Jets owner Woody Johnson is “prepared to move swiftly” and fire his head coach and general manager on Monday morning, as expected, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson.
Tom Coughlin would not address his employment status after Sunday’s season finale: “I’m going to go about my business, just as I always do, until I’m told otherwise.”
The division showdowns were won by the Packers, Panthers and Steelers. On to the playoffs. Also qualifying for the Super Bowl chase were the Ravens, who got the final AFC wild card.
Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.
After six seasons and two AFC championship games, Rex Ryan’s final appearance on the sidelines for the New York Jets could be Sunday.
Beating the New York Giants was cause for major celebration for the Philadelphia Eagles the first time the teams met this season. Doing so again in the finale won’t create close to the same level of enjoyment.
It appears that both wide receiver Percy Harvin and center Nick Mangold will be game time decisions for the New York Jets on Sunday.
When the New York Giants (6-9) and Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) met the first time this season, they were two teams going in opposite directions. They still are, but the roles have been reversed. The Giants are looking to end their campaign on a four-game winning streak, while the Eagles are limping to the finish line, hoping to snap a three-game losing streak.
“Very few reached out to me and pretty much just told me their gratitude and how they were thankful that I had the courage. They wished that they had the courage to come out.”
The defensive tackle isn’t happy about it, considering the brawl that went down in the first half of Sunday’s win in St. Louis.
Outstanding Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. could still make it to the Pro Bowl as a first alternate. But for now, stick him in the “snub” category.
Antrel Rolle has been a leader for the New York Giants almost since the time he was signed as a free agent after being released by the Arizona Cardinals in 2010. As the veteran safety pines for a return to the Big Apple, Big Blue must make sure that an extended stay in New York makes sense for them too.
Geno Smith is going his own way on the coaching issue, which just shows how divided against him the locker room remains.