Read: Where Is The Rangers Identity?

Last night, in the Rangers loss to the Flyers, the Rangers blocked 15 shots and had 20 of their shots blocked by the Flyers.

At ESPN NY, Katie Strang writes that after a season where the Rangers defined their identity behind “an unrelenting defense and a hard-nosed lunch-pail mentality,” they have been “uncharacteristically passive” through the first four games of the season.

Strang writes that the Rangers aren’t yet having a crisis over losing their identity, but questions have started to pop up about how willing the Rangers are to play that style again.

Taylor Pyatt told Strang that it’s up to everyone to step up their game and excel in all the “simple details” that made the Rangers a hard team to play against and successful last season.





70 comments
SackDance99
SackDance99

Bowles' actual quote:


“I view it as open competition with Geno being the starter,” Bowles said. “It’s his to lose and it’s Ryan’s to take, it’s Bryce [Petty’s] to take, it’s Matt [Simms’] to take. No different than any other position. Whoever starts out first team is going to get the first-team reps as play dictates as the preseason goes on and as production goes on in practice that could or couldn’t change for any position we have.”


Wow, how earth-shattering!

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

God, is the media really going to ask the same question over and over until week 1? Is there a competition at QB and who is the starter.... It's so stupid.

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

@Brendan @Floyd Toucanet this is why i cant pay much attention to this stuff. there is nothing informative just the same questions over and over and an attempt to get "under the skin" of the administration. who enjoys reading this stuff???

__fense
__fense

Also of note, I think Sheldon is purposefully missing every practice the media is allowed into. He was there yesterday when it wasn't open to the media. 

Brendan
Brendan

@__fense I think it was Bent who made a similar observation, but that'd be hilarious to me. 

SackDance99
SackDance99

It's an open competition; there's still hope for Matt Simms to rise above the politics!

tsjc68
tsjc68

THEN YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE DRAFTED HIM, KENNY.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


He said describe the Jets offense not what are you going to do during your next religious festival.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68

Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns

As I crush so-called willies, thugs, and rapper-dons

Get in that ass, quick-fast, like Ramadan

It's that rap phenomenon, Don Dadda

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


Jonathan Quick > Jesper Fast

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


Is that because he's thick(e)?

williamg1
williamg1

@tsjc68

For what its worth, I've noticed dudes in Maryland like dying their hair "amber" color. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68

Antonio Cromartie's 2013 season >>>>>>>> Robin Thicke's last album

williamg1
williamg1

@tsjc68 @williamg1

I hope so. Because Rontez Miles used to dye his hair a shade of cinnamon and look what happened to him. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

I wish we played the Bengals this year, since tigers love Pepper (Johnson) but hate cinnamon (badgers).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68

Paula Patton >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pauley Perrette

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent @williamg1


We do call "cookies" biscuits, but actually we call "chocolate chip cookies" "chocolate chip cookies".


Oliver had to bend feasibility to make that script work.

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

see? what i said last week and was called out for by the mindless "jets suck no matter what" masses. (you know you you are.) it's a new era for the jets, folks. i know there are some who don't want to admit that, but we have both a plan in place to get us there and a leader to lead us to the promised land. it'll take a while, but we'll get there eventually.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@bonozoffa


Good post, but we do need a leader on the field when the Jets have the ball.  Mostly it's the quarterback.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@williamg1


The blogger said "masses", and I'll vouch for Brendan as being one of the biggest Jets defenders through thick and thin.

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I somehow echoed Bowles' comments here while still being a "jets suck no matter what" person. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I only did that so we could laugh at him using his scooter around Florham Park. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I'm drawing the line there, that was his own sick mind at work.