Rex Ryan to Jets: “We want a home playoff game”

AP

In 2009 and 2010, the Jets had to navigate the road to the Super Bowl the hard way, as wild cards forced to win away from home.

Each year, the Jets won two playoff games on the road, with their Super Bowl quests derailed in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, respectively.

This year, the Jets have a shot at winning the AFC East and earning the home playoff game that goes along with it.  If they can continue to build upon their three-game winning streak, the Jets could earn a bye — and perhaps the top seed in the AFC field.

Tonight’s game against the Patriots (NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET) presents a great opportunity to move toward that outcome.

Coach Rex Ryan knows it, and he has shared it with his team.  ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Ryan told the players, “We want a home playoff game.”

If they could get one, or two, and if they could win both, they could finally get back to the Super Bowl, for the first time since 1969.  Given that the game will be played on the home field of the franchise the Jets unexpectedly toppled in Super Bowl III, that would definitely be more than enough to shut Joe Namath up, perhaps permanently.

34 responses to “Rex Ryan to Jets: “We want a home playoff game”

  1. I am now certain that the Ryan brothers are secretly paying to have their worthless storylines dragged through the headlines. And by the way, Rex: no one looks good in a sweatervest, especially you.

  2. Rex Ryan to Jets: “We want a home playoff game”

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    That’s nice. And I want Jessica Alba.

    I’d say the chances of either happening are about the same…

  3. First he wants his third (or fourth?) Super Bowl ring and now he wants a home field playoff game while getting there? Rex is becoming quite a Princess.

  4. “Given that the game will be played on the home field of the franchise the Jets unexpectedly toppled in Super Bowl III, that would definitely be more than enough to shut Joe Namath up, perhaps permanently.”

    You’re kidding me, right? Pretty sure the Super Bowl is NOT in Baltimore this year.

  5. Brady is going to tune them up tonight. Jets have lost to every decent team they have played against this year. (And don’t give me the Bills argument. The Bills are the Bills) Per usual the Jets beat up on the nobodies and skate into the playoffs and get demolished when they play someone credible. Which in the AFC is hard to find this year.

  6. thanks to the chargers being garbage this year, the jets look like a sure bet to make the playoffs unless the bengals are actually for real….because its apparent that the bills arent. regardless, i dont see the jets getting past the ravens or the steelers, no matter where the game is played.

  7. @ yeahyeahyeahbono14;

    If you actually read the article genius,you’ll see that Sal Paolantonio (ESPN) Reported the story. Rex did’nt go to the media. What is wrong with him telling his players that?..Would’nt ANY coach in his position do the same?
    Try to be objective instead of following along like the stupid “feet joke” trolls.

  8. They play pretty darned well in road playoff games…why tempt fate?
    The Jets are a team that loves and thrives on adversity. It motivates them. They play a lot on emotion. The more of a “mess” they seem to be the more I think they’ll win. That’s really the Pats only shot tonight. Jets seem to be content and aren’t trash talking much.

  9. C’mon, Rex, you know the saying: don’t count your chickens until they have hatched, been battered and deep fried.

  10. The Pats, as always, remain a very dangerous and well-coached team. This ain’t a slam dunk for either side, especially in light of the intense rivalry.

  11. @ jaycutlerslagunabeach;

    Its not all about “stat sheets”….and 3.8 as opposed to 4.0…Really? 0.2 of a yard..lol..ok
    That will change tonight.
    You spoke as if the Jets had NO running game. My question to you was logical.

  12. @nysaysbringit

    Sounds like I hit a nerve. Truth always hurts. Maybe present some facts that proves I’m wrong. Jets are pretenders. Have been for 3 years straight. Over hyped thanks to their loud mouth coach. Backed into the playoffs in 09 and 2010. Fortunate to play teams like the Bengals and the forever choking Chargers. Lost to the legit teams. 2011. Lost to the Ravens, Pats and even the Raiders. Should have lost to the Cowboys and Chargers but won because of choke artist QBs. With the exception of Philly and Giants on their remaining schedule, they play nobody. Again will back into playoffs and lose to either Pitt or Balt. You know it and everyone else knows it. Stop being a homer and admit it.

  13. It’s so nice to see an NFL coach actually not talk down to people and have a little fun with the media..(Beli, Coughlin, Shanahan etc…). Do you fans really want these boring coaches who think you are stupid and don’t say anything?

  14. @ vikescry1

    wow never heard a foot joke hahahha ur so funny never heard anyone make a foot joke on here

  15. promin1 says:
    Nov 13, 2011 1:43 PM
    @nysaysbringit

    Sounds like I hit a nerve. Truth always hurts. Maybe present some facts that proves I’m wrong. Jets are pretenders. Have been for 3 years straight. Over hyped thanks to their loud mouth coach. Backed into the playoffs in 09 and 2010. Fortunate to play teams like the Bengals and the forever choking Chargers. Lost to the legit teams. 2011. Lost to the Ravens, Pats and even the Raiders. Should have lost to the Cowboys and Chargers but won because of choke artist QBs. With the exception of Philly and Giants on their remaining schedule, they play nobody. Again will back into playoffs and lose to either Pitt or Balt. You know it and everyone else knows it. Stop being a homer and admit it.

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    Bad teams do not make the playoffs three years in a row. You need to keep repeating that to yourself. The Jets won the games they had to to get to both champ. games. If you don’t like them fine, but to say they backed in after beating Manning in Indy AND Brady in NE in shows how much you really know about football.
    Oh and BTW if you haven’t noticed Philly(3-5) SUCKS. And the Giants needed small miracles to beat Buffalo, Miami and NE. All their other games were against LOOSERS!!!

  16. You’re delusional promin. They backed in in 09, sure, but they took advantage of their opportunity and beat 2 teams on the road, all with a rookie QB playing terrible for half the year, and a first time HC installing a complex defensive system, and of course B Shottys BS. The next year they won more games (and didn’t back in, they won the week 17 so would have made it anyway) and beat 2 great teams in the playoffs, again on their home turf and lost to a good team we had already beaten in the regular season, again with very new people in key positions throughout both seasons.

    The Raiders loss was awful, but their is nothing wrong with losing to Baltimore in Baltimore when the offensive line is melting down without it’s best player and thus gave no room to run or time to pass against the pretty fearsome Baltimore defense, and the NE game came down to the wire, and that was an away game too, where it’s incredibly hard to win. You don’t know a thing about football. The Jets are a good team. You may not like them, but you can’t deny that.

  17. @nyjalleffingday yeah your good football team is getting demolished 37 to 16 right now. Your delusional and a homer. Take off the rose colored glasses. The Jets suck and are lucky they played who they played. Haven’t beat anybody this year. As usual.

  18. Looks like the Jets suckered the Pats and got them exactly where they want them. To humiliate them in the playoffs on their own home field again. Silly Pats never learn?

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