The New York Jets are expecting tens of thousands of Pittsburgh Steelers fans during Sunday's home contest in New Jersey. This begs the question - will the Jets have to resort to a silent snap count in their own stadium come Sunday?
“I really haven’t seen that,” head coach Rex Ryan said, via Michael David Smith of NBC's Pro Football Talk. “And to me, I think obviously there are going to be a lot of Steelers fans there, but it’s our job to kind of keep them down a little bit. I’m sure there are going to be a lot more Jets fans than Steeler fans there.”
However, with Steelers fans looking forward to a potential AFC North title and the Jets sitting in limbo at 1-8, it's truly not out of the realm of possibility that the cheers will be awfully loud at MetLife Stadium for a Pittsburgh team whose fan base normally travels well anyways.
Ryan, however, still isn't buying it.
“I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen it,” Ryan asserted. “I’ve never seen it happen at home where a road team comes in and it’s hard to function and you’re the home team."
"I haven’t seen that happen ever.”
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