Crowder On Ryan: "I'd Have Beat The Hell Out of That Big Old Joker"

The spicy rivalry between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins just got a little bit hotter, moving into a bizarre category of trash talking: Coach versus Linebacker.
In the latest salvo exchanged between Jets coach Rex Ryan and Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder, Crowder didn’t take too kindly to Ryan saying, “I don’t know this Channing Crowder.  All I know is that he’s all tatted up, so I  guess I ought to be nervous about him.  If I was younger, I’d probably  handle him myself.”
In an interview with Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald after learning of Ryan’s remarks, Crowder didn’t seem too worried about his chances in a scrap with the big coach.
“He says he’d take care of me if he was younger?” Crowder said.  “I’d have beat the hell out of that big old joker.  Or if he really wants to get retro, my daddy or my uncle could have handled him.  Don’t get big.  Win with preparation?  Start watching some tape and learn who  your rival is.  Come on now.”
Crowder told the Herald that he’s enjoying the back-and-forth.
And it seems like Rex Ryan and his father, Buddy Ryan, are relishing the verbal jousting, too.
“It’s fun to ruffle feathers,” Rex Ryan said.  “I have no problem doing that.  I’m confident in my football team.  I’m confident in myself.  I’m confident in this organization.  I make no apologies for those statements I say.”
Crowder also took exception with Ryan claiming he hadn’t heard of him.
“Oh, Lord have mercy,” Crowder said.  “What’s wrong with  him?  Now he’s talking about preparation?  We play them twice this year.  If he wants to be prepared, shouldn’t he know the starting middle linebackers of his division rival?”

66 responses to “Crowder On Ryan: "I'd Have Beat The Hell Out of That Big Old Joker"

  1. LMAO…
    If Rex is anything like his dad…he’ll run his mouth all the way to mediocrity! But then again, he went to coach the jets so I doubt he’ll even make it that far.

  2. Channings got a point…i bet Tony Sparano knows just about every (practical) starting lineup up and down the division plus more..Probablly the draft picks also…REXXX YOU GOT SOME WORK TO DOO!

  3. Crowder is an idiot, but he has a good point here. People go around trying to use the “I don’t even know who that guy is” routine but it has been done and makes them look disingenuous. Such is the case here, and it is for the exact reason Crowder pointed out. Get a new insult. That one was played out years ago.

  4. Point Crowder; you probably should know the starting MLB of a division rival coach, especially if your keen on preparation.

  5. Rex Ryan’s “I don’t know who Channing Crowder is” smack talk is apparently too high brow for Channing “I don’t know what they speak in London” Crowder.

  6. Rex Ryan is going to go down as one of the worst ever. This guy is putting a bulls-eye on every one of his player’s asses. That’s not what a head coach is supposed to do.

  7. I’ll take Crowders father. If rex punches anything like his pops, I’ll take just about anyone. When Buddy punched Gilbridge in the face, he barely he budged, like father like son,both fat slobs.

  8. Looks like a intense battle for positions 3 and 4 in that division between Jets and Fins
    Bills flying under the radar … Patriots hopefully going back to the passing game which won them three rings (not the crap in 2007) … instead of this idiotic running up the score.

  9. O, Lord have mercy! What a worthless story. I ain’t never heard of this here Channing Crowder neither.

  10. Crowder what an idiot. Does he even know what language they speak in New York ? After his confusion regarding the UK last year, one has to wonder.

  11. An awful lot of talk coming out of these two teams, considering one guy plays on a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000, and the other guy is a rookie head coach who hasn’t coached a single game in the league yet, and whose team will be going on 5 years without a playoff victory.

  12. that’s assuming the guy who didn’t know where London was will actually be a starter again this year.

  13. The “Fat Guy in a Little Coat”(Ryan) is out of hand. How many NFL head coaches do you see out there threatening to fight an ILB on a rival team?
    Is Sparano going to meet Bart Scott at the “fighting tree” after school? No, you show an opposing player up by shutting them down and winning when you play them.
    I’d tell Rex to show some class, but everyone knows that there’s no point to putting lipstick on a pig.
    Stay classy Jets

  14. “Oh, Lord have mercy,” Crowder said. “What’s wrong with him? Now he’s talking about preparation? We play them twice this year. If he wants to be prepared, shouldn’t he know the starting middle linebackers of his division rival?”
    Well said Channing… the only thing he forgot to put in there was AFC EAST CHAMPION division rival…

  15. I never heard of him either.
    He’s a starter, huh?
    Maybe as a Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan never had to watch tape on opposing defenses.
    I don’t know, maybe that’s poor logic on my part.
    Anyways. I think it’s funny Rex said “All I know is that he’s all tatted up, so I guess I ought to be nervous about him.” Nice.

  16. Rex Ryan said he didn’t know Channing Crowder, not that he didn’t know who Channing Crowder was. I took that to mean he didn’t know Channing Crowder personally. Otherwise, how would he know that he is “tatted up”?
    Then again, maybe I’m wrong and Rex Ryan is an even sadder blowhard than I already thought. Freddie Mitchell did say in an interview before the Super Bowl that he did not know the names of any of New England’s defensive backs, which I believe is the reason why Belichick later said of him “He’s terrible. I was glad when he was in the game.”
    Here’s to Belichick making Rex Ryan look terrible exactly four times before the Jets look for a new coach.

  17. “It’s fun to ruffle feathers,” Rex Ryan said. “I have no problem doing that. I’m confident in my football team. I’m confident in myself. I’m confident in this organization. I make no apologies for those statements I say.”
    Can he come work for the Cowboys? What a breath of fresh air to have a coach who believes in himself and his team enough to talk smack. Wade is on his knees no matter if your talking about Romo or Brad Johnson. Have some nuts and criticize the people who deserve it. Also, I enjoy a trash talking coach. Let’s have more hate from the rivals and more love and support from the fans. This is football, not daycare. Somebody wins and somebody loses. (And some get the S kicked out of them like my boys against the Beagles) I miss The Ditka’s and Ryans.

  18. Even the Dolphins are above the XFL antics of Rex Ryan. Good news Jets fans, you’ll be picking in the top 10 for 2010’s draft.

  19. Channing Crowder is just mad because nobody outside of Miami knows who he is or what he looks like.

  20. You idiots!!!! The comment about not knowing who he is, stating that Crowder(mr. I didn’t know they spoke English in London) is a nobody. GEEZ people learn sarcasm!!!

  21. Obviously Ryan knows who Crowder is, but he was saying it in terms of he is no one special to game plan around, which is true, Crowder is nothing special sure he got over a hundred tackles but what else does he do. Not a great player and bold to say he should know who I am because Im the starting middle linebacker in his division, How does he know he will be the starter come September?

  22. (meanwhile)
    in a dark, dismal, underground hideout… Lord Bill Belicheat is preparing to wage war on the division with his new apprentice… Darth Brady.
    mwuuUWUHHAhahhaha!
    (end scene)

  23. I love that Ryan is dragging the simple-minded Crowder along like this. Are you people really this freakin stupid?
    And did he say “I don’t know who Channing Crowder is” or did he really only say that he “doesn’t know this Channing Crowder?” Thats a pretty big difference and makes Crowders comeback look as stupid as he is.

  24. afiresnake says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 12:38 pm -snip-
    “Bills flying under the radar …”
    They’re just gearing up for the TO show….

  25. Crowder won the round but could’ve finished the fight.
    Something like “Maybe it’s because I play defense………..is Rex aware he’s supposed to be coaching the whole team now?”

  26. This is still a non-story. On one side, you have Rex (watch me go down in flames) Ryan and on the other you have Channing (I’d better earn this new paycheck) Crowder. Neither of them mean squat to each other, they are never going to face off on the football field, and I doubt Ryan would ever meet up with Crowder off the football field (tats or not). Then again, he IS a Ryan so I guess all bets are off there. Personally, I wish Crowder would just shut up and worry about scaring Ryan ON the field.

  27. I can’t believe some of you tards think Crowder was serious when he joked about not knowing what language is spoken in London.

  28. Ryan is going to have a lot of crow to eat if the Jets don’t go all the way – and it doesn’t look likely given the competitive division and considering the inexperience at QB and talent at WR. and he just guaranteed that the Pats will run the score up big time on them. the NFL coaching fraternity will quickly turn on this idiot…if they haven’t already.

  29. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree….Who cares……It’s football and talking shit means shit…….It sure as hell beats ..Updates on where Favre’s family has booked hotel rooms……….

  30. What language do they speak in New York? Guido? Rex fits real well. Fat, Loud, Sloppy, and Self-serving. I bet you his dad gave birth to Rex after a sausage eating contest.

  31. It’s good to have a Ryan back in the NFL as a head coach! The Ryans don’t mind making @sses out of themselves for entertainment purposes. I live about 30 miles south of Philly, and Buddy was a constant source of humor, whether he knew it or not.

  32. “Bills flying under the radar …”
    Stumbling along the ground is more like it. Bills we be terrible again this year.

  33. BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Crowder is an idiot, but he has a good point here. People go around trying to use the “I don’t even know who that guy is” routine but it has been done and makes them look disingenuous. Such is the case here, and it is for the exact reason Crowder pointed out. Get a new insult. That one was played out years ago.
    ___________
    Played out by you Pats idiots, when Steelers safety Anthony Smith made his infamous guarantee. It was old then too, but Pats fans didn’t seem to mind then.

  34. Gotta love the Pats fans on this thread. I guess that their arrogance knows no bounds.

  35. the best thing Rex Ryan did was line Adalius Thomas up at corner across from Chad Johnson and told him to “put him in the water coolers.” he also lined him up at safety so that Hines Ward wouldn’t be so fearless over the middle. the competition with the Jets will get great; better than when Mangina was running the team and trying to be Belichick Jr.

  36. mqmorasch says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    You idiots!!!! The comment about not knowing who he is, stating that Crowder(mr. I didn’t know they spoke English in London) is a nobody. GEEZ people learn sarcasm!!!
    ————————————————————————————-
    GEEZ, can’t you learn sarcasm???!!! I am sick and tired of you idiots who think Channing was serious about the London comments. He is a Rhodes Scholar for crying out loud. Anyone who knows him (or of him), knows that he is the class clown in the locker room.
    BTW, anyone playing the Dolphins regularly knows him. He has been a starting LB (Weakside OLB in the 4-3, and now ILB on the 3-4) since 2005.

  37. For those saying Crowder “won” by pointing out the coach should know who the starting teams LB’s are… completely missed Ryan’s jab. Good job, idiots.

  38. @ TheDPR Thank you. Crowder is actually a very smart guy. The London thing was a joke. Why does no one see this?

  39. Scott305 says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    The “Fat Guy in a Little Coat”(Ryan) is out of hand. How many NFL head coaches do you see out there threatening to fight an ILB on a rival team?
    ————————————–
    At least it takes more balls than to threaten to fight a WR on another team… Ala Childress vs Williamson.

  40. Skimming through the comments, I see people who still think Crowder was serious when he said they didn’t know what language they speak in London. Wow.
    “Bills flying under the radar …”
    afiresnake, this is a rather generous way to describe a plane crash.

  41. bpenlandjr says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    mqmorasch says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    You idiots!!!! The comment about not knowing who he is, stating that Crowder(mr. I didn’t know they spoke English in London) is a nobody. GEEZ people learn sarcasm!!!
    ————————————————————————————-
    GEEZ, can’t you learn sarcasm???!!! I am sick and tired of you idiots who think Channing was serious about the London comments. He is a Rhodes Scholar for crying out loud. Anyone who knows him (or of him), knows that he is the class clown in the locker room.
    BTW, anyone playing the Dolphins regularly knows him. He has been a starting LB (Weakside OLB in the 4-3, and now ILB on the 3-4) since 2005.
    ___________
    Rhodes Scholar? Let’s not get carried away. Channing was a National Honor Society member in high school, not anything to scoff at but hardly equating to being a Rhodes scholar. Now Chad Pennington, there’s your Rhodes Scholar.

  42. Is EVERYONE on here f*ing stupid and doesn’t knwo what the hell sarcasm is??? He said that in regards of saying Crowder is a nobody!!! I just thought he was ignorant considering Crowder didn’t know they spoke English in London!!!

  43. Is EVERYONE on here f*ing stupid and doesn’t knwo what the hell sarcasm is??? He said that in regards of saying Crowder is a nobody!!! I just thought he was ignorant considering Crowder didn’t know they spoke English in London!!! Seriously people….

  44. i can’t believe this many people thought Channing was serious about that London comment. I mean it was obvious sarcasm if you watched the interview.
    he even said afterward he was kidding. And yes, he was an honor-roll student in high school. he’s a legitimate smart guy, not a “please pass me so i can graduate” football player.
    that said, i don’t know how smart it is to get into a pissing match with Rex publicly. i think it even reflects worse on Rex IMO, as he’s the coach and is held to a higher standard. Coaches shouldn’t get in pissing matches with players, period.

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