Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Thank you all for voting as Ivory is once again Ground Player of the Week. Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Aloha Friday...
Kristian Dyer: The New England Patriots sent a buttfumble tweet. And then later deleted it. Weak sauce, as the kids would say.
Kimberley A. Martin: Despite his long-standing allegiance to the New York Yankees, HC Todd Bowles is fully supporting the New York Mets in the World Series.
Justin Terranova: Analyst Herm Edwards know the challenges Bowles will face against Patriots HC Bill Belichick.
Barry Wilner: There is no bluster as the Jets prepare to face the Patriots.
Chase Stuart: The Jets built a potent offense the wrong way.
Dom Cosentino: OC Chan Gailey weighs in on the Patriots.
Eric Allen: Gailey says that the Pats are successful at creating indecision.
Tom Pelissero: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick can take the jets on a long flight.
Connor Hughes: RB Stevan Ridley is back doing the job he loves.
Dennis Waszak Jr.: Ridley is fired up about a possible return.
Mark Cannizzaro: The Patriots can't stop raving about RB Chris Ivory.
Steve Serby: WR Brandon Marshall is the weapon the Patriots have no answer for.
Pro Football Focus: The top ten slot receivers this season. Including WR Eric Decker.
Pro Football Focus: The best sackless streaks at every offensive line position. Includes LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Chicago Bears LG Matt Slauson.
NY Jets: C Nick Mangold says the entire offense is working well.
Bucky Brooks: The Jets' stellar defense is poised to fuel the playoff push.
Manish Mehta: Stopping Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is a near-impossible task.
Darryl Slater: Gronkowski makes DC Kacy Rodgers want to puke.
Ohm Youngmisuk: The Jets defense is bracing for Gronkowski.
Brian Costello: S Calvin Pryor provides a hint to stop Gronkowski.
USA Today: S Marcus Gilchrist says the Jets must concentrate on how they play, not who the opponent is. Remember that joke about that kid who kept staring at the juice box because it said concentrate?
Kristian Dyer: CBs Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams could be ready for their returns.
Rich Cimini: DE Sheldon Richardson says his comments on the Patriots game were taken out of context. Joe Namath's guarantee was a guarantee because he said, "I guarantee it". It's not really a guarantee if you say if.
Jenny Vrentas: DE Muhammad Wilkerson's birthday wish.
Pro Football Focus: The top ten rookie of the year candidates. Includes DE Leonard Williams.
Pro Football Focus: How the Jets can upset the Patriots.
Pats Pulpit: Five questions with GGN.
Cheat Sheet: Are the Jets good enough to beat the Patriots? Aptly named website there.
The Sports Xchange: Jets at Patriots preview.
Capital Gazette: Teaching kids the consequences of bad decisions. Using former Jets OL Jacob Bender as an example. I once sat behind his family and friends at a preseason game, and they were all wearing #72 jerseys and generally being insufferable.
Stephen White: DE Mario Williams is right about HC Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills defense.
James Walker: How the Miami Dolphins plan to slow down Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt. Simple. Put a spy on him.
Greg Bishop: A sportswriter steps out of the press box and into the NFL stands.
Danny Kelly: HC Jay Gruden's loyalty to QB Kirk Cousins is costing Washington wins.
Field Gulls: The Seattle Seahawks dispatch the San Francisco 49ers.
Windy City Gridiron: The Chicago Bears release DT Jeremiah Ratliff.
ESPN: New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. misses practice again but plans to play.
Pro Football Focus: What makes Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman a top NFL corner.
Vice: Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant buys a pet monkey.
USA Today: The NFLPA files a grievance over sleep monitoring devices being used by teams.
Associated Press: The NFL extends the deal to play games at Wembley through 2020.
Do you have any nickname ideas for the Jets defense?
Here are your missed connections from yesterday.
Time for some Weird Al:
And the Beatles:
Remember when we used to get free sampler CDs? There was this one alternative song that had lyrics like, "It's your birthday wish" but I can't remember the name or the artist. But it's stuck in my head, and I can't seem to find it online. Any help would be appreciated.
Have a great weekend!