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Rex Ryan says Jets “won’t take anybody’s stuff” after penalty-filled night

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Many of this year’s preseason games have moved at a snail’s pace, largely because of the amount of penalty flags being thrown as part of the league’s increased emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact.

Not every flurry of flags is due to those changes, though. The Jets were penalized 12 times against the Bengals on Saturday night, but half of those were 15-yard personal fouls and the Jets had a seventh 15-yarder that was declined by Cincinnati. The offensive line was particularly aggressive, with Brian Winters, Willie Colon and Breno Giacomini all getting flagged for at least one big penalty.

Coach Rex Ryan wasn’t upset at his team after the game, though. He said he thought his players were sticking up for one another in response to chippy play by the Bengals and said that his team wouldn’t ever do things any differently.

“We’re not here to take anybody’s stuff, period,” Ryan said. “Again, we’re not here to take anything from anybody. If a teammate is at risk, then we’re not going to take that. We want to be a clean, physical football team, and that’s what we plan on being.”

The Jets need to find a way to be physical in the regular season without winding up buried under a mountain of yellow flags because that kind of undisciplined play will cost them games. They saw as much last season when late penalties by the Buccaneers and Patriots helped put the Jets in position to win games that they probably would have lost otherwise.

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  1. jswheeler says: Aug 17, 2014 11:41 AM

    Undisciplined coach=undisciplined team.

  2. valentino8100 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:44 AM

    We’ll take those penalties with that mindless bravado to the bank twice a year. Thanks Rex, signed: AFC East.

  3. rutchaser says: Aug 17, 2014 11:44 AM

    That’s funny Rex. I watched the game and the Jets players were out of line on several occasions. I think they get frustrated because their 1st team can’t hang with the Bengals.

  4. mackcarrington says: Aug 17, 2014 11:48 AM

    Go ahead Rex, and encourage your team to keep making penalties. If you think that’s the way to the Super bowl…..sheesh!

  5. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    Biggest loudmouth in the NFL. This J*ts franchise tried to overblow Spygate but it only made themselves worse.


  6. theroc5156 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:57 AM

    The Bengals utterly destroyed the Jets. Again.

  7. jmstt1 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:57 AM

    Expect to play a lot of Chippy teams this year Rex!

  8. blackcatnfl says: Aug 17, 2014 12:02 PM

    And that’s how you end up 3-13.

  9. joeypickles says: Aug 17, 2014 12:03 PM

    Goodbye Rex, this is officially your farewell tour… a great defensive mind that never should have been a head coach…

  10. jgang05 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:07 PM

    Rex Ryan’s Shtick is getting extremely old.

  11. magicmtndan says: Aug 17, 2014 12:14 PM

    It’s more interesting when the Jets are relevant but with Ryan in charge it just ain’t happening.

  12. bubbybrisket says: Aug 17, 2014 12:15 PM

    Rex is about that life…

  13. aceakking says: Aug 17, 2014 12:19 PM

    Giacomini was known for personal fouls when he was with Seattle. He used to move the offense backwards in critical situations. He will do the same with the Jets if he doesn’t change.

  14. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 17, 2014 12:21 PM

    Peyton Manning gets wrecked in the Super Bowl. Rules are changed. Fans suffer.

  15. 34defense2014 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:23 PM

    Tell them Rex: The rest of the teams in the AFC are mere practice squadrons compared to the Jets! # IwishIrootedforJets

  16. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 17, 2014 12:24 PM

    you will take everyones stuff ……….and New England will once again win the division………..

  17. jeepguy14 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:30 PM

    Take note Jets opponents. Push the right buttons and you’ll surely get an additional 15 yards. Not the best strategy by Rex but I guess some would rather be known as the tough guys instead of the smart guys.

  18. 34defense2014 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:30 PM

    Don’t be jealous of the best team in the AFC! Don’t get upset when Pryor knocks Gronk out! Don’t be envious when the Green And White win the Super Bowl! Don’t feel inferior with your Coach and Rex! Don’t be a sore looser! # TheRestOfTheAFCCan’tCompeteWithTheJets

  19. dem5957 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:39 PM

    When Jets 1’s played against Bengals 1’s-The Jets got their asses kicked. Its not hard to be chippy with guys who will be on the street in another week!

  20. jkampel20 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:47 PM

    I’m so tired of everything about this guy.

  21. chip56 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:48 PM

    Know how you get even? Win the game. This kind of mindset is why his father was a loser as a head coach too

  22. jdrewsy says: Aug 17, 2014 12:49 PM

    The Jets are the best team in the NFL at taking big penalties!

  23. finzfan49 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:49 PM

    He is always running his mouth, I like his attitude and confidence but that should be in house and the locker room and not through the media and press. You don’t ever see crap like this in the press from the true great coaches with winning teams.

  24. samoanjungle says: Aug 17, 2014 12:54 PM

    Weak excuse. I guess Terence Newman was playing “chippy” when Colon ripped off his helmet after an interception.
    That’s called being an immature sore loser Rex.

  25. micknangold says: Aug 17, 2014 12:54 PM

    The Bengals utterly destroyed the Jets. Again.

    That’s what happened. Right.

  26. fluffybunny74 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:58 PM

    Rex’s request to require all teams to play their 2’s and 3’s against the Jets 1’s in the regular season was not given a vote by the competition committee. It’s understandable that the team is showing that frustration now.

  27. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 17, 2014 12:59 PM

    JETS win when it matters.

    January 9 20010 4:30 pm at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–14

  28. hairpie2 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:01 PM

    They havent won anything since they were caught taping the Patriots in Foxboro in the 2006 playoffs.

  29. bostonbadass says: Aug 17, 2014 1:04 PM

    Jesus Christ Rex Time to COMPLETELY Hand over the reins of the Offence to someone else other than yourself (I’m try the offensive coordinator) & keep your dick beaters in the Defense ONLY!!!!!

    Not a big fan of Rex by no means but you gotta admit he ALWAYS puts a great Defense on the field on sunday….

    And that’s coming from a patriots Fan..

  30. 34defense2014 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:09 PM

    Again, Jets 25 the One And Done Bangles 17? How again did the the One And Done Bangles win?

  31. 34defense2014 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:13 PM

    Oh, that’s right my bad! Green pushed off a converted Corner to make that catch lol that guy pushes off more then Irving ever did lol

  32. boltdaddy says: Aug 17, 2014 1:14 PM

    Baby Huey says we’re mad as hell and not going to take it from anyone! Wah Wah Wah. The wind bag baby speaks…again. Love he’s on the hot seat.

  33. sportnorcal says: Aug 17, 2014 1:15 PM

    It’s the NFL.
    EVERYONE is a tough guy.

    Aren’t NY fans tired of this guy and his crap yet?
    Everything just comes across like a deflection of responsibility with him.

  34. floratiotime says: Aug 17, 2014 1:32 PM

    Jets are pumping up for their Superbowl … the annual pre-season game against the Giants. For them THIS is the biggest game of the season.

  35. slobberknocker says: Aug 17, 2014 1:33 PM

    The only BS this team will take is from me, Rex!

  36. kgun80 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    Week 8… Marty M will become head coach. Vick will start Jets will finish 6-10. The only redeeming part of this roster is the D-line and a couple LBs. The rest of the team is a hot mess. So Jets fans keep posting on Bills stories because you have a young QB learning to play like we do. The only difference is our QB has a good offensive line very good RBs and very good WRs. #billsarebadjetsareworse

  37. csbanter says: Aug 17, 2014 1:48 PM

    Something is brewing with this Jets team if they beat Green Bay in week 2 they will win make playoffs.

  38. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    Maybe they can trade for Sanchez….

  39. xsorethumbx says: Aug 17, 2014 2:13 PM

    are they still eating burgers on the practice field too? what a disciplined squad

  40. mannyiac says: Aug 17, 2014 2:14 PM

    You’ll take the Patriots stuff AND LIKE IT !!!

  41. irishlad19 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:23 PM

    All fans of AFC East teams other than the Jets are praying Rex stays; he’s good for almost guaranteed wins against the Jets each season.
    The man is a wind-bag.

  42. Grumpy Guy says: Aug 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    And the Rex Ryan circus just keeps rolling on…

  43. deacon85 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:28 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I never tire of reading Rex’s comments. Please Woody Johnson, never fire this guy. True, his only talent is defensive scheming, since he has no ability to run an offense, can’t draft to save his life, is mismatched every week in game planning, can’t manage the clock, and generally has no idea how to run an NFL team. Which is why it’s so much fun to play the Jets. He’ll plan a strategic defense, and if his personnel can execute, that phase of the game will be competitive. But the rest of it is just pure entertainment: who will catch more passes this week, Gino’s receivers or our cornerbacks? Seriously, Woody, don’t let this guy go, Sundays just wouldn’t be the same.

  44. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 17, 2014 2:46 PM

    Jets/Bengals all-time record is 17-7-0 in favor of Gang Green. Bungles fans are the only ones chippy here. Loser fans of a loser team from a loser state. Must be demoralizing to be outshone by even the lowly Browns.

  45. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 17, 2014 2:55 PM

    Lol at all the envious JETS fans. You maddddd???? 2 AFC CHampionship Games with Mark Sanchez. 8-8 last year when all you losers were predicting 3 wins. THIS IS THE YEAR.


  46. jxt2521 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:29 PM

    I can’t wait for the first few reg season games to be over so the jets fans can go away as usual.

  47. bullcharger says: Aug 17, 2014 3:34 PM

    buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says:
    Aug 17, 2014 12:59 PM

    JETS win when it matters.

    January 9 20010 4:30 pm at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–14


    The last time the Jets won when it mattered was 44 years ago.

  48. b412 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:36 PM

    Come on. Watch the 1s against the 1s and you know why the Jet’s were “chippy”. They talked all week about how they were going to manhandle the Bengals and then they came in and got their butts handed to them. Dalton went 8 for 8, 140+ yards and a TD. The Bengals got another TD because they pushed the Jets off the ball on the 1 yard line despite the Jets defense getting their hands on the ball carrier in the backfield. The Bengals starting offense and defense worked the Jets over. Pre season doesn’t mean a lot but I don’t think Jets fans have anything to crow about as a result of this game. I’d be worried.

  49. bullcharger says: Aug 17, 2014 3:36 PM

    buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says:
    Aug 17, 2014 2:55 PM

    Lol at all the envious JETS fans. You maddddd???? 2 AFC CHampionship Games with Mark Sanchez. 8-8 last year when all you losers were predicting 3 wins. THIS IS THE YEAR.



    I agree… LOL at all the envious JETS fans.

  50. catquick says: Aug 17, 2014 3:57 PM

    You don’t have to “take it” Rex….they’ll give it to you.

  51. dlk47823 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:09 PM

    I actually remember a nice playoff win in NE in 2011 over the 14-2 Pats. I’m pretty sure that was the 2nd year in a row that NE sat home while NY went to the Championship. more to come.

  52. jetsareajoke says: Aug 17, 2014 4:34 PM

    I can’t help but laugh at some of the jests fans that are actually bringing up the fact that they won “the game” last night.

    Really? Your whole take on that game was that you won? The future fast food franchise employees beat out the grocery store baggers and that was impressive to you?

    It didn’t even matter to you that the 1’s against the 1’s wasn’t even a fair contest the way the Bengals manhandled that “GREAT” defense Rexy has been bragging about so much this off-season?

    Wow. Just. Wow.

  53. kamthechancellor says: Aug 17, 2014 4:56 PM

    Breno saves all his 15 yarders for critical third down conversions. He used to drive me crazy with that in Seattle. He’s your problem now, Rex.

  54. kev86 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:12 PM

    Will he be ok with dumb penalties that costs the Jets a W in the regular season? No way he is coaching clean play at all times. He will cry unfair afterwards too.

  55. rcali says: Aug 17, 2014 6:19 PM

    Great Coordinator, not fit to be a head coach. Statements like this after almost 6 years on the job is the proof.

  56. laxer37 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:43 PM

    Rex…talking again.


  57. howleyesque says: Aug 17, 2014 7:41 PM

    Well once again I can’t help but wonder what teams the Pats will be up against in the playoffs. The rest of their div is a TOTAL joke!

  58. coachbeck says: Aug 17, 2014 9:13 PM

    It should be noted that guns hochuli was the ref. the jets had quite a few players who were out of control but some of the flags shouldn’t have been thrown. And I am a bengals fan.

  59. lanman11 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:18 PM

    That was a 6-10 team last year that got lucky with the two wins mentioned in the article, and with a late season scramble against low level competition, they managed to be 8-8. I think they can do it again, but more than that might be asking too much. For Rex, the bravado seems to motivate his team. I guess you have to go with what is working, and he can be somewhat entertaining, but largely, it’s obnoxious, and sadly, that’s been the history with the Jets.

  60. bong815 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:36 PM

    Wow. Imagine what will happen if the Jets do this against a team that is really good!

  61. zeke2517 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:03 AM

    At least I’m not from Cincinatti.

  62. yellowxdiscipline says: Aug 18, 2014 10:11 AM

    Jets fans worked up over a preseason win.. Typical. Would have like to see the outcome if Cincy kept their starters in for more than 3 series.

  63. miamisam1966 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:54 AM

    Undisciplined coach = undisciplined players.

  64. miamisam1966 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:57 AM

    Can the boring Jets offense really afford to go backwards. Since they are a 3 yard and a cloud of dust offense 15 yard penalties are killers for them. Plus now that other teams know that they can get the Jets players to do something stupid and get flagged every team they play will starting acting “chippy”. This is Rex being the idiot that he is and allowing his players to lose games with their penalties. Hey Rex Mark Sanchez is available in a trade if you want him since Geno is nothing special.

  65. patslovetocheat says: Aug 18, 2014 12:38 PM

    I’ve noticed how many Cincinnati fans want to point out how there starters were only in the game for a few series. I think they care more about the final score than the jets fans. I haven’t seen many jets fans bragging about the win.

  66. zaybarr says: Aug 18, 2014 12:46 PM

    I see there aolt of Bengals fans up here that think the Bengals are a great team the jets was short handed last year with no offense no secondary you guys won the game Ok big deal, your QB did OK in A preseason game WOW lets go Bengals !!! you guys dont have a image can’t win in the playoff and wont win a super bowl any time soon so stop worrying about a preseason game and focus on the AFC NORTH,, like Baltimore and Pittsburgh and stop talking about a bum ass game that happen last year the JETS WILL be fine we have a image we talk Smack and get crazy but that who we are WHO TH BENGALS , FOOLS

  67. bengals512003 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:58 PM


  68. agcooney108 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:47 AM

    it’s funny because everyone said this was rex’s “farewell” tour last year too…

  69. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:21 AM

    I haven’t seen many penalties from my team. It’s called discipline.

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