Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/3/12
Rex Ryan joined thousands of New York Jets fans who cried in their beers Sunday after the team's season came to a monumental halt. The day after the Jets were officially eliminated from the playoffs, the once-boastful coach humbly stood in front of his team and tearfully told them: "We must become one again."According to the New York Post, the Jets head  coach stood in front of his players at a meeting and "pleaded" for a return of team unity and got so emotional his eyes welled with tears. "I'm Irish," he said after the meeting. "It's hurtful.  I'm extremely prideful.  I want to be the best.  I want to win.  Sometimes it comes out like that." Ryan had lots of reasons to let the waterworks fly. All the high hopes the bold Ryan tried to sell his players and fans before and during the season— after making the AFC Championship game two years running— fluttered away like a Mark Sanchez pass. The "player's head coach" lost control of his team and it came to a head when Santonio Holmes— a team
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