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Rex Ryan remains paranoid, confident

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When the Patriots say something nice about the Jets, Rex Ryan doesn’t trust them.   Ryan’s paranoia about his rivals to the East goes much deeper, in fact.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Ryan asked the Jets to bring their playbooks to their team meeting last night because he feared subterfuge if the playbooks were left in the hotel room.   (Because Sully at the front desk is clearly a covert Pats employee.)

When the players arrived to the meeting, Ryan’s message to the team was simple, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNewYork.com: The Jets are the better team and they should win, no matter how many straight games Tom Brady has won at home.

Ryan isn’t the only one prone to a little pregame hype.  In a conversation with ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said it was the biggest regular season game of Kraft’s tenure.

Thankfully, the hype for this game is almost over and we actually get to watch this thing soon.

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  1. bbb82 says: Dec 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    A 0-0 tie would be awesome.

  2. floriosmanhood says: Dec 6, 2010 4:36 PM

    Ryan’s act is getting old. Fact is, he relies too much on the blitz to get to the QB and with no true pass rusher, the good teams will solve him. Plus, do you REALLY trust Sanchez? Be honest…

  3. brooklynsjetfan says: Dec 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    As a Jet fan, obviously I’m a little nervous about the upcoming matchup, but I agree with Jaws. Rex Ryan has this Patriot team figured out to a tee, as proven in the second half of week 2.
    And I don’t want to hear that the team is better off with Branch than with Moss. If they had Moss they would likely be 10-1.
    And to say that the Jets can’t defend against tight ends, what happened in week 2 again? How many combined catches did all 3 tight ends have?
    These two teams haven’t changed a whole lot since then and if the Jets won by 14 last time and they’ll win again this time around. They are the better team…tonight will prove that.
    The 25 game streak started after a loss to the Jets and will end after a loss to the Jets.

  4. lowleadman says: Dec 6, 2010 4:42 PM

    Rex Ryan has every reason to be paranoid.

    His defense cannot cover Goldilocks and the Three White Amigos.

    Pats big, but not as big as Jabba the Jet’s mouth.

  5. citizenstrange says: Dec 6, 2010 4:42 PM

    I thought the Ravens beat them 33-14 in the playoffs at the Razor last year. Was that game in Baltimore?

    What kind of streak doesn’t include a playoff game? Seriously?

  6. iainnyj says: Dec 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    If the Jets come out flat the players need their backsides kicked. Rex knows how it works.

  7. lowleadman says: Dec 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    While there is plenty riding on this game, I would have loved Belichek to raise the stakes and challenge Pie Hole that the loser of this game must kiss the SB rings at midfield immediately after the game ends. Only problem…Pie Hole doesn’t have any.

  8. profootballwalk says: Dec 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    Thanks for reminding your team how many home games Brady has won in a row. Now, when they fall behind, they’ll feel the inevitability of it and quit.

    To paraphrase the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz: “I DO believe we can win in Foxboro, I DO believe, I DO!” Scared to death.

  9. JeffreyAuburnDixon says: Dec 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    Ryan is a hack and he’ll be exposed before too long.

  10. robsterny says: Dec 6, 2010 4:55 PM

    @ floriosmanhood

    Sanchez has improved alot over the past year if you cant see that,then you either havent seen him this year or your just a all out Jet hater. For a second year quarterback,hes right where he should be…and yes ..I do trust him. Did you ever think that maybe the Jets WONT run the same ole defense tonight?

  11. jcjets says: Dec 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    @floriosmanhood 2 road playoff wins last year and 9-2 this yr. Sanchez won at least 3 games in the final minutes, and he also outplayed Brady in the 2nd half, week2.

  12. jetsclaps says: Dec 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    Ryan is really paranoid because it’s not like the Patriots have ever cheated before……oh wait

  13. mswravens says: Dec 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    We can only hope that tonight’s game matches last night’s game!!!

    Rex has been playing the us against the world card for as long as he has coached. He better hope he wins this year, because that theme will grow stale in a year or two…just like it did in Bmore…sounds like it might already be played out since it’s such an obvious fraud! BB doesn’t have to say that he thinks the Jets are a bad team (as Rex wishes he would), because he knows Brady & the boys will expose the Jets tonight!

  14. mvp43 says: Dec 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    This will be a good game to watch just as a football fan. I have nothing invested in either team, so basically sit back and watch. I would give a slight edge to the Pats however, just based on Tom Brady’s experience.

  15. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    Ryan and the Jets have been running their mouths for quite awhile now. Time to step in the ring and settle this matter !

  16. wte1 says: Dec 6, 2010 5:04 PM

    Will Rex cry again when the Jets lose tonight?

    He sure does cry a lot.

  17. ballouski says: Dec 6, 2010 5:07 PM

    Everyone here is acting like the Pats are the same team that faced the Jets in week 2. Not true, as counterproductive as it seems, Brady has been revitalized after losing Moss and focusing on getting the ball to the open man. In the same tolken, Sanchez is proving to be a gritty and talented leader, almost singlehandedly leading his team to a few of their last victories. So please, focus on what these teams have done in the past month or so, and not what happened in the second game of the regular season.

  18. andyreidsappetite says: Dec 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    @robsterny

    I’m not a Jet hater and have watched Sanchez play. With that said, I need more than a comeback against the Lions and Browns before I annoint him as a guy to count on. Typical NY press has built him up and if/when he handles a first rate D, i’ll give him credit. Ummmm, Ryan has already said he’s gonna go after Brady tonight so wouldn’t that mean he’ll be blitzing again? I’d be happy to give you some coaching on the finer points of football and help you out. Now go an catch the number 7 train back to your studio over the auto body shop in Queens.

  19. lordodysseus says: Dec 6, 2010 5:16 PM

    Boy, I wish I was as smart as you guys that know the outcome of the game before it’s even played. Don’t you all feel pretty foolish when you’re wrong? And you all call Ryan a big mouth. At least he’ll says it out loud, rather than from the depths of a basement and hidden behind a alias.

  20. promin1 says: Dec 6, 2010 5:17 PM

    Week 2, week 2, week 2. Thats all the Jet fans talk about. Teams are different now than at the beginning of the year. The Jets have beat up on garbage teams all year and lost to teams that have winning records. Jets are pretenders and me hating the Jets has nothing to do with the facts.

  21. rangenius says: Dec 6, 2010 5:31 PM

    Envy of the Jets is running deep this year. Deep Green.

    Patriots haven’t won anything since being exposed by Spygate. I still think Bellicheat should get the Pete Rose style lifetime ban for that, but NFL looks other way…

  22. rangenius says: Dec 6, 2010 5:32 PM

    @promin1

    Jets beat the Browns after Browns destroyed Patriots 34-14…

  23. lowleadman says: Dec 6, 2010 5:33 PM

    Unlike the first game, Brady no longer needs to take a 5 step dropback and wait for Moss to get open. Now, all he needs to do is a 2 1/2-3 step drop and burn the blitz with short passes across the middle to the open receiver. It will be foolhardy for Rexy to send the house, unless he wants to see ANOTHER 7 on the scoreboard.

    Those comparing Sanchez to Brady tonight, at home, going for an NFL record 26 consecutive home victories, cannot be really serious. Sanchez is a good qb, but he is going up against THE BEST. Manning and Rivers were exposed yesterday.
    There is no question, Brady is the best player in the NFL. If he continues to behave, Vick would be next.

    Pats come out smoking. Then, at halftime they will honor Bruschi which will re-motivate the team for the 2nd half. Rex will cry at his post game press conference.

  24. gambleonsports says: Dec 6, 2010 5:35 PM

    brooklynsjetfan says:
    Dec 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    …And to say that the Jets can’t defend against tight ends, what happened in week 2 again? How many combined catches did all 3 tight ends have?…

    Well, Hernandez had 6 for 101 yards and Gronkowski had a catch for 14.

    But I guess you can be happy that they held Crumpler to none…??

    Maybe I’m missing your point…

  25. billsgotballs says: Dec 6, 2010 5:35 PM

    It is ridiculous to think that BB is going into tonight’s game with a gameplan that failed in Week 2. BB has a much better understanding of the talent level of his team and how they match up. Doesn’t mean Pats win, but if I were a Jets fan I wouldn’t take comfort from the Week 2. In the same way, the Pats’ home win record means nothing. Stats are for losers. The best team will win. Go Pats!

  26. all4patriots says: Dec 6, 2010 5:37 PM

    It’s Tedy Bruschi Night. We will not lose to the Jets on Tedy Bruschi Night.

  27. trixstal says: Dec 6, 2010 5:37 PM

    This is a very different N.E. team than the one the Jets played earlier in the season. (Woodhead, Branch, the D gelling, etc….)

    I have a strong feeling the Jets are going to be buried tonight.

  28. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 says: Dec 6, 2010 5:43 PM

    andyreidsappetite says: …………………………………………………………….

    You say against a top notch D for Sanchez to prove against ,well I guess you’ll need to wait another week cause shredding Ne’s #32 passing D and points given up ,thats exactly what you haters will be yapping about if Mark tears this D up like he did in week 2

  29. brintfarvruhsux says: Dec 6, 2010 5:45 PM

    Pats by 10…Rex better have his excuse book ready!

  30. patriotsworld says: Dec 6, 2010 5:52 PM

    What ryan is realyy scared of is all the microphones in the lockerroom. Manning didn’t find them all. Be scared Rexxy, be very scared.

  31. giablommi says: Dec 6, 2010 5:56 PM

    “And I don’t want to hear that the team is better off with Branch than with Moss. If they had Moss they would likely be 10-1.”
    ^^^^^
    Truthfully, if they DIDN’T have Moss all season they would likely be 10-1. Brady forcing the ball to Moss ad nauseum was as big a reason as any for the Pats failure week 2. They are a much more balanced team than they were week 2. Addition by subtraction.

  32. 12thstreetcompanies says: Dec 6, 2010 6:02 PM

    I think proclaiming that one has a Super Bowl team is a bit premature. This has been a weird year in the NFL.

    Paranoia is rampant. This is why I love, Rex Ryan. He really is refreshing, I mean who gets up and does the Tom Brady comparison thing? Not many people. Paranoia or not this guy brings the fun back into the whole thing.

    If I was going to become a free agent at the end of the year, the Jets are my first call.

  33. giablommi says: Dec 6, 2010 6:03 PM

    “These two teams haven’t changed a whole lot since then and if the Jets won by 14 last time and they’ll win again this time around. They are the better team…tonight will prove that.”
    ^^^^^
    Not true at all, the Jests now have Holmes and the Pats have subtracted Moss and added Branch and Woodhead, not to mention their young defense improving every week, getting pressure and creating turnovers.

    And not for nothing, but your “Jets won by 14 so they’ll win again this time” argument just doesn’t hold any water. Jets haven’t swept the Patriots in the Tom Brady era.

    While this may be one of your better squads, here is why the Pats will win:
    - Brady is not going to turn the ball over
    - last two NYJ road games, verrry suspect perfromances against bad teams (yes I know what happened when NE played Cleveland)
    - if the Pats can stop the run, Sanchez doesn’t have the mental toughness to lead a team into a hostile Gillette Stadium in sub-freezing temps and win the game by himself.

    The smart money has AFC is going to go through Foxborough this year. Sorry.

  34. Robert says: Dec 6, 2010 6:07 PM

    Get ready for a New England vs Atlanta Super Bowl……

  35. CKL says: Dec 6, 2010 6:07 PM

    brooklynsjetfan says: Dec 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    And I don’t want to hear that the team is better off with Branch than with Moss. If they had Moss they would likely be 10-1.
    ________________________________
    As a Pats fan I know this team has some big flaws on D (such as an NFL historically bad 3rd down % and giving up 24 ppg)but it is true they are better off on offense without Moss. The only game they have lost without Moss is to the Browns and Moss would have made 0 difference in that one. Moss got Brady into some bad habits and with his high maintenance type personality it was more about keeping HIM happy than making the best throw. Brady has gone back to his pre-Moss self and there are few if any Pats fans who aren’t happy about that. Does it mean that the Pats will win? Nope…but I would bet that RR and Co know they can’t play that O the same way they did in week 2 and win again.

  36. j0esixpack says: Dec 6, 2010 6:07 PM

    Any coach who can gain weight after gastric bypass surgery should not be underestimated.

  37. raidersteve413 says: Dec 6, 2010 6:15 PM

    lets go jets!!!!!!!!!!!
    huge jets fan tonite!
    u know belicheat will have tge camera rollin…
    I alrady caught them chaeting this year, I have video evidence and the NFL will not reply back to me..
    I have video of a guy in the second row next to us with a camera and he had a backstage pass thing… in the 4th quarter the same guy was on the sidelines of the paTs…
    I have full great video of the whole thing.. I will not post in on youtube Iam waiting for a pay day for the tape.. it should be worth millions to any media.. Its evidence that the pats cheat

  38. rushmatic says: Dec 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    Jets fans really don’t like to use the correct stats when talking football. I can’t think of one time where I said to myself, ‘hey, spot on with those stats, Jet fan’.

    Pats win tonight by more than two touchdowns.

  39. thesarcasm says: Dec 6, 2010 6:17 PM

    Go Jets

  40. gloriousobastardos says: Dec 6, 2010 6:18 PM

    Jets have good reason to fear Pat’s.
    Pat’s are proven performers over time, not a flash in the pan.

    MNF
    Pat’s 40 Jet’s 24

    The end!

  41. andyprough says: Dec 6, 2010 6:39 PM

    @lowleadman – “There is no question, Brady is the best player in the NFL.”

    =================

    All you need to know about Brady:
    In his last 9 playoff games – 12 INT’s, 4 losses

  42. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 6, 2010 6:44 PM

    Think you’ll see NE win big here.

    jets are way too distracted….Thats the kind of crap that creates hype in August/Sept…but jets have failed [ for 43 years] to realize the NFL season is just starting after Thanksgiving.

  43. footballrulz says: Dec 6, 2010 6:45 PM

    rangenius says:
    Dec 6, 2010 5:32 PM
    @promin1

    Jets beat the Browns after Browns destroyed Patriots 34-14…
    ___________________________________

    And the Packers beat the Jets so I guess I have no reason to fear their game against NE in a few weeks–rrriiiiggghhhtt!!!

    That we beat so & so and they lost to so & so logic does not hold water. On any given Sunday….

  44. commandercornpone says: Dec 6, 2010 7:31 PM

    paranoid and confident? surely he can truthfully be both.

    i took the points. rex, jam it down their throat running the ball and set up play action.

    on defense mix it up like BB does.

    you will stay within 3. which, at the end of the day, is all i need.

  45. giablommi says: Dec 6, 2010 7:34 PM

    Thank you, raidersteve413, for inadvertantly pointing out the endless idiocy of Patriots haters/sour grapers/whiny Colts/Steelers/Jests/Rams fans.

    Basically you’re acknowledging that
    a.) people can film the sidelines from the second row, or 70,000 other spots in an NFL stadium
    b.) you have an IQ no higher than the low 70′s (belicheat…how clever!)
    c.) you have no clue of why teams win football games other than illogical red herrings

    As a matter of fact, you seem to fit that Matt whathisname guy exactly to a tee, claiming to have indisputable proof that you, of course, won’t release for large sums of money that you know you’ll never see based on evidence you claim to have which is a figment of your imagination.

    How sad.

    Patriots 31 Jests 20

  46. cjspiller12 says: Dec 6, 2010 7:54 PM

    Rex Ryan remains paranoid that someone will steal his bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken!! Pats win going away…..And Jet fans thinking Sanchez is a good QB are crazy. He stinks. Sam Bradford already is three times the QB that Sanchez will ever be. Within two or three years, Sanchez is a backup or in the UFL. Sanchez as the QB for the Jets is no different than Trent Dilfer for the Baltimore Raves a few years ago.

  47. cjspiller12 says: Dec 6, 2010 9:22 PM

    Looks like a blow out…..Jets, Jets, Jets!!!!

  48. promin1 says: Dec 6, 2010 9:50 PM

    rangenius and that means what? Who cares? The Jets are getting destroyed which proves my point. BTW…Jets needed OT to beat the Browns. Whats the Browns record?

  49. promin1 says: Dec 6, 2010 9:54 PM

    @rangenius Oh and anyone who uses the this team beat so and so so that means my team is so and so logic is a complete moron. Which I guess would explain you being a Jets fan.

  50. florio4prez says: Dec 6, 2010 10:17 PM

    Sanchez? Be honest…

    brooklynsjetfan says:
    Dec 6, 2010 4:39 PM
    As a Jet fan, obviously I’m a little nervous about the upcoming matchup, but I agree with Jaws. Rex Ryan has this Patriot team figured out to a tee, as proven in the second half of week 2.
    And I don’t want to hear that the team is better off with Branch than with Moss. If they had Moss they would likely be 10-1.
    And to say that the Jets can’t defend against tight ends, what happened in week 2 again? How many combined catches did all 3 tight ends have?
    These two teams haven’t changed a whole lot since then and if the Jets won by 14 last time and they’ll win again this time around. They are the better team…tonight will prove that.
    The 25 game streak started after a loss to the Jets and will end after a loss to the Jets.
    ————————————————
    Uh, oh.

    Classic example of why it’s usually stoopid to talk smack BEFORE a big game.

    Maybe the Jets will figure out where the field is after half time.

  51. wez99 says: Dec 6, 2010 10:28 PM

    sooooo nice to see the jets getting their ass destroyed. obviously jaws says something stupid like “rex ryan has brady’s number”. yes when they had a WR who would play when he wants, and runs one route. come on, lets be serious brady now has branch who can run all different routes and give the patriots another weapon. i hate the patriots, but i respect them, starting with their head coach, he reflects that team, and for that i respect them. the jets, well their head coach a first class jackass, and thats why the jets look and act like that too, run up the score pats!

  52. jrmbadger says: Dec 6, 2010 11:23 PM

    “cjspiller12 says:
    Dec 6, 2010 9:22 PM
    Looks like a blow out…..Jets, Jets, Jets!!!”

    Yup, J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS got blown out. Maybe now the New York media can stop hyping the New York jets like a bunch of awe-struck school girls at a Justin Beiber concert.

    Fact is, they’re not that good.

  53. giablommi says: Dec 7, 2010 12:19 AM

    “here is why the Pats will win:
    - Brady is not going to turn the ball over
    - last two NYJ road games, verrry suspect perfromances against bad teams (yes I know what happened when NE played Cleveland)
    - if the Pats can stop the run, Sanchez doesn’t have the mental toughness to lead a team into a hostile Gillette Stadium in sub-freezing temps and win the game by himself. ”
    ^^^^^
    Good analysis giablommi, you pretty much hit the nail on the head here. 3 for 3.

  54. botully says: Dec 7, 2010 12:27 AM

    Jets have one win against a team with a winning record, against the 1-0 Pats. They have several close wins against lousy teams. The Pats have won against the Steelers, Colts, Ravens, and now the Jets.
    No shame in losing to a good team, but there is shame in losing to a good team after running your mouths for a week, and proclaiming yourselves a Super Bowl team.
    Note to Jets fans: Win first, talk later.

    Ha ha ha. The elite QB Sanchez led the team to an amazing 3 points and 3 interceptions against the worst defense. The vaunted Jets defense gave up 45. That’s reality.

  55. thetooloftools says: Dec 7, 2010 4:26 AM

    Fast Forward – Rex… How did that (|) kicking taste?

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