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Steve Silverman

Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ryan Has Plenty Of Company On The Black Monday Firing Line

Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.


Tom Coughlin (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Silverman: Coughlin Can Still Coach, But He Needs An Upgrade In Personnel

The Giants need an upgrade in personnel, not on the coaching staff. General manager Jerry Reese needs to spend less time worrying about the salary cap and more time finding talent.


Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants Have Chance To Put Lions Out Of Their Misery

The Lions have taken more undisciplined penalties than any other team in football throughout Schwartz’s tenure. Whether it’s a motion or offside penalty before the snap or an unnecessary roughness or a late hit call after the play, Schwartz’s team never seems to learn.


Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov reacts after giving up the game winning shootout goal to Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Out-Of-Touch Snow Responsible For Islanders’ Collapse

The New York Rangers have been miserable, but at least they have hope of turning it around and saving their season. The New York Islanders are a different story.


Geno Smith (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Panthers Will Make Life Miserable For The Jets And Geno

The Panthers’ second-ranked defense is just too tough and they are going to make life miserable for Geno Smith.


Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, tackles 49ers tight end Vernon Davis during the second quarter on Dec. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks’ Trip To MetLife Is Nothing More Than An Appetizer

Nobody can come close to beating the Seahawks at home and they are going to clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the next week or two. They are one dominant team.


Robinson Cano (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees Have Much Work To Do Following Cano Defection

The Yankees are going to try to spin the loss of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners in the best way possible. But there’s no way to get around it. They have suffered a tremendous body blow.


Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ellsbury In The Bronx Will Make Boston Fans’ Blood Boil

Jacoby Ellsbury came through the Red Sox system and was beloved by Sox fans. Not anymore. He will be booed as loudly as Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens were when they came back to Fenway.


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Silverman: Rangers Can’t Afford A Lost Weekend With Canucks Coming To Town

The Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.


Rex Ryan (credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jets Never Really Had A Shot To Win In 2013, And Rex Knew It

Let’s get something straight: The Jets were never going all in this season. When they hired John Idzik as their GM following the disastrous 2012 season, he was not under any pressure to turn the Jets into a winner in 2013.


Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (2nd L) and Brandon Rios of the US (2nd R) pose with the belt during a pre-fight press conference in Macau on November 20, 2013. (Photo credit should read DALE de la REY/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Ready For His First Step Toward Redemption

Manny Pacquiao has a chance to get things going back in the right direction if he can register a decisive victory over Brandon Rios when the two battle in Macau, China, on Saturday.


Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is sacked in the New York Giants end zone by Jason Pierre-Paul for a safety at Cowboys Stadium on Dec. 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants’ Plan Of Attack Should Be To Make Romo Spit The Bit

Those that didn’t give up on the New York Giants may be getting ready to receive their miracle. That group could probably fit in one large-sized taxi cab that takes them from Midtown Manhattan to MetLife Stadium.


Ed Reed (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ryan Has His Faults, But He Knows Reed Can Still Play

Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.


Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants runs against Phillip Adams #28 of the Oakland Raiders during their game at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants Must Continue Turnaround Against Pack, 3rd-String QB

Somehow, some way, the Giants are alive and kicking. All they have to do is take down a third-string quarterback, and they will have their opportunity.


Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Rangers Cruising In The Right Direction

The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.