Rex Ryan prepares for insomnia

Jets coach Rex Ryan, who entered the week assuming that his team will be facing a Vikings team consisting of Percy Harvin and a gaggle of slappies at receiver, suddenly has to deal with, for the second time in four games, Randy Moss.

The Jets, if you didn’t know, host Moss and the Vikings on Monday night.

“I have a great deal of respect for Randy Moss,” Ryan said in comments distributed by the team.  “He is one of the premier
vertical receivers in the game still.  Here we go.  I was kind of thinking, ‘I
feel pretty good,’ and then all of a sudden, ‘Hey, Minnesota just traded for
him.  There goes sleeping well this week.’  Surely, he be won’t up to complete
speed with everybody else, but my brother said he’s a smart guy.  There’s no
doubt he’ll be playing this week.”

And while everyone is assuming that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who continues to pop off about Moss as Revis rehabs a hamstring injury resulting from his holdout, will face Moss on Monday night, Rex says that it’s not yet a sure thing.

“I don’t know,” Ryan said.  “We’ll see.  He moved out there pretty well today.  He’s not
opening up completely, but it was encouraging to get him out on the practice
field.  He was working hard.  Hopefully, he’ll be ready to go.   As far as
matching up with Moss, I really don’t know where he’s going to play.   Is he left
side?  Right side?  Slot?  Who knows?   I think it’s too early to say.  We’re just
now game planning.”

In past occasions, Revis supposedly covered Moss alone, without help.  The notion that Revis received no help when facing Moss was debunked last year by a scout who, at our request, reviewed the tape of a game in which Revis supposedly shut Moss down on his own.

Rex also suspects that the Patriots specifically sent Moss to the Vikings in time for the Jets to have to face him.

“Probably so,” Ryan said regarding whether some gamesmanship was occurring.  “It’s good for New England the
fact that he is playing this week.  It would be real gamesmanship if they trade
him back.  That would be the one where it’s like, ‘That’s not right.’ 
I hope that doesn’t happen.”

That part definitely won’t happen, which means that the Jets won’t have to face Moss three times this year.  Unless, of course, both teams end up in the Super Bowl.

22 responses to “Rex Ryan prepares for insomnia

  1. If Farve can manage to throw the ball ahead of Moss. Let him run under it. It won’t matter how Revis is doing. Moss can outrun Revis.
    Revis is dangerous when the ball is under thrown or thrown to an area between him and the receiver. This is the perfect solution for the Vikings. A Hall Of Fame receiver and a Hall Of Fame Quarterback.
    GO STEELERS!

  2. Insomnia? U Kidding? Moss & Favre won’t be on the same page their first week together. In fact, Moss will running basic routes, and nothing more.

  3. Hey Florio, it’s not “a hamstring injury resulting from his holdout”, it’s a Hamstring resulting from getting TORCHED by Moss in what was THE catch of the year (so far). Sorry Revis, Randy owned your Island for a moment. Now, go nurse your hurt “hammy” (or is it your youthful pride that got burned?).

  4. Moss will abuse any cornerback – even a great cornerback – that is not 100 percent.
    Moss is a perfect toy for Favre. Everybody else that knows the offense can do what they can do but every series or so, Favre gives Moss that “look” and then it’s “straight-cash” time.
    Even with a suspect O-line, by season’s end, this offense could be the most lethal offense any of us has ever seen. Brett Favre at QB, All Day at RB, Moss/Rice/Harvin at WR and Skank at TE. Not sure how you can expect to consistently stop it for 4 quarters.

  5. Favre, Peterson, and Moss are the most dynamic trio since Aikman, Emmit, and Irvin. Throw in Sidney and Percy, and this offense has the potential to be legendary.

  6. # Hauschild says: October 6, 2010 9:19 PM
    Moss will abuse any cornerback – even a great cornerback – that is not 100 percent.
    Moss is a perfect toy for Favre. Everybody else that knows the offense can do what they can do but every series or so, Favre gives Moss that “look” and then it’s “straight-cash” time.
    Even with a suspect O-line, by season’s end, this offense could be the most lethal offense any of us has ever seen. Brett Favre at QB, All Day at RB, Moss/Rice/Harvin at WR and Skank at TE. Not sure how you can expect to consistently stop it for 4 quarters.
    ————————–
    Tell me this Tuesday when you’re 1-3. Seriously, when Favre played for the Packers, did you give him this kind of respect? Personally, I saw what I saw in the NFC Championship game last year – someone that is every bit as likely to lose you the game as he is to win it. And more often than not, he pulls a “Favre” and loses it.
    But hey, delude yourself one more year with a fumbler, an interceptor that had the best season of his entire career last year (like I keep saying, he’s reverting to type), and a quitter.
    SKOL you!
    you’ll be extremely lucky to get a wildcard at this point

  7. I think I just heard Bevis’s other hammy “pop”…..earlier it was a sure thing that Bevis was back and now Rex seems to be backing water……..apparently Bevis had a “setback” today at practice….when he heard about the trade of Moss.

  8. Moss burnt ” the island” pretty bad, on a long bomb, last game that he played against him.

  9. Pats made this deal right before the Vikings play the Jets. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  10. Rex Ryan is going to look retarded for waiving Danny Woodhead by the end of this season. If you play fantasy football you should pick Woodhead up – the bottom of your roster probably looks like garbage anyway, you can afford him.
    Thing is Woodhead is listed as a WR so you don’t even have to drop a RB and can start up to 4 RBs with him in your lineup (RB1, RB2, Flex, Woodhead). Securing him now would be smart because every generic fantasy site on the ‘net is about to start hyping him as the next big waiver wire target. You’ll see…

  11. The big problem with Favre2Moss is going to bev Moss’ speed. Don’t take this as a slight against Moss, it isn’t. He is too fast for Favre. As shown earlier this year, there are times when Favre throws the ball with the body of a 40 yr old, it just doesn’t get the distance it once had. This will force Moss to slow up and catch over the shoulder instead of long arm in stride, where he burns people. If Favre can get the ball to Moss quick for 2 it will be great but if Moss has to slow up, giving a CB a chance to catch up and cover, it could be problematic.

  12. Amazing how much better the Jets have been playing since the embarrassment they endured when Sugar Ray knocked them on their ass and taught them some humility.

  13. Has anyone watched Favre play this year? He doesn’t have 6 picks because Rice is hurt. It’s because he’s 41 frickin’ years old and playing behind a below average pass blocking line! Now he’s got Moss so he’ll be throwing it up for grabs. Doesn’t anyone think defenses will game plan for that? If it was that simple don’t you think Brady would’ve thrown it up and hoped for the best too? Everyone’s yapping about what Moss will do to Revis but last time I checked the Jets have a pretty good defense. If there’s one thing the Vikings don’t like it’s a physical defense. Harvin gets headaches, Peterson fumbles, Moss gets alligator arms and Favre’s becomes a dumbass under pressure. Will Favre have enough time get the ball deep to Moss? Has anyone considered any of these questions? Oh, and the Jets get Holmes and Pace back Monday……no one talks about that. And I don’t even like the Jets.

  14. Did Randy bring the fountain of youth with him from NE?
    Favre is gonna need it. Moss is gonna be pissed once he realized Favre is washed up.

  15. Revis is not 100%–he just hasn’t played enough this season.
    Monday night the problem will be Favre getting blitzed by the Jets defense over and over again, and making stupid decisions, and throwing INTS. I respect Favre’s career numbers, but everyone sees that his best days are over. Last year he made a bad decision and crapped the bed when it mattered the most.
    Vikings fans, I hope you are preparing for a looong bumpy ride. Moss is a great addition, but will not cure all your problems.

  16. The less Rex brags about his team and the more he displays this humility & being human, the more I like the guy.

  17. Even if Revis is 100%, the bigger issue is that a certain number 28 Adrian Peterson is in the backfield. If he gets too caught up in his obsession over beating Randy Moss, he’s going to be burned by the run/screen game.

  18. NoRingsForYou says:
    October 7, 2010 8:41 AM
    Has anyone watched Favre play this year? He doesn’t have 6 picks because Rice is hurt. It’s because he’s 41 frickin’ years old and playing behind a below average pass blocking line! Now he’s got Moss so he’ll be throwing it up for grabs. Doesn’t anyone think defenses will game plan for that? If it was that simple don’t you think Brady would’ve thrown it up and hoped for the best too? Everyone’s yapping about what Moss will do to Revis but last time I checked the Jets have a pretty good defense. If there’s one thing the Vikings don’t like it’s a physical defense. Harvin gets headaches, Peterson fumbles, Moss gets alligator arms and Favre’s becomes a dumbass under pressure. Will Favre have enough time get the ball deep to Moss? Has anyone considered any of these questions? Oh, and the Jets get Holmes and Pace back Monday……no one talks about that. And I don’t even like the Jets.
    ================================
    Why does Rodgers have 5 picks? Come on dazzle us with the subterfuge.
    Last time I checked, the Vikes defense is ranked #4.
    Harvin hasn’t had a headache problem for 3 weeks, they are being contained. Peterson hasn’t fumbled in 3 games, Moss is playing for a contract, he will go all out. Favre doesn’t have to throw bombs to Moss, youtube some Brady to Moss.Holmes has been out for 4 weeks, he won’t be game ready, of course people like you think Harris and Bigby will just step right in too.
    I see the fear in your post, it’s there, you are scared for your beloved Packers….you should be.
    Juggernaut is coming for you.

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