Days after informing the media that he plans to take a more hands on approach to the offensive side of the ball, Rex Ryan sat in on an offensive meeting, comparing it to French class. He later talked to the NY Post about a new system that he is implementing with Sanchez to try and promote ball security:
Ryan's primary motivation in putting his hand to the offense is to help Sanchez eliminate turnovers. He said yesterday that he's put a "system" in to help Sanchez better understand situations.
"We'll see how it works. . . . I believe it will work," Ryan said.
"He's got codes for things, for situations that tie into the overall themes of the game, how things are going and he's just gives me a little code word here or there," Sanchez said. "It reaffirms what we're all thinking, and it gets us all knowing the situation together. It's important for me."
Also important to Sanchez is Ryan taking special interest in him to help him rebound from his struggles.
"That means the world to me," Sanchez said. "You know that means he definitely hasn't lost confidence in me, and that he wants to make sure I understand that. He's not shy about saying that we're linked, [saying], 'We're linked together, you and me. You're going to be our quarterback for a long time here.'
"Those are encouraging things to hear from your head coach no matter how you're playing. I do truly appreciate his support and it really helps get through some tough times like this," Sanchez added. "That's what growing up and being a quarterback in this league is all about. There is a lot of learning to do and a lot of work to do, but it is definitely helping with him around."