The NY Jets Meet With The ‘Honey Badger’ While Also Considering Trading Darrelle Revis

ESPN: Pessimistic about his chances of re-signing Darrelle Revis before he becomes a free agent next year, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is open to trading the star cornerback, a person familiar with Johnson’s thinking said Wednesday night. Revis’ contract will void after the 2013 season, and there is a clause in the deal that prohibits the Jets from using the franchise tag. If they don’t sign Revis to an extension, the Jets could lose him as a free agent. The fact that Revis is just three months removed from major knee surgery complicates the matter. There also are salary-cap ramifications that could hinder a potential trade. Johnson has “no confidence” in the Jets’ ability to re-sign Revis, the person familiar with his thinking said. Despite the knee injury, he could seek more than $16 million per year, which could be prohibitive for the cap-strapped Jets. They’re already $19.4 million over the 2013 salary cap. Revis is due to make $6 million in 2013, including $3 million in base pay and the rest in various bonus money. The Jets could gauge interest around the league, hoping to receive fair-market value for Revis. But that will be difficult, considering the nature of his injury and his steep contract demands. first reported that Johnson wants to explore a possible trade involving Revis.


Awww, look at that picture of the Honey Badger sitting with Manti Te’o’s girlfriend. I’d say this is right on par for the Jets. Another offseason with Darrelle Revis contract/trade talks and now the news that they are entertaining the thought of Tyrann Mathieu on their roster. Obviously it’s the media putting the Jets under a microscope but out of all the players out there, why the Honey Badger? Kid comes with more baggage than a stripper with a kid and a crack addiction. People like that don’t turn the corner plus is it me or does anyone else think this kid is highly overrated? No school wanted him in college so of course the Jets want him. Out with Tebow and in with the next PR disaster. Also, the Jets didn’t really have a problem with defense so I’d look for help on the other side of the ball. If anything they need a new QB with some weapons to throw to.

How have we not talked about the fact that Rex Ryan still has a job???

NY Jets Should Have An Interesting Offseason


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A day after watching his dysfunctional team implode, and after meeting individually with several players Monday, Rex Ryan offered a stunning mea culpa for someone who prides himself on being a player’s coach. “Normally, I’m a guy that really has the pulse of this team, and I don’t think I had the pulse of the team the way I’ve done in the past,” Ryan said at a news conference. “When I met with players, I think that became clear to me.”  Only a few hours earlier, the New York Jets’ coach became so emotional in a team meeting that he cried while addressing the importance of unity, according to players. It was a surreal day for the Jets, who cleaned out their lockers and admitted, almost to a man, their Super Bowl aspirations were undermined by poor team chemistry. The lowpoint occurred Sunday in Miami, where Santonio Holmes was benched for the final two minutes after jawing with teammates who felt he had quit. Several players, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Holmes poisoned the locker room throughout the season. Ryan backed offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s decision to bench Holmes, but he acknowledged there was ongoing turmoil and he vowed to restore harmony to the locker room. Ryan admitted he made a “huge mistake” by naming six captains before the season — Holmes was one of them — because he believes it detracted from the team concept. He said there will be no captains in the future. “It’s not a reflection of anybody in particular, but we’re not going to have those anymore,” said Ryan, who was criticized for the decision to give a ‘C’ to Holmes. Ryan said he expects Holmes to return in 2012. He signed a five-year, $45 million contract before the season. The Jets (8-8) fell well short of their expectations, missing the playoffs for the first time in three years. There was a lack of harmony on offense, and it came to surface in October when Holmes called out the offensive line, sparking a war of words with guard Brandon Moore. Just last week, Holmes clashed with quarterback Mark Sanchez in a meeting room, team sources told It got really ugly in Miami, when Holmes had to be restrained from going after tackle Wayne Hunter in the huddle. “For whatever reason, I don’t think we were as close as a football team as we were the first two years, and now we’re sitting on the outside looking in,” said Ryan, who is 28-20 in three seasons. “We’re watching the other teams in playoff games, and we think we should be in. I think that’s painful. Beyond belief, that’s painful.” That pain poured out of Ryan in the team meeting. He didn’t mention Holmes by name, according to players, but he made it clear he was talking about the mercurial wide receiver when he discussed the importance of leadership and supporting teammates and playing through injuries. “He started off calm … and he got really emotional, and kind of put his heart out there, pleading with us, saying, ‘We have to do a better job, we have to be a team if we’re going to win,'” guard Matt Slauson said. “Yeah, he was crying, because he loves us,” Slauson added. “He knows what we’re capable of, and we didn’t even come close to our goals and that was sad because we have the players in this room to be an amazing team. We weren’t even close. He was really disappointed with that.” Ryan confirmed that he choked up in the meeting. “I’m Irish, so what do you want?” he said. “It’s hurtful, and I’m extremely prideful. I want to be the best. I want to win. Sometimes it comes out like that.” But it wasn’t just a Kleenex moment; Ryan also lashed into the team. “It was a little bit harsher than most end-of-the-year meetings,” Moore said. “Everything was spot on. Everybody is frustrated and disappointed.” Ryan wouldn’’t say which players he met with, and he wouldn’’t say if he met with Holmes. General manager Mike Tannenbaum, who appeared with Ryan at the news conference — a likely show of unity — said he met with more than a dozen players Monday in attempt to uncover answers. “Clearly, there are a lot of things we all could’ve done better,” said Tannenbaum, also refusing to say if he met with Holmes. Holmes refused to speak with reporters. He walked to his locker, grabbed a cardboard box and exited quickly, escorted by a PR official while at least 30 reporters followed in their wake. One player watched the scene unfold, shook his head and said, “What a joke.” Several players dodged reporters. Some appeared shaken as they entered the locker room. Darrelle Revis, one of the most media-friendly players on team, bolted immediately. Bart Scott gave an obscene gesture to a photographer and snapped, “Get that f——- thing out of my face.” The players that stuck around spoke openly about the internal strife that fractured the locker room. “We talked all year how talented we were,” Jim Leonhard said. “It’s not talent. It’s obviously all the intangibles and things like that. I’m not going to point out one guy; it was a lot of different issues. Obviously, things need to change — and will.” The Jets mortgaged character for talent, jettisoning well-respected veterans such as Jerricho Cotchery and Damien Woody and bringing in Derrick Mason (since traded) and Plaxico Burress to join Holmes in the receiving corps. Burress didn’t cause any friction, according to team sources, but they suspect it was because he was on a one-year contract. “There are a lot of reasons why we didn’t have the season we wanted, and chemistry can go on the list for however many numbers go down the page,” Moore said. Now the healing process begins. “We’ve got to find a way — and I will find a way — of pulling this team together,” Ryan said. “That’s something I always think is a strength of mine.” Not this season.

What do Rex Ryan, Wade Phillips, and Terry Francona all have in common? They all were recent coaches who were loved by their players and had very talented teams. They also had zero control over their teams and let their players do and say whatever they want. Being a “players coach” is a trend in sports that is an immediate red flag if you ask me. There is a certain line players cannot cross and they have to know where it starts.

In any market, but especially New York, fans have a very short fuse and tolerance for losing games. Example: Tom Coughlin has been playing every game for the last couple of years as if his career depends on it and guess what? Unfortunately it does. But Coughlin is respected by his players and widely known for running a tight ship, just how an NFL coach should be. So when is everyone going to stop drinking the Rex Ryan Kool-Aid and demand change? Not only has he lost control of his team but now he’s crying in front of them? In this case, there’s a fine line between passion and pathetic and whatever respect his players still had, is definitely gone now.

Everyone knows there’s no crying in football.

Rex Ryan Tells Pats Fan To ‘Shut The F*** Up’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)—The NFL is looking into an Internet video that appears to show New York Jets coach Rex Ryan using an obscenity while angrily responding to a fan after the team’s 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says Monday that the league is aware of the 48-second video, which shows the Jets walking off the field Sunday night. When Ryan appears, someone is heard yelling, “Hey, Rex, Belichick is better than you,” referring to Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Ryan looks up and tells the fan to “shut up” while also using an obscenity. Ryan was fined $50,000 by the Jets in 2010 after he was caught on a cellphone camera giving the middle finger to a fan during a mixed martial arts event in Florida.


Welp, Rex will be digging deep into his pockets for this one. I understand emotions were running high after that nail biter in New England but in today’s world you HAVE to know that there is a 99% chance of someone recording you when walking off the field. Rex, you gave them exactly what they wanted which was a frustrated and emotional reaction that they can now post all over the internet and…here we are. To be honest I would be just as mad though. You play the worst defense in the league and get Sandusky’d by them (too soon?). Back to the drawing board and like I’ve said since last year, you’re not winning a Super Bowl with Sanchez taking snaps. Is it too late to make a run for Andrew Luck? Keep it classy Jets fans.

Rex Ryan Sells Out And Plays A Pats Fan In Upcoming Sandler Movie

Daily News:

Maybe Rex Ryan will get to kiss Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl rings after all. The brash-talking Jets coach plays, of all things, a New England Patriots fan in an upcoming movie starring Adam Sandler. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen revealed the news on his Thursday podcast that featured Sandler. Ryan plays a Boston lawyer in “I Hate You, Dad,” which was filmed in Massachusetts last summer. It’s not Ryan’s first rodeo on the acting scene. Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum had cameos on an episode of “CSI: New York” earlier this year. “He’s my lawyer,” Sandler told Eisen. “My character . . . is kind of a dirtbag guy and he’s in trouble. Rex is an inexpensive lawyer in town. He takes care of me. He’s also a mammoth Patriots fan in the movie.” Ryan as a Patriots fan? “We wrote it in the script,” Sandler said. “He was great enough to be loose and funny about it. He talks about (Tom) Brady. He talks about Coach Belichick. He’s really cool.” As expected, Ryan was fully prepared to take on the role.

So what’s next for this attention whore? Dancing With The Stars? New reality show? I’m pretty surprised Rex hasn’t made Jets jerseys with his name on the back. I don’t even want to hear ‘he’s doing it on purpose to take the spotlight and pressure off his team’. Really? Cause the whole flipping off the cameraman at the MMA fight and foot fetish youtube video all came out in the off season. This guy loves cameras more than an Asian tourist but then again I guess he’s gonna need something to fall back on since the whole coaching thing isn’t working out.

NY Jets Outlook: Week 7

With a must-win Monday night game, the Jets sloppily got the victory over the winless Miami Dolphins. I’m pretty sure if Derelle Revis wasn’t on the team that game could have gone either way but they walked away with a W none the less. A new week, another opportunity for Rex Ryan to open his mouth and bring as much attention to himself as possible. This time he called out San Diego Chargers by saying that if he were coach he would’ve had two rings by now. Um Rex, you have 0 rings since joining a much better Jets team so I’m not sure you’re winning this argument. Anyway he apologized so all is forgotten right? Jets go into this Sunday’s game +2 at home and if they play like they did last Monday then that spread is heavily favoring the Chargers. I like the over at 43.5 in this game and I don’t know that the Jets D can hold down Ryan Matthews in the back field. I like Chargers -2 and I’m going against the Jets for the second time this year which means they will probably pull off some kind of OT win. Quote me.

405 San Diego Chargers -2  -110 -135
43½ O -110
U -110
406 New York Jets +2  -110 +115
Week 7

JETS Win The Snoopy, But Probably Nothing Else This Year

Jesus Rex, can you tone down that smile a bit? So you won some award that was made up by your stadium’s new investor by beating the New York Giants, in what had to be the worst preseason game of the NFL season so far. Big Friggin’ Deal.

Didn’t your players just brag about how they are going to be scoring 28-30 points a game against their opponents this year, only to barely score 7 points while racking up only 113 in a littler over a half of play?  That’s should be making the coaches quoting Charlie Brown ‘Good Grief’ rather then sporting their pearly whites holding this piece of scrap metal.

You know who the real winner of this game was? The New England Patriots.  Because now the media can once again be on Tom Brady’s nuts on how they are going to win the AFC East again this year, since the only real competition isn’t exactly scaring anyone yet (offensively at least).

My early season prediction?  The Jets sneak into the playoffs as a wild-card team, only to lose once again at Pittsburgh.
On a side note, too bad this wasn’t the Garfield award, imagine all the funny jokes that could have been with that one.