FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Botched snaps, lousy throws and lots of turnovers. It all has New York Jets coach Rex Ryan steamin' mad.
Ryan insists Monday that the Jets are a better team than they've been the last two weeks, losses on the road to Oakland and Baltimore. He appeared a bit subdued at his press conference, but added that there "might be a little more fire burning inside of me than I'm letting on."
Left guard Matt Slauson says Ryan appeared "emotionally hurt" when addressing the team after its 34-17 loss to the Ravens. On Monday, though, the coach was noticeably angry.
Ryan says the Jets (2-2) need to run the football better and protect quarterback Mark Sanchez to have any success, but remains confident his team will make a playoff run.