The Dolphins selected Ted Ginn Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2007 draft and traded him to the 49ers three years later for the 145th pick in the 2010 draft, so he wasn’t exactly a high-value draft choice for Miami.
But at least one person believes Ginn was a great player as a Dolphin: Jets coach Rex Ryan.
When a reporter reminded Ryan today that Ginn no longer plays for the Dolphins, Ryan said, “Well, that’s good.”
In comments distributed by the team, Ryan recalled that Ginn beat Darrelle Revis for a 53-yard touchdown catch in the first Dolphins-Jets game last season and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the other Dolphins-Jets game.
“Ted Ginn destroyed us,” Ryan said. “I know people in Miami said, ‘Oh, he’s disappointing,’ and all that but, you look at the games last year against us, he destroyed us. He caught a long touchdown pass against us. He returned two kicks for touchdowns so, hopefully, that will hurt them this week.”
So Ryan has something in common with the vast majority of Dolphins fans: He was happy to see Ginn go.