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If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:40 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 8:03 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATED 8:01 p.m. ET: Norv Turner has decided he's not going to take any guff from the likes of Rex Ryan.

That's why he said this today after hearing about Ryan's statement:

"I hadn't seen his quote and I was a little bit surprised by the call. And then after I saw the quote, I didn't have a chance to ask him this, but I was wondering if he had those rings with the ones he's guaranteed the last couple of years."



Rex Ryan's a fiery guy. It also seems like he's the type of fella to hold a grudge; he makes no bones about the fact that he should have (in his mind) gotten the Ravens coaching job.

And in advance of the Jets matchup versus the Chargers -- make sure and check out Andy Benoit's Film Room preview here -- he had some interesting words about San Diego. relating to the job interview he had in 2007 for the San Diego gig.

Namely, Rex feels like if he'd landed the job when he interviewed for it in 2007, he'd have "a couple rings."

"Well, I think I would have had a couple rings," Ryan said on Wednesday, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I'm telling you, those teams were loaded."

This is interesting because it says, quite obviously, that Rex believes he's a great coach. (In case you didn't know that.) But it also somehow manages to simultaneously insult his own team, the Jets, as well as the Chargers current coach Norv Turner.

Turner took over in 2007 and hasn't won a Super Bowl with the Bolts -- Rex seemed to imply that Norv misused a slew of talent and somehow failed to win a Super Bowl. Knock on Norv all you want for his coaching ability, but it's insane to think Rex is correct in assuming he'd have won "a couple" rings in that time frame.

Which is probably why, about 15 minutes after making the comments, Rex rang up Norv to apologize for the remarks.

The bigger question is whether he's trying to use this statement to motivate his own team -- they beat the Dolphins on Monday but didn't look good doing it, and they could certainly used some improved play if Rex wants a shot at getting started on "a couple rings."

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Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:19 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

Yes, Rex if if if if.........if you coached better perhaps you would have won the last two AFC games. Come on, your Jets team has three wins. Against Dallas you were outplayed for 31/2 quarters then Romo implores. The other two wins came against two all star quarterbacks, haha.....Cade McGowen and Matt Moore. Anybody that watched that game Monday night saw players wide open all night against your self proclaimed all star defense. This week you are playing a top notch QB.......check your pants after Rivers lights it up....

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:01 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

I don't think it matters, the Chargers will probably blow out the Jets no matter what the fat clown says.  The Jets offense could do nothing against the Pats and Fins defenses, they're not about to do something against the Chargers who are actually better defensively.

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:21 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

This guy isn't the psychological genius that you media-folk like to think he is.  He isn't doing this as some strange ploy of motivating his team...  He's just an overweight, arrogant, middle-aged guy who thinks higher of himself than what his qualifications merit.  You find guys like this all over middle-America.  The only difference is, Rex is put on a national stage and has microphones shoved in his face.  He's not a genius...this isn't a psychological thing...he's just a windbag who overvalues himself.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:16 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

Probably motivating his own team, a couple of those guys are former Chargers.

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:17 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

Rex, STFU!!!!!! The only rings you'll ever get your hands on are those sold at fast food resturants you fata$$.

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:00 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

Fact is that the Chargers were loaded and just completed a 14-2 season.  Enter Norvell puppet of A. J.   Result, no rings.  What can you expect from management that booted Brees and a number all pro's out of town?  The average high school coach could have obtained the same results Turner/A.J. provided.   Until management changes, including the owner's son, San Diego will never get a ring.  

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:00 pm

If Rex coached Bolts he'd 'have a couple rings'

the rex ryan gasbag has already started hissing out it's putrid contents.
that's ok, 'cause no-one except rex himself and the NY media cares what he says.
keep on a'blowin' dude, and GO BOLTS!!!!!

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