Why Kanye West Should Perform During Halftime Of Super Bowl 51

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14037564_10210408122226447_1549487614_oKanye West and the NFL, two of my favorite things in the world. In a perfect world, Kanye would be playing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl the Jets are playing in. If I could witness that, I would die a happy man. I’m thinking of the limbs and organs I’d give up right now just to have the chance to be in the building for that experience. A foot, a toe, finger, kidney, take it all.

Alright back to reality, I know it’s a long shot for Kanye to get the halftime gig and an even longer shot for the Jets to make it there so you don’t have to tell me twice. With that being said, there is definitely a case for Yeezy to be in Houston as Adele recently rejected the NFL’s offer, saying “that show is not about music”.

The hashtag #KanyeWestForSuperBowl51 has taken off and his fans are doing their best to get the NFL’s attention.

First off, Kanye puts on a great performance in any environment to diverse audiences, and you know he would take advantage of the big stage in Houston. His music catalogue is unprecedented in hip-hop, he has a number of hits he could perform, as the Chicago rapper recently passed the great Michael Jackson on the top 40 hits list. ‘Ye would be coming off his Saint Pablo Tour, and may have a new project he would want to promote.

It’s time to let hip-hop in the door as the headliner for the Super Bowl, let Kanye tear the stage up. Bring out Paul McCartney to make the old heads happy, as he plays the guitar on Kanye’s “Only One” track. We’ve seen in recent performances the NFL has tried to appeal to different audiences by synchronizing artists from different genres. I know he can be controversial as we see time to time ‘Ye could explode at any moment (See Below) or go on one of his streams of consciousness (rants), so I understand the NFL’s hesitancy, as he would not appeal to some of the audience. You cannot deny his talent and creative ability though, the guy is a genius. It is the perfect time for a Kanye West halftime performance.

Listen to the kids bro!

Jets Lock Up All-Pro Muhammad Wilkerson With 5 Year Extension

The 2011 first round pick signed a 5 year 85 million dollar contract to keep him in a Jets uniform through 2020.

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As the 4 P.M. deadline for a Wilkerson extension approached, the chances of a deal being struck looked bleak. Until, shortly after 4 P.M. the Jets and other media outlets tweeted a deal had been reached. General Manager Mike Maccagnan did it again. Honestly, I didn’t think the Jets would budge, and let Big Mo play this season out on the 18.8 million dollar franchise tag.

The 2011 first round pick inked a 5 year 85 million dollar contract to keep him in a Jets uniform through 2020. The lucrative deal will make him 37 million in the first two years and 54 million through the third. Wilkerson’s deal nets him more money per year than J.J. Watt’s extension in 2014.

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Big Mo has been nothing short of a stud for the Jets, holding down the defensive line since he was drafted out of Temple 5 years ago. I couldn’t be happier to have 96 back as the heart and soul of the front 7. This situation could have gotten ugly as there were rumors Mo was unhappy and willing to hold out during training camp. We didn’t need this situation to linger into August, as Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is still unsigned.

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Leading by example, the two time all-pro has a motor that just doesn’t stop, setting the tone for the rest of the young talented Jets front. Coming off a 12 sack 2015 season, his 28.5 in the last three years ranks third among 3-4 d-lineman. The only worry, Wilkerson’s coming off a broken leg that happened in the debacle from the last game of the season up in Buffalo. Word is he should be ready to go at some point during training camp, and he is ahead of schedule.

The 26-year-old had this message for Jets nation.

Players across the league chimed in to congratulate Big Mo’ on the new deal.

Congrats to Big Mo, it’s an honor to watch you suit up for Gang Green week in and week out, you deserve every penny. Hopefully, this is a sign the Jets will get a deal done with Ryan Fitzpatrick before training camp opens at the end of the month.

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See you week 1.

Thank You Buddy Ryan

The Defensive guru died peacefully at his Kentucky Ranch Tuesday (June 28).

The sports world mourns after losing two legends today. In addition to basketball legend Pat Summit, former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan passed away this morning at his Kentucky ranch. The cause has yet to be released, he was 85.

James “Buddy” Ryan was the ultimate defensive guru, coaching in the NFL for 26 seasons with his signature in your face, bully type style. Buddy was an innovator as he created modern day blitz schemes we still see today. Like his sons Rex and Rob, Buddy wasn’t scared to speak his mind and was full of colorful quotes. You could see where his sons get their brash bravado from.

The Korean war veteran’s first NFL gig was as the linebackers coach for the New York Jets in 1968 when Joe Namath shocked the world as we defeated the Colts 16-7 for our only Super Bowl win. A game that Jets fans will always remember.

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After moving on to the Minnesota Viking, coaching the “Purple People Eaters,” he gained his notoriety concocting the 46 Defense for the Chicago Bears. The 46 defense was founded on sending more blitzing players than an offense could block. And in 1984, the Bears tallied 72 sacks, a record that is standing to this day. The ’85 Bears capped their Super Bowl title with seven sacks. He was carried off the field by his defense side by side with head coach Mike Ditka.

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Panthers head coach and former Bear on the ’85 defense, Ron Rivera had kind words for Buddy.

He later went on to be the head coach of the Eagles and Cardinals. Buddy had a record of 55-55-1 in the regular season and 0-3 in the playoffs, all with the Eagles.

I’ve always heard about the influences Buddy has had on today’s defenses. It was great to see him around the team when his son Rex was the coach of the Jets from 2009-2014. I got to see the qualities of Buddy through Rex as a coach. A players favorite that would have guys run through a wall for him. A defensive mastermind with an aggressive blitzing mindset that was relentless. Someone that isn’t scared to speak his mind, and is going to come out and hit you in the mouth. He is going to be missed.

You would see the Rex led Jets hop into the signature 46 defense occasionally throughout the season, for example against the Texans below.

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As Rex Ryan enters his second season as head coach for the Bills, he hired his twin brother Rob as assistant to help run the defense. They both go into it with their backs against the wall, looking to honor their late father.

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Buddy Ryan’s impact will never be forgotten, his spirit lives on through his coaching sons. Thank you for allowing my defense to thrive in Madden with the 46 playbook.

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RIP Buddy.