Rex Ryan Mourns Ravens Loss By Taking Jets Job

While we know that for the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers that Sunday was a great day and both teams were celebrating deep into the night, the feelings had to be the exact opposite for members of the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.  Of course, how they responded to their heartbreak, we can’t be sure. For the Ravens, a lot of their postgame thoughts were probably devoted to Willis McGahee and whether or not he was still alive, but not defensive coordinator Rex Ryan’s.

Most of the Ravens probably hadn’t even finished showering or toweling themselves off when the New York Jets called Rex, and as Ray Lewis was no doubt still beating Joe Flacco in the corner of the locker room, Ryan was accepting an offer to become the next head coach of the Jets.

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Falcons Hire Smith; Redskins Ready To Fassel-ize?

Mike Smith

The head coach openings in the NFL are slowly slamming shut, as another perplexing position has finally been filled.

The ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION reports that the Falcons have hired Mike Smith to replace the gone-but-not-forgotten Bobby Petrino. The former Jaguars defensive coordinator has signed a 4-year contract reportedly worth up to $8-$10 million to bring his no-name act to the Georgia Dome.

While the Dirty Birds’ choice of coach won’t exactly be turning fashionable heads, the Redskins are reportedly close to hiring a more marquee name in ex-Giants coach Jim Fassel, which make some ‘Skins fans *very happy*.