And while no one questions how good Forte has been, it’s certainly fair to wonder what type of player he’ll be now that he’s on the wrong side of 30. Running back is a young man’s position and players like Rawls, Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley are on the top of most folks’ (us included) “best all-around” lists.
Of course, the Jets have much bigger issues than a player entering his ninth season. Primary among them: Settling the quarterback position. Yes, Geno Smith technically is an option, and the team did use a second-round pick on Christian Hackenberg, but the ideal scenario involves re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has said that he’d rather sit on his couch than play for the paltry $8 million the Jets are offering him.
Whoever ends up under center, Forte will provide the offense with another weapon to go along with Marshall, Eric Decker and former second-rounders Devin Smith andJace Amaro. As always, whether it’ll be enough to unseat the Patriots in the division remains to be seen.
Before Ed O’Neill was Sofía Vergara’s husband on Modern Family, and decades before that, shoe salesman Al Bundy on Married with Children, he was a football player. O’Neill, who played at Youngstown State, was even good enough to sign a professional contract.
And in a recent Q&A, Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola talked about O’Neill’s very brief career in Pittsburgh.
“O’Neill was a defensive lineman during his college days at Youngstown State, and the Steelers signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1969,” Labriola wrote. “But alas, he was waived during training camp, maybe because he was unable to replicate Al Bundy’s glory days at Polk High School …”
The Double-A Binghamton Mets will have a new nickname next season. The team will remain in Binghamton — there had been rumblings they would relocate — but they will no longer be known as the Mets. Fans were able to submit suggestions for the name change over the last few weeks.
Hey, adults who fight over baseballs in the crowd on a regular basis, maybe take a page from these two families and live together in a society?
Nah, that’s probably too much to ask. Regardless, great moment in Oakland.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus goes on an epic tirade after being ejected