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Last week, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan made some news while speaking to members of the San Diego media on a conference call. Ryan said that if he had been hired as the San Diego Chargers head coach and been given the talent that Norv Turner has on the roster, he’d have a few rings by now. After watching the collapse by the Chargers on Sunday, you have to wonder if Ryan’s comments have a shred of truth to them. Norv Turner responded to Ryan’s comments by saying that he wondered where Ryan’s Super Bowl rings that he’s guaranteed over the last few seasons were. Touche, but Turner has presided over a Chargers team which has been known as classic underachievers during his tenure. At halftime, the Chargers held a 21-10 lead over the Jets and then allowed the Jets to score 17 straight points and get the win. This was inexcusable. Each season, there seems to be something else wrong with the Chargers team. Last season, it was poor special teams play. This season it’s turno...

Game Balls All Around

Florham Park, N.J. - Just two weeks ago the Jets season seemed to be spiraling out of control. Fans were sending out their 'the sky is falling' warning signals and many members of the media were gloating about how Rex Ryan had 'lost' his team and his 'big mouth' was going to be the end of the Jets 2011 season. But a funny thing happened in these last two...

Jets' Ryan won't 'force' the ball to WR Burress anymore

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that the team is trying to force the ball to wideout Plaxico Burress. "We tried to force it (to Burress) when we were up several scores before, but that's not what we're all about," Ryan told ESPN New York on Saturday. "We're just going to hit the open guy." Burress has recorded just 14 catches for 218 yards...

Jets' Rex Ryan to Chargers: 'Stay classy, San Diego'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Rex Ryan thinks his New York Jets secondary is second to none, no matter what anyone thinks....


The day after the Ravens dismantled the Jets , Rex Ryan knew he made a mistake and was ready to admit it. Ryan realized his team had to get back to running the ball the way it had in his first two seasons as head coach. He met with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and then with the team to tell them that they were going back to Ground and Pound. Three weeks later, that...

Calvin Pace impressing Rex Ryan, Mike Pettine

Calvin Pace's play has been talked up by Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine lately, with both saying they believe he is having the best season in Ryan's three years as coach.

Daily Links: We Fly High

Jets WR Plaxico Burress reflects on three-touchdown performance [NJ] The real story on Tom Moore [ESPN] Jets’ secondary fires back at San Diego’s Randy McMichael [NJ] Rex Ryan: “We’re going to be tough to beat” [PFT] Harris, Ellis injuries not serious [ESPN] Rex Ryan vows not to talk about “rings” again [NJ]

Lupica: Jets meet Rex-pectations

This was the team that Rex Ryan kept barking like a carnival barker that the Jets would be sooner or later. This was the game the Jets all said they had in them, one finally in the hands of Kyle Wilson in the fourth quarter, when Wilson got one more interception off Philip Rivers and MetLife Stadium got loud enough to be heard in Foxborough.

Jets vs Chargers Matchup

Jim Leonhard against the Chargers Today, the Jets vs Chargers matchup at 1PM. It’s a huge game for the Jets who are at a crucial point in their season, especially with all the negative media attention brought about by Rex Ryan and “feuding players”. The San Diego Chargers are rolling into New Jersey boasting a 4-1 record, although the Chargers four victories have come...

Win or lose, Jets have swagger

The swagger is just part of the DNA of the Jets now, LaDainian Tomlinson said. Wins, losses, no matter the record, the Jets are going to have that swagger. Our coach is Rex Ryan and they say you are a product of your head coach. We certainly are. That confidence is never lacking, Tomlinson said.

Monday Morning Rants

I never quote Yahoo! sports pieces, but I felt compelled to link this one.  It was written after the end of last year's regular season.  You remember, right after the game in Cincy where Rivers threw that costly pick to end the 3rd quarter and Antoine Cason let his man blow right by him?  Thank God those days are over.  Anyway, the article suggests not-so-subtly that Norv...
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