October 27, 2013 |
Rex Ryan was on the short list of short-timers. He was doomed. His New York Jets were coming off a 6-10 season, had a new general manager — one who didn't hire Ryan as coach — had traded their best defensive player in cornerback Darrelle Revis and had a mess of a quarterback situation. The clock was ticking on Ryan, and few people would have been shocked had he lost his job within the first month of the season. This was a team that should have won maybe four games. After seven games, Ryan is at least in the early conversation for coach of the year.
October 22, 2013 |
British actor-singer Noel Harrison, best known for his recording of the Oscar-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" and as secret agent Mark Slate in NBC's 1960s TV series "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E," died Saturday night at the age of 79. Harrison suffered a heart attack at his home in Ashburton, Devon in England after performing at the village of Black Dog in Devon. His wife, Lori Chapman, told the Press Association, "He will be loved and missed by more people than I ever knew.
October 16, 2013 |
Everyone knows that Stanley Johnson will be a star at Santa Ana Mater Dei. And everyone knows that 6-foot-10 sophomore MJ Cage is ready to have a huge season. But wait until fans and others get the chance to see 6-5 junior guard Rex Pflueger, a transfer from JSerra. I don't know what he has done since the end of last season, but he's no longer just a long-range shooter. He's a different player, with more athleticism, more leaping ability and more skills to contribute offensively and defensively.
September 3, 2013 |
New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan probably will be spending a lot of time this season defending his decisions to the local media. He's off to an early start after being criticized by the New York Daily News for not being in town for the team's final cuts Saturday, instead attending his son's first game as a Clemson football player, as well as tailgating festivities before kickoff. "Almost all of our moves were made Friday evening, when I was here," Ryan said during his Monday news conference.
August 27, 2013 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could end up being the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. He might not be getting too many votes from the staff of the New York Daily News. In a guest stint on a local sports talk radio show Monday, Christie lashed out at Manish Mehta, the New York Jets beat writer for the Daily News, for apparently being the reporter who asked the questions that caused Coach Rex Ryan to lose his temper Saturday night during a news conference. “Idiot,” Christie said of Mehta.
August 14, 2013 |
A day after he defended Geno Smith against criticism from the rookie quarterback's former West Virginia teammates, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan had some criticism for Smith himself. Only it wasn't a personal attack like the ones from the Mountaineers who questioned their ex-quarterback's leadership abilities. Ryan was simply giving an honest assessment of Smith's performance at Jets practice Wednesday. “It was brutal," Ryan said . "It was Geno's worst day. " Ryan probably isn't going to get an argument from anyone, even Smith, who threw four interceptions, including three during 11-on-11 team drills.