2013: Emmitt on the Brink - Week 6
2013: Emmitt on the Brink.
The premise: Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Patriots open the 2013 season with a blowout win. Unfortunately, they get into trouble for Spygate II. As punishment, Roger Goodell orders the Patriots to fire Bill Belichick and replace him with Emmitt Smith.
This is a weekly feature that will take a newspaper reporter's perspective and follow the 2013 New England Patriots as they traverse the 2013 NFL season under Emmitt's guidance. This page will be updated every Thursday during the real 2008 NFL season.
Of course, you can always look at all of Emmitt's quotes in the Emmitt Smith Anthology.
Emmitt Smith name head coach of the New England Patriots in 2013!
EMMITT SUSPENDS TWO COACHES; DEVISES OWN GAMEPLAN
By Steve Sanders, Boston Beat Senior Writer
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
When members of the same team get into a fight in the NFL, one can usually assume that the two culprits were players who got into a heated battle during practice. Seldom do you see a pair of coaches grabbing at each other's throats.
Well, that's exactly what happened during Tuesday's coaches' meeting. An argument between offensive coordinator Brad Childress and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel began during the meeting and escalated into a physical brawl.
Luckily, the Boston Beat bugged the room, allowing us to share part of the conversation with you, the reader:
EMMITT: "OK guys, how are we going to stop the Oakland Rangers even though they has not won a game yesterday or this season? Dennis Green is a good coach. We need to outwise him so we can score more points than the other teams."Childress threw about 20 punches, all of which bounced off Crennel. Crennel then threatened to eat Childress in order to recover his precious Oreos, but was restrained by offensive line coach Jon Runyan.
CHILDRESS: "First we need to decide if we're going to kick the ball to Devin Hester 100 percent of the time or just 99 percent of the time."
ROMEO: "Too much thinking. Can we take cookie break first?"
CHILDRESS: "we just started the meeting, you fat POS! Now, our best player is Randy Moss. I recommend that we exclude him from our gameplan. That will fool everyone!"
ROMEO: "Please please please can we take cookie break?"
CHILDRESS: "Shut up! Just shut up! We need to figure out how we're not going to incorporate any screens into our gameplan! Also, let's use all our timeouts early so we don't have any left at the end of the game! I learned that from my old boss, Andy Reid."
ROMEO: "Cookie break now!"
CHILDRESS: "I ate your cookies, fattie! Ha! No cookies for you!"
Outraged, Emmitt suspended both Childress and Crennel for Sunday's game against the Raiders, and announced that he would gameplan for the contest on his own.
After watching film of Dennis Green's meltdown against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in 2006, Emmitt called a press conference to discuss his strategy. Emmitt announced that he would copy Chicago's game plan of trailing by a huge deficit at halftime.
"On 2006, the Bears made a huge comeback on offense, defense and special team to catch up to Atlanta's incircumfermable lead," Emmitt said. "We will try to struggle to score on offense on purpose, so we can lose by a big score at halftime. Then we will come back with a ven... uh... van... uh... strong."
In other news, every sportsbook in Las Vegas dropped the point spread of this game from 17.5 to three.
RAIDERS BLOW RECORD LEAD; COACH TO MENTAL HOSPITAL
By Steve Sanders, Boston Beat Senior Writer
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
For 58 minutes, New England's pristine 5-0 record appeared very much in danger.
Emmitt's plan as a whole backfired, though the first part succeeded, as Oakland quickly jumped out to a 34-0 lead by halftime. It helped that all the Patriots did offensively was kneel down on every play.
Unfortunately, the comeback part of Emmitt's strategy wasn't working. The Patriots couldn't stop the Raiders offense. Crennel's absence had a major impact, as the defense was often confused and disoriented. On one drive, New England had 15 men on the field five plays in a row. On the next drive, New England had just seven players on the field for the entire possession. On another drive, the Patriots had nine defensive linemen up front with two linebackers manning the secondary.
"We definitely have some defensive confusion," Emmitt said. "I cannot suspended Ronald Crennel again. He know how to send the players out on the field."
Meanwhile, New England's offense was even worse. Anthony Morelli, who was tested for a 1.9 blood-alcohol level after the game, tossed interception after interception. Morelli was eventually benched in favor of Kevin O'Connell, though Emmitt stated that he still believes in Morelli.
"Kevin O'Donald is a good quarterback but Anderson Morelli is my guy," Emmitt stated. "He have uh... gold in his brain and he have strong will and might."
Once the score was 55-0 with two minutes remaining, there were no Patriots fans left in the stadium. Maybe they should have waited until the fat lady sang. Devin Hester, who signed a 5-year, $800 million contract this offseason, fumbled the ball, which was returned for a touchdown. New England then recovered three consecutive onside kicks, which it returned for touchdowns. The Raiders finally recovered the next kickoff, but fumbled it way for yet another Patriots score. Things finally seemed to settle down when Oakland obtained the succeeding kick without coughing it up.
At 55-35 with 1:20 remaining, things still seemed bleak for the Patriots. That changed when Darren McFadden fumbled the ball for New England's sixth-consecutive score. Another onside kick and a quick touchdown later, and the Patriots were inexplicably to within six with a minute left. Oakland recovered the ball on the next kickoff, but was held to a three-and-out by the Patriots, who finally had the correct formation on the field. Dennis Green was seen shaking on the sidelines.
Thanks to a solid punt return, New England held the ball at midfield with six seconds on the clock. O'Connell dropped back in the pocket, waited for his receivers to reach the end zone, launched a Hail Mary and... touchdown! Randy Moss caught it! Following an extra point, the Patriots secured their preposterous victory to improve to 6-0.
"I am very proud to be the head coach of the New England," Emmitt said. "We had a good game on offense and uh... the other thing that's not the offense."
Meanwhile, many were expecting another magical Green meltdown. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Green, who was trembling, had to be carted off in a straight jacket as he continuously repeated, "They are... who we thought... let them off... hook... played em in... played em in preseason..."
It's safe to say that Al Davis wasn't too pleased.
"Dennis Green... is a traita'... and I know that he mastaminded this loss," Davis declared, as his skin was peeling off of his face and on to the podium. "It is not fair... for JaMarcus Russell... to have this loss on his resume. In fact... I will petition to the commissioner... Paul Tagliabue... to have this loss nullified.... from JaMarcus Russell's permanent record. JaMarcus Russell is a great player, Paul! Get over it!"
Amid reviewing game film to find any signs of sabotage, Al Davis won't have time to find a new head coach, save for the remote possibility that Green breaks out of his mental hospital, steals a little girl's bicycle and rides off wearing a red helmet. Davis said that because he won't have much time, he'll resort to his fallback plan of digging Art Shell out of his grave yet again.
Shell will be Oakland's head coach for the third time, marking the second instance he does it as a mere corpse. If you're a virgin in the Oakland area, you should be advised to leave town, as your blood could be used to barely reanimate Shell on a weekly basis.
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Season 1, Week 1 - PATRIOTS WIN 84-0 ON SUNDAY; LOSE ON MONDAY - Sept. 12
Season 1, Week 2 - PATRIOTS WIN 11-4 AMID CONFUSION; VICK ARRESTED - Sept. 19
Season 1, Week 3 - PATRIOTS ESCAPE WITH 7-2 WIN; BENGALS FLEE STADIUM - Sept. 26
Season 1, Week 4 - PATRIOTS-LIONS GAME MOVED TO...? - Oct. 3
Season 1, Week 5 - EMMITT'S PLAN TO NEUTRALIZE CHIEFS, TEBOWS FAILS - Oct. 10
Season 1, Week 6 - EMMITT SUSPENDS TWO COACHES; DEVISES OWN GAMEPLAN - Oct. 17
Season 1, Week 7 - AL DAVIS FINDS PROOF OF SABOTAGE; FILES GRIEVANCE - Oct. 24
Season 1, Week 8 - PATRIOTS PREPARE FOR DECLINING DOLPHINS - Oct. 31
Season 1, Week 9 - STEROID SCANDAL HITS FOXBOROUGH - Nov. 7
Season 1, Week 10 - EMMITT TO APPEAR ON REALITY TV SHOW - Nov. 14
Season 1, Week 11 - MORELLI SUSPENSION PENDING; CBS' PORTER CRITICIZES GOODELL - Nov. 21
Season 1, Week 12 - MANGINI'S BIRTHDAY RUINED - Nov. 28
Season 1, Week 13 - CRENNEL EDGES REID IN CHARITY EVENT - Dec. 5
Season 1, Week 14 - MORE THAN 100 NFL PLAYERS TO BE SUSPENDED - Dec. 12
Season 1, Week 15 - COACH NEARLY MISSES INTERNATIONAL GAME - Dec. 19
Season 1, Week 16 - PATRIOTS FIGURE TO ROLL IN MIAMI - Dec. 26
Season 1, Week 17 - AFC PLAYOFF PREVIEW - Jan. 2
Season 1, Week 18 - PLAYOFF ROUND 1 RESULTS - Jan. 9
Season 1, Week 19 - PLAYOFF ROUND 2 RESULTS - Jan. 16
Season 1, Week 20 - PATRIOTS TO THE SUPER BOWL! - Jan. 23
Season 1, Week 21 - DID THE PATRIOTS WIN IT ALL WITH EMMITT? - Jan. 31
Season 2, Week 1 - PATRIOTS KICK OFF 2014 SEASON AGAINST THE JETS - Sept. 18
Season 2, Week 2 - JERRY JONES MAKES SURPRISING ANNOUNCEMENT AT HIS WEDDING - Sept. 25
Season 2, Week 3 - MICHAEL VICK SAVES THE DAY IN EAGLES LOSS - Oct. 2
Season 2, Week 4 - AL DAVIS UNLEASHES SECRET WEAPON AGAINST PATRIOTS - Oct. 9
Season 2, Week 5 - MAJOR CHANGES PREVALENT THROUGHOUT THE LEAGUE - Oct. 16
Season 2, Week 6 - PATRIOTS WIN ON A CULTURAL NIGHT IN MIAMI - Oct. 23
Season 2, Week 7 - DANIEL SNYDER HIRES NEW COACHES - Oct. 30
Season 2, Week 8 - SEVERAL PATRIOTS TO APPEAR ON GAME SHOWS - Nov. 6
Season 2, Week 9 - FAVRE RUINS PACKER PLANS AGAIN - Nov. 13
Season 2, Week 10 - PATRIOTS COULD BE IN TROUBLE AGAIN - Nov. 20
Season 2, Week 11 - PATRIOTS HIRE FORMER NO. 1 PICK, SPY - Nov. 27
Season 2, Week 12 - MANGINI'S BIRTHDAY PARTY RUINED AGAIN - Dec. 4
Season 2, Week 13 - THANKSGIVING GAME RECAPS - Dec. 11
Season 2, Week 14 - PATS, BILLS TRAVEL TO NORTH KOREA - Dec. 18
Season 2, Week 15 - PATRIOTS PRACTICE CANCELED; LAUGHING GAS RELEASED - Dec. 26
Season 2, Week 16 - PATRIOTS ONE WIN AWAY FROM PERFECTION - Jan. 2
Season 2, Week 17 - PERFECTION AGAIN - Jan. 9
Season 2, Week 18 - PLAYOFF ROUND 1 RESULTS - Jan. 16
Season 2, Week 19 - PLAYOFF ROUND 2 RESULTS - Jan. 23
Season 2, Week 20 - PATRIOTS ADVANCE TO SUPER BOWL; WILL FACE RAMS AGAIN - Jan. 30
Season 2, Week 21 - PATRIOTS CRUISE TO EASY SUPER BOWL VICTORY; BECOME FIRST TEAM TO GO 19-0 - Feb. 14
Season 3, Week 1 - PATRIOTS KICK OFF 2015 SEASON AGAINST THE DOLPHINS - Sept. 11
Season 3, Week 2 - PATRIOTS FACE AN EASY CHALLENGE AGAINST INJURED LIONS - Sept. 18
Season 3, Week 3 - PATRIOTS AWARDED WIN AS JETS STADIUM IS IN RUINS - Sept. 25
Season 3, Week 4 - PATRIOTS FACE COWBOYS' SECRET WEAPON - Oct. 2
Season 3, Week 5 - PATRIOTS LOSE VALUABLE MEMBER OF TEAM - Oct. 9
Season 3, Week 6 - PATRIOTS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN HOT WATER AGAIN - Oct. 16
Season 3, Week 7 - GOODELL AIMS TO IMPROVE PLAYER SAFETY; LEAGUE ANGERED - Oct. 23
Season 3, Week 8 - EMMITT DISTRAUGHT AFTER WAR OF WORDS WITH DENVER COACH - Oct. 30
Season 3, Week 9 - MANGINI'S CELEBRATION RUINED; COACH TO MISS GAME - Nov. 6
Season 3, Week 10 - PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK TO MAKE CAMEO APPEARANCE ON ENCOURAGE - Nov. 13
Season 3, Week 11 - AL DAVIS' DARK MAGIC BACKFIRES; PATRIOTS NOW 10-0 - Nov. 20
Season 3, Week 12 - EMMITT RETURNS TO PATRIOTS AFTER INTERVIEW - Nov. 27
Season 3, Week 13 - FORMER QUARTERBACK HOLDS SYMPOSIUM - Dec. 4
Season 3, Week 14 - PATRIOTS DRAFT SON OF FORMER NFL QUARTERBACK - Dec. 11
Season 3, Week 15 - EAGLES RECEIVER LEADS ALL PLAYERS IN PRO BOWL VOTING - Dec. 18
Season 3, Week 16 - PATRIOTS-VIKINGS GAME TO BE MOVED - Dec. 25
Season 3, Week 17 - WEATHER RUINS PATRIOTS-JETS FINALE - Jan. 1
Season 3, Week 18 - PATRIOTS, RAIDERS AWAIT WINNERS OF WILD CARD ROUND - Jan. 8
Season 3, Week 19 - PATRIOTS-RAIDERS TO MEET IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR - Jan. 15
Season 3, Week 20 - OLD FOE RETURNS TO HELP PATRIOTS VANQUISH RAIDERS IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP - Jan. 22
Season 3, Week 21 - PATRIOTS REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS - Feb. 8
Season 4, Week 1 - EMMITT LOOKING FOR WORK - Sept. 11
Season 4, Week 2 - CHRIS JOHNSON WANTS MORE MONEY - Sept. 18
Season 4, Week 3 - ARIAN FOSTER INJURED, ARRESTED AND SUSPENDED - Sept. 25
Season 4, Week 4 - DESEAN JACKSON BANNED FROM NFL - Oct. 2
Season 4, Week 5 - EMMITT REPLACES HANK WILLIAMS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Oct. 8
Season 4, Week 6 - ANDY REID ON THE HOT SEAT AGAIN - Oct. 15
Season 4, Week 7 - HARBAUGH, SCHWARTZ PREPARE FOR BATTLE - Oct. 22
Season 4, Week 8 - NO TEAMS SHOW UP FOR TERRELL OWENS' WORKOUT AGAIN - Oct. 29
Season 4, Week 9 - JAMARCUS RUSSELL DISCUSSES COACHING STRATEGY - Nov. 5
Season 4, Week 10 - SANDUSKY BLOWS WHISTLE ON VICK - Nov. 12
Season 4, Week 11 - VICK DOG RAPE FALLOUT - Nov. 19
Season 4, Week 12 - SUH ASSIGNED TO ANGER MANAGEMENT - Nov. 26
Season 4, Week 13 - SKITTLE WARRIORS FAIL TO ISSUE VERDICT ON STEVE JOHNSON - Dec. 3
Season 4, Week 14 - EMMITT STOPS EVIL TIM TEBOW - Dec. 10
Season 4, Week 15 - SKITTLE WARRIORS ARREST SAM HURD - Dec. 17
Season 4, Week 16 - THE BEAST IS UNLEASHED; HELL IS UPON US - Dec. 24
Season 4, Week 17 - NEW NFL LOCKOUT HAS EVERYONE MIFFED - Dec. 31
Season 5, Week 1 - ALL SAINTS' GAMES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Sept. 3
Season 5, Week 2 - BOUNTYGATE II SEXUAL ACTS CONTINUE - Sept. 10
Season 5, Week 3 - REPLACEMENT OFFICIAL TARGETED AS MAJOR SUSPECT IN BOUNTYGATE II - Sept. 17
Season 5, Week 4 - GREG SCHIANO GOES TOO FAR THIS TIME - Sept. 24
Season 5, Week 5 - POLICE STRIKE OVER; EMMITT HAS WARRANT IN HAND - Oct. 1
Season 5, Week 6 - ROGER GOODELL ARRESTED AND RELEASED - Oct. 8
Season 5, Week 7 - A LONG, BUT USEFUL DETOUR FOR EMMITT AND HIS CREW - Oct. 15
Season 5, Week 8 - EMMITT IS ARRESTED! - Oct. 22
Season 5, Week 9 - EMMITT FINDS A FRIEND IN JAIL - Oct. 29
Season 5, Week 10 - NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT JONATHAN VILMA - Nov. 7
Season 5, Week 11 - ERIC MANGINI AND ASIAN ERIN ANDREWS' WEDDING - Nov. 14
Season 5, Week 12 - BOUNTYGATE II GOES BEYOND THE NFL - Nov. 21
Season 5, Week 13 - JERRY JONES FINALLY FIRES HIMSELF - Nov. 28
Season 5, Week 14 - EMMITT FINALLY ON RIGHT TRACK TO FINDING BOUNTYGATE II MASTERMIND - Dec. 5
Season 5, Week 15 - EMMITT FINALLY MEETS MASTERMIND OF BOUNTYGATE II - Dec. 12
Season 5, Week 16 - EMMITT'S FRIENDS TO THE RESCUE! - Dec. 19
Season 5, Week 17 - EMMITT AND FRIENDS REWARDED FOR ENDING BOUNTYGATE II - Dec. 26
Season 6, Week 1 - CONTROVERSIAL DIVISIONAL REALIGNMENT IN THE NFL - Sept. 7
Season 6, Week 2 - MORE PUNISHMENT FOR RILEY COOPER - Sept. 14
Season 6, Week 3 - BROWNS SHOCK NFL WITH ANOTHER TRADE - Sept. 21
Season 6, Week 4 - EMMITT FOUND IN THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACE - Sept. 28
Season 6, Week 5 - EMMITT MEETS WITH FBI FOR LLOYD INVESTIGATION - Oct. 5
Season 6, Week 6 - EMMITT QUESTIONS BOB KRAFT - Oct. 12
Season 6, Week 7 - THE WALKING BUCS - Oct. 19
Season 6, Week 8 - NFL ADMITS TO TWO OFFICIATING BLUNDERS - Oct. 26
Season 6, Week 9 - CONTROVERSY OVER OTHER NFL TEAM NAMES - Nov. 2
Season 6, Week 10 - MARTIN AND INCOGNITO SQUARE OFF IN TOURNAMENT - Nov. 9
Season 6, Week 11 - NFL ANNOUNCES RELOCATION OF JAGUARS - Nov. 16
Season 6, Week 12 - JOSH FREEMAN'S SECRET IS EXPOSED - Nov. 23
Season 6, Week 13 - NFL SUSPENDS MERIWEATHER, HITNER INDEFINITELY - Nov. 30
Season 6, Week 14 - DISASTER STRIKES AT LOWE FAMILY TURKEY BOWL - Dec. 7
Season 6, Week 15 - A FATEFUL BARBEQUE AT BELICHICK'S HOUSE - Dec. 14
Season 6, Week 16 - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AARON HERNANDEZ - Dec. 21
Season 6, Week 17 - TROUBLING TIMES AHEAD - Dec. 28
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