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That huge sigh of relief you heard on Monday morning was emanating from Florham Park and it came from Rex Ryan. On Black Monday around the NFL, Ryan was not singing the same blues as seven of his other coaching brethren from around the league.
Rob Ninkovich appears to have avoided serious injuryUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetThe Patriots had a pretty successful day against the Dolphins on Sunday, shutting out the visitors from Florida 28-0 and getting tight end Rob Gronkowski some game action before the playoffs. The only black mark on the day was a hip injury suffered by d…
QBR: AFC East strugglesUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetIn non-Black Monday news, it was not a banner week for AFC East quarterbacks in the regular-season finale. Other than New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the quarterbacks struggled. Brady lead the AFC East once again with a 65.0 Total Quarterbac…Share TweetEarlier on Monday, we shared a quote from Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in which he said that he was going to keep his focus on the job he has “right now” in regard to queries about interest in head coaching vacancies. The phrasing wasShare TweetDarrelle Revis, out since Week 3 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said he would like to stay with the Jets for the long term.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetThe Bills already have fired their head coach, even though their G.M. said he was safe. Now, their G.M. may be in danger, grave or otherwise. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that team CEO Russ Brandon has traveled to Detroit to meet with owner Ra…
Patriots’ Ryan Wendell led the NFL in playing timeUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetIf you’re an NFL fan, you probably know who led the league in rushing yards (Adrian Peterson), receiving yards (Calvin Johnson) and sacks (J.J. Watt). But do you know who led the league in playing time? Probably not. And until this season, it was imposs
Reggie Bush: 'Hopefully I'll be back'Updated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetRunning back Reggie Bush isn't sure if he’s played his last game with Miami Dolphins (7-9). His two-year contract with Miami ended with Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New England Patriots. Bush, who led Miami in rushing with 986 yards, is
Jets hold nose, ask Giants for helpUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetPerhaps Jets owner Woody Johnson is finally interested in stealing something besides the back pages from the Giants. According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the Jets have asked permission to talk to Giants college scouting director Marc Ross for…Share TweetThe first two names have surfaced in the New York Jets' general manager search. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets are seeking permission to talk to San Francisco 49ers player personnel director Tom Gamble. The Jaguars also want to interview Gamble, …Share Tweet"Black Monday" has claimed plenty of head coaches, assistants and general managers around the NFL. But we have yet to hear word on New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. What's the holdup? Sparano reportedly will be one-and-done aft…
Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom GambleUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetAt the moment, Tom Gamble works for one of the league’s more stable franchises. The 49ers director of player personnel apparently will have a chance to fix two that don’t share that designation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that both the Jets and JaShare TweetThe rebuilding Buffalo Bills will not promote their new head coach from within. Former head coach Chan Gailey announced in his final news conference Monday that the Bills also fired his entire coaching staff. That means defensive coordinator Dave Wannst…
Chandler to have surgery next weekUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetBills TE Scott Chandler tore his ACL in the Week 16 loss to the Dolphins and was placed on injured reserve just days later. With the swelling now subsided Chandler has been scheduled for surgery. Chandler will have surgery to repair his torn ACL next we…Source: buffalobills.comShare TweetA miserable season hasn’t dampened Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez’s confidence. Sanchez told reporters today that after talking to head coach Rex Ryan, he’s as confident as ever that they’re going to build a great team together. “I had a good talShare TweetI noted in my Monday morning column today that it’s the worst day of the NFL year: Black Monday, when coaches and executives lose their job. This Black Monday is even crueler than most. Before noon, six NFL teams had fired their head coaches: The BillsShare TweetThe NFL's shortest player is also its winningest. Return specialist Trindon Holliday just completed a perfect regular season, 5-0 with Houston, 11-0 with Denver, and he joins an exclusive club featuring the rosters of the 1972 Dolphins and the 2007 Patr…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetDAILY REPORT —The Buffalo Bills ended their 2012 campaign with a 28-9 win over the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. WR Stevie Johnson further etched his name into the Bills’ record books by grabbing six passes for 111 yards on the day to becomeSource: buffalobills.comShare TweetThere hasn’t been too much speculation about big changes to the Dolphins organization this offseason and it sounds like there’s no smoke on that front because there’s no fire. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Monday that owner Stephen R
Jets postpone Rex presser, trigger collective “Hmmmmmm”Updated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetIf you take it at face value, the fact Rex Ryan isn’t talking today might mean nothing. But with the Jets, seldom does anything mean nothing. Ryan, who the owner has already said he would retain after the firing of general manager Mike Tannenbaum, had b
NFL Network Not Even Bothering To Spell "Jets" Correctly AnymoreUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetWhen you go 6-10 without once starting a competent quarterback, when your season is derailed by locker room backbiting and anonymous shit-talk, when your second-string QB generates the biggest awareness-to-playing-time ratio in football's history, then …Source: deadspin.com
Jets' potential GM candidatesUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetNow that Mike Tannenbaum is out as the Jets' general manager, ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini takes a look at some names that likely are on the team's radar. Jerry Angelo, former Bears GM -- A well-respected football man who built the Bears' 2006 Super Bo…
My thoughts on Wild-Card WeekendUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetUneventful Week 17? Nope. There were still playoff spots to be won, and history to be chased. And that was just one man. Peter King breaks down the wrap of the regular season.Source: CNNSI.com
Jets correct to fire Tannenabum, keep RyanUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetThe New York Jets are far from done. But their two initial moves were both correct. New York fired embattled general manager Mike Tannenbaum and retained head coach Rex Ryan on Monday. This pair suffered back-to-back non-winning seasons in New York (6-1…Share TweetBills RB C.J. Spiller squeezed in one more big play before the end of the season. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush wound up 14 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. The Patriots’ offensive line put together a stronger game than in recent weeks. Said Jets CB Antonio
Seven-step drop: Dolphins' futureUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetThe 2012 regular season is in the books. Here are seven notes and observations from Week 17: The finale was ugly, but fans should not be down on the Miami Dolphins. Miami didn't show up in a 28-0 loss to the New England Patriots. But this is a team that…Share TweetA year ago, Tim Tebow was a playoff-winning quarterback. Sunday, he was again reduced to a fan with a good seat, as his little-used year with the Jets ended in familiar fashion. He took one snap in Sunday’s finale, handed off to Joe McKnight, and then bShare TweetThe Jets will make many changes in the off-season, but the biggest question will probably be answered later Monday: whether Rex Ryan will return as coach.
Most Attractive Head Coaching PositionDec 31Tim Hasselbeck and Merril Hoge discuss which open head-coaching position is the most attractive and the least.
Historic Day Of Moves In The NFLDec 31Adam Schefter discusses the number of head coaches and general managers who have been fired.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17Dec 31Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Gailey out as Bills head coachDec 31Charley Casserly and Willie McGinest discuss the future of the Buffalo Bills after the firing Monday of head coach Chan Gailey.
Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…Dec 31Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17Dec 31What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck ruleDec 31The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.