December 18, 2011 |
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has never been known for mincing words whether praising or criticizing his team. He had plenty of the latter to do after Sunday's 45-19 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Jets fell behind, 28-0, and, after cutting the margin to 28-13 at halftime, watched the Eagles score the next 17 points. "That was about as bad as it gets, especially in the first half and early in the third quarter," Ryan said. "We couldn't stop them on defense.
November 15, 2011 |
MUST HAVE been something in the bleeping air at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday night. The Patriots beat the Jets, 37-16, and apparently - both during and after the game - the teams' head coaches used some, shall we say, colorful language. The New York Post reported that after the game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick hugged his son, Stephen, and said, "Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league, suck my [bleep]. " Nice father-son bonding, huh?
December 15, 2011 |
Three weeks ago, on the heels on a two-game losing streak punctuated by a dose of Tim Tebowmania, the Jets were a down bunch, unsure of their postseason possibilities. Now, after having beaten the Chiefs on Sunday, the 8-5 Jets leapfrogged Cincinnati, Tennessee and Oakland, all 7-6 after losses, and took over the last wild-card spot in the AFC. "It's just what we've been talking about for the last 12, 13 weeks," linebacker Calvin Pace said. "It all came to form [Sunday], which is what we needed.
January 2, 2008 |
Though he was part of the entire coaching staff fired by Baltimore, defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, son of former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan, reportedly will be considered for the Ravens' head-coaching job. Brian Billick was fired Monday after a 5-11 season. The Baltimore Sun said Ryan is a favorite of the players. In Ryan's first two seasons, the defense was ranked fifth in 2005 and first in 2006. The defense was ranked fifth this season. Former Ravens assistant Kirk Ferentz, now head coach at Iowa, also could be a candidate.
January 5, 2013 |
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The New York Daily News ran a front-page photo Friday and by lunchtime it was an Internet sensation.
October 20, 2011
You've got to love Rex Ryan. The Jets coach is one of those guys who repeatedly shoots his mouth off, abjectly apologizes, and promises to reform. Until the next time. On Wednesday Ryan called Chargers counterpart Norv Turner to clarify comments he made in a conference call with the San Diego media. Ryan was asked if he had reflected on what would have happened if he'd been hired in San Diego for his first NFL head coaching job - the position that went to Turner when both interviewed for it after the 2006 season.
December 15, 2015 |
No one has ever compared Fletcher Cox to Jerome Brown - at least not publicly - but Rex Ryan knew what he was saying when he compared the Eagles defensive end to one of the greatest defensive linemen in team history. "That [No.] 91 is a good player," Ryan said of Cox. "I was laughing when I saw him being compared to Jerome Brown, but I'm not laughing now. " Cox is entering rarefied air. He proved worthy of comparisons to Brown with another disruptive performance. Cox led the Eagles with a team-high seven solo tackles, recorded a sack, and had two other tackles for losses Sunday in a 23-20 win over Ryan's Buffalo Bills.
July 10, 2013
Rex Ryan spent part of his summer vacation running from angry bulls. The New York Jets coach joined thousands of thrill-seekers on Sunday and Monday in the annual running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The Cleveland Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. In an obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Scott E. Entsminger , 55, a lifelong Browns fan, requested "six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.
March 26, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Rex Ryan said the Bills were stunned when the Eagles called in early March and offered running back LeSean McCoy in a trade. The new Buffalo coach said the deal that eventually sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles for McCoy took all of 30 minutes. "We were just kind of like stunned there a little bit," Ryan said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "We were like, 'Really? Like, wow. Let's just take it from there.' Obviously we were interested. . . . We knew it wasn't going to be cheap by any stretch and losing a player like Kiko Alonso is obviously a steep price.
November 17, 2015 |
Leaning on a wall outside the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field late Sunday afternoon, Mike Tannenbaum didn't dare discuss how Mark Sanchez had helped to win him one more football game. The Dolphins' vice president of football operations, Tannenbaum was the Jets' general manager in 2009 when they traded up to draft Sanchez with the fifth overall pick, so sure were he and Rex Ryan that Sanchez's elite pedigree and affable personality made him the perfect franchise quarterback.