Following his team’s humiliating 45-3 loss in New England, Jets coach Rex Ryan walked to the podium in the press room and told the assembled reporters, “Obviously, we got outcoached, outplayed, got our butts kicked. I don’t know what else you can say about it. Go ahead.”
Ryan then answered 20 questions from reporters, and that was his theme throughout: The Jets got their butts kicked.
“You know, it’s the biggest butt whipping I’ve taken as a coach, in my career,” Ryan said. “I mean, clearly, we got our butts kicked.”
Ryan acknowledged that Patriots coach Bill Belichick had prepared his team much better than Ryan had prepared his.
“They kicked our butts, they out-executed us and, like I said, they out-coached us,” Ryan said. “I came in to kick his butt and he kicked mine.”
Asked whether he thought Belichick was rubbing it in by leaving Tom Brady in the game with a 45-3 lead, Ryan said, “I mean, probably, I mean, I don’t think he was necessarily trying to rub it in, but this is the same team that took a bunch of shots on us and they had paybacks. I mean, let’s face it, we kicked their butt at our place. So you know, they are trying to come back. So, trust me, we will remember this.”