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Whether it's Google Glass, iPhones or whatever the latest technological innovation is these days, miniature video cameras have made it easy to bring even the most obscure activity to your computer. NFL teams are now scrambling to figure out ways the new technologies can help them gain an advantage before the season starts. While Rex Ryan is flipping a coin between Smith or Sanchez, Bill Belichick — one of the great NFL innovators over the past decade or so — has been utilizing the miniature technology with the New England Patriots by installing tiny cameras on the helmets of the quarterbacks during training camp for the past week or so —including Tom Brady. "It's something we haven't done before so we'll take a look at it and see how effective it is or what we can get out of it," coach Bill Belichick said Sunday. "I'm not sure exactly how effective that will or won't be but it's something we're trying that's a little bit new. We'll see how it goes." Probably thinking back to Spygate, that was all anyone got out of Belichick when questioned further about the use of the secret agent-type technology during camp. Not surprisingly, the helmet cam provides an interesting perspective (think Go-Pro) that can give coaches insight into exactly what a quarterback is seeing as he goes through his pre-snap and post-snap motions. It sounds like a amazing tool to help rookie QBs adjust to reading pro defenses. With aerial views, miked-up players and halftime locker room cams being mandated this season, why limit the little spy-cams to preseason practice? How long before networks put these gizmos on position players' helmets for a true NFL experience during games? Oops. Forgot about that whole XFL thing.
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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...
Bill Belichick and Vince Wilfork.
Love him or hate him, you have to admit one thing, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is entertaining. Ryan might have a career in politics because it’s obvious he’s never met a camera he didn’t like. Never one to shy away from controversy, Ryan appears more subdued this training camp. Gone are all the post season promises. Instead of being the braggart, Ryan seems as if he...
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...
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...
“I think Hooman and Zach have worked hard, they’ve certainly taken advantage of the reps they’ve gotten. They’ve definitely gotten more.” - Bill Belichick on the tight end position via ESPN Boston
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 35, but he says he will exercise caution and try to be patient with his young crop of wide receivers during training camp.
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."
Let’s end the rhetoric when it comes to who will have the biggest voice when it’s time to name the Jets starting quarterback for the 2013 season opener. It’s not going to be coach Rex Ryan or general manager John Idzik. It’s going to be offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Why? It’s his offense.
Idzik on Saturday and Ryan yesterday have spent two days trying to convince...
With the first two days of Training camp out of the way, the real fun begins. The pads goes on, the contact begins, and Bill Belichick still gives his daily run-arounds with the media. But that doesn't mean that everything is all fun and games now. There is a lot of good, don't get me wrong, but there is also a decent amount of bad.
1) Tebow better shape up... FAST
Rex Ryan has a prediction: If the New York Jets can draft South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, he won't be the coach.
Ryan, considered by many to be in a make-or-break season, delivered a gem when asked Saturday how much of his daily discussions with general manager John Idzik involve looking beyond this season.
''It's safe to say I won't be here...
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...