Jets coach Rex Ryan says he needs the fans’ help to beat the Patriots on Sunday.
Ryan used his press conference on Wednesday to say he wants Jets fans to make enough noise to disrupt Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense.
“That’s the challenge I’m taking to our fans this week. That we’re here, we’re undefeated at home, and let’s make it miserable,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “See if you can’t make them burn timeouts. See if our fans can’t make them false start. I truly believe; I wouldn’t ask our fans to do this if I feel they couldn’t be the difference.”
Before hosting the Patriots in 2009, the Jets called every season ticket holder with a recorded message from Ryan, urging them to make noise. The Jets won that game 16-9. Ryan now hopes another direct appeal to the fans will have similar results.