Rex Ryan: Jets won’t kick to Devin Hester

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.”

32 responses to “Rex Ryan: Jets won’t kick to Devin Hester

  1. 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.

  2. 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??

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. @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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.
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    That and all those damn foreigners.

  12. 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.
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    Wow. This guy is freak-show weird.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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