Found July 31, 2013 on Football Nation:
Inside this edition of “Football Nation Today,” Alex looks at some of the biggest stories across the NFL landscape:1st Down: ercy Harvin, Dennis Pitta and Jeremy Maclin have all suffered potentially season ending injuries at training camp over the past week.  Alex discusses which of the three injuries is the biggest bummer, and which of the three injuries will have the biggest impact on the upcoming season.Falcons QB Matt Ryan signed a 5-year $103 million extension late last week with $59 million guaranteed.  Alex talks about the enormous expectations for the Falcons and Ryan following last season’s blown lead in the NFC Championship Game, and how Ryan’s contract compares to the other extensions that have been signed this offseason.  By the way, anybody still think Tom Brady didn’t leave money on the table?  Anybody? 2nd Down:If all goes according to plan, reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will be in an NFL training camp at this time next year.  That is, unless he contin...

Rex Ryan poses with Jets fan in funny shirt

Rex Ryan took a picture with a Jets fan this weekend, which normally wouldn’t be a big deal because I’m assuming he does so quite a bit. But this wasn’t just any ordinary Jets fan, this was a Jets fan wearing a shirt that confesses “This Team Makes Me Drink.” And judging by the rosiness of those cheeks, it makes that fan drink a lot. Can’t really blame him, I’d probably...

Ryan says Jets brass on same page

Rex Ryan is trying to diffuse any potential rift between him and new Jets general manager John Idzik. "I think you guys are making a mountain out of a molehill, to be honest with you," Ryan told ESPN a day after Idzik refused to say Ryan would have final say in naming a starting quarterback. "Because ever since I've been here, this is my fifth year here, not one...

Rex Ryan: Media “Making A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill” On QB Decision

The media would like to know who’s going to start at quarterback for the New York Jets, but Rex Ryan is in no hurry to name one. A day after Jets GM John Idzik proclaimed that he would have some say in who starts at quarterback for the Jets, Ryan got on the defensive, and accused the media of making much out of nothing.   “I think you guys are making a mountain out of a mole...

History shows Falcons are destined to be bridesmaids

The Atlanta Falcons were one game away from Super Bowl XLVII and very well will be contenders for Super Bowl XLVIII. With Matt Ryan now locked into a brand new contract, Tony Gonzalez returning for one more season and some minor defensive improvements it seems everything is working in their favor. That is until you look back into the past of a certain team that was just as talented...

Rex Ryan takes pic with fan, shirt shreds Jets: ‘This team makes me drink’

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan looks like he could not be happier taking a picture with a Jets fan whose shirt reads: "This team makes me drink."

Rex Ryan poses with fan in shirt mocking Jets

Just grin and bear it

Rex Ryan, Jets motivated by lowly predictions

Willie Colon grew up in the Bronx and went to college on Long Island, so he knows the type of expectations that come with playing in New York. And the new Jets offensive lineman is insulted by the ominous outlook by fans and the media. ''I'm pretty sure a lot of teams already have us checked off on their schedule,'' Colon said Thursday. ''That's...

Sprints Suck

So what if Geno Smith was huffing and puffing a bit during sprints the other day? The NFL Network's Brian Baldinger mentioned on-air yesterday that Smith looked "embarrassingly' out of shape and was falling way behind the rest of his teammates.Apparently, Rex Ryan isn't as concerned about the state of Smith's conditioning as Baldinger. Ryan said in his press...

Rex Ryan: New York Jets will run more Wildcat offense this year

The New York Jets have yet to commit to a starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2013 season, but the general consensus is that Mark Sanchez will be given yet another opportunity. New York drafted Geno Smith in the second round for a reason, but it does not appear he has made enough strides [...]

Rex Ryan disputes claim that Geno Smith is out of shape

First there's a report that rookie quarterback Geno Smith is out of shape; then Rex Ryan comes to the defense of his young QB. Now we're getting back to the normal back-and-forth action we're used to. "He seems fine to me, Ryan said of Smith according to ESPN's Jane McManus. "When he ran for 80 yards that one play he looked good to me." Meanwhile...

Rex Ryan on Geno Smith’s conditioning: “he seems fine”

Despite recent reports that Geno Smith has been edging out Mark Sanchez in the New York Jets quarterback competition. Questions have risen about Smith’s conditioning. Smith may have been out-passing his competitors, but when doing sprints at the end of practice one analyst reported Smith looked like he “had done no conditioning. Please click here to read this story. The post...

Rex Ryan: Dee Milliner Is Never Going To Be Darrelle Revis

It’s rough being the player that replaces a legend, yet those are exactly the shoes Milliner will walk in, as he tries to replace the consensus top cornerback in all of football. After Darrelle Revis was traded to the Buccaneers, the Jets used the 9th overall pick in the draft, to selected the extremely talented Milliner out of Alabama. Milliner will face a ton of pressure being...
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