Tag:Rex Ryan Foot Fetish
Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:35 am
Edited on: January 7, 2011 11:14 am

Colts vs. Jets: 7-Point Playoff Wild Card Preview

Posted by Andy Benoit

CBSSports.com's patented and award-winning 7-point playoff preview gets you ready for each and every playoff game. And as an added bonus, check out our playoff podcast preview:

1. New York Jets (No. 6, AFC, 11-5) @ Indianapolis Colts (No. 3, AFC, 10-6)

Rex Ryan is getting yet another crack at a legendary quarterback who is 5-0 all-time against him (counting Ryan’s days as the Ravens defensive coordinator…and NOT counting the Week 16 Curtis Painter Game from last year). Ryan calls his matchup with Peyton Manning “personal” – almost like it’s a foot fetish issue or something. Or maybe by “personal” Ryan means that he takes the losses personal (yeah…probably that one). In that case, someone can inform Ryan that Manning isn’t making it personal – he tries to exploit the holes of every opposing coach’s system.

2. PLAYOFFS?! Watchability Ranking (On a scale of 5 'Jim Mora Faces')

AFC Championship rematch? Definitely worthy of primetime slot and 5/5 Jim Mora Faces. (And any game that follows an NFC West-related game is going to naturally look great by comparison.)

3. Key Matchup to Watch: Jets DB's Drew Coleman & Dwight Lowery vs. Colts Blair White & Jacob Tamme

The winner of this weakness-on-weakness matchup could very well determine the outcome of the game. About 10 seconds after they learned they were playing the Colts, the Jets announced that shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis would shadow 111-catch wideout Reggie Wayne. In the past, Manning has had no problem going elsewhere with the ball when Wayne is bracketed by safety help or facing a superstar cover artist.

Manning’s No. 2 option Saturday is Pierre Garcon, though Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie poses a tough challenge. Cromartie does not have the physicality or technique to grind with the über-strong Garcon, but his lanky 6’2” frame and ball skills give him lethal playmaking prowess. Manning knows all about that playmaking prowess – he’s been picked off four times by the ex-Charger (three coming in an ’07 Sunday night contest).

And so we get to Manning’s third read: wideout Blair White or tight end Jacob Tamme (depending on the formation). Both are better options than you’d guess but, of course, worse options than their injured predecessors (Austin Collie and Dallas Clark). What makes White’s and Tamme’s wild card contributions significant is that the Jets ancillary pass defenders have struggled mightily at times this season. The 45-3 shellacking from the Patriots, for example, was a product of Tom Brady throwing repeatedly to whichever receiver New York’s backup corners lined up against. That said, White and Tamme are not as dynamic as Deion Branch and Aaron Hernandez.

As defensive backs go, Coleman and Lowery are both very good blitzers. Though he hasn’t done so nearly as often this season, perhaps Ryan will elect to gamble. Manning, however, is revered around the league for his ability to punish a blitz (he has mastered “the little things”). In all likelihood, the Jets are going to have to rely on their backup defenders winning their man-to-man matchups. Ironically (and fortunately), those matchups are against Indy’s backups.

4. Potentially Relevant Video

There is a certain video involving a certain member of the Jets coaching staff circulating around the internet these days, but at some we have to commit to having maturity and class. So, we’ll pass along something else. Because interceptions were a bit of a bugaboo for Indy’s quarterback this season, and because this game (like all playoff games….and all games in general) will probably come down to turnovers, we’re going with The Manning Face.

5. The Colts will win if ...

Their defense can hold an opponent to 80 yards rushing or less for a fourth straight game. In fact, keeping the Jets’ sixth-ranked rushing attack under 125 yards would probably do the trick.

6. The Jets will win if ...

They can maintain a simplistic, ball-control oriented gameplan for Mark Sanchez. Doing that involves playing for field position, keeping the score close by limiting the Colts’ possessions early and banking on at least one big play (think Brad Smith kick return, Santonio Holmes catch-and-run or a turnover that leads to immediate points).

7. Prediction: Colts 24, Jets 17
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:14 am

Week 16 NFL Podcast Preview

Posted by Will Brinson

It's a holiday bonanza of a podcast today, as Andy and Will break down every game on the weekend schedule, handle Rex Ryan's foot fetish and also welcome special guest Greg Cosell of "NFL Matchup" to talk about some of the bigger issues in the league today (MVP candidates, emerging trends, underrated coaches and possible Pro Bowl snubs).

Afterward, they discuss whether they'd rather have David Garrard or Donovan McNabb long-term, whether Ray Lewis will let Peyton Hillis go off again, why Tony Sparano's on the hot seat, what the Seahawks will do for a quarterback and which teams out of the Giants, Packers and Colts will keep their playoff hopes alive.

All those issues handled (plus, much, much more) below -- just hit the play button below and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes .

If you can't view the podcast, click here to download .
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:48 pm

Even Colts owner getting in on foot fetish fun?

Posted by Will Brinson

Quickly: how many jokes have been made in the past 24 hours re: Rex Ryan's [alleged] foot fetish and/or [alleged] video of his wife doing "sole action"?

Whatever you just guessed, it wasn't enough. For the first time in history of Twitter, searching for the word "fetish" won't get you fired immediately, and while we're not yet in the "viral video stage" (that should hit right in between Christmas and New Year's), everyone's in on the action. Including, I think, Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Although, can we really confirm that he's mocking Rex Ryan with that tweet? Probably not. If only there was some more sufficient evidence that he was trying to take a jab at the Jets coach ... oh, what's that? There IS? Excellent.

Well, then. I guess we can assume Irsay's making fun of Ryan with the tweets. Or he also has a foot fetish. Or he has a really weird sense of humor and is trying to point out that Ryan's [alleged] "thing" isn't that big a deal.

Look, people are going to be talking about this and making fun of it on the Interwebs for the next few weeks, if not longer. "No comment" isn't going to make it go away.

But I'm not entirely sure that means the owner of another NFL team should be diving headlong into the "Rex Ryan Foot Fetish Meme" waters. Although this could be exactly why he's supposedly leaving the Twitter world soon.

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Posted on: December 22, 2010 7:17 pm

Ryan, Jets on foot vids: 'It's a personal matter'

Posted by Will Brinson

Anyone who's ever seen Rex Ryan handle a room full of reporters usually comes away laughing because he's almost always jovial in front of a microphone. Not so on Wednesday, when Ryan was asked the inevitable questions about the foot fetish videos that popped up on Deadspin Tuesday.

"Obviously, I knew this question is coming," he said. "This is a personal matter, and I'm not going to discuss it."

Ryan repeated the line when asked whether he could confirm that it was indeed he and his wife in the videos. (Note that no one has actually confirmed this; there is just a whole lot of circumstantial evidence that has many a person believing it's the Ryans on film.)

"Again, this is a personal matter, and I hope you can respect the fact I wish not to discuss it," Ryan replied.

Darrelle Revis was a little more forthcoming about the possibility that Ryan may or may not have been in the videos, telling reporters that Ryan said he was "embarrassed."

"He basically came in there and said, 'You guys might know about the situation; some of you guys might not know,'" Revis said via Jenny Vrentas of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "'You'll find out later on today. Right now, I feel embarrassed, but it's something personal with me. We need to focus on Chicago.'"

The Jets have Ryan's back on this, issuing a statement from GM Mike Tannenbaum that read, "This is a personal matter, and he has our full support." The NFL isn't commenting one way or another on it either, also calling it "a personal matter."

Of course, there's nothing wrong with the videos. They're just "different." Or maybe not, it's not my thing, but it's not sexual harassment and it's just -- if it is actually Ryan and his wife anyway -- two people who clearly love each other doing whatever floats their boat.

That being said, for those people who want the world to develop a modicum of privacy over this for someone as profoundly public as Ryan's been since he took over the Jets, well, your expectations greatly exceed reality.

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