Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/28/11

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Rex Ryan addresses the media during a press conference after being introduced as the new Head Coach of the New York Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on January 21, 2009 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
“And as far as Brian Schottenheimer’s concerned, we’ll just keep working side by side, shoulder to shoulder, and we’re trying to find a way to beat Miami. I have confidence in him. I have confidence in all of our coaches. It’s just that we have to find a way to get it done.” When I first read these words, I thought that they were the ramblings of a mad man. After all, how could anyone that is sane or even remotely knowledgeable about this sport honestly say these things? Clearly, they had to be the words that belonged to be someone who escaped from some sort of institution or at least belongs in one. Upon further investigation, I was very troubled to discover that this was said by none other than the biggest mouth in New York sports, Rex Ryan, during his Monday conference call. I quickly formulated my next theory…that Rex dipped into some leftover holiday spiked eggnog. So to confirm this, and frankly for my own amusement, I decided to listen to the conference call myself. Nope, he was sober and his inflections implied that he was not being sarcastic at all. So after living through this season, [...]
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