New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan deflected criticism from Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander.
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has dismissed criticism from Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander over how the Jets coach handled a preseason game, the New York Daily News reports.
Alexander called out Ryan for the Jets playing their starters and blitzing late in Saturday's game against the Bengals backups.
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From the New York Daily News:
“Notice he didn’t bring that stuff when our starters were out there,” Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said, according to Cincinnati.com.
“We’d have scored quicker. If he wants to put his starting defense out there and blitz all that garbage against our third-stringers, if he feels good about it, then all the power to him."
Ryan said he was confused by Alexander's complaint.
“I don’t know why they’d be shocked,” Ryan said. “I don’t worry about their team.”
The Jets won the game 25-17.
- Paul Palladino