Found May 15, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has said that he wants to be more involved with his defense this year, opposed to last season when he apparently didn’t know what was going on.

“He did fade off a little bit,” Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said. “I don’t know the reason for it. He’s a head coach. He has a lot on his plate. It’s a lot of pressure. It’s just something that maybe he thought he put more trust in the coaching staff and seeing that it kind of hurt us a little bit last year. Not to frown (on) any coaches or how they coach. It’s good to see your head coach being involved and maybe just putting his two cents in, just hearing his voice every now and then in the meeting room. I think it’s good.”

Ryan has been showing up to defensive meetings and has been more hands on with some of his players during minicamp.

“He’s been in our defensive meetings a little bit more so far,” Harris said. “It’s still the offseason but in our installs the last two weeks he’s been more hands on coaching little points here and there and asking guys if they understand it, younger guys. I think it’s going to be a plus for us.”

Ryan needs to make sure he understands everything that’s going on with his team, or else he’ll keep having problems with guys like Santonio Holmes who aren’t disciplined.

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