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1495 Sports Jets Quotes 10/10/12

1495 Sports is proud to bring these New York Jets quotes from 10/10/12

Head Coach Rex Ryan:

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Opening Statement:

“First off, some news, we signed Daniel Muir, who’s a defensive lineman. I think when you meet him, you’ll know he’s been a defensive lineman all of his life. He’s 6-1 ½ , 325 LBS. . He’s a bigger man. (He’s a) former Colt, former Packer, so he’s a guy that has some experience. We’re excited to add him. Unfortunately, (with) Josh Mauga, it was a torn (pectoral) and we’ve placed Josh on injured reserve. It’s an unfortunate thing. I believe Josh had a torn pec before on the other side. It’s just one of those things. It’s just unfortunate, obviously. We’re getting ready to play the Colts. They’re coming off of a huge win, obviously, playing against the Green Bay Packers. It was very impressive to watch. Breaking down their offense, it took probably double the time. They had 100 snaps against Green Bay. A lot of no-huddle, up- tempo type offense. (Andrew) Luck is doing a tremendous job running that system. With (Bruce) Arians, it’s an offense that is very similar to Pittsburgh. Obviously when Bruce was there, Pittsburgh had a lot of success there. It’s some similar things. One thing that jumps out at me is the player Reggie Wayne. Reggie is doing a lot of dirty work too, kind of like Hines Ward used to do at Pittsburgh. He’s also being targeted about 15 times a game. You can see they clearly want to get the ball in his hands, and rightfully so. He’s having a tremendous year. He’s always been a top receiver in this league. His numbers, actually, indicate that this might be his best year to date. (He’s) really doing a great job. With Luck, he’s not just going to Reggie Wayne. He spreads the ball and seems to have an excellent grasp of the system. He has a plan of where he’s going to go with the football (and) he seems to be doing a nice job. He’s surprising me a little bit with his escapability. I think with that, obviously, we know he’s a good athlete, just look at the (Combine) times and everything else, but he steps in. He can shake guys like big Ben (Roethlisberger) does a little bit. He can extend plays and that’s something we have to do a great job of, understanding that, and plastering down the field that he may get outside or break contain. We have to do a good job. (Donald) Brown is doing a nice job running with the football. On defense, it’s those two great pass rushers – obviously, Pro Bowl pass rushers in (Robert) Mathis and Dwight (Freeney). We better do something about them, or they can make your day miserable, as we know. They’re playing a good sound defense. They’ve changed to a 3-4 defense, yet carried over a lot of the 4-3 principles that we’re accustomed to seeing with Indianapolis. Like I said, it starts with those two edge pass rushers. I can tell you about their special teams if you’d like me to or why don’t we pass. (laughter) We’ll pass. Injuries, while we’re here I want to make sure I give you the information that has been given to me. The guys that will not practice today, Sione Po’uha with a low back, Kenrick Ellis with a knee, John Conner, hamstring, Nick Mangold, ankle, Clyde Gates, shoulder, LaRon Landry with the heel, that’s basically trying to give him the two days off like we’ve been giving him. (There’s) nothing new there. Guys that will be limited in practice, Aaron Berry, ribs, Bart Scott, toe, Bryan Thomas, hamstring, Stephen Hill and Dustin Keller, hamstring, will be limited. All of these other guys will be full, that’s Eric Smith, hip/knee, Antonio Cromartie, shoulder, Nick Bellore, shoulder, Mark Sanchez, low back, Calvin Pace, achilles, Brandon Moore, hip, Matt Slauson, knee, Austin Howard, back, Jeremy Kerley, finger, and Jeff Cumberland, ribs.”

Center Nick Mangold

On his ankle injury:

“It’s a little better than last year, from what I can tell. I don’t know if I’m better at handling it or just dealing with ankle injuries. So it seems to be going better so far, and hopefully we can continue on that path.”

On the Colts defense:

“They’re flying around. They’re making plays and I really like the guy they have inside, number 99 (Antonio Johnson), he’s playing pretty well, so it’s going to be a challenge for us.  You obviously have to account for the two bookends there, they play great defense. It’s going to be a tough challenge and it’s going to be another sixty minute fight for us.”

On whether he’ll play Sunday:

“We’ll find out on Sunday.”

Newly acquired Defensive Tackle Daniel Muir:

On what he brings to the team:

“I play with a lot of energy. I’m really passionate when I get out on the field. So I really think I can bring a lot of energy and have fun doing it. That’s the one thing that guys will be able to see, I’m going to play with energy and have fun doing it.”

On if he knew he would get a chance to sign with a team during the season:

“Absolutely, I knew eventually I would get a call because I have a lot of football left in me. I knew a call would come. I just didn’t worry about it. I just wanted to make sure I was ready, so when it came, I would be ready to go.”

On if he can help the team’s pass rush:

“For my career, I’ve never been looked at as a pass rusher. I never really got that opportunity to rush in the game, but I’ve always been able to pass rush. Every coach that I’ve been with knows that I’m able to (rush the passer). I’m a good pass rusher. Definitely, if they give me an opportunity here, I’m going to go all out and make stuff happen.”

Tight End Dustin Keller:

On if he thinks he will play on Sunday:

“Yeah I do. It’s been way too long. I’ve had way too many setbacks. I was super smart today. I got some good reps today and came out healthy. I think I’ll be good to go, I’m pretty positive.”

 On if he had any nagging hamstring issues:

“I think the whole thing with me is with the way I play, kind of everything needs to be full speed. When you come off a hamstring you have to limit yourself and I think at times, me personally, I pushed it too hard and it gave me setbacks. It was good to get that full week of rest last week. It feels really good now.”

 On what he’s hoping he can add to the offense if he plays:

“Whatever they need. Whatever Coach Sparano decides my role is going to be this week. I just want to do it to the best of my ability.”

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