Found August 15, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
AP Photo According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, Jets head coach Rex Ryan believes his defense will be ranked in the top five this season. “Am I confident in our defense?” Ryan said today, per Vrentas. “Absolutely. Granted, I said top five. That’s a given. I don’t care who’s out there. (Defensive coordinator) Mike Pettine at free safety. That’s a stretch. DT (secondary coach Dennis Thurman), maybe. That’s how confident we are. We have a great system, we have a great group of players and we have a great group of coaches.” “Will we have the best defense in the league? I don’t know,” he said. “There are a lot of good defenses out there. I certainly think putting out that kind of defense is a goal of ours every year. We’ll see. I feel good. A lot of things have to happen. … We know that we’ve had a history here of wanting to have the best defense in the league, even though it has been only three years. That’s what we’re shooting for.” It looks like to me that th
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