Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media before the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Throwback Thursday: New York Jets' Defense Rex Ryan Style

Earlier today, we took a look at why it is so important for the Jets to go back to playing defense in Rex Ryan style.  We talked about how important it is to be aggressive, and put the offense on its heals.  If you make the other team react to you, you have control of the tempo, and therefore the game.

So, what better what to enjoy a Throwback Thursday by looking back at Rex Ryan style defense?  It was such a joy to watch, wasn’t it?  So that is where we are going now, to take a look at some video on the Jets defense from the beginning of the Ryan era.  Here are some highlights from 2009:

And finally, a look at 2010:

Remember how good it could be? It could be this good again, and I don’t want to say we need “fat rex” back because that would diminish his life success, with the weight loss.

Let’s just say, the attitude is back.

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  • Paul Newbold

    I know I’m in the minority when it comes to the Ryan’s Defenses. Like his father’s famous Bear’s defense, Rex relies heavily on blitz packages to bring pressure and confuse offenses. His style relies heavily on multiple personnel packages as well. The above videos are fun to watch, when things work well from the blitz, the defense looks fantastic! On the other hand when guy’s like Brady read it correctly, your defense gets burned big time. The past 2 seasons our D has faded, the lack of defensive depth and speed were missing, and Rex’s team floundered. Rex failed to make adjustments, maybe why he is more active this year. Rex like his father have been blessed with some highly talented players on their teams, when that talent gets hurt or is in short supply the strength of their defenses faltered. Rex and Buddy are considered “Defensive Geniuses” in many circles in the NFL, but to me Rex is a good defensive coordinator and his upside stops there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

    Rex has done as well as expected these past 4 yrs without a good pass rusher–lets alone a premiere pass rusher like he had with the Ravens- Suggs.
    I look at this year’s Jets where Rex can really show case his talents of matching and mismatching D-linemen and a big rushing LB (Coples) coming off the edge. I might be wrong but Im really optimistic this years team without an extreme negative at QB can make the playoffs. This past week showed once more why Sanchez with his video ( I couldn’t watch it) doesn’t have the leadership or mental skills to be a NFL QB.