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07:57 AM ET 09.10 | Reportedly lasting a couple of minutes, a Ray Lewis rant ripping the Jets sparked a new Week 1 rivalry. Lewis reached a point where he got fed up from all the Super Bowl talk coming from the Jets. This should increase the drama for the Ravens' season opener at the Jets on Monday Night Football. "We're talking about the Jets like we're talking about the Saints," Lewis said. ... Lewis cautioned the Jets, saying their chatter will only take them so far. "The game ain't played through tongues," he said. "The game is played when you buckle up your chin strap. So, all this pressure [Ryan] wants to put on his team, I hope they can cash the check that he writes." Ryan, who was on the Ravens with Lewis for 10 years before becoming the Jets head coach, said it "sounds like we got under Ray's nerves."

The Baltimore Sun

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September 10, 2010  08:00 AM ET

Yes... I will be watching.

September 10, 2010  08:03 AM ET

Ravens should be fine.

September 10, 2010  08:04 AM ET
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Think the Ravens will get this one....

I think so too, Chico - gonna come down to which QB handles the pressure better. Somehow I just don't see young Sanchez being that guy.

September 10, 2010  08:04 AM ET

Unless you are standing in front of Rex with a platter of food he'll get under anyone's nerves. What a pompous ****. GO RAVENS!!!

September 10, 2010  08:04 AM ET

like Flounder in Animal House... "Oh, Boy!!!!!!"

September 10, 2010  08:13 AM ET

This one comes down to QB play. The Ravens' secondary is questionable, but can Sanchez exploit it? Can Flacco move the ball against the Jets? Either way, if you're betting on the total points scored you should take the under.

September 10, 2010  08:18 AM ET

Can't wait to see the Jets start their title defense (Most Hyped Team) by actually playing football.

September 10, 2010  08:18 AM ET

Rex Ryan, you dolt
Blah blah blah blah, mouth wagger
has mispaced swagger

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September 10, 2010  08:25 AM ET
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This one comes down to QB play. The Ravens' secondary is questionable, but can Sanchez exploit it? Can Flacco move the ball against the Jets? Either way, if you're betting on the total points scored you should take the under.

Sounds right. I don't think Sanchez can handle the pass rush all day and the Raven's should win. If I had to bet (and I don't, but I would with your money) I'd take Baltimore. On the other hand, I don't know if Ryan can sound like a WWE wannabe all season? Maybe so, we'll see.

September 10, 2010  08:30 AM ET

It's never a good omen when the coach starts yapping his jowls.

September 10, 2010  08:36 AM ET
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I say the same thing about him.... I just don't see an NFL QB when watching him, or the development of one....I have been wrong before, but I just don't see it.... Both of these defenses are top tier, but the Ravens actually have an offense.

I didn't want to admit this (go steelers-anti raven/brown/bungle) but the ravens O maybe better than the D for the first time....ever

September 10, 2010  08:40 AM ET

The Jets just don't have the talent to sustain Ryan's braggadocio. The quarterback is very, very weak and in preseason they were not just beaten, they were manhandled by the opposition.

These guys will have a very, very hard time against talented teams.

September 10, 2010  08:45 AM ET
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The Jets just don't have the talent to sustain Ryan's braggadocio. The quarterback is very, very weak and in preseason they were not just beaten, they were manhandled by the opposition. These guys will have a very, very hard time against talented teams.

the formula can sustain the claim however...low tier qb + top tier D can produce a superbowl...rex has seen it first hand (blasted raven 2000 season) . all sanchez has to do is manage the game, and secure the ball (low int, fumbles) and they'll be in most games....(all this positivity from me for a non-steeler team makes me wanna puke.....Go steelers....better)

September 10, 2010  08:47 AM ET

Soon and I mean soon Rex is going to have to tuck his tail between his legs and realize he shouldn't write checks his **** can't cash.

September 10, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Rex Ryan just has a face begging to be bludgeoned

September 10, 2010  08:53 AM ET

I know that Rex Ryan talks his team up as part of his coaching style, motivation, or whatever; but there comes a time when it can be counterproductive. The last thing you want to do as a coach or a team is to wake up and anger a sleeping giant; and Ray Lewis and the Ravens defense is such a giant. Some times caution is a good thing. If the Jets lose, and especially if they are stuffed by the Ravens D, their bubble could burst very quickly.

September 10, 2010  08:55 AM ET

Sanchez is going to be picking grass out of his teeth all night.

September 10, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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the formula can sustain the claim however...low tier qb + top tier D can produce a superbowl...rex has seen it first hand (blasted raven 2000 season) . all sanchez has to do is manage the game, and secure the ball (low int, fumbles) and they'll be in most games....(all this positivity from me for a non-steeler team makes me wanna puke.....Go steelers....better)

Good point. Trent Dilfer had a few seasons under his belt and understood his role on the offense as a manager and stuck to the script. Sanchez is entering his second season, and probably still believes he has a lot to prove, which could mean he'll be willing to take more chances. We'll see how that goes for him and the Jets.

 
September 10, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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Can Sanchez handle the pressure of the hard knocks? Jets are over-rated and they are going down in week 1. The Jets will not be what they want to be.

No they are not. I seriously doubt they even make the play-offs let alone the Super Bowl. Too many egos and talents past their prime...sounds like the Redskins a few years ago, how did that work out? As for Sanchez he will need to take some monumental steps forward to lead them to the SB and I don't see that happening in only his second year.

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