Dec 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks with inside linebacker David Harris (52) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Browns 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan Can't Believe David Harris is Not in Top 100

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Why do the New York Jets love Rex Ryan? Because not only does he stick up for his team as a whole, as well of himself, but he sticks up for his individual players as well.

In case you weren’t aware, each year, the NFL Network puts together a list of the top 100 players in the league, as voted on by the players themselves. Sheldon Richardson crashed the list at #94, and Peyton Manning was number one. You can see the entire list by clicking here.

One name that did not make the list was David Harris, a consistent force within the New York Jets’ front seven.  Harris not being there caught the ire of head coach Rex Ryan:

“David Harris is the most underrated player in the league,” Ryan told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “It ain’t close! It ain’t close! You could have a top 100 … and he’s not even mentioned. And I’m like, ‘What?!'”

Harris does make a case for himself. He hasn’t missed a start since 2007, and has posted over 100 tackles three times. His lowest total was 75 in 2008, but Harris only started 11 games. He is also a second team All-Pro.

However, Harris has had a tough time in pass coverage, and is virtually silent in the pass rush. But Harris has been one of the Jets’ top run-stuffers for a long time, and deserves more credit.

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