Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Rex Ryan: I'd be nervous about young O-line
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas -- Would Rex Ryan be worried about breaking in three inexperienced starters on the offensive line?
“Against our defense, I’d be nervous. There’s no question,” the Jets coach said during a conference call with Valley Ranch media.
The Cowboys hope second-year center Phil Costa, who is recovering from a sprained knee, will be ready to join first-round tackle Tyron Smith and seventh-round left guard Bill Nagy in the starting lineup against the Jets. The hope is that facing Rob Ryan’s defense every day for the last six weeks will help prevent the kids up front from being overwhelmed by Rex’s scheme Sunday night.
“From what I understand, it’s similar to our defense,” Smith said. “Our defense has helped prepare us for anything they’re going to throw at us.”
That’s not quite the way Rex sees the situation.