As of late, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s bravado and tone seemed to go down with his weight, but if his comments over the past few months are any indication, he may be sneaking in a few cheeseburgers here and there.
Rex is taking subtle shots at the New England Patriots once again, more specifically Bill Belichick as he looks to infuse a little drama into the coming season. He was asked recently about two former Patriots now on the Jets’ roster – OLB Jermaine Cunningham and CB Ras-I Dowling.
“I don’t believe the one guy up in New England’s got all the answers,” Ryan told the New York Daily News. “I worry about ourselves, what we think of a player and how we evaluate a player. Do I respect the hell out of Bill? Absolutely. But if we think a player can help us, we don’t care how we get him.”
Belichick frequently dumps players who either just don’t perform or have lingering health issues – Dowlin and Cunningham fit those descriptions. Ryan himself ackwnowledges that both may not be in the Jets’ plans come training camp, but it’s worth a shot to try and get something out of them. Call it the ‘one man’s trash…’ approach.
“If you let a defensive player go, why pick him up if he can’t play for you,” he said. “It could have been a logjam at [the position]. Maybe they were looking for something else. You really don’t know. But again, I don’t care.”