The New York Jets lost again to the New England Patriots on Sunday so it is time to give out another Lame, More Of The Same, Lost The Game, Assigning Blame, Deserves No Fame, Hall Of Shame, Lose Your Good Name Ball.
Our erstwhile leader, John B, has some arcane and arbitrary enlightened and perspicacious rules for this. The rules of the Lame, More Of The Same, Lost The Game, Assigning Blame, Deserves No Fame, Hall Of Shame, Lose Your Good Name Ball are twofold. First, we try to avoid giving it to repeat winners whenever possible. Second, we try to avoid giving it to the quarterback whenever possible.
With the Jets being so generous this season with their losses we have already given out the award to a safety, two cornerbacks, the entire defensive line, special teams and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, so they're out. Darrelle Revis richly deserves the award, which would make him a two time winner, yet another accolade to add to his trophy case. Unfortunately the rules prevent Revis from garnering this prestigious award twice in one season. That leaves the offense sans Fitzpatrick, the linebackers, Darryl Roberts and Marcus Gilchrist. Roberts' play was shaky but he was fortunate not to give up any game changing plays. Gilchrist was poor as usual; he might deserve the award. The linebackers were very good in this game. It's a close call, but I'm going with Robby Anderson for his game changing fumble in the second quarter. With the Jets up 10-3, having just held the Patriots in the red zone to a field goal, the Jets were driving for a potentially game changing score. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Robby Anderson with a big 24 yard catch and run play and the Jets were on the 50 yard line, driving for potentially a two touchdown lead. Almost ... almost. But Anderson fumbled on the play, the Patriots recovered and immediately drove for a game tying touchdown, and the Jets only led for a brief eight minute stretch the rest of the game. It was a huge, potentially 14 point swing, and completely changed the game.
Perhaps Anderson doesn't deserve this; it was his only bad play of the game. But it was such a huge momentum swing that unfortunately for me it was the biggest play of the game. Robby Anderson, you take the prize. For one game changing mistake Robby Anderson gets my Lame, More Of The Same, Lost The Game, Assigning Blame, Deserves No Fame, Hall Of Shame, Lose Your Good Name Ball.