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Rex's Version of Discipline

Jane McManus gives us a look into an interesting new team rule.

When they return on July 30, Jets players will be measured and weighed, and fined for each pound they are over their target. That’s no way to start competiting for position.

This kind of rule is one of the reasons I liked the idea of hiring Rex Ryan. He is a disciplinarian and a players' coach at the same time. He's not going to hit you with 50,000,000 rules that have nothing to do with the game like Eric Mangini, but he's not going to let his players have a free pass like Herman Edwards. Players respond to being given responsibility. They don't mind rules that punish them for abusing that responsibility. They resent nitpicky rules.