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Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:43 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 6:44 pm
Turns out, Rex Ryan really didn't mean he'd have two championships if he had the Chargers' gig. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Jets head coach Rex Ryan seems unconcerned when his players -- including team captain, Santonio Holmes -- publicly pointed fingers at assistant coaches and each other when the offense sputtered, perhaps because Ryan's shtick is as much about brashness and bravado as what actually takes place on the field for 60 minutes each week.

During his first two years in New York, the Jets twice made it to the AFC Championship Game. This season, Rex's troops are 3-3, partly because the offense looks lost and the defense isn't as formidable as it once was. And while it may have no bearing on how the team performs, the sideshow distractions certainly can't help. The latest: Ryan telling reporters this week that "I think I would have had a couple rings" if he had gotten the Chargers' head coaching gig instead of Norv Turner.

That led the usually reserved Turner to wonder "if [Rex] had those rings with the ones he's guaranteed the last couple of years."  (Norv throws down the mic, walks off the stage to a standing ovation.)

This all happened Wednesday. On Thursday, Ryan apologized.

"It was me, it's all on me," he said. "I'm guilty. Absolutely … Obviously I wish this one never happened. It really was unintentional. I don't know what other word to use. I don't know what to even say."

Yes, because saying out loud "I think I would have a couple of rings" was an accident. It just slipped out.

(And look, we don't care that Rex said it, it's just weird that he's saying it was "unintentional." Backing over your kid's tricycle is an accident. Forming a thought and articulating it into words, for the media no less, is not an accident.)

After a dominant victory over the Dolphins on Monday night, the Jets look to repeat this week as they prepare to take on the San Diego Chargers.'s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this game. Watch the game Sunday on CBS at 1 PM ET. You can check out the Jets-Chargers Pregame here.

For the record: Norv has two Super Bowl rings -- both came as an assistant with the Cowboys. And Rex has one, when he was a defensive line coach with the Ravens.

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Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:36 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner


A moronic Jets fan....

Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:29 pm
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Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 10:25 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Onion rings, toes and a big mouth...guess who I am...

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 10:18 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner


Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

I hate to say this as a Jets fan, but, Rex, what are you thinking? Not only do you go and say you would have won a couple of rings with another, but than you take it back when we're about to play these guys? Rex, you've obviously forgotten what got us to the last two conference championships: being a nuisance for the opponents' psyche and making your players save your foot from your mouth on a week-to-week basis. I also noticed that this year when we went to New England that we didn't come to "kick their ass". Rex you've started something great here don't abandon it. I'd rather have you look stupid for false super bowl promises than being like...well, being like Norv Turner and having no ability to motivate your players

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Nice to see Norv Turner fire back.  Wonder if Rex needs some ice for that burn.

As a NY sports fan, I really dislike Rex Ryan.  Always over promising, making guarantees, trash talking and doesn't have a superbowl appearance OR a division title to show for it.  Once your first guarantee falls through, why make more?  

Enough of this guy already.

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:25 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Rex really shouldn't be taking back what he obviously felt. This is very Un-Rexlike. Is he getting soft ? Did Tannenbaum direct Rex to do this ? Rex needs to be concerned about why Plaxico Burress is a 3 million dollar piece of garbage. He is slow, he runs bad routes and is USELESS ! Once again, Edwards and Cotchery were great #2 and #3 WR's. The Jets do not lose the Raiders game or maybe even the Patriots game had those two still of been with the Jets. Sanchez had rhythm with them. The Jets offense is PAINFUL for me to watch with Plexy Glass (Good one Shannon Sharpe). He's making Sanchez look bad any way you slice it. Should of traded Burress to Denver for Brandon Lloyd.

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:25 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Next time Rex wants to open his mouth, he should insert his wife's foot in it instead.

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:23 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

Really? Last 10 years? Forget who represented the AFC in the 2003 Super Bowl?It is 2011 now so by my calculations, that is LESS than 10 years ago. Oh yeah, we've won three Super Bowls, how many have the Chargers won?

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:11 pm

Rex Ryan apologizes to Norv Turner

rex ryan is a fat bag of wind...
Takes one to know one, eh, crfunnies?  By the way, have the Giants' players stopped diving yet?

hey argo....has nandi been able to cover a 5th string wr yet? 

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