Ryan buries gameball against Patriots

By Marc A. Greenberg

How many times have you heard a head coach tell his team to forget about last weeks loss, and to bury it away?

Well, Rex Ryan literally meant it.

Ryan buried a game ball from the Jets Monday night loss to the New England Patriots alongside the Jets’ practice field during the teams first meeting since the loss.

“This morning (Ryan) made us get out of a team meeting and he buried a football in the ground along the sideline on the field and said, ‘Just forget about it, forget about this game.’ It was actually a game ball from Monday night,’’ Darrelle Revis said. “Rex said, ‘We’re burying this game and what happened Monday night, and let’s move forward.’”

“He told us to go outside and we were all saying, ‘What are we doing? Going on a field trip or something?'” Revis said. “The hole was right there, already dug, there with the dirt on the side and he threw the ball in the hole. It was a funeral for a game ball.

“That might be the best I ever saw, I never seen a coach do that. You usually hear a coach say, ‘Let’s bury this game.’ Rex actually buried it. Everybody was in shock, nobody said anything.’’