According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, "1-9-6-9" is the access code, a nod to the last time the Jets organization won the Super Bowl (NBC Sports, August 5).
“It’s just something to remember — 1969 is the last time this team was perfect,” defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said. "That's a long time ago."
Subtle passwords or no, Rex Ryan is looking to inspire confidence in his team however possible.
“If you don’t want to be a champion, you’re not going to be,” Ryan said. “It’s safe to say no one’s going to be a champion if they’re going to be like, ‘Eh, maybe I’d like to’ or whatever. That has to be why you play the game because you do want to be the best. Certainly I want to be the best and I know everybody in this organization feels the same way I do.”