Podcast: Bills at Jets Review Show


Join Daniel Feuerstein and Rick Laughland as they review the second game against an AFC East Division opponent as the New York Jets hosted the Buffalo Bills.



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The Rex/Idzik/Woody era needs to end now


Maybe this is the game where everyone’s frustrations need to come out and start screaming at the top of their lungs. Maybe this is the game where everything is not working and it’s time to say goodbye to everything that has happened to start this 2014 season. As of right now it’s not just good enough, but to be honest it’s disgusting and there is no way it’s going to get fixed.

Even when the Jets won their first game of the season, it was painful to see them execute and barely beat the Oakland Raiders, but the real misery started when they took a trip to Green Bay and after scoring touchdowns in their first three possessions in the first half; it all came crumbling down in the 2nd half.

Since then it’s been an absolute disgrace from the coaching staff on down. Quarterback Geno Smith has been terrible and sadly either lost focus or just throwing balls for the sake of throwing the ball and getting intercepted. When everyone thought the performance against New England improved significantly, this game against the Buffalo Bills was disgusting.

The defense has not been a top five defense and sadly for the architect in Rex Ryan, I bet he’s been crying on the inside when his secondary has been getting torched while his front seven who starts the game well, are getting shredded towards the middle to the end of the games.

While you hear the players love playing for Ryan at the moment they are not executing the plays. I’m not saying they aren’t working hard but right now the execution is not there and sadly it going to start imploding very soon before the bye week comes. Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to Ryan, but it’s not all his fault this season because the General Manager has failed him and the fans as well.

What is the plan of John Idzik for the New York Jets to become successful in a win now league that is the NFL? So far in two drafts the positives are Sheldon Richardson and Jace Amaro and trading for Chris Ivory during the 2013 draft. His free agents so far Eric Decker is a plus while Chris Johnson right now is looking like a bust.

For the first time in a very long time Idzik has put the Jets $20-$22 million under the salary cap and that is a good job by the second year GM but sadly this season he hasn’t done enough to make the Jets competitive, in fact he allowed a top cornerback to come to the training facility and let him leave to join that other New York Football team.

What is going on with this guy and why does he think doing things the Seahawks way is going to fix the Jets when they have to face a tough AFC season against top teams from within the AFC East? If Idzik is upset that he couldn’t pick his own head coach then putting Ryan towards the door and kicking him through it is not the answer to intentional sabotage the season.

Idzik sadly has failed this season and he should be fired for not using any of that $22 Million dollar Salary cap money to fix the secondary. While he made a smart and shrewd move to trade for Percy Harvin, he wasn’t enough to fix all the problems that were seen against the Bills.

Finally the man that oversees everything the Jets do is owner and the Band-Aid King in Robert “Woody” Johnson. He has shown to be a man that wants a quick fix and doing it in a cheap way, I understand he paid a lot of money to help build half of MetLife Stadium but it’s just not enough for the fans who paid more than double for tickets and the right to have those tickets with the PSLs.

It’s time for Woody to sell the Jets to an owner who truly wants to see this team earn victory. Look at the new owner of the Buffalo Bills in Kim & Terry Pegula who wanted to own this team after Ralph Wilson died and when he stepped up to the podium during his press conference showed his emotions with pride and happiness to keep the team in Buffalo, NY and making Western, NY proud of having a local guy keeping the team.


Rex has to go, Idzik has to go & Woody Johnson needs to sell the team to a man who truly gives a damn about the Green & White and all Jets fans.

Author: Dan Feuerstein
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Red Bulls win 2014 finale, Wright-Phillips Ties league record


This was the final game of the 2014 Regular Season as both the New York Red Bulls that won the Supporters Shield and Sporting Kansas City who won the MLS Cup Championship last season ended at the bottom of the playoff end this season, but for Sporting they looked to be losing more than just precious position they were losing bodies.

But the with the Columbus Crew winning their final game of the season to face the New England Revolution, the Red Bulls had to win to host this same side at Red Bull Arena a few days later as they took a 2-0 victory at Sporting Park. At the same time both goals were scored by Bradley Wright-Phillips who tied the league record with 27 Goals.

First goal came in the 15th with the Red Bulls taking the ball back after Jacob Peterson decides to fall down and get the foul, but instead the whistle stayed quiet. Eric Alexander makes a solid pass towards Wright-Phillips and with a little luck the defender misses it and a well taken shot inside the near post for #26.

The second goal from Wright-Phillips came in the second half as he converted his chance in the 70th minute. After chasing a looping ball from Roy Miller, he fights for it with Aurelein Collin and just inside the Kansas City area dribble to the middle of the field and converts a hard low roller for his 27th of the season and ties the League Record with Roy Lassiter & San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski

With twenty minutes of regulation time remaining along with four minutes of stoppage time, Bradley Wright-Phillips couldn’t get that third goal with two to three chances of putting it away. It was a heck of a ride for Wright-Phillips who became the first player in Metro/Red Bulls history to score 20 goals in a season and adding seven more to that record. He will get another chance in 2015, but we shall see what happens during the offseason if there will be some changes.

But for the Red Bulls they will head home to Red Bull Arena and host the Wild Card one and done game against this same Sporting Kansas City side who has done well on the road, but the last time came to Red Bull Arena suffered a 2-1 loss.

Author: Dan Feuerstein
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Podcast: Bills at Jets Preview


Join Daniel Feuerstein and Rick Laughland as they Preview the second game against their AFC Eastern Division Opponents as the New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.

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Kevin Klein’s OT Winner Rocks the Devils


It was another winner at the Prudential Center for the New York Rangers as it took overtime and a Kevin Klein snipe on short side of Corey Schneider at 2:42 into the extra period. It was a fantastic drop pass by Chris Kreider as he skated with the puck from center ice and into the Devils zone, but waited for Klein to get close and made the move.

But this game was a tale of two teams that used the power play to convert most of their chances to take a lead until that magic moment came from the red hot Rick Nash to tie the game in the 3rd period. At 14:32 of the 3rd Period Kevin Hayes took a hard rip after the puck was dug out of the near corner, which was saved by Schneider but the puck was loose in front of his pads. Nash dug it out and a flipped a quick backhander to tie the score at three a piece for his 8th of the season.

The start of the 2014-15 season for Nash has been amazing as he is sharing the top of the points leaders with John Taveras of the New York Islanders and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Every time Nash has the puck on his stick or when he is in perfect position to accept a pass, he can smack it home with ease and there are those who were waiting to see if he can have a season with the Rangers, like he did with the Columbus Blue Jackets in years past.

But the Devils had some good moments as well when Jaromir Jagr finally converted his first goal against Henrik Lundqvist to tie the score in the 1st period on the power play off a rebound and Adam Henrique gave the Devils a lead in the second period with his shot being screened by Jagr and Ryan McDonagh. It looked like the Devils were going to win the game with an early goal in the 3rd period by Jon Merrill, but Chris Mueller ripped a fantastic pass from Derick Brassard to cut the lead to 3-2 at 9:06 of the 3rd Period.

While Schneider had a good game for the Devils, so did Lundqvist, but tonight the Rangers needed an extra period to earn that second point and defeated the Devils at the Prudential Center as they ride a three-game winning streak to Montreal for an Eastern Conference revenge game at the Bell Centre after the Rangers went on a three game losing streak and coughing up six goals at the Garden against the Maple Leafs and Islanders.

AUTHOR: Daniel Feuerstein
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Podcast: Jets at Patriots Review Show


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Join Daniel Feuerstein and Rick Laugland as they review the AFC East divisional match-up as the New York Jets traveled up to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots.
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Rick Laughland on FOXSports Radio



Rick Laughland, who covers the Giants and Jets for FOX Sports, checks in with JT The Brick and Tom Looney to discuss Victor Cruz's injury, and why it doesn't spell well for the Giants. Rick tells us Rex Ryan would rather have Michael Vick start at QB, and that it's possible both New York coaches won't be back next year.


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Podcast: Jets at Patriots Preview Show

Join Daniel Feuerstein & Rick Laughland as they talk with Boston Sports Radio Station Patriots Reporter on WEEI.com Chris Price as the New York Jets travel to Foxboro to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their Thursday Night Football game on CBS & NFL Network





JETS AT PATRIOTS PODCAST
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Podcast: Broncos at Jets Review Show


Join Daniel Feuerstein and Rick Laughland as they review the big match-up as the New York Jets hosted Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos

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Explosive first half gives Red Bulls win over Toronto


With the playoffs looming and the New York Red Bulls needing all the points they can get, Thierry Henry and company hosted a Toronto FC side that continues to do the same thing they have done since their existence in MLS. 

The opening goal came in the 26th minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips getting his 25th of the season when Henry reclaimed the ball on an attempted clear and found Kosuke Kimura along the near side, a fantastic cross and Wright-Phillips turns the inside of his right boot and deflects the ball inside the net.

But more would come from unexpected players and one of those was Ruben Bover as he had a fantastic preseason but somehow couldn’t get the chance to crack the starting eleven. He finally got a chance to start as MLS gave a quick one game suspension to Peguy Luyindula who earned a yellow card for a foul in the Houston game last week.

Once again it would be Henry who saved the ball from a possible Toronto counter attack and he gets to the end line to create that opportunity. A nice cross that forced Joe Bendik to make a one handed save, but the rebound pin-balled to Bover who slot it home and finally celebrated his first goal in Major League Soccer.

Then the scoring ended with Dax McCarty putting in a fantastic deflection inside the near post in the 44th minute when Sam brings the ball towards the area and finds a streaking Wright-Phillips who you thought would bury the ball for No. 26 makes it into a pass for McCarty who scores.

Even though Toronto FC pulled one back, it was all over as the Red Bulls would earn the three points and now have two games left to cement their playoff position either in the Wild Card game or get to a higher position into the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

But as you discuss how great the Red Bulls played in this match, the real question is why does Toronto FC who always has great starts can’t finish the season in a great position?

Either it comes from the players on the roster or somehow there is internal turmoil from the front office and the coaching staff.

No one seems to know the real reasons for it, but that’s not the problem of the Red Bulls. Their next problem is the Columbus Crew next weekend as they need to make sure they have some distance from the yellow and black and try to get three points again at home.
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Podcast: Broncos at Jets Preview



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Join Daniel Feuerstein & Rick Laughland as they preview the next game on the schedule as the New York Jets host the Super Bowl Runners-Up at Met Life Stadium when the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning attempts to take down Dan Marino's Touchdown passing record.
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Nash's two goals lift Rangers to a win in season opener



When the league scheduled the start of the new season for the defending Eastern Conference Champion New York Rangers the first tough opponents for the team was flying to St. Louis, Missouri and taking on the Blues, but there were some tough questions to be answered on the Rangers side of things and that player was Rick Nash.

But he answered some questions of his own by having a fantastic game scoring two goals and assisting one to give the Rangers a big 3-2 win for the first time in over eight seasons. Especially scoring the game winner with 1:50 left in the third period as the Blues tried to clear their zone and the puck deflects off the glass and stayed in, but quick thinking by Martin St. Louis as he recovered the puck and quickly found a wide open Nash who wristed it past Brian Elliott.

His first of the season came in the first period as Chris Kreider stole the puck from Kevin Shattenkirk at the far boards and took a right handed swing to an open area in the middle of the of the zone and Nash snapped a wrister for the first goal of the game. While he got help from Kreider on the opening goal he returned the favor after the Blues tied it up at the start of the third.

Chris Kreider gave the Rangers the lead back at 6:30 of the third period after a solid defensive play by Marc Staal allowed the Rangers to move the puck up the ice and quickly Nash made a great tape to tape pass to Kreider who was already streaking on a breakaway and beats Elliott to his blocker side.


Henrik Lundqvist had several great saves in this game as he made 23 saves out of 25 shots and was strong for forty plus minutes before the Blues converted early in the 3rd period, but to be honest Lundqvist is in mid-season form as the start of the season began in St. Louis. As of right now the Rangers start the season 1-0 and are tied on points with the Devils and Penguins in the Metropolitan division, but once again it’s the start of the 2014-15 season and the Rangers are making a trip to Columbus, Ohio and face the Blue Jackets who will open their home schedule on Saturday.

Author: Daniel Feuerstein
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Photo Gallery: Islanders at Devils

Islanders at Devils 
(Photos Courtesy of Kristen Heard)


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Video: Falcons at Giants Recap



Big Blue enjoyed a stellar performance by a pair of rookies as Andre Willaims filled in valiantly in the second half for injured running back Rashad Jennings and Odell Beckham Jr. caught the go-ahead touchdown to impress in his long-awaited NFL debut. (This story was originally posted on TheGiantsBeat.com


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Jets endure complete meltdown in San Diego


It was right there on the big screen as Rex Ryan’s New York Jets never showed up at San Diego and you saw this team on both sides of the ball gets manhandled by a San Diego Chargers team that is in sync and can take you down when backups and third stringers want to make a difference for a team that is badly banged up and continued to get banged up.

All the Chargers players did was answer the call from head coach Mike McCoy and they plugged the holes from those who were falling from injury during the game, what were the Jets players doing when they needed to make a big play? Absolutely nothing and putting themselves into penalty trouble when those extra 15yd personal foul flags were being thrown all over the field.

While Geno Smith didn’t have a good game, the truth is neither did the running backs and the wide receivers. If you thought Michael Vick was going to be the answer to the start of the second half, his offense wasn’t as good for him as it wasn’t as good for Geno either.

The front seven also failed in the game today by not taking advantage of 3rd down situations to force punts. Only Philip Rivers was able to throw himself out of trouble and getting major plays. How many 90+ yard drives did the Chargers generate and ended in touchdowns? The answer is too many and it was a complete embarrassment to all Jets fans hoping to see this team have a better 2014.

The worst of all is that this will not get any better as they will have two games in three weeks at home next Sunday against Denver and a divisional game on the road at New England. If you are expecting Rex Ryan to get fired after the game today or maybe John Idzik getting the hatchet, it’s not going to happen because Robert “Woody” Johnson will not fire anyone during the season. 

The real question is this, will Georgie McFly have enough courage and chutzpa to tell Biff he’s done as the head coach of the Jets at the end of the season. Because as of right now I have no faith or confidence in the band aid king to make that decision at the end of the season, but as we all know the only way to fix this problem is to start winning.



Do these players have enough pride to go out there against another dangerous and hall of fame quarterback to get this job done when Peyton Manning & the Broncos are coming to Met Life Stadium? The truth is you hope they will, but I’m telling you right now I don’t if either Geno Smith or Michael Vick or whoever is going to be the starting quarterback of this team will get the job done and which real Jets defense will show up and actually start tackling the opposition & make plays. 


Author: Daniel Feuerstein 
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Podcast: Jets 0 Chargers 31 Final



Join Daniel Feuerstein & Rick Laughland as they Review the Week 5 Match-up as the New York Jets traveled to Southern California and faced Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium


Jets at Chargers Podcast Review

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Report: Nets to wear ABA style jerseys this season

 
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As first reported by NetsDaily, the Brooklyn Nets are expected to unveil their vintage ABA jersey this upcoming season. It’s unclear whether the uniform will be of the sleeved or sleeveless variety, but clearly the franchise is honoring its era of playing in Long Island and New Jersey with a throwback to the jersey that Julius Irving donned over 40 years ago when the Nets won the ABA title at the end of the 1973-1974 season.


Since the move from New Jersey over to the borough of Brooklyn, CEO Brett Yormark has been essentially shunning the Nets name as it does not appear anywhere on the team’s home or road uniforms. It’s refreshing to see the team get back to its roots and extend its reach back into Long Island and New Jersey where it all started. 

Author: Rick Laughand
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Henry’s Lone Goal Powers Red Bulls to win


Once again it comes down to the final games of the regular season for the New York Red Bulls to make a push to either make the playoffs or as they showed last year to earn their first Supporters Shield in club history. The lone goal came at the start of the second half as Thierry Henry gets to the right place at the right time.

After Richard Eckersley won the ball and sent a nice pass to Lloyd Sam, he attacked down the near side and then got into the area for a great cross looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips. But Tyler Deric push the ball away into an open area and trailing the rebound was Henry who had enough time and space to clean up the mess and stuff it home inside the far post.

Of course all of us were hoping to see Bradley Wright-Phillips get closer to breaking that goal scoring record and chip away as he has been a terror against the Houston Dynamo scoring 6 goals in four regular season games, sadly he has gone goal-less in two consecutive games for the first time since April. But he had plenty of chances to at least get one as he either nailed the crossbar or the Dynamo defenders at a last gasp prevented him from get the shots into the back of the net.

But sadly the recent talk has been about Tim Cahill coming off the bench or not playing the way he should be playing. It has been a bit of a down year for him scoring two goals and going away on international duty for Australia, but that moment where he just subbed into the game then get ejected. From coming on in the 85th minute till the tackle that sent him off in the 88th minute, Cahill will serve his suspension when he returns from his two friendly games for his country.

But the most important moment for the Red Bulls was earning the full three points and going up in the east standings to fourth place as the Columbus Crew lost to the New England Revolution. A lot of things need to go right for the Red Bulls to possibly advance to a better position to host a first round tie and get out of the Wild Card game.


Hopefully this flair up between Cahill & Petke can get fixed quickly like the flair up between Henry & Petke last year, because as of right now the Red Bulls need their designated players just as much as they need the rest of the squad to make a big playoff run.

Author: Daniel Feuerstein
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Podcast: Jets at Chargers Preview Show


Join Daniel Feuerstein & Rick Laughland as they preview another big opponent from the AFC West as the New York Jets travel to the West Coast and to sunny Southern California to face Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers

Jets at Chargers Preview Show
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