FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey (AP) — Rex Ryan has provided plenty of memorable quotes during his four-plus years as coach of the New York Jets. This one, though, might have topped them all.

In an attempt to clarify what he told his players at a team meeting this week, Ryan offered this declaration on Thursday to avoid some apparent confusion:

"I did not tell our players that they couldn't have sex," Ryan said.

Newly acquired wide receiver-kick returner Josh Cribbs said on Wednesday he could tell how much Ryan wants to beat New England in the NFL this weekend, telling his players to put off doing chores around the house until next week. Some players mistakenly thought Ryan implied that sex was also on his banned "honey-do" list.

"Somebody misinterpreted the message apparently," Ryan said with a smile.