Jets coach Rex Ryan has succeeded in changing the mind of center Nick Mangold.
Mangold is leaving training camp to head to London to watch his sister, weightlifter Holley Mangold, compete in the Olympics, according to CBSSports.com.
A Pro Bowl player and a longtime team leader, Mangold previously said he wouldn’t feel right about leaving his teammates behind, and therefore he wouldn’t leave Cortland for London. But Ryan has been saying for months that he’d try to convince Nick to go, and on Wednesday Ryan said he thought he was getting Mangold to reconsider.
“I am laying the guilt trip on him and everything else,” Ryan said. “You know what? His teammates understand. I think they are pushing him as well. It is not just me.”
Apparently the guilt trip worked, and Mangold will be there to see his sister.