Pettine, speaking to reporters Wednesday in Buffalo, said that wasnt the case at all. He said he was offered a contract extension before last season, but decided to coach out his deal, becoming a free agent. He wanted to see if there was a better opportunity, and he believes he found it with the Bills. He wants to be a head coach in this league and sometimes, rightly or wrongly, theyre going to attach everything we do defensively to me, Ryan said. If youve got a chance to go out and make your own name, he deserves that opportunity. I expect him to be a head coach. I hope hes a head coach because I want him to hire my son. Theres a lot of truth to that. Ryan has taken a hands-on approach with the defense, acting as the de-facto coordinator. He loves being in that role, and the players love that hes back in the classroom, teaching the schemes he created. On Sunday, Ryan will unleash his knowledge against Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel . Pettine will do the same toward Jets rookie Geno Smith , using a lot of the same concepts he learned at Ryans side. You cant call it a chess match because they wont be calling plays directly against each other, but it will be ultra-competitive.
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New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011. But residents of Chicago and New York were much less likely to be victims of a homicide than residents of Flint, Mich. Sixty-three murders occurred in 2012 in Flint, a city of 101,632, meaning one in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims. Detroit, which experienced 386 homicides in 2012, was almost as unsafe; thats enough murders to account for one in every 1,832 residents. Violent crime dropped in the Northeast and the South (Graphic credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Altogether, violent crime rose by 0.7 percent across the nation, the FBI reported. Thats a modest rise after a decade in which violent crime declined precipitously; the 2012 estimated violent crime total was 12.9 percent below 2008 levels and 12.2 percent below 2003 levels. Violent crimes fell by 1.2 percent in the Northeast and 0.3 percent in the South, the data show , but violent crime was up 3.2 percent in the West and 1.5 percent in the Midwest. While the number of murders and aggravated assaults rose across the nation, the number of robberies declined slightly. And the number of property crimes declined by 0.9 percent, the 10th straight year property crimes have fallen. The murder rate rose by 9.7 percent in cities with populations between 500,000 and 1 million , the FBI reported. And while the murder rate fell by 5.2 percent among metropolitan counties, it rose 4.7 percent in non-metropolitan counties.
Jimmy Breslin to get place in New York Journalism Hall of Fame
By Stephen Rex Brown / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:39 PM Comment Savulich, Andrew, New York Daily/New York Daily News Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Daily News legend, will be inducted into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at Sardi’s on W. 44th St. Breslin is also working on a new novel. Related Stories Senate panel approves measure to narrow definition of a journalist New York’s greatest chronicler of the common man is getting another extraordinary award. Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin will be inducted into the Deadline Clubs hall of fame on Nov. 14. RELATED: SENATE PANEL APPROVES MEASURE TO NARROW DEFINITION OF A JOURNALIST Breslin, 82, will share the honor with seven other journalists including Vanity Fairs Graydon Carter and PBS Bill Moyers during a lunch at Sardis Restaurant on W. 44th St. The New York Journalism Hall of Fame medal will be added to Breslins impressive list of awards, which includes the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. RELATED: KATIE COURIC COULD BE COMING INTO ‘VIEW’ Ill accept all awards! said Breslin, humble as ever, on Tuesday. He gave credit to the Queens neighborhood where he grew up for imbuing him with the work ethic to make it big in journalism. If you were in Ozone Park when my career started, you would have known I was going to get here! said Breslin, Because Ozone Park was a place that you had to work hard and that brings vast rewards. RELATED: ESPN TELLS WHITLOCK TO PIPE DOWN ON SI CRITICISM The decorated writer and reporter is expected to reminisce about his more than 50 years covering New York when he accepts the award. Breslin said he wouldnt be resting on his laurels in the leadup to the gala and is working on a still-unnamed novel. Its about the usual: not rich guys!