Tag:Rex Ryan
Posted on: October 16, 2010 11:16 pm
 

Hot Routes 10.16.10: Late night edition



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- The owners are getting more optimistic that a new labor deal can be reached before the end of the year. Those are the sentiments of New England’s Robert Kraft and the New York Jets’ Woody Johnson. Wondering why the shift toward positive thinking? Maybe it’s because the owners have learned they could lose as much as a billion dollars if they go ahead with a lockout. Strange how that works, eh?

- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hasn’t named his starting RB. There’s a pretty good chance, though, it will be Marshawn Lynch.

- Coming off the charge by Denver’s Kyle Orton and coach Josh McDaniels that the Titans play dirty, the Jaguars were asked their thoughts about the issue. Jacksonville S Gerald Alexander said no. "They're one of those teams that play to and through the whistle," Alexander told the Florida Times Union. "So guys can take that as being dirty or being a cheap-shot artist or something like that. They play hard. Some teams may not be able to match that intensity, hence they say they play dirty." He kind of took a shot at Denver there, didn’t he?

Miami coach Tony Sparano doesn't care what you think about QB C. Henne (Getty). - You’ve got to love a coach who will placate his fan base. The Dolphins fans really have to be loving Miami coach Tony Sparano. Oh, wait a minute. He kind of disparaged them, when he said this regarding whether fans think Chad Pennington should be starting at QB instead of Chad Henne, “This is no disrespect to any fans out there," Sparano said, as recorded by the Palm Beach Post, "but I could care less what they think about the quarterback situation." Nope, that doesn’t sound disrespectful at all.

- Rex Ryan said he’s a fan of the New York Giants. As of press time, Ryan was still employed as the head coach of the New York Jets.

- New York fans who want to watch the Giants play on TV – Rex Ryan, for instance – might not get the chance. That’s because the spat between Cablevision and FOX is ongoing. Three million Cablevision subscribers in the NYC area could be affected.

- Drew Brees takes to the airwaves and filmed an anti-bullying public service announcement. See it here at Pro Football Talk.

- Vikings C John Sullivan has had a rough year so far. He’s been injured, but he’s trying to stay positive.

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Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:59 pm
 

Ryan would have courted Favre if not for Sanchez

B. Favre (US Presswire)Posted by Andy Benoit

Rex Ryan told the New York media that if he hadn’t drafted Mark Sanchez, he would have tried to get Brett Favre to come back to the Jets in 2009. Favre spent an eventful but ultimately forgettable 2008 season in New York (forgettable by Favre’s standard).

Ryan generally means what he says, but it’s possible that he’s getting carried away here. If the Jets were really high on Favre, it’s likely they would have kept him around one more season and let Sanchez learn the ropes as a backup. Remember, Sanchez essentially only played one year at USC. He was incredibly inexperienced upon entering the NFL.

Then again, it would have been a circus if the Jets had brought Favre in just months after drafting Sanchez. And the Jets, like the rest of the world, had no idea before the ’09 season that Favre would wind up reclaiming his MVP caliber. So who knows? (It's all just chatter at this point anyway.)

In more important news, our Jets Rapid Reporter says Ryan believes both Calvin Pace (foot) and Darrell Revis (hamstring) will return to action when the Jets host the Vikings Monday night.

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Posted on: October 2, 2010 5:21 pm
 

Hot Routes 10.02.10: Gots to get paid


Posted by Josh Katzowitz

-Packers DE Cullen Jenkins wants a new contract. He’s saying the fact the Green Bay front office hasn’t talked with him about it is a slap in the face. He also wants Darnell Dockett money ($48 million with $30 million guaranteed).

-Former OT Willie Anderson, who visited Bengals practice this week, would like to return at some point and teach more. Although he finished his career in Baltimore, he said returning to Cincinnati was like coming home.

-The irrelevant Freddie Mitchell decided to rip Donovan McNabb this week. For some reason.

-Former Ravens DE Trevor Pryce signed with the Jets on Thursday, practiced Friday and Rex Ryan wants to play him Sunday. It helps that the defensive playbooks for the Ravens and the Jets are very similar.

-Steelers FS Ryan Clark doesn’t appear all that impressed with Baltimore’s squad. Said Clark: “To me, the Ravens are just another football team. They don't come in here wearing a cape. I am not scared they are going to take my lunch money. ” You might remember that in the 2008 AFC championship game, Clark’s hit on Willis McGahee knocked the Ravens RB out of the game.

-San Diego LB Shaun Phillips reached a conditional settlement with a man who sued him for allegedly punching him in the face in April of 2009. Phillips, though, still has to face another lawsuit from a woman who claimed that Phillips struck her and injured her in Las Vegas in February 2008. He was not charged by police in either case.

The $11 million verdict awarded to former Dolphins WR O.J. McDuffie has been tossed out by a Miami-Dade judge. Looks like they’re going to do this whole thing over again. As we all know, going to trial again doesn't generally work for guys named O.J.

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Posted on: September 30, 2010 3:42 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2010 3:53 pm
 

Darrelle Revis: 'I'm not going to play this week'

Posted by Will Brinson

Darrelle Revis has been somewhat of a disappointment in 2010, having spent the entire offseason holding out and most of the regular season injured after securing a new contract. That trend will continue on Sunday, as Revis told reporters today that he'll miss the Jets' matchup against the Bills.

"I'm not going to play this week," Revis said, according to Rich Cimini on Twitter , mentioning that the hamstring is "worse than he originally thought."

"I'm taking my time, it's day to day, and hopefully I can be back as soon as possible," Revis also said, according to Jenny Vrentas .

Revis also said that the hamstring is "worse than he originally thought" and that he resumed running today at half speed.

The good news for the Jets is that they don't really need Revis against a Bills team that's just not good. Kyle Wilson has been torched repeatedly, but he's (most likely) getting moved to nickleback, with Drew Coleman stepping in opposite of Antonio Cromartie.

Because stopping the Bills passing game only requires shutting down Lee Evans, it shouldn't be a tremendous issue to lose Revis for the week. In fact, allowing him to rest and still moving to 3-0 against the division (and 3-1 overall) is the best possible scenario for Ryan's crew.

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Posted on: September 30, 2010 11:28 am
 

Report: Trevor Pryce signs with Jets

Posted by Will Brinson

The advent of "new media" means that occasionally, you get reports from odd places, like when we got the news that Trevor Pryce has signed with the Jets via Terrell Suggs on Twitter.

Aaron Wilson reports that Suggs, who protects his tweets, sent a message today indicating that Pryce, who everyone believed would simply re-join Baltimore in a few days, had signed with the Jets.

"kinda sad 2day. my boy trevor pryce signed wit the JETS!!!!!" Suggs tweeted. "happy for him but would rather he be on my team!!!!!"

Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun also reports that a league source has confirmed Pryce's decision to join the Jets. Now neither of those is as concrete as say, an official Jets announcement, but it stands to reason that Suggs, who is friends with Pryce, would hear about it first.

It also stands to reason that Pryce -- who once said of Rex Ryan that "I'm going with him" -- would be interested in joining the Jets, even though Baltimore already had discussions with Pryce's camp about bringing him back as early as Tuesday.

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Posted on: September 27, 2010 12:23 am
Edited on: September 27, 2010 12:31 am
 

Jets move to the front of the class in AFC East

Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets started the season with an embarrassing offensive performance in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens that had many people questioning whether Mark Sanchez could effectively utilize his weapons and deliver on all of their offseason "Super Bowl or bust" claims. After a second straight three touchdown performance that resulted in a 31-23 victory over the Dolphins in South Beach, the second-year quarterback is inspiring different questions.

Namely: is this team the top contender to win the AFC East?

The answer to that is, "absolutely." The Jets manhandled a very good Dolphins defense from the get-go, as Sanchez repeatedly targeted emerging tight end Dustin Keller, who racked up 91 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.

"We kept telling everyone who would listen that this kid had learned and the offseason was about as impressive as it gets," Ryan said. "And I think you're seeing the dividends of that hard work now."

Given where this team stood after six quarters of football -- staring 0-2 in the face with a potential loss to the Patriots in Week 2 -- and where they stand after three weeks of football -- tied for first in the division -- kudos have to be given to the coaching staff for getting the offense prepped enough to take on a divisional foe that

"I told them in the locker room that I have confidence in our offense, but I don't know if I really believe that statement," Rex Ryan said afterward.

Clearly, the Jets staff did a good job of that; equally as impressive was their ability to take the distracting situation of Braylon Edwards' DUI earlier in the week and move past it to win a game.

"It's an unfortunate situation, obviously," Ryan said. "I thought we dealt with it, I thought we supported our player -- we support all our players.

But, you know, that's really all I'm gonna say. But we're behind our guys all the way. And this is a tough team and I told you that last year -- we all saw that last year and that's what we can hang our hat on."

Edwards, "suspended" for the first quarter of the game , was a difference-maker too, utilizing his boxer-esque technique for getting pumped up to score on a hitch route turned 67-yard touchdown pass.

But one thing's important to remember -- this isn't a Dolphins team that should be taken lightly, even if the defense completely caved against a Jets team that no one thought would light up South Beach for 30-plus points.

Brandon Marshall and Chad Henne seemed to find a pretty good rhythm, Devone Bess is a dangerous weapon and obviously Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams can run pretty darn well too.

And given the Patriots struggles on defense in the past two weeks, it's not hard to imagine that this division could end up coming down to the two teams who battled out in a surprising shootout Sunday night. But for now, despite even 2-1 records, the Jets get the nod as the East's top team.

Just, uh, don't tell them that. We don't want anyone getting too excited and thinking they have to start celebrating.

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Posted on: September 26, 2010 6:57 pm
 

Simms questions Rex Ryan

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

On NFL Today, Phil Simms made an interesting comment while talking about the Braylon Edwards/Jets situation from last Monday.

Simms said you should look at Rex Ryan as a big part of the problem.

“This is a perception of a frathouse gone wild,” Simms said. “It all coincides with the hiring of Rex Ryan. Rex Ryan was embroiled in a controversy at an MMA fight in the offseason (when Ryan gave some fans the finger). When you ask me, you have to really look at the hiring of Rex Ryan and you have to wonder why the Baltimore Ravens didn’t hire him after he was there for 10 years and went outside the organization and went and got John Harbaugh. I would play for Rex Ryan, but this ultimately falls at his feet.”

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Posted on: September 26, 2010 10:19 am
 

Hot Routes 09.24.10: where's our dinner, Ocho?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- Chad Ochocinco, as has become his wont, hosted 85 Charlotte diners/strangers at a steakhouse Saturday in Charlotte. One estimate said the bill might have been about $5,500.

- Today will be another big day for Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. With Darrelle Revis out of action, somebody has to be accountable for Dolphins playmaking WR Brandon Marshall. For better or worse, that person will be Cromartie.

- Indianapolis WR Pierre Garcon did not travel with his teammates to Denver today. Along with Anthony Gonzalez, also out for today’s game, the Indianapolis WR corps has taken a big hit.

- Patriots DB Bret Lockett was arrested early Saturday morning outside of a club in Providence and charged with failure to move and disorderly conduct. Good news for New England: Lockett is on IR anyway and isn’t eligible to play this season.

- A nice story here on the hell Dolphins TE Kellen Winslow puts himself through so he can play. One reason he does so: he’s scared of failure.

- A New York Jets fan named Lynda Fowles has a message for Braylon Edwards: smarten up, and next time, call a taxi. The reason Fowles is relevant to this discussion: she’s been paralyzed from the chest down since 1977 after she was in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

- Starting today in Carolina will be nothing new for QB Jimmy Clausen. He was in a similar situation at Notre Dame – a young QB and a bad team.

- Looks like Tony Dungy finally got around to visiting the Jets. The organization confirmed Dungy met with coach Rex Ryan, but declined to release any other details. Apparently, Dungy will talk about it on TV today. Hopefully, you can contain yourself until then.

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