New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was fired Monday morning by owner Woody Johnson after six tumultuous seasons at the helm.
Despite his recent struggles, Ryan was beloved by most of the media in New York, and more importantly, the players loved having him around the team.
But with his tenure in New York over, it was time for Ryan – never at a loss for words as a coach – to say goodbye to the players that he cared for so much.
In likely one of the more memorable farewells made by a coach, Ryan showed, rather than told, his players his appreciation for them.
Rex told his players that he had spoken so much thru the years. Now, he wanted to leave his players with images of them making plays for him— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 29, 2014
Well played, Rex. Well played.
- Jack Jorgensen