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Rex Ryan: We’re a much better team than that loss to the Bengals

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Jets coach Rex Ryan is urging his players to forget about yesterday’s 49-9 loss to the Bengals and look ahead to Sunday’s meeting with the Saints.

Ryan said today that he sees no reason to dwell on the loss to Cincinnati, and he just wants to acknowledge it and move on.

“We got our butts kicked and there’s no two ways about it,” Ryan said. “All phases of the game.”

The good news, Ryan says, is that he’s certain his team is better than it showed on Sunday, which means it should play a lot better than it did on Sunday.

“We’re a much better team than that. We know we’re a better team than that. But, again, what happened happened. We better move forward,” Ryan said.

If the Jets can’t move forward in a hurry, they’re in trouble. Yesterday the Jets’ defense allowed Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to throw for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and Ryan said Saints quarterback Drew Brees would throw for 700 yards if the Jets play this week the way they did yesterday.

“New Orleans is one that will flat-out embarrass you,” Ryan said.

The only way to avoid that embarrassment is not to play in the embarrassing fashion the Jets did in Cincinnati.

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  1. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 28, 2013 4:40 PM

    They’ll turn it around and light up the AFC North. Geno + Ivory > Rodgers + Lacy. Bank on it!

  2. t8ertot says: Oct 28, 2013 4:40 PM

    Nope

    The Bengals proved how bad you are, and how good Cincinnati is.

  3. technopeasant777 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:41 PM

    After the Saints the Jets only have one quality opponent left, the Panthers.

    I predict the Jets will finish 10-6 and earn the last playoff spot.

  4. chief67 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:41 PM

    Ya that`s true , this blowout loss was just an accident .

  5. Smarterthanyou says: Oct 28, 2013 4:44 PM

    No,,, No you are not

  6. bloodisred says: Oct 28, 2013 4:45 PM

    Butt whoopins happen sometimes; bury the film and move on.

  7. infectorman says: Oct 28, 2013 4:46 PM

    you are what the scoreboard says you are.

    except if you the beneficiary of the Fail Mary, in which case forget what I wrote above

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 28, 2013 4:46 PM

    Don’t worry about it Rex.

    You already won the Super Bowl last week. No one pays attention to the following year’s preseason.

  9. chefbob52355 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:46 PM

    Rex had better keep that speech warm. Something tells me he will be using it again.

  10. lucasblack12 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:48 PM

    Rex Ryan might be saying the exact same thing a week from now. Just sub saints for bengals.

  11. tonyovertroy says: Oct 28, 2013 4:48 PM

    I listened to SVP & Russilo and SVP made a seemingly inane prediction, going with the Bengals because, quote, “The Jets win odd weeks and lose in even weeks this year”. The truth was laughed off by his co-anchor (and anyone listening) as a meaningless coincidence, but I’m sure this debacle of a loss makes some people wonder.

    Just to think about it: if this weird coincidence came to fruition, the Jets would go 9-7 (bye week 10 saves them a loss) and would defeat the Saints, Bills, Dolphins (twice), and Panthers, while losing to Baltimore, Oakland, and Cleveland.

    If they win this week (seemingly impossible, but the Saints are as indestructible on the road), it might be time to seriously consider the possibility that Rex Ryan accidentally fielded a playoff team this year and saved his job.

  12. supermadelf says: Oct 28, 2013 4:50 PM

    Because losing by 40 isn’t embarrassing in the slightest.

  13. patssox says: Oct 28, 2013 4:51 PM

    No, Rex, you are a Butt Fumble Clown College

  14. dryheaveone says: Oct 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    easiest game of the week to pick… Jets are OBSESSED with the Patriots. Week before was their Super Bowl… you just knew they were going to get BEAT DOWN by the Bengals and the Saints next?…say BUH-BYE Jesters…

  15. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    “You are, what your record says you are”

    – The Tuna

  16. ryann252013 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    Last week: The jets look like under the radar playoff contenders. Rex Ryan is a hell of a coach.

    This week: The jets suck!! They lost to a Super Bowl contender and are at 4-4 they are exceeding expectations but they still suck!

    Why don’t you haters realize that this is a rebuild for the NY Jets, Rex Ryan is still doing a fantastic job coaching this depleted roster. It’s really annoying and the majority of you are New England fans who are still butt hurt over your loss to the JETS. And if the jets are so awful to some of you NE fans then what does that say about the state of your team considering you LOST to both the bengals AND the jets.

    – Seahawks fan

  17. dcpatfan says: Oct 28, 2013 4:53 PM

    thats cuz every year you blow your load on The Patriots.

  18. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Oct 28, 2013 4:53 PM

    “The Jets are who we thought they were. And we kept them on the hook.”

    -Marvin Lewis

  19. coltzfan166 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:54 PM

    This is the most unpredictable team in the NFL.

  20. patriotinvasion says: Oct 28, 2013 4:57 PM

    Days like today make me happy to be a Patriots fan as I read through the muck of hatred and see the loser Jets get obliterated 49-9.

    Hilarious that CBS had Rex in an interview during the pregame show talking about how good his defense is. Yea, half a hundred ain’t bad. So sad.

  21. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Oct 28, 2013 4:59 PM

    So that was just a bunch of bad karma coming back on you?

  22. nopepper123 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:01 PM

    As a Bengal fan, the worst part is that we only get credit for 1 win despite winning by 40. I would of gladly accepted a 14 point victory if you could reverse that silly Bear loss in Week 1.

  23. demoderbydoug says: Oct 28, 2013 5:04 PM

    anyone else find it funny Andy Dalton lit the Jets up like a Christmas tree and Rex still finds a way to take a shot at him by saying Brees would throw for twice as many yards if they play that way against the Saints? I’m not saying Andy Dalton is on Drew Brees level yet, but Andy is definitely in the top half of the league if not top 10. if he keeps playing the way he has lately there will be little argument against him being a top 10 qb. WHO DEY and suck it Rex.

  24. annes22 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:05 PM

    They will get their butts kicked again in NO.
    Drew Brees will toss the ball all over the place, and there is nothing the Jets will be able to do about it.
    That was a terrible performance yesterday.

  25. stellarperformance says: Oct 28, 2013 5:05 PM

    He went on to say, “Even their cheerleaders have nicer looking feet than ours do.”

  26. securb2013 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:06 PM

    Rex just gave the Vegas line a huge bump with his Drew Brees would throw for 700 yards comment.

  27. kwjsb says: Oct 28, 2013 5:09 PM

    The Bengals Special Teams went shoeless to distract Ryan

  28. swaggyy says: Oct 28, 2013 5:11 PM

    The Saints will destroy the JETS regardless lol Geno Smith is so bad

  29. vex24 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:12 PM

    When it comes The Cincinnati Bengals, it’s always about how the losing team, ‘Blew it’…
    …Never about how The Bengals won.
    That’s OK, keep playing The Bengals like their just ‘lucky’ or caught a team on a ‘bad day’.
    Starting to enjoy life, “Under the Radar”.

  30. joemammy says: Oct 28, 2013 5:13 PM

    “We’re a much better team than that. We know we’re a better team than that.”

    Translation: Cincinnati is not as good as the final score indicates…which is true. Just ask the Cleveland Browns.

    Stay tuned, Rex. Chud and company will be poppin’ ‘em again in a few weeks. Watch how it’s done…

  31. getyourownname says: Oct 28, 2013 5:17 PM

    Notice how he still managed to throw Dalton under the bus by the comparison of Bengals to the Saints.

  32. jdfrox says: Oct 28, 2013 5:17 PM

    ma5terbla5t3r says:
    Oct 28, 2013 4:40 PM
    They’ll turn it around and light up the AFC North. Geno + Ivory > Rodgers + Lacy. Bank on it!

    AFC North???? And for the recod, they are already 0-2 against the AFC North.

  33. cornerstone2001 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:19 PM

    Embrace the suck !!

    …and I dont mean toes , Rex

  34. zimaman says: Oct 28, 2013 5:28 PM

    Rex

    your super bowl was last week and you needed an official to win that

    you are all done now

    bye bye

    you are history

  35. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 28, 2013 5:35 PM

    @vex24

    I don’t think the Jets “blew it,” but I think they could have at least been competitive at the very least. They looked like they gave up before the second drive. The last person to beat our asses that bad was Marino back in ’88 IIRC

  36. hodag54501 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:35 PM

    In the string of coaches between Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren in Green Bay from time to time you would hear a comment very similiar to the nonsense uttered by Rex Ryan. “We’re a better team than our record indicates”. No, just like then, your team is what the won-loss record is.
    Rex is similiar to his father, who could talk a big game, but his teams usually came up short.

  37. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 28, 2013 5:44 PM

    I’m much better looking than my pictures indicate.

  38. jimjets says: Oct 28, 2013 5:44 PM

    gotta move on, all we can do.

    our one chance is that the saints don’t play defense like the bengals and we’re at home. maybe steal a win at the end the way the pats did…give the kid a chance with the ball in his hand at the end….and pray our defense can hang in against these killer saints.

  39. mclovin07 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:46 PM

    Funny, that’s what Leslie Frazier said….

    And I don’t believe him either….

  40. weepingjebus says: Oct 28, 2013 5:47 PM

    Time to bury another game ball in the end zone. It’s like a WWI battlefield out there.

  41. vottorific says: Oct 28, 2013 5:48 PM

    Cant wait for the Browns to visit Cincinnati…..CANT WAIT. sup brownies?

  42. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 28, 2013 5:51 PM

    No, you are a team bad enough to lose by 40 points. Good teams don’t lose by 40.

  43. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 28, 2013 5:51 PM

    Cincy played pretty much flawlessly on Sunday so kudos to them. I do wonder at the level they were playing how many playoff bound teams could have matched Or even beaten them yesterday? I will say our secondary is not our strength this year & didn’t get the job done but Dalton was razor accurate, quick releasing the ball & his receivers had great hands. He had a career day.

    We didn’t put any pressure on him with the D Line as we have been. Excellent Cincy O-Line in the trenches! The Jets seemed rather flat too. Not sure how much of that was player prep or the play calling? Where were our blitz packages? I thought the D play calling was pretty soft & reactionary.

    In Q3 I had thought Kerley laying down on the route opening the door for the interception for TD killed any momentum we might have mustered but given how we played in all three phases as a team I don’t think it mattered much in the end. Cincy made a post season statement with that win.

    I expect we’ll continue the pattern now with a much better performance against the Saints & continue pulling together as a team.

    The haters are so quick to pile it on with this loss, but only heard whining & crickets last week when we won a hard fought game. Ya’ll make me laugh…

    Jets are very unpredictable.. I wouldn’t rule us out as we continue to develop as a team…

  44. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:52 PM

    ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 28, 2013 4:40 PM

    They’ll turn it around and light up the AFC North. Geno + Ivory > Rodgers + Lacy. Bank on it!
    ———————————————————-What division and what team are you talking about? lol

  45. denverdude7 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    “We’re a much better team than that loss to the Bengals” – Rex Ryan
    ———————————————————-
    Uhhhhh Rex,

    No, you’re not. The Jets as a team are short on talent and your talent assessments have been pitiful at best.

    8-8 team with a 4-12 coach.

  46. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    LOLJets

  47. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 28, 2013 6:02 PM

    Bengals also feel that they are “a much better team than that win over the Jets…”.

  48. dpdonny says: Oct 28, 2013 6:03 PM

    Blah, blah, back-to-back AFC Championship appearances, blah blah, beat the Pats in the playoffs, blah, blash, did I mention back-to-back AFC Championship appearances.

    Same old, same old, lame Jets.

  49. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 28, 2013 6:07 PM

    Unless you’re not….

  50. johnnyb1976 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:09 PM

    Browns played they’re Super Bowl against the bengals last month, and what have they done since? After the bengals dispose of the fish, and the ratbirds they will beat the browns just like they just beat the jets

  51. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 28, 2013 6:11 PM

    I think it will be a close game actually, but then again I thought the Buffalo game would be closer than it was.

    Usually when a team gets blown out like the Jets did, they respond with a spirited performance the next game.

    They will need more than spirit to defeat those Saints though.
    The Saints seem to have gotten their defense on track and of course Brees is a killer.

  52. harrycanyon says: Oct 28, 2013 6:12 PM

    You got your ass kicked by the better team Rex. You guys (Jets) have done better than expected, but you are far from being a competitive team.
    On the other side, the Bengals look to be for real this year.

  53. fanasaurus says: Oct 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    Jimjets, crap in one hand and wish in the other, see which one fills up faster.

  54. londonbengal says: Oct 28, 2013 6:49 PM

    Cincy played pretty much flawlessly on Sunday so kudos to them. I do wonder at the level they were playing how many playoff bound teams could have matched Or even beaten them yesterday?
    ================================
    Go ask Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, they’ve all been beaten by the Bengals @ PBS this season too. …….

  55. rationalthinker82 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:50 PM

    Technopeasent777 claims the Panthers are the only quality team left on the schedule.

    Hmmm, you mean the Panthers who lost in Buffalo which is where the Jets play in November? And the Ravens are jst a roll over for the Jets too I suppose? Oh right and the Browns, who beat the Bengals team that just spanked the Jets.

    Cmon dude.

  56. filthymcnastyog says: Oct 28, 2013 7:40 PM

    ” we are much better than our loss toO the Bengals”

    No Your Not

  57. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 7:48 PM

    REMIND ME:: Who was the red haired player that didn’t play in the 4th quarter???

    ANSWER: ANDY DALTON

  58. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 7:52 PM

    Andy Dalton would have had another 100 yards… if he played in the 4th quarter.

    Marvin Lewis took out the starter in the 4th quarter.

  59. razzzmajazzz says: Oct 28, 2013 8:08 PM

    “We’re a much better team than the……. you have nice feet.”
    -Rex Ryan

  60. farvite says: Oct 28, 2013 8:13 PM

    To loosely borrow a Bender line

    “Chip Kelly and Rex Ryan should go bowling”

  61. firerogergoodellnow says: Oct 28, 2013 8:26 PM

    Was Rex watching the offense? I don’t think so.

  62. kev86 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:30 PM

    Coughlin won SB in 4th and 8th year with NYG. Parcells too. Does Rex have that ability?

  63. natijim235 says: Oct 28, 2013 8:42 PM

    as a bengal fan I like Rex as a coach just not a head coach…..jets just aren’t that good, and he’s right in saying bengals far better team the only team that can stop the bengals are themselves, they showed be 8-0 shot selves in foot against Bears and browns in only two losses.

  64. RexCanCoach says: Oct 28, 2013 9:00 PM

    Lotsa love for Sexy Rex. You wish he coached your team.

    Best case scenario the Jets finish 9-7. Playoffs, I give them a 40% chance at best.

  65. RE LEE says: Oct 28, 2013 9:27 PM

    Rex have a twinkie you’ll feel much better. Oooops… Rob ate them all.

  66. j0esixpack says: Oct 28, 2013 9:40 PM

    I’m really hoping Wreck’s win against the Patriots buys him a contract extension.

    He and the Jets are hilarious!

  67. bullcharger says: Oct 28, 2013 10:08 PM

    ryann252013 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    Last week: The jets look like under the radar playoff contenders. Rex Ryan is a hell of a coach.

    This week: The jets suck!! They lost to a Super Bowl contender and are at 4-4 they are exceeding expectations but they still suck!

    Why don’t you haters realize that this is a rebuild for the NY Jets, Rex Ryan is still doing a fantastic job coaching this depleted roster. It’s really annoying and the majority of you are New England fans who are still butt hurt over your loss to the JETS. And if the jets are so awful to some of you NE fans then what does that say about the state of your team considering you LOST to both the bengals AND the jets.

    ———————-

    NE fan here. I definitely expect to lose a division road game to the Jets or the Dolphins every year. 5-1 and often 4-2 in the division is enough to get the job done. It’s expected. The Jets and Dolphins have sucked so badly that 6-0 has become the goal… that’s not normal.

    What losing to the Bengals says to me is that we lost to a contending team on the road in a close defensive game and had a good shot to win in the end. I can’t complain too much about that. The Jets on the other hand basically gave up and showed no heart at all after the first quarter.

    Referencing “Jets” and “butt” in the same post makes me think of the butt fumble and miss Sanchez.

    If this is a rebuilding year for the Jets, what are they rebuilding from? They are better now then whatever they’ve had since 2010. This is just what they are.

  68. raiderrob21 says: Oct 28, 2013 10:22 PM

    No your not.

  69. forever9ers says: Oct 28, 2013 10:41 PM

    Rex Ryan, defensive guru. Ha Ha.

  70. chuckie201 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:07 AM

    Can people stop hating on the Jets? Like this perception on Rex is starting to be unfair.

  71. easywolf says: Oct 29, 2013 7:13 AM

    Change that ugly shirt bro…been stuck on you for 5 years

  72. sigley0527 says: Oct 29, 2013 6:48 PM

    Didn’t Cincy lose 5 straight to the Jets including a playoff game a few years ago? A lot of talk for a coach and team that’s been ousted from the playoffs in the first round every time. Marvin Lewis and his Bengals will never win a playoff game….keep winning your regular season super bowls!

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