Colon wants Rex back as Jets coach next season

By on December 17, 2013
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Willie Colon (r.) does what many Jets teammates won’t do: call for Rex Ryan (l.) to return in 2014.

Willie Colon is making it clear as day: he wants Rex Ryan to return as head coach of the New York Jets. Some players dodged questions about their head coach’s job security by saying they aren’t following the situation, but Colon made his plea Monday to keep Ryan around.

Asked if he wants Ryan to return, Colon said, “Yes. Without a doubt.”

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“I’ll stand on a soap box and say it. Rex is my coach,” Colon said. “He’s one of the main reasons I came here. I love the guy to death. I love his passion, I love his heart. I think if he doesn’t come back it will be a step back for us as a team.”

Colon said the team is still playing hard for Ryan, even with their playoff chances virtually extinguished following Sunday’s 30-20 loss to Carolina.

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“Without a doubt. We’re accountable for each other, we try to be accountable for each other,” Colon said. “We’re fighting hard, I think guys are putting out their best foot forward and doing the necessary things to win games.”

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