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Jets defensive players not happy with Rex’s criticism

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This Jets team was supposed to be different because it was balanced.   No longer would the team’s stout defense have to carry a young quarterback prone to mistakes.

After Sunday’s 10-6 loss to the Dolphins, the divide between the two sides of the ball is growing.  Some defensive players aren’t happy that Rex Ryan expects them to carry the team.

“According to Rex we played [bleepy],” defensive end Shaun Ellis told Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post.   “He said we weren’t good enough. I guess we needed a shutout. I guess that’s what he was talking about.”
The Jets defense held the Dolphins to only 131 yards and six first downs.  The only Dolphins touchdown came after Mark Sanchez lost a fumble to set up a short field.  Ryan’s critique reportedly didn’t sit well with defensive players, most of whom bolted out of the locker room quickly.
“It’s frustrating to hear that because we played a solid game,” Ellis said. “I guess he just expects so much out of the defense that there should have been zero points on the board, not 10.”
Mike Tyson once famously said that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.   The Jets didn’t respond well after taking an uppercut from the Patriots last Monday night.
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  1. slatetundra07 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:03 AM

    “I guess we needed a shutout.”

    They loved what the Packers did to them…they’re requesting for more!

    Poor Jets…they love it when Rex is all over their opponents, can’t take it when its on them.

    I suppose they’ll go bury this game ball too!

  2. jerruhjones says: Dec 13, 2010 11:03 AM

    and the J-E-T-S meltdown continues….can’t say I’m sad.

  3. adipaola says: Dec 13, 2010 11:03 AM

    and it starts. all the loud mouth idiot fans will now come out of their dungeons and expect this man to be fired blah blah blah, sanchez is garbage, blah blah blah, but wait, when they were 9-2, they were the greatest team to ever play the sport. suck it up, your team is no better than the lions, cause the lions can actually beat a team with a winning record.

  4. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 13, 2010 11:03 AM

    Wow, imploding right before the playoffs. That’s gotta suck.

  5. dolphindad says: Dec 13, 2010 11:06 AM

    ahh. i expected their destruction. but not this quick. step 1. overhype expectations. step 2. buy into the Overhype BS and beleive all the press about you. 2. get killed by an opponent in big game. step 3. underperform and get beat by a team you “are suppossed to beat” 4. blame each other and revolt against the coach. everyone blames each other now that you realize you are not as good as you believed. 5. downward spiral out of the playoffs 6. exodus of older players 7. realize your top 10 draft QB is a bust and you have to start over. 8. quit on the coach. 9. coach fired, rebuild. 10 repeat.

  6. bowdowntoatruepimp says: Dec 13, 2010 11:07 AM

    Meltdown! You’d think that after all the “Superbowls” they won their allegiance to rex would be more. Oh wait, those plastic lombardi trophies rex handed out weren’t real superbowl trophies, they were just 2 games against the Patriots at the beginning of the season when the playoffs weren’t on the line.

    By the way, one of your genius jet fans bet me at the beginning of the year that they would win the division… any of you boys have an idea of what to buy with a $1000? Perhaps I’ll put it towards a 3D tv so I can see how fat rex really is.

  7. gopats23 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:09 AM

    Can’t think of anything better than watching the Jets self destruct…..except maybe watching the Pats return to SUPER form!!

  8. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 13, 2010 11:10 AM

    Opponents score any points vs jets..equals win for them.

  9. 8man says: Dec 13, 2010 11:11 AM

    It’s amazing that the Jets grabbed so many wins out of games they should have or at least could have lost only to lose a key game when the statistics clearly indicate they should have won.

    You are what you are, but that doesn’t mean it is what you will be.

  10. kimcon22000 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:12 AM

    “Rex’s wife not happy about Rex’s bloated stomach.”

    Boy is he ever a sack of fatty, greasy, garbage disposal!

    That doesn’t gramatically makes sense, but you get the jist …………………………..

  11. scerpico22 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:14 AM

    Sexy Rexy aint no so sexy right now is he???? Loud ass big mouth team is all they are. Wonder if he still thinks his defense is as good as the 85 Bears or if his team is still the AFC Super Bowl reps???

    Jets season is collapsing just like the Metrodome!!!

  12. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 13, 2010 11:15 AM

    Its gotta be tough when your coach has such a big mouth. Cant be good either when he does the bury-the-ball antics that mimics the coach of the team that just beat you – especially for players like Damien Woody who was there when Belichick did it the first time.

    Its a full-scale meltdown for the Yets now. And for being a slimeball franchise, they deserve every bit of what they get.

  13. peytonwantsaflag says: Dec 13, 2010 11:16 AM

    Shouldn’t that be the goal of every defensive player? A shutout?

  14. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:17 AM

    Sooooo, the Jets players don’t like what Ryan had to say about them. So they start a conversation with the Media about how they are unhappy with his comments.

    The implosion is well underway. What a bunch of total losers.

    So sorry to all the JETS FANS out there is Loserville.

    The FAT man seems to have lost his swagger.

  15. scoopandslam says: Dec 13, 2010 11:18 AM

    Can we finally start to hear just a little bit about the Giants on talk radio in NY? I mean, I get that the Jets are coming off a Superbowl win last year, and the Giants are never good, but let’s hear a little bit less about big ol’ Rex and the inept QB, Nacho, and more about the NY team that’s actually going somewhere this season.

  16. gergie1957 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:19 AM

    Maybe if the strength coach would have stuck his knee…. Oh! never mind…..

  17. FinFan68 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:19 AM

    The Jets defense was not the problem in this game. The dolphins defense was a big problem for the jets offense. There are a lot of “stars” and attitudes on this team. After the beatdown by the patriots and another division loss to the dolphins (in a game they expected to win) the jets players are going to start sniping at eac other and pointing fingers. The irony is that it was started by their head coach. The meltdown has begun and the Jets have a tough road ahead to climb out of the downward spiral. @ pitt and @ chicago will both be tough games and could add gasoline to the fire. The Bills have been close all year and will beat a division opponent. If it happens to be the jets, they might not make the playoffs. They are a good team but their annual meltdown is happening at the end of the season this year…tough to stop it.

  18. billsfan27 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:21 AM

    Apparently it’s the defense’s fault that the receiver dropped a gimme in the endzone, that ultimately, would have won the game.

    Rex is a fat dumbass.

  19. altoon88 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:21 AM

    don’t blame the defense this week. blame Schotty & Sanchez. what a disaster.

  20. bradyisgod says: Dec 13, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Jets are staring to eat their young….this is great to watch….give me more!!!!

  21. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 13, 2010 11:24 AM

    The jets D is pretty good,Doesn’t matter though D gets you close but offense wins games and they just don’t have one.

  22. bbb82 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:25 AM

    I thought Rex was supposed to be the next great coach because he is so friendly and jokes with the media? No?

    I guess being BFF’s with your players doesn’t help your cause when the games really start to matter. Better luck next year, NYJs. Probably with a new head coach.

  23. Dakine says: Dec 13, 2010 11:26 AM

    Where’s your super bowl prediction now fatso…..

  24. larryfinfan says: Dec 13, 2010 11:29 AM

    Here it comes….the annual jest fall back into mediocrity….

    I just couldn’t resist…

    Seriously, and coming from a Dolphins fan, they, the entire jests team deserved the criticism… My Fins don’t have the talent to play with the big boys, like the jests have, but they come to play every week…which is more than what can be said for the best team money could buy in the NFL this season…

  25. pete8880 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:29 AM

    Let’s face it, the Jets just aren’t that good. They might have been the worst 9-2 team in the history of the NFL. Their wins over the Broncos, Lions, Browns and Texans were all miracles. Week 17 they’ll be 9-6 and be struggling to make the playoffs.

  26. amerrealist says: Dec 13, 2010 11:29 AM

    It’s time to bench Sanchez and put in Brunell!!!

  27. altoon88 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:32 AM

    the only defensive issue that needs criticizing this week is why Bart Scott had to cover Brandon Marshall a few times, one causing a TD. Revis or Cro should be on him every play… Bart Scott is a midget compared & not fast enough to cover Marshall. The Dolphins are not deep enough at WR for us to have any reason to NOT have either Revis or Cro on Marshall, especially in the red zone.

  28. fellorio says: Dec 13, 2010 11:35 AM

    @dolphindad

    I was roaring by 5, why didn’t you go to 20?

  29. tnphinsfan says: Dec 13, 2010 11:37 AM

    Lets me explain these last two weeks for you Jets fans in a way you can more-easily understand.

    Two weeks ago, your least favorite coworker makes out with your girlfriend for 3 hours and broadcasts the whole thing on your company Intranet. (Pats loss)

    Yesterday, your paper sales competitor walks right into your office and punches you in the mouth. He then ties one hand behind his back and allows you to get 4 free swings in, but you completely wiff. Then he simply walks out the room while you cry. Oh, cant forget the good knee you laid into him.

  30. brutus9448 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:39 AM

    wow Jets imploding. Gotta love. I think I love the Jets imploding more than my team going to the superbowl.

    Soon to be champs? Its more like soon to be chumps

  31. fellorio says: Dec 13, 2010 11:40 AM

    @scoopandslam

    “the NY team that’s actually going somewhere this season”.
    ————————————————————-
    And where might that be, Swami?

  32. fellorio says: Dec 13, 2010 11:41 AM

    bbb82 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:25 AM

    I thought Rex was supposed to be the next great coach because he is so friendly and jokes with the media? No?
    ————————————————————-
    Like father, like son.

  33. kimcon22000 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:44 AM

    Rex will eat two dozen more doughnuts after this last fiasco. What a bloated piece of lard ass. I mean, how does he put his own shoes on? Does he need a GPS for that? Does he kinda just melt over the toilet when he sits? His wife must be a real looker …………………………

  34. alltee says: Dec 13, 2010 11:45 AM

    lesson to all jets fans, you arent great cause your coach and team thinks they are, in this league u actually have to go out and prove greatness. i would say “same old jets” but in actuality you are way more pitiful then teams past. nothing uglier then unearned arrogance, and for that i couldnt be happier that your team sucks, your qb has proven that he wont win the big one, and your fat coach has sold your teams future for this year. imagine next year when you have to let go of half of the big names on your team. you build teams in this league, you dont buy them and for that you arent even gonna be the second best team in the divisioon after this year.

    lastly im really curious about one thing, where have all you loud mouth jets fans gone????? lol

    jets fans have crawled into the hole that they belong in, i dont see any of them spewing the team fabricated mantra that they are the best. not even sure you are making the playoffs with your schedule.

  35. RexCanCoach says: Dec 13, 2010 11:46 AM

    Oh boy, this is gonna get ugly.

    Pats and Fish fans enjoy. This actually could implode, I was hoping it would be different but you and I both know that Rex or someone else on the Jets will pour more gasoline on this fire during the week.

    Jets = team turmoil by time Steelers game gets here.

    UGH

  36. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 13, 2010 11:51 AM

    Jets starting to feel the pressure.

  37. austskate says: Dec 13, 2010 11:52 AM

    Cue the Jet haters.. they suck, they aren’t better than the bills, they don’t deserve the playoffs, blah blah blah

    We are still in prime position to make the playoffs. Every year the Jets hit a road bump. Rex will gets these guys ready to go for the playoffs, which is what actually matters. Sanchez needs to step his game up, but I’d like to see more dedication to the run game. I’m a die hard fan but will be the first to say we aren’t going to win many games with Sanchez throwing 44 pass attempts. Defense played solid yesterday but hasn’t been overall as good all year.

    I’m expecting to win 2/3 to finish the year strong and go into the playoffs primed for another run.

  38. thejuddstir says: Dec 13, 2010 11:55 AM

    Jets are no different than it is for the Patriots, Packers or Colts. Rex certainly doesn’t want to blame his worthless “Sanchez” and hurt his fragile ego all the more. The colts, packers and pats all have good qb’s but it is NEVER the qb’s fault when they lose, even if they only give up 3 or 7 pts, it’s the defense, kicker, special teams, offensive line etc. but never the precious qb. At least Manning and Brady have won a SB, but Rodgers overall winning record is barely above .500, never won a playoff game, never won a divison title, etc. etc. but you won’t hear McTubby ever blame Rodgers and now Rex is doing the same thing. Sanchez has 4 fumbles and INT and it’s not his fault. If it were Ben R., McNabb, Farve etc. the coaches and media would be pointing the finger at them but Rex has got to protect the Sanchiez from the N.Y. media and in GB “the media is the packers”, not a columnist, beat writer or sports reporter has the “grapes” to tell it like it is.

  39. thejuddstir says: Dec 13, 2010 11:58 AM

    The implosion begins…….we all knew it would be coming, it was just a matter of time. Money don’t buy you happiness……….or winners but it all sounds good in the preseason. Woody mite want to talk to Danny Snyder and Jerrah Jones about bringing in high-priced over-the-hill misfits with a ton of baggage and “runnin’ on empty”.

  40. brownsclown says: Dec 13, 2010 12:00 PM

    Any team, in any sport, that has Braylon Edwards on its roster will underperform expectations!

    So ‘bring yo’ popcorn’ and get ready to watch other teams besides the Jets in the playoffs!

  41. lowleadman says: Dec 13, 2010 12:00 PM

    I don’t root for the Steelers too often, hardly ever actually, but I will be rooting for the Steel Ones to put a licking on the spiriling Jets. Actually it’s what I asked Santa for.

  42. richm2256 says: Dec 13, 2010 12:11 PM

    You mean the defense that Tom Brady and the Patriots dropped FORTY FIVE POINTS on?

    THAT defense????

    No, Shaun Ellis, for once that fat obnoxious turd Rex Ryan is RIGHT, you AREN’T “good enough”.

  43. slatetundra07 says: Dec 13, 2010 12:13 PM

    Jets won some games they barely made out of, but they did win.

    Their luck has just ran out.

    Their strength & conditioning coach ought to be out on the field in pads the way he played yesterday. May have won the game for them.

  44. granadafan says: Dec 13, 2010 12:14 PM

    The NY media and fans fell for loudmouth Rex’s trashtalking and crap when the Jets were winning. Now, they’re realizing what the rest of us rational fans knew all along, that Rex is an arrogant guy who needs to let the team show it on the field, not in front of the microphone. Rex never met a camera (or a doughnut) he didn’t like.

  45. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 13, 2010 12:28 PM

    Schism. Not everyones defence is a Pittsburgh defence, one which seems to be able to score more points than the offence.

  46. patriotinvasion says: Dec 13, 2010 12:48 PM

    Rex Ryacheat up to his filthy cheating tricks…even having his strength coaches tripping guys isn’t enough…hah…filthy cheaters

  47. nybeez80 says: Dec 13, 2010 12:59 PM

    Rex Ryan should learn from the coach who he shares a stadium with and let his teams play do the talking. It’s amazing how Rex Ryan has turned so many people against the Jets because of his undeserved arrogance.

  48. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 13, 2010 1:03 PM

    The Jets are lucky the didn’t drop a couple of those close ones, otherwise the implosion would be in full bloom right now. Can you imagine what would have happened if the Lions and Browns won those two games? They’re also lucky the Dolphins are so firmly planted in mediocrity that they haven’t gotten more than one game over .500 this year. Right now luck is the only thing that has the Jets 2nd in the AFC East. They ought to be sweating bullets about the Chargers and Colts winning games this week, and the fact that they’re going on the road to face two division leaders in the next two weeks. We’re not that far away from a Buffalo upset keeping the Jets home for the postseason, and that’s no longer an exaggeration.

  49. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 13, 2010 1:07 PM

    “oh but that’s just Rex being Rex, he’s so funny and just one of the guys”.

    Yeah, just being “one of the guys” doesn’t get you respect from the players though.

  50. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 13, 2010 1:27 PM

    austskate says:
    Dec 13, 2010 11:52 AM
    Cue the Jet haters.. they suck, they aren’t better than the bills, they don’t deserve the playoffs, blah blah blah

    We are still in prime position to make the playoffs. Every year the Jets hit a road bump. Rex will gets these guys ready to go for the playoffs, which is what actually matters. Sanchez needs to step his game up, but I’d like to see more dedication to the run game. I’m a die hard fan but will be the first to say we aren’t going to win many games with Sanchez throwing 44 pass attempts. Defense played solid yesterday but hasn’t been overall as good all year.

    I’m expecting to win 2/3 to finish the year strong and go into the playoffs primed for another run.

    __________________________________

    Yeah, they ‘hit a road bump’ that knocks them off the road to the superbowl every friggin year. I know they won a SB back in prehistoric times, but they have been just plain losers, like their fan base, ever since.

    Coach flab was the perfect hire for this sh#t pile we call the JETS.

  51. phinsfan says: Dec 13, 2010 1:38 PM

    Couldnt happen to a better team and their idiot fans who had such high hopes – welcome to reality morons – go bury another game ball fatman and burt JT while ur at it. At least JT was rite we forgot all about him….thank you Cameron Wake you are a stud!

  52. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    I guess the Jets can kiss that Superb Owl good-bye.

  53. pajoe says: Dec 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    I nominate Rex and his QB, dirty nacho, to star in the remake of Nacho Libre. I’d pay to see the fat bigmouth in that outfit and Sanchez would make a great sidekick!!!!

  54. drumzan says: Dec 13, 2010 2:05 PM

    The Phins are much better than a mediocre team. Yeah, they may have a below par offense, especially without Hartline now, but they have a top five D to be a threat if they get some luck and make the playoffs. Their kickers are amongst the best in the game, special teams has improved greatly since the Pats game. We need to hope for a Ravens or Jets collapse these last 3 games, but there’s still hope. If only our D secondary could catch a few more of those easy INT’s, we’d easily be at 9-4 or 10-3. I can easily say the only games we legitimately lost were to the Ravens, Browns and Pats. And even in the Pats game, if you take away special teams, we dominated otherwise. Go Phins!

  55. kev86 says: Dec 13, 2010 2:12 PM

    Imagine they had fantasy points for punting yards?

  56. beantownsports247 says: Dec 13, 2010 2:24 PM

    45 pts , LOL still laughing , Bart Scotts garbage anyways , and were the hell is Braylon DUI Edwards and his lil dougie dance been ? Guys a bum just like the whole coaching staff , jason taylors the only classy player on the whole team .

  57. habsman says: Dec 13, 2010 2:51 PM

    Love the “Just Sh@t in my Pants” look on Ryan’s face.

    Thinking back, does anyone else think it ironic that the Pat’s began the process of trading Moss AFTER the Jets broke the bank for Revis? The Jets invested $18 mil/year for a player who will have little or no impact in games between them for the next 10 years?

    Ryan said he built the Jets to beat the Pat’s. Unfortunately for Rex and Jets fans, the Pats changed their team when they weren’t paying attention.

    Good luck vs. the Steelers….you’re going to need it.

  58. andyreidsappetite says: Dec 13, 2010 2:55 PM

    @ austskate

    You serious dude? I know teams have slumps but your QB looks lost and that D shouldn’t be too excited. They played against a terrible Miami Offense and Henne was awful. IF the Jets do make the playoffs, it’s 1 and done.

  59. getoverit79 says: Dec 13, 2010 3:08 PM

    Man what a bunch of Jet haters right back at all of you aholes!!!!!

  60. nofunleague says: Dec 13, 2010 5:30 PM

    Hell, the coach even tripped a Miami player on the side line and they still lost. If you can’t cheat and win then go home.

  61. grpatriot says: Dec 13, 2010 6:27 PM

    The Jets defense held the Dolphins to only 131 yards and six first downs. The only Dolphins touchdown came after Mark Sanchez lost a fumble to set up a short field. Ryan’s critique reportedly didn’t sit well with defensive players, most of whom bolted out of the locker room quickly.

    He hurt our feelings! You didn’t have much to say when he was saying “How good the Team was!”
    There’s no crying in football….there’s always next year!

  62. materialman80 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:03 PM

    The Jets are coming apart. The whipping the Patriots gave them seems to have destroyed the team.

  63. 4ever19 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:57 PM

    This is extremely amusing. The Ryans: a family of frontrunners. When it’s going well, they are the MAN; when it’s not, it’s all about everyone else needing to MAN up.

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