There they go again. One day after a headline-making brawl, the New York Jets
continued their fighting ways Tuesday in a closed practice that was stopped twice by coach Rex Ryan, who lashed into his team.
A furious Ryan, who downplayed Monday's melee, lost his patience and ripped the team for about a minute, invoking the salty vocabulary he made famous two years ago on HBO's "Hard Knocks."
The players apparently didn't heed the message, because about 15 minutes later there was another altercation. Ryan stopped practice and ordered the players to run gassers for about five minutes.
When the punishment sprints were done, Ryan called the team together and delivered another profanity-laced screed.
A third confrontation occurred a short time later
, when guard Brandon Moore
screamed at defensive tackle Marcus Dixon
after tackle Dennis Landolt
was injured while blocking Dixon in a pass-rushing drill. Moore apparently was upset because he felt Dixon tried to hurt Landolt, who was carted off the field. And to think, the Jets relished the trip to Cortland because they felt it would foster team unity.