Originally Posted by KontradictioN
Not a lot of running backs can do much with 10 carries, especially not one like Jones. The way the Dolphins were stuffing the run, I don't blame the Jesters for putting in the electric Washington. Things can happen anytime he touches the ball whereas Jones is a between the tackles type runner who takes a little longer to get going.
The problem with defending the "longer to get going" players is that players who can't get it going earlier hurt their teams by putting them in bad position. When your running back is getting 2 yards on first down, you put your quarterback under more pressure. That might be fine when you're looking at Tom Brady, but it's not so good when you're looking at most quarterbacks, especially injured quaterbacks.
Look, I know that people here like to bash Favre. It's fun for them, no matter how stupid it is. I understand that, because most people don't think before popping off, and they don't realize how hypocritical they are being. But, the reality is that Favre was playing with an injured arm and there was nobody on the Jets' bench than an injured Brett Favre. The man is ancient by NFL standards and, even injured, the Jets had nothing better to put under center. Don't blame Favre for that, blame the front office that spent a ridiculous amount of money but didn't protect themselves against an injured quarterback.
And, as for Jones, he certainly wasn't calling out Coles when Favre's #1 receiver was pouting like a little girl and then struggling to get open all season long, along with the rest of that pathetic receiving corps. He also didn't talk about that overpriced offensive line, which got Favre sacked more often than he'd been sacked since 2000. Then again, his memory must be fairly short to have forgotten who put the Jets in position to make the playoffs in the first place by playing good/great football against the Patriots and Titans, so perhaps expecting him to hearken back almost a decade is too much.
I despise players who complain about teammates who try playing through injury. It's not up to the injured player to pull himself, it's up the the coach to make the move. Hell, if Favre had pulled himself, the complaints would be that he didn't suck it up and play through the pain. Blaming a fellow player in that situation is gutless, clueless and classless, and Jones should have known better. Then again, losers fix blame while winners fix problems.