Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game

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Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game

Format:  Paperback,

280 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9780307743336

ISBN-10: 0307743330

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""I want every player in the National Football League to want to play for the Jets, and I want every coach in the league to want to coach for the Jets, and we're well on our way." --Rex Ryan
Since Rex Ryan was made head coach of the New York Jets in 2009, his infectious energy and love of the game have made him one of the best-known coaches in the NFL. "Play Like You Mean It" invites readers behind the scenes of the NFL from Rex's days coaching the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals, to his acceptance of the head coach position for the Jets, to mentoring Mark Sanchez as he transformed from a young USC grad to a seasoned QB, to all the thrilling, controversial ups and downs of the Jets' 2010 season. With his characteristic frankness and exuberance, Rex reveals his philosophy of life, both on the field and off, and shares colorful stories of growing up with twin brother Rob (now the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator), and their father, legendary NFL coach Buddy Ryan.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9780307743336
ISBN-10: 0307743330
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 280
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9780307743336

Chapter outline

2010 ... A Wild Ridep. 1
Blunt-Force Traumap. 15
Son of Buddyp. 26
Joining the Family Businessp. 49
Father of My Ownp. 63
Tackling Dyslexiap. 72
Eat, Pray, Footballp. 80
Loving Baltimorep. 91
The Perfect Ownerp. 113
Changing the Culture of the Jetsp. 126
Mark Sanchezp. 139
Filling Out the Rosterp. 149
The Perfect Formulap. 161
Taking Risks on Players (and Making My Own Mistakes)p. 172
Sharing the Big Applep. 187
2009 Seasonp. 197
Coach-Speak: Getting Up in Front of the Players and Coachesp. 209
Hard Knocksp. 218
Revis: The Art of the Dealp. 228
Bring It On: Putting Pressure on Yourselfp. 239
Let's Go Snackp. 247
We'll Be Backp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Indexp. 274

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