When the Ravens released defensive lineman Trevor Pryce this season, they thought he’d quickly re-sign. But the Ravens weren’t counting on Pryce to be courted by one of his favorite people in the NFL, Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
Pryce told ESPN Radio New York that the Ravens told him they’d be bringing him right back and had merely released him as a quick roster-juggling maneuver.
“They said, ‘We’re going to give you a week vacation and you come back Monday like nothing happened,'” Pryce said, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I was like, ‘OK.’ But something happened, so that’s behind me now. I’m over it.”
The something that happened is Pryce finding out that Ryan, who had coached him in Baltimore, wanted to bring him to New York. Pryce says that Ryan is a hard man to say “no” to.
“It’s a thing where you’ve got to say, ‘OK, who has it and who doesn’t?’ Rex has it,” Pryce said. “He has something about him. . . . Some people just have that effect on other people. It’s said that those people often become President.”
President Rex Ryan? I don’t know if the White House press corps could handle that many F-bombs.