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Rex Ryan felt like Justin Tucker kicked him in the head

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When Justin Tucker’s 61-yard field goal won Monday night’s game for the Ravens, it mathematically eliminated the Jets from playoff contention. For Jets coach Rex Ryan, that hurt.

I felt like I got kicked in the head,” Ryan said.

The Jets’ playoff chances were slim even if the Ravens had lost that game, but it at least would have been possible for the Jets to win out and make the playoffs at 8-8. The Ravens own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Jets, so now that Baltimore has eight wins, there’s no chance that the Jets can earn a playoff spot.

Ryan got a sick feeling as he saw Ravens coach John Harbaugh send Tucker out to try that 61-yard field goal — sick because he thought Harbaugh was doing the right thing.

“I felt better about Detroit stopping them on fourth down than I did this kid missing from 61, which sounds crazy,” Ryan said. “It’s 61 yards, and he drills it.”

And Ryan felt like he had been drilled.

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36 Responses to “Rex Ryan felt like Justin Tucker kicked him in the head”
  1. eagles022 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:17 AM

    but who’s going to win the Superbowl if not the Jets?

  2. renocougar says: Dec 19, 2013 9:42 AM

    So no Giants v Jets Super Bowl in the Meadowlands?

  3. thetooloftools says: Dec 19, 2013 9:43 AM

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow… it’s only a day away.

  4. thesteelskirt says: Dec 19, 2013 9:54 AM

    Rex Ryan is a great DC but a lousy coach. He would be a good fit in Dallas but I don’t think jerry jones wants to see another Ryan.

  5. ajsjr40 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:58 AM

    Give it up Rex!

  6. lawyermalloy says: Dec 19, 2013 10:00 AM

    Poor Rex! To think he had a chance to make the playoffs, though the Jets lose every tiebreaker, is just pitiful.

  7. tvjules says: Dec 19, 2013 10:06 AM

    Everyday that you are head coach, Woody Johnson kicks every Jets fan in the head.

  8. doe22us says: Dec 19, 2013 10:28 AM

    Rex is a clown, not with that turnover QB of yours lol. To think they had a chance, that is all you need to know Jets folks..

  9. bullcharger says: Dec 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    The defense did look pretty good at times this year but the offense is really bad.

  10. tahnoonzee says: Dec 19, 2013 10:40 AM

    He got kicked a long time ago and just realized it.

  11. siggtacular says: Dec 19, 2013 11:01 AM

    That’s why we hired harbaugh …. Rex was never built to be a head coach

  12. ratbirdsrule says: Dec 19, 2013 11:05 AM

    if they had even a semi efficient quarterback, they would 10x better team, possibly scary

  13. madmax80 says: Dec 19, 2013 11:19 AM

    He could say the same thing about the kicker that performed the opening kickoff in Week 1.

  14. sactogary says: Dec 19, 2013 11:30 AM

    Yes, their offense is SO much better without Tebow.

  15. kingpel says: Dec 19, 2013 11:45 AM

    Just go spend the day at Dave and Busters and you’ll be fine.

  16. dlk47823 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    He beat the Pats and Saints..that’s always fun

  17. officialgame says: Dec 19, 2013 12:47 PM

    Sometimes I feel that field goals and extra points play to great a role in the game. I would eliminate extra points and make field goals worth 2 points.

  18. djlexluger says: Dec 19, 2013 12:51 PM

    I would love to see Rex back in Baltimore as the DC.

  19. wrdtoyrmama says: Dec 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    I think the Jets will dump Rex, but he won’t be unemployed long. I think he ends up as the HC of the Oakland Raiders.

    3 offensive powerhouses in that division, weak GM, and Rex would be perfect to bring back the bluster and toughness to the Silver and Black.

  20. tmarlin1221 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:12 PM

    Next year is our year jets fans…it should be printed on the training camp t shirts. Vince bombardi would be proud of this team.

  21. squinn21 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:21 PM

    These guys got blasted at home by a Miami team that had one of their worst first half performances of the year. They essentially replaced the most the over prone qb of 2012 with the most turnover prone qb of 2013.

  22. yevrag3535 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:23 PM

    This guy is a bozo, they were done long before the season started.

  23. tebow420 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:32 PM

    Maybe they can come up with a kicking game at Dave & Busters??

  24. surfinbird1 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    He’s goin to the Skins and he will mold RG into a HOF qb.

  25. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 19, 2013 1:54 PM

    I wonder if Rex got a good look at Hunter’s foot and if it was his type?

  26. albgiants says: Dec 19, 2013 2:01 PM

    Oh Rex, just a foot short

  27. boyshole25 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:12 PM

    #nextDCInDC2014

  28. green41563 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:15 PM

    Through their first 78 games as head coach:

    Dumb Rex Ryan: 39-39
    Genius Bill Belichick: 35-43

    Rule: no quarterback, no win.

    Also this:

    Belichick’s record with Tom Brady: 146-43 (.772)

    Belichick’s record without Tom Brady: 51-62 (.451)

    P.S. The thing that’s so compelling about Belichick’s record *without* Brady is that there’s a very big sample of it (113 games, or basically 7 full seasons), so it’s that much more reliable.

    Also, contrary to popular opinion, Belichick’s poor career record without Brady is not simply a function of what happened in Cleveland. By way of example:

    Belichick in Cleveland: 36-44 (.450)
    Belichick in New England *without* Brady: 15-18 (.454)

    Virtually identical winning percentages.

  29. sail105 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:17 PM

    Does anybody give a flying fig what that buffoon says about anything other than to say goodbye so some other poor fool can come in and try to rearrange the deck chairs. The franchise is completely dysfunctional. Best that could happen would be for Woody to sell to someone who is willing to clean house and spend 5 years making it into something worth watching

  30. wrdtoyrmama says: Dec 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Actually the franchise is on pretty sound footing. Idzik will probably get to have his choice of coach. The line play is solid, in case of the defensive line, extremely promising. They need upgraded QB play, and a couple WRs.

    Oh yeah, and in cutting Holmes/Sanchez and restructuring Cromartie, they could be 45 mil under the salary cap, w/ a draft upcoming, and only Mo Wilkerson’s contract that needs to be upgraded.

  31. suhmonster90 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    As a Lions fan I felt like I got kicked somewhere a bit more painful.

  32. bluejay89 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    Mike Tomlin felt the same way, after Tucker dropped 5 FGs on the Squealers on Thanksgiving.

  33. obsession55 says: Dec 19, 2013 3:52 PM

    Oh the irony…he loves feet so much, but its a foot that beats him!

  34. cool10857 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:41 PM

    Is Rex a jerk or what?

  35. nyjetblue says: Dec 19, 2013 5:55 PM

    The fish rots from the head, and it’s Woody who is the bozo. Please sell the team to someone is not a clown, and a republican stooge.

  36. thewhitehorsegeneral says: Dec 20, 2013 7:58 AM

    I knew Justin Tucker had a strong leg as a Baltimore fan, but dang, he kicked that FG all the way into Rex’s head!

    Tucker is an amazing talent and I am glad the Ravens got him. After losing a clutch guy like Matt Stover (who would have never been able to make a FG like that as great as he was), it was painful to watch the replacements until we got Tucker.

    I miss our killer defense when Rex was in town. Our defense is still very good, but it was something special with Rex. He knew how to get to the QB and make turnovers happen. The Ravens aren’t quite as good at that now, but then again, we don’t have some of the same talent.

    The Jets will be good again, they probably need a more established coach to run the ship. Rex could probably do well with a very strong OC with him and a talented defense to play with.

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