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Rex Ryan’s Coaching Staff: One Part Baltimore, One Part New York

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The son of legendary (and former Jets) defensive coordinator, Buddy, Rex Ryan is finally getting his chance to make a name for himself as a head coach.

New York’s defense wasn’t awful last season (ranked seventh in run defense, 29th in pass defense and 16th overall), but Ryan’s Baltimore Raven defense never ranked lower than sixth overall during his tenure as coordinator.

The new man under the headset has made a name for himself as one of the premiere defensive minds in the NFL by mixing a traditional 3-4 with the 46 defense his father popularized. Seeing as Ryan inherited the personnel from Eric Mangini’s 3-4 defense, Jets fans can rest assured that there won’t be a lot of roster upheav...

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