NFL

Men in black: Ryan rewards Jets with dark jerseys

Share This Story

   
 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)

The New York Jets' defensive players were ''Men in Black'' on the final day of minicamp.

Rex Ryan says he stole an idea from new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano by having the defense wear black jerseys Thursday. It will be a reward, determined by Ryan, for who did the best - offense or defense - in a specific emphasis during training camp.

Ryan says he let the defense wear them first because ''I'm a defensive guy.''

The players didn't know why the jerseys were hanging in their lockers, but linebacker David Harris says ''it looked good on the defense.'' Cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the players joked about having black jerseys ''with green with a little bit of white, maybe gray in it. I think that would look real good.''

Tagged: Jets

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

More Than Sports on MSN