Call the Jets whatever you want. Rex Ryan doesn’t care. Some say lucky. Others say good. Or, maybe, it’s a little of both.
What did they know? When did they know it? And who did they tell? Almost sounds like Washington politics, doesn’t it? No, this is about the Jets and the Patriots and the penalty heard around the world.
Now, everyone will be talking about the curious call in overtime that secured New York’s win over New England. But that doesn’t even happen without Ryan’s halftime adjustments.
The Jets won a game Sunday on a call an official may never favor them with again in 2013. So, ya wanna throw it back? Of course not.
The Jets, given new life after a rare call in overtime, ran the ball three times to set up Nick Folk’s winner and send the green towel-waving fans at MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.
New rule gave Folk a second chance after he missed a 56-yarder moments earlier. Patriots Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Jets coach Rex Ryan wasn’t taking any chances in his team’s preparations this week, so they used Zach Sudfeld as “Baby Gronk” in practice.
A week after shocking the football world, the Jets are back to being a team in need of an identity in the face of rebuilding. That’s how quickly these things happen.
Now I know how Eagles fans felt all those years. Now that he’s moved on to call the shots for the Jets offense, Marty Mornhinweg has not adjusted his bias even while saddled with a rookie quarterback.
Gang Green is getting their chance at the New England Patriots at the right time. The high-powered Patriots have turned down the wattage quite a bit.
Geno Smith was already focused on his next opponent a few hours after his first NFL victory. No time for the rookie quarterback to celebrate. Not with the Jets getting ready to play the Patriots at New England on Thursday night.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday declined to rule out bringing back the popular but underperforming quarterback some time this season, noting that it’s not uncommon for him to re-sign a player he’s already cut.
Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could signal the end of his NFL career.
Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.
Parcells seemingly spoke for everyone in the Hall of Fame gathered Saturday night. “There’s a kinship created that lasts for the rest of your life,” he said about his experience as one of the NFL’s most successful coaches.