Moving on from feet, Ryan stuck his foot in his mouth when he took a shot at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during a week in which the Patriots and Jets weren't playing. In praising Colts QB Peyton Manning prior to a first-round playoff game, Ryan said, "There's nobody like this guy in the league. Nobody studies like him and all that. I know Brady thinks he does." The next week, when a reporter told the coach that Brady didn't watch the Jets-Colts game, Ryan said, "Peyton Manning would have been watching our game." Brady took the high road in his response: "I don't think anything people say bothers me over the years."