Rex Ryan’s Monday News Conference

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On whether it concerns him at all that Sanchez has had to undergo some physical test each week of the season so far…

I think it’s probably minor to everybody else (Sanchez’s broken nose), probably more than that to him.  If we had our nose broken, we would probably think it was more than minor, but that happens.  He got hit in the nose.  The thing that I loved about Mark is how competitive he was.  Here, the game is on the line, (and) he’s trying to dive for it, albeit he never got in, but he’s a super competitor.  He’s tough.  I don’t think there is any doubt about that, but you would love to keep him from taking all those hits.  Now, some of it is his own fault, like if you get outside the pocket, just get rid of it. Quarterback is not our problem right now.

On how serious Antonio Cromartie’s injury is…

I think he’s more day-to-day right now.  We’ll see how he progresses.  Hopefully, he’ll be out there Wednesday.  I think he said it was like a bruised rib and a bruised lung, so I’m sure it’s painful right now and hard for him to take a deep breath.  Some of these young guys, they recover quick.  Where it would take probably an average guy a couple of weeks,  I think these guys bounce back generally.

On whether they will make a move to replace Jeff Cumberland…

We’ll see what’s out there, but yes, unfortunately Jeff has been lost for the year.  He tore his Achilles (tendon).  That’s, I guess, our third Achilles injury since I’ve been there.  The only other one I could ever remember is Matt Snell, but it seems like you’re seeing more Achilles injuries now for whatever reason.  That’s unfortunate.   We’ll see who is out there for us.

On whether he looks back fondly on his experience in Baltimore…

Oh, yes, definitely.  I love the people in Baltimore.  They treated me great.  They treated my family great, but quite honestly right now, I’m not concerned with them at all.  I’m just worried about our football team.

On the chances of Nick Mangold playing this week…

We’ll see.  He’s probably day-to-day, as well.  I don’t think he’ll practice Wednesday, but he seems to be progressing, so hopefully, we’ll have him back.

On if he is concerned that the offense is getting away from the running game…

I think, as long as you’re able to move the ball effectively, we don’t have to run it or you don’t have to throw it.  You’d like to be in a situation where, I looked at Baltimore yesterday, they were throwing it all over the place.  I think they had 403 yards at halftime, that’s at halftime, by the way.  I’m sure, like this week, are you going to run it against Haloti Ngata, over and over, and against Ray Lewis. We’ll probably have to throw it more than we want.

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