With a trip to South Florida this weekend and an 84 degree temperature at game time, Rex Ryan and his staff appear to be raising their chances of having a hydrated and rested team in a game where they could be playing the Dolphins as much as the heat.
Ryan pushed the team’s schedule back 90 minutes, The Post has learned, to give the players more time to sleep in the morning so they would be more well rested.
“I guess he just wanted guys to get a little more rest and sleep in a little bit,” guard Brandon Moore said. “They’ve had some people come in and help figure out the best things to play at optimum levels. Rest is one of them and recovery. He just tinkered it a little bit to give us an extra hour of sleep and push things back a little bit.”
Ryan also cut practice and meeting times down so the players would not have to spend as much time at the team’s training facility. The Jets have also stressed to their players to focus on hydration this week, facing hot temperatures in Miami on Sunday.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comIt’s a curious dynamic. While not always the case, I think it’s fair to say that Ryan tends to go easier on players after a loss, unlike most coaches who would take it the other way. With the Niners and Texans around the corner, I hope this optimum levels thing works out for the Jets. If they don’t play well, you can bet that Ryan will hear it for this lighter approach coming off the loss.