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Taking their cues from the top

Contrast in style between Patriots and Jets a reflection of the coaches

Updated: September 18, 2009, 12:25 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For those who believe that football teams take on the personality of their head coach, Sunday's matchup between the Patriots and Jets is compelling in that it is a drastic contrast in styles.

On one side, there's the businesslike Bill Belichick. On the other, it's cut-it-loose Rex Ryan.

Their teams follow their cue.

The Patriots keep things close to the vest, regularly speaking about the respect they have for the opposition, often repeating ...

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