Men in black: Ryan rewards Jets with dark jerseys

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.”