Manning on Ryan Dan Leberfeld
We know what Rex Ryan thinks of Peyton Manning.
What does Manning think of Ryan?
“The guy knows how to coach defense,” Manning said. “Every team that I have played against and he’s been the coordinator has been extremely well-coached, smart…I think they’re advanced in what they are able to communicate and change. They kind of audible like an offense and it’s always a challenge. I kind of time myself when I watch film of a game, and it takes me longer to watch a Rex Ryan defense, one game, than any other team in the NFL.
“He’s an effective communicator. He’s, like you said, a soft-spoken guy. He doesn’t yell and scream. I think he demands the players’ respect. And the players play hard for him. And I think ultimately, as a coach, that’s what it’s all about. Do your players play hard for you? It’s not because he intimidates you or scares you into it. It’s because I think you respect him and you appreciate him so much that you want to do well for him.”