A rough season with the Jets has rattled Rex Ryan, apparently. The sailor-mouthed head coach has suddenly developed a distaste for unsavory language.
Ahead of Sunday 's game with the Patriots -- perhaps Ryan's last as head coach of the Jets against New England-- Ryan expressed disappointment at the cursing tirades by quarterback Tom Brady, which were recently captured on TV.
Ryan claims that the profane language disrupts his ability to evaluate the tape.
"I even take the TV copies of the games and I watch them, but to be honest with you, I couldn’t watch all of the game," Ryan said at a press conference. "I was offended by the language I saw. I was like, ‘Wow.’ I’m thinking, ‘Boy, that fine’s got to really be hefty because that’s one, two, three, four, five, of those bad boys I think.'"
Ryan's comments were surely made in jest, given the coach's own background with cursing. Most recently, the NFL hit him with a $100,000 fine for profanity the coach unloaded after his Jets beat the Steelers last month.
If anything, Ryan is likely upset that the NFL chose not to discipline Brady while the coach himself saw a lot of money taken from his wallet.
Of course, Ryan has a short memory when it comes to his own conduct. Asked whether he himself swears during games, Ryan played innocent.
"I don't think so," he said.