Found August 06, 2012 on
Turn On The Jets:
Shockingly enough the New York media and the mainstream media will occasionally twist headlines to generate some type of controversy. We will use this series of columns to review what was actually said and whether there is any reason to be up in arms about it. Today’s topic is the brawl of the century that occurred at practice, along with a few other comments about today’s “newsworthy” topics -
The finger waving
What actually happened -
Defensive back D’Anton Lynn hit running back Joe McKnight late out of bounds. McKnight responded by throwing the football back at Lynn, leading to roughly a 20 player brawl on the sideline somewhat near the fans. The fight was broken up within a minute or so and practice resumed.
Of course the national hand wringing began immediately. Look at the Jets! No chemistry! Out of control again! Of course New England had about three brawls last week but you would never hear too much about that.
Needless to say, fights happen in training camp. A brawl between a player who won’t make the roster and a third down back isn’t going to make or break the Jets season.
Unfortunately this wasn’t the only dominant non-important Jets news story dominating headlines today. Boomer Esiason thinks the Jets should cut Tim Tebow. Okay? They aren’t going to cut him, so why even bother discuss it? Boomer is a radio host…and a good one at that and comments like this are given to generate ratings.
What should be discussed today is how rookie Stephen Hill beat Darrelle Revis deep for a touchdown on a perfectly thrown 50 yard pass from Mark Sanchez. This is big news because nobody beats Revis deep. The Jets desperately need Hill to grow up fast because of how banged up their wide receivers are and because Sanchez is continuing a very strong training camp.
If you want to talk about the fight, talk about the mature way Sanchez handled it to the media today.
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The highlight of New York Jets training camp today was a brawl featuring about 20 Jets players, right near fans, with Rex Ryan pulling participants out of the pile. Fisticuffs are a pretty normal part of the training camp grind, as there comes a point when everyone is tired of seeing the same faces, tired of knocking heads with the same people, and irritated about getting up early...
A disagreement between running back Joe McKnight and safety D'Anton Lynn, the son of the Jets running backs coach, let to a brawl at the New York Jets practice on Monday in Cortland, N.Y. The incident began, according to the New York Daily News, after Lynn, an undrafted rookie, pushed McKnight out of bounds. McKnight threw the ball at Lynn's facemask and rushed toward...
Finally, a story out of Jets training camp that doesn't involve Tim Tebow or Mark Sanchez. A brawl broke out during a Jets practice session on Thursday after defensive back D'Anton Lynn shoved running back Joe McKnight out of bounds after McKnight caught a pass, according to New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. McKnight responded by throwing a football at Lynn and charging...
Since the entire world, or maybe just all of the New York tabloids and ESPN, is fixated on what’s going on at New York Jets camp, we’re bound to hear about everything that happens. Big or small.
So when practice ends with a 20 player brawl, you can’t bet your bottom dollar that there will be a report and video to boot.
It started when safety D’Anton Lynn, son of runnings...
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Mark Sanchez (Cummings/AP) is he is right leader for the Jets?
Another fight, you’re kidding right? Sadly, no, the New York Jets once again lost their cool and another fight happened. Even though head coach Rex Ryan had a forceful speech with them. Is this a reason to be concerned with? Or, just a bunch of men ready to hit someone else?
It may be both reasons, but the fact is the...
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