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#1 dbatesman

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

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Rex Ryan on activating Jets backup QB Tim Tebow vs Patriots: 'People have played with cracked ribs.'

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November 23, 2012 11:26 AM

Rex Ryan maintained that it took 10 days for the Jets to find out that Tim Tebow suffered cracked ribs.

The Jets coach admitted in a conference call on Friday morning that he learned that his backup quarterback broke two ribs the day before the Jets’ 49-19 loss to the Patriots. Tebow experienced discomfort on Monday, which prompted the team's medical staff to take a MRI on Tuesday. So, nine days elapsed from the time that Tebow said he was hurt in a 28-7 loss in Seattle and the exact diagnosis was revealed. Ryan said that he didn't find out about the cracked ribs until Wednesday.

Ryan offered a curious explanation as to why decided to activate Tebow for the Patriots game. Tebow didn’t take a snap on offense or special teams in the blowout loss to the AFC East division rivals.

“I know Tim was cleared to play that game,” Ryan said. “He wanted to play… Obviously, if he was not cleared to play or if they thought he was in serious jeopardy to himself, then he never would have been activated. He never would have been cleared to play. Tim was cleared to play. He wanted to play. And that’s just the way it is.”

Ryan also said that he made it clear to special teams coach Mike Westhoff and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano that he didn’t want them to use Tebow unless it was an emergency.

“People have played with cracked ribs,” Ryan said. “It was told to me that he could play. But I wasn’t going to play him unless it was an absolute emergency. … It was never told to me that he could not play. It was just the opposite… that he could play. It was me that said, “No I’m not going to play him unless we absolutely have to. Tim came to me. He’s like, ‘I can play. I want to play.’”

“Again, it was something that I went in and absolutely said, ‘Hey, listen, I don’t want you to play him.’ I told that to Westhoff. I told that to Tony (Sparano). He was cleared to play, but I was not going to do it. I did not feel comfortable doing it. That’s the truth.”

So, why didn’t activate third-string quarterback Greg McElroy? He said that “we’ll see how the week progresses” to determine whether McElroy will be active vs the Cardinals next week.

“That’s something that I considered,” Ryan said about activating McElroy against the Patriots, “But like I said, (Tebow was) cleared to play. And you’re facing an opponent – it’s obviously the biggest game of the year. And Tim’s like ‘Hey I can play. I want to play.’ And he’s cleared to play. When you factor those things in, it’s like Hey, if we absolutely 100 percent had to have him, then I would have played him.”

“I’m not a doctor... but I’m a human,” Ryan added. “And that’s why I felt for him, but it was to the point where when the doctors are telling you he can play, the young man’s telling you he can play and knowing he was going to be in the role he was as the backup quarterback – he got reps the entire week – that was why I had him active.”

Ryan said a few times during the call that nobody knew the exact nature of Tebow’s injury until Wednesday.

“We knew he had sore ribs or whatever—but I don’t think anybody – not Tim or anybody else – knew the extent. When we looked into it further, that’s when we found out he had the cracked the ribs.”

“Now understand this – players can play with cracked ribs,” Ryan added. “A lot of them will take (pain killing) shots – numb it. I absolutely did not want us to do that…. He could have protected himself. And he could have played in that game. He absolutely 100 percent could have played in that game."


Fun thought experiment: try to diagram Rex's argument here.

1. Tebow was cleared to play and wanted to play
2. But Rex told Sparano and Westhoff not to use him except in an emergency
3. And he didn't activate McElroy because Tebow was cleared to play and wanted to play, and it's obviously the biggest game of the year
4. Anyway, Rex isn't a doctor, he's a human
5. The doctors said Tebow could play and Tebow himself said he could play and he got reps the entire week
6. Oh, and btw, no one knew his ribs were broken until Wednesday
7. Guys, players can play with cracked ribs
8. But there was no way Rex was going to make Tebow do that
9. But just FYI, he absolutely 100 percent could have

We all on the same page?
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This is like having a cat with leukemia.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

Ninja'd. I guess this will get merged with BD's thread, but I think my title is way better.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

I lol'ed
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

TWO AFCCLFTW REALITY DENIERS
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

Rex has lost it. He clearly was not paying attention and is reduced to CYA words.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

Rex was in Omar Minaya territory on this one.

Rex: Tim has cracked ribs and wanted to play. I said ok.

Q: Rex were you worried about his health?

Rex: Of course thats why I went to Sparano and Westhoff and said dont play him.

Q: But Rex you just said he could play

Rex: He wanted to play but I didnt want him to play

Q: So what if Mark got hurt or was ineffective

Rex: Tim would go in. Guys plays with cracked ribs all the time

Q: But you just said Tim wasnt going to play

Rex: NO I wasnt going to let Tim play

Q: So you had no backup today

Rex: What do you want me to say. He has cracked ribs. I didnt want to risk him. Thats a fine young man that needed to be there for the team..

Q: That doesnt answer the question about who would go in if Mark got hurt.

Rex: How many times can I say it. Tim would go in Its an emergency

Q: Even with the ribs?

Rex: Look we wont quit. This team has no quit. Bart Scott really needed to play more today. Thats on me.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Btw bad from on the title. There is only one Ribgate. ONLY ONE.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Rex was in Omar Minaya territory on this one.

Rex: Tim has cracked ribs and wanted to play. I said ok.

Q: Rex were you worried about his health?

Rex: Of course thats why I went to Sparano and Westhoff and said dont play him.

Q: But Rex you just said he could play

Rex: He wanted to play but I didnt want him to play

Q: So what if Mark got hurt or was ineffective

Rex: Tim would go in. Guys plays with cracked ribs all the time

Q: But you just said Tim wasnt going to play

Rex: NO I wasnt going to let Tim play

Q: So you had no backup today

Rex: What do you want me to say. He has cracked ribs. I didnt want to risk him. Thats a fine young man that needed to be there for the team..

Q: That doesnt answer the question about who would go in if Mark got hurt.

Rex: How many times can I say it. Tim would go in Its an emergency

Q: Even with the ribs?

Rex: Look we wont quit. This team has no quit. Bart Scott really needed to play more today. Thats on me.


The biased media strikes again. Reality denying Rex ruiners.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

In Rex's defense, are we entirely sure that Chewbacca is a wookie?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

In Rex's defense, are we entirely sure that Chewbacca is a wookie?


Cutting out Jar Jar doesn't make The Phantom Menace better.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

rex still thinks there is a decoy and preparation factor for "the weapon"

simple as that
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

rex still thinks there is a decoy and preparation factor for "the weapon"

simple as that


Yup.

Rex used a 4th round draft pick on John Connor because he saw him make ONE HIT on a highlight reel. He is dumb and sloppy, and guided by under-informed assumptions.

I thought Rex was an idiot savant at first, exhibiting heightened intelligence at designing the defense, and no intelligence at all in any other area... but now, I have as little faith in his defense as I do in Sanchez's ability to not turn the ball over.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

Wrecks Ryan.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Maybe Woody wanted him dressed to move the product...kind of like they used to do with the ladies on the Price is Right...

Still use ladies, right?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Wrecks Ryan.


AS LONG AS HE'S HANDSELECTING PLAYERS THIS FRANCHISE IS GONNA BE GOLDEN.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Wrecks Ryan.


looking more and more like Rex Kotite with every passing week.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

looking more and more like Rex Kotite with every passing week.


Its truly bizarre. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to anything this organization does. I've never seen anything like it. Herm was incompetent because he had no experience and the blunders resulted in it. We seem to be doing stupid sh*t on purpose with Rex.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Yup.

Rex used a 4th round draft pick on John Connor because he saw him make ONE HIT on a highlight reel. He is dumb and sloppy, and guided by under-informed assumptions.

It was a 5th rounder. No use making it worse than it already is.
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