Brandon “Butt Fumble” Moore Is Retiring
“Brandon Moore has texted ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini to dispute the original report, saying that he is waiting for the right opportunity After testing the free agency waters and finding them unsuitable, former Jets offensive guard Brandon Moore is expected to retire after 10 seasons in the NFL, according to ESPN contributor Adam Caplan. Moore originally signed with the Jets in 2002 as an undrafted free agent and served as an anchor on the team’s offensive line for the next decade, starting 142 games, including a streak of 137 straight. Cap issues and the selection of guard Brian Winters in the 2013 draft prompted the Jets to part ways with Moore this offseason. Moore was pursued by and took visits to the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins, but did not reach an agreement with either. Reports suggested the 33-year-old was asking for starting player money and teams were unwilling to go that high. Despite his many accomplishments on the field over his 10 seasons, including a Pro Bowl selection in 2011, Moore is perhaps best known for his role in the 2012 Mark Sanchez “Buttfumble” incident. That’s him, No. 65, unintentionally demolishing his quarterback and creating a yet-unbroken streak on SportsCenter’s Worst of the Worst”. – sbnation.com
You were born Brandon Moore, but you’ll always be known as “butt fumble” to us. An ode to “butt fumble”:
You were a Jet, always on guard
Wearing green and white, battered and scarred
You protected Mark, as best as you could
Though your team was better off, with an old piece of wood
You wore number 65, a proud and strong man
Who was showered with love, from every Jets fan
Men ran behind you, coaches would cheer
As every D tackle, would cower in fear
Now it’s all over, retirement at last
We’ll never forget, that big beautiful ass.
Fly away sweet prince. Fly away and be free.