I don’t know who this anonymous kicker is or where he’s from. But if I were Bill Belichick (and only by a cruel twist of fate I am not), I’d have my scouting department on this right now. I’d have them combing the Internet to find this kid and prepare to make him the Stephen Gostkowski of my distant future. Ricocheting an onside kick off your opponent’s skull bucket is exactly the kind of innovative and ballsy play I want out of my special teams. And anyone who can drill a kid in the facemask with a laser-guided missile from that kind of distance can tee it up for me any time.

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Jerry Thornton

NY PostWhy ambush Rob Ryan? Because he isn’t like Lil Wayne, of course.

Rex Ryan’s long-haired twin brother was the target of a botched robbery in New Orleans last year when he was working as the Saints’ defensive coordinator, according to court docs obtained by the New Orleans Advocate. A federal worker was tipped off after a conspirator accidentally left her a 2-minute, 16-second voicemail discussing the robbery plan.

“He don’t got no security. He’s just a regular football coach … He ain’t … big … like Lil Wayne or nobody … that got bodyguards everywhere,” the voice said, according to the papers.

“He ain’t like Lil Wayne,” they continued. “He just a … football coach .. Defensive coordinator of the Saints. He don’t have not bodyguards … in front of his house.”

The federal worker … turned the voicemail over to local police, who stationed officers outside Ryan’s home for protection.

I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Rob Ryan or his brother Rex, obviously. But even to me, this is chilling.

Football coaching, even if you’re generally speaking a failed coordinator and an acorn that fell off the Buddy Ryan coaching tree without ever sprouting success, is a noble calling. Worthy of our respect. And when we’ve got common criminals that are too dumb to dial a phone or know when to shut up disparaging them like this, it’s a dark day for us all.

The America I grew up in respected and admired football coaches. We certainly held them in higher regard than Lil Wayne, I can tell you that. But I guess those days are over. In New Orleans at least.

I’d like to think that doesn’t fly up here in New England. That our petty thieves treat our defensive coordinators with the station in life their lofty position deserves. But just in case, I recommend that Matt Patricia keep body guards outside his house. It’s good enough for Lil Wayne, it’s good enough for a championship football coach.

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Jerry Thornton
Lenny Clarke stops in to chat with Kirk, Callahan & Christian Arcand and react to news of the weird.

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It took awhile for auditioning host Christian Arcand wake up, but at 7:45 the 'Candyman' comes alive to argue with Kirk and Gerry about Tebow and Kaepernick.
The 6am hour upload here features plenty of Hillary vs. Trump talk from the NBC forum, as well as the debut of Christian Arcand as third-man in. The Sox win in San Diego is also discussed.
Brady banner talk carries another day as Kirk Minihane rails against the so-called message Robert Kraft's Brady banner is sending to the NFL. Gerry and fill-in host Christian Arcand are along for the debate.
Auditioning host Christian Arcand goes after weekly guest Curt Schilling for blocking him on Facebook over discussions about various political memes.

As mentioned previously on It Is What It Is, in his weekly press conference before facing the Patriots, Carson Palmer was asked his opinion of Tom Brady’s suspension. Naturally, he came to the defense of his fellow quarterback. If by “came to the defense of” you mean “gave the most passive-aggressive, low-info, willfully pig-ignorant answer you can imagine regarding”:

“I tried not to follow it, just because it was everywhere for so long,” Palmer said to reporters. “But I go back, and you follow what the rule book says, and you go about your business and your work, and if they tell you not to do it, and you get busted, and what happens happens, then you suffer the consequences. I’m sure you guys (in New England) look at it a lot differently, but I know a lot of players around the league, just looking at it, I don’t know if you can feel too strongly one way or the other.”

He was asked a follow up question, directly asked if he believed Brady and the Patriots were guilty?

“I don’t know, to be honest,” Palmer said. “I felt like there was — supposedly the balls went somewhere where they weren’t supposed to go there. There was humidity, not enough humidity or altitude, whatever it was. I don’t know. I didn’t follow the story. As soon as it came on, I just turned it off because I was so sick of hearing about it. Whatever the league comes down upon, whatever ruling they make is what they make. You don’t have much of a decision after that. You can fight it for a little bit, but after a while, you’ve just got to abide by what they say.”

Let’s review. Carson Palmer, who plays the same position as Brady, is a member of the same union as him and is subject to the same rules of engagement when the league doles out punishment, actively decided that he didn’t want to hear about what has been going down for the past 20 months. An NFL quarterback made a conscious decision to “not feel strongly one way or the other” about his brother union member being forcibly removed from a quarter of the season. As the NFLPA was using his dues to take the matter to within a judge’s decision of going to the Supreme Court of the United States, he heard something about humidity or altitude and turned off the TV.

This is just a preview of what’s to come in the Patriots 2016 season. Palmer’s towering stupidity and intentional obtuseness is what we are going to hear from every player asked about Brady’s persecution. That, if for no other reason, is why the Patriots need to go all scorched earth this season. Just to get back at ignoramuses like him.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

As mentioned previously on It Is What It Is, in his weekly press conference before facing the Patriots, Carson Palmer was asked his opinion of Tom Brady’s suspension. Naturally, he came to the defense of his fellow quarterback. If by “came to the defense of” you mean “gave the most passive-aggressive, low-info, willfully pig-ignorant answer you can imagine regarding”:

“I tried not to follow it, just because it was everywhere for so long,” Palmer said to reporters. “But I go back, and you follow what the rule book says, and you go about your business and your work, and if they tell you not to do it, and you get busted, and what happens happens, then you suffer the consequences. I’m sure you guys (in New England) look at it a lot differently, but I know a lot of players around the league, just looking at it, I don’t know if you can feel too strongly one way or the other.”

He was asked a follow up question, directly asked if he believed Brady and the Patriots were guilty?

“I don’t know, to be honest,” Palmer said. “I felt like there was — supposedly the balls went somewhere where they weren’t supposed to go there. There was humidity, not enough humidity or altitude, whatever it was. I don’t know. I didn’t follow the story. As soon as it came on, I just turned it off because I was so sick of hearing about it. Whatever the league comes down upon, whatever ruling they make is what they make. You don’t have much of a decision after that. You can fight it for a little bit, but after a while, you’ve just got to abide by what they say.”

Let’s review. Carson Palmer, who plays the same position as Brady, is a member of the same union as him and is subject to the same rules of engagement when the league doles out punishment, actively decided that he didn’t want to hear about what has been going down for the past 20 months. An NFL quarterback made a conscious decision to “not feel strongly one way or the other” about his brother union member being forcibly removed from a quarter of the season. As the NFLPA was using his dues to take the matter to within a judge’s decision of going to the Supreme Court of the United States, he heard something about humidity or altitude and turned off the TV.

This is just a preview of what’s to come in the Patriots 2016 season. Palmer’s towering stupidity and intentional obtuseness is what we are going to hear from every player asked about Brady’s persecution. That, if for no other reason, is why the Patriots need to go all scorched earth this season. Just to get back at ignoramuses like him.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which shows is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.