Rex Ryan blasts media for bringing up his record against Patriots
Rex Ryan had himself a banner day on Thursday. After he was done dropping an S-bomb on live television, he held a conference call with the New England media. Rex wasn’t thrilled with the line of questioning, to say the least.
In particular, Ryan didn’t respond well when a reporter reminded him that his teams have lost eight of their last nine games against the Patriots. When Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com asked Rex why he was so irritated, he didn’t hold back.
“I just like the way you guys spin everything,” he said. “You put everything I say, you take whatever it is … Hey you guys put it out there the way you want to. I understand it. You guys that have covered this matchup for years and years, we got no business being on the same field. That’s what you said. I’ve lost seven of eight against them. So don’t talk to me. I’m sitting back here, I’ll answer your question whatever, but I don’t know why you even bother.”
Before that, Ryan became irritated when he was asked why he talks about the Patriots so much — even when his team isn’t going up against them.
“The only reason I talk about them is that they’re the No. 1 team in our division,” he said. “That’s where we want to be. I know you guys say I’m obsessed with them and all that but you guys are obsessed with them, not me. I want to beat them. But you’re the ones who talk about them every single day.”
Wait, so the New England media talks about the Patriots every single day? Strange.
We’d like to say Ryan was in rare form, but in reality it was more of the same. He is always worried about what the Patriots are doing, and you can see a perfect example of that here. In fact, Rex even crowned the Patriots the 2015 AFC East champions when he met with the national media on Thursday.
“Right now we’re second in the division,” he said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’re gonna do whatever we can. Does that give us the opportunity to win the division? No. They’re gonna win the division. I don’t see them losing four games. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see it happening.”
Monday night in Foxboro should be another fun one.