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    Jets Bring in Sleep Specialists

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/s...ers/57821754/1

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Sweet dreams, Jets.
    Hoping that catching a few extra zzzs translates into better performance on the field, the New York Jets recently brought in sleep specialists to help the players get more rest. Coach Rex Ryan also pushed back the team's schedule by about 90 minutes this week, giving the players a chance to be more energized and attentive during meetings and practice.
    "We've had sleep people come in, talking about how important sleep is, how important it is to get eight hours of it," Ryan said Friday. "We bring in these specialists for a reason. I just think it's wise to do that, listening to people with a lot more knowledge than myself about it.
    "If we can gain a little advantage, then we're going to look for it."
    The players received handouts earlier in the week about how sleep helps performance. Meetings and practices were shortened a bit, and the change in the schedule was welcomed by the players.
    The New York Post first reported the schedule change Friday.
    "It was awesome," defensive lineman Mike DeVito said. "You still get the same amount of work in, but you get to sleep in a little bit more and get off your feet a little more. It was a smart thing, a really smart thing to do. Practice was higher tempo this week and guys are ready to go."
    The Jets (1-1) are playing the Dolphins (1-1) at Miami with the temperature expected to be near 90 degrees Sunday. Along with getting plenty of rest, the team has stressed the importance of staying well-hydrated -- a process that started early in the week with drinking plenty of fluids.
    "That's something we'll be ready for," Ryan said. "We've played down there before and we know what to expect. I think the last time we played there, it was like 90 degrees out in December or January, whenever it was. We know it's going to be hot, but we think we've done a good job hydrating ourselves and getting rest."
    Ryan said the Jets will follow the revised practice and meetings schedule in future weeks.
    "They're trying to help us in any way they can so we can perform at a high level," right tackle Austin Howard said. "It's absolutely a smart move."

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    So the leadership training was a bust?

    Rex Ryan is a joke.

    SAR I

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    What's next? Anger management lectures?

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    Rex should have made the team watch the Steelers game tapes. That would have put them to sleep.

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    I don't think Rex understands fully what it means to be a sleeper pick for the Super Bowl

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    they should have tried counting sheep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfan789 View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/s...ers/57821754/1

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Sweet dreams, Jets.
    Hoping that catching a few extra zzzs translates into better performance on the field, the New York Jets recently brought in sleep specialists to help the players get more rest. Coach Rex Ryan also pushed back the team's schedule by about 90 minutes this week, giving the players a chance to be more energized and attentive during meetings and practice.
    "We've had sleep people come in, talking about how important sleep is, how important it is to get eight hours of it," Ryan said Friday. "We bring in these specialists for a reason. I just think it's wise to do that, listening to people with a lot more knowledge than myself about it.
    "If we can gain a little advantage, then we're going to look for it."
    The players received handouts earlier in the week about how sleep helps performance. Meetings and practices were shortened a bit, and the change in the schedule was welcomed by the players.
    The New York Post first reported the schedule change Friday.
    "It was awesome," defensive lineman Mike DeVito said. "You still get the same amount of work in, but you get to sleep in a little bit more and get off your feet a little more. It was a smart thing, a really smart thing to do. Practice was higher tempo this week and guys are ready to go."
    The Jets (1-1) are playing the Dolphins (1-1) at Miami with the temperature expected to be near 90 degrees Sunday. Along with getting plenty of rest, the team has stressed the importance of staying well-hydrated -- a process that started early in the week with drinking plenty of fluids.
    "That's something we'll be ready for," Ryan said. "We've played down there before and we know what to expect. I think the last time we played there, it was like 90 degrees out in December or January, whenever it was. We know it's going to be hot, but we think we've done a good job hydrating ourselves and getting rest."
    Ryan said the Jets will follow the revised practice and meetings schedule in future weeks.
    "They're trying to help us in any way they can so we can perform at a high level," right tackle Austin Howard said. "It's absolutely a smart move."
    Now the guys can stay out to closing time...When I was a twenty-something and I did not have to show up to work till a latter than usual time,those were the nights I got in the most trouble. For a team with conditioning issues lets give them more rest. Because than one practice of contact per week now is too much...
    Last edited by auctionking; 09-21-2012 at 07:56 PM. Reason: add more

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1023 View Post
    What's next? Anger management lectures?
    With this team I'm sure they all have. Actually I think most people could benefit from these things. Stress causes more issues then smoking. A good sleep and stress control is pretty good for everyone.

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    How about a tackling specialist?




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    Jets come off being embarrassed by Pitt, what is Rex's solution? Let the players sleep in and cut down on preparation time. Sounds like a winner!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barkus View Post
    Jets come off being embarrassed by Pitt, what is Rex's solution? Let the players sleep in and cut down on preparation time. Sounds like a winner!!
    My boss is just fine but damn I wish I worked for Rex. Might could talk him into the magic 11:30 - 5:00 sched!

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    Yeah, I think at IBM is going to have us employees come in 90 min. later and shorten the work day so I don't nod out in meetings or while I am working on a server like I did last week. Nappy time during the day is next. The Jets are out of there friggin minds. What's next, doing practice remotely and have everyone practice from home using skype. How bout the players going to bed earlier and stop treating a week 1 win like its the Super Bowl. Sickening!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post


    So the leadership training was a bust?

    Rex Ryan is a joke.

    SAR I
    No. Bill Belichick has been lulling champions to sleep for over 3 decades, and he's still going strong. Santonio Holmes isnt the Hero here; Rex van WInkle is.
    Last edited by WestCoastOffensive; 09-21-2012 at 11:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    No. Bill Belichick has been lulling champions to sleep for over 3 decades, and he's still going strong. Santonio Holmes isnt the Hero here; Rex van WInkle is.
    It's gone from the ridiculous to the sublime.

    So much Ryan grasping at straws I can't remember them all.

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    The Jets didn't seem to have any difficulty sleeping for most of the Pittsburgh game.

    I like Rex and he knows football, but this kind of stuff is Camp Herm type cuddly nonsense.

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    It's just a matter of time until they're walking over glowing coal and crushed glas.
    Last edited by Green + White; 09-22-2012 at 06:44 AM.

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    Thumbs down

    Rex's plan worked beautifully! The Jets slept through the Pittsburgh game and are well rested for their big game against a hated rival: The Blowfish of Miami!

    Rex is in the forefront of a dynamic new way to coach teams to a Super Bowl victory! Sleep walking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    With this team I'm sure they all have. Actually I think most people could benefit from these things. Stress causes more issues then smoking. A good sleep and stress control is pretty good for everyone.
    especially dreamers.... Just sayin'

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    Why don't they just bring in Mike Francesa

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