Sept 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Rex Ryan says Dolphins Game was his Toughest Ever


It was a hot one on the field in Miam yesterday afternoon, and it was a hotly contested ball game, that the Jets were happy to come out of with a 23-20 OT win. As we talked about earlier, it was a tough football game that neither team really took control of, but in the end, the Jets made the plays at the right time.

It was a tough one for coach Ryan as well. Here is what he had to say in the post game:

“Obviously every win in this league is a great win and they’re tough to get,” he said after Nick Folk ended the marathon with a 33-yard boot in the fifth quarter. “I don’t know if I’ve been in a tougher one than this. Clearly it was a great team effort. Did we get breaks? We certainly got some breaks. No question about it. The Dolphins they played extremely hard and obviously it looked rough there for us for a while. But we kept hanging in there and like the team we are, we kept fighting all the way till the end.”

Understandable sentiment from Rex. That was as tough as it gets.

For quarterback Mark Sanchez, it was an up and down day, which he noted in his comments:

“This thing was a roller coaster, no doubt,” said Sanchez. “I’m really proud of the offensive line, the receivers, running backs, guys blocking and catching the ball when we needed to there at the end and for picking me up when I didn’t have it today. There were certain spans during the game where I left too many completions out there. I missed some throws that I can easily make and this team fought and we battled.”

They got out of there with a win, that’s all that matters.

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