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Rex Ryan foreshadows his plan in Buffalo

By John McMullen There are quite a few NFL teams who need a quarterback but this is not the year to find one. The free-agent market is headlined by names like Mark Sanchez and Jake Locker, while the draft has only two signal callers with first-round grades (Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota), and one of them is regarded as more ... Read More »

Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday’s deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher. Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now have until July 15 ... Read More »

Rangers remain hot, rally past Coyotes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Lee Stempniak’s second goal of the game, which came with 2:14 remaining, lifted the New York Rangers to a 4-3 come- from-behind victory over the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions. Stempniak’s two scores and Chris Kreider’s second power-play tally of the night enabled the Rangers to overcome a 3-1 ... Read More »

Jets part ways with Chris Johnson, retain Pace and Babin

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – After a disappointing season, the New York Jets declined Chris Johnson’s option for the 2015 season, allowing him to become a free agent on March 10. The Jets also exercised options on pass rushers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. Johnson, 29, signed with New York after six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. With the Jets, ... Read More »

Bills reach deal with Incognito

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to “build a bully” during his introductory press conference. The Bills announced Saturday that they have agreed to a deal in principle with controversial guard Richie Incognito on an undisclosed reserve/futures contract. Incognito, a 10-year veteran with 102 career starts to ... Read More »

Beckham Jr. sets 1-handed catch record

Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has set a world record for one-handed catches in a minute. Beckham caught 33 10-yard passes from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Thursday. Guinness World Records had set the benchmark in the newly established category at 10 catches, spokeswoman Jamie Panas Antoniou said. ... Read More »

New controversy at Super Bowl…Grass cut too high?!?!?

There has been another controversy developing after the Super Bowl as the Patriots crew is being accused of cutting the grass TOO HIGH giving the Pats an assist on that final interception…LOL…JUST KIDDING AROUND but maybe that would have been an easier pill for Seattle fans to swallow than living with that final play call. The Seattle Seahawks were a yard away from tasting ... Read More »

Jets name Gailey offensive coordinator

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets hired former NFL head coach Chan Gailey as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday. The move came six days after the Jets hired Todd Bowles as head coach amid a top-down overhaul following the firing of general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan last month. Gailey, 63, coached the ... Read More »

Spagnuolo reassumes role of Giants defensive coordinator

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants announced that Steve Spagnuolo has been hired as their defensive coordinator, the same position he held with the team from 2007-08. In both of his seasons leading the New York D, the unit finished top-10 in the league in yards allowed, and the Giants won Super Bowl XLII when they knocked ... Read More »

Rex Ryan: Bills will ‘build a bully’

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Rex Ryan was full of energy and passion during his introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Ryan made his presence felt immediately on Wednesday. “Is this thing on?” he asked, tapping the microphone, “because it’s getting ready to be on, and that’s the truth.” It didn’t take long for ... Read More »