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Rex Ryan showed more passion on Friday than he has all season talking about the Jets. If Woody Johnson doesn’t fire him, it will be helpful if he brings that emotion into next season, although crying in front of his team is getting a little old.Upvote Share Tweet
Should the Jets keep Rex or clean house?On Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk, Peter King and yours truly took up the question of whether the Jets should bring back coach Rex Ryan for another season. King says yes. I used to agree, but in light of a recent stream of daily distractions anUpvote Share Tweet
One thing to know: Power struggle in N.Y.?yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012Forget about a QB controversy, Rex Ryan is now occupied with the possibility of losing his job. After telling Jets' ownership he'd prefer to be fired than coach a 2013 team that will be virtually the same as this current squad, Ryan is making sure he'll…Upvote Share Tweet
Dolphins' Bess out for season finale at PatriotsESPN.com Dec 28, 2012Receiver Davone Bess has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins' season finale Sunday at New England because of a back injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Wilfork fined $30,000, but Chung escapes without onePatriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 for unnecessary roughness, after hitting Jaguars offensive lineman Steve Vallos in the head last week. The play resulted in a penalty during the game, occurring after a Patrick Chung interception…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - No matter what, Rex Ryan wants to be the New York Jets coach for years to come.Upvote Share TweetHere is the final injury report for Week 17 and what it means for the AFC East: New York Jets (6-9) at Buffalo Bills (5-10) Jets OUT: CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) DOUBTFUL: TE Dustin Keller (ankle), QB Greg McElroy (abdomen, concussion), WR Chaz Schilens …Upvote Share TweetJets DL Muhammad Wilkerson was considered iffy for New York’s season finale against the Bills in Buffalo. He was dealing with what Rex Ryan said was a concussion and knee injury from last week’s game, but he’s listed as probable. Wilkerson told ESPNUpvote Share Tweet
Report: Ryan perfers firing if Jets will not spendCNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012Report: Ryan perfers firing if Jets will not spendUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 28, 2012Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Disappointment Bowl: The two most disappointing teams in the AFC East will face off in the regular-season finale. The Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets, and both teams will have plenty of questions after …Upvote Share TweetBills WR Ruvell Martin was excused for personal reasons this week and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but is back practicing here on Friday. The only non-participant in practice is S Da’Norris Searcy, who has already been declared out for SunUpvote Share Tweet
BDC 12/28: Bills to Host JetsDAILY REPORT —The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at 1 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium has not sold out and will be blacked out on local television. More than 13,000 tickets still remain for the Bills last hUpvote Share Tweet
Fitzpatrick doesn’t have much to say about future with BillsBecause the topic of a new quarterback for the Bills has been discussed so much it feels like it has already happened, the old quarterback wasn’t in much of a talkative mood this week. Asked by Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News if he thought Sunday was hUpvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersBills DE Mario Williams donated a pickup truck to a married couple who are both active duty Marines. Dolphins P Brandon Fields feels he was a Pro Bowl snub. Patriots CB Aqib Talib says that his hip injury has improved. Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sp…Upvote Share TweetJets coach Rex Ryan wants owner Woody Johnson to make one of two decisions after the season ends on Sunday: Either fire him, or give him the power and the money to make the changes within the team that Ryan thinks are necessary. In a story headlined “ReUpvote Share Tweet
Buffalo Bills looking for help to shovel snow from stadiumWinter weather conditions through western New York have left the Buffalo Bills in need of some assistance. The Bills are asking for fans to come help shovel snow from Ralph Wilson Stadium in advance of their season finale against the New York Jets on Su…Upvote Share Tweet
NY Jets backup quarterback Greg McElroy chooses to be brave instead of smart about concussion symptoms, could have been tragic anydailynews.com Dec 28, 2012There is a special dimension of the bizarre reserved just for the Jets. If there were any doubt about that, it was erased when Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and uttered the phrase, “You’re not going to believe this one,” at the Jets’ training facUpvote Share TweetNew York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff is retiring following Sunday’s season finale against the Buffalo Bills. It marks the end of his 30 years coaching in the NFL where he’s been highly regarded as one of the most innovative special teams coUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: RG III Best Of The Best?Dec 28Episode 240: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Redskins coach Mike Shanahan comments on RG III. Steve Young breaks down which quarter in the AFC needs home field advantage the most. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.
Health of the Game: Darrelle Revis' knee surgeryDec 28Andrea Kremer chronicles New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis' ACL surgery in this exclusive report.
'Playbook': Are New England Patriots built for playoff success?Dec 28Can the New England Patriots make a deep run in the playoffs? Our analysts discuss why the Patriots' rush offense will play a major role in their success.
'Playbook': Miami Dolphins vs. New England PatriotsDec 28Can the Miami Dolphins pull off an upset in Foxborough? See why one of our analysts thinks the Dolphins' improved running game will help them compete and keep it close on Sunday.
Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17Dec 28In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL recordsDec 28Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picksDec 28The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.