After getting beat up by the Patriots on Monday night in New England 45-3 and having an airplane make fun of them, the Jets decided to do something about it. Head coach Rex Ryan led his team outside Wednesday for a meeting and officially buried a ball from the loss behind a goal post. Literally.
WTVD says “Ryan gathered his players around a hole in the ground, just off a grass practice field, and placed a football into the earth — a game ball from Monday night’s embarrassing 45-3 loss to the New England Patriots.”
Some of the players said the tactic worked as they didn’t just hear a coach figuratively tell them to turn the page, but literally saw him bury the game in the past. The story would have been much cooler if it weren’t a rip off of Bill Belichick.
Rich Cimini informs us that Belichick did the exact same thing after a 30-10 loss to the Dolphins in 2001. The Pats later went on to beat the Rams in the Super Bowl, and guess what? Rob Ryan — Rex’s twin brother — was on Belichick’s staff then. Rex may be funny, but he certainly doesn’t get points for creativity.