Jets head coach Rex Ryan will be wearing a different gameday baseball cap than he usually wears when he patrols the sidelines during today’s Jets-Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field. It’s a black hat with a logo that reads: “NJ/NY STRONG.”
“I’m going to wear this hat at the game on behalf of our organization,” Ryan told reporters when he first donned the new headgear for his Friday news conference at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. “Basically, it’s just to let people know, especially people in our region that were affected by Hurricane Sandy that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
“Hopefully they’ll see this hat on the sideline and they’ll understand that we’re with them and thinking about them, and also that we’re representing our region when we go up there and play this game. If they can get something encouraging out of our performance, that certainly motivates us and drives us as well.”
This past Thursday, Jets owner Woody Johnson said the Jets are donating $500,000 to the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which two weeks ago devastated the New Jersey/New York area, and that the Green & White are dedicating their Thanksgiving night game against New England at MetLife Stadium to helping and honoring all those affected by the storm.
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