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Kristian Dyer

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dyer: Cocky Rex Is The Best Rex — And The Jets Know It

Rex Ryan is no longer the emasculated head coach of the Jets, neutered by the talk of being fired. The guns are blazing and he’s a little cocky again – though he likely would call it confidence. Either way, his team will need him that way.

07/21/2014

Fans of the United States watch the U.S. game versus Belgium on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014 in Dumbo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dyer: I Believe That — I Believe That — I Believe That Soccer Is Only Going Up

Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.

07/02/2014

United States fans cheer in the rain prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dyer: Soccer Has FINALLY Arrived In The U.S., And It’s Time To Accept It

The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.

07/01/2014

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks to his assistants during the US Men's National Team training at Arena Pernambuco on June 25, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dyer: U.S.-Germany Is Simply A Monster Match For Soccer’s Place In This Country

Thursday match between the U.S. and Germany represents more than a chance for the Americans advance to the second round of the World Cup. The birth of a soccer nation — a true soccer nation — is on the line.

06/25/2014

United States fans react to a call during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Americans Who Ignore MLS, NASL Aren’t Real Soccer Fans

Chances are you’ll encounter plenty of soccer fans ahead of Monday’s U.S.-Ghana match. But guess what? They’re not real fans if they pooh-pooh the teams in their own backyard.

06/16/2014

Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Rex Ryan Sent Wrong Message By Taking The Jets Bowling

It is just OTAs, but New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan sent the wrong message on Thursday when he took his team bowling instead of onto the field.

06/13/2014

Crowd waits to get home after 2014 Belmont Stakes (Credit: CBS 2)

Dyer: Horse Racing Lost Fans Saturday With A Miserably Run Belmont Stakes

There was no signage, no direction — just chaos. Perhaps track officials were too busy with the sound of coins and cash to hear the chaos just outside Belmont Park.

06/09/2014

Michael Vick (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Dyer: If Vick Is Healthy, He Should Be Penciled In As Jets’ Week 1 Starter

If he can stay healthy — and admittedly that is a big if — he could and should be penciled in as the Week 1 starter. That might not fit the narrative Jets management would want to promote, but it would win games.

05/29/2014

Mike Naples works out at the TEST Parisi Football Academy. (Photo by Kristyna Barbella/KBMultimedia.com)

Mike Naples Blog: The Big Day Is Coming, And All I Can Do Is Wait

The NFL Draft is just a few days away, and for former Boston College tight end Mike Naples, the hard work is set to pay off.

05/06/2014

Mike Naples works out at the TEST Parisi Football Academy. (Photo by Kristyna Barbella/KBMultimedia.com)

Mike Naples Blog: Pro Day Has Come And Gone, And I’m Very Pleased

When I started this whole process a couple of months ago at TEST Parisi Football Academy, it all seemed so distant. Now, it was here.

03/21/2014

John Idzik (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Report: Jets’ Conservative Approach To Free Agency Is All By Design

There is a method to John Idzik’s perceived madness. Everything that the Jets’ general manager has done — or hasn’t done — during the first full week of free agency has been part of a deliberate blueprint, a source said Tuesday.

03/18/2014

Jets general manager John Idzik (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Luckily For The Jets, This General Manager Knows What He’s Doing

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.

03/13/2014

Mike Naples works out at the TEST Parisi Football Academy. (Photo by Kristyna Barbella/KBMultimedia.com)

Mike Naples Blog: Pro Day Is Coming And The Nerves Are Setting In

With my Pro Day up at Boston College next week on March 12, I’m beginning to see that all this work and effort finally has a goal.

03/04/2014

Nick Folk of the New York Jets celebrates his game-winning field goal for a 30-27 win against the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dyer: Jets Need To Do More Than Just Franchise Their ‘Folk Hero’

The New York Jets have put the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk, which will ensure the player known as “Folk Hero” will be paid among the top five kickers in the league. And now the Jets are showing him the money. But they need to show him more.

03/01/2014

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dyer: At End Of The Day, Sanchez May Be Jets’ Best Offseason QB Option

As far as the fans and many in the media go, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Mark Sanchez will not return to the Jets for a sixth season. And yet it may not be that simple. Nor, frankly, should it be.

02/26/2014

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