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Behind the bluster, Rex can really coach

Ryan's smart schemes are an underrated aspect of his overall coaching profile

Updated: January 19, 2011, 8:43 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- When the New York Jets lost to the Indianapolis Colts in last season's AFC title game, they relentlessly blitzed Peyton Manning. The problem was that the defensive strategy didn't knock the veteran quarterback off his game, and the Colts went on to the Super Bowl.

This year, when these teams met again, Jets coach Rex Ryan didn't forget. Yes, there were still a few blitzes thrown in, but Ryan's game plan changed to include fewer high-risk defensive plays, in which a ...

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