The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
Certainly it is a comfortable situation, Ed Reed is reunited with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman from their days together in Baltimore, and Reed in a defense in which he fits like a glove.
Rex Ryan pushed back at Bill Belichick. The New York coach vehemently denied the New England coach’s claim that the Jets used similar push techniques on field goals against the Patriots on Sunday.
The “push-gate” saga between the Jets and Patriots took another turn for the surreal on Wednesday when Rex Ryan responded to Bill Belichick’s accusations of foul play.
Bill Belichick just wants to move on — but as long as he gets the last word first.
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.