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Rex Ryan red pencils color-code idea

The Tennessee Titans' Karl Klug strips the ball

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The Jets’ turnover problem has become more than coach Rex Ryan can bear. He suggested in his Wednesday media briefing that his team surely must lead the NFL in turnovers and was surprised to hear Pittsburgh had more.

After watching four turnovers by rookie quarterback Geno Smith turn into four Tennessee touchdowns last week, Ryan admitted he’s thinking of recycling the old “red light-green...

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UPDATED: Wilkerson did 'right thing' on Locker hit, says Rex

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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After reviewing film of Sunday's 38-13 debacle in Nashville, Rex  Ryan said he saw nothing wrong with Muhammad Wilkerson's hit on Jake Locker.

The Titans quarterback was carted off the field with a right hip injury in the third quarter after he was hit by both Wilkerson and Coples as he was attempting to throw a pass to Nate Washington. First, Wilkerson drilled Locker in the chest and...

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Rex Ryan enjoying the peace and quiet

Rex Ryan talks to reporters during training camp

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Jets coach Rex Ryan spent four seasons stirring the pot to the point it bubbled over with criticism and chaos as his team’s fortunes went south the past two seasons. That continued throughout the training-camp quarterback controversy this summer between injured incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie replacement Geno Smith.

But the Jets’ surprising 2-1 start combined with the Giants going into crisis...

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Jets D focused on recording first Titans turnover

So how do you force a team with no turnovers to turn the ball over?

That’s what the Jets have been trying to figure out all week.

Jake Locker is one of only a handful of quarterbacks who haven’t yet thrown an interception. Not to mention, the Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs are the only two teams that haven’t yet turned the ball over this season.

The Jets, meanwhile, have coughed...

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Clyde Gates battles the 'dropsies'

Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates is seen during

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On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith’s numbers and the outcome of a 13-10 loss at New England might look a lot different had Jets receivers not dropped six passes. When the attention shifted to the receivers on Friday – particularly Clyde Gates, who had three drops – Ryan gave Gates a vote of confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.

“Every receiver has drops,”...

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Updated: Quinton Coples returns vs. Buffalo

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

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On Thursday, linebacker, defensive lineman Quinton Coples took a cautious approach to queries about his physical status after undergoing an ankle procedure in the preseason. But after completing his first full week of practice with the Jets since the surgery on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan pronounced Coples "probable" and then added, "He's playing." 

Ryan said Coples...

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Rex focused on ‘the moment,’ not naming Geno season starter

Rex Ryan talks during a news conference at

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Rex Ryan had made the mistake of looking too far ahead – and it cost him and his players.

Despite repeated questions Monday about the organization’s refusal to fully throw its support behind rookie Geno Smith, Ryan maintains it’s better to take the week-to-week approach when it comes to the Jets’ starting quarterback.

“I think you get in trouble when you put dates on things instead of...

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Out of the fog, Jeremy Kerley ready to play

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley runs with the

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Jeremy Kerley didn’t hesitate.

Despite sporting a red non-contact jersey just a little while earlier, the Jets slot receiver declared Tuesday he was ready to face the Buffalo Bills.

“A-1,” said Kerley, who suffered a concussion in Week 1 after being hit by Bucs safety Mark Barron.

He also said he began to feel better a few days after “getting out of the fog a little bit.”

But...

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Bill Belichick pays respect to Rex Ryan

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches

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From the moment Rex Ryan joined the Jets and identified Patriots coach Bill Belichick as Public Enemy No. 1, tension between the two AFC East rivals was ratcheted up to new emotional heights. Ryan hasn’t kissed Belichick’s Super Bowl rings, as he swore he wouldn’t, but neither has he knocked the Patriots off their perch as division champs the past four seasons.

But Ryan and the Jets will always...

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LaDainian Tomlinson: Rex Ryan joked he'd punch Bill Belichick in the face

Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts as he

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During Tuesday night's "Total Access" on NFL Network, former Jet LaDainian Tomlinson said Rex Ryan once joked before a Patriots game that he was going to set the tone by hitting Bill Belichick when both coaches met at midfield.

"Rex is a master motivator, and it was going to be a big game, a heated rivalry game," Tomlinson, now a NFLN analyst said. "Rex got in front...

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