Rex Ryan uses trophy to motivate Jets

Updated: January 20, 2011, 11:01 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It was right there in front of them, almost close enough to touch -- the Lamar Hunt Trophy, presented to the AFC champion.

Head coach Rex Ryan ended his team meeting Wednesday morning by flashing a picture of the trophy on the big screen in the auditorium of the New York Jets' practice facility.

"Guys, this is hardware time," the coach declared, according to several players.

That, players said, created a buzz in the room. After two days of post-New ...

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