The day after the Ravens dismantled the Jets , Rex Ryan knew he made a mistake and was ready to admit it.
Ryan realized his team had to get back to running the ball the way it had in his first two seasons as head coach. He met with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and then with the team to tell them that they were going back to Ground and Pound.
Three weeks later, that decision looks as if it could turn the Jets??? season around. The running game clicked in their 27-21 victory over the Chargers, gaining 162 yards on 31 carries, both season highs.
???I just thought that we weren???t being ourselves,?? Ryan said yesterday, reflecting on that day three weeks ago. ???We just wanted to get back to really playing New York Jets style of football, because there???s nothing wrong with the way we play offense.?? Ryan admitted he fell in love with the idea of throwing the ball all over the field with a receiving corps of Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and, at the time, Derrick M...