Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/18/12

The new and mellower Rex Ryan got a little bit surly Monday after he was questioned about his team's poor performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers and, in particular, the Jets decision to pull Tim Tebow and the Wildcat offense just when it seemed to light a spark in his struggling team in the third quarter. Ryan, who was more than happy to wax poetic on the Wildcat all summer, became agitated yesterday when asked for the reasoning behind pulling Tebow — after two consecutive third-quarter first downs — and replacing him with ineffective starter Mark Sanchez on a second-and-16.When a reporter began to ask, "If Tebow can pass ...," Ryan interrupted, "He can pass," before the question could be finished. When asked about the sparse use of the Wildcat in the first two games, Ryan clenched his teeth. "Well, we've always said from day one, we can do it 20 times, 40 times, 10 times, two times, whatever. But we determine that, OK?," said Ryan. "Does that mean that given the exact same...
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