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December 11, 2013

Jets' Rex Ryan getting tips from brother and Saints DC Rob vs. Panthers

Normally, NFL coaches who are close friends rarely talk during the NFL season.

There are exceptions to the rule. Ron Rivera talks to Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier once a week. And Jets coach Rex Ryan regularly talks to his brother and Saints defensive coordinator, Rob

So with the Jets facing the Panthers this Sunday, and Carolina coming off a 31-13 loss to the Saints, Rex has already been in touch with his twin brother about the Panthers. 

"Oh yeah without question I've already talked to him," Rex Ryan said on a teleconference Wednesday. "Our defenses are two different defenses, he has his own style, so do we. But again, without question I've already talked to him about the things he picked up. Just anything you would do against any opponent, but in particular he just played them this past week so I definitely already talked to him."

Rob Ryan has had great success against Rivera's Panthers. Rob was the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys last year in Dallas' 19-14 win. The Panthers have scored three touchdowns in two games against Rob's defenses in the past two years.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM | Permalink


one can only wonder what would've happened had we hired Rob to be the HC. Would've been a mess, but probably very exciting.

Posted by: big gulps | Dec 11, 2013 1:11:12 PM

I think our biggest need this year in the draft has got to be a big body WR. Then some OL help.

Posted by: PantherPride28 | Dec 11, 2013 1:27:05 PM

I'm sure Rob would love to see his brother's team steal one from the Panther's, sealing the division for the Saints. This of course, can't be allowed to happen.

Posted by: bill | Dec 11, 2013 2:21:18 PM

That #1 from FSU will do

Posted by: dl | Dec 11, 2013 2:24:04 PM

If you're talking about draft/free agency changes over the off-season already

#1 O-Line, Our line is not opening holes, nor is it pass protecting well. (This goes back to before the injuries) If you open running lanes and pass protect the offense is 3 times better instantly without any other upgrades.

#2 Secondary, we need at least 1 good shutdown corner/safety preferably someone with height that we can stick on these tall receiver/tight ends that keep setting up these big mismatches for our, generally, less than 6'0 Secondary.

Posted by: Richard | Dec 11, 2013 2:26:48 PM

Our line is ok plus we will be getting a few players back that are on IR. We dont have a sure handed big body Wr. A cordelle Patterson, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant type guy. Thats what we need then Ol and Then secondary.

Posted by: PantherPride28 | Dec 11, 2013 2:32:40 PM

Bring Hakeem home next year. For now #KeepPounding

Posted by: JJ | Dec 11, 2013 2:45:56 PM

we get silatolu back that's one spot, but if gross retires as he mentioned preseason he might.....that leaves a HUGE hole at left tackle. that would absolutely be priority number one. byron bell is solid, but he isn't THAT solid. and keep in mind bell could play guard too, so if you draft a guy round 1 and gross doesn't retire yet, bell could slide inside for a year.

WR is way down the list. way too many top flight receivers come from later rounds. of the top 30 all-time.......for every tim brown or andre johnson there's a steve smith or hines ward. and we still have steve smith, greg olsen, brandon lafell, and ted ginn coming back next year. in a run heavy offense. you guys are in love with wide receivers, yet it's one of the LEAST needed positions on the field for us.

Linebacker has to be a concern along with corner. unless they think A.J. Klein is ready to start 16 games and blackburn capable of being a backup for when guys get hurt, they should be thinking first or 2nd day linebacker.

Corner is a concern, but not as big of one as may be assumed. too many teams win with bad secondary play. we're proof of that now. and getting godfrey back should be a huge boost to the safety position assuming he's 100%. a ballhawk at FS can allow for some mistakes underneath by corners.

and to face reality......we may need to draft a top flight DE to replace greg hardy. he's good enough to get a good contract, but his agent is rosenhaus.....expect them to ask for julius peppers mario williams money and hardy is NOWHERE near that level of player. he's not even on johnson's level. he IS a heck of a player though and losing him would be extremely difficult to replace. overpaying him could be just as bad though.

Tackle-DE*(hardy pending)-Linebacker-Corner-Safety*(godfrey pending)-WR in that order.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 11, 2013 2:50:00 PM

If we don't trade up for Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins then we need to use this approach:

1) OT
2) OG
3) WR
4) CB
5) RB
6) CB
7) CB

Posted by: Dom | Dec 11, 2013 2:56:22 PM

u left kabila as well the second coming of jeff otah. I know there would be a need for an ot but i think there could be a person at round 2 to fill the bill. Heres my list and i could be wrong.
1)big wr
7) speedy wr

Posted by: PantherPride28 | Dec 11, 2013 3:08:13 PM

Panthers need to play tough and rough you must do everything you have in your power to win don't leave know room for the other team to do nothing we need to go in this game amd shut them down Defense we need to you to step up play hard football!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Pantherfan | Dec 11, 2013 3:40:23 PM

Rex and Rob speak on the phone every night. This is news?

Posted by: Greg | Dec 11, 2013 6:43:19 PM

this idiot fan are talking about draft pick when the season is not even over and when the team we got are playing good football compared to the one we have in the last five year.... typical Carolina fan when the team do bad they turn their back on them

Posted by: jeuxde6 | Dec 11, 2013 7:33:23 PM

On another note... the sky is blue.

Posted by: SaintsSweepPanties | Dec 12, 2013 8:03:32 PM

We have a beast running back so we need a stud wide receiver so defenses have two things to worry about. Our defense just needs a big tall cornerback.

Posted by: Anthony | Dec 13, 2013 7:39:10 PM

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