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Xander Diaz

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Xander is Editor-In-Chief for AFCBeast.com - The Best Damn Jets Fan Site Ever!

A programmer by trade, Xander is a life long Jets fan and enjoys engaging in discussion with his fellow fans about his favorite team. Xander recently started AFCBeast.com to give fans a central location to read up on what is going on around the league and of course with the mighty Jets.

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Tales Of A Super Bowl: How Super Bowl XLIV Became My Most Memorable Super Bowl Ever

Super Bowl Sunday and I awoke like a kid at Christmas time. I didn't have a pony in this race but the prospect of witnessing a shoot out between two incredible quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees was one I had been relishing from the moment it became a reality.

Video: Field Pass - Jets Vs. Chargers

The guys over at ESPN’s NFL Live all chimed in with their opinions on the keys to the coming New York Jets vs. the San Diego Chargers. The key areas they cover include; Difference Makers, Match ups To Watch and of course a prediction. First up the games ‘Difference Maker’. NFL Live selects Antonio Gates.

Mark My Words: The New York Jets Can Beat The San Diego Chargers

The New York Jets have embarked on an improbable run with a convincing victory over the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals. Faced with the prospect of having to beat an NFL team not once but twice in back to back weeks, there were many who gave the Jets a snowballs chance in Hell of success. Looks like even Hell is facing climate change problems.

New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan – A Chip Off The Same Block

Regardless of what you think of him, one thing you can say about New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is that he is not afraid to let the spit fly.

Top Five Reasons Why The New York Jets Won’t Win The Wild Card Round

This is a tough one for me to admit but the truth is the truth. The New York Jets could actually lose their re-match in the coming Wild Card round against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Top 5 Reasons Why The New York Jets Will Win The Wild Card Round

The New York Jets have squeaked into the playoffs with a sound 37-0 trouncing of the Cincinnati Bengals in what is most likely the last football game in the history of Giants Stadium. The Jets tumultuous season has lead many to speculate that this team is “one and done” in this years playoff rounds.

A Death In The Family

There is tragedy today in Jets camp as Casey Johnson, the socialite daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and heiress to the Johnson & Johnson business empire has died. She was 30.

Jets vs Dolphins – Rivalry Redux

The Miami Dolphins edged out the New York Jets 31-27, in a game that featured 2 ties and 6 lead changes. The loss got me to thinking about some of the great games I’ve seen these two teams play over the years and I decided to put together my list of the most memorable games played between these rival AFC teams.

Jets Running Game May Reap Biggest Rewards From Edwards Trade

The biggest winner in the Braylon Edwards trade may just be the New York Jets running game. The Jets currently hold the league’s No. 9 ranked rushing offense, averaging 130.5 yards per game. Those numbers aren’t hideous but Rex Ryan’s promise of a "ground and pound" attack hasn’t exactly been making any defensive coordinators lose much sleep either.

Jerricho Cotchery Makes Trip To Miami

It looks like Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will be a game time decision for Monday nights game with the Miami Dolphins. Cotchery and the team flew down to Miami in the early afternoon on Sunday.

Cotchery Could Miss Monday Night’s Game At Miami

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says WR Jerricho Cotchery may not play on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins. Cotchery missed Friday’s practice with a hamstring injury.

Mark Sanchez Hit With $5K Fine For Vilma Hit

New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez was fined $5,000 by the NFL for his low block on New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma last weekend. The league offices don't confirm fines until Friday but Sanchez volunteered the information yesterday.

ESPN Analyst Chris Mortensen Not So Sure About Edwards Trade

Speaking this morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike In The Morning show, ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen voiced some skepticism about the New York’s Jets acquiring WR Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns.

A True Identity For the Jets?

True followers of the New York Jets know all too well what that one week there is heart pounding excitement...and then total and complete failure.

Jets Are Taking A Hard Look At Denver's Brandon Marshall

The Jets are seriously considering a trade for the Denver Bronco's disgruntled (and frequently troubled) wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

New York Jets Up Offer To RB Leon Washington

Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have finally upped the offer to RB Leon Washington. The offer is now closer to averaging about $4.5 million per year.

Jets Are Not Shopping RB Thomas Jones Around

Dispelling a rumor on nationalfootballpost.com, the Star-Ledger is reporting that the New York Jets are NOT shopping veteran running back Thomas Jones around. This is according to an unnamed, inside source.

Why Can’t New York Jets Running Back Leon Washington Get A New Deal?

New York Jets running back Leon Washington was reportedly close to a deal before the start of training camp. Training camp started 12 days ago and Washington is still waiting. Why?

Jamaal Westerman Continues To Impress The New York Jets

It appears that Rutgers product, defensive end-turned-linebacker Jamaal Westerman is the real deal. So much so that Dave Hutchinson of the Star Ledger is reporting that Westerman making the team for the New York Jets is a near certainty now.

New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens Gets Nod For First Preseason Game But It’s Rookie QB Mark Sanchez Who Shines

Yesterday, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan named veteran quarterback Kellen Clemens the August 14th starter for the team’s first preseason match up against the St. Louis Rams. Despite how good rookie Mark Sanchez looked after his first full practice with the first team.

High Praise For Dustin Keller

Bart Scott gives some surprising praise to Dustin Keller. "I would compare Dustin Keller to Kellen Winslow."

Leon Washington Now Feels Good About Getting A Deal Done

Yesterday the Star Ledger reported that Leon, who staged a one-day holdout before reporting for camp, now feels confident a deal will be done before the start of the regular season.

New York Jets Safety Kerry Rhodes – Unleashed!

What a difference a year can make. New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes was making serious waves back in 2006 and 2007 as a playmaker in the NFL. Then it all went away.

New York Jets Training Camp; The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Training camp is finally here! After weeks of speculation about the who’s, the what’s and the when’s, we are finally going to start getting some answers. In celebration of the coming season, I have put together a training camp guide outlining what is good, bad and down right ugly as the New York Jets head into camp.

Leon Washington Contract Talks Hit ‘Stalemate’

The Star Ledger is reporting that things are not going so good with negotiations between the New York Jets and star running back Leon Washington.

Madden 2010 And The New York Jets

Here are some great screen shots featuring the Jets from the hotly anticipated video game, Madden 2010.

Leon Washington’s Agent To Meet With Jets GM

The New York Daily News reported last night that Alvin Keels, agent for disgruntled running back Leon Washington, is coming up from his Virginia base to meet with New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum.

Sanchez Or Clemens, Who Should Start For The New York Jets In 2009?

One of the hottest topics coming out of New York Jets camp these days is the question of who should start at quarterback in 2009. Will it be USC, hot shot Mark Sanchez or tried and not so true veteran Kellen Clemens?

Rodney Harrison Calls Out Rex Ryan And The New York Jets

Yesterday former New England Patriot, Pro Bowl safety Rodney Harrison took 5 questions from the New York Post. Fully 3 out of the 5 were about the New York Jets and apparently gave Rodney plenty to talk about.

Michael Vick or Kellen Clemens: Who Is The Better Backup QB Option?

Obvious, a lot has to happen for Vick to even be an option but assuming he meets all requirements and is allowed to play, I can’t think of a better option as back up QB than Michael Vick.

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