Manning on Ryan

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.”

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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