Ryan: We're going to pressure Brady

Ryan: We're going to pressure Brady
December 2, 2010, 5:02 pm
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By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- Rex Ryan has watched film of all the Patriots' games this year, and he thinks most teams are playing the Patriots all wrong.

Ryan said it frustrates him to see teams not puttingpressure on Tom Brady, since -- he believes -- not doing so means you're not necessarily"competing" against Brady and the Patriots' offense. His plan involves plenty of pressure and disguised coverages, something he believes is necessary to stop New England's offense.

"Brady's a guy that, if you just run standard coverages, he'll kill you," said Ryan.

"We're going to pressure him, we're going to mix our coverages, change our coverages, change our blitzes, sometimes go all-out blitz, sometimes simulated pressure, sometimes three-man rush, sometimes four-man rush, multiple coverages," he said. "And that's how you play Brady. You can't just let him sit back and know what you're in."

He knows that by putting pressure on Brady, defenses are going to get burned at times. But it's just the risk you take against one of the league's best.

"There's two quarterbacks in this league, that, when you look at a schedule, if you're a defensive coordinator, you're like, 'Oh gosh, we've got to play him?' Brady and Peyton Manning, those are the two guys," said Ryan. "There's a lot of good quarterbacks in the league, but for my money, those are the two best guys.

"It's not that we're scared of him, or something like that. We just look at it as an opportunity to match yourself up against the best, and that's where I put Tom Brady."

Ryan called his 9-2 Jets team a "resilient group" that's "finding ways to win games." It's something that his Jets team wasn't doing as much of last season. As much as this year's improvement has to do with their own organization as a whole, Ryan praised Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Thursday, saying that he's one of the only coaches that he still learns from each week.

"There are very few coaches that I steal from, but Bill Belichick's one of them," said Ryan. "He's so creative, what he does coverage-wise, how he looks at things, puts traps out there. the guy's an amazing coach. Like I said, the best coach in football. It's not even close. That's a guy that I will study. Each week, I'll just pop their tape on to see what he's doing."

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