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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 »

Rex Ryan: Bills will ‘build a bully’

Orchard Park, NY ( – 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 »

Rex Ryan’s actions tell the true story

By John McMullen, NFL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA ( – NFL coaches can be a lot like politicians when it comes to word play. That’s why when you really want to know what a mentor is thinking, you ignore the semantics — artful or not — and focus in on the actions. Understand, unless your Jay Gruden, NFL ... Read More »

Ryan: Vick to start over Smith at QB

Florham Park, NJ ( – Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the New York Jets on Sunday in Kansas City, not Geno Smith. Jets coach Rex Ryan announced his decision Monday, saying Vick gave the team a “spark” on Sunday after taking over for Smith, who threw three interceptions in the first 10:20 of the game. “I felt the ... Read More »

Geno’s best isn’t good enough for Rex

By John McMullen, NFL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA ( – Rex Ryan and the New York Jets got the “Good Geno” on Thursday night and it still wasn’t enough in a heartbreaking 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots.  Smith didn’t throw an interception for the first time this season, made good decisions throughout, and even used his mobility ... Read More »

Ivory, Smith lead Jets over Raiders

East Rutherford, NJ ( – Chris Ivory rumbled 71 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Geno Smith threw for a score, as the New York Jets began their season with a 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Smith connected on 23-of-28 passes for 221 yards and was picked off once. Ivory gained 102 yards on 10 carries ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: Jets, Ryan plan to spoil Carr’s Oakland debut

By Lyle Fitzsimmons, Contributing NFL Editor, The Sports Network New York, NY ( – New York coach Rex Ryan’s defenses have been anathema for rookie passers. But thanks to a Jets secondary that could most optimistically be labeled as “unsettled,” the fortunes for Oakland rookie Derek Carr as he approaches his maiden NFL voyage may be a little better. The ... Read More »