Rex Ryan and Bart Scott Let Loose, Talk Obama, Goodell, Tebow


Rex Ryan had an initial vision for the New York Jets’ style and scheme. It’s now being remade with help from Tony Sparano and from knowledge gained in Rex’s three years of coaching.

In an interview with ESPN New York, Rex talked about Tim Tebow and Stephen Hill: “I’ve been really impressed with our draft picks…” “The strange thing about that is Tim has great touch and accuracy on the deep ball, and that’s probably the hardest one to throw”, “Tebow put it on him (Hill) today for another 70-yard or something touchdown” “The thing that I’m impressed with most about Stephen Hill, um, isn’t the fact that he runs the 4.2 and 6’5″, but it’s the way he gets off the press. Normally, when guys come into this league, that’s what they struggle with…he does some things naturally that I’m impressed with.” I still maintain that Tebow was added because he averaged 5.4 yards per carry last season – albeit with different blocking – and the Jets averaged 3.8 yards per carry. Tebow adds new plays to throw at defenses, and new ways of getting chunks of yards and running down clock. It’s also interesting that Stephen Hill worked in an offense at Georgia Tech that almost always went deep when it did throw, and that seems to be where Tebow is most accurate. That’s just something to ponder as Tebow’s role becomes more clearly defined (it may be bigger than Brad Smith or Ronnie Brown’s; you could even see Tebow taking the ball on a reverse, then hurling it down field).

Bart Scott made some quotes about President Barack Obama and Roger Goodell. In response to Goodell’s dissatisfaction with the Pro Bowl, he said “It’s an All-Star game, it’s not about the game it’s about the festivities. It’s about the fans being able to get close to the players and be there during the week to see the events they do. The game is just a cherry on top. What are you going to put on the line for it? Who wants to get hurt the last game of the season and spend their whole vacation rehabbing? What do you expect? It’s about the festivities.The Pro Bowl was before his reign and will be after his reign, it’s not up to him to cancel the Pro Bowl. It’s tradition. You can improve on the festivities or the weekend.” He said of Obama swiping Bart’s line “Can’t wait!”: “Barack Obama stealing my ‘can’t wait slogan’ on his website. I ain’t going there. You trying to get me audited?”

He was then asked if the campaign had asked permission to use the slogan. “I’m not answering any of those questions. I’m not having the men in black show up at my place,” Scott replied, referencing the Secret Service. Bart Scott claims he has trademarked the phrase.

For the record, – if I post something cutesy or seemingly biased NFL article that involves political figures – anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I refuse to vote for either Obama or Romney, and that I’m content to try to destroy this race for my amusement because it’s hard to take the candidates seriously. I have no legitimate dog in this fight.

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