Rex Ryan Will Decide on New York Jets Starting QB Tuesday, & Other AFC East News
If you were hoping for a quick resolution to the Greg McElroy version of the New York Jets quarterback controversy, you're out of luck, for now at least.
Rex Ryan addressed the media on Monday, and the reporters came armed and ready with a barrage of questions pertaining to Rex's mentality on the situation. The volume and variety of questions really has to be seen to be believed.
Here's just a small sampling of what Rex had to say:
Well, I think right now, I definitely need a little more time to make that decision. I’m comfortable and confident with all three quarterbacks. ... I have three good quarterbacks and I feel good about all three quarterbacks. I think we’re in a lot better situation than probably a lot of teams. ... I just thought at the time, it was the right move, that sometimes you have better days than others and it’s just something I felt needed to be done and gave our team the best opportunity to win. ... I just want to make sure that I get all of the facts and everything else. It’s a big decision. Obviously, the decision, I think, has to be made in what gives us the best opportunity to beat Jacksonville.
At the end of the interview, Rex alluded that he could have a decision as early as Tuesday night, which means we probably wouldn't know the answer until his Wednesday morning press conference.
Stay tuned here for all the updates.
Here's some more news from around the AFC East.
Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Sportsradio writes that the Bills will be without offensive linemen Eric Wood (indefinitely) and offensive tackle Chris Hairston (at least a week).
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com says running back Fred Jackson wasted no time getting ready for the Bills' next opponent, the St. Louis Rams.
Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins aren't providing updates on the status of left tackle Jake Long, but that they are ready for life without him.
Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald points out that the special teams unit is negatively effecting the team's chances to win.
Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe writes that the Patriots used the guard power play to give them success in an area that has eluded them this year.
Ian Logue of PatsFans.com charts the Patriots running game in their Week 13 win over the Dolphins and in the 2012 season to date.
New York Jets
Conor Orr of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger writes that wide receiver Santonio Holmes will have surgery on his foot in February and begin his rehab in April.
Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com points out all the other personnel decisions around the Jets right now besides the quarterback position.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
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