Jets coach Rex Ryan voiced his support for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer today.
He said he feels “great” about Schottenheimer and “fortunate” to have him on staff, despite the offense’s inconsistent outing Sunday. The Jets had seven three-and-outs, and a third-down conversion rate of just 27 percent, against the league’s worst-ranked defense entering the game.
Asked if he would get more involved in the Jets offense, Ryan said “this whole team is my responsibility. … I’m here for this whole football team, and this has my name on it.”
The New York Daily News reported Sunday receivers Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Derrick Mason went to Ryan to question Schottenheimer’s system. Ryan denied the report Sunday and again denied the report today.
“I said it was untrue, because it was untrue,” Ryan said. “The great thing is, with that one, I can guarantee it was untrue because I was the guy supposedly that had the conversation. Well, I can tell you this: 100 percent, I did not have the conversation. So that was it.”