Rex Ryan’s Wednesday Press Conference

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On if there’s an advantage for the offense seeing a Ryan family defense in practice every day…

Well, I’m sure there are similarities, I’m sure there are some similarities, but a lot of it is different. But I think anytime you go with a pressure-type defense, it’s good to work against that. Just like going against no-huddle offenses. We’re prepared defensively because we see that a bunch and things. I think without question it prepares you a little bit better.

On drawing anything from facing the Cleveland Browns last season…

I’m sure you do. You look at everything, just like somebody asked me if they’ll go back and look at when I was in Baltimore and playing Dallas. Yes, of course. You’ll go back, you’ll do all that stuff. You’ll look at the preseason, you’ll go back to all last year’s tapes and times when you’ve played them before. But absolutely we will.

On QB Mark Sanchez

Well, we were excited about how he went in last year. I think this year though, it’s more of the leadership and the ownership of this offense. Schotty [offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] and he are tied together. He has a great understanding of it. He’s better at recognizing defenses and things, with just the natural maturity that you take going into your third year. But I think it’s even bigger than that.

On if Sanchez will have more freedom to call plays at the line…

If it sounds good, go for it, I guess. A lot of our system is built anyway that way. So he has to make checks and calls and things. So that really won’t be that big of a difference.

On Sanchez wanting to improve his completion percentage…

Well, you’d love to see your quarterback over 60. But again, our system is probably a little different than others. We’ll take probably more shots downfield than some teams will. These west coast offenses, those are kind of like long handoffs, but they are completions. The big thing is just wins. Protect the football, and let’s find ways to get wins. If he’s at 55 and we’re winning games …  I don’t have him on my fantasy football team. I just want my quarterback to win.

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Topics: 9/11, Alan Schechter, Brandon Moore, Derrick Mason, Joe Mcknight, John Conner, Mark Brunell, Mark Sanchez, NY Jets, Plaxico Burress, Rex Ryan

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