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    Dennis Byrd to serve as Jets’ honorary captain

    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)—The New York Jets carried Dennis Byrd’s jersey to midfield before their playoff victory in New England.

    This Sunday, Byrd will walk with the Jets players as their honorary captain for the coin toss before the AFC championship game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

    “It’s just fitting for him to be our captain,” quarterback Mark Sanchez said Wednesday. “I’m proud that he is. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

    The former Jets defensive end’s career ended in 1992, when he collided with teammate Scott Mersereau in a game against Kansas City, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. Three months after breaking the critical C5 vertebra in his neck, he walked on crutches to a news conference at his hospital in Manhattan.

    Before the home opener the following season, he walked out to midfield on his own for the coin toss, as the crowd at the Meadowlands gave him a standing ovation.

    Byrd recently sent coach Rex Ryan the No. 90 jersey that was torn from his torso more than 18 years ago as an inspirational gift, and it hung in the Jets’ locker room during their 28-21 victory over the Patriots last Sunday.

    Byrd gave a moving speech the night before the game at the team hotel, something wide receiver called “the most inspirational message of my life.” LaDainian Tomlinson and James Ihedigbo carried out a green and white No. 90 jersey to midfield for the coin toss.

    “Hearing about his story for the first time really makes you understand how fortunate we are and how fragile your career is,” Sanchez said. “These moments you have on the plane, hanging around in the locker room, having fun with guys, going to eat, playing on the field, it’s pretty special. It can end at any moment. That was just a good reminder for us of how fortunate we are.”

    Some may feel I am wrong about this but.....wrong stadium.

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    Nice gesture! I wish he didn't have to watch his former team lose.

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    Nice gesture! I wish he didn't have to watch his former team lose.
    He's not dumb. After the ceremony he'll be whipping out the Terrible Towel!
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    Ok I'll be the *******.

    Seriously?

    He got hurt nearly 20 years ago and now all a sudden, out of the blue, after not hearing from him for nearly 17 years, it's all a sudden an inspiration and a big deal?

    Gimme a break.

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    Ok I'll be the *******.

    Seriously?

    He got hurt nearly 20 years ago and now all a sudden, out of the blue, after not hearing from him for nearly 17 years, it's all a sudden an inspiration and a big deal?

    Gimme a break.


    Glad you were the ******* cause I was thinking along the same lines. This isn't inspiring the Jets. Half of those guys were like 10 years old when Byrd played
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    Glad you were the ******* cause I was thinking along the same lines. This isn't inspiring the Jets. Half of those guys were like 10 years old when Byrd played
    Yeah but it's been a lot longer ago than that since the Jet's had anything worth being inspired about...................they've been saving it!

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    If he never had the onfield accident, nobody outside of nyc would know his name today. He made more of a name for himself by wiffing on a tackle and breaking his neck than anything he ever did before on the field or would have if he could have continued playing. Too bad we can't march Gabe Rivera out for the coin toss.
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    Ok I'll be the *******.

    Seriously?

    He got hurt nearly 20 years ago and now all a sudden, out of the blue, after not hearing from him for nearly 17 years, it's all a sudden an inspiration and a big deal?

    Gimme a break.
    Totally agree,man.I thought the same.This reeks of Rex Ryan bull**** motivation.

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    Totally agree,man.I thought the same.This reeks of Rex Ryan bull**** motivation.
    Exactly..but like I said...wrong stadium...do that **** in your own house...not now...not here..*******s. Gonna put our fans in a hell of a situation...bring them down....can't boo a handicap dude...I think that is Rex's motivation...to **** our fans...and of course...Rooney ain't gonna say no...it's bull****. Hope the ****er is standing on the sidelines and gets his *** taken out.

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    I think Rex's plan this week is to get into the heads of our players and team...last 2 weeks he was an arrogant *******...this week killing us with kindness.....making everyone wonder who is this guy...get their minds thinking about other ****...being paranoid and waiting or looking for an outburst or the bomb. I believe he is doing all this **** this week on purpose...knowing the other approach wore out its' welcome and wouldn't work 3 weeks in a row.

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    There's nothing like trying to play the same emo card twice. It can be a random effect. Sometimes, players get to the point where they are somewhat ambivalent to the attempted message and it can fall a little short.

    Hey, Jets: Kumbaya, mofos!
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    Ok I'll be the *******.

    Seriously?

    He got hurt nearly 20 years ago and now all a sudden, out of the blue, after not hearing from him for nearly 17 years, it's all a sudden an inspiration and a big deal?

    Gimme a break.

    That's ok. I just heard some late breaking news that we're bringing in Gabe Rivera.



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    That's ok. I just heard some late breaking news that we're bringing in Gabe Rivera.


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    I think Rex's plan this week is to get into the heads of our players and team...last 2 weeks he was an arrogant *******...this week killing us with kindness.....making everyone wonder who is this guy...get their minds thinking about other ****...being paranoid and waiting or looking for an outburst or the bomb. I believe he is doing all this **** this week on purpose...knowing the other approach wore out its' welcome and wouldn't work 3 weeks in a row.
    I think we should counter with bringing as many of the players from the 70's SB teams out as honorary captains. That would let the fans loose.

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