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INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan rattled off reasons why Geno Smith is, as he claims, "headed in the right direction." The one thing the Jets head coach refused to do, however, is discuss the overall state of the Jets’ quarterback situation.
Ryan again stressed that he’s pleased with the growth Smith showed over the course of his rookie campaign. But the Jets still aren’t ready to name Smith the outright...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS – Jets fans may have already detached themselves mentally from Mark Sanchez. But there’s at least one person in the Jets' front office who definitely wants the veteran quarterback on the roster in 2014: Rex Ryan.
“I want him back, absolutely,” the Jets head coach said Thursday during media availability at the NFL Combine, when peppered by questions about Sanchez's future....Read more »
Rex Ryan was extremely complimentary of Richard Sherman, but the Jets coach made it clear the Seahawks cornerback can’t hold a candle to Darrelle Revis in his prime with the Jets.
“Sherman’s probably a guy that has played about as well as any corner in the league this year, so that’s great,” Ryan said Friday, while serving ice cream to fans in Mahattan as part of a promotional event with New...Read more »
Rex Ryan hinted last month that it soon would be clear what the front office thought of his assistant coaches. Well, Ryan’s staff has started to take shape.
Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar – a favorite among fans due to standout play of rookie tackle Sheldon Richardson and star lineman Muhammad Wilkerson – confirmed via Twitter Saturday that he will be returning this season.
“Thx for...Read more »
The Jets reportedly requested an interview with Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, but were denied.
According to ESPN 980 (Washington D.C.), the Redskins denied the Jets' request and inquiries from "at at least one other team."
On Friday, recently-hired head coach Jay Gruden told The Washington Post that the team has decided to retain Haslett and will look...Read more »
Antonio Cromartie reiterated his desire to remain a Jet for life during a Monday morning appearance on NFL AM. But it remains to be seen if the front office shares those same feelings.
The eight-year veteran knows there’s a good chance he could be a salary cap casualty. He carries a $15 million cap hit in 2014, which includes a $5 million roster bonus in March. There’s also the issue of Cromartie’s...Read more »
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – In the aftermath of their emotional win Sunday in Miami, a fired-up John Idzik pointed to Rex Ryan in the locker room and declared “This is our coach!” in front of the entire team.
But the front office’s faith in Ryan may only go so far. According to an NFL Network report, the Jets are only willing to extend the head coach’s contract for one more year.
Before...Read more »
The Jets front office has yet to weigh in, one way or the other, on Rex Ryan's fate. But according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "there are now multiple signs pointing to" the Jets head coach returning to the team next season.
There still are "some issues to work through", however, according to Schefter.
Ryan's contract runs through the end of the 2014 season, but he likely...Read more »
Report: Rex Ryan told players 'word on the street is' he's getting fired, asked them to 'fight' for him
Is the writing on the wall for Rex Ryan? Well, the Jets coach seems to think so.
Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Ryan told his players in last night's team meeting that "word on street is" that he's getting fired. And according to Glazer, Ryan asked his players to "fight" with him these next two weeks.
Ryan began the season on the proverbial hotseat with the arrival of...Read more »
In the end, it was Rex Ryan's former team that killed his chance of reaching the postseason.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Monday Night Football -- and eliminated the Jets from playoff contention in the process.
At 6-8, the Jets were a longshot to make the postseason after Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. They needed several teams...Read more »