Emmitt on the Brink - Season 2: Week 1
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 on 2014!
PATRIOTS KICK OFF 2014 SEASON AGAINST THE JETS
By Alex Rodriguez, Special to the NFL Bible Network
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
A year ago today, Jets head coach Eric Mangini ratted out Bill Belichick for spying on his team for a second time, prompting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to replace Belichick with former ESPN analyst Emmitt Smith.
Though the move was intended as a punishment, the Patriots would go on to win the AFC Championship. This offseason, Goodell made the move permanent; until Emmitt retires, he will be coaching New England no matter what transpires.
So here we are, a year later, and we're back at the scene of the crime. Patriots-Jets. Week 1.
Though this figures to be an intense divisional matchup, Mangini surprised the media by focusing on something else besides this game.
"I'm having my first-annual NFL Kickoff Slumber Party at my house Saturday night," Mangini exclaimed. "All of my cool friends are going to be there like Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. We're going to have pizza, ice cream cake and Nintendo Wii. I even told Shannon Sharpe that the party's next weekend so he doesn't come over and ruin things for me."
It's pretty clear that Mangini and Sharpe don't exactly have a mutual friendship, though the two are working together for the first time.
Remember, this is Manginiís third year in his second term as the Jets coach. Mangini took over again once Rex Ryan got into trouble for ordering hookers for all of his players the night after a victory. The front office told the media they needed someone less risky than Ryan.
"Yeah, it's true that Shannon Sharpe is my offensive coordinator this year," Mangini vented. "I wanted someone cool to be my offensive coordinator, but my parents made me do it. They said I couldn't have my slumber party if Shannon wasn't my offensive coordinator. I just hope this doesn't ruin my chances with Erin Andrews..."
Sharpe, meanwhile, seemed excited at the prospect of working with his good buddy.
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What the media was expecting to hear from Mangini was an explanation for what was going on with his new star receiver Plaxico Burress.
Burress was arrested last weekend in New York for jaywalking without a license. New York district attorney Robert Morgenthau is once again trying to make an example of Burress; though the normal fine for jaywalking in the Big Apple is $25, Morgenthau wants to send Burress to prison for 50 years.
Unfortunately for Burress, his crappy lawyer was once again at a loss, unaware that he could call for a mistrial because Burress was not getting a fair trial.
"Derrrrr, I dunno what to do here derrrrrr," said Burress' attorney earlier in the week.
Without Burress in the lineup, things will be more difficult for New York's starting quarterback. Perhaps the greater question is who exactly will be under center for the Jets on Sunday. Mangini told the media he made his decision between Mark Sanchez and Brett Ratliff, but didn't want to announce it just yet.
"Why would I tell you guys this information now?" Mangini asked. "I'm going to announce my starting quarterback at my slumber party. That way all of my cool friends like Randy and Calvin will definitely come."
Meanwhile, Emmitt told reporters he was struggling to prepare for the Jets without knowing who their quarterback would be.
"I am at a lost," Emmitt said. "My new offensive coord... uhh... coordination Josh McDonald's printed out a quotation from the Webline that say, 'If you do has two quarterback, you do not has any quarterback.' Does that mean the New York Jet do not have a single quarterback on their roster?
"I am looking at their debt chart right now and I see three or four guys that have the letters Q and B next to their name," Emmitt continued. "If you put these two letter together, it make the phrase, 'Quarterback.' I am puzzle by it. Very puzzle indeed."
Stay tuned for breaking news when Mangini announces his quarterback. We'll have it here for you on the NFL Bible Network, where we report all the news - even if it's not true.
PATRIOTS WIN ON A TECHNICALITY; MANGINI ANNOYED
By Alex Rodriguez, Special to the NFL Bible Network
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
This looked like the game that would never end.
Kickoff was at 8:35 Eastern on Sunday night. The Patriots scored quickly, as Anthony Morelli inaccurately heaved the ball downfield toward newly acquired receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. The pass never had a chance; the ball sailed into the upper deck of the stands in the back of the end zone. Even if it was on target, Heyward-Bey would have dropped it anyway.
Fortunately for the Patriots, beleaguered cornerback Lito Sheppard karate-chopped Heyward-Bey before the ball flew over their heads. Though the pass was obviously uncatchable, the official had no choice but to throw the flag; it was that blatant of a penalty.
The Patriots scored a touchdown on the next play with a Morelli sneak at the 1-yard line, though New England had to burn two timeouts so Emmitt could explain the situation to Morelli. We're still unclear whether Morelli misunderstood Emmitt or was simply too drunk to process the instructions in his alcohol-laced brain.
The Jets took the ensuing kickoff to their own 40. Eric Mangini did not announce his starting quarterback at his slumber party, so all Jet fans were wondering whom he'd go with. Unfortunately, Mangini didn't send either quarterback onto the field. Instead, 10 offensive players lined up and no one was under center to take the snap. The play clock expired, and the Jets were pushed back to the 35.
Forty seconds later, the Jets were on their own 30. Then the 25, then the 20, 15, 10, 5, 2.5, 1.25, and so on. Eventually, New York was so far inside its own 1-yard line that the officials didn't even bother moving the ball anymore.
As this was going on, Mangini was seen scowling on the sideline with a demeanor that would have made Oscar the Grouch proud. Mangini later told the media he was content to do this all night. Since the clock wasn't running, this could have gone on forever.
Fortunately for everyone at the game, Roger Goodell phoned in at a quarter of 1 a.m. He informed the officials that he just made a new rule saying that any team with 350 delay-of-game penalties in a single contest automatically has to forfeit. Because the Jets were already at 363 such infractions, they automatically lost the game.
So, why did Mangini refuse to name a starting quarterback? He answered all of the questions after the game.
"I planned on naming the starting quarterback at my slumber party, but no one showed up!" Mangini whined. "Shannon Sharpe showed up even though I told him the sleepover was next weekend. Shannon and I waited and waited and waited. No one came! It's all Shannon's fault!"
Mangini suddenly burst into tears.
"Now Erin Andrews will never go out with me!" Mangini whimpered. "She's going to think I'm a dork because I hung out with Shannon Sharpe! It's not fair! I hate my parents for making me be friends with him!"
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Emmitt, meanwhile, was relieved to win on a technicality.
"I am so confuse - do having two quarterback mean the same as no quarterback, even though you can point at the quarterback and count one and... uhh... the number after one?" Emmitt asked himself. "The importance of these matter is that we come away with a victory on a technication... uhh... technivation. And now we have to prepare for... techlitification. Sorry, technification."
On the other hand, new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was very pleased with the victory.
"O-M-G did you see those two offensive plays we had?" McDaniels asked to no one in particular, waving his hands like a crazed lunatic. "I like called such great plays and like we scored a touchdown on only two plays. It doesn't matter who is in our offense, I can put points on the board no matter what. McDaniels for the win, guys."
Asked about McDaniels' play-calling on the two offensive plays, Emmitt said he was pleased.
"Josh McDonald's is obviously a good offensive coord... uhh... coorderation and I am please for now," Emmitt revealed. "But we have only a li-bit of evident to work with. We need more evident. Not a li-bit more evident. We need a lot-bit more evident. And once we get a lot-bit more evident, we will know if Josh McDonald's is good enough to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl championship where we can win uhh... Super Bowl championship."
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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
Season 7, Week 1 - EMMITT AND FRIENDS ESCAPE DOWNTOWN ABBOTT - Sept. 5
Season 7, Week 2 - WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSH GORDON - Sept. 12
Season 7, Week 3 - EMMITT AND FRIENDS LOST AT SEA - Sept. 19
Season 7, Week 4 - EMMITT AND FRIENDS EXPLORE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND - Sept. 26
Season 7, Week 5 - MANZIEL REVEALS SECRET TO EMMITT - Oct. 3
Season 7, Week 6 - EMMITT AND FRIENDS FIND THEMSELVES IN MIDDLE OF GANG WAR - Oct. 10
Season 7, Week 7 - EMMITT CONFRONTS LEADER OF THE BLOODS - Oct. 17
Season 7, Week 8 - JIM IRSAY DESTROYS CRIPS' HEADQUARTERS - Oct. 24
Season 7, Week 9 - EMMITT TRAPPED INSIDE THE TOWN - Oct. 31
Season 7, Week 10 - NEW THREAT IN WALKING BUC APOCALYPSE - Nov. 7
Season 7, Week 11 - DESEAN JACKSON SAVES EMMITT FROM ANDY REID - Nov. 14
Season 7, Week 12 - UNDERSTANDING JUSTIN BIEBERíS POWERS - Nov. 21
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