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Everything that is wrong with the media outrage over Rex Ryan going to see his son playing at Clemson can be summed up in one sentence written by Mr. You Can’t Boo New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta.
By all accounts, Ryan has been a great dad, but sometimes the job must take precedence.
Story should be over right there.
Ryan won’t be able to attend any of his son’s games during the rest of the season. He had one opportunity to do so and since his kid is a walk-on who knows if he ever makes it to his second year on the squad.
He made a fatherly decision and if you think he should be crushed for that, then you are just another skiptized media member or fan who like to turn something out of nothing.
Is it unusual for coaches to not be in the facility on a cut down day? Yes, but is it unprecedented? Absolutely not and for people to rag on Rex Ryan about that is ridiculous. It would be different if he went to a strip club or caught with a DUI.
He went to see his son play football. NFL teams are always talking about family first, well this is a case where it wasn’t just lip service from the head coach.
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The last several months, Rex Ryan has taken a lot of crap from media and the fans. Rightfully so. You cannot flap your gums as much as Rex did in his first few years, bragging and boasting your way to two AFC Title game appearances, and then not have to also answer for the failures of your football team, especially when you then decide to zip your lip. He is the captain of the ship...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan defended his decision to spend Saturday at Clemson University with his son while NFL teams made cuts to set their 53-player rosters.
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Rex Ryan has taken some brutal criticism from the New York media for taking the day off on Saturday to attend his son’s game at Clemson amid cuts to get the Jets roster down to 53.
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