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Woody Johnson 'wasn’t satisfied' going 8-8

From left, head coach Rex Ryan and owner

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When Woody Johnson entered the visitors’ locker room at SunLife Stadium back in December, the room erupted when told Rex Ryan would remain the head coach of the Jets for at least one more year. 

It was an emotional celebratory ending to a surprising 8-8 finish. But despite all the reverie following their 20-7 win over the Dolphins, the Jets still were a team that had missed out on...

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Rex doesn't mind Calvin Pryor trash talk

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets looks on

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Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor makes no secret of his penchant for trash talk, and he’s already making news with his comments about the Patriots.

“We don’t like Tom at all,” Pryor said of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during an interview with SportsNet New York’s Daily News Live last week. “When I first came here, that was one of the first things I heard about: We hate the Patriots andwe...

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Rex Ryan likes his QB competition

Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks to reporters

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Rex Ryan is still not saying whether it's an open competition between quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick. But the Jets coach certainly likes what he's seen from both quarterbacks - and competition is a very big part of that. 

“Both guys are sharp," Ryan said on Wednesday. "They’re pushing themselves and they’re pushing each other. That’s what we wanted to have happen. When you do...

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Rex says QB competition is still on, but Vick still denies it's 'open'

Jets quarterback Michael Vick speaks to the media

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The quarterback competition in Florham Park is alive and well, according to Rex Ryan. 

A week after Michael Vick conceded in front of the cameras that the starting job belonged to Geno Smith, Ryan denied the QB battle is already over.

“I think there is competition, there’s no doubt,” the Jets coach said Wednesday following Day 2 of voluntary OTAs. “And, as a coach, you love it....

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Rex on his WRs: 'From top to bottom, it's a much better group'

Jets wide receiver Jalen Saunders runs the ball

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The difference in the Jets’ receiving corps is night and day, according to Rex Ryan. 

“From top to bottom, it’s a much better group of receivers than we had probably at any point last year,” the Jets coach said Saturday, following the second of three rookie minicamp practices.

After acquiring free agent Eric Decker earlier this offseason, the Jets added draftees Jalen Saunders,...

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Tajh Boyd knows he's 'just a small fish in a big pond again'

Quarterback Tajh Boyd of the Jets looks to

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His college records mean nothing now. 

The only thing that matters to Tajh Boyd is what he does from here on out.

The transition to the NFL is difficult for any football player. But especially for someone like Boyd, who put up monster numbers as Clemson’s quarterback. He’s the ACC leader in total touchdowns (133) and he’s also the first QB in ACC history with 30-plus touchdown passes...

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Will Tajh Boyd only play QB? 'We'll see,' says Rex

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd stands back to pass

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Tajh Boyd couldn't help but laugh.

After spending Friday morning taking the majority of the quarterback reps on Day 1 of rookie minicamp, the former Clemson quarterback was asked for his thoughts on the Jets being open to playing him somewhere other than QB.

Boyd, who was slightly caught off guard, asked the reporter to repeat the question.

“I couldn’t see myself playing another...

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Rex OK with later NFL draft

Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks with the

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In a perfect world, Rex Ryan would have as much as time with his rookies as in years past. He’d have weeks to get their names down pat, show them the ins and outs of basic drills and take his time breaking down defensive schemes. 

But this year's draft -- which was pushed back from the customary late-April slot to May 8 -- has shortened the learning-curve period for both student and teacher....

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Rex: 'I'm not so sure there's too many teams that want to play us'

Rex Ryan talks to reporters during training camp

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Rex Ryan has learned over the years that less in more – especially when it comes to his mouth. 

But despite the toned-down version he displays for the cameras these days, the “Old Rex” hasn’t gone anywhere, he said. He’s as confident as he always was in his team and his expectations for the Jets remain as lofty as his first day on the job back in 2009.

After back-to-back seasons...

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Rex: Jets weren't interested in Johnny Football at No. 18

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel laughs during an NFL

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The Jets had a chance to snatch up Johnny Manziel when he plummeted out of the Top 15 Thursday night. But Rex Ryan put to bed any speculation about the organization being interested in the former Texas A&M quarterback at pick No. 18.

Asked Friday on ESPN radio if the Jets discussed the possibility of taking Manziel, Ryan replied: “Nah. I tell you what, he was a tremendous player in college,...

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