Jets coach Rex Ryan followed up a “nightmare” of a 49-19 loss to the Patriots Thursday night with a somewhat confusing press conference call Friday morning.
Ryan revealed he didn’t know quarterback Tim Tebow had two fractured ribs until Wednesday of this week, 10 days after Tebow claims he initially suffered the injury in a loss to the Seahawks. Tebow was dressed for the Patriots game but did not play a snap.
Ryan’s statement that the Jets offense is improving and his handling of others questions left many members of the media shaking their heads as to just what his answers meant:
On a conference call, it is impossible to tell if Rex Ryan was wearing a tinfoil hat.—
Jane McManus (@janesports) November 23, 2012
Ryan said he spoke briefly with Jets owner Woody Johnson, who left USA Today reporter Mike Garafalo confused during a postgame enounter:
Johnson realized it was a reporter asking for his reaction. So he gave it. Sort of.
“Grrrrr-mmmph-aarrggh!” he said and walked behind a screen, away from a gathering crowd of media