Rex Ryan’s motivational ploy of the week heading into Monday night’s game in Atlanta was demanding that his Jets put aside the brutal loss from the week before and just play with fearlessness. It’s safe to say they got the message.
The Jets are hurting following their blowout loss to Tennessee last Sunday. Compounding that, some seem to think the hit Muhammad Wilkerson delivered to Titans quarterback Jake Locker may have been dirty.
Muhammad Wilkerson likes what he is seeing from the Jets, the team nobody gave a shot back when the season started. The big defensive end told WFAN on Tuesday that the 2-1 start is not an aberration.
“We’re all friends with one another,” Rolle said. “But are we going out there and fighting for the guy beside us? Absolutely not. There’s no way I can hide it, sugercoat it, whatever you want to say. There’s no way I can hide that.”
The Hall-of-Fame quarterback and national television analyst said the league is disrespecting teams by scheduling them across the pond.
“They don’t like themselves,” the two-time Super Bowl champion told Joe & Evan. “That’s what it really comes down to. They don’t like each other. They’re not willing to fight for each other.”
Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.
“We have a lack of excitement on the sideline,” the two-time Pro Bowler told reporters. “When I look up and down the sidelines, sometimes we’re in it and sometimes we’re not. I don’t know what the reason is for that.”
“This is our house, and we protect our house, and that’s just the way it goes,” Rolle said. “If we go out there and play consistently and play the way I know we know how to play as a team, then absolutely, we’ll be there without a doubt.”
WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts were live from Giants training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday. The duo chatted with Giants throughout the day as Big Blue prepares for the upcoming season.
The 2008 NBA Finals MVP chatted with Joe & Evan following the news conference, and Roberts asked Pierce if he intentionally left out the Knicks when discussing the top teams in the East. “Definitely,” Pierce said.
Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were introduced along with Jason Terry on Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home.
“It’s very ironic,” his father said at the Knicks’ practice facility. “The years that I played and the rivalry that we had, now it’s coming full circle. My son is going to play for the Knicks.”
“Honestly, I thought it was a good move,” Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “…I really don’t comment too much on him being a quarterback … The guy has won games in this league, whether it’s with his arm, whether it’s with his legs.”
Kidd has heard the talk. There’s a date — in 2013-14 or perhaps the following season — when he’d be allowed to suit up on a 10-day contract and hit the court. Don’t count on it.