Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets stands on the sideline during their game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The New York Jets have a bye, and that means Rex Ryan won't be in front of the New York media for a few days.
Oh, no! The New York Jets have a bye this week, returning to action Nov. 6 on the road against the Buffalo Bills. What is the New York media going to do for the rest of the week without over-the-top quotes from Jets coach Rex Ryan to write about? This is a problem. I mean, New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin is not exactly a quote machine. And New York Rangers' coach John Tortorella isn't going to say things like "we sucked from head to toe" every time his team loses. And WFAN's Mike Francesa won't have any Jets to interview this week.
Rex did leave us with some fodder for discussion on Monday, for which we thank him.
Ryan Monday took a poke at the San Diego Chargers after Sunday's loss. Commenting on San Diego's Randy McMichael saying "The San Diego Chargers beat the San Diego Chargers," he said. "Nothing to do with the New York Jets," Ryan fired off a classic line from the movie 'Anchorman.'
"Stay classy, San Diego."
Ryan also left us with the fact that he has imposed a gag order on himself when it comes to the use of the word 'rings.'
"I will no longer say the word ‘rings' anymore. Because the ‘Kiss Belichick's rings', the rings here with San Diego. All that kind of stuff so I'm not going to use that word anymore. No more of those things. I get crushed every time I say it," Ryan said.
Ah, but where is the fun in that, Rex?
Ryan did, though, also show a little glimpse that two straight victories -- following a three-game losing streak -- have brought a little swagger back to the Jets.
"We're going to be tough to beat. There is no doubt," Ryan said. "We'll make our run. We're 4-3. We're behind where I thought we'd be, but we still have a lot of football in front of us and we're playing teams that we have to beat."
So, everybody, time to catch your breath for a few days. Rex will be back. And we are 100 percent certain whatever he has to say won't disappoint us.