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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Rex Ryan delivers at combine Q&A


INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan just concluded an entertaining news conference at the NFL scouting combine in Lucas Oil Stadium.

I will be posting items from the Q&A session throughout the day. Topics that elicited interesting comments included the futures of running back Thomas Jones and outside linebacker Vernon Gholston, the headaches associated with being a final eight team in an uncapped year, the defensive changes with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, his public missteps this offseason and how the Jets need to cope with being a marked team in the AFC East.

Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk also asked Ryan if there was any chance the Jets are trying to acquire Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who told me at the Pro Bowl he would love to team up with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

"Ah, there we go," Ryan said with a grin. "Trying to get me. I get myself in enough trouble. I really don't need your help to get me in trouble.

"I think I'll pass on talking about any player that's under contract."

Ryan later made an almost identical comment when asked about New England Patriots outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.