A New Rex

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June 12, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks before New York Jets Minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

For the past three seasons it was a given that Rex Ryan  would give some memorable quotes for the news papers and hold some colorful press conferences for ESPN and all other TV outlets to show. I mean let’s face it from the very first time Rex took the podium as the head coach of the NY Jets he started turning heads. A mere few minutes in Rex referenced meeting the President and not kissing Bellicheck’s rings. In his press conferences since Rex spoke about not being anyone’s little brother in NY. He in an innocent way called out Norv Turner last year by saying that he would have a few rings if he had coached that Chargers team Norv has. He dressed in a wig and a pillow to mimic his twin brother before he played his Cleveland Browns team in 2010.  He has said that he feels that Peyton Manning is the best QB be in the NFL, all the while Rex faces Brady at least twice a year. Rex brought in a new attitude for this team. But the attitude can grow old if it is not backed up. 2009 the team was the surprise of the league. Some say they backed into the playoffs, I look at it differently. I say they had enough wins to get in, did not matter what anyone else did to allow them to get in. They beat a good Bengal team in the Wild Card round and beat a better Charger team that won 11 in a row prior to the playoffs. They then went into Indianpolis and were beating the Colts until Manning did his magic. 2010 again the Jets made a nice run, but I think they left everything on the field in New England in the divisional round and were basically out of gas for the Steelers game. Ironically it was the week leading up to the Steeler game that Rex went from brash talking to giving the Steelers compliments. It was almost as if he did not want to get that Steeler team mad. But in the end I think most of the fans liked the way Rex handled himself with the media.

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