Rex Ryan Says He'll Change Tattoo If Mark Sanchez Keeps Sucking
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan shocked fans last week when he was photographed in the Bahamas rocking a tattoo of his partially naked wife clad only in a Mark Sanchez jersey, but if the love-him-or-hate-him blowhard is to be believed, heís not opposed to changing a portion of the ink in the future. More specifically, heís not opposed to altering the number if the recently benched Mark Sanchez doesnít get his shit together and start playing like a real quarterback.
Hereís what the always quotable Ryan had to say during his end of the season press conference earlier this week, as per TMZÖ
"Obviously, if Sanchez doesnít play better, that numberís changing. Thatís a given."
Rex claims heís had the tattoo for several years and it hasnít affected any of his on the field decisions. That may well be true, but if the Jets donít show quite a bit of improvement this season, he could well have to change more than the number on his wifeís jersey. He might need to try and change the color and the team logo.
If nothing else, this tattoo shows the good and the bad of Ryan. Heís a man intensely committed to winning and intensely confident in his long-term vision, confident enough to tattoo his teamís jersey on his body. Unfortunately, heís also a man who does impulsive things like get tattoos of his scantily-clad wife and joke about the situation at press conferences. Hereís to hoping Jets fans are able to see more of the good in Rex this season than the bad.