Oh Those Tabloids
NEW YORK--Rex Ryan probably can't run, and he definitely can't hide. At least not very well.
The embattled New York Jets coach, who somehow survived this week when GM Mike Tannenbaum was canned, was located in the Bahamas at a swanky resort this week by the New York Post. No problem there, given that the Jets didn't make the post-season, although the Post and other media outlets are in a snit over the fact Ryan hasn't had a post-season media session yet and won't until next week.
So nice detective work by the Post.
Then, as is the case in the highly competitive Manhattan market - and please, just shush the next time you want to suggest Toronto is a "tough" place for hockey players because of the media pressure - the New York Daily News did the Post one better.
It produced photos of a sunbathing Ryan today http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/myers-rex-marked-man-tat-pic-article-1.1232819. Not just any photos, but ones that clearly show a tattoo on Ryan's right bicep that appears to illustrate his wife in a suggestive posewearing nothing but a Jets jersey with Mark Sanchez's No. 6 on it.
I kid you not. And we in Toronto thought we hit the comic gold mine with Rob Ford.
Forget the general creepiness of the tattoo for just a moment. Rather, consider that the Jets were 6-10 mostly with Sanchez at quarterback, and mosty with Ryan insisting Sanchez should stay the quarterback week-after-week despite an abnormally high turnover ratio.
If you're Tim Tebow still confused as to why the Jets traded for you and then didn't let you play, this would supply some evidence that the coach maybe liked the other guy a little better, don't you think?
Hard to imagine how Ryan survives this mess on top of his lousy season in which he seemed to have few answers for the unfolding disaster.