Has Rex Ryan beaten the Jets to the punch? It appears that the Buffalo Bills are negotiating to sign veteran free agent Josh McCown to address their long-standing needs at quarterback.
In the aftermath of the Jets’ disastrous 4-12 season that resulted in his firing, former general manager John Idzik disappeared from public view. But now it looks like he’s resurfaced, albeit 1,000 or so miles away.
The Jets are heading in a new direction, with a new front office and sideline hierarchy. But that doesn’t mean the decisions of the previous regime will be so easily forgotten.
The Bills are prepared to give Richie Incognito a second chance after the offensive guard’s career was derailed by the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal in 2013.
The man in control of the FireMikeMaccagnan.com domain name reportedly has no intention to ever follow in the footsteps of the people who ran FireJohnIdzik.com, a site that wasn’t viewed favorably by everyone.
The recently hired Buffalo coach had the tattoo on his biceps updated to his new team’s colors at a parlor in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Friday. “I’m all in,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
Rex Ryan agrees, the situation he’s walking into in Buffalo is similar to the one he just left with the Jets. But he doesn’t care, because, to the surprise of absolutely no one, he says he has a plan.
Who says he wouldn’t be good on television?
The most encouraging thing that came out of Todd Bowles’ mouth this week had nothing to do with rings or toughness or locker room culture. And yet, it had everything to do with them.
One place new Jets coach Todd Bowles won’t compare to Rex Ryan is at the podium. Doesn’t matter. Let the words of late Raiders owner Al Davis say it for him: “Just win, baby!”
Thirteen months ago, the Jets rallied to save Rex Ryan’s job. It was obvious to Nick Mangold that history wasn’t going to repeat itself in 2014.
Does Rex Ryan remind me of Peter Griffin? Absolutely. Is Rex reminiscent of Homer Simpson? There’s no question.
As Jets fans know all too well, sometimes these hires pay off, and sometimes … well, they don’t.
The Buffalo Bills’ new coach opened his inaugural news conference with the team Wednesday by tapping the microphone and saying: “Is this thing on? Because it’s getting ready to be on.”
While the Super Bowl combatants will be decided this Sunday, this is the hiring season in the NFL. Here’s a look at the strengths of those who have either filled positions or are likely to soon.