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SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets stands on the field prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
And just like that, Rex Ryan has a little hop in his step again. The Jets coach appeared to be closer to his old self Monday after the Jets moved to 2-1 on the season with a 27-20 divisional win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills. While he wasn’t entirely thrilled with New York’s win, which included a ghastly 20 penalty flags being thrown against the Jets (compared to their 20 total first downs on the day), his solution for cutting down on penalties in the future had the same pep Ryan has been known for throughout his years as the Jets’ head coach. Ryan said Monday that he is bringing back a team policy from 2010 that requires players to do 10 pushups every time they make a move in practice that would draw a penalty during a game. Officials will be at Jets’ practices to throw flags. It’s not just Jets players who are going to have it engrained in them not to make silly mistakes, though — Ryan is asking just about everyone to get on board. Coaches, staff members and even owner Woody Johnson (if he’s at practice) will have to drop and crank out 10 if a flag is thrown. Ryan says he’d even like to see fans get involved. “I challenge the entire organization to get behind it,” Ryan said Monday, according to the New York Post. “I’m not saying our fans need to do the pushups and all that. I’m not saying it, but if our fans want to get in there and help us, how much pressure is that? You’ve got your fans doing pushups, too.” The Jets’ 20 penalties Sunday went for 168 yards. Only seven teams in NFL history have ever had 20 penalties or more, according to the Post. The last one to win with 20 penalties was the 1951 Browns, and another team that Ryan was the defensive coordinator for, the 2005 Ravens, also rang up 20. “I don’t want our team to be associated with penalties,” Ryan said. “There’s no question. That’s not who we are. I want to have a physical football team, but I also want to be the least penalized team in the league, not the most penalized team. It’s not acceptable.” The Jets went to the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row in 2010, the last time Ryan consistently used the ploy. But while he sounds excited about how the pushups could cut down on the penalties, Ryan is likely hoping that the idea will be a deterrent rather than something that ends up getting used a lot. “We don’t want to look like Jack LaLanne or somebody either,” Ryan said. Especially since Ryan apparently has to crank pushups every time there’s a penalty, too. Photo of the Day Well, that’s one way to break up a double play. Tweet of the Day It’s happening. I woke up this morning to find out that the Pittsburgh #Pirates are in the playoffs. I've never been more confused.— Chris Young (@ChrisYoungCPI) September 24, 2013 Video of the Day It was an injury-filled night for the Orioles. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Daily Blend, NESN Staff, New York Jets, NFL, Offbeat, Top Stories, Twitter
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