Rex Ryan: We'll Run it More Next Year

Jets coach Rex Ryan had a conference call on Wednesday afternoon to discuss Brett Favre's retirement and started by praising the team's offensive line. He said it was one of the top units in the league, and that Bill Callahan was the best offensive line coach in the business. That confidence led the coach to say that the Jets were going to "run the ball, run it more" when they take the field next season.

Beyond that, Ryan didn't give many hints about what the offense will look like. Because free agency hasn't started yet, Ryan couldn't answer a question about Kyle Boller, who started many games for the Ravens while Ryan was an assistant in Baltimore. He did say he felt confident about the three quarterbacks already on the roster, because Brian Schottenheimer's return means Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge will all be familiar with the system.

Still, it's hard to believe that the Jets won't be looking at free agency and/or the draft for more help at the position. That trio has played in eight regular season games combined, and neither Ratliff nor Ainge add anything to that total. Ryan's Ravens struck gold with Joe Flacco in the draft last year, and the coach said he believes it is "possible to win with young quarterbacks," so that may be the path they wind up taking. 

The only really curveball came when Ryan was asked if he would be into having Michael Vick on the team. Ryan said he had never considered the possibility and, therefore, didn't really have an answer. Stranger things have happened, but the thought of a team as publicity conscious as the Jets signing a player as toxic as Vick makes very little sense.

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