Found November 06, 2011 on
Turn On The Jets:
New York Jets
The darling of the AFC East took a hard crack to the face today from the New York Jets, who flexed their defensive muscle in a way we haven’t seen since last year. Buffalo’s offense was thoroughly dominated by Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine’s unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick looked helpless against the Jets secondary and with the pass rush constantly in his face, as he threw two interceptions and never made a big play. The performance was that much more impressive considering both Mike DeVito and Kenrick Ellis were inactive on the defensive line. It was the best performance of the year from the front seven and the secondary was terrific as usual.
On the other side of the football, the first half was maddening. The Jets moved the ball up and down the field but Mark Sanchez threw a killer end-zone interception and botched a snap. Fortunately, he rallied and actually put together one of his best games of the year finishing 20/28, with 230 yards, and 1 touchdown. Plaxico Burress caught all 5 of his targets for 79 yards, Santonio Holmes pulled in a touchdown, and Dustin Keller had 64 yards receiving. Shonn Greene had a solid 76 yards on 19 carries and LaDainian Tomlinson and John Conner both got in the end-zone.
What did we learn today? We learned the Jets are still capable of having an elite defense and that they can still physically dominate teams, especially finesse ones like Buffalo. Anybody who wrote off the Jets as AFC East contenders were crazy. New England is coming to the Meadowlands this week where the Jets will have a chance to take control of the division and extend their winning streak to 4.
The Ground and Pound is back…and yes the swag is back.
BEST OF MAXIM
For most losing teams, when the receivers are blaming the offensive line, the offensive line is blaming the receivers, the stars are complaining to the coaches, the coaches are overcompensating for a sudden lack of toughness, the quarterback is getting clobbered and a malcontent is thrown out, well, that means one thing:
Implosion. For the New York Jets, it might just have been...
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/11/rex_ryan_says_jets_would_like.htmlRex Ryan says Giants "have got a lot of heart."By Jenny Vrentas - Star Ledger 11/8/11
Rex Ryan thinks the Jets are flying at their highest altitude, playing as well as they have all season.
Rex Ryan was inviting criticism after the game — of anybody on his team. The head coach noted his guys have been able to get off the media hot seat rather quickly.
After the Giants rallied to upset the Patriots Sunday, a victory that helped move the Jets move into a tie for first place in the AFC East, Rex Ryan had nothing but praise for the tenant at MetLife Stadium .
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Jets safety Jim Leonhard gave Rex Ryan some gentle ribbing after learning about his role in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie:
My reaction is that any time they put an amateur into a movie they just give him an easy role, something that’s natural to them. I think it’s pretty obvious over the last couple years he’s proven to be a big Patriots fan, a big Tom Brady fan and (Bill...
Last week, we learned that Rex Ryan will be playing a Boston lawyer and Patriots fan in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie titled I Hate You, Dad. This week, Sports Illustrated's Peter King shared some details of the movie, as he was there firsthand to watch Rex the moviestar. King was there in Lynn, Mass., in the summer and watched the scene where Ryan's character tells Sandler...
Shonn Greene had reasons to feel anxious and question himself, to doubt his standing as Rex Ryan’s featured back.
When Aaron Maybin returns to Buffalo on Sunday for the Jets to play the Bills, he probably can’t expect a warm reception. The Bills took Maybin 11th overall in 2009 and he was one of the NFL’s biggest draft busts of the last few years, getting released without ever recording a single sack. But Maybin…