This is according to Dave Hutchinson of NJ.com, who has a lot of interesting tidbits in his article.
"I rely on him and he relies on me," Ryan said Wednesday. "We're going to get it done. ... (Pettine) is a rising star in this league. Of course, we don't want to pump him up too much. We want him to be around here for a while."
*Pettine probably won't be the only former Raven coach to join Ryan. Defensive line coach Clarence Brooks, secondary coach Mark Carrier, and a name I've mentioned before, quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson in case Brian Schottenheimer jumps ship.
*Ryan hinted that he was the frontrunner for the Rams job, but he preferred coaching for the Jets.
*As for Bill Cowher, the Jets said they felt there was a "99 percent chance" that he would not coach this season. After a brief flirtation, that bandwagon died rather quickly. Cowher's continued retirement lends credence to this.
*Four potential free agents from Baltimore that the Jets could look into are Bart Scott, Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis, and Jim Leonhard. We'll probably hear more about some of those names when free agency begins because undoubtedly Ryan would love to bring in one of his old guys to be an extension of him on the field.