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Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:43 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 6:44 pm
 
Turns out, Rex Ryan really didn't mean he'd have two championships if he had the Chargers' gig. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Jets head coach Rex Ryan seems unconcerned when his players -- including team captain, Santonio Holmes -- publicly pointed fingers at assistant coaches and each other when the offense sputtered, perhaps because Ryan's shtick is as much about brashness and bravado as what actually takes place on the field for 60 minutes each week.

During his first two years in New York, the Jets twice made it to the AFC Championship Game. This season, Rex's troops are 3-3, partly because the offense looks lost and the defense isn't as formidable as it once was. And while it may have no bearing on how the team performs, the sideshow distractions certainly can't help. The latest: Ryan telling reporters this week that "I think I would have had a couple rings" if he had gotten the Chargers' head coaching gig instead of Norv Turner.

That led the usually reserved Turner to wonder "if [Rex] had those rings with the ones he's guaranteed the last couple of years."  (Norv throws down the mic, walks off the stage to a standing ovation.)

This all happened Wednesday. On Thursday, Ryan apologized.

"It was me, it's all on me," he said. "I'm guilty. Absolutely … Obviously I wish this one never happened. It really was unintentional. I don't know what other word to use. I don't know what to even say."

Yes, because saying out loud "I think I would have a couple of rings" was an accident. It just slipped out.

(And look, we don't care that Rex said it, it's just weird that he's saying it was "unintentional." Backing over your kid's tricycle is an accident. Forming a thought and articulating it into words, for the media no less, is not an accident.)


After a dominant victory over the Dolphins on Monday night, the Jets look to repeat this week as they prepare to take on the San Diego Chargers. NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this game. Watch the game Sunday on CBS at 1 PM ET. You can check out the Jets-Chargers Pregame here.

For the record: Norv has two Super Bowl rings -- both came as an assistant with the Cowboys. And Rex has one, when he was a defensive line coach with the Ravens.

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Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

The only apology Rex should be giving, is one to his fans for the way his team is playing.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Rex has to show some self-control and stop making himself the story. How many coaches could say, "if I were coaching the Jets, they'd have a better record than 3-3?



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:44 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

For God's sake, the guy didn't kill anybody. He made a comment and apologized. CBS Sports needs to learn that when writing a story, write the facts and move on. We don't need the writer's opinion in the piece (who gives a s**t if the writer likes or dislikes Rex)--columnists are supposed to give their opinion. Regular story articles are supposed to tell the story and that's it. But CBS Sports seems to have sunk to the ESPN.com level of "journalism" these days where every writer thinks their opinion matters. As for Rex, yes he says some stupid things, but after years of coaches with no personality (Mangini) and no ability to read a clock (Herman Edwards), not to mention the nightmare of coaches from the 80s (Joe Walton!), it's nice to have a coach that wants to win. Two seasons, two AFC Championship game appearances. No, he hasn't won a Super Bowl yet, but he's doing a lot better than a lot of other coaches hired when he was. For his first two seasons, with a young QB, two AFC Championship appearances are not bad. As for the Giants, I have been to many Jets and Giant games and I've seen fans acting like jerks at both. For the most part, fans of both teams are well-behaved and respectful. The Giants are a  great organization.  For fans on here of other teams--especially teams that haven't sniffed a playoff game in years, let alone the AFC Championship, don't you have anything better to do--like read about your own team, for example? That would be the day I'd read and comment on a coach from another team that I don't even follow. Get a life.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:09 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

I concur.  I am a Dallas fan and my buddy has season tickets to the Giants. I go to that game every year.  I have no problems in the stadium.  But then again I from the NY/NJ area, so we speak the same launguage.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:43 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Hey 1boys, you probably have a point but I have to say the Monday night crowd is much different than the normal Sunday crowd. Monday night games are usually sold by the season ticket holders. Most of us work and you get home way too late from a night game. Heck I am tired just watching it from home. Hopefully you go again and have a better experience. I try to get to another stadium each year and I have to say so far Houston was the best and Miami was the worst.



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:36 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

At first I found Rex Ryan annoying with all his comments.  Then I thought, eh, quit being so uptight, he brings a little flavor to the table.  After this ignorant dig, I find myself back at the annoying block.  What are you, 3-3 Rex?  Not quite stellar material for someone who runs their trap as much as you.  Maybe a little more prep-time and a little less talk-time.  You're not getting in anyone's head dude, cause you're too transparent.


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