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Rex Ryan pumps up the volume

Jets coach set the tone for Sunday's win with a fiery, emotional Saturday speech

Updated: December 20, 2010, 10:28 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

PITTSBURGH -- As Rex Ryan stood before his team Saturday night, the emotions of a long and stressful week poured out. He always gives a fiery speech on the eve of games -- that's who he is -- but this was different. He got so worked up, according to players, that he nearly cried.

"A tear didn't drop," cornerback Darrelle Revis said, "but his eyes were a little watery."

Revis said it evoked memories of Ryan's famous team meeting last Nov. 16, when the New York Jets' coach ...

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