Joe McKnight's rough introduction to the NFL continues

Jets rookie running back Joe McKnight will never get another chance to make a first impression in the NFL, and his first impression included him vomiting and cramping throughout rookie minicamp.

McKnight talked this summer about wanting to change his public perception, but now he’s got a rough second impression to overcome.

The Jets announced on Thursday that McKnight failed his conditioning test to open training camp Thursday, and was placed on the active/PUP list.  We’re used to seeing defensive tackles like Terrence Cody fail the test, but it’s rare to see a rookie running backs so out of shape.

We give Jets fans about two games before they really start missing Leon Washington.

55 responses to “Joe McKnight's rough introduction to the NFL continues

  1. no worries, they brought in LT to carry the franchise on his back, 200 carries for 250 yards for the 2010 season…shonn green will be fine.

  2. “his first impression included him vomiting and cramping… ”
    *******************
    Sounds like somebody needs a hug…

  3. wow. what a creampuff.. give me a month away from my life of document review and excel spreadsheets and I would destroy any physcial..

  4. us jets fans give the seahawks two games to realize that leon washington isn’t leon washington anymore.

  5. Wow. Typical jests post!!!!! What a bunch of losers. Didn’t I read about Rexy talking about what a great impression he made? Does Rexy like vomit?

  6. Blah blah Jets, blah blah Jets are unbelievable… Blah blah this is the year they take down the Patriots…
    All the Jets hype would be a tad more impressive if we didn’t hear it EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

  7. Tell him to call McNabb. He can give him some pointers on how to overcome vomiting.

  8. this is pathetic. how can you be a running back and be that out of shape? Plus the dude was a 4th rounder..not like he was a high draft pick. he must have a horrible work ethic. not good!

  9. As a jet fan this guy is crap. Over hyped before he went USC and now this. I really hope shonn green is really good or we have no run game. Yes, LT is done.

  10. Nice running backs. LT will retire before the season starts cause he won’t play much, Puck McKnight, and Shonn—he will get a lot of rest on the bench with the Jets 3 and outs watching the opponent go up and down the field, running at Cromartie. Wait: run at Cromartie and it’s a TD.

  11. Will we get to see a slo-mo replay of McKnight barfing on Hard Knocks?
    Got to get my popcorn ready if they do.

  12. dumbest thing the Jets did offseason (and there were a lot) was getting rid of Leon

  13. “Yes, LT is done.”
    @JasonW
    Hey he still has a decent chance at leading the league in whining…..

  14. Oh… the jets are just pathetic… too bad that “big talk” mean so very little in the NFL. Thats is the only thing they are good at.

  15. Runningbacks that are done:
    Leon Washington – Did you see that thing snap?
    Thomas Jones – It was the OLINE not Jones. John Elway to day could have gained 1000 yards behind that line. See how many yards he gets behind the KC line…..

  16. By mid-season RB Leon Washington will be running fast and strong for the Seahawks.
    Mark that down.

  17. Hahaha….. Possibly one of the most overrated franchises in NFL history prior to the start of the season. A bunch of overrated individuals with no class, and no game! 8-8 would be an accomplishment for this group of morons. Mark it!

  18. I guess Rex’s speech to during minicamp in which he said, “I want to you to train as hard as I do between now and training camp” was taken literally.

  19. Whoa Whoa Whoa. What is this I’m reading? Jests fans admitting they have flaws? My beating heart be still!!!!!!
    Ravenmuscle — that would be the best Hard Knocks ever to be on tv if they do that. Well, maybe the second best if Rexy also pukes his guts out (if the field can hold that much).
    Hey, where’s NYJESTSALLFingDay and HellRElle24 and all the other jests fans to put a positive spin on all this? You know, like puking is just a good part of training camp and all that?

  20. I never liked this draft pick at all. Hopefully he does better, but I don’t know about this kid, not liking him.

  21. The Jets have definitely won the off-season, unseating the Redskins after 6 0r 7 consecutive off-season titles. Brunell certainly put them over the top.

  22. Another waste of a USC Pete Caroll product! Maybe he can go hook up with a Kardashian!

  23. Hes been celebrating their superbowl win. You know they win it every April. (ala the draft!!!)

  24. USC is really turing out some studs, dedicated to their craft.. Obviously these guys aren’t dealing well with the paycut they’re taking to go to the NFL..

  25. We give Jets fans about two games before they really start missing Leon Washington. ——————————————————————————————— do you remember that he was out for most of the season

  26. None of those “New Kids On The Block” have done crap since the band broke up.

  27. # Chiefs2010 says: July 29, 2010 9:07 PM
    wow. what a creampuff.. give me a month away from my life of document review and excel spreadsheets and I would destroy any physcial..
    —————————————————-
    it’s kinda funny that someone who has spends their time working on exel spreadsheets thinks they can outperform a 20 year old professional athlete.

  28. @Koa
    Right under you, NOT defending Joe McKnight, apparently.
    Congratulations on keeping up your reputation of being a complete and utter moron, however. It must be very challenging.

  29. You do realize that, back at the start of training camp in either 2007 or 2008, Leon Washington also had similar conditioning problems? On the first day he couldn’t even practice…
    Pretty sure we won’t be missing him.

  30. The guy has an overactive thyroid. Good job Florio in getting all the facts.

  31. A running back not passing the running conditioning test? Oh well, Tanny only used two of their five picks to get him. OK, glad to see that’s going well.

  32. i feel like i’ve been predicting the jets will be 10-6 every year for many years. made it a couple of times. if that’s the ‘hype’ you miami and ne guys call out i can see your being bugged by it after a while. i LOVE the attitude ryan brings because its like saying enough of the bs; if the organization has been sometimes snakebit, it doesn’t have to continue. EVERYTHING out of the jets points to a new level of commitment to winning a super bowl. will they this year? really have no clue. but they have as much reason as any nfl team to see it as a realistic goal (and to understand that seeing it as a realistic goal is part of what’s needed for getting there).
    i hope mia fans are right about henne and co. and that ne is at it’s best. i think you’re gonna need it. go jets!

  33. margra says:
    July 29, 2010 9:26 PM
    Tell him to call McNabb. He can give him some pointers on how to overcome vomiting.
    ____________________________
    Better yet the Olsen twins.

  34. @NYJALLFINGDAY
    You aren’t kidding that it’s challenging. With all the stupid jests fans on here of course it’s a helluva challenge to be a moron. Weren’t you one of the many many jests fans talking about how great Tannebaum is? What’s wrong? Can’t accept the truth when someone points it out that the jests are a total joke?

  35. About the only confirmed bad trade/release that Tanny has made was getting rid of Pennington. Find me any other, I dare you…

  36. No Rosenthal, Jets fans could care less. This guy may have 4 or 5 carries a game tops and even you could do that in your shape.

  37. You Miami fans are great. The Dolphins signed their rookies and instead of posting in those blogs, you clowns spend ALL OF YOUR TIME pissing on the Jets. You donkeys are really pathetic. As for Leon, I know I’ll miss him. When he was healthy he was the Jets best player and one of my personal favorites. Joe McKnight is Maurice Clarrett junior.

  38. So instead of Miami fans worrying about their players beating up pregnant women or the team stiffing the players after they assault their better halves….they piss all over themselves about a rookie RB puking at training camp.
    Is everyone in Florida dumb white trash?

  39. You stupid jests fans are the biggest crybabies I’ve ever seen in my life. Guess after 41 years of being mediocre it’s to be expected. You whine because we Fin fans come onto the jests articles to get a good laugh, yet you idiots post on the Fins articles as well. Learn to live with it or move on. And I can’t believe you fools keep bringing up one bad player (yeah, Merling is a scumbag for what he did) and tend to forget that your new WR posted in cyberspace his favorite hobby of puff puff pass. Not to mention Edward’s infamous beating of someone half his size. Big man there!!!!!!! And even some of the smarter jests fans are saying it’s pathetic for a RB to be out of shape. Didn’t Rexy let him know that training camp was coming soon?

  40. From the Friday morning one-liners:
    “Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery wants to be a stand-up comic.”
    Man, is he ever on the right team!!!!!!

  41. I love how all these “fans” talk trash yet could NEVER do what these guys do….
    @ KoaMisiFan says: And I can’t believe you fools keep bringing up one bad player (yeah, Merling is a scumbag for what he did) and tend to forget that your new WR posted in cyberspace his favorite hobby of puff puff pass. Not to mention Edward’s infamous beating of someone half his size. Big man there!!!!!!! And even some of the smarter jests fans are saying it’s pathetic for a RB to be out of shape. Didn’t Rexy let him know that training camp was coming soon?
    – HAHAHAHA – You talk about Holmes and weed yet your RB left the team to smoke it and was caught how many times? Your star WR beats women and had how many domestic charges?

  42. @KOA
    Just another jealous Dolfag fan
    @123456
    Not everyone,most can’t speak english in Miami or they were driven nuts by the sun during the 2 week inner tube trip from Cuba.
    @everybody
    Are we really gonna be upset about a 4th rounder having some problems on the 1st day of camp?

  43. @ KoaMisiFan
    From what I understand, your boy Koa Misi has been less than impressive and has much work to do. Better change your blog ID to OJMcDuffieFan.

  44. “(dumbest thing the Jets did offseason (and there were a lot) was getting rid of Leon”)
    disagree, Greene is great and if McKnight can turn it around, he will be fine too, plus i am sure the Redskins would make a trade for McKnight if the Jets dont want him
    (” Joe McKnight is Maurice Clarrett junior.”)
    have to disagree here. McKnight is WAY faster than Clarrett and unlike Clarrett, he hasnt been in the legal trouble Clarrett has been in. McKnight will be all right, he was picked where he deserved to be picked.

  45. When is the last time USC produced a quality RB or WR?
    Seriously, HUGE caveat emptor surrounding offensive skill position players from there.

  46. @monropoobah
    Yep, the AFC championship is up for grabs and any of the 3 teams can win it depending how their “luck”(injuries) holds out.
    I am a bit tired of listening to all the Jets and Dolphins fan talk all this crap though. Let’s face it, both franchises could be good this year, but have been mediocre for most of the last 10 years, with a couple of exceptions. Jets had a good playoff run last year. Fins had a good regular season the previous one.
    IMO the only people that can talk crap in the AFC are the Pats fans, and this is coming from a Fins fan.
    They have been dominant since BB took over. It does seem that maybe all his trading down lately has bitten him in the ass though, but we’ll see.

  47. @ravens2101 says:
    I’m 25, and unlike the majority of Americans I’m in damn good shape, and feel I could definitely pass an NFL physcial in a months time if serious money was on the line – assuming it doesn’t involve getting rocked by Bart Scott or Jim Leohnard..
    and many successful American’s utilize Microsoft Excel..it’s a great program
    /joking about the 2nd part.

  48. @Bleeding Green
    Wait a minute. All I’ve read is that Sancheezy has to be excused because he was a rookie so allllllll those INTs were just a result of his being a rook. Then you have the ‘nads to talk about Misi not impressing? But I’ve read just as many reports that he IS impressing so you believe what you read and I’ll believe what I read. But, I was a big OJ McDuffie fan as well. Jim “Crash” Jensen too.
    p.s. — at least he’s not puking his guts up though.

  49. @Spygate
    Boy, you’re really grasping at straws. Guess you’re finally realizing the jests are a total joke too.

  50. @ KOA:
    The Jets are joke? Let’s use this analogy…
    Every time you look at the Jets it’s basically like staring into a mirror.
    Get it? LMFAO!

  51. Wow joey-pickles
    That was hilarious!!!!!! Didn’t I see you on Seinfeld one time? Or maybe it was the Late Night Show. I haven’t heard anything like that since recess 30 years ago.

  52. I see Leon Washington has passed his physical and is participating in training camp. Good for him, I’m sure all of us here hope that he can continue to return to his previous form (in the NFC West).

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