Jets linebacker David Harris has started every game that Rex Ryan has coached. Ryan thinks it’s about time that people start recognizing everything Harris does for the Jets’ defense.
Harris wasn’t listed as one of the Top 100 players on NFL Network’s recent countdown, and Ryan told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he was outraged by that.
“David Harris is the most underrated player in the league,” Ryan said. “It ain’t close! It ain’t close! You could have a top 100 . . . and he’s not even mentioned. And I’m like, ‘What?!’”
Harris may be underrated in part because his personality is unlike Ryan’s: While Ryan will loudly proclaim his own greatness, Harris lets his play do the talking. But sometimes the players who let their play do the talking get overlooked. So Ryan will do the talking on Harris’s behalf.