September 21, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 20 -- Rex Ryan sent a message to the fans. His New York team delivered one of its own. Rookie Mark Sanchez outplayed a Super Bowl champion quarterback and the Jets backed up their big talk, shutting down Tom Brady and New England, 16-9. "We believe that we are the better team today," Ryan said. "We went out and showed it. I think our fans are huge in this victory. " So huge, in fact, that Ryan said he was giving the fans a game ball that would be placed in the team's trophy case.
September 22, 2009
WORLD WIDE WILBON Pressuring Tom Brady After watching the Jets smother Tom Brady, I had two thoughts. Why haven't more teams pressured Brady with that kind of fury and commitment? And is it possible the Patriots have lost that much from their 2007 squad? Some readers were offended two years ago when I said the way to beat Brady was to hit him in the mouth . . . as if I was talking about the ballet instead of professional football. Well, Rex Ryan, by announcing he was refusing to kiss Bill Belichick's ring, announced himself...
September 12, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERORD, N.J.—For much of Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium, Tony Romo's return from last season's broken collarbone was going smoothly. The quarterback was on his way to a 342-yard passing performance and he had the Dallas Cowboys two touchdowns in front of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter. Then it all unraveled for Romo and the Cowboys. Romo lost a fourth-quarter fumble at the New York 3-yard line. He threw a late interception to Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
December 21, 2009 |
NFL coach of the year? That's easy -- it's the Indianapolis Colts' Jim Caldwell for chasing perfection in his first season. But the reverse coach of the year? That's tougher to determine. To be a reverse coach of the year, you have to not coach up to your abilities or underachieve with your team or foul something up worse than the Secret Service letting impostors into a White House state dinner. Or, frankly, even if you just irritate me, you can be a candidate. So let's run down the top five to this year's NFL...
August 1, 2009
New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick declined to rule out the possibility Friday of his team signing just-reinstated quarterback Michael Vick. Belichick was asked during a news conference at the Patriots' training camp if he was interested in signing Vick. "You know, I think we have, we would consider . . . I mean, we're coaching the players that we have on the field right now, so that's who's here," Belichick said. "So, anybody who isn't here, is there potential that they could be here?
October 8, 2009 |
BEREA, Ohio -- He tackled last week's officials. Then, he roughed up Bills quarterback Trent Edwards. Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan handed out his own punishment on Friday. During his weekly news conference, Ryan said Cincinnati kicker Shayne Graham missed his winning 31-yard field goal in overtime to beat Cleveland last week. Later, Ryan sent out a challenge to Edwards, whom the winless Browns will face on the road Sunday. Without being prompted, Ryan, the twin brother of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, referred to...