Rex's Rx a tried-and-true formula

Ryan's pitch hasn't changed a whit since the 1980s, New Mexico cronies say

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Rex Ryan stood in front of his players in a hotel meeting room the night before the game. They were on the road. They were underdogs. It was personal.

"Nobody's your friend on the field," said Ryan, working himself into a familiar four-letter-word rant. "You want friends? You can have friends after the game. Right now, it's you against everybody, and you have to prove yourself every time."

The next day, Ryan's sixth-seeded New York Jets sandblasted the heavily favored New England ...

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