Revis: Rex ‘Didn’t Know A Lot Of Things’ Plaguing Jets’ Locker Room

NEW YORK (WFAN) — As the Jets’ locker room burned, coach Rex Ryan played his fiddle?

That’s the picture cornerback Darrelle Revis painted Thursday when he admitted Ryan wasn’t totally clued in to the issues breaking apart Gang Green.

“After the season, we talked,” Revis told the NFL Network after Pro Bowl practice. “Basically, he didn’t know a lot of things that were going on behind the scenes. It was just so much stuff. I’m really not going to get into it because some of the stuff is real deep. But he didn’t know a lot of the things.

“He wanted people to say things to him, but obviously it didn’t come out. It came out on the field.”

Last week, Ryan told WFAN’s Mike Francesa that he regretted not having more of a feel for what was happening off the field, particularly as tensions started to rise in the locker room.

LISTEN: Rex Ryan with Mike Francesa

“I need to be more involved,” Ryan told Francesa, “more hands-on.”

He added: “I know we can get this team back.”

Revis said the team should have a conversation as soon as they’re assembled for organized team activities.

“When we come in there in OTAs, just have a player meeting,” Revis said. “The leaders need to step up, talk to everybody in the building and say, ‘Hey, man, look. This is our goal this year. This is what we need to accomplish.’

“Let’s not get into the bickering or the frustrations, because it brings a team down. We failed. We failed.”

Do you think Rex will be able to repair the locker room? Sound off below…


  • Curmudgeon

    Just another example of how Rex is more concerned about his personality and not about his team. When has he ever paid attention to the details?

  • ..

    When a head coach does not have a handle or control of what’s going on he’s usually fired

    “Did not know Holmes was removed from the game”

    “Did not know Sanchez had thrown so many passes (61)”

    “Did not know what was going on with the players”

    Those who believe Rex is the one to lead the Jets you’re mistaking when he himself has no idea of what’s going on with his own team on the field or in the locker room. It’s the dumb & blind leading the dumb.

  • Wes Stroud

    This is the beginning of the end for Rex.

  • Jim

    ClueLess Owner, loves Clueless Coach…… a great defensive mind in the world of football, but not the sharpest knife in drawer. How can a football coach be considered good if he doesn;t know about the general decay of his team’s chemistry. Jets are a Joke we are in for a bumpy ride.

  • Robert Middlebrook

    I would buy a whole case of PEPSI MAXX if they bring the JETS commercial to the SUPERBOWL. I mean this is the ONLY way J_E_T_JET fans will see their team in the big one, the losers!

    • Rex need to move on.

      Pepsi certainly hitched their wagon to the wrong horse on that one.

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