Tagged with "NFL Coaches"
This and That
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Avery Johnson P.J. Carlesimo Lomas Brown NFL coaches fired NFL GMís fired Rex Ryan Louisville Gators

Heads are rolling in the NFL, Ryan saved by the owner, the Little General sacked for a loss, this and more in this weeks edition ofÖ.



I want to with all the Gabers and their families a Happy and Healthy New Year, from the ScottJax family.



It is tough being a coach for an NBA team in New York. With a record of 14-14, and coach of the month in November, the Brooklyn Nets fired Avery Johnson.

Did he get a fire chance, probably not. But when a star player, Devon Williams, is turning the coach off you know who has to go. Plus, the Nets are a far better team than their record indicates.

P.J. Carlesimo looks like he is going to get the chance to coach even though the rumor mill is swirling about Phil Jackson.



Former Detroit Lion offensive tackle, and current ESPN NFL analysis Lomas Brown, confessed during a radio interview, that he purposely missed a block, on Packers defensive end Sean Jones, so Jones could hurt Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell. Jones did hit Mitchell, and during the play the Lions quarterback broke his finger. He also is justifying it now by saying he was in something like 18,000 plays and he did one stupid thing so its okay. Well its not.

Itís ironic that Lomas would come out and say something like this because he is suing the NFL because he says the NFL didnít do enough to protect players from concussions, yet he allowed an opponent to take an injury-causing free shot at a teammate, is bullshit.



Scott Mitchell stated ďIt just really hurt. It was extremely disappointing. Iím really shocked by it, to be honest. Hereís a guy Iíve had in my house, I had a big dinner for the offensive linemen every year, he came to my house and ate dinner, I gave my offensive linemen gifts every year. For him to do that is just reprehensible, beyond words. Itís really disappointing, it really is painful. When you mess with my family, mess with my livelihood, mess with my health, itís unacceptable. Itís B.S. I just wouldnít do it to a teammate. I wouldnít do it. If Lomas has a problem with me, come talk to me. To try to get someone hurt, itís just mind-boggling.Ē

Mitchell ended up missing the rest of the season due to the injury to his finger. But it could have been a lot worse of an injury and then what would have Lomas thought about that?



The axe has fallen on the following NFL General Managerís:

Yea!!! The Jacksonville Jaguars did something right this year. Owner Shahid Khan fired General Manager Gene Smith. Itís enough we had to go through a 2-14 season this year, but since he has been GM no Jaguar he has drafted made the pro-bowl (I donít count special teams). Smith had been with Jacksonville since it was awarded a franchise in 1993 (first season was in 1995). Bad draft picks (Britton, Alualu, and Gabbert) and worse free agent signings (Torry Holt, Aaron Kampman and Laurent Robinson) did Smith in.

After reaching the AFC Championship in 2009 and 2010 its been nothing but downhill for the Jets. So after seven years, and a 57-55 record, Mike Tannenbaum was shown the door. Tennenbaum was the mastermind behind the Tim Tebow disaster.

Cleveland Browns GM, Tom Heckert was let go. While Tom did change the Browns from an aging team to a young team, the new owner of the Browns, Jimmy Haslam, and new CEO Joe Banner, decided to go clean house and pick their own GM. Heckert did leave the new GM with RB Trent Richardson, QB Brandon Weeden, WR Josh Gordon and OT Mitchell Schwartz.

AJ Smith also bit the turf as San Diego let him go. It doesnít help when you havenít made the playoffs the last three years. Plus the talent has dropped, and maybe the trade for Philip Rivers isnít working out the way it was meant to be (Manning 2 Super Bowls).

 

Arizona Cardinal fired Rod Graves. The Cardinals have a promising defense but he canít seem to pick a quarterback. Kelvin Kolb, who Arizona went after big time, wasnít the answer, at least not this year.



The following NFL coaches have been fired:

There have been times during the past couple of seasons where I thought Andy Reid was just burnt out. But after his speech he gave after he was let go, he seem full of pep and energy, kind of like relieved so-to-speak. Reid is the all-time wins leader with a record of 130-93-1 in 14 seasons with the Eagles. He also won six division titles, lost one Super Bowl and played in four NFC Championship games.

In a somewhat of a shocker, considering he went 10-6, the Bears fired Lovie Smith. In 8 seasons he was 81-63 and won the 2006 NFC Championship. The Bears had a stellar defensive, but it was their offense that was, well, offensive to say the least. And it was the offensive that let Lovie down and out the door he went.

It wasnít a surprise that Romeo Crennel was let go by the Kansas City Chiefs. They finished last in the NFL with a 2-14 record (28-55 in five seasons). You canít entirely put the blame on Romeo as the team was on a roller coaster of a season, beset by injuries, stupid mistakes and the off the field tragedy when Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then committing suicide.

Chan Gailey was ousted as coach of the Buffalo Bills, and that might be a good thing. He was 16-32 in three seasons with the Bills. Their was a lot of reasons why Chan was let go, not using C.J. Spiller properly until it was too late to salvage their season, a bad defensive, and Ryan Fitzpatrick's inconsistency all spelled doom for Gailey.

One coach who is breathing a sigh of relief is Browns coach Pat Shurmur who was let go after a 5-11 season. Pat was 9-23 in two seasons with the team. The Browns have only been in the playoffs once since they returned as an expansion in 1999, Whoever takes the job must be aware that there is a curse somewhere in Cleveland.

After missing the playoffs for three years, the Chargers fired Norv Turner. Norv guided San Diego to a 55-40 record in seven seasons. See A.J. Smith above.

After spending 6 years with the Cardinals, Ken Whisenhunt was let go after finishing 5-11 and 45-51 during his time with the team. Ken did take the Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008 and was the teams all-time wins leader. But the team was doing well until quarterback Kevin Kolb went down and the team just wasnít the same.



How the hell did Rex ďBozo The ClownĒ Ryan manage to keep his job???



Congrats to Louisville in beating the Florida Gators. It was quite at work as all the Gator fans had nothing to talk about. Jacksonville gave the Cardinals no chance what-so-ever.



Til Next Time

Scott

 

 

 

Random Thoughts
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NBA David Stern Albert Pujols Cardinals Stan Musial Houston Texans Xavier Cincinnati Ryan Braun James Harrison Syracuse Orange NFL Coaches

Is David Stern sly?? Albert an Angel?? A fight at a college basketball game?? Braun doing drugs?? Syracuse!!!! All this, Coaches dropping, and more, in one of the biggest ScottJax bogs ever, in this weeks edition of

 

ScottJax has been released, by his surgeon, to go back to work. I started work, this past Tuesday, boo-hoo, and already canít wait until I go on vacation in March. It felt good relaxing, and spending time with my family during the day and evening. I†work at night, so it was really different being up all day.



When are attendance figures, at least in the NFL, correct? I go to Jacksonville Jaguar games, and for the last 3 games, the attendance was reported at over 62,000. While that figure would be accurate for the Jaguar game on Monday Night Football two weeks ago, it was not correct for yesterdayĎs game. The two bridges leading to Everbank Field, were empty a half hour before game time. The weather was miserable, it was windy and cold. Their werenít a lot of fans in the stands, maybe 40,000 if that. When you have been a season ticket holder for a long time, who can get an idea of what the attendance is.



How sly is David Stern?? First his cronies who are running the New Orleans Hornets trade Chris Paul to the Lakers in a three-team trade. Then, because some NBA owners cried foul, he canceled the trade.

Now its okay for a team to trade any of its players, as long as they donít have a no-trade clause, but, it isnít alright for a team run by the NBA to trade its star player, especially to a team who already has a mega-star on it.

You are going to tell me the Hornets get Lamar Odom, from the Lakers, and from Houston they would get a 2012 first round pick from Houston that they got from the Knicks, Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic. Do any of these players strike fear in your heart? Nah, not a chance. In the meantime, Houston gets Pau Gasol.

So the Lakers give up an injury prone Lamar Odom and a player who will never be a mega-star in Gasol. No wonder the Lakers wanted to make the trade.

Then the Hornets turned down a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Clippers, because Los Angles Clippers werenít giving the Hornets enough in return. Originally, the Clippers were to send center Chris Kaman and prospects Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe, but New Orleans wanted Los Angeles to add Eric Gordon and Minnesotaís unprotected 2012 first-round draft pick, which the Clippers thought was too much to give, even for the chance to get Paul. Another move by the NBA to keep Paul in New Orleans.

But the essences of the owners lock-out had been to stop big-market teams from leveraging small-market teams for star players pending free agency.

The real problem is going to be, DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT THE NBA OWNERS GOT FROM THE NEW COLLECTIVE BARGINING AGREEMENT????

Or

WAS THERE SOME BACKROOM DEALS DONE JUST BETWEEN THE OWNERS THAT THE PLAYERS DONíT KNOW ABOUT???

It has now been reported that†CP3 will be going to the Clippers



In what was a dominate game by Xavier, turned out to be remembered as a game that was called with 9.4 seconds left when the teams fought on the court. This game was marred with trash talking throughout the game, then words escalated into shoving and then swings were seen in the pile, as coaches pulled their players away.

The cheap shot has to go to Cincinnatiís Yancy Gates as he sucker punched Xavierís Kenny Frease in the face.

Cincinnati suspended senior Yancy Gates, junior Cheikh Mbodj and freshman Octavius Ellis six games each and freshmen GeíLawn Guyn one game.

Xavier suspended freshman Dez Wells and walk-on Landen Amos for four games, junior Mark Lyons for two and senior Tu Holloway for one game.

I feel that Yancy Gates should have been suspended for the season for his actions. He was the player who was throwing multiple punches during the melee.

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said the four suspended Bearcats players will still have to earn their way back onto the team, even with their fixed game suspensions handed out by the school and endorsed by the Big East on Sunday afternoon.

Before any of them put a uniform back on they will apologize and that's just the first step before putting the uniform back on," Cronin told ESPN.com Sunday. "Just because the press release says what it says that doesn't mean they're all back. They're going to sit in front of a camera and say how sorry they are and how grateful they are for getting a second chance.

"If I don't believe it then they won't be on the team -- and if they don't demonstrate that they won't ever put on a jersey again -- period," Cronin said. "They're going to sit in front of a camera and say it. I can tell the difference as to how genuine they are. The university issued the suspensions and I supported it. But for me it's different. I have the autonomy to not let anybody back on the team."

Officials and coaches, from both teams, have offered apologies and expressed embarrassment.



On top of the suspensions of Xavier and Cincinnati players, comes word that a southwest Ohio prosecutor will consider criminal charges in the aftermath of the brawl. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said in a statement Monday that his office will review the fight to determine whether any charges are appropriate.



Whatís up with Ryan Braun? Come-on man!!! Just when we thought baseball was getting back to normal, you go and screw things up. Braun found out about the results before he received his MVP award. He is appealing the ruling. Now Ryanís spokesperson is telling all who will listen, "There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan's complete innocence and demonstrate that there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program. While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident that he will ultimately be exonerated."

Ryan should have made a statement, on his own, if he had nothing to hide.



Congratulations go out to the Houston Texans who finally have made it to the playoffs. Got give props to T.J. Yates who was throw into the job after quarterbacks Schaub and Leinart went down with injuries. Yates is 2-0 as a started.



St. Louis screwed up!! They have a loyal fan base who fill the stadium and what do they do, they let Albert walk. If he was with Yankees, they would have given him what he wanted. This is like saying todays Cardinals would have let Stan "the Man" Musial walk.



James Harrison has to be one of the dirtiest players in the NFL. Here is the hit on McCoy the other day. Notice how Harrison brings his arms up. He does that on most of his hits. Tell me thereís not something wrong with that.

He has to get an suspension or a heavy fine placed on him.

The NFL gave James a one game suspension. Was that enough??



I know its early in the season, and number one really doesnít mean as much as it does at the end of the college basketball season, but I have to give props to MY College basketball team Syracuse Orange. With all the adversity with the Bernie Fine incident the team has stood tall. It does help that this is the deepest team that I can remember. Ten players play consistently while the team has had fifteen players play in a game. I can never remember when that many played in a game for Cuse.

Go Orange!!!



What do these three coaches have in common? They are no longer the head football coach of their teams.

Jack was fired two weeks ago, 2 years too late, by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Del Rio was the coach for 9 years, with a record of 68-71. His last three years were suppose to be years Jacksonville was to make it to the playoffs, but just the opposite happened. The team finished 7-9, 8-8 and was 3-8 when fired.

Todd Haley, 19-27, just couldnít get the chief untracked after quarterback Matt Cassel, and three starting offensive lineman, went down with a season ending injuries. The future looked bright after Kansas City made it to the playoffs with a 10-6 record. I think the Chiefs were looking for a reason to fire Haley.

Tony Sparano, was 11-5 in his first year as the Dolphins head coach, leading people to believe that the future was bright. Ah how records of 79, 7-9 and 4-9, finishing with a 29-32, spoiled it all.



Here is another video of a military person surprising a family member

 

 

Til next time

Scott


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