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Idzik Pleased With Performance of Ryan and Jets

Idzik Pleased With Performance of Ryan and Jets

nytimes.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 4, 2013
General Manager John Idzik had praise for the resilience of quarterback Geno Smith, the cohesiveness of the overhauled coaching staff and the leadership of Coach Rex Ryan.
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  • Richie Incognito's behavior cannot be tolerated in NFL

    Richie Incognito's behavior cannot be tolerated in NFL

    Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, long considered one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, so infuriated Texans defensive end Antonio Smith in the preseason that Smith ripped off Incognito’s helmet and swung it at him.
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  • In Bullying Case, Questions on N.F.L. Culture

    In Bullying Case, Questions on N.F.L. Culture

    nytimes.com Nov 4, 2013
    The unfolding saga between the offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins is forcing the league to start defining the gray areas between pranks and bullying.
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  • Picked-up pieces from 3rd quarter review

    Picked-up pieces from 3rd quarter review

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    Picked-up pieces from third-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 55-31 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers: 1. The Steelers had 20 rushes for 108 yards in the game, and 55 of those yards came on two carries -- Jonathan Dwyer off the left side fo…
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  • Jets address bullying issue in Miami

    Jets address bullying issue in Miami

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- With the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito controversy unfolding in Miami, the issue of bullying has become a hot-button issue in the NFL. Several Jets weighed in Monday, including quarterback David Garrard, who spent time with the …
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  • Philbin: Poor behavior 'will not be tolerated'

    Philbin: Poor behavior 'will not be tolerated'

    Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin went on the offensive Monday following the suspension of guard Richie Incognito for the harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin.
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  • Jets QB coach: Geno's future is bright

    Jets QB coach: Geno's future is bright

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan won't commit to quarterback Geno Smith beyond one week. Quarterbacks coach David Lee, however, sees a future with the New York Jets for the rookie. "I've had long enough to feel good about him and his future here with…
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  • Kellen Winslow suggests allergy medicine led to PED suspension

    Kellen Winslow suggests allergy medicine led to PED suspension

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    Kellen Winslow is back with the Jets after a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and he says he has an idea about what caused his positive test. According to the Associated Press, Winslow told reporters to…
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  • Manuel must prove mettle when Act 2 starts

    Manuel must prove mettle when Act 2 starts

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- If EJ Manuel's first five games in the NFL were an orientation, his next seven games will be an evaluation. The Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback -- the 16th overall pick in April's draft -- said Monday he has been cleared to play …
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Andy Reid, Week Nine Sunday recap

    PFT on NBCSN: Andy Reid, Week Nine Sunday recap

    The Chiefs moved to 9-0 on Sunday with a victory over the Bills and Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will be talking about the league’s only team without a loss. And we’ll be doing it with their head coach. Andy Reid will join the program to talk about what h…
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  • Junior College Player Throws Down Incredibly Filthy Putback Dun…

    Junior College Player Throws Down Incredibly Filthy Putback Dunk

    deadspin.com Nov 4, 2013
    Meet Javonte Douglas. He's a 6-foot-7 sophomore who plays for the Central Florida Patriots, and he can jump really, really high. Like, "Hey look, my head a solid foot above the rim right now" high.Read more...
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  • Dolphins sign Marlon Moore in advance of the circus

    Dolphins sign Marlon Moore in advance of the circus

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    Hey everybody, look over there. While a full-blown media circus is about to break out at Dolphins camp over the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito bullying story, they took the opportunity to sneak in a roster move before practice. The team announced they…
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  • Revis tells fan on Twitter he’d rather be rich and winless

    Revis tells fan on Twitter he’d rather be rich and winless

    Some things money can’t buy. Darrelle Revis is not among those things. Responding to a fan on Twitter this morning, the Buccaneers cornerback said he’d rather be richer and winless than still be a member of the 5-4 Jets, via the New York Daily News. It …
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  • NFL trains players on being a good teammate

    NFL trains players on being a good teammate

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    It remains to be seen whether the situation unfolding with the Dolphins arose from one player making an abnormal reaction to normal interactions among teammates or whether the player in question was subjected to hazing that crossed the line into harassm…
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  • Mike Tomlin threatens (more) jobs after latest debacle

    Mike Tomlin threatens (more) jobs after latest debacle

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    After being embarrassed (again) yesterday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is threatening to make more changes to the lineup (again). This was in the wake of a 55-31 loss to the Patriots, in which they gave up the most points and most yards in franchise hist…
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  • Dolphins prepare for a big afternoon

    Dolphins prepare for a big afternoon

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    DAVIE, Fla. -- It’s going to be an interesting day at Miami Dolphins camp. The team is in the midst of internal turmoil following the situation involving starting right tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week. Martin’s representatives contac…
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  • Three months later, reaction to Riley Cooper still cool

    Three months later, reaction to Riley Cooper still cool

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    As a divide in the Dolphins locker room becomes more and more apparent, the Eagles are showing there is a way to move beyond, or at least pretend long enough to get by. Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper made people cheer for him yesterday, with a five-c…
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  • Doug Marrone not looking for silver linings in tough loss

    Doug Marrone not looking for silver linings in tough loss

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    The Bills defense held the Chiefs without a touchdown and their offense outgained the Chiefs despite playing with undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Tuel, who is, at best, their fourth choice for the quarterback job this season. A couple of turnovers were…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    RB C.J. Spiller gave the Bills offense more of what they’ve been looking for in Sunday’s loss. Former NFL G.M. Scott Pioli didn’t have much good to say about Dolphins G Richie Incognito on NBC on Sunday night. The Patriots didn’t bench RB Stevan Ridley …
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  • Up-and-down Jets are as up as they’ve been all year

    Up-and-down Jets are as up as they’ve been all year

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    The Jets are improving. Whether they show it depends on which week you’re watching. Their season has been an up-and-down proposition, with victories in the odd weeks and defeats in the even. The inconsistency has been no more clear than in the past eigh…
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  • Brady recaps 'Gronkowski effect'

    Brady recaps 'Gronkowski effect'

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 4, 2013
    On Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hooked up with tight end Rob Gronkowski for a regular-season best nine catches, including Gronkowski's first touchdown of this season. It was a vintage Gronkowski effort and one that reminded onlookers of why he…
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  • NFL morning after: Tom Brady is back

    NFL morning after: Tom Brady is back

    profootballtalk.com Nov 4, 2013
    Until Sunday, Tom Brady wasn’t just having a bad year. He was having by far the worst year of his NFL career. Heading into Sunday’s games, the list of quarterbacks who had a higher passer rating than Brady this season included Chad Henne, Matt Schaub, M…
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  • Upon Further Review: Bills Week 9

    Upon Further Review: Bills Week 9

    A review of four hot issues from the Buffalo Bills' 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: Hackett simplifies Tuel's reads: One possession after Jeff Tuel threw his game-changing pick-six, the Bills drove to the Chiefs' 36-yard line, facing a fourth-and-…
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  • Upon Further Review: Patriots Week 9

    Upon Further Review: Patriots Week 9

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A review of four hot issues following the New England Patriots' 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: The latest on the injury front: Four players didn't finish the game -- No. 4 receiver Austin Collie (knee), starting defensive e…
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  • Upon Further Review: Jets Week 9

    Upon Further Review: Jets Week 9

    ESPN.com Nov 4, 2013
    An examination of four hot issues from the New York Jets' 26-20 win over the New Orleans Saints: 1. A Sanchez-ian performance: Geno Smith's stat line (8-for-19, 115 yards) resembled something out of 2009, when the Jets micro-managed then-rookie Mark San…
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  • Day’s Best in the N.F.L.

    Day’s Best in the N.F.L.

    nytimes.com Nov 4, 2013
    The top performers and key injuries in Week 9 of the N.F.L. season.
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  • On Drew Brees hit during NY Jets win, Fox NFL analyst John Lync…

    On Drew Brees hit during NY Jets win, Fox NFL analyst John Lynch rips officials

    nydailynews.com Nov 4, 2013
    With the NFL changing its rules of engagement for defensive players, TV analysts have talked on egg shells while judging the legality of certain hits. Which leads to the following question: How would Brandon Meriweather, the Redskins’ safety and devotee…
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  • Video - When does bullying go too far? 04:27

    When does bullying go too far?

    Nov 4
    The "Total Access" crew discusses their experiences in the NFL and how locker-room culture can sometimes go too far.
  • Video - Incognito Suspended Indefinitely 02:19

    Incognito Suspended Indefinitely

    Nov 4
    Bob Holtzman breaks down the latest on the Dolphins' decision to suspend guard Richie Incognito indefinitely.
  • Video - No Place For Bullying In NFL 03:45

    No Place For Bullying In NFL

    Nov 4
    The "NFL Countdown" crew reacts to the situation in Miami regarding Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin.
  • Video - Disconnect In Miami 03:42

    Disconnect In Miami

    Nov 4
    The "NFL Live" crew reacts to Dolphins coach Joe Philbin's comments that he never saw any abuse committed by Richie Incognito toward Jonathan Martin.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: NFL personnel question 'coward' Jonathan Martin for not chall…

    Nov 4
    If the evidence is factual, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is a racist, a bully and one of the lower forms of life known to man. He's alleged to have sent racial slurs to teammate Jonathan Martin via text and voicemail and even gone so far as to threat…
  • The Highs, and Very Low Lows, of Week 9

    Nov 4
    After Week 9 wins, the Panthers and Jets are surprisingly prominent players in the playoff picture. (Mike McCarn/AP :: Ron Antonelli/Getty Images) I’m still trying to take it all in. We all are. What a day. What a night. In Houston, 52-year-old picture-…