Is Coach Rex Ryan Being Too Positive?

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Aug. 18, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on the sidelines against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Giants won 26-3. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

I know it is only the second preseason game. The Jets have time to get better, with the big dress rehearsal coming next week against the Carolina Panthers.

Also, I know that Rex Ryan has stopped with the Super Bowl guarantees. However, is being too positive about his team and players? Take a look at some of his quotes from last night after the game. First, here is what he had to say about Wayne Hunter:

I don’t know exactly what the number was (sacks allowed), but he’s going against a good football player in (Jason) Pierre-Paul. He’s a heck of a football player. If you’re isolated one-on-one, he’s not just going to beat Wayne Hunter. He’s going to beat a bunch of tackles in this league. Clearly, we have to be mindful of that. I thought he was able to do some good things, but I want to watch the tape before I isolate one guy. I have a tough time believing it was one guy.

First of all, what game was Rex watching? Wayne was able to do some good things? Yes, Rex, you are right. His uniform stayed on. That was a good thing. His helmet fit, also a positive. He didn’t get injured while watching from the sidelines. Other than that, I am not sure what coach was talking about.

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