Published November 19, 2012
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Rex Ryan has no message for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots this week.
Nope, no fightin' words this time around. After all, the way the usually brash coach sees it, the New York Jets (4-6) need to focus on themselves and "punch our way out" of the hole they got into with three straight losses before a 27-13 win Sunday at St. Louis.
The victory was a huge boost to the Jets' dim playoff hopes. Now, Ryan's squad has just a few days to prepare for the AFC East-leading Patriots and the teams' showdown Thanksgiving night.
Ryan, who has repeatedly expressed his respect for Belichick and his team but has also issued bold statements leading up to their matchups, insists: "I'm not even worried about tweaking New England or anybody else."
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