While the bloom is off the rose for 14 year old Eric Mangini (the J-E-T-S S-U-C-K-I-N-G up a storm today against the Jags), perhaps one of our New York area readers can explain the exact purpose of WCBS TV’s “Generation Jets” and how FCC deregulation could’ve created such a horrific scenario.

Though the Colts stayed unbeaten today with a narrow win over Tennessee, Indy GM Bill Polian finds himself under fire from Fox Sports’ resident Fabien Barthez lookalike Jay Glazer.

When Colts GM Bill Polian placed defensive tackle Corey Simon on non-football injured reserve this week for an unknown illness it drew raised eyebrows around the league. As it turns out, that was not Polian’s most questionable move in the last seven days.

Polian (above) accosted a New York Jets official in the tunnel of Giants Stadium prior to last week’s game, several sources and people present on the scene told FOXSports.com. The Jets have notified the NFL front office to ask what options they have and what action they can take if any.

According to the sources, Polian was upset that speakers were set up too close to the field. After voicing his displeasure, a Jets operations employee talked to Polian about the issue. It’s unclear what transpired between the two but Polian eventually grabbed the Jet by the lapels of his suit jacket and jacked him up against the wall of the tunnel.

An 87 yard TD pass from Donovan McNabb to Hank Baskett has the Eagles in front of the Cowboys, 24-21, with the 3rd quarter almost completed. Dallas’ Drew Bledsoe has been sacked 4 times, and Terrell Owens has just one catch on the afternoon. T.O.’s failure to hold on to a simple dump pass over the middle received nearly as big an ovation as Baskett’s TD or McNabb’s earlier QB sneak TD. All of that said, Brian Westbrook has done little damage and Dallas still has a chance to pull this one out.

Much as I hate to pick on as easy a target as the Raiders, it’s pretty fair to say Alex Smith and Frank Gore would be making much faster progress if they could play Oakland every week.

166 total yards for New Orleans’ Reggie Bush today (shown scoring his first NFL TD, a 65 punt return in the 4th quarter in a 24-21 defeat of Tampa Bay), and it really is about time someone saw fit to recognize this tremendous, all-around talent. Maybe you’ve heard of him — apparently there are some guys in Houston who weren’t familiar with Bush’s C.V., nor were they impressed he’d be taking a pay cut to come to the NFL.