On Wednesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan realized almost immediately that he’d made a potential mess by suggesting that the Chargers would have won a “couple” Super Bowls if the team had hired Ryan to be the head coach in 2007. Ryan called the man whom the Chargers actually hired, Norv Turner, to apologize before Norv even heard about the comments.
Despite the pre-emptive private apology, Norv took a jab at Ryan, wondering if he keeps the rings he would have won in San Diego with the rings Rex has been promising to win in New York.
On Thursday, Ryan apologized publicly, saying that the slight of Turner was unintentional.
It’s likely a dead issue. Unless the Chargers win and Norv gives Rex a raucous handshake and a shove to the back.