According to the NJ.com, Rex Ryan is channeling the Jets’ anger to help them perform better:
Rex Ryan[...]reads every clipping he can get his hands on that portrays the Jets in a negative light. He relays every one of those articles to his team. It is just added fuel to a fire that looks like it is finally starting to burn.
Quoted in The New York Post, Matt Slauson agress:
“I’d say we’re the outlaws in the NFL,” left guard Matt Slauson told The Post. “We’re the Bad Boys. Everybody wants to come in and beat us. Everyone plays us a little bit tougher, just because I think everybody hates us a little bit, because we do boast, we do predict wins.
“So I think everybody has a strong dislike for us.”
“It kind of forces us to have to play great,” Slauson said.
If that’s what keeps the team winning, bring it on.