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Belichick mocks Jets D, Rex despondent over loss

Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:06 am
Edited on: November 15, 2011 12:41 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Sunday night was supposed to be the crowning of the Jets as the new AFC East power. The Patriots were dead (long live the Patriots!) and the Jets were coming on strong. Except, it turns out, everyone lost their short-term memory and the Pats blew out the Jets 37-16, reminding everyone, as Mike Freeman wrote, that the AFC East isn't all that different just yet.

So will the Jets still win the Super Bowl? Well, they should probably try and win the division first, which is something that Rex Ryan doesn't see happening.

"It looks doubtful right now," Ryan said Sunday after the game. "What am I going to say? Maybe I should guarantee the fact that we’re out of it. The last time I did that, we made the playoffs. Yeah, we don’t have a chance."

Before Sunday, we noted that the trash-talking was suspiciously missing from the Jets for Patriots week, and we speculated that it was because Ryan knew he had a chance to really flip the tables in the AFC East. That was correct, because Ryan was clearly devastated by Sunday night's loss.

"We wanted to win this game in the worst way," Ryan said, unprompted, to open his press conference Sunday night.

Bill Belichick said nothing before the game about the importance of this win, but his actions near the end make it pretty clear it was important to him too. As we noted in the podcast, Sunday night was one of the best coaching efforts of Belichick's career and he and Tom Brady just so happened to break the record -- previously held Dan Marino and Don Shula -- for most wins by a quarterback and coach combo.

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Belichick was seen parading around the Pats sideline, slapping high-fives with backups and, in what's a pretty rare event, smiling after a victory. Oh, and there's this -- apparently he had some colorful words for Rex's crew. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Belichick dropped a vulgar little phrase towards the other sideline following the win.

"Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league, s--- my d---," Belichick reportedly said.

Um, yeah, so that's probably not technically appropriate, and I'm sure we'll hear about this if/when the Jets and Pats meet in the postseason (it's kind of inevitable right?) and it'll probably turn into a big scandal or something. But anyone who's heard Belichick miked up knows this isn't all that surprising.

Besides, for now let's just enjoy the ridiculousness of a 60-year-old man running to midfield and screaming that at his opponent, as well as the silence from Rex.

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Belichick mocks Jets D, Rex despondent over loss

Amen! That is awesome!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:36 am
 

Belichick mocks Jets D, Rex despondent over loss

where did the report say he screamed it at the opponent??



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:29 am
 

Belichick mocks Jets D, Rex despondent over loss

Apparently, Bill Belichick reportedly stated something out of character privately.  When asked about it, he questionably dodged the technicality of the question, and he lived happily ever after.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:16 am
 

Belichick mocks Jets D, Rex despondent over loss

I used to hate Belichick. After reading that one sentence that he reportedly said about "best defense in the league," he's my new hero. 


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