Rex Ryan on Loss of First Pick: Real Fans Want to Win


Observed and heard in the New York Jets’ locker room after their 16-11 victory against the Tennessee Titans:

No apologies: The victory probably cost the Jets their chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick — presumably, Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota. They dropped from fourth to sixth in the current draft order, no doubt infuriating fans who want them to “Suck for the Duck.” Rex Ryan’s candid response?

Jets coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media after a 16-11 road win vs. the Tennessee Titans.

“Tough you-know-what,” he said. “Real fans — real Jet fans — want to win. It doesn’t matter what pick you get or whatever. If it were Peyton Manning out there, I could understand it, but I don’t think Peyton Manning is out there. But either way — you know what? — we’re going to fight every game. We’re going to fight next week, too, against New England, and we’re looking forward to it. Jets fans want to win. Are you kidding me?”

via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York

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