Rex Ryan on Braylon’s “idiot” comment: I’ve been called a lot worse

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A week after calling the people who run the Jets “idiots,” Braylon Edwards was claimed by the Jets when the Seahawks waived him. You might think calling your future bosses idiots isn’t the way to get yourself a new job, but Jets coach Rex Ryan says there are no hard feelings.

“There’s a lot of comments that get fired at me, so I’m OK with them,” Ryan said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “He knows what I’ve always thought about Braylon. I’ve always been a big fan of Braylon’s because I like the way he plays. So I think that comment . . . There’s things privately where I’ve been called a lot worse from players.”

The Jets are expecting Edwards to play in Monday night’s game against the Titans, and Ryan said Edwards has been delighted to be back with many of the same teammates he had in his previous stint with the Jets.

“He’s extremely happy to be here,” Ryan said. “He’s hugging guys. He’s going crazy. I was happy to see him despite the obvious comment.”

With Edwards’ help, the Jets could still finish 9-7 and possibly contend for the final wild-card berth in the AFC. But if Edwards is anything other than a model citizen during these final three weeks of the season, the Jets will look like idiots for signing him.