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Jets already targeting Patriots

Rex Ryan already has his sights set on beating the New England Patriots, saying he’s always “dreamed of coaching” a team like his 2014 squad (Post, July 24).

“When you look at New England, New England’s won this division 10 out of the last 11 years, and quite honestly, [Tom] Brady wasn’t the quarterback the year they never won it [Matt Cassel, 2008],” Ryan said of his goal to topple the Pats. “So we know who the team to beat is, and no offense to Miami or Buffalo, but the team to beat is New England. We always try to line up to beat the best, and we know certainly in our division, historically over the last 10 years, that’s been New England.”

Ryan already feels they’re ahead of the game from last season after just one look.

“We’re a zillion miles ahead of where we were at this time last year,” Ryan said. “We’re further along with this team than I have been with any other team.”

But he’s not so quick to give this squad the honors of being better than the 2010 team that knocked the Patriots 28-21 to get to the AFC Championship Game – at least not yet.

“I’m not saying it was better than that team,” Ryan said. “I’m not saying that yet. The proof will be in the pudding. What I’m saying is further along, will we be better than that team? Man, I’d love for that to happen.”

Still, after three years out of the playoffs, Zach Sudfeld says Ryan remains realistic about his expectations for the team.

“We got a long way to go, we have to just continue to improve every day, but you know that he believes in this team, that we can take it all the way.”

While Ryan and his team stay in touch with reality, the reality is, they’re gunning for the playoffs not only for themselves, but for their fans as well.

“Well I think we want it for every reason known to man,” Ryan said. “Yeah we want it for us, but we also want it for our fans. We know it’s been a long run. Guys who have been here with me the whole time are like, ‘Man, we got to get back in,’ and you feel that, when you’re not in the playoffs it gets at you. … We want it more than anything for the people that have been there for us throughout this whole time. Whether it’s our fan base, whether it’s other people as well. That drives us. I know it drives me.”




107 comments
jsadolph
jsadolph

It's nice having a QB that can throw a screen.

Bytor
Bytor

@tsjc68 fyi, I don't know if everyone is seeing this but your posts of tweets have a page and a half of white space under them.

jetlife
jetlife

@tsjc68 I don't like Eric Allen's tweeting style.  Those seem like they should be two different posts. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan

This is totally the year the Dolphins break out and win the division, guys.  I can feel it.


Sincerely,

Hank from Naples

jetlife
jetlife

@Brendan I think Joey needs to take notes on how to PROPERLY post multiple times in the same thread.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan 

I think we should hold out Barnes till the 2nd or 3rd preseason game.  No need to rush him.  Don't need to show all our cards all at once. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

Is Nick Bellore wearing short shorts?

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Bytor @tsjc68 That happens to me on tsjc68's twitter stuff for me all the time until i refresh the page.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bytor @tsjc68 Huh.  I don't see it, and I generally only see that on Joey's posts.  Not sure what's going on there.

Brendan
Brendan

@bob It's just too bad the Jets don't get to play them while this guy is in the lineup. 


NFL scheduling idiots strike again!

Brendan
Brendan

@jsadolph They're definitely easing him along. Numbley commented later that it's obvious that the conditioning isn't there yet, so he'll need at least a few weeks. 

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@tsjc68 

That's a gang affiliation, pulling up one leg of your shorts so you can see your nut sack.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Brendan @bob That's what I was thinking. THSofA lining up against this line would be fun to watch.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@Brendan @bob 

Most years it seems like we've got a bunch of division games right out of the gate.  This year, we don't play a division opponent until week 7.  And it's the Pats on a Thursday night, which has typically been the kiss of death.  There's nothing worse than trying to go to sleep after a 43-3 blowout.

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @jsadolph Not like we don't have enough depth to bring him back slowly. I don't care what he does, as long as he ends the season healthy (and productive). 

juunit
juunit

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @tsjc68 

There's actually a game where if you trick someone into looking at your nut sack, you get to knee them in the ass. Different nut sack positions are worth different amounts of knees to the ass. I'm drawing a total blank on what people call the game though. I keep thinking Roshambo, but I know that's not it.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @jsadolph 

When you throw behind your receiver, then it gets tipped, bad things are going to happen.

That and J.J. has some of the longest arms in the league or that's how it seems.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @jsadolph

Even if Watt hadn't have tipped it, it still looked behind the spot Kerley was running towards.

Brendan
Brendan

@Ceifus Hornswoggle Miss Browner's suspension, miss Pouncey's injury (and his laughable replacement). 


If Brady gets hurt in Week 6 we'll know the Football Gods have finally decided to stop screwing the team, though. 

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 Just a good example of Sanchez throwing to where a receive is vs. where he is going. That pass should have been going right over Watt's head, or slightly over his other shoulder (which, if we're being honest, would've probably gotten tipped anyway). 

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@Brendan @Disgruntled Jets Fan


We face 5 HOF quarterbacks.  Is there good way to divide their appearances?

(Yes it sucks to face Peyton and Brady within 4 short days.)  We have to bring our A game quite often.