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Rex Ryan opens mouth, inserts foot (pun intended)

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  January 6, 2011 03:02 PM

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The Jets' answer to Eddie Murphy, Rex Ryan, chose today to take a needless swipe at Tom Brady as he praised Peyton Manning.

Ryan's Jets face the Colts in Indianapolis on Saturday night in a wild-card matchup, and in his press conference today was asked about Manning's ability to serve as his own offensive coordinator on the field.

Ryan launched into a fawning description about Manning being one of the greatest to ever play the game (can't really argue with that part), but then brought Brady into the discussion.

"There's nobody like this guy in the league. Nobody studies like him and all that. I know Brady thinks he does and all that stuff, but I think there's a little more help from Belichick with Brady than there is with Peyton Manning. I mean, [former Colts offensive coordinator] Tom Moore has done a great job with him forever, [Jim] Caldwell and Tony Dungy and things like that, but it's Peyton Manning. That's who it is," he said.

Apparently Sexy Rexy has forgotten that when last he saw Tom Brady, Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns against his defense. Safe to say Brady had studied for that game...

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