Rex Ryan Likes the Underdog Role for his Jets

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Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Another guy that has faced a lot of criticism lately is their quarterback, Mark Sanchez. But that hasn’t stopped coach Rex Ryan for having confidence in his starting QB:

Absolutely I am. He shows it every day, in the classroom, with his teammates and in the weight room. He’s working as hard as anybody, anybody I’ve ever been around. He’s been really impressive that way. Physically, just being around the other guys, I see him stepping up and challenging his teammates, all those types of things, not that you (wouldn’t) expect it, but it’s like this is him. You saw it coming. It’s his fourth year. I mentioned this before, as a rookie he was looked at as a weakness on our football team, and I said there’s going to be a day where he’s looked at as the strength of our team and not a weakness. I think that day is right now.

Rex Ryan is ready to go. The Jets have had success in the underdog role in the past, see 2009. Hopefully, the Jets can have similar success again.

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