If there were one coach in the NFL that doesn’t have a problem speaking his mind, it would most definitely be Rex Ryan of the New York Jets.
Ryan, mostly known for his free-spirited personality, has been burned multiple times by the media for various comments directed to other players and coaches in the NFL. Just last week, during a conference call in preparation for the Chargers, Ryan had been recently criticized for his remarks regarding current San Diego head coach, Norv Turner. If you didn’t know, Rex Ryan had actually interviewed for the coaching job at San Diego in 2007, however did not get the position. When asked about what the outcome would’ve been if things were different, Ryan had a few words to say:
“Well, I think I would have had a couple of rings,” Ryan said with a laugh. “I’m telling you, those teams were loaded. There’s no question about it. But things happen for a reason. Obviously, Norv Turner has done a great job there, and A.J. (Smith) and everybody. That’s a great franchise, and he’s probably the best guy for the job at that time.”
Chargers head coach, Norv Turner, had heard Ryan’s comments and took offense to the whole situation. In conclusion, Ryan had to clarify his statements in order to avoid any more trouble. (This guy just loves the melodrama)
So, to put an end to all this craziness, Ryan had decided to no longer mention the word “rings” in any conversation.
“From now on, somebody gave me a great idea, I’m not going to mention her name, Jenny,” Ryan said. I will no longer say the word “rings” anymore. Okay, because the “kiss the Belichick’s rings,” these rings here with San Diego, all that kind of stuff so I’m not going to use that word anymore.”
When asked about if the Jets coach would still use the word “Lombardi Trophy” or even “Super Bowl,” Ryan quickly said, “I can use that one, yes!”
It’s definitely a work in progress, but you have to love Rex Ryan for trying. You just can’t blame the guy, it’s just the way he is.
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