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Throwback Thursday: New York Jets’ Defense Rex Ryan Style

By Alan Schechter

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

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.