If you had not noticed, Rex Ryan is a bit of a goofball, jumping out of planes and selecting backup linebackers at team captains, and he was at it again on Tuesday when he addressed the press wearing a Clemson football helmet.
Ryan’s son Seth serves as the holder and wide receiver for the No. 1 Clemson Tigers, which explains why Ryan is supporting them, although it does not explain why he felt the need to wear protective head gear to a non-contact press conference.
Jets safety Calvin Pryor was not impressed by the stunt.
The guy does anything for attention 😴— Calvin Pryor III (@star_island25) November 10, 2015
Ryan was made aware of Pryor’s comments at let everyone know the bad blood comes from the New York defender’s alma mater’s loss to Clemson.
Rex on Pryor's tweet: "He's right. What else am I going to do? Just stand up here. He's mad because Clemson put it on Louisville again."— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 10, 2015
This made Pryor laugh.
Ha— Calvin Pryor III (@star_island25) November 10, 2015
Once the coach took the helmet off he addressed the controversy over his selection of IK Enemkpali as a team captain for Buffalo’s Thursday game against New York. Enemkpali, of course, was cut by the Jets after breaking Geno Smith’s jaw in a locker room fight.
Rex: “So much was made of the captain thing. … I’m a little shocked. I don’t get everything. But I’m not going to change how we do things."— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 10, 2015
– Brendan Maloy