Discussion

O-line won't need kick start in Pittsburgh

Rex Ryan's midseason wake-up call sparked Jets' offensive line to strong stretch run

Updated: January 18, 2011, 10:12 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This wasn't Rex Ryan chiding Tom Brady for watching a Broadway play instead of a football game.

And it wasn't Ryan spouting off about a "personal" matchup with Bill Belichick.

This was Ryan, behind closed doors and away from the cameras and microphones, delivering a personal message to his players: If you don't step up, you can forget about the Super Bowl.

Ryan addressed the team the night before its season-altering 22-17 win over the Steelers, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Trader Joes?
    It's in the Bombers' best interest to trade their dead wood by today's deadline.
  • Presidential Treatment
    Jeter got boots, a check and a visit from George W. Bush in his last game in Arlington.
  • Keep The Lights On
    The Mets have won 14 of 21, and their future is looking rather bright.
  • For Ryan Out Loud!
    Never mind the fact the Jets haven't made the playoffs in three years. It's July, Rex.
  • And Who, McAdoo?
    Beyond Eli Manning and Victor Cruz, who can Ben McAdoo count on?