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Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

Posted on: August 31, 2010 12:45 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2010 12:51 pm
 
It seems K. Clemens should make the NYJ roster as the No. 3 QB (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Jets released QB Kevin O’Connell today, and with the pronouncement by coach Rex Ryan that third-stringer Kellen Clemens has “a pretty strong chance” to make the roster, I’ll go out on a limb and say Clemens probably will make the team (I’m a risk-taker, what can I say?).

But if you think that made Clemens’ day, you’d be wrong. Read his quotes in the NY Post and that might give you an idea of how Clemens feels he’s been treated so far this year.

For instance, when the team signed veteran Mark Brunell – who, if Hard Knocks is any indication, does seem to be rather awesome (off the field, at least) – it took Clemens close to a week to wrap his head around the notion.

From the Post:

Clemens, a holdover from the Eric Mangini regime, also admitted he is still stinging from what he perceives as unfair treatment by Ryan this month when the coach named Mark Brunell the No. 2 quarterback just days into training camp.

Asked by The Post yesterday if he had gotten a fair shot from Ryan, Clemens said sarcastically: "To be the No. 3? Yes. There wasn't much competition for the No. 2 spot."

Widespread belief around the NFL has the Jets, barring the unlikely event of a trade, cutting Clemens at Saturday's roster deadline because Ryan has soured on him and, more importantly, because of the quarterback's 2010 salary.

Clemens is scheduled to earn almost $1.2 million this season. That's more than All-Pro holdout Darrelle Revis' scheduled $1 million salary, and teams rarely, if ever, keep a No. 3 quarterback at a rate that high.


Now, without O’Connell in the picture, that probably means Clemens will stick around the (New) Meadowlands. Unless, of course, the Jets go with only two QBs.

For the record, Clemens is 11 of 16 for 116 yards with no TDs or INTs during the preseason. Brunell is 5 of 13 for 23 yards and no TDs or INTs.

UPDATE (12:46 p.m.):
Just saw a series of Tweets from the Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas regarding Clemens. She writes Clemens took a paycut before the season, and that although he drew interest from four other teams in the offseason, "you dance with the girl you came with." Also, Clemens met with Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum Monday night to make sure that, if Clemens makes the team, it would be a positive experience.

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Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

Somewhere in that rant centered on my profile pic and name there was a thought about the comment you quoted...?  Did you enjoy the banal article about Clemens?  Did you think it was a relevant and insight bit of reporting that needed to be put to paper and presented to everyone?   Or are you disagreeing with my assessment of the Jets' QB situation?  Whichever was your intent, next time actually try to put a coherent thought together or join the writer of this POS article and sit your arse down on the bench.




Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

I love the homer JEST fans who think Dirty Sanchez will be a great QB or that the team earned their spot in the playoffs last year.   Such a moronic fan base.   No class fans and no class coach.


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Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

I love the homer JEST fans who think Dirty Sanchez will be a great QB or that the team earned their spot in the playoffs last year.   Such a moronic fan base.   No class fans and no class coach.



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:20 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

Thanks for your intelligent post.  It's refreshing after reading what all the idiots had to say about Clemens and the Jets.  I think Sanchez still has a lot to learn and way too much was expected of a rookie to lead a team deep into the playoffs.  It's a credit to the Jets as a team that they were able to go so far with a rookie QB. Once he gets more experience, he'll be more of an asset and the running and defense won't have so much of the burden in carrying the team. What I especially like about Sanchez is his mobility and ability to throw on the run, which makes him hard to sack and gives him more time to complete a pass and more time for the WR's, TE and RB's to get open and harder for the opponent's defense to keep them covered.



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:10 pm
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

Kellen Clemens did the right thing in staying with the Jets.  I predict he will be the #2 QB on the Depth Chart when the season starts.

Look at Mark Brunell as an upgrade over last year's #3 QB and a mentor to Sanchez.  That is why he was brought in.  He can not know the offense better than Clemens.

Mark Sanchez is poised to move forward, not backward in his progress this season.  If the Jets are going to open up the offense, as promised, his talent will shine through.






Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:04 am
 

Kellen Clemens not a happy QB

Ryan is an arrogant pig. Hopefully the Jets go 0-16.



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