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Jets coach Rex Ryan mixed humor and defensiveness Friday reacting to Braylon Edwards' critical comments about his former team on SNY's GEICO SportsNite Thursday (McManus, Oct. 10).

Ryan took several questions about Edwards' comments before asking, "What was Braylon doing? Trying to get a full-time gig or something?"

But Ryan turned serious when asked about Edwards' assertion that Ryan's "ego" was getting in the way of the coach's ability to adapt. "It?s player over scheme so we?ll always do what maxes our abilities, the talent of our players," Ryan said. "Always have. I can agree with Braylon about a lot of things, but I?m 100 percent in disagreement with this one."

Tags: Braylon Edwards, jmcguire860, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Jerry McGuire
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I am happy to introduce a new weekly columnist for TheJetsBlog, Kristine Reese. ?Kristine writes about football in many places and you can find much of her work at Aerys Sports, a great site dedicated to women writing about sports. ?By way of introduction, a few months ago I started watching Erik Manassy's Spreecasts and was really impressed with Kristine Reese's level of knowledge of the Jets. ?She follows the team with more dedication and passion than most people I know and she's a fantastic writer. ?We're happy to bring Kristine aboard and hope you will give her a warm welcome! ?Be sure to follow Kristine on Twitter @KristineReese.

At the conclusion of OTA's Thursday, Rex Ryan revealed he was pleased with the team?s young up and coming receiving corps. However, GM Mike?Tannenbaum?could be on the lookout for another wide receiver to add to the group.

Tags: Braylon Edwards, Chad Ochocinco, Media, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Terrell Owens, wide receivers, Adam Rotter
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For the next couple of weeks I will try to go over the holes that this team has going into the NFL Draft with their options on how to deal with it along with how I think they should approach it

The Problem:?During the 2011 season the Jets struggled to get their passing game going. They finished the season 21st in passing offense, their best receiver, Dustin Keller, finished with a total of 815 yards, and Santonio Holmes struggled to get separation for most of the season, finishing with just 654 yards. Although, Santonio has the ability to be a threat on the fly pattern, overall his real strength is that slant pattern that he did so well during the 2010 season. But for that to work the Jets need to sign a credible deep threat next to him to take opposing defenses away from Santonio a little. The Jets thought Plax could be that guy, but he was not, and now they need to find a deep threat that defenses have to game plan for.

Tags: Braylon Edwards, Main Page, michael floyd, New York Jets, santonio holmes
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Remember those last days of school before a big vacation? Those were the days before the holidays or summer, where you reported to class but were too excited to focus on anything else but the anticipation of what was to come. Following Monday?s speculation that the lockout just may be coming to an end, an entire nation of football fans are experiencing that feeling again.

But with a return to football comes an abrupt and intensely condensed free agency period. For the Giants, many current players (on the roster in 2010) are not far from certain to return. TE Kevin Boss and HB Ahmad Bradshaw should be relatively easy to woo back into a blue jersey whenever signings are sanctioned. Equally likely is the departure of veteran DT Barry Cofield. Cofield?s talent is certainly welcome, but his price tag may just be deemed expendable due to the arrival of rookie Marvin Austin.

A handful of expected, and likely unexpected, free agent targets from other organizations are sure to hear from Jerry Reese shortly. One or more of these targets could very likely be a wide receiver.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Braylon Edwards, Derek Hagan, Domenik Hixon, New York Giants, Steve Smith, Victor Cruz
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Erik Manassy is a weekly contributor to TJB, and founder of Jets Twit, a site dedicated to Social Media and the New York Jets. ?Friend Erik up on Twitter (@e_man) and Bassett (@thejetsblog).
Tags: Braylon Edwards, Darrelle Revis, David Clowney, Kerry Rhodes, Links, Main Page, Mark Sanchez, News, Nick Mangold, This Week in Tweet, Adam Rotter
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