Nov 11, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) celebrates a fumble recovery with defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Belichick’s Releases are Rex Ryan’s Gain


Rex Ryan will always know the end-game. If we are going to get to that long-awaited Super Bowl, we have to take out that team, and that coach. The Jets have to find a way to beat Bill Belichick.

One way? Take the players he doesn’t want anymore.

Two castoffs from the New England Patriots have found their way to the Jets roster. Linebacker Jermaine Cunningham and cornerback Ras-I Dowling are looking to revive their careers with the New York Jets, and have looked good so far.

It begs the question. Why bring in a player if the great Bill Belichick can’t bring the talent out of them?

“I don’t believe the one guy up in New England’s got all the answers,” Ryan told the Daily News. “I worry about ourselves, what we think of a player and how we evaluate a player. Do I respect the hell out of Bill? Absolutely. But if we think a player can help us, we don’t care how we get him.”

Rex Ryan will always be Rex Ryan, won’t he? He’s right, sometimes a player doesn’t blossom with one team due to the situation, depth chart, whatever. It’s ironic that these two players are former second round draftees that were let go as “busts”. Sound familiar?

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  • Paul Newbold

    You forgot the TE Sudfield,though he came over last season. He played well last season considering his limited time, but could become a factor this season. This kid is 6’7″ and 260 lbs! If he can make a big leap in development this year, he might become “the stand out castoff”. It would be huge for the Jets who haven’t had much at TE’s for years! Cumberland who has held his own and is serviceable, Amaro the rookie, who I think we all are expecting big things from and a 6’7″ target for Smith to boot! Hell at 6’7″ even if can become a blocking tight end he’d be a great find. He was an undrafted free agent whom the Jets claimed off of waivers from the Pats last season, but if he can develop into a role in Marty’s offense, he’d be a steal!!