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Jets do push-ups for penalties, even the owner

New York Jets owner Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson appears at a news conference announcing the Head Health Initiative, a collaboration between GE and the NFL, in New York Reuters

The Jets are taking their penalty problem seriously, and they’re taking it all the way to the top of the organization.

Worried about the ridiculousness of their penalty situation — after committing 20 in a win over the Bills — Jets coach Rex Ryan challenged every member of the organization to do 10 push-ups for every penalty in practice.

Since there were three flags in practice, everyone dropped and gave him 30, including owner Woody Johnson, team president Neil Glat and General Manager John Idzik.

“Obviously, we’re 32nd in the league, probably closer to 33rd, if that’s possible,” Ryan said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “It’s just not us. It’s not who we are, so we’re trying to fix it. And we will fix it.”

The only exception to the push-up order is for the player who committed the penalty. He has to watch everyone else.

Including the guy who signs his checks, apparently.

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12 Responses to “Jets do push-ups for penalties, even the owner”
  1. 49erstim says: Sep 26, 2013 10:04 AM

    That’s just brilliant. Commendable move.

  2. whatnojets says: Sep 26, 2013 10:11 AM

    The question is …did Rex also do the push-ups?

  3. newjerseygiants says: Sep 26, 2013 10:24 AM

    I think the Jets are starting to turn that organization around. The Clown Show seems to have left town.

  4. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Sep 26, 2013 10:26 AM

    The way I see it, you owe me for one Jelly Doughnut. They’re paying for it, you eat it!

  5. freepretzels says: Sep 26, 2013 10:30 AM

    Good to give credit to Woody. That’s a cool thing to do.

  6. marvsleezy says: Sep 26, 2013 10:45 AM

    Say what you want about Rex, he looks really healthy these days. Good for him.

  7. scaredhitless says: Sep 26, 2013 10:48 AM

    I can see Jerruh doing pushups. Jim Irsay not so much.

  8. granadafan says: Sep 26, 2013 12:02 PM

    Well, that’s one way to get the suits to stop attending practices.

  9. itsunclepauley says: Sep 26, 2013 1:52 PM

    this will work, too. Last year the Jets were the 4th least penalized team. Rex may be a ‘player’s coach,’ but his teams are generally disciplined when it comes to penalties.

  10. thinkarez says: Sep 26, 2013 2:47 PM

    I hope they make the playoffs loose in round 1 that would create a story for the circus that is the n.y. jets

  11. JC says: Sep 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    Lose.

    Not loose.

    Please use spell check.

  12. baxman89 says: Sep 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    Jets 24, Titans 16

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