Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.
The Giants need an upgrade in personnel, not on the coaching staff. General manager Jerry Reese needs to spend less time worrying about the salary cap and more time finding talent.
The Lions have taken more undisciplined penalties than any other team in football throughout Schwartz’s tenure. Whether it’s a motion or offside penalty before the snap or an unnecessary roughness or a late hit call after the play, Schwartz’s team never seems to learn.
The New York Rangers have been miserable, but at least they have hope of turning it around and saving their season. The New York Islanders are a different story.
The Panthers’ second-ranked defense is just too tough and they are going to make life miserable for Geno Smith.
Nobody can come close to beating the Seahawks at home and they are going to clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the next week or two. They are one dominant team.
The Yankees are going to try to spin the loss of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners in the best way possible. But there’s no way to get around it. They have suffered a tremendous body blow.
Jacoby Ellsbury came through the Red Sox system and was beloved by Sox fans. Not anymore. He will be booed as loudly as Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens were when they came back to Fenway.
The Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.
Let’s get something straight: The Jets were never going all in this season. When they hired John Idzik as their GM following the disastrous 2012 season, he was not under any pressure to turn the Jets into a winner in 2013.
Manny Pacquiao has a chance to get things going back in the right direction if he can register a decisive victory over Brandon Rios when the two battle in Macau, China, on Saturday.
Those that didn’t give up on the New York Giants may be getting ready to receive their miracle. That group could probably fit in one large-sized taxi cab that takes them from Midtown Manhattan to MetLife Stadium.
Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.
Somehow, some way, the Giants are alive and kicking. All they have to do is take down a third-string quarterback, and they will have their opportunity.
The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.