- 01/18/2011, 10:05AM ET
DetroitLions19 said 01/18, 10:05 AM
The Jets and their head coach, Rex Ryan have been getting a lot of criticism over the past week for the amount of trash talking that has been going on, but on hindsight, isn't this a good thing for the popularity of the NFL?
It has been a long time since there has been a divisional round matchup as hyped up as the recent one between the pats and jets, a rivalry that has gained heat over the past two seasons.
Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick have become rivals, whether Belichick agrees or not is besides the fact. Rex Ryan and his players have been able to hype up games recently because of their willingness to talk the talk, and then walk the walk.
No matter if you hate the Jets or not, you cannot wait to see what will come out of Rex Ryan's mouth at a press conference or out of Bart Scott's mouth after an emotional win.
I speak for many others when i say that I am looking forward to a super bowl in which the Jets and Rex Ryan partake in. Just imagine what he will say on media day and even after a possible win, i cant wait.
The Heater said 01/18, 11:49 AM
"No matter if you hate the Jets or not, you cannot wait to see what will come out of Rex Ryan's mouth at a press conference or out of Bart Scott's mouth after an emotional win."
Considering that I enjoy watching football and not Jersey Shore, I'm more concerned with the product that's on the field rather than the drama that takes place during the press conferences.
Goddell and the NFL have cracked down on players for off the field conduct to try to clean up the NFL's image. All the arrogance and trash talking (not just the Jets) during the playoffs hasn't helped things much. This was highlighted in the NFL's trash talking warning to teams on the eve of the divisional games
Rex Ryan and the Jets aren't creating the rivalries, I would argue they're taking away from them. The two AFC divisional games featured teams from the same division who split the regular season. All the trash talking was completely unnecessary as the rubber matches had already been set. Instead of hearing more about Dennis Byrd's emotional pre-game speech before the divisional game, we were forced to hear repeats of Bart Scott's uneducated post game rant.
DetroitLions19 said 01/18, 10:22 PM
"Rex Ryan and the Jets aren't creating the rivalries, I would argue they're taking away from them."
Your joking, right? You can't tell me that the patriots players arent marking their calendars for when they get to take on the Jets again. These guys hate each other more than ever and you saw that with the taunting after the win, e.g. Edwards flip and scotts rant.
Im sure goodell isnt happy about whats going on, but there is a huge reason he didnt suspend or fine anyone who said anything before the game, it brought more hype to the nfl's game.
I wanted to watch this game mainly because of the trash talking. I could not wait until Wes Welker went across the middle because i knew he would get rocked as soon as he did. The dude was basically asking to get smacked.
Yes, the jets may not be the most classy team in the NFL or the team that Goodell approves of, but i know one thing for sure, they bring popularity and hype to the NFL and that is one thing that will never be stopped by the commish.
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