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    Rex Ryan: 10 Things I Think I Think (SI)

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/07/24/rex-ryan-10-things/

    1. I think the biggest misconception about me is that I’m a players’ coach who doesn’t hold guys accountable. I’m a players’ coach, yes, but I’m as demanding on my players as anybody I know—I just do it in a different way.

    2. I think the greatest defense of all time was my dad’s ’85 Bears, and I don’t think in my career I’ll ever coach a better defense. But I’ll sure as heck try.

    3a. I think my greatest coaching nemesis is Bill Belichick, but Mike Tomlin is a close second because he’s beaten me in two AFC championship games.

    3b. I think my greatest player nemesis is Peyton Manning. I thought the Baltimore team I was defensive coordinator for was going to win a Super Bowl in the 2006 season—we had the best team in football, and it wasn’t close—but it was Peyton’s play-calling, against me, that won the Colts the divisional-round game. I took it really personally, but I finally got him in the 2010 playoffs with the Jets.

    4. I think when we play the Buccaneers and Darrelle Revis in Week 1, I’ll make sure Marty Mornhinweg is very aware of the Revis Rules we used to follow in practice: If the ball is on the far hash mark from where Revis is lined up, you can forget about throwing a comeback or an out route his direction, because Revis is going to pick it.


    5. I think the outside talk about me being a lame-duck coach really doesn’t bother me, because this is the best I’ve felt, ever. I’ve finally figured out how to be a head coach in my own way, and how to lead and get my vision of the team through to my players. I have to coach defense every single day.

    6. I think the greatest motivator of men I have ever been around is Ray Lewis, because Ray Lewis motivated me as a coach. His message was always clear, always about the brotherhood of his team, and that’s who I am.

    7. I think Clemson is a good fit for my son, Seth, a preferred walk-on to the football team. When I met coach Dabo Swinney at the school’s Pro Day last year, I noticed that he talks about his players just like I talk about my players, so I know he cares about them an unbelievable amount.

    8. I think if we had a quiz show on the history of our game, I could beat anybody in the NFL, because I know the history backward and forward. Now if we had a spelling bee, I bet you I’d be dead last.

    9. I think the read-option is here to stay because of the young men who are running it. It used to be that if you had a running quarterback he really couldn’t throw, but now we have more of these great hybrid athletes entering the league and thriving at the position.

    10. I think neither Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, nor I is going to win a beauty contest, but I got the lap-band surgery because I wanted to see my grandkids grow up—and that was what I told him about why he should get it, too.
    A little light hearted reading

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    Nice little back-handed dig at Brady. Peyton was his nemesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASG0531 View Post
    Nice little back-handed dig at Brady. Peyton was his nemesis.
    Unsurprising take on that from a Pats fan. Hard to believe it's not all about Brady, huh?

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    Good read. I hope Rex comes through this year for us. I know he doesn't have a lot to work with, buy if he can squeeze out a 9-7 record, with wins over quality teams, Ill be back on his bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    Good read. I hope Rex comes through this year for us. I know he doesn't have a lot to work with, buy if he can squeeze out a 9-7 record, with wins over quality teams, Ill be back on his bandwagon.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by ASG0531 View Post
    Nice little back-handed dig at Brady. Peyton was his nemesis.
    Rex has beaten Brady at least 3 times since he's been with the Jets. Peyton, for whatever reason, was a tougher dragon to slay for Rex.

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