When the Patriots say something nice about the Jets, Rex Ryan doesn’t trust them. Ryan’s paranoia about his rivals to the East goes much deeper, in fact.
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Ryan asked the Jets to bring their playbooks to their team meeting last night because he feared subterfuge if the playbooks were left in the hotel room. (Because Sully at the front desk is clearly a covert Pats employee.)
When the players arrived to the meeting, Ryan’s message to the team was simple, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNewYork.com: The Jets are the better team and they should win, no matter how many straight games Tom Brady has won at home.
Ryan isn’t the only one prone to a little pregame hype. In a conversation with ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said it was the biggest regular season game of Kraft’s tenure.
Thankfully, the hype for this game is almost over and we actually get to watch this thing soon.