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Rex Ryan says the Jets had their best practice of the year

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Three days before a big AFC East showdown with the Patriots, Jets coach Rex Ryan said his team had its best practice of the year today. That’s not necessarily a good sign, considering how the Jets did last season when they had their best practice of the year three days before playing the Patriots.

On December 3, 2010, the Jets were preparing to play the Patriots, and Ryan declared that day’s work to be the team’s best practice of the year. Three days later, the Jets lost to the Patriots, 45-3.

Last year’s great practice was marred by safety Jim Leonhard suffering a severe injury. This year’s great practice was, fortunately, injury-free.

We had a great practice today,” Ryan said today. “Very, very few mental mistakes. Guys were bouncing around. We just looked crisp, we looked sharp out there. Great communication. You can tell by the way we hit the practice field today that we’re ready to play.”

Then again, Ryan thought the Jets were ready to play in last December’s loss to the Patriots, too.

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  1. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Oct 6, 2011 6:08 PM

    Word is in Denver that Kyle Orton had his best practice of the year too. If only how players practiced was how they played on game day.

  2. grogansheroes says: Oct 6, 2011 6:08 PM

    I’m sure they had a great practice last week, and the week before that too. Ask Rex, he will tell you.

  3. izzop says: Oct 6, 2011 6:08 PM

    that should make them feel a lot better when they lose on Sunday.

    Not sure they can count on being the team that falls upward again (like they have the past two years).

  4. 7pints says: Oct 6, 2011 6:10 PM

    C’mon, Rex! Guarantee the win! What? Are you going soft? Or just wising up?

  5. packattack920 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:10 PM

    Practice? Are we talkin bout practice?

  6. dlk47823 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:11 PM

    i’ll give the Pats credit,,,they are great in Sept and October. You may win again this week, but that D will be home in bed come January.

  7. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2011 6:13 PM

    They must have practiced losing, they’re getting better at it every wek.

  8. Tim says: Oct 6, 2011 6:13 PM

    Practice?! We talkin’…. PRACTICE??

  9. kayotiicdat says: Oct 6, 2011 6:15 PM

    We talking bout PRACTICE.. NOT A GAME NOT A GAME, WE TALKING BOUT PRACTICE.

  10. johnnyshore says: Oct 6, 2011 6:15 PM

    My prediction:

    Pats 45
    Jets 3

  11. jackfnburton says: Oct 6, 2011 6:15 PM

    In a related story, Joe Namath slept until 4PM again today.

  12. tombradyallday says: Oct 6, 2011 6:16 PM

    from the words of allen iverson “we sittin up here talkin bout practice”

  13. mike83ri says: Oct 6, 2011 6:16 PM

    We talkin’ bout practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talkin’ bout practice.

  14. waltdawg says: Oct 6, 2011 6:18 PM

    That is great news Rex! But this is not hard knocks and no one cares about your team’s practice or your teeth. Try winning a ballgame

  15. steelerfan999 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:18 PM

    thats cause your playing against your offense and your defense.

  16. towniesman says: Oct 6, 2011 6:19 PM

    When will this blowhard just keep quiet . Just play the game

  17. jrmbadger says: Oct 6, 2011 6:20 PM

    PRACTICE???? PFT…. WE TALKIN’ BOUT PRACTICE????

  18. achap39 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:23 PM

    What do you expect him to say?

    “Nah, we’re terrible. We’ll play the Pats because we have to, but don’t expect much.”

    Some of you are so hypocritical, it’s funny. Dude boasts about his team, you rag on him. Dude criticizes his team, you rag on him. (BTW, I’m not a Jets fan.)

  19. broncobillie says: Oct 6, 2011 6:23 PM

    Unfortunately, they don’t award a W for a good practice…

  20. RomosRibs says: Oct 6, 2011 6:24 PM

    They should have saved it for Sunday.

  21. ny82jy says: Oct 6, 2011 6:24 PM

    This makes me laugh. A reporter asked ryan today how practice went. He replied by saying it was one of their best of the year. Now that comment gets put on here and everyone will talk crap and say ryan is running his mouth and needs to shut up plus a million other stupid negative comments. Hes always portrayed as the bad guy on here. One thing though if you watch his interviews and especially the players interviews this week its clear they are coming to play. They know whats at stake and anyone who thinks this game is going to be a blowout i just dont see it.

  22. russin010 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:25 PM

    You’ll hear from my attorney.

    -AI

  23. favreforever says: Oct 6, 2011 6:25 PM

    Rex’s team is looking forward to playing the Jets in a game that counts, after that practice.

  24. jjrs89 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:26 PM

    They had their best practice? So that means they’re super bowl champs right? I mean where are they getting their rings made?

    You no expectations hit the wall when at the beginning of the season you are guarranteeing a superbowl and now you arebragging about having your best practice

  25. jjrs89 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:27 PM

    They had their best practice? So that means they’re super bowl champs right? I mean where are they getting their rings made?

    You know expectations hit the wall when at the beginning of the season you are guarranteeing a superbowl and now you are bragging about having your best practice

  26. canetic says: Oct 6, 2011 6:27 PM

    Based on the “Rex Ryan says” track record this means they’ve had the worst practice of the year

  27. castleofcheese says: Oct 6, 2011 6:27 PM

    How was the Packers’ practice? Maybe we could start getting daily updates on the quality of practices around the league. You could do them right after the daily Tebow update.

  28. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 6, 2011 6:31 PM

    Rex also told everybody they were going to win the Super Bowl the past three years. The guy is a moron.

  29. waitingguilty says: Oct 6, 2011 6:31 PM

    Was there ANY doubt the AI posts would be out in full force?!?

  30. thegonz13 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:35 PM

    In the now infamous words of Allan Iverson “Practice, man. It’s practice. It’s not a game. It’s practice!”

  31. bostonhasrealhockey says: Oct 6, 2011 6:36 PM

    Alan Iversons legacy will be those 3 minutes lmao

  32. nflsucker says: Oct 6, 2011 6:38 PM

    I can see why Rex has so much confidence in his team. They really do look good—on paper—and I’m sure he keeps staring at the paper with those dazed clueless eyes.

  33. baltimorons says: Oct 6, 2011 6:42 PM

    Rex wants to know if he can count that great practice as a win.
    By the way…are numbers still talking to santonio?

  34. paulsdamnblog says: Oct 6, 2011 6:48 PM

    Congratualtions Jets fans, you must be so proud. In other news, time went on and the wind blew.

  35. dlk47823 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:51 PM

    Even the almighty Belichick says “The war is one before it starts. Its in the preparation. ”
    Bottom line: Bill is 2-3 against Rex and 0-1 in the playoffs. Pats may win this week, but they’
    ll lose in Ny and lose in the playoffs. Same as last year.

  36. marcuswelby70 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:52 PM

    ny82jy says:
    Oct 6, 2011 6:24 PM
    This makes me laugh. A reporter asked ryan today how practice went. He replied by saying it was one of their best of the year. Now that comment gets put on here and everyone will talk crap and say ryan is running his mouth and needs to shut up plus a million other stupid negative comments. Hes always portrayed as the bad guy on here. One thing though if you watch his interviews and especially the players interviews this week its clear they are coming to play. They know whats at stake and anyone who thinks this game is going to be a blowout i just dont see it.

    ——————————————–

    And the Patriots aren’t coming to play???

  37. waussau says: Oct 6, 2011 6:53 PM

    They must have had a team brunch.

  38. whyblesswhenucanbmore says: Oct 6, 2011 6:59 PM

    Too bad they wasted it on PRACTICE!

  39. nflhof says: Oct 6, 2011 7:08 PM

    Sounds like somebody brought in a couple dozen doughnuts this morning

  40. rooneyruleblues says: Oct 6, 2011 7:09 PM

    You guys misquoted him, he was talking about Lunch.

  41. dlk47823 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:17 PM

    Rooney- What will you say when Tenn comes and blows out the pitiful Steelers? You’ll wish you had a good week of practice.

  42. ny82jy says: Oct 6, 2011 7:22 PM

    @marcuswelby70

    I didnt say anything about the pats and i really could give a crap if they come to play or not. Im worried about my own team and how we execute.

  43. twesty85 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:29 PM

    @ achap39

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Rex criticize his team. He’s too busy telling everyone that they’re going to win the Super Bowl every year for him to criticize anyone. He’d be predicting a Super Bowl victory this year even if he were coaching the Vikings.

    @ ny82jy

    Are you kidding me? I’m not even a Patriots fan but it’s obvious Brady is going to go nuts on the Jets defense all day long! Welker will have another huge game, and Aaron Hernandez might be back to give them even more offensive power. Only weakness the Pats have is their defense but that’s against teams with decent offense which the Jets DO NOT have. Sanchez needs to hang it up and start his modeling career he obviously wants. Maybe Sanchez and Rex can do a spread for GQ where Rex sucks on Sanchez’s toes I think that would fulfill both of their dreams.

  44. sportingone says: Oct 6, 2011 7:29 PM

    “Rex Ryan says” – the least interesting words in the English language.

    Enough please!

  45. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup says: Oct 6, 2011 7:30 PM

    The Jets will lose to the Miami Dolphins on MNF in 2 weeks.

  46. nesuperfan says: Oct 6, 2011 7:31 PM

    No surprise, it was Super Bowl worthy.

  47. kingmj4891 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:31 PM

    Rex Ryan said in practice “Move them feet boys!”

  48. warvette says: Oct 6, 2011 7:38 PM

    ground and pound!! yourself…..

  49. mistrezzrachael says: Oct 6, 2011 7:39 PM

    Rexys act is getting old…he doesn’t win…an d the fickle jet fans will turn fast on him…faster than he dives for his wifes toes after a long day in pumps.

    Everyday…something done to attract attention to themselves.

    Enjoy your 43rd anniversary jets & jet fans…futile.

  50. realnflmaster says: Oct 6, 2011 7:42 PM

    Who cares. JETS stomped their heads in during the playoffs. That’s all that matters.

  51. packattack920 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:43 PM

    any team will look good in practice when they are practicing against Mark Sanchez.

  52. jwil444 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:49 PM

    I was freaking incredible on the driving range today!

  53. ny82jy says: Oct 6, 2011 7:51 PM

    @twesty85

    You do know the jets have the 2nd ranked pass d in the league right? Brady is gonna go nuts on the jets d right? Just like he did last time they played right? Lets see how welker does if they put revis on him and for you to say the jets offense isnt good you simply dont know what your talking about. Yes they had a dreadful game last week but the week before they put up 460yds on oakland and they have played the last two weeks without mangold, this week they will have him which will be huge.They have weapons did you not watch the playoff game last year at all? Wait till Plax or Holmes burns their 32nd ranked d again.

  54. mj2sexay says: Oct 6, 2011 7:51 PM

    Meh. Don’t really see how this and not the fact that Rex proclaimed himself a Hall-of-Famer today with that ridiculous jacket made PFT. And of course the Patriot fanboys eat it up.

    Both teams will be prepared. I’d say Brady is invincible in Gillette but didn’t these two teams play each other last January? How’d that turn out?

  55. purplegreenandgold says: Oct 6, 2011 7:52 PM

    DUHHH!!!! What else was he going to say,”We had the worst practice this year”!

  56. drgreenstreak says: Oct 6, 2011 7:55 PM

    Go get ‘em TwinkleToes!

  57. izzop says: Oct 6, 2011 7:58 PM

    the pats are going to have their best practice of the year beginning this Sunday at 4:15pm

  58. dlr4skins says: Oct 6, 2011 8:00 PM

    DID THEY PRACTICE IN BARE FEET?

  59. tommytd says: Oct 6, 2011 8:05 PM

    Good for you Rex…good for you. Too bad your incredible practices don’t count in the standings. You and your boys need to get it done on the field and you need a muzzle. I don’t think either is going to happen (but you sure TALK a good game).

  60. radrntn says: Oct 6, 2011 8:09 PM

    joe namath would be proud

  61. tunescribe says: Oct 6, 2011 8:13 PM

    Wrecks also had his best lunch and mid-afternoon snack of the year, too. What a day!

  62. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 6, 2011 8:14 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    Oct 6, 2011 7:42 PM
    Who cares. JETS stomped their heads in during the playoffs. That’s all that matters.
    ******************

    Agreed. That was the jets Super Bowl.

  63. twesty85 says: Oct 6, 2011 8:16 PM

    @ ny82jy

    your mom could put 460 yards up on oakland. the jets have the 2nd best pass defense because they’ve only played one team with a winning % over .500. having the second best pass defense after playing the jaguars(1-3), cowboys(2-2), raiders(2-2) and the ravens(3-1) means nothing. just look at who they’ve played and it explains why their pass defense is ranked 2nd in the league. you bring up the playoff game last year why? are we still playing the same season? i thought that season was over and the packers won the super bowl. you allowed tony romo to put 342 yards up on your “pass defense” in week one. WEAK. jets are going nowhere just like every other year.

  64. dynaco says: Oct 6, 2011 8:17 PM

    the pats are going to have their best practice of the year beginning this Sunday at 4:15pm

    Hope the pats had time to brush up on their fake punts!!!

  65. waltdawg says: Oct 6, 2011 8:28 PM

    Hey Rex,

    I borrowed a friend’s TV today and hooked it up in my basement and watched NFL rewind game of the Jets vs. Ravens….Jets never looked better. Sadly, that did not count and I returned the TV today. I wonder what MY TV will look like when you play the Patriots this Sunday………….

  66. scudbot says: Oct 6, 2011 8:36 PM

    Nobody screwed up too badly and he found a coupon for Golden Corral on the ground.

  67. bullcharger says: Oct 6, 2011 8:49 PM

    The Jets played one decent game out of four and it was against a bad team. If you go by what they’ve shown on the field this year they aren’t very good.

  68. orthodoxdj says: Oct 6, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Patriots will have their best practice this Sunday.

  69. obamasballsack says: Oct 6, 2011 9:07 PM

    How could you guys diss Allen Iverson. He is the best lil’ man to play the game.

  70. otis52gsh says: Oct 6, 2011 9:24 PM

    Only because he made everyone practice barefoot.

  71. pack1980 says: Oct 6, 2011 9:33 PM

    And……..

    He likes feet, his team is going to win the super bowl, his team is the geatest ever, blah blah blah

    All he does is talk, not to mention he backs off half his comments after they blow up in his face.

    His team will not win with his superficial attitude, his awful offensive coordinator and his pretty boy QB that couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if it were open!!

    They will be bounced in the first week of the playoffs if they even get there.

  72. gimmeabruschi says: Oct 6, 2011 9:42 PM

    Beast practice at what? Foot massage?

  73. richm2256 says: Oct 6, 2011 9:52 PM

    achap39 says:
    What do you expect him to say?
    —————————————————————-
    How about he just says nothing and does his talking on the field Sunday?

  74. lance19 says: Oct 6, 2011 9:54 PM

    In a related story, Joe Namath slept until 4PM again today…

    and STILL evaluated the Jets more accurately
    than Rex Ryan did….

  75. 6ball says: Oct 6, 2011 10:12 PM

    .

    @nyj82jy

    Did you ever hear the saying “money talks and BS walks “?

    Why not head to your bookie and cowboy up? Oh, the middle school dance isn’t over yet. Say hello to Lady Gaga ….I’m sure she has something more lucid and cogent regarding Sunday’s game

    Google the words, “lucid” and “cogent” for definition. Maybe they’ll be on your next language arts test. And while you’re at it google “tool “. Your photo may pop.

    .

  76. whatwouldlombardido says: Oct 6, 2011 10:21 PM

    Ryan went on to say that he had his best bm of the week today. Reporters scrambled to contact Ryan’s physician for details. Film at eleven.

  77. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Oct 6, 2011 10:37 PM

    The Jets offense looked a lot better today playing the Jets defense than they did playing the Ravens D.

    Rex should be worried about his next job.

  78. highwaiianjahwaiian says: Oct 6, 2011 10:42 PM

    we talkin bout PRACTICE?!?! really.. Practice? This isnt Hard Knocks..

  79. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Oct 6, 2011 10:47 PM

    mistrezzrachael is almost always right…

  80. thesportsguy52 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:50 PM

    And that wins you how many games?

  81. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 7, 2011 12:05 AM

    Hooray! Feet for everyone!

  82. ny82jy says: Oct 7, 2011 12:27 AM

    @6ball
    What the hell are you talking about? Really! Your gonna call me out for what again? Your calling me a tool lol? Ok bro if that makes your dumbass feel better. Why dont you try commenting on the article and if your gonna try to blast me at least make sense doing it.

  83. ny82jy says: Oct 7, 2011 12:39 AM

    @twesty85

    Yea the jets havent went against a great pass team but for you to say that they arent a good pass d team is untrue. Like em or hate em dallas can throw the ball and they have a real good offense. Baltimore has alot of weapons to in case u havent noticed and the jets arent the first team they whipped this yr either. This is almost the same d as last year and its proven they are a good d thats why i bring up the playoff game last year you moron. If you dont think they can come up with another good gameplan and stop them AGAIN then i dont know what to tell you.

  84. MichaelEdits says: Oct 7, 2011 1:35 AM

    When you can’t brag about winning games, you can brag about great practices. “We’re number one baby! Best in the league baby! Let’s get a [beep] snack!”

  85. belicheckyoself says: Oct 7, 2011 1:51 AM

    This is not relevant.
    I’m just glad he didn’t predict they’d come in last this year…That would’ve scared me.
    Bottom line, good game coming Sunday, if Pats are careful with the ball and make the Jets hurry to score, they should have it.
    If NE gets showy, they won’t win. Need is good patient playcalling and coaching at the half. Run the damned game, like ya used ta do.

  86. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 7, 2011 7:07 AM

    ny82jy says:Oct 6, 2011 6:24 PM

    i just dont see it.

    —————————

    Did you see them lose to the Raiders and the Ravens? I did and both were beautiful!

    Did you see that idiot Romo gift them the opening? By all rights the YETS should be 1 – 3 and you know it…

    Blowout – no but you are sweating the loss…

  87. inbillwetrust says: Oct 7, 2011 11:08 AM

    “this is the best practice of the year.. all my guys tickled my feet”

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