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Rex on Patriots: “They need to worry about us”

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Rex Ryan really is back.  And while he has yet to talk about not kissing Bill Belichick’s rings or guaranteeing that Rex will be wearing one of his own, Ryan has found a way to get back to being the guy he was early in his career as a head coach.

During a June interview with Brian Costello of the New York Post that was published Saturday night, Ryan made it clear that:  (1) the Jets aren’t worried about the Patriots; and (2) the Patriots should worry about the Jets.

“Somebody asked me if we focus on New England. Bullsh-t,” Ryan said.  “We’re focused on us.  We’re focused on us and how are we going to be better.  I have to be honest, I don’t worry about them.  They need to worry about us.  I think that’s really where we’re at now.”

I’m a little worried Rex hasn’t looked at the standings from the 2013 season.  Or 2012.  Or 2011.  Each year, the Patriots won the AFC East.  The Jets didn’t.

And while a strong argument can be made that the Jets are moving in the right direction, the Jets have a long way to go to catch New England.

Ryan knows, regardless of whether the Jets catch the Patriots, that the Jets need to do more than finish at .500.

“8-8 is not going to be good enough for us, for anybody in this organization,” Ryan said. “Am I going to get fired if we’re 8-8 or whatever?  I don’t know.  But I can tell you one thing — our goals are set a hell of a lot higher than that.  I don’t care where they rank us or whatever.  I know what we’ve got.  That’s why I just can’t wait.  I can’t wait to get to prove it.  Not by me.  I’m going to prove it.  I am going to prove it.  But so is my team.  That’s the mission that we have.”

Last year, Ryan’s mission seemed to include saying a little as possible and, when doing so, to not be like the guy he previously was.  Maybe he’s more comfortable in his second year of working with G.M. John Idzik.  Maybe Rex believes that, if he’d been a little louder last year, the team would have finished better than 8-8.  Or maybe Rex just could no longer suppress his nature.

If the last explanation is the right one, good for Rex.  Life is hard enough without trying to be someone other than who a guy really is.  For 2014, it looks and sounds like Rex is going to be Rex again — for better, worse, or otherwise.

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  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 20, 2014 12:44 PM

    I like the attitude and the confidence, now he just needs to prove he has the goods. If he does then everybody else is in trouble. If not, then hopefully the Jets are smart enough to figure out exactly where he was coming up short so they can adjust to fit that kind of a vision in the future.

  2. thepftpoet says: Jul 20, 2014 12:44 PM

    Both these statements are wrong.

    Every team in the NFL should be worried about the Minnesota Vikings.

    Who will win a Super Bowl this year.

    And dominate our inferiors.

    To take what’s rightfully ours.

    Skol.

  3. nygmann says: Jul 20, 2014 12:45 PM

    Welcome Back, Rex!

  4. jswheeler says: Jul 20, 2014 12:49 PM

    You can’t fix stupid.

  5. filthymcnastyi says: Jul 20, 2014 12:50 PM

    Knock it off Rex! Quit trying to act like your team is the most pathetic in the country and steal that honor away from the Browns!

  6. floratiotime says: Jul 20, 2014 12:51 PM

    Please shut up.

  7. xsorethumbx says: Jul 20, 2014 12:52 PM

    The jets are always ferocious until the actual games are played

  8. brokebackbrees says: Jul 20, 2014 12:52 PM

    Kiss the rings Rexy.

  9. kissbillsrings says: Jul 20, 2014 12:53 PM

    Pats worry about every team they play & that’s why they prepare so hard & gameplan for each opponent on a weekly basis & take nothing for granted…it’s called a winning mentality & culture so to be the best they can be week in & week out

  10. NFLisnotreality says: Jul 20, 2014 12:53 PM

    J-E-T-S J-E-T-S J-E-T-S
    L-O-L L-O-L L-O-L

  11. clownsfan says: Jul 20, 2014 12:55 PM

    This bafoon has had a hard on for the Pats from the rip. Shut up Rex. Win something.

  12. 700levelvet says: Jul 20, 2014 12:55 PM

    Buddy Ryan was a great NFL assistant.. Maybe the best EVER …perhaps Rex should look at his legacy… Because if it wasn’t for Pop, no way you would be a HC. I love Recs bravado,if only he could sniff the old mans accomplishments… He was paid well during his tenure,and the old man set his boys up well… Recs failings make me appreciate his father even more. Buddy Ryan…. A legend

  13. dubblelznhell says: Jul 20, 2014 12:55 PM

    He seems to ask a lot of questions about himself. Am I gonna get fired? Am I a great coach? The greatest ever? Are we worried? Etc etc…..

  14. simplegodfather says: Jul 20, 2014 12:57 PM

    You kidding me? Long way to reach patcheaters? There no way jets gonna catch up on pat cheating ways.. However, jets have better edge than pats this year.. Better Wr, te, and rbs. Yes Gonk is beast but always hurts.. Jets have way better team def, while pats only have bit better cbs… But mevis isn’t the same dude after he torn his acl…

    Overall this year, jets gonna own the division, and ofc, patcheaters ALWAYS win home despite their spygate still runs at home.

  15. abninf says: Jul 20, 2014 12:57 PM

    But he doesn’t have a quarterback.

  16. awareness18 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:59 PM

    Here’s a surprise – Rex is running his mouth like his daddy and brother. Yet, nothing productive is coming out….AGAIN

  17. ripwarrior says: Jul 20, 2014 1:00 PM

    Call me crazy but I have a feeling the jets will be better than everyone thinks. I plan on betting their oven on games won.

  18. kev86 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:00 PM

    He might be right once a decade or so. Maybe not though. Same old Jets

  19. alshonbrandontandem says: Jul 20, 2014 1:01 PM

    Bottom Line: Geno Smith is your starting QB.

    (now que the laughter)

  20. fishtank86 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:02 PM

    Go Dolphins

  21. wiztopher says: Jul 20, 2014 1:02 PM

    I love the Ryan attitude. It belongs in football and will always have a place.

  22. theonlycush says: Jul 20, 2014 1:02 PM

    J-E-T-S

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

  23. raymondtx says: Jul 20, 2014 1:03 PM

    This is funny Rex. Even I know down here in h-town that the patriots own the jets.

  24. theonlycush says: Jul 20, 2014 1:03 PM

    New York Jets – no Super Bowls since Spygate!!

  25. justafan2014 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:03 PM

    Go get it done. Then talk.

  26. 2difshoe says: Jul 20, 2014 1:04 PM

    I wonder how many times as a kid Rex had his lunch money taken from him ?

  27. uglydingo says: Jul 20, 2014 1:05 PM

    Bill Belichick is quaking in his boots at the thought of facing Geno Smith. While Rex’s best chance is if the Patriots are overconfident.
    Tom Brady just needs to win another Super Bowl to be recognized as the greatest QB of all time. It is his destiny and he’s even doing it with just Amendola, LaFell, Dobson and Boyce as his receivers.

  28. faulkana says: Jul 20, 2014 1:06 PM

    If the lombardi trophy is ‘rightfully’ the vikings’ , the world has been wrong since the garden of eden.

  29. restorativejusticeprogram says: Jul 20, 2014 1:10 PM

    Looks like Rex put another foot in his mouth … might as well suck on it while it is in there.

  30. spoilerfutbol says: Jul 20, 2014 1:11 PM

    Every team in the NFL is worried about the Jets, you never know when will happen another buttfumble, you want to be part of the history.

  31. inharmswhey says: Jul 20, 2014 1:11 PM

    Rex Ryan= the white Richard Sherman.

  32. rfmist8 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:11 PM

    With everything he constantly says, when does this guy actually have time to coach?

  33. mp4philly says: Jul 20, 2014 1:12 PM

    World on Rex: SHUT UP!

  34. kd75 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:12 PM

    Coming right up, a slice of humble pie with a side of crow.

  35. alewatcher says: Jul 20, 2014 1:14 PM

    Bill Belichick – Says little, wins consistently.

    Rex Ryan – Runs mouth constantly, wins little.

    Which method seems to be more effective?

  36. ajgreenhof says: Jul 20, 2014 1:14 PM

    While the Bills quietly creep up on everyone.

  37. seatownballers says: Jul 20, 2014 1:17 PM

    Bill has been drafting defense for the last 3 years, and now has arguably the best corners in the nfl. Rex, Geno isn’t putting up multiple touch downs on them

  38. bucsorbust says: Jul 20, 2014 1:19 PM

    I’ve already been convinced the 2nd wildcard spot will be to NYJ, BUF, or CIN. Sorry, but I see NE still taking the division this year, but they are not what they were, and in about 2-3 years when Brady leaves, it will be a big dropoff. I think the Jets will give all a run for their money this year.

  39. alan226 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:19 PM

    Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

    -Dean Wormer

  40. bobby927 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:22 PM

    He’s a legend in his own mind.

  41. ampats says: Jul 20, 2014 1:25 PM

    After being the Head Coach during the most memorable moment in NY Jets history as voted by their fans ” The Buttfumble” he has more things to worry about than the Patriots.

    J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason

  42. leagueobservr says: Jul 20, 2014 1:25 PM

    I think Rex needs to just shut his pie-hole and get it done on the field.

  43. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 20, 2014 1:26 PM

    LOL at all the scared pats fans here. Enjoy the next two years you bandwagon clowns, you’ll be for 50 long ones like the last 50 before you lucked into Brady.

  44. bobby927 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:27 PM

    Most successful coaches, keep their mouths shut and produce WINS on the field. Buffoons just keep blabbering and produce nothing.

  45. patsfan24 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:27 PM

    Beginning this season, all Jets games and press conferences will be aired on Comedy Central.

  46. dalcow4 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:27 PM

    No one but NE will make the playoffs out of that division. The Jets will finish last, and Rex will be somebody’s DC next year.

  47. coltzfan166 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:37 PM

    I’ve missed the old Rex. The serious guy that kept his mouth shut just didn’t do it for me.

  48. lanman11 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:38 PM

    Sounds like Rex got a litte feet last night….

  49. kgun80 says: Jul 20, 2014 1:44 PM

    Jets fans have to understand. This is why no one can stand the Jets! All they do is yap they act like they won 4 straight Superbowl’s!! This is why everyone laughs when they fall. I have a feeling with a subpar O-line and Vick or Geno starting.. There will be a lot of laughs this season.

  50. 6ball says: Jul 20, 2014 1:52 PM

    .
    Rex, this isn’t like Texas Hold ‘em. Everybody can see all your cards. They know all you’ve got is a pair of fours.
    .

  51. sonofad says: Jul 20, 2014 1:53 PM

    “Need to worry”???

    Like in, restraining order?

  52. patfanken says: Jul 20, 2014 1:53 PM

    Rex knows that this is the end of a rather mediocre HCing career. I respect that he’s chosen to go out on his own terms, He’s an self promoting Ahole and he’s not ashamed to let everyone know it.

    He’s been a source of great entertainment for Patriots fans. We will miss him when he’s gone,

  53. vikesr4reel says: Jul 20, 2014 1:54 PM

    Rex is a clown and the patriots cheat
    Pats – zero SB since Spygate
    Jets- Clowns of the NFL since Rex was hired
    Vikes- caught cheating zero times and used Brett Farve to almost win a SB!!

  54. oldcracker says: Jul 20, 2014 1:57 PM

    The Bills, Browns, and Jaguars will be better than the Jets. Vikings….not so much.

    Who would you choose to be your QB, Geno Smith or Teddy Bilgewater????

  55. thelastwordyaheard says: Jul 20, 2014 1:58 PM

    after this season they’ll be calling him Sh_tcannedosaurus Rex

  56. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:02 PM

    I really hope this team goes 0-16.

  57. bubbaword says: Jul 20, 2014 2:02 PM

    Two words Rex, “Butt Fumble”!

  58. arrow43050 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:04 PM

    When will all you Rex haters GET IT?! No one will believe in you, unless you believe in yourself. This is how helps make the team believe in ITSELF by putting himself out there displaying his confidence IN THEM and putting himself in a position to be ridiculed. Do you think he honestly gives two you know whats about what trolls on ProFootballTalk and national media says about him? Not one iota.

    Just because you have confidence in your players and just because the team has confidence in itself doesn’t guarantee success, but without them there is guaranteed failure. Early on he guaranteed Super Bowls and he has realized you can’t make guarantees but you still have to make public your belief in the strongest way possible. What coach doesn’t say “Well, I think we’ll do well this year”? To really be out there you have to make statements that are pushing the line between confidence and bravado. That’s when people pay attention to what you say. Does it really matter, does it REALLY MATTER in the outcome on the field in how the other teams play against them? No, so what harm does it do if he tries to help rally his team and its fans?

  59. annes22 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:05 PM

    For goodness sake Rex shut up. Why do you have to keep bragging, it’s ridiculous and no one except the Jets care, they really don’t. Let’s see what happens when the season begins.

  60. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 20, 2014 2:07 PM

    Winning record as a head coach. 2 Conference title appearances. 13th in playoff wins among coaches. One losing season.

    UMAD???

  61. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 20, 2014 2:07 PM

    Rex you have Michael Vick and they have Tom Brady. I’m sure they are very worried.

  62. ubepunkedagain says: Jul 20, 2014 2:08 PM

    No one worries about the Jets.

  63. bbwasright says: Jul 20, 2014 2:12 PM

    This guy really likes to talk about the Patriots. I think he says more about the Patriots than Belichick. Is he trying to convince all of us the Jets are that good, the players, or himself?

    He sounds a bit like Stuart Smalley: “This year, we are going to beat the Patriots, because we’re good enough, and I’m smart enough, and Doggone it! People like the JETS!”

  64. jimthebuilder27 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:14 PM

    He should enter the field in a little car after the clowns have exited the car.

  65. projectshadow316 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:18 PM

    Oh Rex, I think it’s so adorable how you make these preposterous claims of winning the Super Bowl, the Patriots need to be scared of you…hell, even your team finishing at 8-8 is hilarious.

    Your team is a joke, and until you do something with that 53 man squad of misfits, you will remain so.

  66. mornelithe says: Jul 20, 2014 2:28 PM

    Any team that ‘worries’ about another team, shouldn’t even be in the league. Respecting the teams you face, is a different story entirely. Ryan’s points are always clouded by how he expresses them, which is, generally, why he’s a laughing stock.

    However, he’s always got his D ready for action against the Pats, but fear? No. No team should ever go into a game, fearing (or worrying about) their opponent.

  67. patsdominate says: Jul 20, 2014 2:28 PM

    Lol…. Offseason paper champs…. In-season…. Chumps !….J E S T S ….. Jests Jests Jests …

  68. shadowman1433 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:28 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure Belichick is scared to death of the Jets.

  69. norton20 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:35 PM

    Rex should worry about getting caught by the Bills for God’s sake before he challenges the Patriots. Jeesh, what a doofus.

  70. rahavort says: Jul 20, 2014 2:38 PM

    Rex must be already tired of his current rosters feet so he is going back to his national past-time, running his fat mouth

  71. j0esixpack says: Jul 20, 2014 2:39 PM

    Wrecks is right.

    Belichck should keep in mind that playing against shoddy competition like the Jets twice a year leave the team vulnerable to tougher teams in the playoffs

  72. calininerfan says: Jul 20, 2014 2:45 PM

    Double chin returns. Welcome back…the Chumps return.

  73. theonlycush says: Jul 20, 2014 2:47 PM

    Rex on Jets: We signed Vick?? Ugh…

  74. calininerfan says: Jul 20, 2014 2:47 PM

    Soon Rex will be coaching the cowboys….

  75. afcdomination says: Jul 20, 2014 2:48 PM

    on NFL N It showed when Miami was undefeated early in the year with sparano as coach. and Bill was able to take what he said in the locker room which was something along the lines of “the division goes through us”

    why feed them like this? Rex…I can count on 1 finger how many times Bellichek has sat there and started talking about the jets or teams fearing his squad. and the funny part to me is how he separates himself from his team as if him being prepared is going to be the reason.

    sure not lacking confidence

  76. wahoo21 says: Jul 20, 2014 2:48 PM

    Rex should worry about finishing last in his division……Geno Smith…….. HAHAHAHAHA

  77. sladewillson says: Jul 20, 2014 2:51 PM

    No matter what you think about Rex, you can’t deny that the jets win more games when Rex is running his mouth than they do when he is not

  78. natelan says: Jul 20, 2014 2:53 PM

    HAHAHahahahahahaha, nice one, fatty!!

  79. carlsbadboltfan says: Jul 20, 2014 3:00 PM

    *SIGH* doesn’t he EVER shut up?

  80. fiverings37 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:02 PM

    it will be nice to not have to hear for Rex after this season.

  81. alan226 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:12 PM

    Jets, winner of the preseason Superbowl 5 years running…..

  82. piratefreedom says: Jul 20, 2014 3:18 PM

    After being the Head Coach during the most memorable moment in NY Jets history as voted by their fans ” The Buttfumble” he has more things to worry about than the Patriots.
    —————————-
    I, and I’m guessing other non jet fans, voted for the Buttfumble, I suspect people who are unfortunately afflicted with jetfanitis weren’t the deciding votes there.

  83. joeh3889 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:20 PM

    Good old Rex….. Open mouth insert Foot…. Both of them. I can’t see the Jets doing any better than 8-8 AGAIN I’m glad he didn’t get fired. Just an other year of fun watching kiss Bill’s Ass as oppose to his rings because he won’t ever get one with the J-E-T-S
    Keep up the good (or not so good) work !

  84. alan226 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:24 PM

    New York Jets, where mediocrity is not just our way of life….

  85. crawfish2011 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:27 PM

    Rex Ryan is a fraud…Vick will be starting by week 6 after the Jets go 1-5. Ryan will be fired during the season

  86. theageofquarrel says: Jul 20, 2014 3:31 PM

    Rex sucks

  87. mailcall2 says: Jul 20, 2014 3:42 PM

    “Life is hard enough without trying to be someone other than who a guy really is.” Well said Mr. Florio…well said

  88. mistrezzrachael says: Jul 20, 2014 3:51 PM

    Rexy is like the jealous spinster.

    Bottom line is this…2 division titles, since 1969…thats 45 years w/o doing squat…except chirping.

    Every 2 years, the jets manage a win over NE, on some preposterous call, like last years FG …BS…But, it’s their SuperBowl…Afterwards, season long deflation.

    Never mind the butt fumble…Rexy needs to learn that when he is given privledge to worship feet, he needs to avoid toes w/nail fungus…going to his brain.

  89. tigerlilac says: Jul 20, 2014 3:53 PM

    Rex is more obsessed with Belichick than I am with my old girlfriend, and she was a lot better looking than Bill.

  90. infectorman says: Jul 20, 2014 4:21 PM

    Bring back “the Sanchize”…hee hee hee

  91. pastabelly101 says: Jul 20, 2014 4:21 PM

    The only thing the Jets have going for them is one more Super Bowl win than the Vikings…….Skol

  92. rawdog2013 says: Jul 20, 2014 4:31 PM

    Keep answering those questions honestly, Rex. Those of us that have confidence and self belief understand what you’re doing.

  93. coltsreign says: Jul 20, 2014 4:45 PM

    Its a 50/50 shot.
    But atleast rex has the ability to kill hype.
    Just look at what happened with the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Overly hyped but soon that came to hault. Then when miami was about to enter the playoffs, rex shut the hype up.
    Rex is good killing streaks.

  94. chiadam says: Jul 20, 2014 4:52 PM

    Sigh.

  95. onbucky96 says: Jul 20, 2014 5:12 PM

    Rex was funnier when he made that foot fetish vid.

  96. gymtruthteller says: Jul 20, 2014 5:14 PM

    Rex who? I have never heard of him. Talk to me when he matters

  97. dcpatfan says: Jul 20, 2014 5:16 PM

    Like peyton apologists….one year he gon’ be right!

  98. selldannysell says: Jul 20, 2014 5:24 PM

    Running his mouth just like his blowhard daddy used to do!

  99. xdolfan says: Jul 20, 2014 5:28 PM

    Anyone else notice how Rex has been using Bill as the bar for the measure of his success (lack thereof)?

  100. stutheshmoo says: Jul 20, 2014 5:33 PM

    As a Jet fan and longtime season ticket holder (back to Shea) two suggestions for Rex: 1) win something before you try to sound like your father 2) win something and act classy w/o the usual bluster. The act is very old.

  101. ytsejamer1 says: Jul 20, 2014 5:41 PM

    I’m not sure what else the guy is supposed to say other than absolutely nothing, but his attitude and heart are in the right place…and reality is in another.

    I was hoping that he would get fired from the Jets in a messy display of Jets ineptitude and get hired by the Pats to coach their defense. Say what you will, but I’ll take a Rex Ryan defense any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I’d have been real interested what he could do with Revis and Browner in his secondary and all the pieces that BB has been drafting over the last few years.

  102. 1rockyracoon says: Jul 20, 2014 5:44 PM

    He just needs to stop talking. He doesn’t know how to speak in a professional manner. Also, his points continue making the Jets look like a classless franchise.

  103. khuxford says: Jul 20, 2014 5:56 PM

    Honestly, he’s right.

    Don’t you folks get the expectations game?

    The Pats are expected to sweep the Jets. Anything less is a problem. For whatever complaints you might have about it, the Jets almost swept the Pats last year.

    The Jets performance is going to be evaluated on more criteria than the Pats, so they can possibly get swept by the Pats without Rex getting fired.

    But, in Boston, where success is measured in Lombardi trophies, any unexpected losses could contribute to them falling short. Out of the three division teams the Pats face, the Jets are the most likely to score upsets. Not saying they will, but they have a better shot than the Fins or Bills currently.

  104. mtrhead269 says: Jul 20, 2014 6:14 PM

    Rex Ryan thinks he’s a Great Coach. 46-40 not sure that’s a great coaching job.

    Coaching a team with a top ten defense and a bottom five offense with no QB.

    Good luck with that.

  105. thethunderofgunns says: Jul 20, 2014 6:24 PM

    If this guy could learn to shut his pork pouch he just may become a decent DC somewhere. In Canada.

  106. scw1993 says: Jul 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    Rex has to stop obsessing over Belichick. It’s evident in almost everything he says and does, and it has NOT made him a successful HC.

  107. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 20, 2014 7:14 PM

    I wonder what’s in the water in Minnesota?

  108. getyourownname says: Jul 20, 2014 7:17 PM

    Most 3 year olds are less emotionally needy than Rex.

  109. revren10 says: Jul 20, 2014 7:42 PM

    The jets have no quarterbacks, how do they plan on beating the pats.

  110. cmdrsmooth says: Jul 20, 2014 7:55 PM

    Rex needs to worry about his own QB. Leave the whining to Bill and Tom.

  111. cannonballdookie says: Jul 20, 2014 7:57 PM

    I love the passion he has for the game and his team, I see nothing wrong with it. Glad he’s toned it down a tad from the past but still I appreciate his excitement.

    Also he is a quality coach in my opinion. He was stuck with a lot of crappy players from poor management and still made the most of it. When he had a fairly competent Mark Sanchez, his teams went far. All they need is average QB play to be in the mix.

  112. yeahitsme72 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:29 PM

    When the Patriots are polishing their Lombardi Trophy in February and Rex Ryan is looking for work.

    We will look back on this and… well actually we won’t look back on this and care in the least.

  113. raze12004 says: Jul 20, 2014 8:48 PM

    If he really wants to get some attention, he should say something like, if they finish 8-8 or worse he will RETIRE. That might get people talking.

  114. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 20, 2014 9:10 PM

    don’t really think anyone needs to worry about anyone in the AFC East

  115. bullcharger says: Jul 20, 2014 9:20 PM

    The Patriots to worry about the Jets. They always have. They prepare hard and treat them with respect, as the Jets ave beaten the Patriots many times, including last year. They just don’t yammer on about it. Why would they need to do that? It doesn’t change anything that will happen in preparation or on the field.

    The Jets should worry about the other 14 games, because as it has been proven many times since the Jets last won the division in 2002, a split with the Patriots doesn’t mean you can get ahead of them.

  116. bullcharger says: Jul 20, 2014 9:27 PM

    khuxford says:
    Jul 20, 2014 5:56 PM
    Honestly, he’s right.

    Don’t you folks get the expectations game?

    The Pats are expected to sweep the Jets. Anything less is a problem. For whatever complaints you might have about it, the Jets almost swept the Pats last year.

    The Jets performance is going to be evaluated on more criteria than the Pats, so they can possibly get swept by the Pats without Rex getting fired.

    But, in Boston, where success is measured in Lombardi trophies, any unexpected losses could contribute to them falling short. Out of the three division teams the Pats face, the Jets are the most likely to score upsets. Not saying they will, but they have a better shot than the Fins or Bills currently.

    ————

    The Patriots don’t sweep the Jets that often. They generally lose one or two division games every year. It’s not a shock when the Jets win. The shock would be that the jets sweep the rest of the division and end up with a good record.

    also… Following your logic, the Patriots almost swept the Jets last year too. However, they actually split, so just go with that.

  117. themagicalrighttestical says: Jul 20, 2014 9:42 PM

    As a Patriots fan it is more fun as a spectator when Rex is being Rex. As much as I hated Rex when he first came to to Jets he provided conflict and after last year with him being essentially castrated by Idzik, it was not as fun.
    Dont get me wrong i hate the Jets, thier team philosophy, fans, and style of play, but adversaries like Rex keeps things interesting.

  118. linemanguy74 says: Jul 20, 2014 9:55 PM

    WHY ???

  119. khuxford says: Jul 20, 2014 10:31 PM

    Expectations (the feeling that the Pats should sweep the Jets every year) versus outcomes (that they split fairly often), Bullcharger.

    Again, I was talking about expectations. You Pats fans expect a sweep every year because you feel (most times accurately) that the Pats are a far superior team.

    As far as being able to switch it up and say the Pats almost swept the Jets…sure. But then they would have been expected to actually do it, so that they almost did is a disappointment.

    On the other hand, the Jets were expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL last year and managed to finish 8-8. That a .500 team that was projected to be well below that was able to split the series with the Pats and almost sweep is kinda ridiculous.

    Win that second game against the Jets and you have home field against the Broncos. And maybe another SB appearance.

    So, again, the Pats go into every game expected to beat the Jets. Each time they lose, it can have great consequence. The Jets losing a tough mudder in New England kept their season from being even more surprisingly positive. New England losing due to a penalty in a game that shouldn’t have gone to OT cost them much more.

    Translation: there’s more cause for worry by the team that has the most to lose. That’s the Pats. That thorn in their side is the Jets. It is what has made this a worthwhile rivalry, even when the Jets haven’t been in contention.

  120. somethinghappeninghere says: Jul 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    Keep it up Rexy…whenever the Jets act humbly they do much better than expected (finishing 8-8 in 2-13 when they were predicted to finish 4-12), but whenever Rexy brags they finish poorly (2011, 8-8, 2012, 6-10). I don’t see how Rex and the media even can predict playoffs for Jets when they don’t even know who the QB will be…will Geno start? Will Vick finish?

  121. riverhorsey says: Jul 20, 2014 11:28 PM

    Team Feet speaks again.

  122. jvillenole says: Jul 21, 2014 12:08 AM

    I can’t believe Ryan survived the “foot-gate” video. That was bizarre. That guy is weird!

  123. drewzducks says: Jul 21, 2014 12:20 AM

    Poor Rex. It’s not his fault he was born with a silver foot in his mouth. A lovable loser, just like his old man.

  124. bridgeh20mvp says: Jul 21, 2014 12:42 AM

    Man, he is so annoying! All he does is talk! Win something first Rex, comparing yourself to one of the top (3) best coaching in NFL history! He laughs @ you man!!! Simply just laughs out loud! Says to himself.💬 “this dude just makes me laugh! What a 💩!!(turd)… Oh, and yeah, you will finish bottom (2) in our division!!! 👀 💖 kicking your A💤

  125. irishlad19 says: Jul 21, 2014 6:10 AM

    NFL teams without a good QB don’t go far.
    Get a QB, Rex, then talk about how good a team you have.

  126. kmo25 says: Jul 21, 2014 8:24 AM

    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! Same thing year after year from “the mouth”. When will he learn that talk is cheap? Do it on the field and maybe we can talk. The Patriots have won 10 of the last 11 AFC East Championships and the one they lost was to Miami on a tie-breaker. But Rex isn’t worried about them. Good thing because Miami is going to be a tougher opponent for N.E. than the Jets are. Rex should worry about the Dolphins & Bills pushing him into the cellar.

    The Jets? The Mouth’s overall head coaching record is 42-38, but only 22-26 over the past four seasons. Whaaap Whaaaaap…sorry folks. Time to cut bait and get a real head coach!

  127. rrhess1529 says: Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM

    All that weight loss he loss some brain cells, The Bills are the team on the move…Go Buffalo

  128. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Jul 21, 2014 10:12 AM

    As a hardcore Jets fan, I would run through a wall for Rex Ryan. I don’t care if people hate him, he knows how to motivate and get the most out of his players. #JetUP

  129. irishlad19 says: Jul 21, 2014 12:20 PM

    Jaygats, he is a good Defensive Coordinator way over his head as a HC.
    The Jets will go nowhere until they get an offense, and Rex won’t bring it.

  130. freefall0303 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:07 PM

    To Rex:
    1) The Patriots aren’t worried about you.
    2) Bill Belichick is not worried about you.
    3) I can’t think of any team that’s “worried about you”, however….

    4) Jets fans are worried about you though. Very worried.

  131. agcooney108 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:44 PM

    the guy doesn’t have a losing record and yet people are still ripping on him? hmmmmm

  132. r8dernation says: Jul 21, 2014 1:57 PM

    Hey Vikes fans. You need to GET to a superbowl with Brett Favre before you can “almost win one” with him. Even the 4 superbowls your team were in they didn’t come close to almost winning one. Geez.

  133. CKL says: Jul 21, 2014 2:09 PM

    I’m a Pats fan who usually sticks up for RR because I agree with the poster above who commented that the way RR says things is often the problem, not what he actually says. This time, I got nothing though. You’re on your own RR. All teams need to worry about themselves, not other teams.

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