In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Shawne Merriman thinks Rex Ryan has fired a shot at the Jets by signing Enemkpali

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Everyone has an opinion on the incident which has rocked the New York Jets this week after linebacker Ik Enemkpali broke the jaw of quarterback Geno Smith.

Enemkpali was dropped by the Jets and picked up by former Jets head coach Rex Ryan and Jets divisional rival the Buffalo Bills.

Good choice or shots fired?

After it was announced that the Bills had signed the troubled star on waivers, everyone around the NFL began to question Ryan's motives.


What is Rex Ryan's true motivation? Join the debate by becoming a GMS writer HERE:

Ryan was fired by the Jets this summer following a disastrous season in 2014 and was picked up by the new look Buffalo Bills.

However people were left questioning if Ryan took Enemkpali because of his talent or as a way of giving the Jets the middle finger.

Well practically anyone who is even remotely related to the story has been asked what their thoughts are and most appear to be in two minds.

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawn Merriman isn't one of them though and he feels there is one clear motivation from Ryan.

Merriman isn't even hesitant and simply sides with the argument that states that Ryan is taking a shot at the Jets by hiring the guy who broke their quarterbacks jaw.

"I think it was a straight shot at them saying we're gonna impose some violence on you guys for two times this season." - Merriman on the message Ryan is sending.

Ryan himself has tried to defend the character of Enemkpali and has claimed that he isn't guaranteed a starting spot in Buffalo.

The Jets and Bills will both be competing in the AFC East and both have made big moves to vastly improve their teams this off-season.

They are expected to be two teams who will improve their fortunes in 2015 and the two clashes between them will surely be even more explosive now.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Geno Smith

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again