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Does Hackenberg want to be a Jet?

The Jets have flared up all kinds of controversy QB wise, not the least of which signing Josh McCown, an injury riddled QB with a below average arm and average QB smarts. The Jets will be McCown’s 7th team in 14 years. He averages just 1017 passing yards per season, throwing for below 2000 yards in 9 seasons. Ryan Leaf averaged more passing yards per season than McCown. McCown has never started all 16 games. McCown averages 5.64 passing TDs per season. McCown does, however, top Tom Brady in some categories, such as fewer interceptions per season with 4.92, because Brady has only missed 34 starts in his career, including his suspension, his injury and his career as a backup to Bledsoe to McCown’s 112 missed games. Still, after all these stats, the Jets want McCown over two young arms named Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. So where could Hackenberg go instead?

  1. Houston Texans. Where else? A reunion with former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien should be in the writing, and Houston needs someone else. Tom Savage might not be the most dependable next year, and I would be surprised if 1st round pick Deshaun Watson started a game. I think he’ll sit out, like what the Eagles did to Donovan McNabb. But then again, that is what we thought would happen to Carson Wentz…
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won’t get to be starter, but there is a solid chance he could be 2nd string here. He could join an emerging team with a solid WR corps, including his fellow PSU man, Chris Godwin.
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars. Eventually, Blake Bortles will get benched. Chad Henne is good, but Hackenberg would be better.  The Jaguars have a history of signing PSU players, and last year had 7 on the roster. Familarity would do Hackenberg well, and he’ll get to play with his favorite WR, Allen Robinson.

 

Others: Steelers, Eagles, Titans, Panthers, 49ers

Think I’m missing one? Respond in comment box!

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Sports Trivia of the Month

Congrats to the sports phenoms who answered last months’ Trivia. The answer was Vinny Testaverde. We had two guesses for Testaverde, a solid 50%, and now for this month’s sports trivia…

Which of these Blue Jays pitchers has not pitched for the Phillies? There may be more than one answer…

A. Dave Steib

B. Jimmy Key

C. J.A. Happ

D. Roy Halladay

Bonus Question: Can you name what years the pitchers/pitcher pitched for the Phillies? Respond in the comment section.

 

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Who’s the Q?

In Philadelphia, rather than making a move for a backup like AJ McCarron who has never seen Philly, we have 3 homemade heroes trying to be No. 1. The connections to PA? Here Goes:

Carson Wentz played 16 games with the Philadelphia Eagles last year.

Nick Foles is returning home, with his most successful team that he played 2011-2015 as a starter.

Matt McGloin played college football with the PSU lions.

Jon Gruden believes the Eagles will stick with Wentz, saying,

“He’s got a better receiving corps, and the reps will add up. He’s going to be able to go into the second-year as a starter, calling the same plays, handling situations and audible better than he did the first time around, just because of experience. That’s great, great thing, and something that not a lot of quarterbacks don’t have with the same system and same play-callers for two seasons. I did like him a lot [coming out of North Dakota State] for the same reasons that I said I would choose [Pitt quarterback] Nathan Peterman if I had to play a game in three or four months. The kid was well-trained at North Dakota State. They train quarterbacks differently there. They train football players different there. In the huddle, they use a lot of motion and shifts, they have a volume of plays, and they put a lot on the quarterback at the line of scrimmage. I think that helped Carson dramatically handle the variety and all the different things that are in the Eagles’ playbook.”

Others? Not so much…

Brandon Lee Gowton, a writer for Bleeding Green Nation, says he sees and fears, “when Wentz struggles and some of Foles’ fanboys call for him[Foles] to be the starter”

I don’t know about you, but this is my Depth Chart…

1.) Carson Wentz

2.) Nick Foles

3.) Matt McGloin