Note: John Tortorella Visited The NYU Hockey Team

A couple of weeks ago Rangers coach John Tortorella made a surprise visit and spoke to the NYU hockey team.

Tortorella spoke to the team for over two hours and NYU coach Chris Cosenito said that the team has been trying to follow the Tortorella model, “Over the past few years we have been trying to instill Coach Tortorella’s philosophy on hard work and accountability into our student/athletes, and to have him speak was something we will never forget.”

He added “He is not just about X’s and O’s. He is about teaching values and developing people. It was truly an honor to have him meet our student/athletes and make such a positive impact on our program.”





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Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Scathing report in the Post how Rex's coaching style re:discipline has hurt the team. Reading it, one tends to agree.

With a freight load of star quarterbacks in the wings, something's gotta give.

lmp23
lmp23

Isn't it the coaches job to coach up the players to make them better regardless of talent?.  Any team can't have Pro bowlers at every position.  The Pats got a lot out of their defense by the end of last season when their talent was not so great.  


Also, I don't understand why a group of men who have been studying the game all their lives can mismanage timeouts and game management so poorly.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

So yet again the D-line was the best unit on either side of the field for the Jets. 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Bent,



No Bent Rex Ryan was rotating his defensive line around to affect the tempo of the Packers offense. If anything Linsley (the Packers rookie center had a tough day today against Harrison starting with the fumble on the first play of the game). If there was any problems with pulling defensive line players due to anythiny physical out it starts with Richardson i.e Pouha Junior who was injured during the last two minutes of the first half (whether it was cramping or strains). What about Harrison getting the push on the running play to push Linsley to the side and then create the wall on the running play after engaging with Josh Sitton on 3rd and 2 in the third quarter. Richardson didn't even get the push on the play. He (Richardson) was waiting for Harrison to create the wall before making his move to wrap up Lacy. Before the tackle he was standing around with TJ Lang.



Interested Jet

Justin Schaefer
Justin Schaefer

@lmp23 Cause Rex runs a loose ship, always and forever. I was watching FOXsports and they had him miked up last week. When Ivory almost got caught from behind at the 15 cause he was celebrating like a buffoon, you would expect the coach to DISCIPLINE his player. Nope. Not Rex...hey Chris make sure you celebrate after getting in the endzone ok? Ivory doesn't even respond.

williamg1
williamg1

@lmp23

Its not thing to have pro bowlers at every position. Its another thing to have major holes at a position the coach values most, while you have $20M+ in the bank. 

hazard2012
hazard2012

@Paul Samuels


But it was far from good enough, and that's what's really troubling.   That's a potential game-changer for this season.   If our most elite unit can't get it done this could be a very long and painful season.

Bigfoo7
Bigfoo7

@Hanknaples It seems all the DL ever does is stand around and watch Harrison do all the work. Its like they work for the county.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples 

you should not have switched your son at 4 years old Hank...this is what results.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Bent,

 In fact at 8:46 left in the 3rd quarter when Lacy has a four yard gain he breaks through the one handed grab that Pouha Junior has on him and then carries Richardson with him into the pile. 

  Interested Jet

williamg1
williamg1

@Hanknaples If you aren't fluent in Interested Jet speak, he's saying the Jets need to resign Pouha. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Justin Schaefer Did they show the entire week after that to prove that Rex didn't once tell Ivory not to do that, or one of his subordinate coaches told Ivory not to do that? 

lmp23
lmp23

@williamg1 @lmp23 Realstically, though, why spend all that money now just to fight for a wildcard spot.  Until Brady and Manning are gone the Jets will never overcome these two teams.  Maybe wait and build the team slowly then you have your team in place to takeover.  By the time Manning and Brady are gone Geno SHOULD  be developed enough to put the Jets in a great position to win the division and compete in the Conference.


Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Bent,

 What is Richardson (Pouha Junior) DOING at 8:11 in the third quarter??!! He is going around to block the tackle leaving the whole left side of the defensive line open!! Harrison had to disengage from Sitton's block to attempt to tackle Lacy with one hand. Richardson (Pouha Junior) is looking like he is lost.

  Interested Jet 

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@williamg1 @UncleJoesJetFarm How did Santonio look last night?  I didn't watch it.  Saw one short catch he had but that's it.

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

@lmp23 This is ridiculous. Don't try to win until Brady and Manning retire??? Mark Sanchez beat both of them in the postseason.  Russel Wilson beat Peyton Manning.


Peyton Manning has an 11-12 record in the postseason.

Tom Brady is 4-4 since 2009 in the postseason.


Hardly unbeatable.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Bent, 


Richardson (Pouha Junior) is looking a whole lot like Pouha on the next run tackling after the runningback gets initial push and then he to drag him down from behind with John Kuhn running straight up the middle for three yards.

 Interested Jet


 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I'm aware. 


The point being, they weren't moving the ball consistently until Kaep started offering up TO's like party favors. 



Brendan
Brendan

@Justin Schaefer Shouldn't DeSean Jackson know not to throw a football backwards before he crosses the goal line? 


Shouldn't Jimmy Graham know not to grab the upright anymore? 


Shouldn't Wilkerson know not to slap box in front of the refs? 


Guys get amped up and play with emotion. Dumb celebratory acts and fights and stuff happens. 


Wilkerson's ejection reminds me of the Andre Johnson ejection. A guy people all say is a great guy loses his cool because some punk sht being pulled by a lesser player all game. 


I know people like to play the "act like you've been there before" card, but guys celebrate, it happens. If Ivory celebrates prematurely again, then I'll get pissed. 

Justin Schaefer
Justin Schaefer

@Brendan @Justin Schaefer Its not just the Ivory play, its the way Rex responded. Like "hey buddy please dont do that" Rex is way too soft, and always has been.


Players need to respect their coach and fear him to a certain extent. Rex's style breeds sloppy play and sloppy management of games. Its one area he's never made strides in and keeping him from being a great HC.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

 Hey Brendan lets see if Richardson picks a fight with TJ lang and not Andrew Quarless. I saw him hold Lang in the endzone after the successful 2 point conversion by his arm but then I saw him try to pick on the tight end and grab his facemask. So who started the fight there? Wilkerson throws a punch at a receiver but Richardson (Pouha Junior) tries to get in the middle of the fight after Landry initially doesn't let go of Cobb. See Richardson ALWAYS tries to get in the middle of everything. He can't back up his talk.


  Interested Jet

Brendan
Brendan

@Justin Schaefer I hate this criticism. Rex's players have come out against it in the past. Rex in the locker room and Rex in public aren't one and the same. 


The players respect Rex, I don't think you can argue they don't. And do Pete Carrol's players fear him? He's very Rex-like in his friendly approach. 


I find it interesting that in a game where, early on, people were pumping up Rex's early management that he can have so many detractors afterwards. I'm not arguing that the game didn't get away from him (I think it did, but I also think he had nothing he could do to stop that from happening). I just think that the management stuff wasn't an issue until the team started imploding. I would disagree he's never made strides in that regard, too. He was much worse in 2009, letting emotion dictate his challenges, timeouts, etc. All of these timeouts being called are from the field itself, which he can't really control, either. 


The mistake that's most on him, imo, are the substitution issues. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples He grabbed the TE's facemask because he got punched in the face. 


Wilkerson pushed a guy who was pushing him. He then swung when he shouldn't have, and got ejected. The GB scrubs started it, and they didn't get flagged because that's how those types of situations work. It's never the guy starting it getting flagged, just the guy finishing it. 


Richardson can't back up his talk? Okay. There's a reasonable statement *rolls eyes*


You are not a Jets fan. You're just as out of touch as your father and should just go purchase your Miami or Tampa jersey and go root for a "real franchise" or whatever. This team doesn't deserve such gifted football minds following it. 

Justin Schaefer
Justin Schaefer

@Brendan @Justin Schaefer I haven't seen a marked improvement from him in that area. Game management or team discipline.


Yes the players love Rex and they will back him to the end, no doubt about that. But thats because he is more their friend than coach. I fear he will never be able to control his emotions or his players to the point where his style becomes a positive (like Carrol). 


The HC should be a source of stability and control, he should be able to stem the tide or turn the game. Rex has come up short IMO in these areas. I firmly believed he would but its not happening.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

 
You said "He grabbed the TE's facemask because he got punched in the face."

 By who?? Take a closer look. Richardson's head is bobbling as he is confronting Quarless. He then reaches out and grabs his facemask.

 Interested Jet 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Hanknaples


B - 


The guy is using Pouha Junior as an insult.  It doesn't even merit a response at this point. 


That's like mocking someone because their wife looks like Elle Macpherson.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent I know, it's legitimately insane talk. I just couldn't pass it by entirely. 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

No one punched him in the face before he held Quarless's facemask. After that it is understood that he started the fight. So if he was punched he deserved it. And if you look back Quarless holds richardson's facemask before he throws the punch. So Richardson's has no excuse. Richardson not only grabs his facemask but also pulls it. He said something and did something and he didn't back it up. Some MAN he is!!


Interested Jet

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

 After he got in the middle of the whole Packers offense in the endzone.GOOD!! He deserved it. 

 And lets see if he picks on TJ Lang or another offensive lineman next time. 

  Interested Jet 

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

@Hanknaples At 6:12 in the 1st QTR the cameraman gets a nice close up of Harrison's bulge and rear. 

Thought you might be interested.



Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

 I saw it again in slow motion and I don't see anyone throwing a punch at Richardson (Pouha Junior). I see him trying to hold Lang's arm in the endzone I don't know what for. It is quite humorous to be honest. He actually couldn't get in the scuffle but he tried and when he did Jordy Nelson was holding him back. There wasn't a phantom punch.

 Interested Jet

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan 

 Actually I just bought a nice tampa bay dry-fit collared shirt the one that the team gives to the coaches for a discounted price at Sports Authority for my birthday and I happened to find it in the middle of the rack so I don't need a jersey thank you though.


  Interested Jet