Found September 01, 2012 on
Down and Distance:
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan thinks this year’s team is the best team he has coached. Even better than the teams that went to two straight AFC Championship games (Credit: AP Photo)
Rex Ryan previously promised he would stop making Super Bowl predictions for his team, but apparently that promise will not stop him from talking up his team. Ryan, apparently, thinks this year’s Jets team is the best team he has coached, better than either of the teams he led to the AFC Championship Game.
“Overall, in my opinion, I think this has a chance to be the best team that I’ve had since I’ve been the coach here,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “And I say that because I think we understand complementary football; sometimes your offense is going to be rolling. Sometimes you’re going to have to ask your defense to — that old hockey term — stand on their heads.”
The Jets sure haven’t looked like a good team in the preseason, but Ryan says that doesn’t matter.
“If you go back and talk to me about last year’s preseason, I don’t think any of us could tell you a single score,” Ryan said. “I don’t think there’s any way. But we could probably name almost all the regular-season games. There’s a big difference.”
I guess Ryan thinks not scoring a first-team offensive touchdown is nothing to be worried about, I beg to differ. This Jets team looks like the worst team he has coached but maybe he knows something I do not. We will find out in eight days as the Jets face the Buffalo Bills at home on Sunday September 9 at 1pm.
Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance
Down and Distance Columnist - Brett Krummenacker @BKrumm_SK
The post Rex Ryan thinks he may have his best Jets team yet appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
BEST OF MAXIM
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told Don Banks of Sports Illustrated per NFL.com, that if it was up to him he wouldn’t have drafted wide receiver Stephen Hill this year.
“Well, nothing told me he would (contribute),” Ryan said. “Nothing. When I saw the tape (of his collegiate play) I was concerned. But (Jets general manager) Mike Tannenbaum and (senior personnel executive...
After the year that the New York Jets had they needed some key pieces to have a bounce back year.
Many people in the Jets organization loved Stephen Hill; he is 6-foot-5 with 4.2 speed with great hands and he “wowed” scouts at the combine. However, not everyone was bought, head coach Rex Ryan didn’t want to take a wide-out especially one that came from triple-option offense...
The New York Jets handled their self proclaimed “mini-draft” in a perplexing way over the previous few days. General Manager Mike Tannenbaum acted against conventional wisdom with many decisions and left the Jets with a surprising amount of holes and/or questions marks on their opening day roster. This was an extension of his actions throughout this entire off-season which saw...
A Jets fan’s request to fly in JetBlue’s New York Jets airplane was fulfilled when the airline responded to a customer’s tweet.
David Baghdassarian is a huge Jets fan who has a Jets license plate for his car and green and white tailgating grill, according to ESPN. He even dressed up as coach Rex Ryan on the holidays.
A week before Baghdassarian was scheduled to fly from...
In case you do not happen to be a fan of biblical-themed game shows — and frankly, how dare you — the Game Show Network’s brand-new-holy series, The American Bible Challenge, hosted by none other than Jeff Foxworthy, aired its second episode and in it, a new challenge was introduced. And yesiree, it was lame. So, [...]
The New York Jets are expected to release 17 players on Friday afternoon, including 2010 fifth-round pick Ricky Sapp and quarterback Matt Simms. The Jets also waived D'Anton Lynn, the son of running backs coach Anthony Lynn, and released defensive lineman Jay Richardson. Sapp, projected as a difference-making pass rusher out of Clemson, has battled injuries since he was...
Cuts have been made, the roster is (almost) set, and Bills Jets week here. How do I know? The Jets are doing what they do best, which is running their mouths and trying to belittle the fact that Steve Johnson thinks Revis Island is a joke.
Specifically, New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta went around asking everyone what they think of the concept that Steve Johnson “owns”...
QUEEN LATIFAH APPROVES
On Wednesday, 19 veteran New York Jets players went through eight hours of training with ex-military members and covered themes such as how to build camaraderie.
No prediction, just confidence from New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan about the players on the team's current roster.
The New York Jets claimed nose tackle Isaako Aaitui, wide receiver Clyde Gates and tight end Konrad Reuland off waivers, and waived safety Antonio Allen, defensive tackle Marcus Dixon and tight end Dedrick Epps on Saturday.
The Jets claimed Aaitui and Gates from Miami, and Reuland from San Francisco.
New York also assigned seven players to the practice squad: offensive tackle Paul...
The New York Jets have finalized their 53-man roster after meeting the NFL imposed deadline on Friday. The Jets made 22 roster moves, including waiving three players from the 2012 NFL Draft. OL Robert Griffin, RB Terrance Greenway and WR Jordan White were all waived. The Jets have struggled through a very difficult preseason, managing just one touchdown in four games this summer...
This morning we gave you updates from Jets beat writers but some of the information was contradictory with other beat writers, SO the first official announcement comes from the official NY Jets twitter account. Manish had the count down to 58, but it’s at 61.
Overall in the NFL, approximately 704 players will be released today and about 256 will be added back to practice squads...
Right tackle Jason Smith is welcoming a change of scenery with the New York Jets. Gang Green's most recent acquisition performed well in his debut on Thursday night.