Not only is Jets RB Bilal Powell's season coming to an end, but there's a possibility it could be his career as well. During his press conference on Wednesday, head coach Todd Bowles said Powell will undergo neck surgery. He also said his injury was similar to that of WR Quincy Enunwa's that held him out all of last season. However, in Powell's case, the injury is worse. Bowles said it is "possible" it could be a career-ending injury. Powell's injury occurred during the team's Week 7 matchup against the Vikings. He had five rushes for 20 yards in the contest. So far this season, Powell rushed for 343 yards on 80 carries with one touchdown reception as well. With Powell out, Isaiah Crowell will likely see an increase in touches for the rest of the season. He was playing through a foot injury against the Vikings, where he had 11 carries for 29 yards. Trenton Cannon is also on the roster, and Eli McGuire is set to come back at some point this season as well. If this injury does turn out to end Powell's Jets career, he would have totaled 5,013 yards and 20 touchdowns over eight plus seasons.
The Jets keep insisting they're not the same, old Jets, and that they're not going to fall apart like they did last season. Even on Sunday, when they were clearly out-classed on the field, they swore they were ready to be a playoff contender now.
"I think we're there," Jets safety Jamal Adams said. "I think we're close. This team is a great team. We have a 53-man roster full of a lot of talent. There's no waiting for next year, or rebuilding. There's none of that. This team can be special."
It's a nice thought, but it might not be the Jets' reality. And their 37-17 loss to the Vikings made that crystal clear. These Jets are headed in the right direction. They've got some terrific building blocks in place.
But they just don't have the offensive weapons to compete with the better teams in this league.
That remains the most glaring omission from the rebuilding job Jets GM Mike Maccagnan started last offseason, and it's an even bigger problem now. They knew they didn't have a true No. 1 receiver when the season started, and now they're playing without two guys - the injured Quincy Enunwa and the released Terrelle Pryor - who had a shot to stake a claim to that job.
They are so depleted, so undermanned, that at one point in the fourth quarter, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold was dropping back and staring at punt returner Andre Roberts, special teamer Charone Peake, and Deontay Burnett, who was on the practice squad 24 hours earlier. That made it pretty easy for the Vikings to clamp down on Robby Anderson, the Jets' deep threat, and Jermaine Kearse, who had no catches and was only targeted twice.
Granted, Darnold was pretty terrible on his own. He earned whatever criticism he gets for his 17-for-42, 206-yard, three-interception performance. But the number of drops he endured, including a deflection of Peake into one of his interceptions, was maddening. So was the fact that Jets receivers had only two catches in the first three quarters.
I would say that i find Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. The Beston the Knicks Dispite the Knicks did led the Knicks offense in tonights game against the Nets, as each scored a game-high 29 points. Kanter had another double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Hardaway had four steals and a pair of rebounds. While Rookie Kevin Knox had a much better game than his debut on Wednesday. He was efficient from the field and made three three-pointers compared to 4-of-16 shooting against the Hawks. And the points came in clutch moments: With the Knicks down three with about five minutes left in the fourth quarter, he tied the game at 93 with a transition dagger from the corner. Knox seemed more composed, shaking off the nerves from his first NBA game.
Hall of Fame manager and current Red Sox executive Tony La Russa recently called the Mets to give a strong endorsement for Gary LaRocque, who the team is considering to fill their GM or president of baseball operations role.
"I don't want to disrespect anyone who is being considered, but there isn't going to be anyone who is better than [LaRocque]," La Russa told Mike Puma of the New York Post. "Whoever the best candidates are, he is right there at least tied with them."
Along with LaRocque, MLB executive Kim Ng, Nationals special assistant De Jon Watson, and Doug Melvin are being interviewed during Round 1 of the process. According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets are still open to agents Brodie Van Wagenen and Casey Close for one of the roles, along with at least one other unidentified candidate whose name has not been reported.
The 65-year-old LaRocque, currently working for the Cardinals as their director of player development, has a strong scouting background.
Prior to joining the Cardinals in 2008, LaRocque worked for the Mets from 1998 to 2004 -- first as their scouting director and then as their director of player development/assistant GM.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and assistant GM John Ricco are conducting the first round of interviews, with the team likely announcing a second round of candidates after the first round concludes.
Free agency begins the day afte the World Series ends (some point between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1), so the Mets have under three weeks to get a GM/president of baseball operations in place if they want to do so before the market opens.
The first five weeks of Sam Darnold's NFL career have not been easy, but the way the Jets rookie quarterback is handling it all has not gone unnoticed.
The 21-year-old rookie, fresh off a three touchdown game in a 34-16 win over the Broncos, is receiving praise from his coaches and teammates for how he's handled the ups and downs of his season thus far.
"He's been very positive," coach Todd Bowles said, per Newsday. "He understands that he's close and we're close as a team and they keep grinding at it. That's what you like about him, he keeps working."
Darnold sandwiched three subpar performances between his latest start and his Week 1 two touchdown game against the Lions.
He had back-to-back two interception games and threw for just 167 yards against the Jaguars in Week 4 in the midst of a three-game losing streak.
"He doesn't look at the good and the bad, he looks at the progress and knowing everybody is close and making sure everybody is on the same page," Bowles added. "It really wasn't hard to keep him level-headed. He already has been."
That demeanor has caught the attention of his teammates, too.
"He's a mature guy for his age obviously," safety Jamal Adams told Newsday. "He's honestly like a five-year vet. He stays grounded. He stays hungry."
Knox' father, Kevin Knox Sr., was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round back in 1994 after four seasons as a wide receiver at Florida State. Despite only playing two games with the Cardinals over his NFL career, Knox Sr. totaled 1,431 yards on 102 receptions with 11 touchdowns over his FSU career that saw a national championship game in 1993. So, Kevin has grown up knowing exactly what it takes to make it to the pros.
"He just knows what it takes to get to the highest level," Knox told Newsday's Steve Popper of his father. "He's been under this pressure. He's played in the national championship game, big-time winning teams. He knows that pressure, what it takes as far as winning, being that young."
The younger Knox has more pressure than his father ever did, coming into New York City as the eighth overall draft pick in 2018. And at the ripe age of 19, Knox is already expected to be a vital asset in the Knicks' rebuilding process.
It has been so far, so good for the Kentucky product despite some shooting woes in the preseason. There will be some woes and tribulation for the rookie, and criticism will certainly follow. But Knox says his father prepared him for those situations very early.
"My dad, he yelled and screamed at me all the time," Knox said. "So when I got to [John Calipari] in college and Fiz, I mean, it's just so natural the yelling and screaming and all that stuff. My dad doesn't cuss, so I mean, he just constantly yelling and screaming, always hard on you, hard working. At a certain age you just get used to it. And I've kind of adapted to it. It helps when you go to other coaches."
Knox said his father stopped coaching him once began playing competitive AAU basketball around seventh and eighth grade. But, even though he isn't on the bench with his son anymore, doesn't mean Knox Sr. isn't critiquing his eldest son.
"After every game he'll give me his critique, give me some tips for the next game," Knox said of his father. "But every time I talk to my dad he's giving me extra tips, extra advice. That's just who he is. I mean, as a pro player. It's the same probably for Tim, his dad will give him advice. If you're a pro player and you're watching your son you're always going to have advice."
Knox Sr. will certainly give his son advice as he joined him this week in New York coming from his home in Florida. His son will have one more preseason game against the Nets before playing his first regular season bout at Madison Sqaure Garden against the Hawks on Oct. 17.
The truth is, Knox has already soaked in lessons he'll be thinking about before, during, and after that first tip.
"He taught me throughout my whole life, just staying disciplined, staying respectful, manners, all that stuff," Knox said. "You never know who's watching. Somebody could be watching wanting to sign you, to do a deal or something like that. Basically, one thing he always told me is stay professional at all times."
All through the fall and winter, it will be as if Aaron Boone didn't help a team win 100 games during his rookie season as a manager, didn't synthesize complex analytics, didn't win over the clubhouse, and didn't handle his media responsibilities with ease and class.
Many Yankee fans will only want to talk about his bullpen management in the division series. And in a sense, that's the deal in New York. When you work for the championship-or-bust Yankees (however silly and dated that mentality may be), you will only win over the public with a World Series win. Or two or three or four.
So there will be noise about Boone, and it will last for months -- maybe even a year until the Yankees get another chance at the postseason. But the truth behind it will be more nuanced: The team has found the right manager to lead it into the future, provided Boone spends the offseason reflecting on this series, and making a key adjustment.
For all his facility in implementing the analytics provided by his front office, Boone needs to strike a better balance between his pregame planning and his ability to react to the moment, especially when under extreme pressure. He can't freeze again like he did the fourth inning of Game 3, and he can't be as trusting of his starting pitchers.
In that pivotal frame, Boone had a perfect grasp on the game plan, which results from top-notch work from the analytics and coaching staffs. He was trying to get a struggling Luis Severino through the bottom third of the Boston order, and then summon Lance Lynn for the top. The idea was that Lynn would be the best choice to induce a double play, and that his stuff would play well against the top of the Red Sox lineup.
But it was clear to everyone watching that Severino didn't have it, and Boone failed to read the moment and summon a reliever sooner. Simply put: He choked.
Tuesday's inaction was not as egregious. In the third inning, as CC Sabathia began to struggle, Boone perhaps should have gotten a reliever up sooner. It went like this: Andrew Benintendi hit by pitch, Steve Pearce single, J.D. Martinez sacrifice fly to make it 1-0.
Then, during the Xander Bogaerts at-bat that followed, David Robertson began to throw. While he did so, Ian Kinsler doubled, Eduardo Nunez singled, and the Yankees found themselves trailing 3-0. Should another pitcher have been ready to spell Sabathia before the scoring began? It was an elimination game, after all.
I checked in with several baseball folks after the inning, and the opinions were mixed.
"Two batters too late," one rival executive said.
"As soon as they scored a run, there was a phone call to get someone up," said an evaluator who said he had no problem with the flow of the inning.
Said another evaluator and former pitcher: "Robertson in to face Kinsler and/or Nunez was a move he could have made."
Since the last 3 games back to back was a complete disaster for Jets. Tons of penalties and many missed plays really did cost the jets big time in the last 3 games. Todd Bowles is the Most unique coach that just stares and looks at the game with a blank look on his face . His leadership with helping his players is nothing but a side show in himself. He don't talk to players he just stands there does nothing and the fans all say he is the worst coach in years and the Jets sure did have a few. what can the jets do to fix the rookie Sam Darnold. Can the Jets really find a way to really get rid of Todd Bowles or Can the Jets Re-group take the 10 days off and come back fresh Next week against Jacksonville.
As the Jets Got beat By the Dolphins on Monday here i have to say regarding this weeks playing against the Browns. First off Sam Darnold is a rookie we all know that he is going to have lots of ups and downs. We are not expected to see Darnold to actually win every game. This means Darnold is going to be having his eyes on Baker Mayfield which was a big turn of events in the last 2 weeks. We all know he is expected to be this force that can't be broken but we know he is just as good as Sam the Man. In addition The browns are looking to bounce back into there ways. Tyrod Taylor is a guy you have to watch this week its a test for Darnold and will make better play selections and left Turnovers. However, this is going to be his first week as an NFL Quarterback be tested and see what he really has and if the Jets get it Right expect to see Jets take this one 21-17 over the browns.
Can the Mets actually get a good bullpen in the offseason. Dave Eliand says that the mets have a chance to win with the pitching we have. Due to Matz shutdown for the rest of the year to give him rest ready for next year why would the mets not sit Noah because to get some more work in. Due to the trade deadline this year the mets initially, kept Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, which were high interest, but the Mets eventually walked that back. They didn't, however, take Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz off the table. At the end of the day, no trade was ever struck and the rotation stayed how it was. but we do have a chance to see what these guys have next year when they are fresh healthy and ready for baseball.
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has been on fire at the plate over his last 34 games, flashing star potential as he continues to improve his plate discipline. Since Aug. 1, the 22-year-old Rosario is hitting .301/.340/.448 with three homers, eight doubles, two triples, and nine stolen bases lifting his season line to .256/.298/.386 with seven homers, 24 doubles, and eight triples in 134 games. Only four players in baseball have more triples this season than Rosario. Ketel Marte leads the majors with 10, while Javier Baez, Yolmer Sanchez, and Mallex Smith have nine each. In the 34 games since Aug. 1, Rosario has drawn eight walks after drawing only 18 over the first 100 games of the season and just three in 46 games in 2017, during what was his rookie season. Rosario has all the tools to be a star, but had been held back during his first season-plus in part due to chasing pitches out of the zone at an alarming rate.Along with getting more selective at the plate this season, Rosario has focused on improving his ability to steal bases (he has 18) and has been hitting the ball with more authority. Rosario's hard hit rate is 28.7 percent (up from 24.1 percent in 2017). If Rosario is putting it all together, it would be a huge boon for the Mets as they look to determine who they can count on in 2019 and beyond.Rosario's emergence has coincided with the arrival of Jeff McNeil, who has been hitting in the No. 2 spot lately behind Rosario at leadoff. Since being promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas for his big league debut on July 24, McNeil is hitting .340/.401/.490 with two homers, four triples, eight doubles, and four stolen bases.
Sam Darnold's NFL debut started with a pick-six. The rest of the way was history and sure didn't Look back. As a Jets Rookie QB Darnold threw and impressive 198 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-21 passing, Darron Lee had two of the Jets' five interceptions (including a pick-six) and Andre Roberts returned a punt for a touchdown as New York scored 31 unanswered points in a 48-17 win over the Detriot Lions 41-17 on Monday at Ford Field. The Ceiling was very high for Darnold which made the Win Impressive on how the Defense sure did do the job in this game. Additions like 21-yard touchdown to Quincy Enunwa that made it 24-17 which was a great catch went into review. Stafford got showed up by the Jets Defense the whole way. Jets Sam Darnold had a few plays which looked off which did have a sack into this game but his deliverance in the pocket zone is fast and quick and can look plays very easy when their is no pressure against him in the pocket. Overall Sam Darnold Performance blew away which makes him the first QB in Jets History to make a blowout Scoring as a Rookie QB in Jets Franchise The first was Joe Namath.
We are unrealistic Fans when we want to get better baseball players. However, we do know that the fact of the matter Jeff and Fred Wilpons will never go after these two top players in the off-season. Sure enough, Make hardly any more to improve or develop a team that has the potential to become a great team. Owners for the last couple of seasons have given us what we wanted but under the pretense of injured after getting signed. Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Yonies Cespedes, etc. The Mets show that they have spent but realistic terms that Bryce Harper is going to be asking for tons of money and we know that the Mets are not going to pay him the money his agents are going to ask. In the meanwhile, I am a fan who would love to get players, where we know, could be valuable and could be a great addition to this ball club. However, The Mets will not spend and in my valued opinion sticking with what we have is good enough with Jeff McNeil at 2nd. If we need help go out and get a catcher and bullpen help we can see this team next year if healthy go to the World Series.
Sam Darnold is the real thing. Everyone will see that soon enough, now that the Sam Darnold Era officially dawned on Monday afternoon, when Jets coach Todd Bowles finally ended the non-suspense and named the 21-year-old rookie his starting quarterback. That was always the Jets' plan, as long as Darnold learned the playbook, improved, and showed he could handle NFL pressure. all summer long, he checked every box and passed every test."Sam had a good preseason," Bowles said. "We weren't holding him back. We weren't rushing him at the same time. He still has some things to learn. But his poise in the pocket and the way he grasped the right offense way … he gives us an excellent chance to win."There is a big gap from preseason football to the regular season, of course. When Darnold faces the Detroit Lions next Monday night, their coach, Matt Patricia, won't go easy on him. He'll see more blitzes and pressure than he's faced all summer. He'll see coverage disguised in ways he hasn't even imagined. No defense has game-planned specifically for him yet. But all that is about to change.
I can say that most of the fans agree, The Mets will Never give Bryce Harper the Money or a chance to even be on this team. Granted I will say that when I've written three blogs related to having him being a Met, I did understand the Mets Fans point of View. Why even think about him coming here when we all know that the Owners would never pay him. Plus he has a big ego and can be a headache which would shed headlines with the media. Even though we all want to see better baseball, However its unlikely to also see Many Machado which is a much better player and could Possible even come on board. My far fetch ideas did give fans to why i believe in the moves. Like getting Older players not in there prime or also getting players who wouldn't be a fit. Though I Would like to say that My Stories were stretching. As a diehard Mets Fan want to see, them Improve as a better team. We all know that We have the Best Pitching rotation in baseball. Mets need to Get younger. Jeff McNeil was a high pick up from the minors to the majors Amed Rosario is starting to become a Professional Baseball player. The Bullpen needs to get younger and more Experienced. Jerys Femilia Mets need to resign him in the off-season and give the Closing to him. David Wright looking to come back which all fans love to see, but he is done. Cespedes is a lost cause and should never see him in a Mets Uniform he got his Money. As for Dominic Smith Bring him back up Now. The Best Player in the Minors right now is Peter Alosno he is tearing off the baseball with 35 Home runs in the minors and should be called up, but the Mets are all about the dollar. We get it! we want a better baseball team but this year is over look forward to next season and see if Mickey Callaway can get the Job Done in 2019.
The one thing that gets to fans is that why is Jay Bruce even playing first base. His natural Position is Left Field, and the Mets don't also want to the knowledge that Dominic Smith and Alonso are both Natural First Basemen's. Peter Alonso has 35 home runs, and you can say he is the much better player then Dominic Smith. However, The facts are Mets don't want to call him up because they have to pay Alonso. Dominic Smith we can say is not a great fielder and sure can be a bonehead when making dumb plays and costly errors, they have to play him and see what he can do. Dominic Smith can give you 25 home-runs. Playing him in the Minors is not going to make him better, Even-though He should be playing every day instead of benching him or bringing him back and forth up. What do you think should Dominic Smith be called up in September and stay the for the rest of the season. Should the Mets Give Peter Alonso a chance to the big show?.
Syndergaard Strikes Out 11 and Micheal Conforto Lead 2 run home in the Second inning with a little help with McNeil to Win 4-1 in AT& T Park Beating The Giants. Syndergaard (10-3) didn't allow a hit after the fourth inning, retiring 17 of the last 18 batters he faced in his first complete game in his whole career. Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run off Chris Stratton in the second inning that gave the Mets a 2-0 lead. Jeff McNeil gave Syndergaard more breathing room by hitting a two-run single off Sam Dyson in the eighth inning for the Mets to Win 4-1 which gave the Win to Noah Syndergaard.
Lets Have some fun on this post. I know i have said in the past Bryce Harper and Also Mets should get Manny Machado but i figured We can have some fun in talking about the possible Moves we could land or moves the fans would like to have here is my list of people the mets should do
1) Land Manny Machado
2) Mets Sign Bryce Harper to 6 Year Deal $25.6 Million makes $150 Millon
3) Mets Trade Noah Syndergaard for Nelson Cruz, or Lance Lynn or Craig Kimbrel or Johnthan Lucroy
4) Mets should also need a Closer bringing back Jeurys Familia
5) If the Mets would be Smart i would look at is getting George Kontos which would bring the Mets a good in game depth with his strong arm and fast delivery to get guys out would make a great addition to the mets Bullpen
Tells us what you think in the comments below who do you want on the Mets in 2019 ?
I will say that this is my first post in little of about 2 years i had to rate a WWE Show and by far i want to say that WWE is Garbage. Why does WWE Need to make superstars get over when they are over already. Trish Stratus Return is really cool the fact that Alexa Bliss is a huge Fan of her, wanted to have a dream match to fight her when it counted in a live WWE Program. The Over For Elias was not needed and the creative needed to smack him to get him a championship sounds stupid. Since Triple H and Stephanie have running Day to Day where you see Less of Vice in the Production Truck and back Stage has been coming Less. His Health is still Very well and Time for Retirement is sure needed. Having the Kids Run WWE is better off Then Triple H. He has no idea of Talent and the Garbage on the Mic is the worst that has been seen in a long time.
T/alking about The Return of Dean Ambrose why does he look like Triple H. He looks good where you seen him build up but with the haircut and the jacked arms looking like a triple H Clone. The lack of Script Handling is really taking away the talent in the ring and using lots of Time on the Mic.
Another Disappointment Comes from Ronda Rousey their is no reason at all she needs the title she can make the WWE universe on her side without the title is taking away from the talent who wrestle everyday you don't need a part timer Brock Lesnar and Hive the title to somebody that actually deserves it. I've seen the rating for The WWE Network Last week it was down at 65% where the fans are not buying the Network because when you get the Network the Events go free if your a First timer. I've made a project to sign up for the network in three different accounts and to notice that you always get a free month anyways it doesn't pay you can cancel anytime. By far WWE hasn't been good since CM Punk Left the WWE and The people who have come in More Injury's and Death's Since are at a all time high. This company bar far when Vice retires or Dies Will no longer been around an you have Triple H to Thank for It.