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Rex Ryan Will Again Call Plays For Jets' Defense
Jets coach Rex Ryan said Saturday that he will control the play-calling on defense, as he did during his first two seasons with the team. Ryan, a defensive coordinator in Baltimore before being hired as a head coach in New York, left most of those duties to Mike Pettine the last two years.
"I just think for me, and really the football team, in our situation, we're better-served if I'm on the defensive side and making sure we've got the rules set and the way I see them set," Ryan said after the second day of rookie minicamp.
Dennis Thurman replaced Pettine as the team's defensive coordinator when Pettine took the same role with Buffalo this offseason. Ryan insisted his increased role on defense is not a reflection on Thurman, a long-time assistant.
"There's a reason four straight years people wanted him to be their coordinator and we denied it every time," Ryan said. "So, it has nothing to do with Dennis' ability."
Instead, Ryan said, it's a matter of the Jets likely having as many as seven new starters on defense, possibly including first-round picks Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson.
"I think that makes more sense with me doing that, really getting down there and getting more hands-on," Ryan said. "I did that the first several years here, but when we really never had to replace guys as much as we're going to have to, I felt I'd be in more of the head coach role, and we all know where that got us.
"So, I'm going to go back to doing what I do and that's teach and coach primarily on defense."
Source: Associated Press
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