The recent tattoo of Rex Ryan’s wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey can now be put to rest because this was done three years ago. So, what are the real sports stories about the NY Jets.
The first thing is that Rex Ryan remains the head coach and that is a good thing. Even though the NY Giants were Superbowl Champions they got little to no coverage. The New York Jets stole the headlines all year and as a result stayed in the spotlight. Only Rex Ryan could do that. He has the personality and the swag to do just that. So, all the people on the radio who have a lot to say- what would you say if Rex was not around? As a matter of fact, Rex Ryan was in the Bahamas on vacation and the news media sought him out. He wasn’t bothering anyone, but the truth is when Rex Ryan leaves town there is no excitement.
Now, I am not a NY Jets fan, I am a NY Giants fan, but because of Rex Ryan I have to keep an eye on them. Rex does not bother me. Rex takes the spotlight off his players and that works well sometimes. New York needs a Rex Ryan or else the Jets would become “Team Irrelevant.”
What did we learn from today’s press conference that gives Jets fans hope of a bright future? Well, we learned that the coach is committed to winning and he recognizes that last season he made mistakes, which if repeated, will cost him his job. Sports people and journalists are funny people. If Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson were to have revealed everything prematurely, the same news media would criticize them. When they say they can’t speak about players at this time because they need a coordinator and a GM first, the media says they wanted more. It is a no win situation with the media and Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning know that. Eli created a firestorm when he answered a question as to whether he was elite or not. If he had said he was not elite the media would have said he has no self-confidence. When he said he was elite they went searching for evidence to show he was not elite. But Eli Manning proved to them that it doesn’t matter what they think. He knows who he is and what they say can’t deter him. That is the same mindset Rex Ryan has and that is the mindset needed in a big sports city like New York.
I wish Rex Ryan and the NU Jets good success because I like Rex Ryan and I believe he is the best man for the job as coach right now. Please share your comments.
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his weekend are 1- 1 so far. We can only hope that the Jets can mount a comeback. They still have one quarter to go. Well, the Jets lost.
Giants had a big win though some people think it was a close call. It doesn’t matter how you win as long as you win. Eli Manning brought the Giants back just like he did when they won the Superbowl. There is no replay on that play, so get over it. Every team needs a break some time. Cardinal fans – get over it. Win your other games if you can. You will get your breaks too.
The New York Jets did not get the same breaks. They just gave away 21 points through carelessness. Mark Sanchez needs to be protected better. Come on Jets Nation, get it together now. Beat the Patriots on Sunday and you will be back in the thick of things.
As a New York Giants fan I am extremely disappointed that they did not make the playoffs this season. It is a shame and big disappointment when you see how not paying attention to details caused them to get shut out of the playoffs. Had they not implode in the game against Philadelphia Eagles, they would be riding high with a great chance of getting to the Super bowl. There are a couple of lessons to learn from the New York Giants. One lesson is that when you have the opportunity to set your own course in live, go ahead and set it. If you have the opportunity to control your destiny today, go ahead and do today what you need to do. They knew if they beat Green Bay they would not hinge their destiny on the outcome of another team not winning their game. Because of their loss to Philly and to the Packers, they were at the mercy of a team that had nothing to play for (The Bears were already in the playoffs) beating a team that had something to play for (Green bay Packers). That meant that even if they won their game (which they did), they had to hope that the Bears would rally and play a great game against a desperate team. As the results proved, you cannot leave your destiny up to someone else. You have to do all you can when you can to set your own course. The Jets did just that. When ridicule and defeat and embarrassment was looming large at them, they won their games. They had done enough early in the season that even though they lost their second to last game, they got in the playoffs because when destiny was in their hands they set their course. We are talking about sports, but the same is true of life. We are a few days in the new year, you have your destiny in your hands. Don’t wait until the end of the month to set your course for the year. Set it now. If you wait you might be at the mercy of someone who is in better financial position than you are and therefore have no reason to make a decision that will be favorable to you. Start thinking from now how you are going to achieve your goals and begin to take action. Don’t be like the Giants and leave your destiny up to others who don’t care if you succeed or not. Be proactive. Set your own course this year.