You, sir! Yes, you, in the cubicle with the tie that doesn’t fit very well and the 6.5 40 speed. Want to be a professional football player? Well, get your ass up to New York, amigo, because the Jets are redefining “desperate.”
(”Can we find anyone who can kick a damn football? I’m sorry, what’s that? We can’t? Uh-oh.”)
According to the NEW YORK TIMES, the Jets are looking for a solution at the least-athletic position on the football field. They’ve burned through so many other prospects that hey, it might as well be you.
Let’s add punting to the list of things that Jerry Jones knows less about than he thinks he does. And the placement of HD Jumbotrons in his new stadium. And…well, I’ll just stop there, because we could go on all day like this with issues that aren’t really relevant to the story at hand: while the debut of the new Cowboys Stadium might have been a success last night, ESPN says the stadium is a punter’s nightmare because of the enormous, low-hanging HD screen in the middle of the stadium.
In fact, Titans punter A.J. Trapasso managed to hit the screen with a punt in third quarter in Tennessee’s preseason game against Dallas - the debut of the new stadium. And while Trapasso has a leg on him, this wasn’t a display of punting prowess like Ray Guy hitting the screen at the Superdome, either - this seems like a problem that is going again and again.
Video of Trapasso’s punt plunking the video screen after the jump: