Live from East Rutherford before Dolphins vs. Jets
D'Arcy Maine (7:02 PM)
Greetings from East Rutherford for MNF! We've got ourselves a real... uh, we have a game tonight. We have a game to watch. I'm trying to stay positive here.
D'Arcy Maine (7:03 PM)
Send in whatever questions you may have about the 0-4 Dolphins and the 2-3 Jets or any other question that could be loosely-related to football. We'll do this chat until about 8 and then I'll switch over to a live blog for the game. Without further ado, let's get this chat rolling...
Jackson (Texas) [via mobile]
Do you think Brandon Marshall will really go through with getting kicked intentionally, and starting fights?
D'Arcy Maine (7:05 PM)
You just never know with Brandon Marshall, Jackson. For those who don't know, he stated publicly last week that he hopes to get kicked out of tonight's game by the midway point of the second quarter. Can't say I blame him. If Matt Moore was throwing me passes, I might try and duck out early too.
Dennis (Seattle, Washington) [via mobile]
What the heck are the Dolphins doing on Monday Night Football?
D'Arcy Maine (7:07 PM)
Maybe the programming team was hoping one of their celebrity owners would show up? Who doesn't like a good Fergie appearance? Or maybe they hoped Reggie Bush would be dating a Kardashian cousin by now.
dennis anaheim ca. [via mobile]
Isnt it about time to replace rex Ryan as coach? Or the offensive team coach?
D'Arcy Maine (7:10 PM)
Fire Rex? I know a three-game skid is rough but that seems a litle rushed, doesn't it? The Jets have made it to the AFC Championship game the last two seasons, I think Rex has done an okay job. And there'still plenty of time to turn it around this season. No need to do anything hasty. I'm glad you're not my boss Dennis. I would have been fired after two weeks on the job.
oliver W. madison, wi [via mobile]
Is Daniel Thomas gonna play tonight? Or should I go with reggie bush for fantasy?
Andrew [via mobile]
Is D Thomas a go for tonight? If so, do you think he will be a factor? Thanks
Kevin Chicago [via mobile]
Do you have an update on Daniel Thomas?
D'Arcy Maine (7:13 PM)
This might be the most popular question of the night so far. Still no official word on Thomas. He's listed as questionnable with a hamstring injury. I'm sure we'll be hearing something momentarily and I'l make sure to post it here as soon as I know it.
Josh (Minnesota) [via mobile]
I really think the colts can compete with the dolphins for Luck...to bad the don't play in the Luck Bowl
D'Arcy Maine (7:15 PM)
How fun would it be if at the end of the season, the team from each conference with the worst record squared off in the Luck Bowl? They could hold it the week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl. Couldn't be any worse than the Pro Bowl...
Timmy Time [via mobile]
How many hours until Tebow Time and why doesn't ESPN have a countdown clock going?
D'Arcy Maine (7:19 PM)
You mean you don't have a mental, second-by-second clock of Tebow's start? Shame on you. And you call yourself a football fan.
Seth (Milwaukee) [via mobile]
Who do you think will be the Raiders new QB?
D'Arcy Maine (7:23 PM)
Garrard looked to be the frontrunner but the news came out tonight that he needs immediate surgery and isn't available. Palmer is rumored to be a target for the Raiders but it seems doubtful the Bengals will release him from their current hostage-like situation. Boller and Pyror are on the roster but I don't think either of them are ready to lead the team to more wins. I keep hearing lots of rumors about a potential Kyle Orton trade. All I know for sure is that it won't be JaMarcus Russell. And that has to be good news for fans of the black and silver.
Tyler, Poughkeepsie NY [via mobile]
Marshall is gonna be playing like a man with a mission, the Dolphins will be victorious
D'Arcy Maine (7:24 PM)
Bold prediction, Tyler. I will say the 'Fins are in desperate need of some life and maybe Marshall's words, crazy as they may be, could help fire them up. I'm very interested to see how he comes out in this game.
Adonis (Los Angeles, CA) [via mobile]
Greetings from LA, LA land. Who wins tonight's game? I'm looking to make a few dollars and I think you have the winner.
D'Arcy Maine (7:27 PM)
I appreciate the vote of confidence, Adonis although I'm rarely correct in any avenue of life. Vegas has the Jets as a 6.5-point favorite and I would take the Jets... if betting were legal and all. I don't have much faith in Matt Moore and think this should be a relative cakewalk for New York.
Jason, Fresno, CA [via mobile]
Will Daniel Thomas play for the Dolphins tonight?
D'Arcy Maine (7:30 PM)
Here's your Daniel Thomas update... He is active and will play.
Miami fl [via mobile]
Jets better cover
D'Arcy Maine (7:31 PM)
Is that a threat?
Xavier (Columbus, Ohio) [via mobile]
Wouldn't it be great if Sparano and Ryan tangle like Schwartz-Harbaugh?
D'Arcy Maine (7:34 PM)
What's your deal, Xavier? I kid, I kid. I think tonight's game could really use something like for entertainment reasons. I might just start shaking people's hands in the press box to see what happens.
rm [via mobile]
What about over under
D'Arcy Maine (7:35 PM)
The O/U is 42.5. I'm not banking on an offensive showcase tonight so I might take the under.
Andy B, Philadelphia, PA [via mobile]
Important: What are you eating/drinking during the game? I'm grilling a pork tenderloin and some sweet potato fries with some Franziskaner Oktoberfest
D'Arcy Maine (7:37 PM)
Feel like driving some of that up the Turnpike? Sounds significantly better than the pasta dish and green(-ish) beans being served to the media. Enjoy it, Andy.
chris (anaheim, ca) [via mobile]
Since your a pats fan, the only thing you're enjoying about this game is being in MIA and not bristol...
D'Arcy Maine (7:40 PM)
Unfortunately this game is being played in Jersey, Chris. I live in NY so I'm sure I'll really enjoy the two-hour drive my ten-mile commute will become after this game.
Gary Giant. New Jersey [via mobile]
The jets better win!, with all the trash-talking they do! Giant fans love it because it takes the spotlight off us. Case in point- 2007!
D'Arcy Maine (7:43 PM)
That's a really good point, Gary. With all the talking Rex and Co. does, the NY media all but forgets about the Giants. Always amazing when a NY-team can fly under the radar. Can certainly work to their advantage. I think most people have no problem with Rex's words when his team is winning but, as we're seeing now, it's a much different story when they're losing.
chris, pittsburgh [via mobile]
Sanchez a franchise quarterback?
D'Arcy Maine (7:47 PM)
I'm still undecided on that, Chris. Keep in mind he's ony 24 so he has a ton of time to be a dominant QB. At this point I don't think he is but you can't argue that he's been at least efficient throughout hi career and has had success in the postseason, unlike Matt Ryan or several of his peers.
Phillip (cedar rapids, ia [via mobile]
What is the over/under on INTs by Matt Moore? My guess is 2, but a completion pct < 50.
D'Arcy Maine (7:50 PM)
Great question, Phillip. I have pretty low expectations for Moore tonight. In five seasons in the league, this is just his 21st game. I'm taking the over on your O/U line.
Duano, Boston MA [via mobile]
They should just broadcast this game to the AFC East cities, who else is has any real interest in it?
D'Arcy Maine (7:52 PM)
chris, pittsburgh [via mobile]
What are youre top 5 teams in the afc?
D'Arcy Maine (7:55 PM)
Is this a trick question? Not a great year for the AFC thus far. I think my top five look like this... Patriots, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers and Bills. That last team felt weird to write in that sentence. Anyone else care to share?
chris north carolina [via mobile]
what happened to redskins is beck going to start against panthers
D'Arcy Maine (7:57 PM)
Still no official word from the Redskins but it appears they're leaning towards starting Beck over Grossman this week. After Grossman's horrific game yesterday, it seems like that might be the best call for the team.
1cdn1beaver1 (East St Paul, Manitoba Canada) [via mobile]
Hi D'Arcy, if you were the GM of the Raiders, what would you say if the Vikings called you to offer McNabb and some cash to send to the Raiders in exchange for a third and sixth round draft pick to Minnesota in the (upcoming draft)?
D'Arcy Maine (7:59 PM)
If I answered the phone and someone said 'Donovan McNabb', I would (forcefully) hang up immediately. And then put it off the hook so I wouldn't have to waste another 30 seconds of my time entertaining such a deal. And then probably scream 'WHAT'S YOUR DEAL?' before patting someone aggressively on the back. But that's just me.
D'Arcy Maine (8:01 PM)
That does it for me from our pregame adventure. Hope you'll join with my live blog which will be starting momentarily. Thanks to everyone for following along! I would say enjoy the game but I don't want to get anyone's hopes up.