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Jets on Rex: We want to prove him right

Instead of being backed into a corner by Ryan's boasts, Gang Green has coach's back

Updated: January 12, 2011, 2:24 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

Rex Ryan can't help himself. Even when the New York Jets coach means to be neutral, some over-the-top boast might escape. When he is praising one quarterback, he might inadvertently zing another.

Ryan's unrehearsed brashness is part of the reason the stakes are higher for the Jets. But, for guys who genuinely like working for Ryan, it's also part of the reason they play so hard.

"We're behind him 110 percent," cornerback Drew Coleman said. "As much as he takes for us, ...

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