After a bizarre press conference yesterday, John Idzik was taken to the woodshed by WFAN's Mike Francesa.
NFL Network's, Ian Rapaport, said the Patriots are one of a few teams inquiring about Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson. Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi doesn't think it's a great fit. The show takes a look at Bruschi's comments and some of the salary cap ramifications that such a move would make.
The Broncos are clearly the class of the AFC. At 6-2, the Pats record would indicate they they're a close second. But the Colts have more wins against +.500 teams. The Pats have wins against Oakland, Buffalo, the Jets, and Minnesota.

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[0:07:04] ... but that's it. Even in the last rushing to look at that. Tony Romo with a bad back again in Dallas after what we saw last night up back home loss against Colt McCoy. And the ...
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Sam defended his stance on Tom Brady.

[0:00:14] ... wrote on June 2. That have a lead that goes as follows Tom Brady Peyton Manning Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers the elite quarterback mount Rushmore has been in place for a few years now. But it might be time to wipe. One of those four faces off our mountain of league play but Tom Brady of 2014 no longer belongs on that monument. I don't know whether Sam would agree with me but some of the vagaries Sam writing a column you believed to be true at a particular time can often vary from what is true then purses what is true now you still stand by the fact that Brady is no longer on the mount Rushmore of current NFL quarterbacks. I guess and I think independents. What you mean by current and it's a match in October the for the that's Tom Brady of October is. Prop possibly the best quarterback in the NFL mature than anybody that's played better than in the last 34 weeks. What the Tom Brady at September would totally different guy that was a guy you'd what anywhere near and a cup for an answer questions going to be. What are we gonna get from Tom Brady in November December and maybe canyon. But we knew I mean you knew you watch in the games right you get to ...
[0:09:50] ... an argument where that line has timed it sometimes you're gonna go Peyton Manning yesterday. Superior regular season stats and educating O'Grady he had that. The more clutch games in the playoffs you one more yet ...

The guys discussed the fraudulent image of Ellen.

[0:00:02] ... Brady is no longer in that mount Rushmore group of I Manning Drew Brees and our options everybody can agree well okay Eric and the objectives are gonna agree and so so they found that don't ...
[0:01:00] ... Why why immigrant really because right now I think he's playing better Aaron Rodgers only look at the season is all. The season as a whole in the career and coming career Brady. All season. I'll ...
[0:01:57] ... September. Or in October so the answer is he's playing better than Aaron Rodgers is at the moment. It's very close in the season too by the way articles but I'll I'll give it the season ...
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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys opened the show discussing Larry King's latest thoughts on Twitter.

[0:06:18] ... it is skill than that I just couldn't picking talent couldn't it Tom Brady's job that couldn't do. You know doctor Ben's job. Like drew us. Closer to home to realize the value of executives who ...
[0:11:58] ... Always a highlight of his weekly talks. In league missile launches with Joseph Biden. That's true it yet to have any more kinks that mosque this week over any of the Asia and I hope it ...
[0:21:56] ... report came on the year you mentioned. Trade possibilities the patriots acquired Stephen Jackson elements and then after you walk out while prewar census. Don't you think the patriots will make a deal for the Shawn ...
[0:23:36] ... some of that will revisit. Ian Rapoport. And we'll talk about the Vincent Jackson deal and I thought Belichick was somewhat revealing. On this on the obstacles in the way of trade deadline and will something ...

Long-time WFAN host Mike Francesa went on a rant for the ages on Monday following general manager John Idzik’s press conference and the Jets’ 1-7 start this season — losing seven straight games.

“€œThe owner [Woody Johnson] has to be cringing,”€ Francesa said. “You can’€™t stonewall everybody that way. To go in there and waste 20 minutes of that time telling you how good everybody is when the team is a mortal embarrassment is a waste of time.”

During his press conference, Idzik used a “play like a Jet” phrase. Francesa doesn’t even know what that means.

“What does that mean?” he asked. “Commit a penalty, or fumble the ball, or drop the ball? Which one is that, play like a Jet? We know it’€™s not play well, because we’€™ve all been here all our lives.”

The Jets are coming off a loss to the Bills Sunday where Buffalo rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins posted 157 yards receiving and a touchdown.

“You know how long it takes a Jets receiver to get 157 yards?”€ Francesa yelled. “Three years.”

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

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World Series: Giants at Royals, 8 p.m. (Fox; WEEI-FM)
NHL: Wild at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN, NBCSN)
NBA: Mavericks at Spurs, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Rockets at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)


NY Daily News cover 10-28-14Rex Ryan appears likely to be the one who takes the fall for the disaster that is the Jets’ 2014 season, but general manager John Idzik might have sealed his own fate Monday.

Idzik met the media to address the 1-7 team’s issues, and his strange press conference gave the the New York tabloids plenty of fodder.

The New York Daily News described it as “a bizarre 19-minute monologue complete with forced emotion, jaded talking points and illogical babble.”

“My performance to date is unsatisfactory,” Idzik said during his lengthy rambling opening statement in which he repeatedly referred to two typewritten pages of notes and appeared awkward and uncomfortable. He recounted stories of meeting Jets fans ages 5 to 75 and said he spends more time with Ryan than his own wife.

Idzik voiced support for Ryan, who appears unlikely to return next year — if he even lasts this season.

“The last time I checked, all the traits that make Rex Ryan our leader — our head coach — are still intact,” Idzik said. “He’€™s an excellent football mind. He’€™s a teacher. He’€™s a coach. He’€™s a motivator. He’€™s a mentor. He’€™s able to adapt. He sees both short- and long-term vision. He’€™s a competitor to his soul and he will never quit. It comes as no surprise that our players want to play so hard for Rex Ryan and his staff. … I support Rex.”

However, Idzik would not commit to Ryan for the second half of the season.

“It’€™s not not committing,’€ Idzik said. “It’€™s just our policy not to focus on job status during the season.”

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Ryan, in turn, expressed support for Idzik, who is in his second season running the team.

“I know one thing: He’s trying his best,” Ryan said. “There’s no question about it.”

– Florida State, already facing heavy criticism for numerous issues with quarterback Jameis Winston and its handling of his situation, has another problem: Running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident, according to the Tallahasee Police.

Williams, a senior starter, has not been charged, and he participated in Monday’s practice.

“Until we receive more information regarding the alleged incident [Williams'] status with the team will be under review,” the athletic department said in a statement.

Williams declined comment, and neither he nor coach Jimbo Fisher was made available to the media after practice.

– Former Raiders offensive lineman Mo Collins, who had been serving as football coach at a North Carolina high school, died Sunday at the age of 38.

Collins, a first-round draft pick in 1998, played six seasons in Oakland, starting 64 of 71 games.

After retiring, Collins returned to his hometown and was in his first year as head coach at West Charlotte High School. According to the Charlotte Observer, he had been receiving dialysis treatments for kidney failure.

Tweeted the West Charlotte athletic department: Thank you ALL so much for your tweets and condolences for @MoCollins79. He definitely had the boys moving in a positive direction.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 28, 1958, which Red Sox player was named Comeback Player of the Year after finishing second in the American League with a .322 average?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I love the way that the guys are playing. It’€™s been a lot of fun to be out there. [Sunday] was one of the most fun days we’€™ve ever had on the football field.” — Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday morning appearance on Dennis & Callahan, on Sunday’s 51-23 rout of the Bears

STAT OF THE DAY: 79 – Percent chance Rajon Rondo gives himself of playing in Wednesday’s season-opening game against the Nets

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): A media relations executive pushes away a reporter who was trying to interview Washington quarterback Colt McCoy after Monday’s win over the Cowboys, telling him, “No means no.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pete Runnels, who batted .230 with the Washington Senators the year before

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Wayne Fontana was born on this day in 1945.

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Jerry Spar