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Rex Ryan would make the Clemson trip again

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A year ago, Jets coach Rex Ryan took some criticism when he left town on the day of final roster cuts to attend the Clemson-Georgia game and see his son, a walk-on receiver at Clemson. This year, Clemson again plays Georgia on the day that final roster cuts are due, and Ryan won’t be making the trip.

But that’s not because Ryan has any regrets. In fact, Ryan told reporters today that he would make the Clemson trip over again, and the only reason he’s not going to the game this year is that his son isn’t going to the game either. Seth Ryan is nursing a broken collarbone and isn’t traveling with his teammates to Georgia, but if he were playing, his dad would be there.

“I am not going to discuss my situation and things like that,” Rex Ryan said. “But, it’s safe to say if my son was playing in the game I probably would have been there again. But he, unfortunately, is not on the travel team right now. He is still injured, so I am not going to go watch.”

On this call, Ryan is right: A quick trip to see his son isn’t dereliction of duty, it’s the right thing to do.

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29 Responses to “Rex Ryan would make the Clemson trip again”
  1. ufanforreal says: Aug 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    Rex sure did good losing weight almost as good at that as him and his team are at losing the games for their Div. titles.

  2. stankybossman says: Aug 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    Family over football 100% would do it if I were Rex

  3. titansbro says: Aug 29, 2014 7:24 PM

    Can’t blame him one bit. Kid will probably be going into the family biz at some point.

  4. glmore says: Aug 29, 2014 7:27 PM

    Six rings….but no winning seasons since 2011, no playoff wins since 2010 season, no rings since 2008 season…..watch out, you are becoming the modern day Cowboys.

  5. conspiracybrotherjones says: Aug 29, 2014 7:31 PM

    So did he get a cover up of that Sanchez tattoo???

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 29, 2014 7:38 PM

    There’s nothing wrong with a quick trip like that. It clearly means a big deal to him and it’s not like the nature of his job requires him to be around all the time.

  7. axx1 says: Aug 29, 2014 7:39 PM

    Clemson must have some sort of foot museum

  8. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM

    Best defensive coach in football and it’s not even close.

    #hatersgonnahate #iftheyainthatinyouanobody

  9. besploge says: Aug 29, 2014 7:47 PM

    Good for you, Rexy. Who cares what your critics say. Do the right thing for your family.

    And as a Steelers fan, I’m nauseated by the posters who incessantly boast about the Steelers’ past when it has nothing to do with the thread. We’re not all like that, honestly.

  10. gargamelsmentor says: Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    In 20 years, what will Rex remember….cut day or getting to see his son play college ball? That’s a no-brainer…..he made the right choice.

  11. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    Six rings? Oh yeah, that came up on the HISTORY channel.

  12. citizenstrange says: Aug 29, 2014 8:15 PM

    I think that Rex has an understanding with his employer and that it isn’t all about “results” or “wins.” I can’t explain it other than that. Nice work if you can get it.

  13. larams2016 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:19 PM

    Rex doesn’t know what he’s doing anyway. It doesn’t matter if he’s in the building.

    Best coach in the NFL, LOL!!!

  14. realskipbayless says: Aug 29, 2014 8:30 PM

    buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says:
    Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM
    Best defensive coach in football and it’s not even close.

    #hatersgonnahate #iftheyainthatinyouanobody

    Still gets torched by Andy Dalton every time he plays them.

  15. dlk47823 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:32 PM

    He;s the only coach to beat Peyton and Brady in consecutive playoff games in their buildings. And his QB was Mark sanchez. That’s coaching.

  16. irishlad19 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:39 PM

    Enjoy your time as a HC, Rex, and travel widely to begin the search for the next gig!

  17. j0esixpack says: Aug 29, 2014 8:42 PM

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but Rex made the right choice

    But he’s still a mediocre coach

  18. martybugs2 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:56 PM

    Rex you did the right thing.if these haters want to hate so be it!your family comes first period.you are the best defensive coach in the nfl….

  19. crappygovernment says: Aug 29, 2014 9:36 PM

    Treat Rex’s kid exactly like Rex treated Tebow. Fair is fair. Put him at punt protector duty to take cheap, extra hits.

  20. charger383 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:00 PM

    the decision on the cuts has already been made. Give Rex a little time to see his boy play

  21. pantherfan40 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:12 PM

    Rob ryan…… cut his hair? Oh wait…

    Adam sandler

  22. deacon85 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:49 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I think Rex’s football decisions border on lunacy. But taking off for less than half a day to go watch his son’s football game? Sounds reasonable to me.

  23. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 29, 2014 11:12 PM

    son plays for Clemson.. just another reason to hate this clown

  24. sewalters79 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:40 PM

    The Esso club is cool in Clemson

  25. lflib69 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:07 AM

    A hater (in football) is someone who hates what he can’t have….I don’t want a mediocre Team that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon..even if they do have a great D. So I don’t know where you guys are coming up with the word “hater” in your comments…pretty laughable.

  26. jacobk621 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:03 AM

    hey @dlk47823 ,,, you need to quit sniffing your socks and get your facts straight ,,, sexy rexy isnt the only coach to beat both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in their own house ,,, John Harbaugh of the Ravens did it 2 years ago with Joe Flacco as his qb ,,, the only difference is that Harbaugh went on to win the SB where sexy rexy didnt make it to the SB ,,,, now that’s really coaching !!!!!!

  27. gottalovecensorship says: Aug 30, 2014 8:32 AM

    A dad should always be with his son, in moments like these. No reason to question Rex for the last time he did it.

  28. billswillnevermove says: Aug 30, 2014 8:42 AM

    Biggest joke of a coach in the NFL……..about as bright as that drunk that use to play QB for them.

  29. timboslice81 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:13 AM

    This coming from a bills fan lol. Stop inbreeding dude!

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