Coach Ryan plays QB
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Not to be confused with Jared Lorenzen, Rex Ryan played quarterback during one of the defensive drills Sunday, lining up behind a faux center and dropping back to pass with a nifty three-step drop.
It gave cornerback Darrelle Revis, who seldom gets anything thrown his way, a chance to see a little action.
"I picked him off a couple of times," Revis said.
Ryan sometimes did the same thing during the OTAs and the June minicamp, which once again shows that he acts more like a player than a coach. While playing quarterback obviously isn't his strength, he's getting high marks for his people skills among the players.
"That's good to have a coach that interacts with us," Revis said. "He knows the game in and out. And for him to come our there and run around and mingle with us. It's fun. Some coaches you get, they just coach and don't do nothing. So that's good for us."
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Undrafted rookie free agent LB Jamaal Westerman is off to a nice start through the first three days of training camp. Ryan offered some praise for the 6-3, 255-pound Rutgers product and it sounds as if the coach has big plans for him.
The staff, which is enamored with Westerman's ability to blitz and rush the passer, has been moving him around between inside linebacker and outside linebacker.
Said Ryan: "I'd be shocked if he doesn't make a name for himself."