Rex needs to get aggressive vs. Pats

Gang Green should ditch tentative game plan, open up against New England

Updated: September 17, 2010, 11:44 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan believes he's coaching a Super Bowl-caliber team. Just ask him; he'll tell you. He'll make such a convincing case that you'll want to fly to Vegas to put some money down on the New York Jets.

What Ryan needs to do now is coach like he talks -- fearlessly. He didn't do that against the Baltimore Ravens, and if there's a carryover Sunday against the New England Patriots, the Jets will be 0-2, staring into the darkness.

Ordinarily, Ryan is a sideline swashbuckler, ...

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