December 2011 - New York Jets Wiretap
Dolphins Rule Out Reggie Bush
Dolphins running back Reggie Bush will miss the team's season finale against the Jets because of a right knee injury. Bush, who has enjoyed his first 1,000-yard season, suffered the injury last week in Miami's loss to New England. His average of 5.0 yards per rush is the highest for a 1,000-yard runner this year.
Revis Doesn't Buy Into Marshall's 'Jordan Rule' Claim
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has responded to criticism from Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who claimed the defender receives favoritism from the officials. Marshall said the "Jordan Rule" applies to Revis. He believes game officials don't call pass-interference or holding penalties on Revis because of who he is. "Just to speak on the 'Jordan Rule,' or whatever it's called, the Kobe Bryant rule, you know, both sides do things all the time," Revis said Thursday. "One thing that Brandon Marshall does on routes is pushes off, but I'm not going to use that as a throwback. It's just something I know in his game that he does." Revis believes Marshall, who has 76 catches for 1,164 yards and six touchdowns this season, should be the last player talking about extra contact. "Yes, I think Brandon is, by far, the most physical receiver in the league," said Revis, who stepped in front of a pass intended for Marshall and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in Week 6. "Like I said, we always have these matches and it's great. Even when I played him a couple of years ago when he was in Denver, (he was) a complete receiver. He can catch all the balls and run all the routes. He's just physical all the time."
Tomlinson: Miami Game Could Be Last
LaDainian Tomlinson is a free agent after this season and has acknowledged that the regular-season finale Sunday at Miami could be the last game of his career if New York does not make the playoffs. "There's definitely the thought that this possibly could be because you never know how things shake out," Tomlinson said. "For me, it just depends on the situation. I've said that before. I would love to keep playing, but if the situation is not right, then I won't. And this possibly could be my last game." Tomlinson signed a two-year deal with the Jets in 2010 after nine record-breaking seasons with the Chargers.
Marshall: 'Jordan Rule' Applies To Revis
Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis gets special consideration from officials. Marshall, still upset over the cornerback's interception returned 100 yards for a touchdown in Miami's 24-6 loss to New York in Week 6, said officials allowed the cornerback to play by his own set of rules. "My technique could have been better, but at the same time, I think they gave him the Jordan Rule," Marshall said. "You get a little close to Michael Jordan, they're going to call a foul. It works that way in football. Some guys, they're scared to throw the flag. ... He may be getting that rule."
Sanchez: More Success On The Way
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, coming off two poor outings in a row, insisted Tuesday that he's not fazed by negative criticism and predicted better days ahead. "I'm not here to defend why I should be the quarterback," Sanchez said in his weekly appearance on 1050 ESPN Radio. "I think when it comes to work ethic and things like that, the people in the building know how hard I work and how much I care about playing here, how much I love this team and franchise." Sanchez received a strong vote of confidence Monday from coach Rex Ryan, who reiterated that Sanchez remains his long-term quarterback and that he has no interest in Peyton Manning -- if Manning were to become available in the offseason. "He has seen flashes of a great quarterback in me, and he's also seen some bonehead mistakes," Sanchez said of Ryan. "When he's talking about being a great quarterback, that just means being consistent. That's what I'm striving for. All that stuff is in the near future and I'm working toward it every week. "It's a steady improvement and it does take time, but I'm trying to expedite that process and move things along as swiftly as possible. It's a process but I'm learning a lot on the fly. In these first three years, we've had some amount of success, but there's more success on the way. I know it."
Rex Ryan Backs Sanchez, Schottenheimer
Despite a poor performance against the Giants on Christmas Eve, Jets coach Rex Ryan has come out in support of quarterback Mark Sanchez and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. "I have a huge amount of confidence in both guys there's no doubt," Ryan said. "I've stated over and over my feelings about Mark Sanchez. And I've said it before, no quarterback is going to look great when that's all you do and you fall behind. It wasn't Mark's best day by any stretch of the imagination, but we know he's done it." Then Ryan turned to back his offensive coordinator. "As far as Brian Schottenheimer goes, shoot, we'll just keep working side by side and shoulder to shoulder," Ryan said, "and we're trying to find a way to beat Miami."
Jets Could Fire Schottenheimer After Season
Following their loss to the Giants on Saturday, the Jets are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time under coach Rex Ryan. The New York Post wrote on Monday that there's a good chance the fall guy could be offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, whose contract runs through the end of the 2013 season. The Jets rank 27th in the NFL in total offense.
Report: NFL Won't Probe Jacobs-Ryan Confrontation
The NFL will not look into the altercation between Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and Jets coach Rex Ryan after Saturday's 29-14 Giants victory in the battle of crosstown rivals. Jacobs and Ryan exchanged heated words on the field after the final whistle, with Jacobs reportedly telling Ryan, "Time to shut up, fat boy!" among other choice bon mots. Ryan was fined $75,000 by the NFL for a confrontation with a fan at halftime of the Jets' 37-16 loss to the Patriots in Week 10.
Jets Reportedly Losing Confidence In Sanchez
The Jets are reportedly considering whether or not they have their franchise quarterback on their roster. Mark Sanchez struggled mightily against the Giants on Saturday in a must-win game. He completed 30 of 59 passes for 258 yards with one touchdown to two interceptions. He also took five sacks -- one of which resulted in a safety with the Jets trailing by six in the fourth-quarter. A league source told Pro Football Talk that the Jets are beginning to realize that Sanchez, whom the team drafted with its first-round pick in 2009, might not be their guy.
Jacobs, Rex Ryan Trade Words
The Giants and Jets continued to trade words after Saturday's game at their shared home in New Jersey. Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and Jets head coach Rex Ryan exchanged words on the field after Jacobs helped lead his team to a 29-14 win. "We had a private conversation," Ryan said. "That's all I'll leave it as. He doesn't like me. I respect him, but I couldn't care less about him." Jacobs said he had an exchange with Ryan after the game in which the coach approached him, used an expletive and said, "Wait till we win the Super Bowl." Added Jacobs: "And I told him I'll punch him in the face." Jacobs told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio in an interview on the field right after the game that Ryan "is a very disrespectful (b------)." "I'm glad we came out here and gave it to him," Jacobs said. "I wish I got a chance to go over there on that sideline. He is disrespectful. I understand why (offensive coordinator Kevin) Gilbride and (Ryan's) pop (Buddy Ryan) got into it a long time ago because they all talk too much."
Jets Put Curtains On Super Bowl Logos
The Jets fired a final shot at the Giants on Saturday before their game at their shared stadium.
Santonio Holmes Fined For Celebration
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was fined $7,500 by the NFL on Friday.
Revis Snaps Back At Giants Receivers
Darrelle Revis had his opportunity of Thursday to snap back at Giants receivers who had taken shots at him.
Mark Sanchez Says Neck Is 'A Little Sore'
The team has all but acknowledged that Mark Sanchez is dealing with a pinched nerve in his right shoulder/neck area.
Rex Ryan Ready For Blame If Jets Fall
Jets coach Rex Ryan is ready to take the blame if his team falls to the rival Giants this weekend.
Kiwanuka Fires Back At Rex Ryan
Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka quickly fired back at Rex Ryan after the coach of the Jets declared his team the best in New York.
Rex Ryan: Jets 'Better' Than Giants
Jets coach Rex Ryan delivered the first public shot at the Giants, his team's opponent this weekend, on Monday.
Jets Make Minor Changes To Sanchez's Contract
The Jets moved $525,000 of Sanchez's 2011 base salary, originally $14.75 million, to 2013.
Burress Credits Vick For His Successful Return
Jets receiver Plaxico Burress credits Eagles QB Michael Vick for his successful return to football this season.
Vick Misses Practice With Sore Ribs
Sore ribs kept Michael Vick out of practice on Wednesday.
Ryan Upset With Greene's Third Touchdown
Rex Ryan didn't want the Jets to have to cover another kick and play another defensive series.
Sanchez Vows To Be Serious During Playoff Run
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says he is adopting a new attitude for the team's playoff run.
Tomlinson Returns After Missing Two Weeks
LaDainian Tomlinson was back in the lineup for the Jets on Sunday after missing two weeks with with a sprained knee.
Jets' Defense Examining Reasons For Late Game Failure
The Jets are one of the better defensive teams in the NFL, but haven't been as good as the game progresses.
L.T. Feeling 'Fresh' At Practice
LaDainian Tomlinson said he felt fresh after practice on Thursday.