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Rex Ryan: Jets won’t kick to Devin Hester

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Jets coach Rex Ryan is telling his punter and kicker to use their pretty feet to kick the ball away from Bears return man Devin Hester on Sunday.

“I think it’s pretty safe to say we’re planning on not kicking to him,” Ryan said, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “I think you can write that down as everybody else I’m sure doesn’t want to kick to him.

Ryan echoed Deion Sanders’ sentiments about Hester, saying he’s the best return man ever.

“I don’t think you can deal with him,” Ryan said. “As a returner, it’s ridiculous. He’s got to go down as the best punt returner in the history of the game.”

Of course, kicking away from a return man like Hester is easier said than done: Vikings punter Chris Kluwe tried to kick away from Hester on Monday night, only to have Hester grab a punt along the sideline and race to the end zone. And Giants punter Matt Dodge failed to follow Tom Coughlin’s orders to kick away from Eagles return man DeSean Jackson on the last play of Sunday’s game.

Will the Jets’ kickers similarly fail to follow Ryan’s instructions?

“I have no idea,” Ryan said. “I hope the ball when we kick doesn’t go to him.”

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32 Responses to “Rex Ryan: Jets won’t kick to Devin Hester”
  1. kenhawk says: Dec 22, 2010 12:34 PM

    Rex went on to say Hester has great feet.

  2. commandercornpone says: Dec 22, 2010 12:35 PM

    just tell the kicker and punter to wear some sensible shoes, rex

  3. jdandcoke says: Dec 22, 2010 12:35 PM

    hey rex….who your punter kicks to this week is the least of your problems. what a dope.

  4. iluvwikileaks says: Dec 22, 2010 12:40 PM

    PFT does their best TMZ imiatation once again. How lame to tweak Rex Ryan by connecting this story about kickers to the foot fetish story.

  5. benh999 says: Dec 22, 2010 12:41 PM

    The Jets should hire Rex’s wife as a kicking consultant.

  6. pondbridge says: Dec 22, 2010 12:41 PM

    Did Rex begin to foam at the mouth and gurgle incoherently when he said the word “kick”?

  7. cmstrick says: Dec 22, 2010 12:43 PM

    Dammit, kenhawk! I was going to post that!

  8. jetscheat says: Dec 22, 2010 12:46 PM

    I hope your punter has better accuracy than your field goal kicker Rex, because with your 3 and out offense, Hester should get quite a few looks. What is the record for returns for TD’s in a game??

  9. jdandcoke says: Dec 22, 2010 12:46 PM

    hey people….the foot fetish part of the story is nothing. follow the deadspin links to the alt.com page. sorry rex lovers….your coach is a freak. foot fetishes and the like arent a big deal. when you state what you’d like to see other dudes do to your wife, thats sick.

  10. philtration says: Dec 22, 2010 12:50 PM

    Rex’s twin brother looks a little like Paul Bunyan.

  11. danblvd says: Dec 22, 2010 12:51 PM

    Rex will kick to him. He likes the punishment.

  12. emmac13 says: Dec 22, 2010 12:55 PM

    Fetishes……can you say Dirty Sanchez. Ryans just want to be the face of Isotoners Footwear.

  13. gallopingghost says: Dec 22, 2010 1:02 PM

    That’s what they all say, until the D gets sick of only having half a field to defend your end zone. Either way, you play into the Bears hand.

    I don’t care the type of guy you think Rex Ryan is, you should be ashamed at yourselves for dragging his personal matters not only into individual posts, but also backhanded, not so subtle and unamusing comments in sports related articles. That type of thing and the people who condone it is what’s wrong with our country.

  14. bluvayner says: Dec 22, 2010 1:03 PM

    iluvwikileaks says:
    Dec 22, 2010 12:40 PM
    PFT does their best TMZ imiatation once again. How lame to tweak Rex Ryan by connecting this story about kickers to the foot fetish story.

    Hey Wiki….

    Lighten up. Borrow a buck and buy yourself a sense of humour.

  15. cromags says: Dec 22, 2010 1:06 PM

    He went on to praise Hester’s supple, well proportioned feet.

  16. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 22, 2010 1:07 PM

    iluvwikileaks says:
    Dec 22, 2010 12:40 PM
    PFT does their best TMZ imiatation once again. How lame to tweak Rex Ryan by connecting this story about kickers to the foot fetish story.

    ————————————————-
    Ooo. Why don’t you have yourself a good cry about it.

  17. jdandcoke says: Dec 22, 2010 1:28 PM

    hey gallopingghost

    if rex and his “wife” werent such doofuses none of us would know about his deviant behavior. blame him and mrs ryan, not us.

  18. S says: Dec 22, 2010 1:43 PM

    @iluvwikileaks:

    What part of PFT’s model don’t you understand? It’s a rumors site just like TMZ. The TMZ of NFL is their business model! That’s why it has “click here for latest news and rumors” in giant letters at the bottom of the page.

  19. mensamember says: Dec 22, 2010 2:09 PM

    Ah good ol Rex.
    Gotta love a man who knows what he likes.
    Football and his wife’s tootsies. A man’s man.
    As least his name aint Lovie. Get ready for a loss to the ol Jets second city fans.

  20. cletusvandam says: Dec 22, 2010 2:13 PM

    I bet he had a twinkle in his eye everytime he mentioned kicking or kicker or anything remotely having to do with feet

  21. nesuperfan says: Dec 22, 2010 2:17 PM

    Rex just announced that the team will be wearing pumps from now on….good for the calf muscles.

  22. maddog111 says: Dec 22, 2010 3:00 PM

    gallopingghost says:
    Dec 22, 2010 1:02 PM
    That’s what they all say, until the D gets sick of only having half a field to defend your end zone. Either way, you play into the Bears hand.

    I don’t care the type of guy you think Rex Ryan is, you should be ashamed at yourselves for dragging his personal matters not only into individual posts, but also backhanded, not so subtle and unamusing comments in sports related articles. That type of thing and the people who condone it is what’s wrong with our country.
    ————————————————
    That and all those damn foreigners.

  23. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 22, 2010 3:03 PM

    mensamember says:
    Dec 22, 2010 2:09 PM
    Ah good ol Rex.
    Gotta love a man who knows what he likes.
    Football and his wife’s tootsies. A man’s man.
    As least his name aint Lovie. Get ready for a loss to the ol Jets second city fans.
    ___________________________________

    Wow. This guy is freak-show weird.

  24. ditkaditkaditka says: Dec 22, 2010 3:10 PM

    No one plans to kick to The Devin, they just do…and they pay dearly.

    The Bears get the best of both worlds, great field position with the out of bounds punts and TD’s with the inbound punts.

    I think, for the sake of game excitement, there should be a 15 yard penalty for punting out of bounds. Face it, punt returns are some of the most exciting plays in football and punting out of bounds is cowardly and boring. Hell even the Viking fans were booing the keep away punts, they wanted to see The Devin do his thing.

  25. carolinariverdogs says: Dec 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    This just in: Rex has called in retired kicker Rich Karlis for a work out…..

  26. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 22, 2010 3:24 PM

    Everyone is using the same foot puns I wanted to use.

    Thanks a lot, everybody.

  27. kev86 says: Dec 22, 2010 3:39 PM

    Rex challenges the Bears to a tickle fight instead??

  28. sj39 says: Dec 22, 2010 3:43 PM

    Any of you guy’s who don’t admit that you admire a girls pretty feet are full of sh!t.

  29. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    iluvwikileaks says:
    Dec 22, 2010 12:40 PM
    PFT does their best TMZ imiatation once again. How lame to tweak Rex Ryan by connecting this story about kickers to the foot fetish story.
    **************

    Someone with your login name should love PFT.

  30. bunkmcnulty says: Dec 22, 2010 4:18 PM

    Gallopingghost and wiki,

    There are times I might agree with you. But Rex is a public figure and he and/or his wife put private material in a public domain. Assuming no one had a gun to their head making them do that, reporting on it is not off limits. They put it out there.

    And I have to say, the comment in the article was amusing as are a bunch of these comments. Mr. Johnson, you certainly have a classly leader at the helm don’t you!

    wiki and ghost, lighten up. BTW, I wish speculative or inappropriate reporting was causing the problems of this country. I am no Einstein, but I think our problems are a little more complex than just this issue.

  31. profootballwalk says: Dec 22, 2010 4:23 PM

    All you who think that bringing in Rex’s private life is wrong – would you say the same thing if he liked to dress up in women’s clothes and go out dancing in fetish bars? Really? Same difference.

  32. ballotpull says: Dec 22, 2010 5:31 PM

    raiders kicked to hester a few years ago…wasnt a problem…they even told him they would….

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