Rex Ryan is hoping speed — the missing ingredient to his squad’s aggressive, physical style — may just help him sack New England and Bill Belichick’s stranglehold on the division.
For the moment, the Jets have the 16th pick in the draft. Based on prior history, there’s a pretty good chance they will trade out of that selection, most likely up.
The Jets just weren’t good enough to be a playoff team in 2011-12. Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Dolphins was a fitting end to a season full of unfulfilled promises, inconsistent play, and turmoil.
I tend to scratch my head when it comes to this notion that Rex Ryan can get his head handed to him by the pedestrian at best Giants and then come back two days later and start yapping again. It’s almost buffoonery.
It’s hard to find anything bad about the Jets’ 37-10 win over the ragged Chiefs Sunday. But here’s one negative. One big thing, actually.
That has always been the New York Jets coach’s philosophy: Play the meanest, most physical and aggressive group of guys you can and dare offenses to beat you.
Things just got real in a hurry. The situation is so different now, the Jets, left for dead in the division race three weeks ago, are now actually expected to win the AFC East. That, my friends, is no typo.
Antonio Cromartie dares Tom Brady to throw in his direction all day. Go ahead, the Jets cornerback says. He’s ready for the challenge.
I’m not usually one to press the panic button after four games, but we have reached the quarter pole of the season and its clear that we don’t know what the Jets identity is just yet.
Rex Ryan can’t stand the hideous number next to the Jets’ defense on the list of NFL rankings. There it is, a double-digit in black and white, screaming at him unlike anything he’s ever seen.
After whiffing on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the Jets need second-year pro Kyle Wilson to step up his game. Let’s just say he had a rough introduction to life in the NFL.
Fired-up Jets linebacker Bart Scott set the tone early in the buildup to Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Steelers. “Can’t Wait!” the never-shy Scott shouted when told ‘Congratulations, see you in Pittsburgh’ after New York’s 28-21 victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday.
The New York Jets have spent the last few days getting back to basics on defense. Good thing it’s only Week 17.
Uh-oh, Darrelle Revis has another ailing hamstring. This time, it’s the cornerback’s right leg that has “a little soreness.”
Mike Pettine heard all the words used to describe the New York Jets’ defense performance at New England. Embarrassing. Humiliating. Inexplicable. The first-year defensive coordinator agrees with them all.