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  • 01/18/2011, 10:05AM ET

The Jets and Rex Ryan are good for the NFL.

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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.


"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.


"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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Fair Enough I figured you would do this since you have no chance.

January 18, 2011  11:31 AM ET

Agreed

January 18, 2011  12:26 PM ET

Game got the highest ratings for a Divisional Playoff game in 14 years. The Jets may not be the NFL's sweethearts, but they sure spark intrigue. I can't be impartial because I'm a Jet fan, but I love what Rex Ryan does. Coaches and players give such robotic, predictable press conferences and interviews that I appreciate someone who's willing to tell it like it is.

January 18, 2011  01:06 PM ET
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Game got the highest ratings for a Divisional Playoff game in 14 years. The Jets may not be the NFL's sweethearts, but they sure spark intrigue. I can't be impartial because I'm a Jet fan, but I love what Rex Ryan does. Coaches and players give such robotic, predictable press conferences and interviews that I appreciate someone who's willing to tell it like it is.

Not surprising since it was 2 major TV markets (Boston/NY) and the fact that it was a rubber match. I doubt the trash talking/antics leading up to the game had anything to do with it.

January 18, 2011  10:15 PM ET
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Not surprising since it was 2 major TV markets (Boston/NY) and the fact that it was a rubber match. I doubt the trash talking/antics leading up to the game had anything to do with it.

are you kidding me, thats one of the main reasons i watched it because i wanted to see who would get lit up because of what they said

January 19, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Leaning left at the moment. Will check back in as the arguments continue.

January 19, 2011  08:48 AM ET

I can see how people would be annoyed with the Jets but I find it amusing. Why? Because it would be boring if everybody was the same. Ryan has made some good points actually along the way...like he's not there to kiss Bill Belichick's ring. Great attitude to have. I don't think the Jets are going to beat the Steelers but it should be a good game, and I'm looking forward to seeing Green Bay win the whole thing.

January 19, 2011  08:53 AM ET

THe NFL is just fine. They don't need narcissistic idiots talking ridiculous unfounded smack.

January 19, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Rex is one of the bigger blowhards the sporting world has seen in a while. My opinion is that people should actually win something before they talk so much trash and act so cocky.

January 20, 2011  08:11 AM ET

That game was the highest-rated NFL Divisional Playoff game in over 15 years, I believe. There's a reason for that. And another thing...skrew the Patriots. Bet people up there are still in shock. What a GREAT week this has been. Go Jets!!!!!

January 20, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Left, easily. And another thing, **** the Patriots. Woo haah!

 
January 20, 2011  08:13 AM ET

f-c-u-k the Patriots. Woo yeah!!!!!

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