Rex Ryan has been incredibly outspoken since being named the Jets head coach prior to the 2009 season — particularly when it comes to talking about the Patriots.
While that didn’t change Friday during an interview with Fox 25 Boston’s Doug “VB” Goudie, the tone of his answers certainly did.
When asked how the Patriots, a team with 18 undrafted free agents, managed to make the Super Bowl, Ryan pointed to two major factors:
“[Tom] Brady and [Bill] Belichick. I think that’s the main reason right there,” he said. “Belichick, in my opinion, is the best coach — maybe he’ll go down in the history of the game as being the best coach. And Brady, if he wins the Super Bowl this week, it’s hard not to say he’s the best big-game quarterback of all time.”
That’s ertainly a far cry from the man who said he “never came here to kiss Bill Belichick’s rings.”
Check out the entire interview with Ryan in the video below.