New York Jets head coach is the newest person in the Jets organization to say that his team will be just fine if all-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis doesn’t play this season.
“Don’t feel sorry for us,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday, displaying his trademark bravado. “We have everything we need here on defense.”
While it’s difficult to agree that the Jets have everything they need on defense – without Revis – he does make a good point when saying that Revis is just one of the 11 guys on defense.
“We have a great collection of individual talent,” Ryan said. "These guys will play great as a team. That’s what we’ll do. Obviously, Revis is a tremendous player. Ray Lewis, a tremendous player. Ed Reed, tremendous player. Kris Jenkins, a tremendous player. But it’s about the unit, and we’ve been selling that from the day we walked on here.
Either way, Ryan isn’t worried.
“We can get it done,” Ryan continued. “We’re not afraid of anybody.”