Rex: Jets' 9/11 opener is most pressure he's felt

BY foxsports • September 5, 2011

Rex Ryan says he feels more pressure coaching in the New York Jets' regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks ''than any game I've ever coached.''

He says Monday he feels ''a responsibility'' to make sure his team has a good showing in the game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. He says ''it just feels different,'' maybe because he believes the Jets will be representing ''this whole region, this whole area.''

Ryan, in his third season as coach of the Jets, was an assistant in Baltimore 10 years ago. He says he was walking by the office of Pat Moriarty, a Ravens executive, and they both watched on TV as the second plane struck the World Trade Center.

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