Aug 4, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) speaks with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan during a scrimmage at SUNY Cortland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Despite Fighting, Coach Ryan Says the Jets are Bonding


There has been a bit of fighting amongst the Jets over the last few days of camp in Cortland, NY. A lot of talking heads, especially on the air at our favorite network, ESPN, talking about how this is a sign that the Jets are fractured again. However, coach Rex Ryan doesn’t see the team as broken up. He sees them as bonding very well. Look at what he had to say during yesterday’s press conference:

Yes, no question. I think they’re getting a little too close though, punching each other [laughter]. Absolutely. You don’t see it in the dorms like I see it. My room is down there on the first floor where they have the pool table, ping-pong and the TV. They’re enjoying each other’s company. You see it in the chow hall and when they’re in the meetings. Quite honestly, there’s very little free time that they have, but you definitely see it in them. Bart [Scott] is a guy that, as crazy as he is and as light as he makes practice, he’s a guy that takes people to his home and all that type of stuff. That’s the kind of culture we try to create here.

Last night, he took the team out for its scheduled movie night, which I am sure was a big help. Rex has a handle on this, Jets fans. The team will be just fine.

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