New York Jets HC Rex Ryan fired up by Mike Pettine

In a war of words that seemingly came out of nowhere Jets head coach Rex Ryan exchanged some blows today during their individual press conferences. The debate comes down to discretion with the playbook. Mike Pettine claims that Rex was not very discrete with the playbook and would hand it out left and right, mainly Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, and as a result Bill Bellicheck, head coach of the division rival New England Patriots, got a hold of the Jets playbook.

Perhaps Mike Pettine was trying to kick off spygate 2.0, but attacking Rex and the way he runs his team might not have been the best approach. Rex, in Rex-like fashion, fired back showing no love for his former defensive coordinator. Here are some of the quotes from Rex’s presser as reported by Kristian Dyer of the Metro New York Newspaper:

Clearly Rex was not amused! What Mike Pettine was trying to do isn’t clear. Perhaps he is trying to paint Rex in a bad light in the eyes of the Jets front office and ownership, or maybe taking out past frustration of working with Rex. Whatever the case may be Pettine might end up regretting this move as he already has his hands full juggling the many media frenzy’s the Browns will undoubtedly experience this coming season.

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  • Paul Newbold

    I would have to believe that every team in the league has at least the other teams in the divisions playbook, or parts of them anyway. This is really a non story. First at the rate players jump around the league, the information spreads, second within your division you play each team twice making it easy for an opposing HC to figure out the playbook, thirdly with the age of electronics, more and more film is available for analysis! Hell at home I will tape a game, just to break it down later. Just imagine what a professional football coach can do with tape! Freeze frame, rewind, playback, etc all become analysis tools for opponents. Let’s drop this silliness now before the media makes a big controversy out of this trash!

    • AC

      What a joke. Pettine would certainly not be a head coach without Rex. The year he called the defensive plays for the Jets was the worst in the Ryan era. Pipe down and try and reign in the Justin Beiber of football there, guyyyy.

      • RONBO19

        Good one buddy!