On Thursday, Pats receiver Wes Welker poked fun at Jets coach Rex Ryan with a press conference that contained repeated references to feet.
On Friday, Jets center Nick Mangold answered Welker, Twitter style.
“Wes Welker is a great player,” Mangold said. “He’s really taken advantage of watching film. If we don’t keep a Spy on him, he could really open the Gate.”
Well played, Mr. Mangold. Well played.
But don’t read too much into any of it. Mangold told PFT Live on Friday that he enjoys trash talk for the humor and entertainment value. “Once the game gets started on Sunday, I don’t really think it makes that much of a difference,” Mangold said.