Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks the field during the pre game warmups against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan Defends Patriots and Bill Belichick...What?


Rex Ryan was definitely not happy having to answer questions about the allegations made by former assistant coach Mike Pettine that the New England Patriots may have a copy of his New York Jets playbook.

It seemed that in his comments Rex was more upset that his friend Nick Saban would’ve given his defensive playbook to Belichick and that the idea is preposterous. Ryan went on tin his press conference today about this subject in particular that the games they have played with New England have been decided on the field and that he isn’t sure what Pettine is going to gain from this information.

Weird enough Ryan seemed supportive of the Patriots’ innocence in this matter, which is rare coming from any members of Gang Green. Though I think it is more the circus that being the head coach of New York entails that is getting tiresome for Ryan.

He kept stressing during his conference that it feels like it is going to be a “oh here it goes again,” type of scenario, and I am sure he doesn’t want to deal with this as this offseason for New York has been more transaction heavy than drama heavy. Now they are in OTAs and the first act with the Patriots is starting well before opening night.

It looks as though Ryan wants this Jets season to be all about football, maybe something that he wasn’t as concerned with in his Hard Knocks appearance. Obviously the man cares about winning and to say he maybe but that on the backseat early in his Jets career is asinine, but something tells me that the Pats will have their hands full with the Jets this season, not just because of their new pieces, but because of a more no-nonsense approach by the coaching staff.

It does help that they have their playbook though.

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