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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 6, 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 * * *
January 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Jets' search for a general manager has taken an interesting turn as Tom Gamble, San Francisco's director of player personnel, has entered as the front-runner to replace Mike Tannenbaum. Gamble and Jets coach Rex Ryan have some history, since their fathers worked together with the Eagles. Harry Gamble was the team president when Buddy Ryan was the Eagles' coach in the late 1980s. Tom Gamble played a key role in helping general manager Trent Baalke turn the 49ers into one of the NFL's top franchises.
December 19, 2011 |
HIS EAGLES' ties aside, Buddy Ryan cannot be happy with this: Andy Reid 79, Rex and Robby 26. Buddy's twin sons, reared to revere defense the way Buddy coached it in Philadelphia, are getting whipped by Big Red this season. You get the idea Rex Ryan knew this was coming. Because, last week, Rex Ryan was the anti-Rob. Rob Ryan, the Cowboys defensive coordinator, famously scorned the Eagles' offseason stockpile of talent, calling the Birds the "all-hype" team, vowing to "beat their ass" when they met Oct. 30. Reid's offense then scored all 34 points in a 34-7 win. By comparison, Rex, the Jets head coach and the architect of the defense, fawned over Reid.
March 24, 2011 |
Buddy Ryan hasn't coached in Philadelphia since 1990 yet he still has enormous cachet around here. The former Eagles coach, blustery and wisecracking, captured the heart and soul of the fan base like few have during his 5 years here. Ryan will be in the collective mind of those Eagles fans as he deals with another bout of cancer. His son, Rex, told the New York Daily News yesterday that Buddy was diagnosed "a couple of weeks ago. " Rex Ryan did not say what kind of cancer his father has. "He's 80 years old, but he's doing great.