Rex Ryan’s thoughts on Bilal Powell Dan Leberfeld
Through fives games this season, Jets tailback Bilal Powell has rushed 78 times for 330 yards for 4.2 yards per carry.
Powell is having a breakout season, and Rex Ryan is thrilled with the production the Jets are getting from the Louisville-product.
“I just think his durability has pleased me the most,” Ryan said today. “He’s just there every day, every single day, for training camp. He’s tough.
“It’s not surprising the success he’s had running the football because he’s always had that talent. (He has) always done a great job in protection. (He is) a good receiver out of the backfield. We really liked him, even when he was a rookie. It seems to have really clicked though.
“I remember (Coach) Anthony Lynn telling me, he came into a game, I believe we were playing Denver, as a rookie, and he had no mental mistakes.
“He’s just one of those type of guys. I even mentioned to the guys today about how you can think you’re on practice squad one minute and you might be starting the next. Here’s a guy that took this to heart, and was there ready to go.”