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Rex on Giants: “Clearly, I was wrong”


Jets coach Rex Ryan’s Christmas dinner will consist of a heaping helping of crow.

And he’s already starting to chew on it.

“They were definitely the better team this year,” Ryan said after Sunday’s 29-14 loss to the Giants.  “Clearly, I was wrong.  I will take the responsibility.  It is on my shoulders and it should be.  That’s just the way it is.”

It’s a far cry from Rex’s boasts in his 2011 book, Play Like You Mean It.

“I have news for you,” Ryan wrote.  “We are the better team.  We’re the big brother.  People might say they are the big, bad Giants, but we are not the same old Jets. . . .

“To me, it seems clear that right now we are the better team and we are going to remain the better team for the next 10 years.  Whether you like it or not, those are the facts, and that’s what going to happen.  I know it’s going to happen because our style of football is different.  We are going to take over the town whether the Giants like it or not, so those fans on the fence that like both teams are going to be Jets fans in the end.  The truth is, if I am going to watch one game, I am going to see the Jets, without a doubt.  We are better.”

It looked like the Jets would be better, until Giants quarterback Eli Manning and receiver Victor Cruz connected for a nine-yard catch followed by an 90-yard run.

“They had 80 yards up until that point, if that,” Ryan said.  “We had it in control.  He threw it into double coverage and we missed a couple of tackles.  The young man did a great job.  He is a Jet Killer it seems ever since that preseason game when we [didn’t] know if he is a receiver or what.  He showed today that he is a heck of a receiver and I give him all the credit.”

And so, barring a joint Super Bowl berth in 2012, 2013, or 2014, the Jets and Giants won’t meet in a game that counts until 2015.


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80 Responses to “Rex on Giants: “Clearly, I was wrong””
  1. gcsuk says: Dec 24, 2011 8:00 PM

    You were wrong, but so was Cromartie after he said that the Giants receivers aren’t “Pro Bowl material”. I do believe Victor Cruz proved him WAY wrong.

    I will not knock Revis. The guy played a whale of a game. He deserves all the respect he gets. Ryan and Cro, not so much

  2. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 24, 2011 8:00 PM

    Where was the ground and pound offense?

  3. rambo08 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:00 PM

    Anyone else loving the Jets struggles?

  4. outlawshark says: Dec 24, 2011 8:01 PM

    I have a big brother. Bigger does not mean better. I love reminding him of that.

  5. goblue714 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:02 PM

    His act is getting old. maybe if he didn’t run his mouth so much teams wouldn’t try so hard to shut it.

  6. oscojoe says: Dec 24, 2011 8:03 PM

    Clearly I was Wrong?

    Glad that you have owed up to your misjudgements.

    Same Old Jet’s!!!

  7. zimaman says: Dec 24, 2011 8:03 PM

    Shut up fat boy whether you are right, wrong or indifferent

    Stick a fork in Rexopotamus because he is all done

  8. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 24, 2011 8:03 PM

    Rex and his Turd Burglar brother Rob need to go get fitted for a couple of clown suits…

  9. 7thlombardiontheway says: Dec 24, 2011 8:04 PM


  10. wwwmattcom says: Dec 24, 2011 8:05 PM

    Hear that locker room? He admits he was wrong. He’s going to lead you into the abyss. He swears he knows where he’s taking you…….

  11. 6andcounting says: Dec 24, 2011 8:05 PM

    Eat a salad Rex and then shut your fat mouth. Your act is tired and no one likes you…

  12. yodelpoo says: Dec 24, 2011 8:05 PM

    It’s gonna be great when the media (especially the NY media) turns on him.

  13. 1buckeye76 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:08 PM

    Clearly, I’m an idiot…

  14. quadassio says: Dec 24, 2011 8:09 PM

    More like “ground and punt” offense.

  15. 8man says: Dec 24, 2011 8:10 PM

    I have nothing to add.

  16. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 24, 2011 8:11 PM

    Yeah, he put her foot, oops I mean his foot in his mouth….

  17. zimaman says: Dec 24, 2011 8:16 PM

    Oh while I am at it

    Eat a carrot you fat tub of Scheott

  18. TxGrown says: Dec 24, 2011 8:18 PM

    ‘quadassio says: Dec 24, 2011 8:09 PM

    More like “ground and punt” offense.’ ————————————————————————————-
    I’ll go one better…..
    grounded AND pounded!

  19. caseyanthonymunoz says: Dec 24, 2011 8:18 PM

    “Clearly I was wrong.” Just add that to the list of things he was wrong about…

    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2009
    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2010
    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2011
    “Mark Sanchez is a good QB”

  20. clamnewton says: Dec 24, 2011 8:19 PM

    Please clarify, Rex. You’ve been wrong about so many things…

  21. i3addog says: Dec 24, 2011 8:22 PM

    I really really dislike that Ryan. He is such an attention hoe. If you did as much coaching as you did talking you might win a game or two.

  22. jdandcoke says: Dec 24, 2011 8:25 PM

    only a clown wouldnt acknowledge….before the game….that cruz is a serious stud. the giants have been around for ever…..and cruz is their ALL-TIME single season leading receiver….and the jets dont know who he is????

    lol….either the jets are ignorant fools….or they talk WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much bs.

    ps…obviously rex wil survive this season…..but i really hope he gets axed after missing the playoffs AGAIN next year.

  23. jimr10 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:25 PM

    I cannot decide if I enjoy my favorite team winning or the Jets losing the most..
    I sort of lean toward watching the Jets lose.

  24. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 24, 2011 8:29 PM

    “Clearly, I was wrong, now… where’s the food?”

    Fixed it…

  25. oldbrowndawg says: Dec 24, 2011 8:29 PM

    This dude makes you long for the good old days when players played, handed the ball to the ref after scoring a TD (rather than these stupid “dances” in the end zone, and coaches let the play of their teams on the field do their talking. Can you imagine Vince Lombardi, Paul Brown, Chuck Noll, or Bill Walsh trash talking like this fat slob and his moron brother constantly do? Ah, for the good old days of the NFL when dudes like this never made it past ball boys.

  26. bosfaninva says: Dec 24, 2011 8:36 PM

    Sanche was grounded, the Jets were pounded.

  27. realmendontletothermenleaponthem says: Dec 24, 2011 8:37 PM

    I don’t like him, but I don’t think ripping on him because he’s fat is a good thing…I’d prefer ripping on him because he’s an arrogant idiot.

    Have some class…but then again, what do you expect from a NY team/personality??

  28. buckifan4life says: Dec 24, 2011 8:40 PM

    Ryan’s act is getting old. Every week he opens his mouth and his team looks less enthused to back it up. He better put up next year or he could get fired.

  29. Soulman45 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:44 PM

    Something to think about some people was saying Mark Sanchez was a better QB than Matt Stafford is.

  30. bsizemore68 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:46 PM

    I can only hope that Miami wins and drop the Jersey jets from the wild card. Bill p.s fireman Ed needs to support the Jersey Giants, at least they aren’t a joke like the jets.

  31. cometkazie says: Dec 24, 2011 8:49 PM

    Now the Jints are the champs of NE New Jersey.

    And the Bills are the best NFL team in the state of New York.

  32. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 24, 2011 8:50 PM

    What was clear from this game is that the Jets will never win anything as long as Mark Sanchez is their QB. Hands down worst in the league.

  33. sanchizesucks says: Dec 24, 2011 8:57 PM

    See? ^

  34. grandpoopah says: Dec 24, 2011 8:57 PM

    At least Rex managed to keep the real story off the back page. That would be Mark Sanchez proving to be a bottom five starting QB.

  35. blackheld says: Dec 24, 2011 9:01 PM

    Couple things to note…

    A) Rex Ryan has done a masterful job keeping the spotlight off his fragile and moody QB. Like it or not, Rex got more out of Sanchez this year than should have been possible.

    B) Notice that today in Detroit, the Lions had no personal fouls, walked away from confrontation and quietly handed the ball to the officials, after they scored…except for Cliff Avril, who quietly handed it to a fan.

    C) I don’t see the AFC winning the Super Bowl, unless it is the Patriots. Call me cynical, but Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Houston all seem badly flawed, and none of the possible AFC wild card teams look like anything to worry about. The Patriots win when they’re supposed to win.

    D) Worth noting that Jim Schwartz received two Gatorade baths at game’s end, and shrugged both of them off…obviously his field jacket was heavily waterproofed. That’s a statement of confidence, folks.

  36. nflfan1 says: Dec 24, 2011 9:07 PM

    Time to dump Rex and Sanchez

  37. charlutes says: Dec 24, 2011 9:09 PM

    Rex only says dumb things so he can eat his words.

  38. zaggs says: Dec 24, 2011 9:15 PM

    Cromartie was wrong. Cruz was right. Coughlin was right.

  39. zaggs says: Dec 24, 2011 9:17 PM

    “cometkazie says: Dec 24, 2011 8:49 PM

    Now the Jints are the champs of NE New Jersey.

    And the Bills are the best NFL team in the state of New York.”

    Only if you define them as the only team in New York. Giants beat them as well.

  40. adm350 says: Dec 24, 2011 9:23 PM

    As a bitter iggles fan, I was really hoping to get Brunnell in there. Dammit. C’mon man !!!!!!!!!!!

  41. zurnvs says: Dec 24, 2011 9:25 PM

    SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. jaggedmark says: Dec 24, 2011 9:27 PM

    Said it the day Rex was hired, and every day since. He knows football, but he’s a CLOWN coach, and CLOWN coaches don’t win it all in the NFL.

  43. wwwmattcom says: Dec 24, 2011 9:36 PM

    As a Bills fan, can we get another article on the real difference maker of the Jet, Aaron Maybin. I mean he really got Tom Coughlin and Ware with that late hit.

  44. 2difshoe says: Dec 24, 2011 9:48 PM

    “Rex on Giants: “Clearly, I was wrong” to be hired in the NFL as a Head coach !

  45. scoops1 says: Dec 24, 2011 9:50 PM

    is Fireman Ed on suicide watch….

    he should be

  46. fjackie says: Dec 24, 2011 10:13 PM

    Rex is the Newt Gingrich of NFL coaches.

  47. richm2256 says: Dec 24, 2011 10:18 PM

    “If we lose to the Giants, blame me”
    Hey, Fat Man …….. we’re blaming YOU.

  48. kingcarlbanks says: Dec 24, 2011 10:38 PM

    The Jets have been a joke for a long time. Years of mediocrity while renting a room from the Giants, failed to get there own place so had to come back, hat in hand back to them, hire a loud mouth rotunda clown of a coach and all of a sudden they believe they are elite. Give me a break. Keep Cheddar Bob, Skitish Sanchez and the rest of those clowns. And P. S. Rex, after 3 years of running your suck, you’ve won as many Lombardis as I have.

  49. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 24, 2011 10:49 PM

    good. he admits it. now it’s time for him to admit Sanchez is not a primetime QB.

  50. maddenwizkid says: Dec 24, 2011 10:51 PM

    Can anybody name some great fat coaches? Not good, great.
    So that means no Ryan brothers no crennel(yet) no reid, I think holmgren is the best they got. Not hating just don’t think fat guys make good motivators, if I’m wrong please show me my error

  51. enx31 says: Dec 24, 2011 10:52 PM

    Rex on Giants: “Clearly, I was wrong”

    About being a fat loudmouth? No no, don’t worry. You’re better then ever, Rex. Keep the self-inflicted shame coming.

  52. hellawaitsusall says: Dec 24, 2011 10:57 PM

    Even had the Jets won, it’s still a Giants town, always will be.

  53. rcali says: Dec 24, 2011 10:58 PM

    Pathetic excuse for a football team right now. A lot of wasted talent. This one isn’t on Rex and it’s time he put it on his team.

  54. rajbais says: Dec 24, 2011 10:58 PM

    No [bleep], Fat Boy!!!!!

  55. upyoursnfu says: Dec 24, 2011 10:59 PM

    Both Ryan brothers are fat loud mouth slobs, just like their old man. He couldn’t win as a head coach. Rex can’t win as a head coach and that fat hippy slob Rob won’t win as a head coach – if someone is dumb enough to hire him.

  56. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 24, 2011 11:12 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, but when a guy talks soooo big, and then fails, and owns up to the failure….and then continues to do it….

    It just makes ALL his words ring hollow. So at this point, “Clearly, I was wrong” isn’t manning up….it’s just more blathering.

  57. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 24, 2011 11:19 PM

    maddenwizkid says: Dec 24, 2011 10:51 PM

    Can anybody name some great fat coaches? Not good, great.



    You ever see the buttertits on Bill Parcells?

  58. kacapaco says: Dec 24, 2011 11:20 PM

    Jets aka Jerks stink.

  59. goblue714 says: Dec 24, 2011 11:24 PM

    If norv turner had coached the jets they would’ve won a superbowl.

  60. ultraback29 says: Dec 24, 2011 11:30 PM

    I think it’s unfair to say that Rex’s Jets have to beat the Giants in order to break out of their “Second Banana” status in the Big Apple. They’ll probably have to wait another 4 years till the next duel.

    Winning a championship is what it’s all about. That’s the real objective for the Jets. They’re asking too much out of Sanchez. And they don’t even utilize him right.

    Instead of forcing him to be a pocket passer, let him roll out and make plays like he did at USC. And instead of having playmakers at the WR position, they need to have them at TE and RB.

    The current approach is not one to be used for a defensive-oriented team with a game manager at QB, which is what Sanchez really is.

  61. jf203 says: Dec 25, 2011 12:03 AM

    scoops1 says:
    Dec 24, 2011 9:50 PM
    is Fireman Ed on suicide watch….

    he should be

    YOu are an ass..why dont you kill yourself….

  62. 1stngoal says: Dec 25, 2011 12:05 AM

    “Clearly, I was wrong…”


    Question: What do you call it when a man with a foot fetish, puts his own foot in his mouth???

  63. djaehne says: Dec 25, 2011 12:07 AM

    Rex is right. His fault. He chose the players, the plays the players played and the he sealed the
    jets fate by running his mouth. Rex isn’t that
    good of a coach, not that good at selecting his
    players. Oh they are big and bad, but they have
    no will to beat the team they are better than, for
    the next ten years. Rex, don’t you ever get tired
    of your line of BS?

  64. rodgerthat says: Dec 25, 2011 12:14 AM

    TxGrown says:
    Dec 24, 2011 8:18 PM
    ‘quadassio says: Dec 24, 2011 8:09 PM

    More like “ground and punt” offense.’ ————————————————————————————-
    I’ll go one better…..
    grounded AND pounded!

    You people need to listen better…. He said that he loves ground round…..

  65. mrpickled says: Dec 25, 2011 12:18 AM

    Rex=not as good as the hoodie. Rex=fat and stupid. Rex=second fiddle to pops!

  66. pfii63 says: Dec 25, 2011 12:27 AM

    Sing it with me…

    Y! E! T! S!


  67. randygnyc says: Dec 25, 2011 12:33 AM

    I must be rip van winkle. I cant believe ten years passed so quickly. Before you know it, Rex will be a defensive coordinator on a college sideline. Time sure flies when you’re having fun.

  68. jerruhjones21 says: Dec 25, 2011 1:12 AM

    And yet it will only be a few days at the most before you run your fat mouth again…

    He can’t help himself; he’s not only addicted to food but also to the sound of his own voice!

  69. maddenwizkid says: Dec 25, 2011 1:13 AM

    Parcells, great set of fun bags, yes, but I think madden has to be the best big guy now that I’ve examined my username thoroughly and the tuna can be second. Although I don’t think either one is great. BOOM!

  70. maddenwizkid says: Dec 25, 2011 1:19 AM

    Brandon Jacobs is pissed cuz he’s a jets fan. He was just elected to be the voice of the he can go back to sucking I hope he told him from one fat loud mouth underachiever to another it’s time to shut up soon the giants season will be over and the two of them can sit down at golden corral and talk like men

  71. maddenwizkid says: Dec 25, 2011 1:25 AM

    Oh and mark Sanchez played like taylor Martinez…. that’s bad!

  72. eknirb says: Dec 25, 2011 1:43 AM

    Rex and Sanchez….OVERrated.

  73. sd1024 says: Dec 25, 2011 3:18 AM

    Re: Ultraback. In case you don’t know this, the Jets do have a TE. His name is Dustin Keller. He can be found each Sunday having passes sail over his head or at his feet.

    A couple of other random thoughts…

    What in God’s name makes a fat, ugly man so arrogant and pig-headed? I mean, honestly…what?

    Speaking of the buffet-buster himself, I love the arrogant/elitist quote about Victor Cruz today after the game where Wrecks referred to him as “Jet Killer”. No, Wrecks, look around the league…the guy has over 1,300 yards and is headed for Honolulu. Victor Cruz isn’t a “Jet Killer”…he’s a “Pro Bowl WR that myself- and my team- didn’t take seriously enough”.

    The End.

  74. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 25, 2011 3:28 AM

    What’s getting lost in all of this stuff is that Rex Ryan is pregnant with Antonio Cromartie’s child.

  75. lroor says: Dec 25, 2011 4:44 AM

    I think rex’s moves are calculated and he intentionally makes an a** out of himself to take the negative attention off sanchez.

  76. jeepin08 says: Dec 25, 2011 8:04 AM

    caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Dec 24, 2011 8:18 PM
    “Clearly I was wrong.” Just add that to the list of things he was wrong about…

    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2009
    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2010
    “The Jets are gonna win the Super Bowl” – 2011
    “Mark Sanchez is a good QB”
    How long will this city put up with this windbag ?
    Does a whole lot of talking but never really says anything. This is EXACTLY why Baltimore passed him over for a headcoach position.

  77. bigbluelou says: Dec 25, 2011 12:22 PM

    His Royal Fatness is a d-bag. He has no respect for the game and is a sore loser like is father. His unprofessinal attitude will get him fired hopefully soon. He is false bravado. He likes to hear himself talk and talk is cheap. Enjoy the countless servings of Humble Pie. We know you have your own fork.

  78. lbcoach34 says: Dec 25, 2011 12:57 PM

    Big mouth – but at least he holds himself accountable – like a good leader should – a very often missed or over-looked attribute missing from many HC’s around the league

  79. bills4life says: Dec 25, 2011 1:47 PM

    someone tell me what the jets record was when rex took the team over (9-7). he has done nothing ….so what afc championship . all mouth to draw attention, its all getting old now. just like his team

  80. gingerkid2000 says: Dec 26, 2011 1:18 PM

    All I hear from Jets fans is how Rex Ryan got the Jets to the AFC Championship 2 years in the row. And as great as that is, you don’t sell merchandise strictly on that accomplishment. 3 things Rex has continued fail at doing is win the AFC East, win the AFC and just get to the Super Bowl to win that. Yet he continues to run his mouth over & over again, setting himself up for an amplified crash and burn. The fact that he hasn’t learned that in the past 3 seasons is why he’s a moron. If you are going to talk big you better be able to back it up. Otherwise it looks like false bravado and your credibility gets taken away. His mouth has hurt the Jets more than anything else, coupled with the fact that he obviously can dish out the trash talk but can’t take it, makes him & the franchise that supports him a joke. His willingness to engage in immature, fowl-mouthed banter is proof that he needs to grow up.

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