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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...
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Rex Ryan talks to Jeane about the Jets win over the Chargers and a little bye week break.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday that installing a three-receiver package as the team's base offense was a mistake.
The Jets acquired receivers Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason in the offseason to go with Santonio Holmes and Ryan tried to capitalize on the depth. But the team split its first four games among complaints from receivers about the offense. Mason...
Calvin Pace's play has been talked up by Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine lately, with both saying they believe he is having the best season in Ryan's three years as coach.
The New York Jets currently sit at 4-3, likely a game or two behind the place many people thought they would be at this point of the season. When looking at their remaining nine games, it is very conceivable the Jets could still finish with 10 or 11 wins. Of course the deciding factor in that is going to be if they play like they did in the second half against San Diego for the...
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The New York Jets defense has problems and shortcomings, as any unit in the NFL does. However, thanks to Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine’s ability to gameplan on a weekly basis they can still come up with big time performances, which will allow the Jets to remain a playoff contender throughout the rest of the year.
One of the other reasons for optimism with the Jets defense in their...
The swagger is just part of the DNA of the Jets now, LaDainian Tomlinson said. Wins, losses, no matter the record, the Jets are going to have that swagger. Our coach is Rex Ryan and they say you are a product of your head coach. We certainly are. That confidence is never lacking, Tomlinson said.
In a month, outside linebacker Aaron Maybin has gone from a first-round flameout to a player the Jets are counting on to consistently make plays.
"[I have seen] great production," coach Rex Ryan said yesterday as the team entered its bye week following Sunday's 27-21 win over the Chargers...
Rushing offense: A
This was more in line with what coach Rex Ryan envisioned prior to the season, the line doing the job up front and Shonn Greene hitting the resulting holes with quickness and authority. The Jets' total of 162 yards marked the first time they went over 100 as a team in 2011. Greene's 112 yards on 20 carries was a season high for him. QB Mark Sanchez'...