Found October 06, 2011 on The Jets Blog:
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Rex Ryan and Wes Welker have a peculiar history.  While it sounds like the two are on good terms – and have been for years – it doesn’t keep them from having a fun and rivalrous relationship dating back to Ryan’s days in Baltimore. Welker’s roommate at Texas Tech was Jets volunteer assistant coach Mike Smith. All of them — plus Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine — have trash texted each other “for years,” Ryan said. Smith briefly played for the Baltimore Ravens when Ryan and Pettine were on the staff and then got into coaching after a nasty shoulder injury. Since then, Rex and Welker have been texting buddies, goofing on each other, especially come game week.  Welker very publcly poked fun at his friend Ryan last year, and it ended up in his getting benched by his coach for the start of the playoff game last year.  It also drew the ire of Rex’s players. Not willing to take any bait and get himself in the same predicament as his WR, Brady walked off the podium yesterday when a...
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