. I’ve been saying this on here for 2 weeks now.
    Probably Parker floated by the 49ers that the Jets were willing to take him in a sign and trade deal, and the 49ers blew up that he had been negotiating with other teams.
    Looks like the 49ers aren’t taking the bate – otherwise, they would have kept their mouths shut and done the deal. Sucks for Jet fans – they’ve got a good looking team, I’m sure he would be a good addition.
    This situation has now gone from horrible to catastrophic for the 49ers. They probably have no leverage left with Crabtree after this move – and very little leverage left with potential trade partners, since its becoming clearer that Parker and Crabtree probably want out of SF at all costs. Might as well execute a deal and get something in return while its still possible. I’ll bet Bellicheat would love to steal this little prize right out of the grasp of the Jets, LOL! He could turn over the Raiders’ 2011 1rst round draft pick he got for Seymour to the 49ers, and Voila! instantly have some additional firepower for his crappy team.
    I’m sure Crabtree wouldn’t mind going to play with Brady – quite an upgrade over whatever drek the 49ers are trotting out at qb. Knowing Bellicheat, he’s probably already been up to his elbows in tampering on this one, and Rex Ryan or Mangini will probably turn him in to the league on it soon, LOL!

  15. Child_Please! says:
    September 21, 2009 9:31 AM
    “Still, there’s a belief in some league circles that 280 Park Avenue gives preferential treatment to the Jets and to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum. Though last week’s discipline contradicts that perception to an extent, the total fines for cheating on the injury report pale in comparison to the fines imposed on the Patriots for cheating by videotaping defensive coaching signals.”
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh Snap! Florio just opened the door for all the Cheatriot fans to flood this post.
    How dare you say the Cheatriots cheated! ALL Cheatriots fans know that Belicheat innocently interpeted the rules incorrectly.
    And as ALL Cheatriots fans will be so quick to scream, EVERYBODY ELSE WAS DOING IT! While so conveniently forgetting that Goodell sent a memo to each team explaing the new rules very directly, and that N.E. was the O N L Y team to “interpet” the new guidelines “incorrectly”.
    Also, as all Cheatriots fans will so conveniently and desperatly point out (predictibly),the Steelers cheated by doing roids in the 70’s, Denver cheated the salary cap, the Dolphins cheated by tampering with Shula, etc. and BLAH BLAH BLAH
    Cue the Cheatriots head stuck in the sand fans in 3………2……….1…………..
    *******************************************
    Let it go guy, let it go…………. Old news.

  16. Hayward said:
    “Instead of predictably and desperately trying to deflect any allegations of cheating immediately to New England, how about sticking to the story and commenting on what a sleazy, underhanded organization the Jersey Jesters have proven to be over and over again?”
    Your head coach was fined a RECORD $250,000 and you lost a 1ST round pick….yet everyone else is a cheater and classless
    Typical MASSHOLE loser mentality…..piss all over yourself when your team does well.
    Whine, cry, throw temper tantrums and break all the windows in your southie ghetto when you lose.
    Need a tissue Hayward? You’re going to give yourself carpal tunnel if you keep banging that keyboard at the rate you’re going.

  17. First thing. The big market teams like the Jets do get preferential treatment because they can turn the league into MLB if their owners become sufficiently ornery. That’s just the reality of the terrain. The world isn’t perfect get used to it. Goodell has to deal with it too.
    Second thing. It’s damn near impossible to prove tampering. Other than having a recording of the communications you’re pretty much SOL. I think the inferences are pretty clear when you have a guy like Crabtree throw reason to the wind and not sign, and then let’s say he gets picked up and signed for a crazy amount. But that’s not proof of tampering. It probably should be but it’s not.
    Final thing. I think most of us get pissed off when the spirit of the rules get broken and people unfairly benefit. I know it happens all the time. But it ruins the integrity of the game. This Crabtree thing is a place to make a stand. (And for the record I think the way the league handles contracts in general, and the rookie salaries for sure, is broken. ) It doesn’t matter that the Niners will lose a pick. If he doesn’t sign that’s what they should do. They should make him go back to the draft, spend a year away from football, and let the evidence of tampering come out. They should do that for all the other teams who play by the rules. It’s the right thing to do. If they’re lucky some of these other small market teams will cut them a break when they’re looking for players or during the next draft, but we all know that this can just as easily not happen. It’s an altruistic move on the team level. On the larger scale, it draws a line in the sand which will demarcate the owners that give a damn about the game from those who think it can be bought.
    Let’s face it. We live in a world where incremental monetization has taken away what was once free, at the hands of a bunch of pasty-faced MBAs who you’d probably like to kick in the face. Bottled water anyone? It’s become absurd. Well the best things in life ARE free. Or more accurately, the what makes them good isn’t money. We’ll have lost a great game if we lose football to that.

  18. Crabtree is a POS. I surely wouldn’t want him on my team and pissing off the veterans is gonna put an X on your chest.

  19. The Jets cheating? NO F’N WAY!!
    I absolutely love it how everyone starts talking about the Patriots. QUICK, HURRY, DEFLECT DEFLECT DEFLECT!!! IT COULDN’T BE MY TEAM!??!!?! UH… CHEATRIOTS CHEATRIOTS!!!!
    What a bunch of tools…

  20. Memo to posters from a person in MN not Boston:
    To all those idiots still using the term Cheatriots, please stop. You are like the guy who can’t figure out when a joke or comment has been played out and you continue to use it well past it’s expiration date. I assure you most of your coworkers already know of you as “that guy” and now we all do to. You didn’t think of the term but you may be responsible for killing it with your constant overuse. 6 times in one post? really?

  21. Let’s just admit it, everyone. The Jets and Pats are both cheating classless POS organizations. What a joke!

  22. NBC knows about your unfair biased approach towards the Jets organization right Florio?
    “Still, there’s a belief in some league circles that 280 Park Avenue gives preferential treatment to the Jets and to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum”.
    Really, I’d like a list of this preferential treatment. Let’ see your evidence. Not your “circle jerk belief system”, but instead, actual evidence.
    I think a petition to NBC about your unfair characterisations would be appropriate. Why can’t you just stick to the news and keep your opinions to yourself. And if you’re going to make a “belief” statement, why not name some names and stop hiding behind the anonymous source system you like to employ.

  23. @ multiplemiggs
    Instead of continuing to attack me and other Patriots fans ad hominem, perhaps you should address the fact that your team habitually misinterprets the rules.
    By the way, congrats to you and your fellow fans on yesterday’s win. Now, as the sayting goes, act like you’ve been there before.

  24. Is anyone else as unimpressed with Tannenbaum as I am? For this guy to have come from the Parcell’s tree, he sure didn’t learn a dam thing while he was there. He acts like Dan Snyder in free agency and apparently whatever the “it” is that it takes to run a team, he doesn’t have it.

  25. hayward giablommi says:
    September 21, 2009 10:13 AM
    @ Child_Please!
    Instead of predictably and desperately trying to deflect any allegations of cheating immediately to New England, how about sticking to the story and commenting on what a sleazy, underhanded organization the Jersey Jesters have proven to be over and over again?
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LMAO!!!
    Look in the mirror at your own self and your team.

  26. Glory-o… you’re a lawyer. Is “as legend has it” a legal argument? Who are you attributing that to?
    “It’s not the first time the Jets have faced tampering allegations involving a receiver. Three years ago, the Patriots alleged that the Jets had tampered with receiver Deion Branch. As legend has it, the evidence was clear, but the league looked the other way.”
    I couldn’t find any story on the internet about the Jets guilty of tampering. But I guess an accusation is halfway to a guilty verdict in your world right?

  27. I still cant figure out how San Fransisco is still the only team to get busted on Tampering charges. That cost them a pick and swapping picks with the Bears and Briggs stayed with SF.
    I prefer the good old days. This good two shoes Goodell selectively punishing other teams is ridiculous. The punishments arent consistent.

  28. Hayawrd…you’re a joke. You are by far the biggest homer, crybaby loser on this site.
    You have 10000 posts and each one is directed at the Jets or their fans.
    BTW…as far as misinterpretation of rules, can you remind me who was fined a league record 250k and lost a 1st round draft pick for “misinterpreting the rules”
    Off the top of my head…I just cant remember. I know it was only one coach….but whom could it be?
    Oh…that’s right…its the guy who hasn’t done squat since he was caught cheating.
    Bill Bellicheat

  29. I don’t believe in the concept of “sunk costs” when it comes to draft picks, and I think that mentality leads to many disastrous personnel decisions in the NFL. I don’t think Crabtree’s holdout is a problem for the 49ers at all. The young man obviously doesn’t want to play in SF, and the reason is probably as simple as the fact that Mike Singletary is building a run-oriented team with a strong defense, and Crabtree wants to play in something different.
    The real problem here is an outdated system that places too much emphasis on high draft picks and allows too little freedom in quality players having a say in who they go to work for.

  30. “The problem, however, is that the team that signs Crabtree in 2010 would have to find a way to pay him with no additional rookie pool allocation”
    I see I’m not alone in the confusion surrounding the rookie pool and Crabtree.
    a) If Crabtree signs in 2010 is he still part of the 2010 rookie pool or is he a 2nd year player?
    b) If 49er trade Crabtree rights for a 2010 pick don’t they also receive the rookie pool allocation associated with the pick?
    c) Does the 2010 uncapped year affect the rookie pool in any way?
    d) If 49er trade Crabtree will his new team also receive the balance of San Fran’s unallocted 2009 rookie pool allocation?
    Is too much being made of the rookie pool allocation? If it rookie pool as much of an influence on Crabtree as suggested it would infringe the collective bargaining process. Can you help clarify this for us, Mike?

  31. It looks like Crabtree has only two choices: 1)sign with the 49ers or 2)don’t sign and re-enter the 2010 draft. But I wonder if the 49ers have one extra option.
    Even though I’ve never seen nor heard a precedent for it, couldn’t the 49ers sign Crabtree to some low-ball vanilla contract then subsequently trade his rights to another team, who could then “renegotiate” the terms of his current deal?
    Just some java induced brainstorming for you. Kicking the can around, a bit.

  32. @ multiplemiggs
    With all due repect (rolls eyes), you’re a joke. Your team actually beats your archenemies, and all you can do is obsess over “Bellicheat” and try to deflect the fact that the league office continues to look the other way when your lame franchise “misinterprets the rules”. I feel sorry for you, on multiple levels.

  33. multiplemiggs says:
    September 21, 2009 10:26 AM
    Hayward said:
    “Instead of predictably and desperately trying to deflect any allegations of cheating immediately to New England, how about sticking to the story and commenting on what a sleazy, underhanded organization the Jersey Jesters have proven to be over and over again?”
    Your head coach was fined a RECORD $250,000 and you lost a 1ST round pick….yet everyone else is a cheater and classless
    Typical MASSHOLE loser mentality…..piss all over yourself when your team does well.
    Whine, cry, throw temper tantrums and break all the windows in your southie ghetto when you lose.
    Need a tissue Hayward? You’re going to give yourself carpal tunnel if you keep banging that keyboard at the rate you’re going.
    Hey MultipleFaggs….. Yes, BB was fined a RECORD amount BY an Ex-NY Fags employee and we lost a 1st round pick (BY an Ex-NY Fags employee).
    Tannenbaum and Mangina were fined only 25,000.00 (BY an Ex-NY Fags employee). The league opted to look the other way during Tampering with Branch (by an Ex-NY Fags employee), Taping signals (by an Ex-NY Fags employee) etc…. Getting the hint yet?
    The point being, even WITH an Ex-NY Fags employee in the front office, the Patriots have dominated and won, while the NY Fags have been perrenial LOSERS even WITH HELP.
    I WAS gonna close out with calling you a f88kin hemmoroid, but after bending your bitch over the bed, I saw the hemmoroids, so out of respect for her….. I’ll just call you an asshole instead.

  34. I doubt anything will come of this. The first possible scenario that Florio cites would have occurred over a month ago. It doesn’t make sense that the 49ers would just be accusing the Jets of this now.
    The second scenario is possible, though unlikely. They would have had to specifically call Parker to let him know that if Crabtree held out, they would draft him next year. No GM is that stupid. There are 1000 different things that can happen from now until next year that would make them unable to draft him. Given the circumstances, no GM would ever commit to something like that.
    The reason I think the Jets are getting accused by both the Browns and 49ers of “tampering” is because they keep letting the entire world know that they’re looking for Wide Receivers. Just by saying that and being unspecific, that gives guys like Crabtree and Marshall plenty of leverage when they’re negotiating with their respective teams.
    I think this is just a case of “he said/she said” and I doubt any proof (or penalties) will come to light.

  35. @hayward
    i love it. you start to realize oh shit the jets are for real. they have a defense that can stop 2 of the best wr in the league what do we do now? accuse them of cheating and say that they are classless because their coach called out belicheat for being a pussy. everyone is so afraid of belicheat and brady. not anymore they cant win with out weiss mangini and crennel. that has been proven. the jets talked trash all week and backed it up. give them the credit they deserve. as if nobody in this league cheats, its football you are supposed to cheat.

  36. Sorry, nobody is this stupid whether it be Crabtree or the Jets (though the Jets have been giving it quite a run for the past 30 years)
    There has to be more to the holdout. (knowing you will fail a particular test?) After week 10 all is forgiven.
    He’ll be in a niner uniform. Count on it

  37. FLORIO I MAY OWE YOU AN APOLOIGYOU ARE RIGHT ON THIS ONE
    WHY JET FANS WOULD THE 49ERS OUT OF ALL THE TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE ACCUSE YOUR TEAM OF CHEATING. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO WIN OR LOSE BY DOING THIS. YOU DONT PLAY THEM, THEIR NOT IN YOUR CONFERENCE, DIVISION, OR THE SAME COAST. THEIR IS NOTHING TO WIN OR LOSE BY DOING THIS.
    NOT TO MENTION THE TAMPERING WITH BRANDON MARSHALL AND BRETT FAVRE INJURY REPORT TURMOIL. LET FACE IT AS A FRANCHISE YOU GUYS ARE SLOWLY LOSING THE SMALL CREDIBILITY YOU HAVE LEFT. AND WILL SOON BE CALLED THE NEW YORK CHEATS INSTEAD OF THE OTHER TEAM IN NEW YORK.

  38. The rookie pool is what teams used to sigm thier draft picks in a given year. For a player to reach free agency, he has to have so many years accrued playing time. 3 years for restricted and 4 years for unrestricted. The team still reserves the right to “franchise” a player once unrestricted free agency hits. The 9ers sign Crabtree at any point before next year’s draft and he will be allocated into our 2009 rookie pool. Now that the trading deadline has passed to trade the rights to negotiate with a player, any trade after March 1, 2010 that would result in Crabtree signing and playing with another team would put him into 2010 rookie pool since he did not play this year and Crabtree would still be considered a rookie. As far as I know, the CBA still has a rookie pool allocated for 2010 but I admit that I am not 100% on that. With no extension to CBA, there will still be a draft in 2011 and 2012 I believe but I hope we don’t get that far into uncharted waters without a CBA cuz that is bad for everyone…especially former lawyers who quit a pretty high-paying day job to gossip about a game. Keep up the good work Florio and don’t let these haters get in the way of a good story. Remember people; the link you click on to read this is called Latest New and Rumors!!

  39. And the Jets haters come out of the woodwork.
    That’s OK. As long as we keep top 5 offenses out of the endzone, the hate only adds fuel to the fire.
    As for the tampering allegations, until we see some evidence, lets stop throwing people under the bus.

  40. Besides the money and bruised ego (getting drafted after DHB), there is a more simple, visceral reason why Crabtree doesn’t want to be a 49er. Think about it, dude’s from Dallas and his formative childhood years were during the Jimmy Johnson era of the ‘Boys. And who were the Cowboys biggest nemesis during much of the ’90s? The Steve Young led 49ers. Those matchups back then were largely considered the unofficial Super Bowl, given that San Fran and Dallas were the two best teams back then. Those matchups were epic. Also, remember T.O.’s spiking the football on the Dallas star episode? I doubt Crabtree wants to be associated with that infamy. Now that doesn’t mean that Crabtree just wants to be a Cowboy (though I’m sure he wouldn’t mind it) more than he just doesn’t want to be a Niner.
    This is just ugly all around. All parties involved have egg on their faces. Why eggs? Crabtree needs to realize that he’s potentially going to be paid millions of dollars, in this crappy economy to play a GAME. Yes, it’s a business, but it’s a business based on a freakin’ GAME. His agent has taken his client as far as can be expected in this whole charade. It’s now costing him real money. It’s time to punch in.

  41. UH OH
    looks like Redsghost forgot his lithium….or he has Tourette Syndrome.
    I have no idea what you wrote…with all the FAG’s thrown in there. Is that English?
    Are you a homophobe or just unable to keep your emotions in check?
    I understand now why Pats fans are always calling Jets fans classless….they have no idea what the word class means.

  42. There are Jet fans working in the NFL’s New York Office, gasp.
    This line was really something “As legend has it, the evidence was clear, but the league looked the other way.”
    Legend? That is an inappropriate word.
    Either make the accusation of league favoritism or don’t.
    This “As legend has it, the evidence was clear, but the league looked the other way” gossip manure does not bolster any shrill accusation.
    As an accuser breaking the rules of evidence the reader is left amazed at this blogs ethics and well as the lack of common sense.
    Afterall the NFL makes this blog possible.

  43. The 2 fines should NOT be comparable. The Jets’ fine was for ONE incident; the Pats’ fine was for SEVEN years of cheating. They got off easy on the price they had to pay for their THREE illegitimate super bowls.)

  44. @ brady sucks
    Actually, after watching the Jest dominate the Texans and the Pats sleepwalk through the first 54 minutes vs. Buffalo, I know this was going to be a tough game. I give your squad lots of credit for winning.
    I also think you’re either crazy or stupid if you think this constitutes some changing of the guard, frankly, it’s the best thing that could have happened to New England, being called out and embarassed by an organization that Belichick clearly does not respect (justifiably, in my opinion).
    Good job by blowhard Rexy amping his team up this past week…now watch the inevitable let down you will experience against Tennessee.

  45. What irks me is how idiots who have no clue of the game berates the other teams QB. SF is rich in QB tradition.. Montana, Young, Garcia and now Shaun Hill who only has 12 starts in the league but is now 9-3 in those games.
    Watch the games before you open up your mouth.. know the stats… get a clue before you make stupid comments.
    Crabtree is only in it for the money! He’s not making choices because of a QB situation. 49ers are far more of a respectable franchise than most.

  46. “The 2 fines should NOT be comparable. The Jets’ fine was for ONE incident; the Pats’ fine was for SEVEN years of cheating. They got off easy on the price they had to pay for their THREE illegitimate super bowls.)”
    ^^^^^^^^^
    The Jets may not have been fined for illegally videotaping the Patriots, lying about permission being granted, tampering with Deion Branch, Eric Mangini recruiting Patriots assistants on the flight home from Denver following the 2005 playoffs, much like they may not be fined here…but make no mistake about it, they got off easy and will continue to do so as long as simpletons like you are content scapegoating the Patriots as the only team who “cheats”.
    p.s. spyboots: you’re pathetic and your act is old.

  47. Hey, guess what, who gives a crap. We didn’t even need a big name receiver to beat the Patriots. All this off the field crap, is exactly that. It’s crap. You call yourself football fans, yet none of you actually talk about football. There was a good game yesterday, and the Jets won it. I guess HAYWARD was too busy looking in his thesaurus for an adjective for fat. Do you think any of us care if our coach is fat? As long as he wins, he could be so fat that he needs to be air lifted to the games. All I see here is a lot of crying. WAHHHH the Jets did this. WAHHHHHHH the Patriots did that. Watch some football guys. It’s already week two, and you are still flaunting your preseason vaginas around.

  48. spyboots says:
    September 21, 2009 1:40 PM
    The 2 fines should NOT be comparable. The Jets’ fine was for ONE incident; the Pats’ fine was for SEVEN years of cheating. They got off easy on the price they had to pay for their THREE illegitimate super bowls.)
    And where did you get this information of 7 YEARS?? Must you make up crap to stay in an arguement? I could play the same game and say The 2 fines should NOT be comparable. The Pat’s fine was for ONE incident; the Jets’ fine was for SEVEN years of cheating. See? Anyone can make up this crap, but the truth is, NE made ONE mistake while the NY Fags’ have seberal examples of tampering, video taping coaches signals (oh, that’s the same mistake NE made, right?
    as for multiplemiggs… My emotions are ALWAYS in check, lucky for you NY Fag fans right? Looks like it’s time to you to refill your ADD medications!

  49. wow mrazz is sure in a testy mood. As a Niners fan this does interest me because the Niners could be rewarded a 1st round pick if the Jets are caught tampering. That would mean we would have 3 first round picks if anyone is counting, I sense and Eric Berry, a Taylor Mays, and depending on how Crabtree goes, possibly a Dez Bryant.

  50. Redsghost:
    Let me get this straight…I’m a fag, the Jets are all fags and all Jets fans are fags. Or is everyone from NY a fag? Or is it just Jets fans from NY?
    The problem as I see it is you throw around the term fag so often that it loses all its meaning.
    Are you saying we’re all homosexuals or are you saying that we’re just fags (just a name as opposed to a lifestyle)?
    And…why do you hate fags so much? I actually have met a couple of homosexuals and they all seemed like decent people. Did a homosexual do something to you once? Why so much animosity?
    Also…why are NY fans lucky that you can keep your emotions in check? Is it because otherwise you would come down here and beat us all up?
    You and blackglass are like a two man wrecking crew!!! Too bad you two tough guys didn’t suit up yesterday or the Pats would have one by 73032 points!!! Tell everyone how much ass you kick and how you’re 250 lbs of muscle and a 34th degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu.
    BTW…nice work on that ADD joke!!! Where did you ever get the idea to throw that in? I know you read it in my post in reference to you but….that was like 12 posts ago so we know you probably didn’t remember it….where does your genius come from? You’re like the Don Rickles of PFT!!!

  51. # this class sucks says: September 21, 2009 3:45 PM
    wow mrazz is sure in a testy mood. As a Niners fan this does interest me because the Niners could be rewarded a 1st round pick if the Jets are caught tampering. That would mean we would have 3 first round picks if anyone is counting, I sense and Eric Berry, a Taylor Mays, and depending on how Crabtree goes, possibly a Dez Bryant.
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    We all know no one is going to be charged with tampering. Not the Jets or anyone else. You can dream all you want, but it’s not going to happen. All this is a smoke screen. For how good the jets are doing. The same goes for the Pats and their spygate. It’s all meaningless. Let’s stick to what’s going on, on the field.

  52. Ummm to idiot who said how else would you work out a trade..you pick up the phone and call the 49ers who then grant or deny you permission to call Eugene Parker and discuss Crabtree. Eugene Parker does not own the rights to Crabtree in the sense of being able to orchestrate a trade..the 49ers do. Dumbass, and any attempt the Jets made to talk to Eugene Parker about any client who is not a free agent or a member of the Jets roster is tampering..that is the definition you “stupid idiot”!!

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