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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.'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: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:58 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Reverend you make some very fair points but at the same time you make some dumb ones as well. For example... Buddy Ryan, while a putz and a Moron with the media as a Head Coach, is over 80 something years old and has cancer. As for Ryna's comments... no they weren't his smartest  comments but the reality is what he said about the Charger teams being loaded was... well.... 100% dead on and accurate.

Lastly... Ryan... love him or hate him (and I'm a Cowboy fan) has taken the NY Jets to two straight AFC title games and no matter how one slices and dices that fact... it is a fact and a damn impressive one at that. Now if he just had some players on Offense and a QB that knew how to play the position.

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:42 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

That Brian fella is a real winner, isn't he?  The CAPS, the awful spelling, the desire to talk about a product to make it better instead of actually improving upon the product?  He insults Tom Brady, Bill Belicheck, and Ben Rothlesberger, all in the span of three posts.  I hate to break the news to him, but those two teams combined have 9 Super Bowl wins between them since the last time the Jets were even in the Super Bowl (and won it, of course).

There is some talking from those teams, but, usually, they just go out and perform...something the Jets should do once in a while.

As for Rex Ryan, he is turning out exactly like his daddy.  Buddy Ryan sure could talk.  He took credit for the Bears SB win.  He feuds with Mike Ditka about personnel and plays, then goes to Philly, where he does nothing after talking about how great he is.  Then he goes to Arizona, when he makes an even bigger fool of himself.  He has been out of football since.  He calls it "retirement."  I call it, "No one wanted a big-mouth loser as a coach."

Rex, in one fell swoop, insulted the Chargers, Norv Turner, his own team, his own coordinators, his own GM, and himself.  You've got to admit...that is a pretty impressive FAIL rate for one sentence.

The sad part about it is that there are multiple coaches that COULD have won two rings with the Chargers these past 5 years or so.  Mike Tomlin, Bill Beli-cheat (I couldn't resist) being some of them.


Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:19 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Just a thought Rex..........stop talking, it's an old bit dude.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:18 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

anyone wonder why most of those who are fortunate enough to live anywhere but NY hates the WETS and most other ny teams--this fat tub of dung has won NOTHING and yet keeps shooting his big mouth off every time he is not busy stuffing food into it.  Shut up and win something fatso--or go back to posting you tubes on your wife's feet---this tub and his fat twin are even more obnoxious than daddy Buddy was when he was coaching. 

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:02 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Truth is, The JESTS are lucky they played the miserably bad Dolphins last weekend, or they would be all but eliminated from Post-Season play...1/4 of the way into the season.
Fatasaurus Rex really needs to learn how to STFU and coach his team
His sideshow Bob routine is getting old and running out of Bob
His team, whom was gifted playoff appearances the last two years, is performing right where they should be.
His mouth is writing checks his team can't cash.

He is what he is, an over-the top, Wheels off, Better than most Defensive Coordinator.

He is currently in way over his head. His team, with his endorsement, is chasing away their OC and the team chemistry is absolute CRAP.
A few more losses and they will all but implode.

The media has made a darling out of Fatasuarus, his extremely over-rated QB and the overall success of their team.
Its going to be very very enjoyable watching this ship of #### cyclone into flames as it implodes upon itself. The NY media will indeed expedite the implosion when they are facing a .500 season...especially after the bold predictions Fatasuarus has made.

Norv Turner couldn't have played this one out better if it was scripted. Fatasuarus stepped in it (Interesting thought, his feet are involved) and Norv didnt really throw spears, just pointed out the obvious...that is Fatasaruas is an ignorant, over-bearing loudmouth bully that doesn't know how to fight. 

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:30 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

I am so glad this idiot was not hired as the head coach of the Ravens.

Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:27 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

 Agreed. Hey Brian, learn how to speak English properly. After that, feel free to put a reasonable thought together and share. Lummix

Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:33 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Rex Ryan is a fat loser.

I'm sorry....I say that was kind of unintentional.  I'm not sure what to even say to that. 

Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:51 am

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

And here I thought Jets fans were the one NY team's fans that weren't complete idiots and brian8ball has to go and prove me wrong. 

Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 2:49 am
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