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Rex Ryan: Jets’ 7-6 win over Cardinals was “a beautiful game”

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If you watched the putrid offensive display in New Jersey on Sunday and thought Cardinals-Jets was a terrible game, Rex Ryan would like a word with you.

Ryan said after reviewing his team’s 7-6 victory that he thought it was actually a great game. Just like he thinks of every game his team wins.

“I know it’s been described as ugly and all that stuff but any time you are one point better than the opponent or 30 points better, it’s a beautiful game. I thought that was a beautiful game. Obviously, anytime you find a way to get a win,” Ryan said in comments distributed by the team’s PR staff.

Ryan praised the Jets’ defense for giving up just two field goals, one set up by a Cardinals fake punt and the other set up when the Jets fumbled in their own territory.

“I thought the defense was, that’s about as good as we’ve played in a long, long time,” Ryan said. “Statistically, they had that 40-yard fake punt, I don’t know what that would’ve given them had we had prevented that, but it was really a great game on defense. The 0-15 on third down obviously was huge for us. We’ve been struggling at getting off the field on third down and we came up big.”

The Cardinals had just five first downs and less than 100 yards of offense, aside from that fake punt, so Ryan has a right to be proud of the way his defense played. Of course, it helps that the Cardinals were playing a rookie quarterback, Ryan Lindley, who is — to put it bluntly — terrible. Ryan may see beauty in shutting down an opposing offense, but it’s safe to say this one won’t be immortalized by NFL Films.

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23 Responses to “Rex Ryan: Jets’ 7-6 win over Cardinals was “a beautiful game””
  1. clownsfan says: Dec 3, 2012 8:00 PM

    This guy is absolutely oblivious.

  2. tommccrossin says: Dec 3, 2012 8:01 PM

    I think a lot of people are gonna give him flack for this. But any time you hold an NFL team to 6 points you gotta be happy about something

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 3, 2012 8:06 PM

    This guy is such an idiot, how in the world he is where he is will always be a mystery to me. Well, I guess one just has to look at the owner then maybe it makes more sense.

  4. bcfalcon says: Dec 3, 2012 8:10 PM

    they played one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, who also is a rookie. He probably still believes the jets have a good shot at a superbowl ring.

  5. ancylostoma says: Dec 3, 2012 8:11 PM

    @tommccrossin

    Dude, it was Arizona..

  6. patsfan22 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:14 PM

    I think a lot of people are gonna give him flack for this. But any time you hold an NFL team to 6 points you gotta be happy about something

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    The quarterback that played against them has no business starting in the NFL… or for most D1 college teams.

    I have never seen so many wide open receivers missed, even when Lindley had time to throw.

    That being said, a win is a win and congrats on keeping your playoff hopes alive but if I was Ryan I’d keep my mouth shut and just be thankful.

  7. caseyanthonymunoz says: Dec 3, 2012 8:19 PM

    Two great defenses playing a low scoring, hard hitting football game is one thing. But two bad teams with horrendous offenses is completely different. When a QB drops back and just throws the ball into the ground, it isn’t great defense…its just lousy football.

  8. rhrndesigns says: Dec 3, 2012 8:19 PM

    I think any game is a good game coming off of that Thanksgiving game agains the Patriots…

  9. stevenfbrackett says: Dec 3, 2012 8:21 PM

    Lately whenever Ryan opens his mouth it sounds like he is interviewing for his next job.

  10. stoutfiles says: Dec 3, 2012 8:23 PM

    If Lindley is terrible, how bad does that make Sanchez?

  11. thepolitepunk says: Dec 3, 2012 8:26 PM

    You keep using that word. I do no think it means what you think it means…

  12. Canyonero says: Dec 3, 2012 8:29 PM

    A win is a win, gotta give coach Ryan that much.

    But that was not a beautiful game from any angle, for anybody, for any reason.

  13. rr2000k says: Dec 3, 2012 8:29 PM

    Do they drug test coaches? They should!

  14. jpb12 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:29 PM

    Rex is proud of HIS defense… He is a defensive coordinator.

    Period.

  15. detroitsports1234 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:30 PM

    Jets will be laughing at all of you when they make the super bowl

  16. twfur says: Dec 3, 2012 8:42 PM

    Rex will be lucky to finish the year as the coach.

  17. tincansailor981 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:47 PM

    Rex is an idiot

  18. dkrauss93 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:47 PM

    lol. um what rex?

  19. rcali says: Dec 3, 2012 8:49 PM

    Will he be this positive when he gets canned? I guess he should as he gets paid either way.

  20. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 3, 2012 8:59 PM

    It was beautiful the same way the WNBA is beautiful.

    Yikes.

  21. jerruhjones says: Dec 3, 2012 9:51 PM

    How do the Ryan’s stay employed in the NFL?

  22. j0esixpack says: Dec 4, 2012 12:00 AM

    It’s probably not a stretch to imagine that a guy sexually attracted to feet could see the beauty in an ugly 7-6 football game.

  23. djwhite33 says: Dec 4, 2012 5:59 AM

    Someone should have asked him if it was as beautiful as his wife’s feet.

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