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Rob Ryan cleared the air with Joe Haden

After the Jets landed cornerback Kyle Wilson with the 29th overall pick in the draft, coach Rex Ryan strongly hinted that his twin brother, Rob, had wanted the Browns to take Wilson instead of cornerback Joe Haden with the seventh overall selection.

“There is somebody that I really know well for a long time that basically
said that he was their guy
and they picked a lot earlier than us,” Rex Ryan said.  “You can probably figure it out.  That’s who he wanted and
then after practice, I’m like ‘Yep.  I guarantee you were right because
this guy is the real deal.'”

Haden says that Rob Ryan has talked to the cornerback about Rex’s comments.

“Coach Ryan came up to me during rookie camp,” Haden said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  “He was like,
‘Joe, I worked out Kyle Wilson, and I said he was the best defensive
back I worked out
.  I said that because I didn’t work you out.  [Defensive
backs coach] Jerome Henderson worked you out and some other defensive
backs, and you were the best DB he worked out.’

“He was like, ‘Joe, don’t worry about that.  It was nothing like that.  We’re so glad you’re here,’ and all of that stuff.  Cleared it up for me
and made it a whole lot better.  I don’t care what everybody else says. 
Coach just told me exactly what happened.”

That sounds fine, and Rob Ryan said what he had to say.  But Rex Ryan didn’t say that Rob Ryan thought Haden was the best defensive back Rob Ryan worked out.  Rex said of Rob’s desire for Kyle Wilson, “That’s who he wanted.”

So either Rex or Rob was being inaccurate.  Regardless of who’s telling the truth, Rex created an unnecessary problem for his twin brother, and we’ve got a feeling that Rob has let Rex know about it.  Loudly.

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33 Responses to “Rob Ryan cleared the air with Joe Haden”
  1. MrJames says: Aug 2, 2010 10:39 PM

    “we’ve got a feeling that Rob has left Rex know about it. Loudly.”
    We’ve?
    You and who?

  2. kazkal says: Aug 2, 2010 10:43 PM

    Maybe they can air the phone call on Hard Knocks since rex is all hollywood.

  3. kinggfx says: Aug 2, 2010 10:59 PM

    dammit florio that was confusing

  4. Burning River says: Aug 2, 2010 11:05 PM

    The Browns got the guy they wanted…end of story. Joe Haden is going to be a force.
    Fat Rex needs to worry more about his own backfield problems.

  5. Nnamdi'sblackhole says: Aug 2, 2010 11:10 PM

    In other news every single staff member of every single team in the NFL liked who they drafted, we’ll be back after we find more ways to throw advertisements at your screen….

  6. brownsfn19 says: Aug 2, 2010 11:10 PM

    Rex Ryan is a D-bag…plain and simple…the fat f*ck just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut…I mean who really throws their own TWIN BROTHER under the bus??? SCUMBAG…

  7. Hound32 says: Aug 2, 2010 11:19 PM

    I Smell upset when the Jets come to Cleveland in November . Haden will be fine and the Browns are on the way up . get used to it .
    fear the elf!

  8. Wags15 says: Aug 2, 2010 11:19 PM

    Not sure if Florio was high when he wrote this article, but it took reading it about 10 times to understand it.

  9. DingyHarry says: Aug 2, 2010 11:24 PM

    Joe Haden is going to become the next Florio punching bag on here. It was Mangini last year. Let’s stir the pot because the guy had a bad combine. Let the man play some ball.

  10. nps6724 says: Aug 2, 2010 11:41 PM

    Imagine that, a coach said “That’s who I want” when choosing between 2 players, 1 he worked out and 1 he didn’t. Shocking!

  11. HereThere says: Aug 3, 2010 12:25 AM

    Hey Browns fans,
    Your team isn’t “on the way up”, Haden will be a serviceable corner and you’ll start trying to run Mangini out of town after your fifth loss.
    It’s okay, though. You are what you are.
    And that elf is the lamest mascot in sports. Well, after the Stanford tree.
    Now go back to burning your LeBron jerseys.

  12. Ravenmuscle says: Aug 3, 2010 12:28 AM

    Hey Burning Sh#thouse….Haden is sloooowww and will have his jock handed to him. The sooner he gets to playing safety the better.
    He has BUST written all over him.

  13. gm12086 says: Aug 3, 2010 12:46 AM

    # brownsfn19 says: August 2, 2010 11:10 PM
    Rex Ryan is a D-bag…plain and simple…the fat f*ck just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut…I mean who really throws their own TWIN BROTHER under the bus??? SCUMBAG…
    Totally agree with brownsfn19. Rex is a complete toolbag. He never shuts the f*ck up. I am praying for the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS to completely blow it this year so Rex can look like an even bigger colostomy bag.

  14. howitzer819 says: Aug 3, 2010 1:55 AM

    So Rob Ryan got overruled by a defensive backs coach? That’s the gist of this piece here?

  15. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 3, 2010 3:25 AM

    They had a hot dog eating contest to prove who was right, both say they won while lying in 4 hospital beds.

  16. HOU59FAN says: Aug 3, 2010 5:19 AM

    Rex Ryan. a second year coach that backed into the playoffs with a mediocer team. They won’t come close this year.
    Then what does the reallity show look like????

  17. BBB82 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:00 AM

    That’s kind of a jackass move to do to your twin brother. But it’s obvious the Jets aren’t a classy organization, so it’s no surprise. Just take a look at the Revis mess they’ve made…

  18. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 3, 2010 7:14 AM

    Hey Browns fans, you got the better deal on the coaching side. Rexy is painting targets on his team’s back all the time. He never knows when to STFU!!! That’s why they are in the situation with Revis they are in now.

  19. roland2305 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:43 AM

    Ravenmuscle says:
    August 3, 2010 12:28 AM
    Hey Burning Sh#thouse….Haden is sloooowww and will have his jock handed to him. The sooner he gets to playing safety the better.
    He has BUST written all over him.
    ————————————–
    And, yet, if you puit him on the Ravens right now he would instantly become their #1 corner. Matter of fact, ANY of the Browns top 3 corners would be #1 on that team.

  20. Caldon says: Aug 3, 2010 8:01 AM

    Wow, these athletes and their ego’s. Not only do they get paid millions but their coach has to act like they are the second coming of *insert legend player here* or their might hurt their little feelings.

  21. joey-pickles says: Aug 3, 2010 8:03 AM

    I got money on Rex over-exaggerating what twin Rob had said. It’s not a far stretch to take “best CB I worked out” to end up as “the CB he wanted”…
    Yes Rex has a big mouth, and who could ever know what was going through his head when he threw his bro under the bus. My guess would be sibling ribbing/rivalry.
    At this point just keep talking Rex. To stop now would just be quitting. From here, you shut everyone else up by winning the silver pedestal, or you look like a fool and don’t. At this point the cats out of the bag, so let her tear some sh!t up!!!

  22. Bob Buckowski says: Aug 3, 2010 8:07 AM

    This argument is nothing.
    Imagine those two when they were still living at home fighting over the last slice of fat greasy bacon?

  23. ejtowne says: Aug 3, 2010 8:10 AM

    You just made this story more confusing than it already was! I enjoy most of the stories that PFT reports on but Florio is definitely not your best writer.

  24. highplainsdrifter says: Aug 3, 2010 8:21 AM

    And then Rob was like “no WAY!”…and then Rex was like “Totally!!!”
    Pulitzer stuff Florio

  25. Spygate Operative #1 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:57 AM

    Keep hatin on Ryan and the Jets you losers.
    13 and 3 Super Bowl baby.
    You all wish you had a coach that speaks his mind.
    This BS that the Jets have a target on their back is ridiculous. Better players and better coaching wins games, not crying about how the Jets f’d this up or f’d that up.
    BTW Dolphins 4 and 12 this year. Get used to it.
    Parcells can’t even save your crappy franchise.
    YES!!!!

  26. jcjets says: Aug 3, 2010 9:14 AM

    Florio’s take on a particular topic is so predictable..
    So the ultimate outcome of this story is, what? Rex Ryan is ok with it. Rob Ryan is ok with it. Joe Haden is ok with it. Riveting stuff!

  27. CliveRush says: Aug 3, 2010 9:20 AM

    Whatevah, like you know. Um OK. Wow man. Let’s check out TMZ now.

  28. Burning River says: Aug 3, 2010 9:25 AM

    # Ravenmuscle whines:
    “He has BUST written all over him.”
    ———-
    You’re probably right. Joe Haden will certainly never reach the skill level of the great Doug Dutch…

  29. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 3, 2010 9:46 AM

    If they wanted Wilson more….why didn’t they just take him instead of Haden or trade down, grab a few extra picks, and get Wilson in the mid-teens? Makes no sense. Rex Ryan is a fat idiot. His brother is just fat.

  30. pkOH15 says: Aug 3, 2010 10:21 AM

    Herethere: you are an idiot if u think the Browns are not on their way up…not one of us Browns fans are predicting a 12 win season or anything…but the walrus is in place and he already starting adding a few key pieces..it will take time, but they are absolutely heading in the right direction

  31. Daniel Riddle says: Aug 3, 2010 11:52 AM

    Speaking of heading in the right direction…I saw Haden out on West 6th the other night with 3 SMOKIN mama’s…gosh dang was they good lookin!

  32. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 3, 2010 12:46 PM

    Why can’t Rex Ryan just shut the hell up and not cause problems for his brother?
    If my brother did that I’d be pissed. Keep your fat mouth shut, dick

  33. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2010 2:56 PM

    roland2305 says:
    August 3, 2010 7:43 AM
    Ravenmuscle says:
    August 3, 2010 12:28 AM
    Hey Burning Sh#thouse….Haden is sloooowww and will have his jock handed to him. The sooner he gets to playing safety the better.
    He has BUST written all over him.
    ——————– —————— And, yet, if you puit him on the Ravens right now he would instantly become their #1 corner. Matter of fact, ANY of the Browns top 3 corners would be #1 on that team.
    ———————————————–
    Oh come on, Roland. It’s even better than *that*. The fact of the matter is that, if the *Ravens* had been the ones to draft Joe Haden, Ravenasshole would be here talking about how Haden is gonna slaughter the Browns receivers when the Jets play in Cle or vice versa. If Haden was a Raven, this troll would be claiming he’s the best corner ever.
    In case there’s anyone left who hasn’t already noticed, Ravenpussy is strictly a textbook troll who’s every post is just trying to piss off Browns fans. His claims and chest-beating retardedness is never based on fact (and he has a habit of making up his own stats, for that matter)- and everything he writes is BS with no purpose other than to satisfy is bizarre Schadenfreude obsession. (Look it up if you don’t know.)
    Here’s another way to put it- if you took the Ed Reed of a couple seasons ago and put him on the Browns, doofus would claim Reed is the worst defensive player ever. If you took Brett Ratliff and sent him to the Ravens, dorkboy would boast about him being the greatest QB ever.
    Get it?

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