February 9, 2013 |
New Orleans Coach Sean Payton on Saturday announced the hiring of Rob Ryan as New Orleans' new defensive coordinator. Ryan, the brother of New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan , spent the past two seasons as Dallas' defensive coordinator. He was fired after last season, when his defense ranked 19th. In 2010, Ryan was Cleveland's defensive coordinator when the Browns beat the Saints in the Superdome, 30-17, intercepting passes by Drew Brees four times. Now the 50-year-old Ryan takes his fourth defensive coordinator job since 2004 while becoming Payton's fourth defensive coordinator since 2006.
January 23, 2013 |
Rex Ryan is OK. No one was injured in the three-car pileup that allegedly started when the New York Jets coach's Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle in Bethlehem, Pa., last week. Obviously that is wonderful news and by far the most important aspect of this story. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to say this to Ryan: Come on, man! We all know that you are your own man, march to your own drummer and all that. There's the whole potty-mouth thing, the boastful predictions, the ridiculous tattoo, the infuriating loyalty to a struggling quarterback an entire city wants benched, and on and on. We get it -- you're one cool dude.
December 24, 2012 |
Jets Coach Rex Ryan insisted on Monday that crestfallen reserve quarterback Tim Tebow would have run the wildcat offense if called upon against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Of course, Tebow had reportedly told the coaching staff that he wanted no part of the wildcat after it was decided that third-string quarterback Greg McElroy would become the starter in place of ineffective Mark Sanchez. Receiver Jeremy Kerley, who played quarterback in high school and led his team to a state title, ran the wildcat offense in a 27-17 loss to the Chargers.
December 6, 2012 |
A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese. "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" won't be more than a footnote to his life's work, but it is evidence that even at 94, and even in flat surroundings, the late actor possessed undeniable screen magnetism. As with Will Ferrell's "Casa de Mi Padre" this year, the wonderfully spoofy opening-credits sequence promises more genre subversion than the film delivers.
December 5, 2012 |
Mark Sanchez will keep his job as the New York Jets' starting quarterback for at least one more week. Coach Rex Ryan ended days of speculation Wednesday by announcing that the Jets' starter since 2009 will remain in that role Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite struggling all season and being benched late in the third quarter last weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan said he consulted several people and "put a lot of thought" into the question before making a decision late Tuesday night.
October 18, 2012 |
Tim Tebow may have an expanded role when the New York Jets play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Coach Rex Ryan said Thursday. The sound you just heard was a collective cheer from all the Mark Sanchez haters out there. Unfortunately for those folks, Ryan is not replacing his starting quarterback (Sanchez) with his popular backup (Tebow). That sound was a collective sigh from all the Sanchez haters. Instead, Ryan said, Tebow could be used at running back to help take the place of injured backups Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell.