Former Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan saw something special when he drafted Ik Enemkpali in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. After playing with the team for a year, the coaching staff thought he was a good enough teammate before to take a chance on him again.
“We all know what happened and things like that,” Ryan said. “Obviously, it was a terrible thing that happened. But IK made a mistake, there’s no question about that. But instead of listening to this person, that person or whatever — we had IK last year. A lot of us were around IK, and he was a good teammate.”
While the league may still take action against Enemkpali under the leagues Personal Conduct Policy, Ryan is happy the franchise is allowing him to make the decision.
“I think [owner Terry Pegula] has confidence in our beliefs, and in this case, Doug [GM Doug Whaley] is showing a lot of faith in me as well,” Ryan said. “That we specifically, guys that have been with IK, believe that he can be successful here.”
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