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Push-up punishment extends to entire Jets organization

After a Week One loss to the Ravens, Jets coach Rex Ryan instituted an old-school approach to penalties.  If one player on defense committed a penalty in practice, the other 10 men had to do 10 pushups each.

“I know it’s an old high school trick, but sometimes those old high school tricks still work on this level,” coach Rex Ryan said at the time.

Nearly two months later, where do we stand?

That didn’t work,” G.M. Mike Tannenbaum told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  Another 11 penalties in Sunday’s game against the Lions placed the Jets at No. 27 on the NFL’s list.

So Ryan expanded the approach on Wednesday, requiring the entire team to do 10 pushups whenever someone commits a penalty.  And the tactic spread like a Walking Dead zombie virus.

“It snowballed, where the coaches did it,” Tannenbaum told Mehta.  “So I’m like, ‘Screw that.  If they’re doing it, I’m going to do it.’  So Woody’s out there with me.  So Woody does it.  I was right next to him.  The trainers, the video people . . . everyone starts doing it.  I did them with Woody.”
How far will it go?    “We’re actually thinking of the media [doing them],” Tannenbaum said.  “Hey, we’re all in it together.”
It’s a win-win situation, really.  Either the Jets will iron out their penalty issues, or Tannenbaum and the other coaches and aging front-office types who have gently fallen out of shape soon will be looking more buff than Khan.
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18 Responses to “Push-up punishment extends to entire Jets organization”
  1. nps6724 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:17 AM

    Well it’s obvious Rex hasn’t been participating.

  2. ejtowne says: Nov 12, 2010 10:23 AM

    Those high school tactics were meant for a high school type mentality. So unless your players still act like they are kids, Its not going to work.

  3. domeunit says: Nov 12, 2010 10:24 AM

    Rex could use a few pushups here and there, if not to improve the team, his belt is going to thank him at the end of the year

  4. kisstherings says: Nov 12, 2010 10:24 AM

    who cares

  5. jackburtonsspawn says: Nov 12, 2010 10:25 AM

    You’re telling me Rex did 110 push ups, right?

  6. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 12, 2010 10:38 AM

    Sorry, I just can’t see Rex Ryan doing more than 30 push-ups without dying.

  7. jdsteady says: Nov 12, 2010 11:11 AM

    You get an A+ for the Star Trek reference Florio, well done.

  8. semperfi24 says: Nov 12, 2010 11:23 AM

    jdsteady says: Nov 12, 2010 11:11 AM

    You get an A+ for the Star Trek reference Florio, well done.

    Star Trek reference??? …and that is how we know you are gay, lol, not that there is anything wrong with that…..heyooooooo

  9. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter says: Nov 12, 2010 11:31 AM

    A push up is easy for Rex. He barely bends his arms and his gut is on the ground. He could easily do 110.

  10. diehard15 says: Nov 12, 2010 11:37 AM

    Just more “look at us” BS. And the media looks. It seems the media believes the best centerpiece article is about a dysfunctional, illiterate, diva, who broke the law.

    Can’t you get your fix watching soap operas Mike. We come here for football news.

  11. barneyrumble says: Nov 12, 2010 11:56 AM

    I can just see Braylon Edwards getting all warm and fuzzy feeling about TEAM when he is doing push ups for something someone else did. This is a high school trick, and it will only create anamosity and not unity. Keep it up please!

  12. elroyjetsson says: Nov 12, 2010 12:16 PM

    Had anyone read past the first line before coming to conclusions , the story was about everyone showing unity including coaches and even the owner = winning formula. Enjoy your humble pie when the Jets break in Jerry Jones’s new stage haters

  13. Deb says: Nov 12, 2010 12:18 PM

    Geez, diehard15, where’s your sense of humor? How a coach disciplines players for game penalties is football news … even if it’s about a team and coach you don’t like. But here’s a suggestion: When you see a Jets headline, don’t look. (And no, I’m not a Jets fan.)

  14. "Coach"Davis says: Nov 12, 2010 12:19 PM

    >>>“It snowballed, where the coaches did it,” Tannenbaum told Mehta.<<<

    and theres a snowball's chance in hell the HC was doing them……

    I guess the Jets are the only NFL team that has a team construction crane. How else are they going to get Rex Ryan standing up-right after a failed push-up attempt……

  15. artmodellspimp says: Nov 12, 2010 12:24 PM

    If Bray-Bray Edwards messes up his manicure, rest assured that some midget will pay the price…

  16. Jim says: Nov 12, 2010 12:49 PM

    I think it’s cool that the coaches, staff and even the owner got down and did them, too. Might be cheesy, but I think it shows what being a team is all about.

    What would even be cooler is if Jets fans dropped and gave 10 for penalties at the Meadowlands as the games were being played. It would underscore that we all suffer when one guy screws up.

  17. j0esixpack says: Nov 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    Everyone should get off of Rex’s case

    He’s got a valid excuse

    You can’t do push ups if your stomach protrudes further than your arms

  18. jblazeandem says: Nov 12, 2010 1:05 PM

    awww the jets are sooo cuteee. woody and mike do pushups together, how precious. theyre just one of the guyss, right? what a united group of pals. this is soft as cream cheese in july…begging for attention…just sorry…lets giggle about being one of the most penalized teams in the league…that should help

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