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Ryan Upset at Ravens Uniform Choices

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This article caught my eye from the Baltimore Sun

A sharp-tongued Rex Ryan might have provided a Ravens rookie with some extra motivation.

Toward the end of his news conference Monday, the New York Jets coach was talking glowingly about the Ravens’ defensive tradition when he mentioned former defensive end Michael McCrary.

“I am disappointed that they gave his jersey to some rookie who hasn’t proven” anything, said Ryan, using an expletive. “Excuse my language.”

With a big grin, Ryan looked over at senior director of public relations Bruce Speight and said, “Sorry, Bruce.”

McCrary, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who retired after 2002, wore No. 99 — which was given to second-round pick Paul Kruger.

I understand that Ryan was a part of the Ravens organization for about 10 years and that he has a fondness for his former players. It’s hard not to like Michael McCrary who during his tenure in Baltimore was a hard nosed Defensive End who just kept coming at you until his knees finally gave out.

But why would he make a comment about the choice of uniform numbers for a team he isn’t involved with anymore? Is he angry that Lardarius Webb is using Chris McAlister’s #21 as well?

I’d think he have plenty of other things to keep him occupied. Like maybe making sure that his boasts of how no teamĀ  will run on his defense will actually come true. The Rams ran for an AVERAGE of almost 7 yards per clip three days ago.

It’s pre-season so I just have no idea if he’s trying to get a shot in on somebody or if he just says whatever pops into his head.

Bottom Line Rex, worry about your own team. You have plenty to be concerned about.

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One Response to “Ryan Upset at Ravens Uniform Choices”

  1. mindpinball says:

    …like who will be playing on the defensive side of the ball with the suspensions for week 1…

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