Outfoxed at Foxboro?
According to the New York Jets players, it was Rex Ryan who was the Guru, not Bill Bellicheck yesterday. Players talked about Ryan drawing up some mad schemes to confuse the Patriots in their 28-21 win. One player even said some of the plays were Madden-like– flooding zones, disguising defenses and keeping Tom Brady guessing.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For all of the trash-talking the New York Jets did in the days leading up to Sunday’s divisional playoff clash with the rival New England Patriots – from cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s(notes) profane assessment of Tom Brady(notes) to linebacker Bart Scott’s(notes) threat to inflict violence upon Wes Welker(notes) – the most audacious statement of all was made by Rex Ryan, and it was both internal and discreet.