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ganggreen2003 Icon : (21 April 2015 - 07:52 PM) Week 5 Bye after the London Game against the Dolphags
NJAzrael71 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 09:17 AM) Rivers is likely going to Tennessee. Would LOVE to have him here but we likely won't make the trade. I'd easily give this year and next year
NJAzrael71 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 09:17 AM) 's first rounder for him
azjetfan Icon : (22 April 2015 - 11:03 AM) IMO that's a steep price. I would swap this years first and a conditional 1st next year. Assuming we make the AFC Championship. That would be a 28-32nd pick. Otherwise a second.
MikeGangGree... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 01:07 PM) Yes 2 1st is a lot
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 01:10 PM) draft is next week, pumped
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 03:02 PM) What are thoughts on getting a RB in round 1? McShay's newest mock has us taking Gurley at 6. I don't think we should take him that high, but if we trade down and he's available I'd love to snag him, ACL and all. He's got an unreal skill set that, once healthy, will translate readily to the NFL. We're not getting a QB this year without paying a king's ransom, and unless we pay a ransom for a top guy I say ignore QB. I don't want us to take a Hundley or Petty type in the 2nd or 3rd round when we need other pieces (edge rush, OL)
azjetfan Icon : (22 April 2015 - 03:09 PM) We can probably get Gordon in the second. I would pass at 6. If QB is not available a pass rusher will be. Our biggest needs are QB Pass rusher and Oline.
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 03:34 PM) any thourghts on shane ray? i see a lot of mocks have us drafting him
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 04:35 PM) last one i seen had us taking cooper, a RB, and hundley for our 1st 3 picks. not thrilled about that
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 04:38 PM) I don't like Gordon much. Not much of a receiver or blocker, ball security issues, tries to bounce outside too much, stuffed frequently. Gurley is in a league of his own
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 04:39 PM) Ray is pretty highly regarded. I'm betting he, Dupree, and Gregory will be our best options as well as edge rushers at 6, but I think that's too high for any of them
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 04:43 PM) Personally love Cooper, I know WR isn't our biggest need but he may be the most NFL ready guy in the Draft. If we stick to the 6th pick and Fowler, Beasley, and Mariota are gone, Cooper is the guy to get. I'd even take him over Beasley
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM) i don't mind cooper. decker isn't number 1 IMO and marshall is expensive and getting old
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM) and we never draft a WR high
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM) but o-line and QB are huge needs. i wouldn't take o-line 6th overall, but i think our 2nd or 3rd should be o-line
Jetsfan115 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 05:46 PM) we need an OLB as well. if we don't land a QB i'd like to see OLB adn O-line with 2 of our top 3 picks
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 08:16 PM) I agree on Deck, not a true #1 and he's had a checkered history with injuries. Marshall has 2, maybe 3 productive years left, which is why Cooper is an option
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 08:17 PM) And I agree with you on edge rusher & OL being bigger needs, but there really isn't a lineman I'd take at 6
Chadforpresi... Icon : (22 April 2015 - 08:19 PM) So the way I see it, assuming Winston and Mariota are taken when we're at 6, that Fowler and Cooper are our best choices, and I'd be stunned if Fowler drops. I wouldn't be surprised (or upset) if we land Cooper
NJAzrael71 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 08:47 PM) Apparently Tennessee wanted both of Cleveland's #1's and their 2nd rounder to move up to the #2 spot to get Mariota. Still think two 1st rounders are too much for Rivers? He makes us instant contenders and if we make a deep playoff run, it would really be this year's 1st and what equates to basically a 2nd rounder next year.
If not, get Cooper in the 1st and then grab Hundley in the 2nd and O-line in the 3rd.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:05 PM) I wouldn't be upset with Cooper, hes a stud
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:06 PM) Not sure about Ray. Dupree is rising on the draft boards, ridiculously athletic for his size
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:07 PM) Dupree is 6'4 270 and has a amazing get off and runs a 4.5
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:09 PM) Problem is he doesn't have big sack numbers in college, I rather draft a productive guy high
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:09 PM) Vic Beasley is insanely athletic as well and was hugely productive in college, good bet is that Beasley will be a 10+ sack guy in the NFL
NJAzrael71 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:12 PM) Beasley should be a stud but he gets caught up hand fighting if he doesn't beat his guy quickly. He'll likely end up as an OLB but we'll see
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (22 April 2015 - 10:15 PM) He'd be a good fit in our defense, because we could use that speed guy on the outside
Chadforpresi... Icon : (23 April 2015 - 06:27 AM) I'd love Rivers, but we should be able to get him without paying 2 first rounders
Chadforpresi... Icon : (23 April 2015 - 06:29 AM) Lot of buzz about Dupree going top 10, most mocks I see have us getting either Ray or Dupree at 6. I prefer Dupree, like you said insane athlete for his size
Chadforpresi... Icon : (23 April 2015 - 06:30 AM) I like Beasley as well but I have a strong feeling Washington will snag him. But he is a small dude, it'd be nice if he'd add some bulk (in Clemson reportedly played around 230)
Chaos Icon : (23 April 2015 - 10:11 AM) @ArifHasanNFL

.@LanceZierlein says on http://sports790.com that Shane Ray will need surgery on foot, 5 months recovery. "Could drop out of first"
Chaos Icon : (23 April 2015 - 10:14 AM) this should change up the top 10
Chadforpresi... Icon : (23 April 2015 - 12:16 PM) Damn that's big. If he drops out of round 1 that could be a massive bargain for whoever gets him round 2. Dupree now looks more like the edge rusher we'd get at 6
MikeGangGree... Icon : (24 April 2015 - 09:40 PM) TEH RANGERS
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Jetsman05 Icon : (Yesterday, 06:58 AM) Vic Beasley is all speed. No moves, no power. Straight up the field. Could have some big games, then nothing in the next
Jetsman05 Icon : (Yesterday, 06:59 AM) If we don't get Mariota, we should be looking at Schreff or trading down, IMO.
Jetsman05 Icon : (Yesterday, 06:59 AM) A lot of good edge rushers in this draft... I wouldn't want to take Dupree that high.
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Rex Ryan Article "The Mad Scientist"

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:50 AM

ScOWINGS MILLS, Md. - Rex Ryan's players call him The Mad Scientist, a reverential reference to his creative, blitz-oriented defensive scheme, but as he was racing to BWI Airport last Sunday for his interview with the Jets, Ryan was feeling the pressure instead of applying it.

The Ravens' defensive coordinator was late for his meeting with the Jets contingent, which included owner Woody Johnson. It wasn't Ryan's fault - he got held up in an earlier interview with Rams officials - but he still didn't want to taint their first impression of him.

"I was going crazy," Ryan told the Daily News Thursday at the Ravens' headquarters, where he was preparing for the AFC Championship Game Sunday against the Steelers. "I was like, 'I can't believe I'm going to have to show up late.' I remember calling my wife as I'm going, panicking, like, 'Golly, the owner's here. Woody Johnson is here. There's no way he's going to still be there when I get to the interview.'"

Johnson waited. And now the entire organization appears willing to wait for him.

From all indications, the Jets are mad about the Mad Scientist, the odds-on favorite for their head-coaching job. If the Ravens' improbable playoff run ends in Pittsburgh, Ryan could be named next week as Eric Mangini's replacement. By rule, the Jets can't make an offer until the Ravens' season is over.

"It was great," Ryan said of his five-hour sitdown with the Jets, which took place in an airport conference room.

If Ryan lands the job, it will be the culmination of a lifelong dream. The son of coaching legend Buddy Ryan, a defensive mastermind who popularized the intimidating, pressure-based "46 Defense," Rex grew up in football. He served as a ball boy with the Vikings and Bears (two of his dad's former teams), doodled plays in his notebook during high school English classes and leaped into the coaching profession as soon he graduated from college.

"It's like any father-son deal; I inherited my father's business," said Ryan, whose twin brother, Rob, is the Browns' newly hired defensive coordinator under Mangini. "That gave me a leg up on most people. I'm 46 years old, and I've been coaching football or learning about football almost all of my life."

Ryan, in the words of former Ravens coach Brian Billick, is "just a ball coach." In other words, he isn't one of those slicked-back, smooth talkers from the corporate coaching factory.

Much like his father, Ryan isn't shy about speaking his mind. When a reporter mentioned how the Ravens struggled last week against the Titans' Chris Johnson, who rushed for 72 yards in the first half before leaving with a sprained ankle, Ryan fired back.

"I read all the experts say we would've given up 150 yards, but, remember, he never finished the game for some reason," he said, smiling. "Whatever that reason is, they can cry all they want. Who cares? We're here. We're still playing, and they can watch us."

The always-guarded Mangini never displayed that kind of bravado. The Ravens love that about Ryan, who is so respected among the players that he earned a spot on the defense's new T-shirts. They are charcoal-gray with "Organized Chaos" emblazoned across the front - a reference to Ryan's unpredictable but often lethal game plans. On the back, there's a list of every player's nickname. The last nickname on the list: The Mad Scientist.

"Every week in our meeting, it's like, 'Who are we going to be this week, Mad Scientist?'" said former Giants cornerback Frank Walker, reaching into his locker and unfurling one of the new T-shirts. "It's like he creates us."

In four seasons under Ryan, the Ravens' unit has finished no lower than sixth in total defense. He has been blessed with exceptional performers - 11 Pro Bowl selections since 2005 - but the players credit his football acumen and passion for the game as big reasons for the sustained success.

Billick recognized that passion some 13 years ago at a football clinic in Toronto, where Ryan addressed about 10 coaches. Billick, who had seen Ryan speak to large groups, was amazed he was able to radiate the same enthusiasm to a tiny group.

"Whether it was two coaches or 2,000, his energy, knowledge and enthusiasm for the game were evident," Billick said in a phone interview. Billick never forgot that day. A few years later, in 1999, he hired Ryan to be his defensive line coach.

Ryan wasn't forced into coaching. In fact, his father wanted him and Rob to pursue careers in the food-service industry. Finally, Buddy relented. A few days before the twins graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State, Buddy bought an easel, rented a hotel room near their campus and gave them a two-day, crash course on the "46" defense. It was like hearing Einstein explain the Theory of Relativity.

"I knew Rex always wanted to coach," Buddy said in a phone interview. "He loved the game, even when he was a ball boy. Most of the ball boys were out there playing (around), but Rex was all business. He was watching great coaches coach."

Now the Ravens realize Ryan could be moving on. "He's definitely tradition-oriented and can step in anywhere right now and lead a franchise," safety Ed Reed said.

They're happy for him. But they'll miss the madness
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

Love it.
Sal Paolantonio commenting on the difference in the Ryan and Mangini atmospheres in the building:
"It's like going from Alcatraz to Dorney Park."

It is better to destroy than create what is meaningless, so the picture will not be finished.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:43 PM

Mike Leach is the mad scientist.

Cool article though.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:29 PM

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"I read all the experts say we would've given up 150 yards, but, remember, he never finished the game for some reason," he said, smiling. "Whatever that reason is, they can cry all they want. Who cares? We're here. We're still playing, and they can watch us."


I love this guy!


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In four seasons under Ryan, the Ravens' unit has finished no lower than sixth in total defense. He has been blessed with exceptional performers - 11 Pro Bowl selections since 2005 - but the players credit his football acumen and passion for the game as big reasons for the sustained success.


Now I realize he has good talent on that team, no question about it but I hear this kind of thing all the time about Rex. Yes their personnel is good but Rex is a beast!
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