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Rex Ryan is glad the Patriots won’t be using the Jets’ practice facility


With the Super Bowl coming to New Jersey and the Jets not representing the AFC, the team representing the AFC will use the Jets’ practice facility.

That means it’ll be Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

“It could be worse,” coach Rex Ryan said at Monday’s Senior Bowl practice, via Brian Costello of the New York Post.  “It could be New England.”

Ryan reportedly was joking.  Deep down, however, he’s surely glad that the Pats won’t be invading the Jets’ space and then potentially winning an NFL title on the Jets’ home field.

“[I]t does put a little sting in you that golly, somebody is using our facilities,” Ryan said.  “That bothers you and it should bother you.”

It’s a common occurrence.  No NFL team ever has played a Super Bowl in its home stadium.  In early 1985, the 49ers came the closest, beating the Dolphins in Stanford Stadium.

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20 Responses to “Rex Ryan is glad the Patriots won’t be using the Jets’ practice facility”
  1. albion223 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:43 PM

    New York could host the super bowl for the next 10 years and they wouldn’t have to worry about the home team playing in its stadium…

  2. Wineshard says: Jan 20, 2014 10:47 PM

    I can just imagine the “gifts” they would have left in the toilets.

    Too bad though, BB had his camera primed for some inside “footage”. See what I did there? Poke at Rex too!

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 20, 2014 10:48 PM

    “It’s bad enough losing to them in the regular season, but you know when they come in here and wipe themselves with our practice jerseys, scrawl grafitti on the walls, pin up pictures of our wives and relatives in compromising positions… that bothers you, and it should bother you.”.

  4. provguard says: Jan 20, 2014 10:57 PM

    Please bring all the Jets so they can see how to play football….

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 20, 2014 11:13 PM

    So how much money for every time Peyton says “Omaha” during the rodeo party? And man did you see Wes crush that pinata? Just call it a lucky shot, even though he wasn’t wearing a blindfold and he hit the target square in the eyes, well it was in his striking motion lane perchance. The patriotic striped candy guts just represents a symbolic message. Such a classy and unflaggable kill.

    But don’t party too long Welker, Richard Sherman isn’t quite as sweet. And it’s harder to brand a salty snack, he’s aiming to invent a new level of bitter. You are the test subject.

    Hey I think I just found a great idea, I do the trash talking for Richard so it doesn’t come directly for him but gets the message across, and I don’t have to get within 10 feet of either of these guys that play in a league with somebody called Beast Mode!

  6. kd75 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:30 PM

    Yea. The Pats just might get jealous of that one 45 year old Lombardi Trophy in Florham Park.

  7. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:51 PM

    Wait… what about early 1985 and Stanford Stadium…. huuhhhh?

  8. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:54 PM

    Nevermind… 1984 Season.

  9. miamimike1 says: Jan 20, 2014 11:58 PM

    Based on the past records of the Jets I don’t think the JETS USE THE JETS TRAINING FACILITY. “JUST SAYIN”

  10. thekingdave says: Jan 21, 2014 12:04 AM

    Even if he was serious, who cares? That’s what rivalries are all about.

  11. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says: Jan 21, 2014 12:04 AM

    Why is he so upset? At least someone will be using his facility in January; it’s not like he will be anytime soon…

  12. helix828 says: Jan 21, 2014 12:59 AM

    Honestly, after seeing Rex on Hard Knocks, the funniest thing to me is seeing him use words like “golly” and “gosh” in interviews now.

  13. huthuthut says: Jan 21, 2014 3:11 AM

    Yes Rex, they “used your “facilities” and it “hurt”.

  14. myopiccoltsfan says: Jan 21, 2014 5:49 AM

    the 1979 season the LA Rams played at the Rose Bowl……sadly lost to the steelers. but thats about as close as you get to a home game

  15. ravenswhat says: Jan 21, 2014 7:10 AM

    Haha, this guy will never learn.

  16. bobwsc says: Jan 21, 2014 8:55 AM

    someday…someday he’ll be humbled enough to shut up.

  17. rahavort says: Jan 21, 2014 1:51 PM

    Wait I read this headline incorrectly. You mean the Patriots are glad they won’t be using the Jets practice facility

  18. seaeagle707 says: Jan 21, 2014 2:40 PM

    Wow!!! You mean the Broncos can go and be impressed with the facilities that Tebow used during his tenure as the back-up to the back-up to Mark Sanchez? How will the Orange be able to stand it? To be in the very rooms that their greatest QB ever, once used? It do boggle the imagination.

  19. bigbeefyd says: Jan 22, 2014 3:07 PM

    I wonder if Peyton and Brock will be fighting over who gets to use Tebow’s locker?

  20. bcgreg says: Jan 22, 2014 3:34 PM

    Why does he care? The JETS hardly use the Jets practice facility.

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