Monday, October 20, 2008

Leroy Hill will damage your brain

Not only did the hit below knock Bucs WR Ike Hilliard (seriously, this guy's still in the league?) out of the game, but it also knocked out Seattle LB Lofa Tatupu (fantastic name) with a concussion. Bad Bad, Leroy...Hill:


Adding insult to injury: Seattle challenged the play and won the review, with officials ruling that Hilliard caught the ball and fumbled it, allowing Seattle to take possession of the ball.

15 comments:

Mark said...

Ike's not only still in the league, he's also the Bucs only consistent receiver. I dont ahve the exact numbers but I think he led the NFL in 3rd down catches that resulted in a first down last season. Thus the nickname bestowed upon him by Gruden, 3rd and Ike.

Greg said...

The ball did not pop out until Hilliard's knee hit the ground though.

rob said...

i believe broke even with the wheelhome, both going 2-3. would've picked up 2 games if the jets didn't suck so bad.

TJ said...

All I saw was the overtime of that game, and even that made me want to kick a hole in my TV. Rhymo, I am betting you saw the whole thing, thoughts?

Rhymenocerous said...

The game was a debacle. The Jets were clearly more talented, but they slowly digressed into playing at Oakland's level. Some of the "highlights" from the worst-coached game of the Mangini era:

1) Bryan Schottenheimer proved he's as big a douche as his Dad. He decided the Jets should come out with some sort of hurry-up offense. They lined up Brad Smith at RB to start the game and kept Thomas Jones on the sidelines for most of the first quarter. The Raiders play a blitzing defense, and they promptly attacked Favre. They hit the shit out of him for most of the 1st quarter. The Jets had no FB and no blocking RB to help pick up blitzes. Schotts stuck with this for 12 minutes, until Favre's complaints, as well as the grass stains on both sides of his jersey, prompted a change. The Jets then went on to rush for over 240 yards. They ran at will, except when the game was on the line. And still lost.

2) More on Schottenheimer - With Cotchery hurt, they should've kept up the short passes to Coles. They only did this a couple times, deciding instead to prety much abandon the WRs all game long. It's almost like Schotts forgot Brad Smith had been on the roster all year. They inserted all kinds of gadget plays to get him involved. How about getting your stud players involved? Or how about trying to impose your will right away to demoralize an undermanned foe?

3) The Jets never got pressure on Russell. Blitzes were almost non-existent. They played it safe and allowed JaMarcus to Jadump the Jaball to check-off guys. The Jets decided to play it safe all day on defense, relying on field possession and never going for a big play that could've really turned the tide. JaMarcus looks incredibly talented and incredibly unintelligent. If he can spend some time in the film room or get hooked on phonics, he has a chance to be a decent QB.

4) The Jets have the worst punter in the NFL. After watching Janikowski put kickoffs through the back of the end zone and Lechler coffin-corner all kinds of punts, you realize how bad the Jets kickers are. At least Feeley nailed the 52 yarder though. Through yesterday, punter Reggie Hodges has a CAREER net average of 33.2 yards. And a lame tattoo. Punters shouldn't be allowed to be inked up.

5) Brett Favre proved again that he makes as many plays each week that potentially lose a game as he does plays that win a game. He absolutely refuses to get rid of the ball in a timely fashion. He held on to it forever yesterday, resulting in one terrible INT late in the game and one near-fumble. Fouts, Cross and Enberg got boners when he drove them to the game-tying figgie, but they let him off the hook on the other 70 minutes of poor play.

6) The Jets lost to a team that committed 7 penalties in the first quarter.

All in all, a horrendous loss, one that makes you realize your faint hopes for your team's chances are even more remote than you realized. But we got Herm coming into Rutherford next week...

TJ said...

There's still two months left in the year, but it sure seems like JaMarcus Russell is going to win the 2008 award for "Peripheral Guy most often taken behind the woodshed (ngs) by the G:TB Staff"

TJ said...

I hear Durant Brooks needs a job...

rob said...

does vinny count as a peripheral guy?

TJ said...

Nope.

The fact that you, Whit and Dennis all root for the Skins makes him prime fodder.

Zoltan said...

The Bills are 5-1. I have no idea how this happened, aside from Trent Edwards' robust (and fratty) 69.7% completion percentage.

Whitney said...

True Fact: Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell's stage name is a tweaking of the word "peripheral."

Perry Farrell's given name was Peretz Bernstein, which is a tweaking in gym class just waiting to happen.

TJ said...

You show those whippersnappers Edna:

BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say an 89-year-old woman is facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accuse her of refusing to give back their football.

Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.

Mark said...

Their D and special teams seem pretty good to me. Though this is mostly a guess based on numbers since I have watched a combined 5 minutes of Bills games this year.

TJ said...

Oh yeah, give us a Cutler injury...and then we get the P-Ram Show. Three hours of blank stares, overthrown bombs and limited mobility.

Zoltan said...

Do you think BenJarvis Green-Ellis hangs out with JaMarcus Russell?