- Mike Triplett, ESPN Staff Writer
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METAIRIE, La. -- For the record, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he doesn’t deserve any of the credit for the New York Jets' second-chance victory against the New England Patriots last Sunday.
After the Jets got two tries at a game-winning field goal because of a rare penalty call, reports surfaced that they had alerted officials to be on the lookout for the Patriots’ illegal pushing technique. Many speculated that Jets coach Rex Ryan might have gotten a tip from his twin brother, Rob, since the Patriots had gotten away with using the same tactic a week earlier against the Saints.
Alas, the Jets must have noticed it themselves through good old fashioned film study.
“No, absolutely not. I had nothing to do with that,” Rob Ryan said when asked if he deserved an assist Friday. “I never saw it on the field, it was a special teams play. I was trying to get our guys ready. So absolutely none.”
Rob certainly won't be doing any favors for Rex next week. They'll battle head to head when the Jets host the Saints in Week 9.