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Rex Ryan begins to rev up for Sunday

Rex Ryan

Earlier this hour, during a visit with Stan Savran of ESPN Radio in Pittsburgh, I suggested that the ability of Jets coach Rex Ryan to resist his instinct to blitz Peyton Manning could translate into an ability by Ryan to resist his instinct to run his mouth in advance of Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Nope.

Bob Glauber of Newsday, who along with NBC’s Rodney Harrison will join me at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday’s first-day-of-Week-Two-hooray-we-haven’t-been-canceled-. . .-yet version of ProFootballTalk Live, has been posting on his Twitter page some of the things Ryan has said in his latest press conference.

“I recognize that I’m never going to be a better coach than him,” Ryan said of Pats coach Bill Belichick.  “My job is to be a better coach than him this week.”

Ryan knew back in December that a playoff rematch was looming.  “I told Belichick after the game, ‘We’ll see you in Round 3,” Ryan said.

So what did Belichick say in response?  “He just looked at me.”

Ryan also threw a verbal bouquet at Pats quarterback Tom Brady, who went to see the Lombardi play on Saturday night in lieu of watching the Jets-Colts game.

“Peyton Manning would have been watching our game,” Ryan said.

Ryan’s probably right, but that fact doesn’t make Brady any less lethal come Sunday.

In the end, Rex’s challenge will be to walk the line between saying things to get his team motivate and not saying things that will give the Pats extra motivation.  If Rex even cares about the difference.

We’ve got a feeling that he doesn’t.

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58 Responses to “Rex Ryan begins to rev up for Sunday”
  1. randolph32 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:12 AM

    Once again Rex will be taking all the HEAT for his team, leaving them to concentrate on winning….masterful ploy.

  2. mattyj7183 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:12 AM

    F-E-E-T

    Feet! Feet! Feet!

  3. packattack1967 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:14 AM

    It’s a game of inches..er ah feet.

  4. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 10, 2011 11:19 AM

    I’m a Steelers fan and the Pats are one of our main rivals to hate. But, they are winners with an organization that demands respect. At least, it should be fun watching Rex’s press conference after New England drags his team across the field by the tail for 4 quarters:)

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:20 AM

    “Peyton Manning would have been watching our game,” Ryan said.”

    Hey Rex you ignorant moron, it’s called TIVO. And hey, its not like he’s going to be watching film all week or anything.

    This may well be a bigger beat down than they got in Foxboro last time. Keep up running you mouth when you’re not busy sniffing feet.

  6. mashoaf says: Jan 10, 2011 11:23 AM

    Does Rex realize that Brady probably TIVO’d the game? I imagine before the rematch game that Brady will have watched the game.

  7. redmanalishi says: Jan 10, 2011 11:23 AM

    F ar from surprising to see Ryan mouthing off already.
    E xactly what I expect from him at this point.
    E veryone know what he is about by now.
    T otally without class.

  8. savocabol1 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:23 AM

    No substance in this article. You told us that a coach is preparing his team for a game this weekend. Thanks!

  9. chapnastier says: Jan 10, 2011 11:24 AM

    I don’t see where he is running his mouth here. I am starting to think that Rex gets way too much crap from the media for stuff he doesn’t do.

  10. dannywoodhead1 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:24 AM

    EVERYONE BETTER BRING THEIR SOCKS TO WAIVE SUNDAY NIGHT

  11. tim1999 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:28 AM

    Of course Peyton Manning would have been watching your game during a bye week Rex. Peyton Manning doesn’t have a life beyond football and it’s one of the reasons he coughs up furballs in the postseason and owns a 9 – 10 post season record. Manning is too immersed in the sport like 24/7/365 and it’s one of the reasons he “puckers” up like a drum in big games.
    World traveler, GQ coverboy, hot super model wife, two adorable young sons are the center of his universe Tom Brady is going to have so much fun this coming Sunday at Sex Rexy’s expense.
    Peyton Manning could learn alot by studying the well rounded life of Tom Brady.

  12. coutre says: Jan 10, 2011 11:29 AM

    He is the Ozzie Guillen of the NFL. He would rather the team be about him.

  13. knowerofallthings says: Jan 10, 2011 11:33 AM

    Rex is awesome

  14. skins23 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:34 AM

    I hope Rex is ready for when Brady eviscerates him this weekend.

  15. alltee says: Jan 10, 2011 11:34 AM

    masterful ploy……LMAO

    his team will be concentrating on how not to get embarassed on national tv like the last time.

    hey randolph, reality check. the patriots have used bulleting board material better then any other team over the last decade.

    couple that with the fact that the pats are by and far the better team

    cant wait for rex ryan to predict a superbowl for the jets next year in his post game conference after the loss this weekend.

    the only thing better will be the reports of him crying in the locker room (again)

  16. ctpatsfan4ever says: Jan 10, 2011 11:35 AM

    I think you meant..

    da F-E-E-T

    da FEET! da FEET da FEET

  17. unbreakable02215 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:35 AM

    randolph32 says:
    Jan 10, 2011 11:12 AM
    Once again Rex will be taking all the HEAT for his team, leaving them to concentrate on winning….masterful ploy.

    LOL.

  18. rangenius says: Jan 10, 2011 11:40 AM

    Despite a QB like Sanchez Rex Ryan has taken Jets to playoffs 2 year in a row, winning 3 playoff games. He should be COACH OF THE YEAR… amazing job REX!!!

  19. jcjets says: Jan 10, 2011 11:41 AM

    Extra motivation? Can we give this BS a rest..

    Its almost an insult to suggest that Belichick can’t get every ounce from his team without Rex’s quotes. So if Rex was totally quiet this week, that means the Pats won’t come out as strong on Sunday?

  20. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    randolph32 says:
    Jan 10, 2011 11:12 AM
    Once again Rex will be taking all the HEAT for his team, leaving them to concentrate on winning….masterful ploy.

    Nothing Rexy does can EVER be considered masterful…until he wins something.

    You are confusing mind games …with the fact the toe sucker is highly insecure and attention and camera hungry.

    jets beat a down and inferior [ by their standards] Indy team…not like they beat Baltimore or Green Bay.

    NE has waited for this one…and they have good memories…and their fist is ready.

  21. patsfiend says: Jan 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    I’m stoked to have this guy around to play the bafoon to Belichick’s jedi-master. They’re both good coaches, and the rivalry is fun. It’s been nice to have someone else take the “villain” role from the Pats.

    I hope Brady looks right at Rexy and gives him a couple fist-pumps after each touchdown he throws against them on Sunday.

    I hope to see a shot of Ladanian the front-running crybaby sitting on the bench with his jacket and visor on in the 4th quarter, 5-feet between him and the closest guy.

    Not asking for much here.

  22. commoncents says: Jan 10, 2011 11:56 AM

    In real life, people who can’t stop themselves from running their mouths get their teeth knocked out. Luckily for Rexie, he’s just a coach. Unfortunately for the rest of us, he may never learn.

  23. masteel says: Jan 10, 2011 12:01 PM

    Rex should concentrate on the X’s and O’s this week and not some silly eight second sound bite which will get his team or the Patriot’s ‘fired’ up for a playoff game.

    I mean it’s only the next step to competing for a Division Championship and a ticket to the Super Bowl. Who needs talk or sound bites to get motivated for that?!?

  24. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2011 12:02 PM

    jcjets says: Jan 10, 2011 11:41 AM

    Extra motivation? Can we give this BS a rest..

    Its almost an insult to suggest that Belichick can’t get every ounce from his team without Rex’s quotes. So if Rex was totally quiet this week, that means the Pats won’t come out as strong on Sunday?
    ********************************************************
    Exactly. A regular season game, maybe.

    A playoff game, no way.

  25. 8man says: Jan 10, 2011 12:04 PM

    I truly love this guy. So ebullient. So colorful. So charismatic. It’s no wonder he is adored in New York and New Jersey. He’s a pleasure.

    I’m sure the Jets will play very hard for him on Sunday and have a splendid showing.

    Now, I’m off to have a big slice of humble pie…..

  26. bluvayner says: Jan 10, 2011 12:05 PM

    Don’t worry Rex. Brady will watch that game much more than you will. You can’t learn much from a live tv broadcast anyways.

    As far as Rex taking all the heat and deflecting the distractions away from his team…….not happening. He’s just creating more questions that they’ll have to answer………and rather than standing quietly in the background, they’ll be more than happy to follow his lead.

    Rex is an assclown, and that’s fostered an assclown mentality throughout that entire laughing stock of an organization.

  27. favrespeckerpictures says: Jan 10, 2011 12:06 PM

    Reggie Wayne: 1 catch, 1 yd.

    Trapped on Revis Island.

    HUGE

  28. assman12 says: Jan 10, 2011 12:06 PM

    #
    dannywoodhead1 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:24 AM

    EVERYONE BETTER BRING THEIR SOCKS TO WAIVE SUNDAY NIGHT
    ————————————————
    you better bring your dictionary.

  29. jdandcoke says: Jan 10, 2011 12:13 PM

    lets look at the facts real quickly:

    last year rex’ team got gifted into the playoffs by the colts. they should have gone 8-8 and not made the postseason. they beat a mediocre bengals team in round 1 and then got an impressive victory against the chargers.

    this year the team plays slightly better than average basically all season (winning at least 3 games against mediocre to bad teams which they should have lost) and managed to BARELY beat the colts in round 1…a colts team that had more season ending injuries this year than any team in football and a team that wasnt even CLOSE to the team they were last year.

    what exactly has rex done other than get a nice win in SD last year?

    it goes to show just how pathetic the jets organization truly is. the jets have basically accomplished nothing these last 2 years and yet their fans act as if rex ryan is lombardi reincarnate.

    hey jets fans….you start bragging when you get to a superbowl. you dont brag about a couple of playoff wins.

  30. semperfi24 says: Jan 10, 2011 12:14 PM

    #
    jcjets says: Jan 10, 2011 11:41 AM

    Extra motivation? Can we give this BS a rest..

    Its almost an insult to suggest that Belichick can’t get every ounce from his team without Rex’s quotes. So if Rex was totally quiet this week, that means the Pats won’t come out as strong on Sunday?
    ___________________________________

    The point is, if you keep your mouth shut and lose, no one has any ammunition for wise cracks after the game… If you spend 10 hours a day talking smack, and then get pummeled by 42…..you see where I am going with this

  31. davexucc says: Jan 10, 2011 12:30 PM

    jdandcoke says:
    Jan 10, 2011 12:13 PM
    lets look at the facts real quickly:

    last year rex’ team got gifted into the playoffs by the colts. they should have gone 8-8 and not made the postseason. they beat a mediocre bengals team in round 1 and then got an impressive victory against the chargers.

    _________________________

    Right, they were gifted season ending wins from the Colts and the Bengals and then lucked into 2 playoffs victories due to Shane Graham and Nate Kaeding shanking all of their field goals attempts.

  32. patriotsworld says: Jan 10, 2011 12:33 PM

    Brady has a life. Find one Rex.

  33. Deb says: Jan 10, 2011 12:40 PM

    Saying he’ll never be a better coach than Belichick but his job is to be a better coach this week is not talking smack. And for Rex, that was unbelievably reserved. The Brady line was somewhat smackish–for some reason, he must think he can get under Brady’s skin–but if that’s all he’s giving you guys, you’re grasping.

    Still, it was worth the read because I laughed out loud at this one:

    So what did Belichick say in response? “He just looked at me.”

    I’ll bet. When football is over, those two could would be a hoot remaking The Odd Couple.

  34. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 12:41 PM

    Ryan: “Peyton Manning would have been watching our game.”

    Brady watches game film, not NBC.

  35. joerevs300 says: Jan 10, 2011 12:41 PM

    Before everyone just buries the Jets under another 45-10 beatdown, one only needs to take a look at the Seattle game to seethat just because something on paper looks like a blowout, anything can happen in the NFL.

    At the time of their 2nd game, the Jets lose their starting safety (some would say their leader) on defense in Jim Leonard. The day before the game. The Patriots were not yet in control of their own destiny and, truth to be told, looked nothing like a Super Bowl contender. That game, to me, was just one of those blowouts that happen during the season. The Jets humiliated the Pats at home earlier in the season and don’t think “hoodie” didn’t remind them of that constantly up to that game.

    If the Pats can lose to CLEVELAND of all teams, they can lose to anybody, on any given Sunday.

    That being said, Rex would be wise to stop running his piehole and start figuring out how he’s going to get his offense going. Because Hoodie’s not going to call a timeout to give him a chance to find a perfect play to win the game.

    Really, this game plays out one of two ways:

    - The Pats get ahead early, and Hoodie not only stomps on the jugular but puts his foot all the way through the neck of the Jets with a 70-7 blowout
    - This game is going to end up really close with either the Pats pulling it out at the end, or their very young (and near dead last pass defense) giving up a big play to knock them out of the playoffs.

  36. richm2256 says: Jan 10, 2011 12:43 PM

    “Peyton Manning would have been watching our game,”
    ——————————————————

    Peyton Manning, the most studious QB in NFL history, the one who laid a mighty 16 points against the Yets Saturday night but had a stellar 110 QB rating ………. and LOST …………..THAT Peyton Manning????? The Peyton Manning who is 9-10 in the playoffs with a single “Rex Grossman” Super Bowl victory????? The Peyton Manning who threw a back-breaking INT in last year’s SB?????

    Manning can watch all the TV coverage and game films he wants. It doesn’t seem to ever help him in the post-season.

    Maybe he should skip a film session or two and take in more shows?

  37. larryfinfan says: Jan 10, 2011 12:51 PM

    Everyone knows that Rex’s schtick is to take the emphasis of the press off his players and have it all on him. Part of that is his vanity….part of that is his calculated effort to keep his players focused on the next game…. I mean, why aren’t you media guys asking why Sanchez nearly cost them the game by missing throw after throw ?? What about the alligator hands of Edwards ??

    That’s fine, the sooner the media moguls come to realize this, the less we’ll here from the big windbag….however, in his defense, if this really is his strategy, it’s working…I don’t hear any talk about Sanchez, Edwards or Holmes…

  38. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Jan 10, 2011 1:00 PM

    …Peyton Manning would have been watching our game…

    And you, Twinkle Toes, would have probably been playing This Little Piggy.

  39. jcjets says: Jan 10, 2011 1:18 PM

    @semperfi24 I agree with you there! It definitely leaves them open to criticism when they lose a game, but to say Rex is firing up the patriots in the playoffs is just dumb. But I also give them credit for talking BEFORE the game. Talking after you won is way lamer, imo.

    At this point I realize that Rex is just trying to play the media. What he says is very calculated, and hes not just talking for no reason. For example he was talking about Revis today and saying how teams don’t throw his way, and how he’s the best defensive player in the league. My guess is he’s trying to bait Brady into throwing over to Revis..

  40. kellyb9 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:22 PM

    @larryfinfan – Do you really think the Jets players arent listening to their HC talk? If anything, it doesnt divert attention from the press, it diverts attention from the players. Now they are listening to Rex talk smack. I prefer the Belichik approach. No ammunition. No real headlines. Nothing. Just what he communicates to his team directly.

  41. darkblue08 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:25 PM

    ..and Peyton would not sleep before the Superbowl kickoff (like Brady did in 2001!)

    It worked out well for him. I thought Brady had lost his edge last year, being a dad and married and everything. But his 37 avg point scoring for the last 8 games in the regular season made me shut up and just enjoyi the show.

  42. j0esixpack says: Jan 10, 2011 1:28 PM

    “Peyton Manning would have been watching our game,” Ryan said.

    Seeing as Manning, thanks to all his extra preparation, still lost, I’m not sure what point he’s trying to make

  43. jvw1982 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:29 PM

    This is Belicheat we are talking about….there is nothing Fat Boy can say that can make the Pats get more motivated…….If Ryan kissed Belicheats ass everyday this week and delivered Brady’s lunch they still will try to drop 50 pts on him……Ryan is just crazy enough to think he can beat him…….I starting to believe he can, because the only way to beat em is to first believe you can…….get you’re popcorn ready this one is gonna be a good one…..

  44. grpatriot says: Jan 10, 2011 1:46 PM

    Last game 45-3 not 45-10….Pats avg 32.4 points per game Jets avg. 19.
    The Patriots stomped the Jets when both Teams were 9-2 and fighting for the AFC East!
    What more incentive do you need? A division title, lower play off seed. What happened 45-3

    Brady will carve up the Jets defense again.

    Sanchez has a terrible record at Foxborough 7 ints-1 td..35% passer rating! How can you coach out a disparity of that magnitude? The games is in Foxborogh, it will be cold and windy, what am I missing here??? Is Brunnell going to start?

  45. giablommi says: Jan 10, 2011 1:58 PM

    “This is Belicheat we are talking about…”>> No, it’s “Belichick”

    “there is nothing Fat Boy can say that can make the Pats get more motivated”>> wanna bet?

    “If Ryan kissed Belicheats ass everyday this week and delivered Brady’s lunch they still will try to drop 50 pts on him” >> They might stop at 49 if that happened

    “Ryan is just crazy enough to think he can beat him…….I starting to believe he can, because the only way to beat em is to first believe you can”>> Hilarious, you really think Fredo Mangina truly believed they would beat NE? I sure as hell don’t.

    “get you’re popcorn ready this one is gonna be a good one” >> Yes, and 45-3 was a great one too if you bleed red, silver and blue and/or you hate obnoxious blowhards from New York/NJ (redundant, I know)

  46. quentincosta says: Jan 10, 2011 2:05 PM

    mistrezzrachael says: Jan 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    NE has waited for this one…and they have good memories…and their fist is ready.

    —————————

    I hope the Foot Meister has plenty of Vaseline because while I admit that it is possible for the Yets to win this game, I just don’t see it happening…

  47. electstat says: Jan 10, 2011 2:18 PM

    davexucc says:
    Jan 10, 2011 12:30 PM
    jdandcoke says:
    Jan 10, 2011 12:13 PM
    lets look at the facts real quickly:

    last year rex’ team got gifted into the playoffs by the colts. they should have gone 8-8 and not made the postseason. they beat a mediocre bengals team in round 1 and then got an impressive victory against the chargers.

    _________________________

    Right, they were gifted season ending wins from the Colts and the Bengals and then lucked into 2 playoffs victories due to Shane Graham and Nate Kaeding shanking all of their field goals attempts.

    _____________________________

    It’s not like they beat the Pats, Steelers, and Colts this year…or any of those “easy” teams that happened to beat some of those “good” teams either.

  48. rexrfan says: Jan 10, 2011 2:35 PM

    I’m a Jets fan and a Rex Ryan fan. Seeing so many Jets/Rex haters out there just makes me smile. Win or lose Good or Bad… it’s good to see people talking about the Jets!

    And they can beat the PATS!!!!

  49. robsterny says: Jan 10, 2011 2:36 PM

    @ Deb:
    *LOL*…That thought of Ryan and Belichick as “The Odd Couple”..Made my day. Could you imagine the laughs? *L*…
    Belichick: “I just cleaned this kitchen!”
    Ryan: ” I dont care, clean it again”

  50. ny82jy says: Jan 10, 2011 2:41 PM

    All you guys with the feet jokes still just show how pathetic and dumb you really are. I mean really is that still the best you got to say about Rex n the jets. O wait maybe another fat joke lol. How bout Rex has taken his 2nd year qb n his 2yrs coaching experience to the playoff twice and has a 3-1 record n just eliminated Manning. How bout that haters ..

  51. gnyj85 says: Jan 10, 2011 2:44 PM

    We’re coming Patsy’s! Brady is going to look like the little school girl he already looks like..

  52. scotchrocks says: Jan 10, 2011 2:50 PM

    Maybe it’s because the Jets aren’t in the Ravens division, but I find 95% of what Rex Ryan says to be entertaining. And I take it as pure entertainment the same way I took the pre-match talk of Rick Flair when I was growing up- entertainment.

    Ryan is like a high stakes gambler. He doesn’t know anything better than “betting big.” So I say let him bet big cause he’s the one that has to deal with the consequences.

  53. bigtrav425 says: Jan 10, 2011 2:56 PM

    i love sexy Rexy! wish he was the Coach of the Browns!

  54. silverback9999 says: Jan 10, 2011 3:03 PM

    As a Steeler fan I’d love to see the Jets beat the Pats but it’s just not gonna happen. Brady could skip practice all week, focus on Rex’s wife’s feet, and still beat the over-rated Jets.

    Funny how you hear no trash talking from, or anything about, Tomlin and Harbaugh. Two classy franchises that play football the way it’s supposed to be played. They let their play do the talking. May the best team win.

  55. pastabelly says: Jan 10, 2011 3:10 PM

    Manning watches game films.

    Brady watches “Lombardi” on Broadway.

    Rexy is currently is currently shooting “Deep Toe” for some company in Van Nuys, California.

  56. obamaczarofussa says: Jan 10, 2011 3:24 PM

    Rex may think the jets are a “shoe in” to win this matchup, but if they get off on the “wrong foot” to start the game they will be in trouble. I bet he goes for it on forth and a foot.

    But seriously, how sick is this wierdo slob ?
    Filming his wife getting black guys off with her feet? what a pig she is too!

  57. cliverush says: Jan 10, 2011 3:28 PM

    The Jets (players) deserve their opportunity to compete for the Lombardi Trophy. The players beat the Colts and now they will play the Patriots. We all know one thing going into the game. The coaches will not be playing in the game. Ryan will not suit up in a players uniform. Why does he continue to inject himself into the games in such a manner is beyond me. It has been written here that he does it to protect his players. Bull, they have already shot their mouths off, following his lead. The players on that team that deserve that right are quiet. (Cotchery, Ellis, Taylor, Mangold) Coach might want to observe true professionals at work.

  58. Deb says: Jan 10, 2011 4:11 PM

    @robsterny …

    I know LOL But it would be fun to watch them play poker :)

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