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Bills asking for fans’ help to shovel stadium 11.20.14 at 9:28 am ET
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Despite the amount of snow the area in and around Buffalo has seen in recent days, the Bills say they still plan on hosting the Jets Sunday at 1 p.m. But, in order to make this happen, they are asking for fans’ help.

The Bills say they need to remove 220,000 tons of snow to clear the Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday’s game. They are seeking at least 500 fans, working three different shifts, to shovel out the stadium. For the work, the Bills will pay fans $10 per hour and offer free game tickets.

“We don’t have a maximum number [of people to shovel],” Bills vice president of operations and guest experience Andy Major said. “We can’t have too many people helping.”

With the snow and driving bans in place, the Bills have been unable to get to the stadium to hold practice. It is possible the NFL could move the game to either Monday or Tuesday.

The Bills tweeted the following picture of the stadium on Wednesday:

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Jets’ Nick Mangold calls Steelers DB Mike Mitchell’s leap over offensive line ‘a dirty play’ 11.10.14 at 11:06 am ET
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The frustration of an eight-game losing streak boiled over at the end of the Jets’€™ win over the Steelers on Sunday.

As quarterback Mike Vick set up in the victory formation to take a knee, closing out the team’s second victory of the season, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell attempted to jump over the offensive line in attempt to get the ball.

As Mitchell jumped leaped toward Vick, Jets center Nick Mangold grabbed and body-slammed the safety to the ground. A small scrum ensued, but no penalties were called.

“I think it’s a dirty play, and that’s what it is,” Mangold said after the game. “Didn’t expect him to do that, but he did it. I didn’t think it was the smartest of plays, but we’re glad that he wasn’t able to get to Mike.”

The play only added to coach Rex Ryan‘€™s anger toward the officiating. As the clock winded down, Ryan was visibly angry and swore at the referees as he walked onto the field. The coach said the officiating crew didn’t do a good job of protecting Vick during the game.

In second quarter, no flags were thrown when Vick took a hit to his head as he went to the sideline. But Ryan was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the game because of his disagreements with the officials.

“I got a little upset,” Ryan said of his penalty. “In this league, they put a huge emphasis on protecting the quarterback and all players, as they should. I’m not so sure our quarterback was protected the same as the other quarterback today.”

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Patriots only AFC East team not scheduled to play in London in 2015 11.06.14 at 10:45 am ET
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The AFC East will have a heavy influence in the NFL’s International Series in London next season. The Patriots will be the only member of the AFC East not to travel over the Atlantic to London’s Wembley Stadium.

Here is the complete London schedule, released Thursday by the NFL:

Oct. 4, 2015: Dolphins host Jets
Oct. 25, 2015: Jaguars host Bills
Nov. 1, 2015: Chiefs host Lions

The Dolphins-Jets game will be the first ever divisional game held in London. The Patriots played in London against the Buccaneers in 2009, winning 35-7.

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Drew Bledsoe compares playing quarterback for the Jets to being sacrificial virgin 11.04.14 at 8:36 am ET
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Former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2006, but he did have some interesting things to say about playing quarterback for the Jets.

“Going to play quarterback for the Jets … it’€™s kind of like, you know when they used to take the pretty young virgin up to the edge of the volcano and then just throw them in?”€ Bledsoe said on ESPN Radio, via the N.Y. Daily News. “€œThat’€™s kind of what it is when you play quarterback for the Jets. It just feels bad.”

Bledsoe is happy for former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez who is now getting a chance to play with the Eagles after Nick Foles went down with a broken collarbone in Sunday’s game.

“Mark had to live with that for a long time,”€ Bledsoe added about Sanchez playing for the Jets. “€œAnd people threw him under the bus like he was the whole reason for the demise of the Jets. To see him be able to come on to the field in a good system, with good talent and perform well, I’€™m just really happy for him.”

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Video: Mike Francesa goes on epic Jets rant 10.28.14 at 8:44 am ET
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Long-time WFAN host Mike Francesa went on a rant for the ages on Monday following general manager John Idzik’s press conference after the Jets’ 1-7 start this season — which includes losing seven straight games.

“€œThe owner [Woody Johnson] has to be cringing,”€ Francesa said. “You can’€™t stonewall everybody that way. To go in there and waste 20 minutes of that time telling you how good everybody is when the team is a mortal embarrassment is a waste of time.”

During his press conference, Idzik used a “play like a Jet” phrase. Francesa doesn’t even know what that means.

“What does that mean?” he asked. “Commit a penalty, or fumble the ball, or drop the ball? Which one is that, play like a Jet? We know it’€™s not play well, because we’€™ve all been here all our lives.”

The Jets are coming off a loss to the Bills Sunday where Buffalo rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins posted 157 yards receiving and a touchdown.

“You know how long it takes a Jets receiver to get 157 yards?”€ Francesa yelled. “Three years.”

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Report: Jets QB Mark Sanchez likely to miss rest of season 09.12.13 at 12:22 pm ET
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After renowned sports physician Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has a labrum tear in his right shoulder, sources close to both Sanchez and the Jets told ESPN that the 26-year-old quarterback is “likely to have surgery” and will miss the rest of the season.

However, Sanchez texted ESPN Wednesday night and called the report “reckless.”

“If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office,” Sanchez wrote. “I would’ve stayed and got the surgery.”

While a labrum tear is not a career-ending injury, it does not simply heal on its own and requires surgery. Sanchez could decide to rehab his shoulder and attempt to play through the pain this year, but he would ultimately require surgery to fully repair the injury during the offseason.

According to ESPN’s sources, Sanchez is expected to make a decision regarding when to have surgery within the next few days.

Sanchez injured his shoulder on Aug. 24 during the Jets’ third preseason game against the Giants after being hit by defensive tackle Marvin Austin.

Jets coach Rex Ryan received flak in the days that followed Sanchez’s injury, as he rushed the quarterback in with 11 minutes remaining, with an inexperienced second-unit offensive line.

With Sanchez likely out for a significant amount of time, it seems like rookie Geno Smith will take on the role as Jets quarterback for the foreseeable future.

In the first start of his career last Sunday, Smith was solid, finishing the game 24-for-38 for 256 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Smith came up big for the Jets at the end of the game, leading his team on a fourth-quarter drive that set up a game-winning 48-yard field goal from Nick Folk to give New York a 18-17 win.

Smith will have a much tougher task on Thursday night, as he will face off against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

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Jets reportedly will explore trading Darrelle Revis 01.24.13 at 9:17 am ET
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Coming off their second consecutive season without a postseason berth, the Jets will explore options to deal star cornerback Darrelle Revis this offseason, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Revis is set to earn $6 million in 2013. Jets owner Woody Johnson is said to have expressed desire to obtain value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent a year from now.

Revis recorded 11 tackles and one interception this season, playing in only two games before suffering a torn ACL. In his previous five seasons in the league, Revis only missed three games.

Revis is considered to be one of the best defenders in the entire NFL. If Revis were to be dealt, it would incur a $9 million cap hit due to some option-bonus prorations involved in the contract, thus Revis would count an additional $3 million against the cap than he currently scheduled. The Jets could get around this issue somewhat easily, according to the report, via a restructuring or by releasing a veteran.

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Jets coach Rex Ryan reportedly caused multi-car pileup last week 01.23.13 at 9:05 am ET
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This offseason just keeps getting worse for Jets coach Rex Ryan, who reportedly ran a red light and caused a three-car accident last week in Bethlehem, Pa.

Police said Ryan was driving his red Mustang through Bethlehem at 6:13 p.m. on Jan. 14 when he allegedly ran the light, crashing into another vehicle and in turn sending it into the third vehicle. Ryan reportedly denied he was speeding, but not that he ran the red light.

According to ESPN New York, Ryan received a written warning for the red light violation. Chief Jason Schiffer of the Bethlehem Police Department verified that there was a a warning issued and told Deadspin the crash is still under investigation.

Ryan has been in the news for a number of things this offseason following the Jets’ 6-10 finish, from the pressure on him to turn around a team in disarray to the fact that he has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey.

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Outgoing Jets special teams coach: Team mishandled Tim Tebow 01.11.13 at 1:57 pm ET
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Mike Westhoff, who left the Jets this month after serving as special teams coach for the last 12 years, criticized the team’s handling of backup quarterback Tim Tebow this season.

“It was a mess,” Westhoff said during an interview on the Joe Rose Show on Miami radio station WQAM. “It was an absolute mess. You can say it however else you want it: It was really a mess. I was very disappointed.”

Westhoff had praise for Tebow, and he couldn’t understand why the Jets didn’t use him in the role they envisioned when they acquired him the Broncos last offseason. Tebow played for Westhoff on special teams and saw limited duty in the wildcat, but Westhoff said the team never had Tebow practice doing anything creative with the offense.

“To be honest, I don’t think anybody has really answered that question: Why did we do it?” Westhoff said. “I honestly don’t know. I know we didn’t practice it. We didn’t practice it in training camp. We were going to unveil it. Well, I’m still waiting for the unveiling. And it didn’t happen.

“It’s very disappointing. But again, if you just say this is a quintessential NFL dropback quarterback, no he’s not. He’s just not. But if you use him a lot of different facets, in my opinion, I think he’s outstanding. If you do that. But we didn’t do it. And it was a distraction … and really a shame. Because that’s a hard-working young man if you ever saw one. Believe me.”

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More Jets turmoil: O-line coach says he’s being forced to play Vladimir Ducasse 11.30.12 at 1:26 pm ET
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Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo said it hasn’€™t been his decision to play guard Vladimir Ducasse. And he doesn’€™t seem too happy about it.

‘€œIt’s directed from high above me,’€ DeGuglielmo said. ‘€œThat’s something higher than me.’€

Ducasse, a former UMass standout, was New York’s second-round pick in 2010. He’€™s been replacing Matt Slauson every third series.

“Nobody tells me directly where it’s coming from,’€ said DeGuglielmo, who grew up in Lexington, played football at Boston University and is in his first year coaching with the Jets. ‘€œI just get the word that this guy’s going in. Coordinator tells me what to do, I do it.”

Coach Rex Ryan later said he was the one allotting playing time for Ducasse. DeGuglielmo, however, didn’€™t seem too enthusiastic about the player.

‘€œHe’€™s played well enough to be an every third series guy,’€ DeGuglielmo said. ‘€œMaybe.’€

Slauson, a 2009 sixth-round pick from Nebraska, is more DeGuglielmo’s style.

“Slauson is a big, tough, smart, strong kid,” the coach said. “That’s what he is. There are too few of those guys in the world.”

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