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Rex Ryan is planning for a long playoff stay

Rex Ryan says his team should be the Super Bowl favorites, and he’s made the appropriate plans for a long playoff stay.

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports Ryan handed out a schedule of practices and meetings this week to players, and the schedule ran through the end of the Super Bowl.  He even listed the date for a potential parade.

Whether his tactics really make a difference or not, it’s hard for this New York resident not to love what Rex Ryan has brought to the Jets. He’s the biggest gift to back page headline writers since Alex Rodriguez arrived in town.

We’ll see Saturday afternoon if Ryan’s players can live up to their coach’s belief. 

They will do battle with the Bengals at full strength. Nichols reports linebacker David Harris will start at inside linebacker, as expected.

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37 Responses to “Rex Ryan is planning for a long playoff stay”
  1. Nevisyakker says: Jan 9, 2010 11:54 AM

    Rex needs to get his head out of the glue bag and learn to keep his mouth shut. Right now his big mouth is busy writing checks that his mediocre team will never be able to make good.

  2. Favre On HGH says: Jan 9, 2010 11:54 AM

    He makes things fun.
    Is brash and appears to be an idiot. Just a typical New Yorker.

  3. Hugified Wang says: Jan 9, 2010 11:56 AM

    I hope he brought extra underpants.

  4. nedirect says: Jan 9, 2010 12:06 PM

    seriously? it was just a few weeks ago that they were going to just look at their current opponent. nothing more nothing less. now they are playing in their second super bowl of the year. the jets are pathetic

  5. Thomas Paquette says: Jan 9, 2010 12:06 PM

    yeah Rosenthal, Rachel Nichols also reported that David Harris was going to be used in limited roles only too. Don’t forget to report that side of the story too.

  6. cusoman says: Jan 9, 2010 12:07 PM

    Really? You mean he DOESN’T plan to be one and done like all the rest of the HC’s in the league?!
    This guy’s a complete joke and gives Chilly a run for his money on worthless statements – and that’s coming from a Vikings fan.

  7. Ceedub says: Jan 9, 2010 12:07 PM

    I hope the Bengals creme the Jets. No way no how the Jets even belong in the playoffs if the Colts decided to play that week 16 game. Ditto the Bengals mailing it in last week also. Listening to fat Rex run his mouth during the playoffs would be good for the beat writers though, I’m sure.

  8. Igottz5onit says: Jan 9, 2010 12:07 PM

    Wow pretty tough talk for a guy coaching a team that only got in by playing their last two games against teams that had already locked up their playoff spots.

  9. Tuscany says: Jan 9, 2010 12:08 PM

    Long stay??? Is Ryan talking days or hours?

  10. Hap says: Jan 9, 2010 12:10 PM

    Was he supposed to plan for a 1 and DONE ?

  11. theJets2010 says: Jan 9, 2010 12:10 PM

    lets not get too cocky ryan

  12. bgdabengal says: Jan 9, 2010 12:13 PM

    Hasn’t he heard about teams being motivated to win because the team they are playing says/does things like this? At first I was worried about this game, Now i’m not.

  13. WTE says: Jan 9, 2010 12:19 PM

    I have obtained a copy of the schedule that Rex Ryan distributed to the team. Here’s an excerpt for the schedule for Monday January 11:
    8:00 to 9:00 am. – Breakfast. 3 eggs scrambled, a pound of pig, hash browns, toast, lots of butter
    9:00 to 10:00 am – Post breakfast nap
    10:00 to 11:00 am – Snack time
    11:00 to 12:00 am – Break
    12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch. Catered by Five Guys Burgers and Fries
    1:00 to 3:00 pm – Post lunch nap
    3:00 to 4:00 pm – Snack time
    4:00 to 5:00 pm – Break
    5:00 to 6:00 pm – Dinner. Country style ribs, extra fatty. Mashed potatoes with lots of butter, Rolls with butter. Dessert.
    6:00 to 7:00 – Recap the day

  14. frox says: Jan 9, 2010 12:29 PM

    This is such a non-story. My guess is most of the teams do this. Brian Billick handed out a schedule at the start of the 2000 season that included the entire playoffs and Super Bowl. So this is not something Rex thought up on his own.

  15. Mikey D says: Jan 9, 2010 12:33 PM

    Rex Ryan says his team should be the Super Bowl favorites.
    This is what Rex meant to say…
    Rex Ryan says his team shouldn’t be in the playoffs.

  16. MrHumble says: Jan 9, 2010 12:40 PM

    The “apple didn’t fall from the tree” as it regards Rex and his ole’ man Buddy, neither is shy about being a blowhard! Buddy did win one SB and he milked that for everything he could but thus far the prodigal son is nothing but “hot air” and somewhat of an embarrassment to himself and his team. He talks as though the Jets deserve and “won their way” into the playoffs, ignoring the fact that the Colts and Bengals both laid down for his team just to prevent the Steelers from getting into the playoffs.

  17. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Jan 9, 2010 12:41 PM

    What a clown. If he could only put that much effort in to planning a diet. This fat slob is one and done.

  18. wryly1 says: Jan 9, 2010 12:45 PM

    It’s fine for Ryan to be confident and optomistic, but he’d be better served to display it a lot less publicly – as it would make it more difficult to get the egg off his face if his team comes up short.

  19. CarsontoOcho says: Jan 9, 2010 12:49 PM

    If ‘a long stay’ means one and done, then yeah, Ryan is correct. Bengals are gonna shut down the run, make oscar meyer weiner throw the ball, pick said ball off, and ram said ball down their throats…book it

  20. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 9, 2010 12:49 PM

    Y’know, when a guy like Rex Ryan is on your side, you love the guy, when he’s on their side you hate him.
    I loved it when Buddy Ryan was HC of the Eagles, it was a lot of fun. I think it’s a lot like that for Jets fans now.

  21. SmellyJoe says: Jan 9, 2010 12:51 PM

    I hope he didn’t schedule the Macy’s New Year parade…never see any football player carry pom poms

  22. Smokey says: Jan 9, 2010 12:51 PM

    Good man sexy Rexy! Super Bowl or bust.

  23. TheBirdman says: Jan 9, 2010 1:01 PM

    Haha Rex Ryan, you crack me up. Whether or not this is a good strategy, we’ll see. I do have the Jets beating the Bengals today, due to the tremendous defense of scheme Ryan has brought to NY.
    Love him or hate him, you do have to admit he’s a trip. Very player oriented coach, and you can tell he’s a fan of the game. Good Luck, Rex.

  24. Bobbyb06073 says: Jan 9, 2010 1:02 PM

    Yeah!!!!!
    J-E-T-S !!!
    Never trust a skinny coach….

  25. skimfire says: Jan 9, 2010 1:12 PM

    Rex is just channeling his inner Brian Billick. Billick did this everytime the Ravens made the playoffs when Rex was on the staff.

  26. polishkingski says: Jan 9, 2010 1:16 PM

    i love the guys antics, the nfl needs more guys like him.

  27. stetai says: Jan 9, 2010 1:17 PM

    Rex Ryan is such a complete and utter jackass.

  28. hitdog042 says: Jan 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    I like Rex Ryan. He’s good for the league. That being said, I don’t think they get past the Bengals. At the end of the day, the defenses will cancel each other out and the Bengals have a better offense (not much, but better) and home field. Bengals 24-13.

  29. downsouth49er says: Jan 9, 2010 2:00 PM

    Funny guy that Shrek, I mean Rex…he’s simply trying to talk himself into believing that the Jets are going all the way. It’s like the saying goes, tell yourself something enough and you begin to believe it.

  30. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Jan 9, 2010 2:13 PM

    Taking his eyes off the task at hand: The Bengals. He may not kiss Belichick’s ring, but he should learn from him about focusing on one game at a time.
    Today the rookie coach learns a tough NFL lesson: Don’t look ahead.

  31. MistrezzRachael says: Jan 9, 2010 2:19 PM

    Ryan seems to enjoy talking more than eating..if thats possible.
    If, he was playing Pitts or NE..2 teams well coached & not the type teams you chirp at….he’d be preparing his funeral.
    Hoping the Bengals have such pride [ who knows, they are kind of a goofy team]…and beat the tar out of jets.
    Tired of hearing so much from a team that hasn’t won since 1969…God, I was in diapers then.

  32. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 2:34 PM

    I really like Rex,he cracks me up. Too bad i think their season ends today though.

  33. HarrisonHits says: Jan 9, 2010 2:35 PM

    My guess is that each day has stops at Dunkin Donuts and various hot dog stands as the crucial part of daily activities.

  34. ibleedblackngold says: Jan 9, 2010 2:58 PM

    Hes not being cocky he’s trying to instill confidence and belief into his players that they can win the super bowl. It’s a motivational tactic that my college basketball coach used on us when preparing for our conference tournament and NCAA tournament. He’s trying to bring a winning attitude to his team. This will help them ignore the fact that they probably won’t win a super bowl and continue to over achieve as they have all season.

  35. spyboots says: Jan 9, 2010 3:19 PM

    Good for him!

  36. PARavensJeff says: Jan 10, 2010 8:21 AM

    Where do you think Ryan got this from? Where was he for 10 years & who was the head coach for 9 of those years? He got it from Brian Billick, who did this in Baltimore all his years, but he was more gutsy than Ryan, he did it the 1st day of training camp, he didn’t wait to get to the playoffs or back in as Ryan’s team did against a couple teams who quit so he could get in.

  37. StreetBaller says: Jan 11, 2010 3:25 AM

    bgdabengal: are you worried about the game now? idiot.
    CarsontoOcho: Did you notice San-chises’ QB rating of 139? Wow. Sorry your team could do nothing.
    And to all the other bandwagon jumpers like: Cusoman, Ceedub and Igottacaseofcrabs, that sound you hear is the NE so-called die-hard fans jumping off the bandwagon. Plenty o room on the Colts, Charges, Ravens and Jets tho! Get on board!

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