New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters this week that he "guarantees" a better performance on Monday against the Chicago Bears than the team's last primetime home game, the infamous "butt fumble" game.
In the Jets' game against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving night in 2012, then-quarterback Mark Sanchez ran right into the posterior of offensive guard Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which the Patriots returned for a touchdown in their eventual 49-19 win.
Ryan didn't address the butt fumble itself, but did promise the Jets would play better on Monday night.
"Yeah let’s hope that doesn’t happen again -- yikes," Ryan said. "It won’t be hard to show better than that. I will guarantee we play better than that. Talk about going out on a limb. That’s true, though, that was horrible."
New York is 1-1 to start the season. The Bears are also 1-1.
- Ben Estes