Rex Ryan disputes Bill Belichick's claim that Jets also pushed on FGs vs. Patriots


New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick responds to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The Patriots will play the Miami Dolphins Sunday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)The Associated Press

Rex Ryan has fired back at Bill Belichick's claim that the New York Jets also used similar push techniques on field goals against the New England Patriots.

During a conference call Tuesday with Boston reporters, Belichick was asked if he was bothered by a report that said the Jets alerted officials to the Patriots pushing on field goals. New England was called for the penalty — the first time it had been called in a game — to set up New York's winning field goal in overtime Sunday.

Belichick said that since the Jets "were using the play themselves, I don't even know about all that."

On Wednesday, Ryan said that was simply "not true" and added that Belichick needs to "make up his mind" over whether the Patriots knew about the rule.


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