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Rex Ryan sheds tears in team meeting

After winning his first NFL game as a head coach, Rex Ryan got choked up.

Now that the Jets have lost five of their next eight games (and five of six), Ryan is shedding tears again.

According to Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post, Ryan cried during a Monday morning team meeting following Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars.

“He didn’t bash us at all; he was just very emotional . . . he was
,” tackle Damien Woody told Cannizzaro.  “Rex believes in our
team so much I can’t even put it into words and it would be a shame if
we didn’t capitalize on our opportunity.”

“I was a little upset to see him that way,” cornerback Darrelle Revis added.  “I’m upset for the same reasons he’s upset. . . .  I haven’t been a part of a meeting where a coach cried like that. . . .
In the future, I hope there are more tears of joy than the one this

“He was talking about the situation — this upcoming game with New
England and how we’re still there, how we still have a pulse,” Woody explained.  “He said it’s all about us, that nobody believes in us and that
we are the only ones who believe we can get things done.

“He said, ‘I believe in you; I believe you get can get this thing done,’ and that’s when he really got emotional. . . .

“He wants guys to understand how good we can be if we just do the little
things. It all goes back to his belief in this team. That’s why he was
so emotional. He was crying because he believes in our team so much he
sees the opportunity and it would be a shame if we didn’t capitalize on
our opportunity.”

Every year, a team seems to emerge from a mediocre midseason record, getting hot down the stretch and carrying it into the postseason.  And if the Jets can go to Foxborough and complete a sweep of the Patriots, that might be the spark Ryan’s team needs.

But maybe Ryan’s tears came from the reality that, after letting one get away on Sunday night in Indy, the Patriots will be looking to hang 60 on a Jets team that treated a win in Week Two like a victory in early February.

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54 Responses to “Rex Ryan sheds tears in team meeting”
  1. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 17, 2009 9:19 AM

    Oh my, this guy is such a douche. He is crying because he knows there is no way they make the playoffs after the Patriots punish them in Foxboro this weekend. We can call those practice tears. There will be a lot more crying to do for Ryan come about 7:30 PM on Sunday. Did the Jets get their September Superbowl rings yet?

  2. crex43 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:19 AM

    Maybe instead of huddling before each offensive play, they should just have a group hug instead.

  3. bigfog says: Nov 17, 2009 9:20 AM

    Really? Really!?!?
    I guess whatever works, but my God, this sounds pathetic.

  4. hank moody says: Nov 17, 2009 9:22 AM

    Boo hoo…..but who cares. He is just like his daddy…a fatass with a big mouth. New England will kill them this weekend, so he can cry some more tears.

  5. thattomdude says: Nov 17, 2009 9:22 AM

    Rex Ryan is a tool.

  6. pfii63 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:23 AM

    He’ll be crying again Sunday, and not in a good way for Jets’ fans.

  7. InBBWeTrust says: Nov 17, 2009 9:24 AM

    HAHAHA! What a fake f*ck! I cannot wait for Sunday afternoon!!!!

  8. Branephood says: Nov 17, 2009 9:26 AM

    What a bitch Rex is. He needs to put his vag away, man up and lead his team to victory instead of being a sniveling and whiny punk…Oh wait…He’s a Ryan, it’s in his blood, my bad…..

  9. NFLMMAfan says: Nov 17, 2009 9:26 AM

    For a better story, change the headline to read:
    Rex Ryan sheds pounds in team meeting after having his big, obnoxious mouth stapled shut.
    Oh wait, that comes after the next game……

  10. obscenery says: Nov 17, 2009 9:27 AM

    awwwwwwww, Muffin.

  11. Papoose059 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:29 AM

    I was hoping for some other form of inspiration, but as a diehard Dolphin fan, I hope the Jets heard him loud and clear. You’ll rarely hear me say lets go jets, but if this pipe dream I have of repeating as division champs comes to fruition, the Pats need to loose.
    That being said, before all the Pats fans come and say thats never going to happen, lets see what happens.
    But ill agree that its a long shot.

  12. Richm2256 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:30 AM

    ” Ryan is shedding tears again.”
    It really WAS that donut, then? Locklin, you ba$tard!!!!!
    Seriously, is Ryan in a race with Mangini and Cable for biggest buffoon to coach a football team?

  13. Cleveland Sucks aka Philly Sewer Rat says: Nov 17, 2009 9:31 AM


  14. juniorlas says: Nov 17, 2009 9:32 AM

    This guy is the worst coach in the game. The 1st Miami game when they were up by 3 he doesn’t use any timeouts and when he is asked why, he says “I didn’t think they would score”. It was 1st and goal at the 2 and all they needed was a FG to tie!! This week when asked why he didn’t have any timeouts left, he said it didn’t matter anyway kickers in the NFL make that kick. What a moron!! Now he’s gonna cry, please! I hate the Pats but I hope they hang 60 on them..

  15. Bill In DC says: Nov 17, 2009 9:33 AM

    ROFL, sounds like he was trying to save Tinkerbell.

  16. bearsrule says: Nov 17, 2009 9:33 AM

    This is baloney. He had just come from the cafeteria, where he was told that they were all out of pie.

  17. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Nov 17, 2009 9:34 AM

    But maybe Ryan’s tears came from the reality that, after letting one get away on Sunday night in Indy, the Patriots will be looking to hang 60 on a Jets team that treated a win in Week Two like a victory in early February.
    No, no, no. This is all a misunderstanding. Rex had just gotten back from the vending machine, and it was out of Ho-Ho’s, Big Kat, and Salt-N-Vinegar chips. Rex couldn’t take it any longer.
    On a side note, please smack the $h!t out of the Patriots for us, Tubby.

  18. Kevin from Philly says: Nov 17, 2009 9:38 AM

    He was just upset that the donut shop next to the stadium was closed that morning.

  19. red13 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:38 AM

    I used to hate watching the Vermeil press conferences with him openly sobbing, and I’m a Rams fan. I just can’t respect a coach who cries like a little girl when things get tough. Rex needs to shut his mouth and coach up his team, rather than resorting to emotional blackmail to get them to play.

  20. SATAN says: Nov 17, 2009 9:40 AM

    Like father like son

  21. raybin says: Nov 17, 2009 9:42 AM

    Don’t let Rex fool you, he was just upset because someone texted him during the team meeting that his neighborhood Cici’s Pizza had closed.

  22. BornSlippy says: Nov 17, 2009 9:42 AM

    This guy pulls out all the stops for pats week huh?
    History shows that the pats blow out the team after a loss.

  23. schism says: Nov 17, 2009 9:46 AM

    I hope he finds agood DC job next year, he’ a defensive mastermind.

  24. JJCheesehead says: Nov 17, 2009 9:47 AM

    Really everyone on here just tries to get a laugh. Look at those quotes from his players. Read the article again. It looks like this guy has only gained more respect from his players and has shown them that he truly believes in this team regardless of how the last 5 games ended.
    I think Rex is going to be a great head coach, he is a players coach but makes sure his players buy into what he is selling. Unfortunately, I do not think this defense will be the same without Kris Jenkins. I think that they may need to draft another massive NT come April and platoon him with Jenkins. Thats all.

  25. ampats says: Nov 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    Rex is starting to realize what everyone knows.
    J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason
    Firehydrant Ed leads the chants :
    Hey Kerry Rhoades, are you going to embarrass the Patriots in “your” Super Bowl??
    Probably more like the same results as the other big mouth in the AFC East, Joey ZERO Porter.
    Jets are good at talking the talk, too bad from the players to their FAT HC they can’t back it up!
    Disfunctional organization, always has been and always will be!!

  26. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 17, 2009 9:52 AM

    Kinda makes sense with Billy calling that fourth down play, his players are pissed after losing to the Colts.
    Billy has never lost two in a row, Jets are going to get smashed they way they are playing.

  27. i liek sports says: Nov 17, 2009 9:53 AM

    Dick Vermeil called. He wants his schtick back.

  28. Eustus says: Nov 17, 2009 9:53 AM

    You know, if crying during meetings doesn’t work… He could always have Rick Pettine deliver a smoker to Brian Schottenheimer’s temple, on the sidelines, during the first quarter.
    That’ll get the gang green fired up.

  29. doric44 says: Nov 17, 2009 9:56 AM

    rex ryan the next greg williams all bark no bite have fun NY

  30. Outfoxed says: Nov 17, 2009 9:56 AM

    So Fatzo Ryan is not only a loud mouth asshole, he’s also a crybaby when he doesn’t get his way? Jeesh the more I hear of his pathetic antics the less respect I have of him as a man. And it’s .low to begin with

  31. ptcraddock says: Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM

    If the the Jets had not acted like their hot start was a certain Super Bowl run, they wouldn’t be swimming the Rex River right now. Getting that high creates low lows in a long 17 week season. I doubt head coach tears are going to fix any of their problems. Oh Rex.

  32. midnight green says: Nov 17, 2009 10:01 AM

    Ah the Jets do you expect anything less ?
    Rex Ryan is a little wuss, I’m fairly convinced he was crying because somebody stole his stash of delicious pastries.
    The Jets get to play in their own Super Bowl twice this year, I encourage Jets fans to treat this game as such, seeing as their pathetic Loser team will never sniff the actual game (no it’s not against the Patriots).
    You gotta love how much New York football is failing, the Giants and Jets suck all is good in the world.

  33. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 17, 2009 10:01 AM

    You see that glow in the corner of your eye. It’s your career dissapation light and it’s going into overtime.

  34. Richm2256 says: Nov 17, 2009 10:04 AM

    “I think Rex is going to be a great head coach”
    Somebody please get this man to a doctor.

  35. Florio-is-a-tool says: Nov 17, 2009 10:08 AM

    I’m told that when you’re pregnant (especially with a large litter) you get hormonal. Tears often happen at unexpected moments. Rex is just the shortened name for Roxanne.
    It must suck to be a J-E-T-S fan.

  36. ebr362 says: Nov 17, 2009 10:08 AM

    His tears were from the crushing reality that he shot his mouth off too early in the season after a few wins and now has to face and answer the brutal NY media and Jet fans hounding his ass on why he has lost more games then weight!
    Saw this one coming from a mile away, can’t wait for the Pats to take out the frustration of the first loss and the one monday night on them, Rexy will need a whole box of Kleenex for that presser……………………….

  37. GetReal! says: Nov 17, 2009 10:16 AM

    You have to be kidding me. I hate the Jets and even I have to cringe when I read this stuff. Rex was all cocky in the pre-season and after week two. Now he playing the “Nobody believes in us” crap. He has actually resorted to crying to try to improve his team. This is a total embarrassment. And I though the Jets could sink any lower.

  38. GetReal! says: Nov 17, 2009 10:20 AM

    It looks like this guy has only gained more respect from his players and has shown them that he truly believes in this team regardless of how the last 5 games ended.
    Sure, I would respect a football coach that cries, why not? I sure that Rex will have a chance to continue to respect his team for all the up coming games they will lose.

  39. SATAN567 says: Nov 17, 2009 10:43 AM

    Ya’ll suck. Rex Ryan is no douche. Rather, he is an outstanding head coach, and its a shame that not all coaches and personnel buy into a city, franchise, and its players this way. Coach Shanny was that way in Denver and I was (and still am) sad to see him go. He took it personally when team lost and bled orange and blue. The biggest issue in sports today is a lack of dedication, focus, and loyalty. Rex Ryan seems to possess this, and it should be valued, not discredited and laughed at.

  40. olskool711 says: Nov 17, 2009 10:45 AM

    Greenie must have declared his undying love, no matter long, no matter how far.
    Greenie tell us once again how he’s a Man’s Man.
    What was Mangini (ouch) with that team (significantly weaker team) last year, at this time?
    Like 8-2 or something?
    “He treats his men like men.”
    When he’s not crying.

  41. NFLMMAfan says: Nov 17, 2009 11:09 AM

    The Jets employees must be proud of themselves today.
    They suck so badly at doing their jobs that they made their supervisor cry.
    Dr. Phil, we have a new patient for you. His name is Rex. He cries at he office every day because he loves everyone sooooo much.

  42. Warpstone says: Nov 17, 2009 11:17 AM

    Read the late Bob Ackles’ book where he describes how Buddy Ryan was completely unable to take responsibility for even cutting players while in Arizona. Lots of bluster, but more of a manipulator and coward than a man’s man. Looks like Rex is more like his dad than we thought.

  43. BillsFan27 says: Nov 17, 2009 11:27 AM


  44. IndyWilson says: Nov 17, 2009 11:30 AM

    What a pussy.

  45. finsbooyah says: Nov 17, 2009 11:42 AM

    Hahaha… I hate this guy more and more every day.
    As a Dolphins fan, I’ll be rooting for the Patriots this week even though it’ll make it even more improbable for us to catch up to them.

  46. Long Time Jet Fan says: Nov 17, 2009 12:42 PM

    Rex Ryan will be a great coach. The team is on the right path. Did anyone really expect a Super Bowl contender with a rookie QB and a rookie head coach? The Jets are fun to watch. Outside the Saints game, they haven’t been blown away by anyone. They’ve had key injuries and are still playing well. Ryan is being too hard on himself. The expectation were too high. Give the Jets a few more players on defense and a year or two for Sanchez to develop and they’ll be there with the best. You can count on it.

  47. CKL says: Nov 17, 2009 12:59 PM

    Yeah….I think after just a few months on the job RR has made it pretty clear why his own team wouldn’t hire him as their HC and hired Harbaugh instead.
    Rex stories write themselves.

  48. kenyatta says: Nov 17, 2009 1:06 PM

    its a ploy.and is he related to Vermeil,hes trying to motivate his troops

  49. midnight green says: Nov 17, 2009 1:44 PM

    Rex is trying to gain sympathy among the manufacturers of hostess, the makers of delectable sweets.
    Maybe he’s pregnant ? Rexy sure has some belly on him, is it possible him and Mike Greenberg defied logic and are expecting ? If so God bless that kid he will be very unfortunate in all phases of his life. Plus he will have to listen to the story of when his two Dads met poor tyke.
    Or Maybe he realized the Jets Suck ? Something all of America finds pretty obvious.

  50. PFTiswhatitis says: Nov 17, 2009 2:39 PM

    If you think that was bad, wait til you see him sobbing like a school girl next Monday.

  51. klecko says: Nov 17, 2009 2:58 PM

    Hey Pat fans, don’t forget that the Jets always lose to the teams their supposed to beat and beat the teams we’re supposed to lose to… It’s part of our curse. Hopefully it will play itself out on sunday.

  52. FumbleNuts says: Nov 17, 2009 3:49 PM

    Tears for fears………. Gotta’ play New England guys!

  53. JoeSixPack says: Nov 17, 2009 6:47 PM

    He’d better get himself together before they play the Patriots again.
    Seeing as the game is largely meaningless for his Jets now (as they’d played their Super Bowl in Week 2) does that make this thieir Pro Bowl?

  54. rusH1023 says: Nov 19, 2009 4:16 PM

    I like listening to the media question Rex Ryan. He’s a pretty funny guy. But this is just weird. What an unstable individual. Then he’s asking Tuna for advice?? WTF??

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