Sanchez is "lazy"? Well, duh

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Sanchez is "lazy"? Well, duh

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

The NYDailyNews.com published a story thats only adding to the smoke and ruins that is the New York Jets franchise. Apparently, some players arent too fond of how Mark Sanchez has been babied over the past few years.

We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice, said one anonymous player. Hes lazy and content because he knows hes not going to be benched.
Ouch. Brutal.

First Santonio Holmes was grilled by teammates for giving up and quitting on the team and now more Jets players are ripping Sanchez a new one for being lazy and content.

Like weve said before, you gotta look into the Jets culture for the real issue. If Sanchez is lazy and content you have to look at where hes learning it from.

Nothing like a human blob yelling at you to run faster to really get you motivated.

The answer to their problems? Peyton Manning, apparently.

Holy smokes, New England fans. Imagine seeing that face in a Jets jersey?

I mean, that has to be a Patriots fans schadenfreude wet dream, right? Manning and the Jets losing in the same game?

Daily News is already peeing themselves in excitement at the thought of Manning joining.

Whoa there, fellas. In Boston we all know what happens when you deem a team as such.

Has to be worse when theres no signings, right? Hell, the playoffs are still happening and the Daily News already wants to give the Jets the 2013 Super Bowl.

Really, maybe calling Sanchez lazy is a bit much. I mean its not like hes doing other things other than studying plays, right?

What the hell is up with this last one?

Ok, so not so much on the play studying. Or at least not football play studying if you know what we mean. But look at those only abs. You cant get those without a lot of hard work, dehydrating yourself the day before the shoot and maybe some sweet Photoshopping skills, right?

Fine. Maybe he is a bit lazy. Guarantee hes content.

Who wouldnt be. Wait, what do you mean shes too old for him?

Too soon?

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Bruins will add assistant coach, tap Bradley to run draft board

Bruins will add assistant coach, tap Bradley to run draft board

While the Bruins technically operated, and operated well, short one coach once assistant coach Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien behind the Boston bench, that’s not expected to continue for the upcoming season.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed this week that the B’s will be retaining the current assistant coach group of Joe Sacco, Jay Pandolfo and Bob Essensa to work under Cassidy as full-time head coach, and that they’ll be looking to add one more person to his staff.

“I think our staff did a very good job jumping in and picking up, because we didn’t add to it at the time [of Cassidy’s promotion] when we subtracted from the group. It will stay as is,” said Sweeney. “We will also be looking to add to it to complement that group. Bruce and I have already spoken briefly about it, but we haven’t identified yet and we’ve already received some people that would have some interest. We’ll pursue that accordingly.”

Sacco handled the defensemen and the penalty kill in the final few months of the season, and Pandolfo worked with the forwards in his very first season as an NHL assistant coach following a stint in player development. Essensa, of course, worked with the goaltenders and as the “eye in the sky” from the press box once Pandolfo moved to the bench following the coaching change. So the natural assumption would be that the Bruins would hire another former defenseman to work with the D-men given the backgrounds of Sacco and Pandolfo as forwards.

“We haven’t gotten too far out in front of it. But, Joe Sacco moved from the front of the bench to the D, and did a terrific job [while playing a] big part of the penalty kill all year. Jay [Pandolfo] came down from the press box, worked with the forwards, which he had worked with all year. But now he’s in the heat of the battle. They were terrific. We were a true staff,” said Cassidy. “Goalie Bob [Essensa] became a little bit more of an eye in the sky for us up there. We had Kim [Brandvold], who was our skating coach, helped a lot with the practices, with the pace we were trying to establish. I can’t thank them enough.

“Going forward, we’re going to meet and decide what’s the best fit for us [as an assistant hire]. Obviously those two have a forward background, I have a defense background, so maybe that’s an area we have to look at, what’s the best complement. But we’d be getting ahead of ourselves if I said today that we’re pinpointing an exact thing. We’ve got to look at it and say, ‘OK, who’s the best fit. What makes us the most successful?’ We’ll go from there with the candidates we get.”

The situation automatically leads one to wonder if P-Bruins head coach Kevin Dean would be a possible candidate as a longtime Cassidy assistant at the AHL level, or if Dean wants to continue on his track as a head coach. If not Dean then perhaps Providence Bruins assistant coach and former Bruins D-man Jay Leach might also be a strong candidate after his first season working with the young P-Bruins at the AHL level.

While it’s clear the Bruins still have some discussions before potentially making a move on hiring an NHL assistant for Cassidy’s staff, they have made a determination about their scouting staff. The B’s never replaced the head of amateur scouting position when Keith Gretzky was hired as an assistant general manager with the Edmonton Oilers, and it will instead be Bruins assistant GM Scott Bradley that will run Boston’s draft board in June.

“Scotty Bradley has stepped back into that role, which he’s very comfortable doing. He holds the title of Assistant General Manager and he’ll oversee the draft. We’re very comfortable with the people he’s worked with in recent years that have been a big, big part of our recent drafts. Our meetings went well,” said Sweeney. “They were just at the U-18s and had other subsequent meetings, so there will be some banter in the upcoming [scouting] meetings, in terms of where we end up finalizing our list. Scotty will oversee that.”

It’s not exactly foreign territory for Bradley, who previously held the head scouting position with the Black and Gold and played an instrumental role in drafting players like Milan Lucic, Phil Kessel, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. But there’s also some question as to how big a role Gretzky played in drafting the massive wave of talented prospects now pushing their way through Boston’s system, and how much his presence will be missed at NHL Draft weekend moving forward.