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New York Jets
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The New York Jets have officially signed outside linebacker Antwan Barnes away from the San Diego Chargers, hoping he can regain his 2011 form when he recorded 11 sacks. Antwan Barnes is familiar with Rex Ryan and his defense, having played for Rex Ryan with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 and 2008. Rex Ryan has done well with former players that he has hand-picked to bring to the Jets, including Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard. Rex Ryan also took on a project pass rusher in Aaron Maybin and got a positive return on his investment.
Since the arrival of Rex Ryan in 2009, the New York Jets just haven’t had the front seven talent to create a formidable pass rush. Rex Ryan has been forced to resort to exotic pressure packages to get after opposing quarterbacks, leaving the team in some vulnerable coverages on the back end which has resulted in some big plays given up. The quality of the the secondary throughout Rex Ryan tenure, especially at cornerback, has helped the situation, but that could...
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Rex Ryan finally came out of hibernation at the AFC coaches breakfast Tuesday after a long winter of silence. The New York Jets head coach was his upbeat self but— considering he is working on the last year of his contract and all signs point at it being his last with the team — he seemed to be short on any of the braggadocio of past preseason meetings with reporters. Last...
Rex Ryan says he regrets the time he guaranteed that the Jets would win the Super Bowl. Just one question: Which time was that, Rex?
Ryan has predicted that his New York Jets would make it to the Super Bowl about as many years as he’s coached the team, with the most recent guarantee coming in 2011. The Jets, meanwhile, have only regressed since Ryan’s first two seasons, when...
The New York Jets bolstered their pass rush and improved their currently shaky depth at outside linebacker by signing former San Diego Charger Antwan Barnes. This has been a long rumored move as Barnes has experience in Rex Ryan’s defense from the 2007 and 2008 season when both were in Baltimore. The Jets had expressed interest in Barnes in previous years but were never able to...
Former Chargers OLB Antwan Barnes announced, via his Twitter account, that he has signed with the New York Jets.
Barnes, 28, was used a situational pass-rusher for the Chargers, but he’s surprisingly tallied 14 sacks over the past two seasons. The Jets could use some help in this department and Barnes looks to be another good value signing by new GM John Idzik.
Rex Ryan in the past has delegated a lot of the play calling and choices about defensive scheme to his assistant coaches. Ryan who is entering the final year of his deal, and basically coaching as a lame duck is going out his way.
Ryan told the New York Daily News that even though Dennis Thurman is the defensive coordinator, it will be Ryan himself, making all the calls.
With each passing day, all signs seem to point to this season quite possibly being Rex Ryan’s last season in New York. And it seems that Ryan may be also realizing this as well.The usually talkative Ryan has been uncharacteristically quiet since the season started. He even skipped town while the Jets began to clean house in the organization.Now that reality has set in that the...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says the team is not actively pursuing a trade of star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Speaking at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday, Ryan says it is not a foregone conclusion that the Jets will deal Revis, who is unhappy with his contract. But Ryan acknowledges any team will listen if another club calls about acquiring any player.
Revis missed most of last...
Like a lying weasel, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan claims Tim Tebow will battle the immortal Mark Sanchez this offseason to become the team’s starting quarterback. The 25-year-old Tebow, who has thrown 17 touchdowns, against nine interceptions, for 2,422 yards in 14 starts, was acquired by Gang Green from the Denver Broncos for a fourth and sixth-round selection in last April’s...
Rex Ryan insists the Jets are not actively shopping All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
If anyone is curious, it appears that Mark Sanchez will be with the Jets for the 2013. In fact, he is not only going to be on the team, is in the lead to be the team’s starting quarterback.
According to the NY Daily News, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said that Sanchez will take “the first snap” when training camp rolls around in the summer. He did not say that Sanchez would...