FOXBORO -- When Rex Ryan was relieved of his head-coaching duties in Buffalo earlier this week, one would expect that Bill Belichick must have had some sort of reaction.
The two matched wits on 17 different occasions since 2009 over the course of Ryan's time with the Jets and Bills, with Belichick winning 12 of those (3-1 versus the Bills, 9-4 versus the Jets).
Ryan's had a long, weird history with Belichick and the Patriots -- which DJ Bean chronicled here -- but Belichick still chose not to react one way or the other when the topic of Ryan's firing was broached at Friday's press conference.
"Are you going to miss," Belichick was asked, "the element of competition that came along with coaching against Rex Ryan in the AFC East?"
"Yeah, right now we’re just thinking about Miami," he replied. "We’re not thinking about anybody else."
In all likelihood there will be a day at some point in time when Belichick reflects on his matchups with Ryan. But two days before the regular-season finale and three days after Ryan was fired wasn't it.
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.
After missing out on coveted free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the Jets signed Teddy Bridgewater and brought back Josh McCown as short-term solutions at QB, but with the trade they made with the Colts on Saturday, their future franchise QB could be drafted next month.
The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the April 26 draft from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the sixth overall pick, two 2018 second-round picks (37th and 49th) and a 2019 second-rounder.
UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Wyoming's Josh Allen and USC's Sam Darnold are considered the top QBs in the draft. The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants have the first two picks, the Browns have No. 4, too, and could be eyeing a QB. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley could be among the top picks as well.
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