Rex Ryan Denies Illegal Push Technique

Jets coach Rex Ryan is adamantly denying that he told his players to use an illegal push technique during the New England Patriots. That claim was made by Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick.

The illegal push technique was used by the Patriots during a field goal attempt in overtime, a play that drew a flag against New England.

The penalty was called against rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones and wiped out a 56-yard field goal attempt by Jets kicker Nick Folks. The Jets were handed a 15 yard penalty and Folk connected on a 42 yard attempt to hand the New York Jets a 30-27 overtime victory.

On Tuesday Belichick was asked about the controversy and his use of the push technique. Belichick claims that Rex Ryan tipped off the referees about the technique, even though the Jets were also engaging in illegal pushing.

“Well, I mean, since they were using the play themselves, I don’t even know about all that,” Belichick said.

After he made his comments Rex Ryan denied the claims. “That’s not true, that’s not true,” said Ryan. “He’s got to make up his mind: Was he aware of this thing, was it second level, all this kind of jazz? Or now, what the story is, we did it. OK, I got you.”

After helping the New York Jets snap a five-game losing streak Belichick told reporters, “We weren’t on the second level when we pushed him. You can’t push from the second level, but I don’t think we did that.”

On Monday Bill Bilichick admitted to using the play, claiming that he wasn’t aware of the rule. “Look, it’s our job to understand the rules. Whatever the bottom line is, we didn’t do it properly. What else is there to say?”

While Ryan enjoyed finally racking up a wind it seemed like business as usual by Monday morning. Ryan told reporters, “Fact is, we’re moving on. We earned that victory, plain and simple, and we’re focused on Cincinnati now.”

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