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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
You expect a rookie quarterback to have trouble against a Rex Ryan defense, and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill had his worst game of the season in an overtime loss to the Jets, completing only 16 of 36 passes and throwing an interception. But Tannehill’s learning curve since that game has trended upward dramatically.
He passed for a career-high 431 yards in a loss to the Cardinals and then led two...Read more »
The words “high ankle sprain” generally are a sentence to three or four weeks in the trainer’s room, but Jets running back Joe McKnight played with it last week at New England and plans to do the same against Miami Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
McKnight did not practice on Wednesday, admitting, “I’ve got to let my ankle calm down before I can do anything else. It’s still sore and swollen.” But...Read more »
It seems Reggie Bush refuses to take Rex Ryan at his word.
The Dolphins running back was told during his Wednesday presser that the Jets coach meant no harm by his “hot sauce” comment last month. But Bush wasn’t buy it.
“I don’t believe that,” he said, straight-faced. “I don’t believe that at all.”
Earlier in the day, Ryan had apologized that his comment was taken out of context...Read more »
NFL referees will use pink penalty flags during Sunday's Jets-Dolphins game, as part of their continued efforts to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The idea came from a New Jersey fifth-grader who wrote a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"My name is Dante Cano," the child wrote. "I am 11 years old and I am from Marlboro, New Jersey. I wanted to know if you...Read more »
Running back Joe McKnight went down to the wire as a game-time decision last Sunday before talking his way onto the field to play with what has been reported as a high ankle sprain. He’s back in a walking boot now, and will be on the sidelines along with fellow running back Bilal Powell for the Jets’ practice Wednesday as they begin preparations to play Miami Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Asked...Read more »
Rex Ryan made it clear he wasn't happy with Reggie Bush -- the Dolphins running back who offered a "what goes around, comes around" stance on Darrelle Revis' season-ending knee injury last month.
"I apologized for my comment," the Jets coach said of Bush Wednesday. "I expect him to do the same."
The tension arose from a seemingly innocuous comment...Read more »
Heading into Sunday’s game against New England, Tony Sparano repeatedly called Rob Ninkovich “a pain the neck.”
But after the Patriot eked out a 29-26 overtime victory against the Jets, Bill Belichick had a more applicable nickname for his defensive end.
Television cameras captured the Patriots coach addressing Ninokovich by his new name in his post-game speech in...Read more »
It’s been 20 years since the hit – the devastating neck injury that initially paralyzed Dennis Byrd and forced him out of football for good.
But time gives way to clarity and a newfound perspective.
Byrd freely admitted emotions will flow Sunday when his No. 90 jersey is retired during halftime of the Jets-Dolphins game.
“It’s just a tremendous honor to be recognized by the Jets...Read more »
Rex Ryan got hit from all sides on Monday about some of the play-calling in Sunday’s 29-26 OT loss to the Patriots, with reporters at Ryan’s press conference echoing fan sentiment that the Jets were too conservative after recovering Devin McCourty’s fumble at the New England 18 with just over two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Tim Tebow ran for two yards on first down, then Joe McKnight...Read more »
Rex Ryan began his morning-after press conference by lamenting the missed opportunities, like Stephen Hill’s fourth-quarter drop on third-and-4 and Jeremy Kerley’s slip near the end zone less than two minutes later.
“We definitely had opportunities to win the game,” the Jets coach said. “A play here, a play there. …But it doesn’t matter.”
Their late-game comeback was stalled in the final...Read more »