Found September 08, 2012 on Football Nation:
Every year, teams give players and owners their support. They express how much confidence they have in the people they hired, despite the losses.These people that the owners have so much confidence in usually end up fired.Part of this is because confidence isn't questioned unless things are going poorly.Reporters often seek to draw out a "vote of confidence" from an owner or executive on a failing team.Just look at last year's votes of confidence.Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence. He's still in San Fransisco, but only after Peyton Manning decided to go elsewhere.Raheem Morris was given the vote of confidence after a six game losing streak put the Buccaneers at 4-8. He lost the remaining four games and was fired.One of Ryan's players was also given the vote of confidence last year. He was declared the starter for training camp, until Peyton Manning came to town. John Elway then promptly traded Tim Tebow to the Jets (and started a lot of drama in New ...

Rex Ryan, NFL stars to be featured in Nickelodeon cartoon series

The New York Jets already had an Al Toon.  Now it has Rex Ryan the toon. The Jets head coach has always had an animated side to his larger than life personality — whether it was cursing on the sidelines or wearing a blond wig to a press conference — but now the slimmed down Ryan will be joined by other NFL stars as animated characters in the new Nickelodeon series, "Season...

Rex Ryan ran over on sideline

Down goes Frazier Ryan

Sione Po'uha and Eric Smith Out, Keller "Ready to Roll."

Florham Park, N.J. - Rex Ryan has ruled out Sione Po'uha and Eric Smith for Sunday's game against the Bills, but said he expects everyone else to play. Ryan said Po'uha has made improvements and has been begging him to play, but the Jets clearly don't want to risk further injury and feel comfortable enough with Kenrick Ellis starting in place of Po'uha.Smith has...

For Jets, a win Sunday starts up front

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Football games are won and lost in the trenches.A cliche we've all heard before. Against a revamped Buffalo Bills defensive front, Sunday's game will be decided by the effectiveness of executing this overused football phrase and not by the arm of Mark Sanchez.Or the legs of Tim Tebow, for that matter.Despite being 5-1 in his career against the Bills...

Jets' Revis suffered concussion Sunday

Jets head coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a "mild concussion" in Sunday's victory over the Bills. His status for Sunday's game against the Steelers will be determined later in the week. "With any head injury and any injury at all but especially a head injury, I'm going to air on the side of caution. We'll see...

Woody Johnson won’t discuss Rex Ryan’s future

By Marianne O’Leary New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was asked if the jobs of head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannbaum are on the line in any way. “I’m very optimistic,” Johnson told The Newark Star-Ledger.”I’m confident in this organization and this group of young players and experienced players for getting the job done.” Translation: Let’s see how...

Rex Ryan says Sanchez is the starter no matter how badly the fans want Tebow

By Jeffrey Beall New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told the New York Daily News if there comes a time in which the fans are calling for Tim Tebow to start, he plans on sticking with Mark Sanchez no matter what. “I don’t care what I hear,” Ryan told the Daily News on Thursday. “So it doesn’t matter. They can yell, they can do all they want. Mark is our quarterback and that’s...

Turn On The Jets Week 1 Roundtable: Jets/Bills Prediction

The TOJ Staff gives their predictions for the New York Jets regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter Joe Caporoso - 12 Pack Chris Gross - Jets 19 Bills 10 – Don’t expect this game to be very pretty in terms of offensive fire power. Each of these teams are built on defense and running the ball. The Jets play their first...

New York Jets’ Keys to the Game: Week 1 vs. the Buffalo Bills

1. Be elite on defense. - The strength of the Jets under Rex Ryan has always been the defense. The offense has yet to prove it can be anything more than mediocre, so if the Jets want to win their home opener, they’re going to need their defense to keep the game close so the offense won’t be overburdened. Darrelle Revis is going to have to keep Stevie Johnson under control, and...

Stephen Hill Catches Two TDs in Debut & gets sick on Sideline

An old coach of mine once said that a little bit of nerves is a good thing. For rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill, a few nerve-induced puking fits on the sideline appears to be just the ticket for a solid debut performance. Hill, a former Georgia Tech star taken in the second round of the 2012 NF draft, caught five passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills on Sunday...

Desire to see Tebow as Jets QB is created by the media, not the fans

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: After the Jets' shellacking of Buffalo yesterday 48-28 I was chatting with a friend  who covers the Jets for a major media outlet on the way down Rex Ryan's post-game presser. He told me his boss emailed him to make sure he got plenty of Tebow stuff  for his game story.Tebow stuff? 5 plays for 11 yards. How do you generate "plenty of Tebow stuff...

Week 1 Preview: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Nothing like a divisional game to kick the season off right. Did you watch that Cowboys-Giants game? OF COURSE YOU DID! If you didn’t I want exactly nothing to do with you. You are as much of a patriot as Benedict Arnold. Football is back and as Americans it is our civil duty to park our asses in front on the television every Thursday through Monday night, completely ignoring our...
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