REX Ryan the showman sometimes overshadows Rex Ryan the coach.
It???s tough to get past the headline-making quotes and jokes, but Ryan may have saved the Jets??? season by acknowledging his own mistake.
Ryan admits now that he fell in love with the idea of a wide-open offense featuring S antonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason. After the Ravens took the Jets apart in Week 4, Ryan scrapped the pass- happy plan and went back to more of a run-first attack.
The move seemed questionable at the time because the Jets were about to play the Patriots in Foxborough, and the Pats were the worst team in the league against the pass, as they still are. The Jets lost 30-21, but Ryan and his players came away from that loss feeling like they had made progress by returning to their ???Ground and Pound?? roots.
Four weeks later, the progress is obvious. The Jets offense moved the ball with ease Sunday at Buffalo. Their success was obscured by two Mark Sanchez turnovers in the first half...