In the locker room, Sunday’s win meant a whole lot to Rex Ryan and his players. On social media, it felt more like a loss to many Jets fans.
The wide receiver met the media after practice Monday, saying he feels “welcome” in New York after a series of reported missteps with the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.
Just call ’em the Big, Bad New York Jets. They’re an aggressive bunch who will hit you hard, push back if you shove them, and stick up for one another without hesitation. At least, that’s Rex Ryan’s dream scenario for his team.
Surprise, surprise. It turns out not everyone is forthcoming when looking for a match online, where the truth can easily be stretched — or conveniently ignored.
“There were other teams that had interest and other visits were a possibility,” Decker said Friday on a conference call, “but after here I felt like I was at home.”
This was the offseason that the New York Jets wanted from general manager John Idzik. And after two full days of free agency, it was exactly what the team needed.
It took a while, but the Jets finally got their guy. Wide receiver Eric Decker will become Geno Smith’s new No. 1 target.