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1495 Sports Jets Quotes 10/4/12

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1495 Sports is proud to bring these New York Jets quotes for 10/4/12:

Head Coach Rex Ryan:

Opening statement:

“So the Houston Texans, watching this group right here, it looks like they have a lot of weaknesses on their team. (joking) ‘Ryan slams Texans,’ that will be the headlines, that will be good.  When you look at them, obviously, I go back and I really look at (Matt) Schaub. When he’s been the quarterback the last eight games, I think (in) seven of them, they’ve beat the opponent (by) 20 points or more, so that’s not a good thing.  The guy’s extremely accurate with the football, that’s a given.  Andre Johnson is still, in my opinion, one of the best receivers in the game.  He’s a guy that can take a short pass (and) take it the distance.  He can go deep on you, (he has) speed, he’s got everything and we’ve said it every time we’ve played him. He’s just a tremendous player. When you look at (Arian) Foster, I don’t know what his average is, carries and all that stuff, but I don’t know how many guys are on pace to run the ball more than he is, and I’m talking about ever, in this league.  They just give it to him, he’s a work horse.  You have to make sure you can get him on the ground.  He runs hard, runs that zone scheme, is a tremendous back, can catch the ball out of the backfield, so there’s a lot of things there.  It looks like their offense is really built on running the football, and that sets up everything else.  They run hard play action and they throw the ball down the field.  They’ll run bootlegs, screens, so they give you the whole gamut.  (Coach) Kubiak, obviously, has been there a long time and they have that system rolling right now.  Then defensively, I think Wade Phillips, obviously, has done a tremendous job there. That’s no secret, Wade always does a great job.  But some of the pieces he has, when you look at J.J. Watt and you look at those outside edge rushers, that’s definitely a concern.  You have a local product in Brian Cushing, so he’s going to be energized like he always is because he really doesn’t need to be, he always plays that way.  It’s going to be a huge challenge for us. We have to find a way to keep scrapping and see what happens.  I think our guys will be excited to play this game because you’re going against an outstanding opponent, on Monday night, in our building. I know we’re going to be energized and we’ll see what happens.”

On what you look at after a tough loss:

“I think you look at everything. As a coach, you always try to put your players in the best position for them to succeed (and) for them to be successful. I think that’s coaching, so evaluating that. We had that extra day purposely to look at different things. We bring in certain guys to this football team. We want that kind of character. We want that kind of toughness and that kind of determination. We want those kinds of players there. That’s why when we look at this, we’re looking at this as an opportunity that we’re excited about. We get to play in front of a national audience, in front of our home crowd, coming off a bad game. They’re going to get our best. I can promise you that.”

On if he feels the team has enough talent:

“I think we are a very talented group. I don’t think there’s any question. Some of our talent may look different. I think we have a very talented offensive line for instance. Now, they’re not going to be talented if you test them in the 40. It’s a talented group that way. We have some young defensive linemen that I think are very talented, that I think their future is going (up), but I need to get them (there) quick. They might not be there yet, but we have to get there with that group. I feel great about our talent.”

Quarterback Tim Tebow:

On if he is looking forward to Monday after all that has happened this week:

“Well, we’re definitely excited. (We) wanted to be on Monday Night Football to play a great team, the Texans, (and) to get that bad taste out of our mouth as well.”

On the Texans defense:

“Yeah, they’re a very good defense.  They make a lot of plays, they’re very sound, it’s hard to get over the top (and) they have a lot of great playmakers up front. They just make plays and they’re consistent in that, and there’s a lot to be said about that.”

On if the offense will have to be creative running the ball against the Texans:

“They’re tough against the run, they’re tough against play action, they’re tough against straight dropbacks, so they do a lot of things well.  I think you just have to be effective on first and second down and get third-and-medium and third-and-short and find ways to convert.”

Quarterback Mark Sanchez:

On if Monday can come fast enough:

“I don’t think so. I think everybody would rather be playing on Sunday, but that’s the way the schedule goes. We get an extra day to prepare. Unfortunately, it’s another day for that loss to sit with you, but that’s part of the game. You play long enough, sometimes those games happen, and there’s no excuse for them, so we have to bounce back.”

On Houston’s defense:

“They’re tough. J.J. Watt looks great. (Brian) Cushing, former roommate and good friend of mine, looks good. In the secondary, a really improved group with (Johnathan) Joseph and (Kareem) Jackson, so it’s a heck of a group. We’re going to have our work cut out for us, just like every week. We’re excited about the challenge.”

On bouncing back from a bad game:

“I think it’s just part of your personality. Whenever you don’t perform your best, the next game can’t come soon enough. You can’t prepare enough the next week. Whenever you make a bad throw you want to get the next one under way and make it happen. I think that’s just the way I am. I’ve been fortunate to have a great team around me. (They’re) tough guys that want to do the same thing, that want to bounce back, so it’s not like I’m alone. (If not), then it would be a lot harder. These guys want to play well right beside me, so it feels good.”

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