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    rex inspires his team. -Ny times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/sp...2&ref=football

    good article, did not see it posted anywhere

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    Burn the boats indeed, burn the bridge and leave the Colts on the other side, hell, light Peyton Manning on fire and let him burn, the Jets will play will fire, they will play impassioned ball tonite!

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    Rex is the best Jets coach in my entire life as a Jets fan. It's almost palpable the confidence he gives his team. You actually feel it and see it in the player's eyes. They BELIEVE. And as a result, so do the fans.

    How fitting that we face the team in the first round that knocked us out of the playoffs in the championship last year.

    Different year....different outcome. :-)

    Yeah, I believe.

    And although Im taking this one game at a time, like you know the Jets are....you can't....as...a...fan...NOT think about if(when!) we beat the colts, that the Pats will be waiting for us.

    The road to the Super Bowl is still a long one....but we made it to within one game last year. There ain't no reason NOT to believe we get to dance at the Big Show this year.

    One game...one pass....one run....one hard fought yard at a time.

    Yup. Bring on the Colts. We've got a date with destiny. :-> Bwa-ha-ha!

    -GreenMeanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayc View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/sp...2&ref=football

    good article, did not see it posted anywhere
    This article is total BS! From what I've read everywhere Rex doesn't inspire he only puts pressure on his players and in position to fail.

    Silly nytimes..

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    ... nice read ... long live rex ... burn the F'in boats M-er F-er !!!!! ...











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    nice find. rex kills it on the regular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDL_JET View Post
    This article is total BS! From what I've read everywhere Rex doesn't inspire he only puts pressure on his players and in position to fail.

    Silly nytimes..
    Lol. WHAT planet are you from? Rex doesnt inspire? The Jets went to the AFC championship Rex's FIRST year as head coach! And into the playoffs his second so far. Um...I suppose previous Jets coaches like...oh...I dunno....Rich Kotitte or Eric Mangini are more inspirational to you.

    The players CLEARLY are inspired by Rex....and you're clearly a loony toon. Lol.

    I feel inspired to kick your ass! Lol. Kidding.

    But seriously....get real buddy.

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    Coincidentally, I used the Cortez example in a discussion about Rex a few weeks ago.

    Conquer or die!


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    Burn the boats!

    Channeling Churchill, Ryan Inspires His Team By GREG BISHOP
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Late on Dec. 18, mired in a two-game losing streak, his season on the brink of collapse, Rex Ryan gathered the Jets at their hotel in Pittsburgh. He spoke for roughly nine minutes. Anger colored his face crimson. Passion produced tears.

    His speech centered on respect. Not respect from opponents, or from teammates, both of which he considered fleeting. But self-respect, earned only by potential realized.

    Ryan ended with the story of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador who went to Mexico in 1519 and, despite being outnumbered, ordered his charges to burn the boats they had arrived on. As Ryan reached the climax of the story, his voice boomed.

    “They burned their boats!” he shouted. “I’m only asking you to give me seven weeks!”

    The Jets surged from the ballroom, filled with adrenaline. Several said later that they could not sleep. The Jets went on to topple the Steelers, their signature win of the season.

    Recently, Woody Johnson, the Jets’ owner, reflected on Ryan’s speech, saying, “Winston Churchill couldn’t have done it better” and “That was the best piece of oratory I’ve ever heard” and “It encapsulated everything we want to be and everything we are.”

    As the Jets head to Indianapolis for a playoff game Saturday night against the Colts, the speech underscores what is perhaps Ryan’s most underrated talent. Beyond his defensive acumen, beyond the sheer force of his personality, the Jets regard Ryan as their great orator — part general, part politician, part football coach, a toastmaster at heart.

    It is what won Ryan his job as Jets coach. As Johnson recalls, Ryan arrived 45 minutes late for his interview, but Johnson said he forgot all about the tardy coach drenched in sweat and lost himself in Ryan’s voice. Johnson says he believes Ryan transformed his organization through words as much as actions, from declaring in his first news conference that he planned to win the Super Bowl immediately and into his second season.

    Linebacker Bart Scott calls the best of Ryan’s speeches “Rex Ryan’s Greatest Hits.” In Ryan, Scott sees the passion of Bill Cowher, the tearful emotion of Dick Vermeil and the comedic influence of Rodney Dangerfield. Ryan even concludes each Saturday meeting with his catch phrase (family version): let’s eat a gosh darn snack.

    “Everybody has to find some type of motivation,” cornerback Dwight Lowery said. “Money. Respect. Honor. We have Rex.”

    William McGurn does not follow football. But before he wrote for The Wall Street Journal, he once served as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He knows what separates a great speech from a good one.

    It starts with a purpose: to inspire, to explain, to persuade or, in the case of Ryan and most coaches, to exhort. To achieve that purpose, there must be an issue, context, something to overcome. Delivery, structure, all the elements of a great speech, matter only as they relate to purpose.

    A great speech can move a nation, lift an army, inspire graduates, or, in Ryan’s case, on a smaller scale, guide a football team. The key, McGurn said, is the speaker, not the words.

    “It has to be believable,” he said. “It has to be consistent with who they are. The great speakers have all that in common.”

    In the N.F.L., with its constant turnover and salaries in the millions, motivation is often considered an overrated concept. Yet teams are built on people, real people with real emotions, hopes and dreams. Over an intense, six-month season, they must be pushed and prodded.

    The Jets who played for the defenses that Ryan led in Baltimore remembered when the Ravens played Dallas a few years back. The Cowboys’ offensive coordinator at the time, Jason Garrett, had turned down an opportunity to coach the Ravens, a job that Ryan himself had coveted.

    Ryan centered his speech on three words — “How dare you?” — and Scott said the Ravens won because Ryan channeled the disrespect he felt.

    Ryan does not script his speeches. Instead, he starts with a theme and looks for examples, either historic or from his background, that match his thesis. He meets with the video department to develop specific, matching clips. Sometimes he will call family members, like his older brother, Jim, for advice.

    His delivery varies depending on topic and timing. Defensive lineman Trevor Pryce said Ryan could “get angry and fired up and Bear Bryant with the best of them.” But he mixes humor and self-deprecation and infuses his speech with confidence and profanity. McGurn said Gen. George Patton was also known to curse, but perhaps in a strategic manner, to better connect with troops.

    Ryan has delivered speeches that lasted only a few words. After the Jets escaped with a late, lucky victory at Denver, Ryan did not tell his players he was proud of their resolve. “Men,” he said, “let’s get out of here before they change their minds.” Before the playoffs started last season, he handed the Jets a schedule that mapped out even their Super Bowl victory parade. The sheet spoke volumes. Ryan distributed it in silence.

    The coach does not consider himself a great speaker, or a wordsmith; in fact, he is dyslexic. His players, though, believe that Ryan’s oratory genius lies not in the actual words but in finding the right words at the right moment. Tied, 10-10, at halftime against the Steelers, they turned to one another and said, “Burn the boats.”

    Such perspective comes from Ryan’s makeup, from a lifetime spent in football, around coaches. Jim Ryan said their father, Buddy, motivated more by understatement. He addressed players only by their number. From Buddy, Rex took the family ethos of “blunt force trauma,” his words honest, forceful, direct. But he combined that hard edge with a softer side, the vulnerability that allows him to connect on a deeper level.

    “To reveal emotion to the extent he does, that’s what makes him special,” said Matt Higgins, the Jets’ executive vice president for business operations, who once worked for Rudolph W. Giuliani. “I’ve never seen a speaker use emotion like he does, a willingness to reveal it all, to step up to the precipice and take you with him.”

    All the separate elements of Ryan’s speeches are augmented by what players called his most important speaking quality: authenticity. Pryce described that as the main difference between Ryan and other coaches. After 14 seasons, Pryce said: “All you need is to hear a coach once to know he’s a fraud, to know he’s never been in a fistfight in his life. I heard Rex once, and I knew he would fight for me, that day.”

    Yet for all his greatest hits, Ryan remains a man of the moment. This time last year he handed the Jets the complete postseason schedule. This week he did not bury a football, nor deliver an impassioned plea.

    Instead, he talked about the Colts, about the game plan, a series of short, sweet, clinical addresses. That, too served its purpose. Sometimes the best speakers say nothing. Other times, they tell their team to burn the boats.
    Awesome.

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    now hire herm back and between the two of them we should have the most amped up team in the history of football haha

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    Peggy is inspired too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmeanie View Post
    Lol. WHAT planet are you from? Rex doesnt inspire? The Jets went to the AFC championship Rex's FIRST year as head coach! And into the playoffs his second so far. Um...I suppose previous Jets coaches like...oh...I dunno....Rich Kotitte or Eric Mangini are more inspirational to you.

    The players CLEARLY are inspired by Rex....and you're clearly a loony toon. Lol.

    I feel inspired to kick your ass! Lol. Kidding.

    But seriously....get real buddy.
    sarcasm alert.

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    Woody hit it out of the park hiring Rex.

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