Is anybody in their right mind actually surprised by these comments from Rex Ryan, pertaining to the Jets/Giants upcoming match-up?
“Sure there’s a lot of talk back and forth, most of it driven by me. But you know what, I’ll stand by everything I’ve ever said. I didn’t come here to be anybody’s little brother. I came here to win…. And to take over not just this city, even though it’s the city to take over, but also this league. I haven’t accomplished that yet. Saturday, I think, will go a long way (toward) doing that. We have to win this game. We have to get into the playoffs.”
“Certainly we were the best team the last two years. We made the playoffs… To say a team is better than you that never made the playoffs is ridiculous. Clearly we were the better team my first two years here. We get to prove it on Saturday who the best team is this year. Quite honestly, both of us are having disappointing years…. Whoever (wins) this game is clearly the best team in New York”
“I never came here to be little brother to anyone. So, it’s on….. There’s no way I’m going to be second fiddle. If we were playing the NY Yankees, I don’t want to be second fiddle to them.”
This is Rex Ryan and this is what he does. His consistent strategy with the media is to take the focus off his players and put it on himself and his comments. His team was embarrassed on the field yesterday, most notably Santonio Holmes, Wayne Hunter, and the entire defense. Ryan has quickly shifted the discourse to his comments about the Giants and his ongoing bluster despite his team’s loss.
Say what you want, but recent history doesn’t lie. The Jets play better when Rex Ryan is running his mouth and this team is embracing their true personality. I don’t expect the trash talk to slow at all, as the Giants have already responded and Rex has too much more time in front of the press not to say anything else inflammatory.