Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/23/12
Rex Ryan got pretty defensive towards reporters after morning talk radio shows were inundated with fans calling to say that his New York Jets offense played "scared" and way too conservative late in the 29-26 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.The Jets head coach bristled at even the suggestion that his team was spooked by ghosts of New England past."That's not even close ," Ryan said.  "Saying we played scared is somebody who has probably never played the game in his life.  I mean, that's a ridiculous comment because that's certainly not what we do.  Everything we do is to play to win the game."Ryan had a lot of reasons to be defiant even though the play calling throughout the game was pretty shaky — despite quarterback Mark Sanchez having an "outstanding" day, according to his coach."If you lose, people have the right to any opinion they want, but to say we were scared, that's not even close to being accurate," added Ryan.The final two minutes of the game drew the most screams
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