ESPN.com reports that Ryan actually broke down in tears following his team’s 28-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, at least according to some of his players.
“In his postgame address to the team,” ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini writes, “Ryan got so emotional that he actually cried, according to several players. He was everything in the locker room — mad, frustrated, urging. And harsh. According to players, he asked the pointed question, ‘When are you guys going to believe?'”
The Jets turned in another woeful performance on both sides of the ball — but especially on offensive — on the way to being shellacked by the Seahawks. New York fell to 3-6 with the loss, which has them tied with the Bills for last in the AFC East.
“A brutal loss,” Ryan understated when talking to reporters in his postgame news conference.
He wasn’t alone in feeling dejected following the latest Jets embarrassment.
“We’re all emotional,” linebacker Bryan Thomas said, according to ESPN.com. “If this doesn’t affect everybody, you don’t have a [expletive] heart.”
Ryan is a pretty emotional guy, which he has shown in a variety of ways over the course of his tenure with the Jets. However, if he can’t get his team to at least start being competitive, that tenure may come to a close very soon.
The Jets are back in action next week at St. Louis against the Rams.