Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Now that Pete Carroll is going back to the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks after coaching for nine years in USC, Mark Sanchez decided to make a joke about it since he was exactly in that position when last year season was over, which considering he is in one of the most stressful moment of the season speak really well of the rookie.
The Super Bowl odds for the Jets to win the big game are 40/1 right now and despite Rex Ryan is really confident about archiving it –or least his mouth is - nobody in the history of this game have ever won the title with a rookie QB.
Sanchez will probably have opportunities to meet against the Carroll in the field in the future but looking smooth as he is right know is a good sign for the Jets fans as they might start dreaming if the Jets upset the Chargers this week.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hughes Named Nagurski Trophy Finalist
TCU defensive end is also a finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award
Nov. 19, 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Football Writers Association of America and Charlotte Touchdown Club have announced TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes as one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, honoring the nation's top defensive player.
It's the second straight season Hughes has been a Nagurski Trophy finalist. This year's other finalists are Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer, Tennessee strong safety Eric Berry, Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Hughes is also one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He is a semifinalist for the Lott Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award. Hughes is also one of just three defensive players to be included among 15 "Players to Watch" for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2009 Player of the Year award.
A senior from Sugar Land, Texas, Hughes was named to all five Midseason All-America teams (SI.com, CBSSports.com, Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele's).
With 13 tackles for loss, including 10 1/2 sacks, Hughes has been instrumental in No. 4 TCU's 10-0 season. He totaled eight tackles, including 2 1/2 for loss with 1 1/2 sacks and three quarterback hurries in last week's 55-28 win over Utah. His 49 tackles place third on TCU.
Hughes was a consensus All-American last season when he led the nation with 15 sacks.
Last month, Hughes received a Local Hero Award from Bank of America for his community work. He is on pace to graduate this spring, in four years, with a degree in communications.
Hughes was ranked as the No. 1 defensive end in the nation by Lindy's and Rivals. He has also been rated by Mel Kiper Jr. as the nation's No. 2 defensive end prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Hughes and the other Nagurski Trophy finalists will travel to Charlotte for the Dec. 7 banquet and presentation of the award at the Westin Hotel.
The FWAA's National Defensive Player of the Year award is named after Bronko Nagurski, who dominated college football at Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle from 1927-29.