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December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Black Monday won't darken the skies over Rex Ryan. The New York Jets coach is staying. Jets owner Woody Johnson announced as much Sunday after his team's 20-7 victory over Miami. “We're going to keep Rex Ryan, and he's going to be our coach next year,” Johnson told reporters after the game. “I couldn't be any prouder of this team.” Ryan, dogged all season by rumors he would be fired, coached his team to an 8-8 record with up-and-down rookie Geno Smith at quarterback.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez will be forever linked. In our memories, anyway. The New York Jets finally parted ways with their embattled former starting quarterback this month, and now the team's coach is talking about altering the tattoo on his arm that currently features a woman wearing Sanchez's No. 6 jersey. Surely, that design seemed like a great idea at the time. Well, maybe not. But it's even sillier now. A reporter asked Ryan about the ink Tuesday, and the coach seemed to decide its fate right there on the spot.
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October 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Black Monday won't darken the skies over Rex Ryan. The New York Jets coach is staying. Jets owner Woody Johnson announced as much Sunday after his team's 20-7 victory over Miami. “We're going to keep Rex Ryan, and he's going to be our coach next year,” Johnson told reporters after the game. “I couldn't be any prouder of this team.” Ryan, dogged all season by rumors he would be fired, coached his team to an 8-8 record with up-and-down rookie Geno Smith at quarterback.
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January 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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December 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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August 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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September 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez will be forever linked. In our memories, anyway. The New York Jets finally parted ways with their embattled former starting quarterback this month, and now the team's coach is talking about altering the tattoo on his arm that currently features a woman wearing Sanchez's No. 6 jersey. Surely, that design seemed like a great idea at the time. Well, maybe not. But it's even sillier now. A reporter asked Ryan about the ink Tuesday, and the coach seemed to decide its fate right there on the spot.
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December 24, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
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.
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December 7, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Gary Kubiak is gone, fired by the Houston Texans on Friday, and he won't be the last of this season's NFL coaches to be asked to hand over his headset. So who else will be gone after this season? A look at the candidates who could be kaput: JIM SCHWARTZ, Detroit: The Lions, who play at Philadelphia on Sunday, have a one-game lead over Chicago in the NFC North. Detroit probably needs to do more than simply win the NFC North to save Schwartz's job. Matthew Stafford has been healthy all season, whereas Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota have used multiple quarterbacks.
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October 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Seems the New York Jets can't stand success. A week after beating New England in their most impressive performance of the season, the Jets flopped in Cincinnati, 49-9. The Jets haven't won consecutive games since Weeks 13 and 14 of last season, and their latest debacle was their worst loss since 2010. Geno Smith looked like a rookie once again with two intercepted passes that were returned for touchdowns, and the Jets' defense was shredded by Andy Dalton, who threw for five touchdowns - four to the unheralded Marvin Jones.
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October 27, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
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.
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September 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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September 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rookie safety John Boyett will no longer be able to tell cops that they can't arrest him because he plays for the Indianapolis Colts -- he was waived Tuesday. Not that the line worked anyway. Police said the sixth-round draft pick out of Oregon was arrested early Monday for public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct after not being allowed into a downtown Indianapolis nightclub because he had had too much to drink. Boyett ran from the police when they first tried to arrest him, then, after being caught, repeatedly told the officers, "You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player," according to the police report, via the Indianapolis Star.
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August 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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October 9, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Mark Sanchez is still the Jets starting quarterback. Popular backup Tim Tebow is not getting a promotion this week, right? "Yeah, no question," Coach Rex Ryan told reporters Tuesday. Glad that's resolved ... for this week anyway. A lot of Jets fans aren't going to be happy though. They've been clamoring for the benching of Sanchez, who continues to struggle as the Jets (2-3) have started piling up losses. In a 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night, Sanchez completed less than 50% of his passes (45.2%)
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October 27, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
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.
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August 27, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Keith Olbermann's back and he knows you missed him during all those long months since he quit his Current TV gig (or years since he left MSNBC), even if you didn't know it yourself. And so on Monday night he returned to to ESPN where, he will be happy to remind you every eight minutes or so, he helped found ESPN2 and perfect "SportsCenter. " He named this ESPN2 show "Olbermann," as if he were an iconic motor company or a beer, and opened it in classic Olbermann-ic style. "As I was saying," he greeted the camera, that careful quirk of a smile punctuating a pickup line so smugly flirtatious that it could have been lifted from Season 1 of "The Newsroom," which Olbermann claims to have inspired (though not Season 2, which is slightly less smug, certainly less flirtatious and better.)
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August 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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