One of the most interesting aspects of last summer in the NFL was the presence of the always entertaining Jets coach Rex Ryan on Hard Knocks. And Ryan doesn’t just make things interesting for the fans.
Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson says that he’s bored this summer because the lockout prevents him from having any contact with Ryan.
“It’s been kind of boring actually. He always has a way of keeping it interesting, to say the least,” Tomlinson said. “The things you guys hear Rex say, he’s said to us already. . . . We hear it every day. Every day, we have to hear it. It works. His style of coaching definitely works.”
Tomlinson has attended the Jets’ player-organized workouts in California and New Jersey, and he says he has no doubt that the lockout will end and there will be a season.
“Yes,” Tomlinson said. “Yes, we will play.”
He doesn’t know when they will play, but Tomlinson hopes it’s soon.
“It’s a time clock on my body, and I promise you as you get closer to August, you start feeling like hitting,” Tomlinson said. “That’s just what it is for football players.”
Even at age 32, Tomlinson hopes he has more hits coming soon.