Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets coach Rex Ryan speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan Takes A Minor Shot At Bill Belichick

Rex Ryan talking bad about Bill Belichick. Sound familiar?

The Jets coach is at it again, as he yesterday he took an early shot at the Patriots legendary head coach.

“I don’t believe the one guy up in New England’s got all the answers. 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.”

The quote is taken in the context of Ryan hoping that Jermaine Cunningham, and Ras-I Dowling, two former Patriots, will help out his defense in 2014.

I will give Ryan credit for saying he respects Belichick, because you would have to be crazy not to respect him. But at the same time, is it really smart for Ryan to be talking about Belichick again? Generally speaking, when he opens his big mouth, it usually backfires on him and his team.

As for Cunningham and Dowling, I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high if I were a Jets fan. Cunningham never really flashed enough talent to be productive in this league, and while Dowling certainly has some good skills, he simply can’t stay healthy.

I have a feeling that this won’t be the last time we see Ryan open his mouth this season, as always it will be fun to follow his remarks all year long.


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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    What Rex should really worry about is the fact that the Pats have put together a solid and potentially aggressive attacking defense…he might be envious of BB in that respect.

    • Cyrus Geller

      The Pats defense will be better than the Jets D this year, which definitely could make Ryan a bit envious.

  • John Artemis

    Im a huge pats fan but I dont believe thats considered taking shots at Bill. He clearly said he respects Bill. I believe b.b. is the greatest coach in the nfl and maybe even of all time but Rex is right no one man has all the answers. Thats not an insult. The media has a way of trying to start dirt because theres not much nfl news this time of year. Also, a player that doesnt work for one organization may for another. Look at Orcho in New England or Branch in New England then in Seatle, then how he was when back in New England again. System, chemistry, coaching and talent can.make a player work on one team but not on another. Look at Welker in Miami, well Bill may of figured the dolphins coach just may not have had all the answers on how to coach or utilize that one player. Just sayin, I dont find any insult from what Ryan said.

  • trinity

    That’s not taking a shot at all. lol I clicked on this in hopes for something juicy, and I’m sorely disappointed.

  • John Artemis

    Yeah no juices of here. I thought for a minute with that headline maybe Rex forgot what happens when he puts Bill down but I was wrong. The writer should of ended the article with “April fools!”. Lol

  • Cyrus Geller

    To all: I changed the headline to ‘minor’ shot, as I could definitely see the disappointment in wanting something more “juicy”.

    • John Artemis

      I think its funny how the fans and media are quicker to defend against insults than the teams or coaches that are insulted. Football is great! Happy fathers day football dads!

  • John Artemis

    Ok minor is acceptable seeing Ryan did refer to Bill as “the one guy in new england” instead of calling him by his name. Its semi-rude. Lol

  • Pridenpoise

    You call that taking a shot at him, I guess I missed it, I didn’t realize how touchy Pats fans are these days. Imagine if he had said something insulting, the author would have called for his head on a pike.