Jets Rex Ryan's Monday Interview with the Media

Next2 of 4Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

On if he’ll need to simplify the offense for Colin Baxter…

I think Baxter did a great job in that game. Considering he (was) thrown in there, I’m sure he (was) a little nervous. You kind of get thrown to the wolves there, but he played three-quarters of the game. (He) had a couple of mental mistakes, snapped the ball early that one time, but I was proud of the way he jumped in there. And, we’ll always say, whether it’s Nick or Baxter or whoever, we go on and there’s no excuses. If he can’t go, remember last year, it’s almost a similar thing to when we lost Darrelle Revis in the second game of the season when he pulled a hamstring. And now you have to replace Darrelle going forward, and we were able to do that. Same thing with Nick. You probably have, well, no probably about it. The way Darrelle Revis is the best corner in football and it’s undisputable, the same thing you can say about Nick Mangold as a center. But, we’ll find ways to get it done and it’s just what we do. That’s the New York Jets. When you have that decal on your helmet, you have to step in and do the job.

On if Caleb Schlauderoff would be the backup at center to Baxter…

Right, he could and it could be (Matt) Slauson too. Slauson’s done that. He backed up, we worked him as a center before and Schlauderoff maybe could play guard. We feel okay there.

On if they will look for options outside of the team to fill in offensive line depth…

I’m comfortable with the guys we have. I feel good about what we have.

On if he thinks the running game was better and if the offense will be balanced again next week…

Well, we’ll see. Again, that team Jacksonville did a pretty good job of holding Chris Johnson to 2.4 (yards) per carry. Sometimes a staple of a team (like) Jacksonville is the way they run the football and they stop the run. So regardless of how many guys they have down there, that’s who Jacksonville was. So I thought we did run it more efficiently this week than we had last week. And also, I’ll tell you the guy I was really happy with was (Mark) Sanchez. The three runs for 29 yards, (and) he also had another big one called back. But I thought he ran the ball well. We’ve been trying to get Mark, (when) you face certain coverages (and say) ‘Hey, don’t be afraid to just take off with it.’ And he did that. Because I can tell you, that stretches your defense out.

On if he would like to see the running game get going against Oakland this week…

I’ll take winning by 29.  I’ll take winning by one, so I wasn’t disappointed in the way we ran the ball or did anything offensively.  I thought we did a great job in all phases of the game.  Will they (Oakland) anticipate that?  This reminds me of when we played Detroit, when they had given up a bunch of rushing yards to some team.  They came in and they put everybody down there.  (Detroit Head Coach) Jim Schwartz was down there (joking).  Will that be what they do?  I’m not sure.  We’ll find out.

Next2 of 4Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Next Jets Game Full schedule »
Sunday, Oct 2626 Oct1:00Buffalo BillsBuy Tickets

Tags: Alan Schechter Antonio Cromartie Colin Baxter Darrelle Revis David Harris Dustin Keller Eric Smith John Conner Mark Sanchez NIck Mangold NY Jets Plaxico Burress Rex Ryan Santonio Holmes Shonn Greene

comments powered by Disqus