Well, it appears former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is at it once again.
Over the years, Ryan has publicly stated his displeasure with former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith from the Jets drafting him, to his play on the field, and much more.
During Smith's time in the Big Apple, he was involved in an altercation with teammate IK Enemkpali and was punched in the jaw, forcing Smith to miss several weeks. Not long after, Ryan was fired by the Jets and hired to be the Buffalo Bills' next head coach. Not only did Ryan sign Enemkpali but he made him a team captain for just one game, against Geno Smith and the Jets on Thursday Night Football. Quite the classy move, right?
That was one of many shots that he has thrown at Geno since stepping into an analyst role with ESPN. Back in April, Ryan appeared on First Take and the topic was about how folks say Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would have been just as successful without Tom Brady. Ryan's take? "Give him Geno Smith ... and let's see how many Super Bowls he would have won."
Saturday morning, Ryan appeared to take another subtle jab at Geno on NFL Countdown because if he has the opportunity to sneak it in there, why not? That's the way he operates.
The crew discussed how Green Bay's Matt LeFleur has had a lot of success in his first two seasons as a head coach. Tim Hasselbeck made the argument that even with a great QB, it's still impressive to have a 26-6 record because of all the pressure that comes with it.
Ryan chimed in and said, "I don't know about coaching a great quarterback. I would have liked to."
Knowing Ryan's history with Smith, it seems like that comment was directed toward him and not Mark Sanchez, Tyrod Taylor, or any of the other quarterbacks he's coached over the years.
The drama never ends with Rex Ryan.
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