Jets Makes Coach Rex Ryan Cry

Rex Ryan, the head coach of the New York Jets, is intense. He's been a defensive line coach and defensive coordinator. He's big, angry and yells. A lot. He says things like, "I didn't come here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings." So, why was he crying in front of his team on Monday?

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... Jets coach Rex Ryan, with his team gathered before him for the morning meeting yesterday in the wake of the previous day's devastating 24-22 loss to the Jaguars, delivered an impassioned speech to his players that was so emotionally-charged it brought him to tears.

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The memorable moment simultaneously stunned his players and made them want to run out of the auditorium right then and there and board the bus to Foxborough, Mass., for Sunday's last-stand game against the Patriots.

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"He didn't bash us at all; he was just very emotional . . . he was crying," right tackle Damien Woody told The Post. "Rex believes in our team so much I can't even put it into words and it would be a shame if we didn't capitalize on our opportunity."

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Ryan also cried after they got their first win of the season, at Houston, but this time, there were no tears of joy -- the Jets have lost five of their past six games. Darrelle Revis later said, "I was a little upset to see him that way."

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There was seemingly something sincere and honest when Dick Vermeil cried. But when Ryan cries, it feels ... awkward. I wonder what his dad would think.

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