FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan served a few roles for the New York Jets during Thursday’s practice: coach, scout team member and PR man.
Ryan wore an orange cap and ran downfield as a member of the scout team on kickoff coverage. He also sported a white Jets polo shirt -- he never wears white -- in support of Sunday’s “White Out.” The team wants all of its fans to wear white to Sunday’s Week 1 opener against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium.
Mostly, it was a light practice. There was no sign of owner Woody Johnson, though GM John Idzik did come over to Ryan and give him a bro hug.
The Jets, following several weeks of training camp, preseason games and practices, look like a team that just wants to play a meaningful game already.