Ryan must have lost the team’s 2010 season itinerary that mapped the schedule, which includes the Super Bowl and a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
Someone might want to remind Ryan that in order to get to the Super Bowl a team has to win games.
“You still got to play the game. The game ain’t played through tongues. The game is played when you buckle up your chinstraps. So all this pressure he wants to put on this team, I hope they can cash the check he writes.”—Ray Lewis’ response to Rex Ryan before the Ravens beat the Jets.
Ryan can throw punches via his mouth with the best of them. Problem is the Jets can’t back up all the F-bomb quotes Coach Ryan is tossing at other teams.
Ryan’s approach is so far, not so good.
The “F this” and “we are the team to beat” attitude that Ryan displays with the Jets players has already flowed over into the locker room.
The team displays a sense of entitlement. This was inevitably going to happen because the line is too thin regarding how you are expected to behave and conduct yourself.
Sexually harassing a hot reporter in the locker room is about as ill-mannered as it gets.
The example to follow starts with the coach, and Ryan is sending one perplexing message.
Is Ryan the Jets players’ buddy or their leader?
It is almost impossible to be both, especially as a new head coach who’s trying to change such an atrocious team.
My bet is that the Patriots will lay a can of whup ass on the Jets on Sunday.
Than just maybe Rex Ryan will stick a sock in it and start teaching instead of talking.
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