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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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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 2:42 am
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Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:34 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Funny how the Jets Fans keep referring to things that last years teams accomplished, but try to forget what garbage this years team is. This sh*t team bears no resemblence to last years sh*t team. The Mouth is not bragging about his garbage team like he did the past 2 years because he knows they are bunch of losers. They haven't won anything since Joe Namath, but to hear them brag, you would think they were a team to be respected not laughed at.



Since: Jun 18, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:29 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

YOU KNOW I JUST WISH REX WOULD JUST KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT AND LET THE TEAMS PERFORMANCE ON THE FIELD DO THE TALKING.  WE DO NOT NEED AN EXTRA  MOTIVATION FROM THE CHARGERS.  SOMETIMES REX CAN BE FUNNY AND QUITE AMUSING BUT THIS TIME HE WENT A LITTLE TOO FAR. 

 




Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:12 am
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Norv was mostly a screw up around DC. Standing on sideline chewing on his nails frittering away late game opportunities.


brian8ball
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Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:58 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

I happen to agree with Rex's assertion that it was 'unintentional' - who would intentionally make a fool of himself?


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Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Growing up, Rex Ryan always wanted to be a WWE wrestler.



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Would that be the coach with 5 Super Bowl rings. What do you have, a fat idiot and a pretty boy metrosexual for a QB. How about those New Jersey Jets ?


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