Rex on the Lions Dan Leberfeld
What is Rex Ryan’s take on the Detroit Lions, the Jets next opponent?
“You’ve got the quarterback who is clearly going to be an outstanding quarterback in this league,” Ryan said. “You’ve got Calvin Johnson, high number one. (He’s) outstanding. (Jahvid) Best, the kid they took this year, has caught 36 balls. The Lions are sixth in the league in scoring. They average over 37 points a game at home. They’re second in red zone scoring. They’re definitely capable of moving the football and we know it. They play better at home.
“On defense, they’re fifth in the league in takeaways, sixth or seventh in sacks, sixth in tackles for loss. So, they’re making big plays on defense. Yet, they’re thirteenth in the league on first down-run defense. They are a big-play defense. They play hard on defense. It’s like very similar to Tennessee, obviously having Jim Schwartz there. They bring in coach Gunther Cunningham with him. (Kyle) Vanden Bosch is there. The guy you think of (when you) think of Tennessee defense, you think of Vanden Bosch. Now he’s there doing the same thing he always does with Detroit. I think Ndamukong Suh is going to be an (outstanding player). He is an outstanding player. That’s going to be a great matchup to see this young man who I think is extremely talented against the best guard in football in Brandon Moore. That ought to be a great matchup.”