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Norv on Rex: Where are the rings he guaranteed the last two years?


Norv Turner is one of the most mild-mannered coaches in the NFL, and Rex Ryan is one of the most boastful. So who would have thought that when the two of them had an exchange, Ryan would end up backtracking, and Turner would end up roasting Rex?

It all started with Ryan saying that if the Chargers had hired him instead of Turner in 2007, he would have a couple Super Bowl rings by now. That sure sounded like a dig at Turner for failing to get the Chargers to the Super Bowl.

But Ryan insisted that he meant no offense, and he called Turner today to say so. Turner confirmed with reporters that he had spoken to Ryan, wasn’t angry and wouldn’t be reprising the Jim Harbaugh-Jim Schwartz confrontation when the Jets play the Chargers on Sunday.

“It really was between he and I. I think we’ve had enough coaching drama in the league the last few days and we don’t need any more,” Turner said.

And then Turner took a shot at Ryan’s propensity for saying his Jets will win the Super Bowl.

“I hadn’t seen his quote and I was a little bit surprised by the call,” Turner said. “And then after I saw the quote, I didn’t have a chance to ask him this, but I was wondering if he had those rings with the ones he’s guaranteed the last couple of years.”

Those rings are on the fingers of Sean Payton and Mike McCarthy.

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108 Responses to “Norv on Rex: Where are the rings he guaranteed the last two years?”
  1. failcopter says: Oct 19, 2011 7:57 PM

    I believe they’re in the same place as the Chargers’ Super bowl wins.

  2. mh28102 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:00 PM

    Probably the first time Rex can honestly tell the other guy to shut up….Norv is considered the biggest failure when it comes to getting his team to the Super Bowl.

  3. tombradyallday says: Oct 19, 2011 8:00 PM

    at lassstt somebody fires back at rex’s dum comments. i lovee ittt

  4. herlies says: Oct 19, 2011 8:01 PM

    Haha, zing!

  5. cakemixa says: Oct 19, 2011 8:01 PM

    Ice burn

  6. bearsrulepackdrool says: Oct 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    but I was wondering if he had those rings with the ones heโ€™s guaranteed the last couple of years.โ€


  7. fatguystrangler says: Oct 19, 2011 8:03 PM


  8. 2mannings1cup says: Oct 19, 2011 8:03 PM


    Rex ordered toe rings instead of the traditional ol’ finger ones…if you wanna see them you’ll have to pull off his sockies and beg like a good boy.

  9. rr2000k says: Oct 19, 2011 8:04 PM

    Rex, thanks for what you did for the Ravens, but glad you’re gone. Shut your pie hole!!!

  10. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 19, 2011 8:05 PM

    hahahahahahahahaaha this is magical. This post game handshake will be classic. They should set up an octagon at midfield after.

  11. leftcoastnative says: Oct 19, 2011 8:05 PM

    Once again, the Ryan coaching family is talking without having been able to back up his own self-promoting comments.

    Looks like the “hoof ‘n mouth” disease runs in the family.

    Like father, Buddy, like son, Rex and Rob.

  12. bravin4evr says: Oct 19, 2011 8:05 PM

    Ooohh lala….ouch! Norv has a point! Lmao!

  13. everlong016 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:06 PM

    Boom. Roasted.

  14. cliffordc05 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:06 PM

    Rex should learn to shut his pie hole or keep his wifes’ toes in it.

  15. jakek2 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:06 PM

    Sorry Norv, you came off better not responding to that windbag.

  16. p4ck3r5 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:08 PM

    Nice in your face comment to rex!!

  17. 2mannings1cup says: Oct 19, 2011 8:08 PM

    Ten bucks says Rex doesn’t even walk to midfield.

  18. bobhk says: Oct 19, 2011 8:09 PM

    kaboom! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. riverhorsey says: Oct 19, 2011 8:12 PM

    Let’s hear another response from Rex

  20. rexryanisablowhard says: Oct 19, 2011 8:13 PM

    I look forward to the Chargers knockin’ Rexy and his mediocre team all over the field on Sunday.

  21. jobotjones says: Oct 19, 2011 8:15 PM

    That’s funny I asked myself the same question after Rex’s comments.

    On a side note, neither one of these guys needs the attention of how few superbowl appearances they have. They both lack the hardware and should cut it out.

  22. jacunn2000 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:16 PM

    Ten bucks Rex CANT walk to mid field.

  23. 4dabears says: Oct 19, 2011 8:17 PM

    Score 1 for Norv

  24. dannymac17 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:20 PM

    Norv getting rowdy?

    Who woulda thunk it.

    Now its time to back it up.

  25. trbowman says: Oct 19, 2011 8:21 PM


  26. promin1 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:22 PM

    Norv, you shouldn’t lower yourself to Rex’s level. The guy is nothing but an over weight clown that provides comic relief for the NFL. Everyone just laughs at him and the Jets. You should have too.

  27. damnyoulinelliot says: Oct 19, 2011 8:27 PM

    Not defending Rex or anything, but hey Norv, where are your rings?

  28. rayriceisnice says: Oct 19, 2011 8:30 PM

    Rex Ryan does have a ring, but can hardly pound his chest when ray Lewis, rod Woodson, Mcallister, goose, mucrary and Sam Adams wins it for you. I am so glad the ravens picked harbs over Rex, atleast we are respected organization, the jets are a effin joke. Well played norv, handled it with class, plus your gonna have your way with that offense

  29. blmonroe12 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:30 PM

    For a guy that’s fielding a below average offense and a slightly above average defense, he really has a lot to say…

  30. thespeaker08 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:31 PM


    Speaking of being a “fail” you “failed” to comprehend the point of the article. Turner has not been flappin’ his yapper’ every year saying that he will win the Super Bowl as Ryan has.

  31. profootballwalk says: Oct 19, 2011 8:32 PM

    Norv Turner = Rex Ryan

  32. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 19, 2011 8:32 PM

    Haha. You know you’re a joke in the league when Norv Turner rips you. Great stuff.

  33. pastabelly says: Oct 19, 2011 8:32 PM

    I’m a Pats fan and will admit to anyone that Rex has done a great job with the Jets. I hate him, but I cannot get around the fact that he got his team to two straight AFC CGs. Great coaches withstand the test of time and we’ll see how long Ryan can keep this going. If he said that crap about Norv, than he’s an ass*. But he’s still done a great job.

  34. riverhorsey says: Oct 19, 2011 8:33 PM

    They both have a good point

  35. escoboltsfan says: Oct 19, 2011 8:33 PM

    haha! looking forward to seeing the Bolts back this up on the field!

  36. scudbot says: Oct 19, 2011 8:34 PM

    Ground and pound, the ship has been righted, they’re just off a stunning win at home versus Miami. Right.

    If the Jets lose at San Diego, Rex will be flabbergasted and dumbfounded just like he has been after all their losses.

    I think the guy is losing/has lost it. I’d like to think that getting shut out at home by an injury-decimated team from Green Bay last October 31 started the decline. He had no answer for it.

  37. slickzmoney says: Oct 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    It’s not even about rings, Rex is just jealous Norval has a QB and he doesn’t.

  38. massappeal12345 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    It’s too bad that Bill Belicick isn’t an arrogant blowhard. He could come out and say that he would have ANOTHER two rings if he had coached the Jets the last two years.


  39. freewayjim says: Oct 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    For those of you old enough to remember, Rex has become this generations Jerry Glanville.

    Which means when he crashes and burns with the Jets (no pun) he’ll get hired somewhere else, make a terrible team competitive on the field but never win anything of note and run the same schtick in the process.

    Just watch.

  40. lance19 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:36 PM

    Norv is 45-23 so far on THIS coaching gig,
    but you’d think he was 23-45 given all the
    crap it’s fashionable to give him.

    Look, I’m not saying Norv is “Coach of the Year”
    or anything, but anything over .500 is good
    in the NFL. Yes, A.J. Smith has usually given
    Norv solid rosters, but still, .662 is still .662,
    I don’t blame the man for being annoyed at being routinely called “horrible” while winning 2/3 of his games (and 1/2 his playoff games). He takes the abuse admirably gracefully…and sometimes (like today) gently needles those who dump on him.

  41. kd75 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:36 PM

    deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties…Goodell is loving this.

  42. justwinbaby29 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:41 PM

    Norv gets an +1

    As a Raider fan let’s hope sexy Rexy can find a way to coach his Jets to a win over the Bolts on Sunday!

  43. bullcharger says: Oct 19, 2011 8:43 PM

    Rex would have won for sure in SD. I know because he told me it was a guarantee.

  44. Chairman Al says: Oct 19, 2011 8:44 PM

    Can’t stand the Chargers, but in the realm of coaches, regardless of what team they coach, score one for Norv. Good for someone on Ryan’s level calling him out for his annoyingly inaccurate guarantees.

  45. trbowman says: Oct 19, 2011 8:45 PM

    “Norv gets an +1

    As a Raider fan letโ€™s hope sexy Rexy can find a way to coach his Jets to a win over the Bolts on Sunday!”

    Don’t disparage Rex Grossman’s nickname by using it with Rex Ryan

  46. tunescribe says: Oct 19, 2011 8:53 PM

    The reason more coaches don’t respond to Wrecks’ nonsense is they see through his act as Woody Johnson’s PSL carnival barker. The idea is that if Wrecks says/does enough outrageously provocative things, fans will be fooled into considering the Jets relevant. Problem is, the act’s shelf life is swiftly nearing expiration.

  47. jdandcoke says: Oct 19, 2011 8:55 PM

    rex really needs to shave the top of his head, dye the sides orange, start wearing a big red nose, buy a small car that he and ten of his buddies can fit into, and learn how to juggle. if you’re going to constantly act like a clown, you might as well do it right.

  48. danospleasanton says: Oct 19, 2011 8:56 PM

    BRAVO Norm…BRAVO. Rex loves starting crap, I hope Norm and the Chargers whip the Jets. I love hearing Rex eat crow after a loss.

  49. tombrookshire says: Oct 19, 2011 8:59 PM

    This from a guy who shouldn’t even be a head coach. He’s done nothing with some very talented teams. He is like a throttle, keeping a very good team from taking it to the next level. Ryan is right. They would have at least gone to the SB if not won it by now. Norv has pictures of somebody, because that is the only reason he has a job.

  50. joelvis72 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:02 PM

    Good for Norm, like Spider standing up to Tommy Pesci in Goodfellas.

  51. gdeli says: Oct 19, 2011 9:04 PM

    norv sucks too. san diego was 14-2 under shotty then the go to norv and down they go!

  52. first2bomb says: Oct 19, 2011 9:05 PM

    Im curious, what does Norv have to backup? He asked a simple question that points out Rex didn’t follow thru on his guarantee of winning the super bowl. Some of you clowns are commenting “let’s see you back it up Norv…” Joke… Norv is a class act unlike Rex… You douches need to reread the article…

  53. InFact says: Oct 19, 2011 9:06 PM

    Good luck winning a Super Bowl with Sanchez as your QB.

  54. joelvis72 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:09 PM

    Norv ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 19, 2011 9:12 PM

    Love it. Norv Turnover finished him.

  56. wethog66 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:14 PM

    You know its bad when a guy who should have never been elevated past the Offensive Coordinator position is throwing bombs that actually have bite. Rex needs to shut his hole until he fullfills at least some of his outragous garuntees.

  57. mlb19 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:16 PM

    So Rex is pretty much saying the chargers are a better team since he would have done better with them then he has with the jets. And he is complaining because they are favored over his team. Make up your mind and stop saying things to get attention especially when they don’t make sense. Chargers are 4-2, Jets are 3-3 and the Chargers have a better team. Thats why they are favored.

  58. nflhof says: Oct 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    $10 says Rex waddles to mid field after this matchup.

  59. nineroutsider says: Oct 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    Oh, and Rex is loving every minute of it…

    (If you put it on the net it’s fair game…sorry)

  60. boltfan24 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:35 PM

    I hope Mathews and Tolbert show LT how to run hard when they crush Can’t Miss Cromartie!

  61. blanchonegro says: Oct 19, 2011 9:37 PM

    LOL so funny. Way to stick it to him Norv!

  62. baldeaglejohnie says: Oct 19, 2011 9:38 PM

    well norv does have two winning SB rings way back being Jimmy’s O coordinator on the 93-94 back to back girls SB wins with the triplits. this is from an Eagle fan. yea none as HC. guess Andy has one from pack days as well. oh shoot nevermind ๐Ÿ™‚ no i’m not giving up on Reid like the overly loud segment of our fanbase. geez! I’m still in Andy’s corner had to throw that out there.

  63. drunkenagitator says: Oct 19, 2011 9:38 PM

    Truly great coaches never feel the need to yap away about things that never happened. The Ryans all talk a big game but not one of them ever won anything as a head coach in the NFL. Rex is a .500 coach in 3rd place right now, no more, no less, as well as an obese windbag with diarrhea of the mouth.

  64. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Oct 19, 2011 9:43 PM

    But I thought Rexie had called the Chargers and cleared the air that he was COMPLIMENTING (backhandedly at best) Turner and Smith. Somehow it appears Norvell fails to find the compliment, humor, whatever Ryan was getting at, other than opining that if he was hired by the Chargers, he’d have at least as many rings as he has given himself in the past two preseasons.

  65. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:47 PM

    Norval is THE MAN for this.

  66. wetbackattack says: Oct 19, 2011 9:55 PM

    2 big thumbs up for Norv! Its about time someone stands up to that obese, toe licking bully portraying himself as a head coach. Now fire up the Bolts and kick some bleep but wear steel TOE boots for protection:)

  67. geniusesq says: Oct 19, 2011 9:56 PM

    Chick fight.

  68. johnnyb216 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:57 PM

    Boom roasted.

  69. jcdavey2011 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:01 PM

    damnyoulinelliot says:
    Oct 19, 2011 8:27 PM
    Not defending Rex or anything, but hey Norv, where are your rings?

    his rings are probably in his trophy case at home, or his desk

    from when he won 2 superbowls with the cowboys

    you mensa

  70. packerman1968 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:02 PM

    I wish Broadway Joe would take a pair of 40 year old pantyhose and stuff them in Rex Ryans fat mouth.

  71. packattack1967 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:03 PM

    The rings will be going to guys with names like: BJ, Charles, Aaron, Clay, Donald and AJ for a while anyway….

  72. 6ball says: Oct 19, 2011 10:11 PM


    While it’s true that Norv’s playoff record is questionable. Several of those losses came at the hands of the Patriots, who just seem to have the Chargers number.

    Additionally, I’ve seen San Diego players do some of the most ridiculous things in order to lose games. I doubt that Norv teaches such stupidity at practice.


  73. bradblah says: Oct 19, 2011 10:12 PM


  74. rcali says: Oct 19, 2011 10:23 PM

    Norv better be nicer to Rex or he’s going to knock him out of the playoffs again.

  75. weakafceast says: Oct 19, 2011 10:32 PM

    Rex didn’t get hired in SD because his arrogant style, not his coaching (which by the way is extremely generic on offense). This guy will never win a SB, period. Just the like Gangreen fanbase, Rex is arrogant and unworthy of a title.

  76. pack15forever says: Oct 19, 2011 10:44 PM

    The only rings that Rex has had are all the onion rings he’s been munching down.

  77. bengalpower says: Oct 19, 2011 11:01 PM

    The Jets will never win it all anytime soon. Why? Because Rex Ryan and that front office are horrible at drafting players. How many Rex Ryan draft picks are full time starters?
    Rex has made his name off of Eric Mangini, he is the one who gets the credit for the vast majoirity of good players on the field, including Darelle Reavis. Rex brought in a few washed up vets from the Ravens and a ober hyped cornerback in Cromartie. Drafted a bust at QB that the team will have to live with for years to come. They have very little cap room and are pretty much stuck with an average,at best. team.

  78. jcdavey2011 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:03 PM

    rex has won 1 sb ring, as a d line coach

    norv has won 2 sb rings as a offensive coordinator

    so eat it rex (and i know you will)

  79. sir3dreams says: Oct 19, 2011 11:04 PM

    Rex must have meant onion rings.

  80. johnnyb1976 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:04 PM

    Norv Turner owns Rex Ryan and his foot fetish

  81. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 19, 2011 11:17 PM

    I have laughed heartily at Norv’s misfortunes over the years, but I’d buy him a drink for finally having the guts to say what the whole football loving world is thinking.

    Questions need answers Rexy.

  82. bossplayer213 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:28 PM

    Let’s just be honest here. Rex Ryan is better a coach than Norv Turner. So maybe he wouldn’t have won any SB’s in SD, but he would sure as hell come a lot closer than Norv has for sure.

  83. apatfanforever says: Oct 19, 2011 11:38 PM


  84. mrplow3 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:39 PM

    FINALLY! Someone fired back at that fat idiot….and what a burn it was, ouch!

    Norv is now officially my fave coach.

  85. madisonave99 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:41 PM

    I’m glad somebody called out Norv and the Lord of No Rings GM out there. At least Rex has been to 2 AFC title games and was up at the half in one, with a rookie QB…i can’t wait for this post-game handshake either! LOL

  86. tatum064 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:50 PM

    Too bad Rex and Norv couldnt have combined forces. Rex as DC and Norv as HC would DEFINITELY bring San Diego a ring.

  87. Henry says: Oct 19, 2011 11:51 PM

    I hope the Chargers whup some serious Jets butt on Sunday!

  88. axespray says: Oct 20, 2011 12:13 AM

    Hate the jets, but tbh if you think about it.

    Rex took Bart Scott and Mark Sanchez to two AFC title games, has won a playoff game against Brady…

    who knows what the dude could’ve done with the Charger’s loaded roster.

    Shaun Phillips/Philip Rivers > Sanchez/Scott.

  89. burntorangehorn says: Oct 20, 2011 1:11 AM

    Norv: it’s “between him and me,” not “between he and I.”

    Rex: you’re now officially the Uncle Rico of the NFL.

  90. tinbender2000 says: Oct 20, 2011 1:24 AM

    Ralph Cramden > Rex Ryan

    If you don’t get it ask your grampa.

  91. patpatriotagain says: Oct 20, 2011 1:37 AM

    mh28102 says:
    Probably the first time Rex can honestly tell the other guy to shut upโ€ฆ.Norv is considered the biggest failure when it comes to getting his team to the Super Bowl.
    actually that would be marty schottenheimer

  92. truthserum4u says: Oct 20, 2011 1:46 AM

    Maybe the NFL can fill those dead days between the draft and training camp with steel cage matches between coaches.

  93. iamjustinm says: Oct 20, 2011 3:54 AM

    The next charger fan who says “zing” is getting flying mushroom stamped.

  94. MichaelEdits says: Oct 20, 2011 6:44 AM

    Sis boom roasted, baby.

  95. ham1 says: Oct 20, 2011 7:06 AM

    Norvis nerve cant get em to the big dance.
    Ryan flaps his bejabbers all the time.
    Who cares?

  96. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 20, 2011 7:34 AM

    Good for you, Norv.

    Way to put Rex in his place…

  97. stanmackley says: Oct 20, 2011 8:18 AM

    its ok because Norv isn’t flaunting the SB rings that he doesn’t have the way Rex is.

  98. thejuddstir says: Oct 20, 2011 9:31 AM

    I said it when the Jests lost that Rex and company would be “quiet” until they finally won a game and then would start with the b.s. again. The only thing Rex and the Jests are champions of are the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” award………….listening to Rex and the Jests has me missing Brett Favre, LOL

  99. fartography says: Oct 20, 2011 9:37 AM

    Two guys crying about not being able to win big games.

  100. hotep999 says: Oct 20, 2011 9:42 AM


  101. snowpea84 says: Oct 20, 2011 9:43 AM

    Turner is not a good coach. he had a great roster and did little to nothing with it. They were a 14 win team, and then he came, and all of a sudden they weren’t. A team might as well hire Herm Edwards. Coaches who consistently produce mediocre results.

  102. deathspiralx says: Oct 20, 2011 9:50 AM

    LMAO, Ryan had that coming and then some.

    Ryan talks the talk and cannot walk the walk. He needs to shut his yap and produce.

  103. dirtyjerseysports says: Oct 20, 2011 10:01 AM

    Very funny! However I believe Rex would of had them in the Super Bowl since the Chargers play in a garbage division they would of been playing home playoff games. I dont know if he would of won the Bowl but he def would of had them there.

  104. bunkmcnulty says: Oct 20, 2011 10:05 AM

    I now love Norv Turner.

    Norv is decent guy. Solid football background. All I can say is everyone commenting on what a bad coach Norv is ought to be glad what they do for a living is out in the public eye to get nitpicked and picked apart. He’s not Lombardi, but he’s not shuck like Ryan.

  105. nesuperfan says: Oct 20, 2011 10:07 AM

    From now on, to have all his bases covered, Rex will guarantee that he would win a SB if he were the coach on EVERY team. So once a year, he will be right one out of 32 times.

  106. hooptie says: Oct 20, 2011 10:36 AM

    Heard Rex wants to wrestle Norv’s feet now to settle this.

  107. bigbensmellyrapistfingers says: Oct 20, 2011 11:14 AM

    Do you think after Rex retires, he will be the face of “tough-actin-tinactin” like John Madden was?

  108. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 20, 2011 5:45 PM

    By the way, all you 19 year olds fail to realize Norval has two rings from Dallas. Even if he didn’t, he ripped Fat Boy sly style. I love it.

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