BASN Classic BlackBox: Planet Earth To Jets Coach Eric Mangini

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Updated: October 16, 2007

A BASN Classic BlackBox Last Updated:September 03, 2006 PLANET EARTH TO JETS COACH ERIC MANGINI CHAD PENNINGTON IS NOT THE FUTURE OF THE JERSEY JETS IT’S BRAD SMITH

FACE OF THE FUTURE

Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini

put his Foot in his Mouth when

he named Pennington to be

Starting Quarterback

THE QUESTION NOW IS

Mangini smart enough to remove

his Foot from his Mouth

( probably not )

For those who complain NFL pre-season games are a Waste. Pure nonsense. They are as important to the season as is the regular season in their own way. Without those exhibition games on the most basic level finalizing a squad would be like running a lottery.

More to the point coaching staffs find out who in pre-season not among the Chosen Few just might have the Right Stuff.

Enter Brad Smith

Who was humiliated ( he’ll never say that unless he wants to get dumped ) by Mangini and the Jets who harked back to a Stereotype that still plaques African American Quarterbacks. Despite his stellar college career at QB ….

… the New Jersey Jets drafted Smith as a Wide Receiver and that is exactly as he has been used and treated since through training camp and the first 3 pre-seson exhibition games. WELL THANK GOD FOR PRE-SEASON GAMES because in the Jets final pre-season game against Philadelphia Friday night in their FINAL quarter of the pre-season EVERYTHING CHANGED when Mangini finally allowed Smith to do what he has done best since the age of 5 ….

Play Quarterback

History may little note

nor long remember

the Jets final

pre-season game

EXCEPT

it may have

SAVED

the Jets for

the next decade

What we witnessed was the True Jets Quarterback of the Future not Limited White Boys Chad Pennington, Kellen Clemens or Patrick Ramsey. Brad Smith in one brief Quarter and two possessions but the others to SHAME leading the Jets down the field twice, displaying immense leadership and talent, and scoring, make that RUNNING the Winning Touchdown for this come back Victory which ended the Jets pre-season on a Very High Note.

To summarize the Difference

between Smith and the Others

He is that Dual Threat to throw and run the ball well ( when necessary ) which is the bane of Defenses and the Salvation for teams Blessed with a Quarterback with 1) leadership skills, 2) throwing ability, and 3) who can run well. None of the other Three especially QB Bullshit Artist Chad Pennington can.

Let’s put it in Full Perspective

the Jersey Jets beat Philadelphia

BECAUSE

Brad Smith QBed the 4th Quarter

pure and simple

We can easily extrapolate from that here in the Box where we don’t suffer from the White Boy Syndrome which infests all sports, that had Smith Quarterbacked the entire game Philadelphia would have ended their exhibition season in complete humiliation rather than ‘only’ losing to Smith and the Jets 20-17.

At the start of the 4th Quarter the Jets were trailing 17-10 and the guys in the broadcast booth ( two white guys of course ) were already talking the Jets obituary for the game until to their and everyone’s surprise …..

…….Freshman Coach Mangini arose from his Sideline Stupor to put “wide receiver” (sic) Brad Smith in as Quarterback. Smith promptly and flawlessly engineered 2 drives, In the first taking the team 41 yards in 13 plays resulting in a 30 yard field goal. He was just warming up.

On the Jets final possession Smith began on the Eagles 28 and and in 5 plays gave the Jets the lead and the Victory with his fantabulous 9 yard TD run. In creating these two are inspiring scoring drives Smith did something very very important which the others could not in critical 3rd down situations he RAN for the First Down. In fact Smith RAN the ball FOUR times for 31 yards.

Averaging 8 yards per carry.

Too Bad we don’t live in a

Fair or Logical World

’cause IF we did

Brad Smith

would be the Jets

Starting Quarterback

in the Season Opener

Chad Pennington ?

he’d be doing Something

he is more capable at

like selling Life Insurance

POSTSCRIPT

Brad Smith remains listed

as a Wide Receiver

on the Jets roster

Surprise

( to no one )

Brad IF only

you were White

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LET BRAD SMITH CALL SIGNALS