Some dogs look like their owners, and some players emulate their coaches. While Rex Ryan of the Jets has adopted a more restrained style in recent years (or at least year), his team’s first-round pick looks like a guy who will be making plenty of noise, like Rex used to.
“We don’t like Tom [Brady] at all,” safety Calvin Pryor told SNY, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. “When I first came here, that was one of the first things I heard about: We hate the Patriots, and we hate the Giants.
“That’s what everybody was telling me. We hate those guys, and I look forward to playing them this season.”
Pryor added that he has been encouraged by Ryan to make himself heard in order to get opponents “off their game.” It sounds like Pryor didn’t need an engraved invitation to initiate hostile chatter.
“I am who I am,” Pryor said. “I’m going to talk trash. I’m going to be myself. People who don’t like it are just going to have to get used to it.”
We’d been used to it from Ryan, until he clammed up once he realized that new G.M. John Idzik could eventually decide to hire a new coach. Apparently, Ryan will be talking vicariously through Pryor for as long as they both are with the team.